So, I thought I'd share a few ground rules to help you get yourself out of any messy make up situations you may get yourself in to (like I found myself in this weekend!)
- The first rule is NEVER EVER get a tissue or towel and wipe it. ALWAYS get the hoover out and use it to hoover up and loose bits of make up. 99% of the time you are now left with half the mess you got yourself into!
- Next, resort to nail varnish remover and cotton wool. Believe it or not by dabbing the nail varnish remover on the stain slowly, trying not to rub in the stain but remove it (NOT vigorously rubbing because you're hot and flustered at the fact you have a horrible stain in your cream carpet - talking from experience, see pictures below). You will be so surprised how well this trick works.
- Lastly, get the hoover out again and now you can hoover the area vigorously until you are left with a slightly less messy looking carpet!
Now, I can't guarantee the stain will come out completely but over time the more you hoover the more the stain will go away. Well, at least I hope so or I'm left with a rather odd looking patch on my carpet!
If all else fails I recommend you get yourself a nice new rug or a fancy plant to cover it up!
Who else has got themselves in a messy make up + carpet situation before? Any tips for getting rid of it?