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5 Beauty Fixes That Don't Require Power or Water

In the wake Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of thousands of people still don't have power. We know firsthand how hard it has been to try to shower, work, look presentable, etc., in the aftermath of this "perfect storm." While many have been able to relocate to higher and drier ground, we know a lot of people who can't and are either sticking it out sans power, or living out of a suitcase. Luckily there are a lot of options out there to keep yourself looking neat and clean when you have to go back to work that don't require power or even water.

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Dry Shampoo:

This is a miracle product and there are tons out there. All you have to to is spritz, wait a few minutes and brush out. Here are our four favorites:

Face wipes:

All-in-one makeup removers/face wipes can get your makeup off, plus deliver a dose of moisture and active skincare ingredients.

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Cordless Hair Tools:

There aren't any battery operated hair dryer options because the power requirement is too large. However, once you air dry your hair, you have a few options for both curly or straight styling, no power required.

Stuff That Lights Up:

Why don't more beauty products come with built in lighting? Luckily we found a decent-sized light-up compact. (


When all else fails, stick your hair in a ponytail. The fall 2012 and spring 2013 runways were full of them, often sleek and slick on top. Here's a handy how-to for many styles.