Admit it, we all have too many beauty/personal care products lying around...impulse shopping will do that. What to do with these products that didn't meet your expectations. Obvious choices are give them to a younger family member to experiment with or try to use them in an alternative method.
A few are obvious:
-lipstick shades that aren't exactly flattering can make great cream blushes
-face creams as hand cream
-clear nailpolish to stop pantyhose run
-colour nailpolish to fix furniture chips/scratches, shoe scratches
Maybe the not so obvious:
-hair shampoo that just didn't suit your hair as hand soap (I do that all the time & my friends always ask where I buy my great smelling hand soap...)
-hair conditioner as shaving cream (I know shampoo & soap work too but the conditioner is much more moisturizing, obviously)
-hand cream to tame flyaways or smooth a ponytail (do this all the time at work as I always have hand cream)
-face cleansing wipes (the pre-moistened ones) that don't work to remove all your makeup are great bathroom counter wipes
-the Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets (or any other brand) after use such a shame to throw out such a thick sheet so makes a great dust wipe, wash counters, cleaning in general
-Swap! Haven't done this in ages but in the past I swapped quite a few products on makeupalley, but beware there are swap lifters and only swap makeup that can be easily sanitized
I know I'm forgetting an alternative! Anyhow if you know of any not-so-obvious alternatives would love to read about it!
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