As the harried and overworked Butler that I am (ha!), I've finally found a few moments to catch up on some reading!
In Town & Country's November 2011 issue, there's an article entitled "At Your Service", about things a Butler should know, and do.
One of those things was about "bowing from the waist as you back out of a room." omg!
As the bad Butler I apparently must be, let me tell you this is NEVER going to happen around here! Ha!
In the article, Christopher Ely (who was once a Butler at Buckingham Palace!) mentioned that WD-40 was great for removing lipstick from fabrics!
Around the Mrs' vanity mirror, there's always makeup, eye shadow droplets and lipstick smudges in the beige wool carpet in her boudoir! (Usually I just call in a professional once a month to spot clean this area.)
But I decided to try Mr. Ely's recommendation. And I'm absolutely stunned!
I sprayed the lipstick and the black eye-shadow specks with WD-40, wiped the spots with a dry cloth -- and voila! Gone! omg!
Will this work on napkins? On clothing?
I've yet to experiment!
And what I also don't know yet is if this will this leave a residue in the carpet (like most spot cleaners) -- which will eventually attract dust and create a "brown spot"?
But who cares? The lipstick is gone! And residues can usually be eliminated with a general carpet cleaning, once or twice a year. (Any more than that will destroy your carpets, of course.)
As I learn more about this, I'll let you know.
But I was so stunned today I couldn't wait to tell you! Ha!
Thanks for stopping by tonight!