Sunday, July 23, 2006

Out, Out Darn Spot!

I know it is not a very clever title for this post, nor is this going to be a very exciting one because I am asking for help. How do you get lipstick out of a shirt?? Sophie HAD this great lipstick ring that she wore and could apply lipstick at will, meaning the whole car ride to RI from NY. So now we have bright pink lipstick stains and I do not know how to get rid of it. I know my clever friends will, so please give me your suggestions in the comments section.

I will post a bit about RI, or maybe my impressions. So, far not much to report. It's all a blur to me. I've been all over the state with the realtor, looking at houses, but none of it makes much sense to me yet. It looks a lot like NY, so when I go to Stop and Shop, I expect to run into someone I know and then I remember....I'm not in NY anymore...sniff. There is an inordinate number of Dunkin Donuts in this state. It makes me sick to see one on every corner, so I am boycotting, how many Dunkin Donuts do you need in one state? This state is not that big, one donut shop for the whole state would suffice. I did see a Krispy Kreme shop, now that is another story, you cannot ever have enough of those. We'll see how it rivals that of the true Krispy Kremes in the south.

Well, I digress...always about food. If you want to hear more about RI, I'll post more when I get a better feel for it. I just miss NY,nothing can compare.

Happy Pioneer Day!

10 comments:

Erin said...

no idea about the lipstick, but i love hearing your blog voice again.

Design Mom said...

What Erin said.

lisapow said...

hmmmm....oxi clean is all I know. Keep the posts coming and make sure to include pictures of the kids - we miss you guys!

liz said...

copy/ paste talents:

Lipstick is a dye in an oily base. Therefore, a solvent based remover is the only type that will remove it. Water based or wet spotters will only spread and set the stain.

Rub in vegetable or mineral oil onto the affected areas and allow it to soak for 15 minutes.
Blot excess oils with an absorbent paper towel or terry cloth rags.
Then sponge in a solution of 50% ammonia with water (unless the fabric is silk or wool).
Rinse thoroughly with cool water and wring out.
Sponge remaining affected areas liberally with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Apply laundry pre treat and launder washables in hot water.
HOWEVER, a little lipstick contains a lot of dye in even a small particle. A VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE is to take your laundry to a professional with a stain removal expert at your local Laundromat or dry cleaners.

lisa v. clark said...

a diluted solution of SIMPLE GREEN once got red paint out of my carpet. . .

allysha said...

wow, liz. that is some useful information! I'm impressed!

Good luck getting the stain out!

Design Mom said...

So Jenni, I'm still interested in your orange/tangerine muffin recipe. Whenever you're settled. . .

Pineapple Snow said...

Have you tried hairspray to get out lipstick?

Lindsey said...

We miss you, too, Jenni.

Jenni said...

so, i took liz's advice and revised it a bit. i rubbed liquid dishsoap into the stains and voila! it came out. thanks everyone for your input.