Beauty Addict Tip: Hoard those empties!
Sometimes I have a little tidbit I want to pass on, so here’s a new ongoing series: Beauty Addict Tips. I’m not sure how often I’ll actually have one, but I guess we’ll see, right? First up: hoard your empties. Obviously you don’t want to let it get out of hand (unless you’re trying to get on a reality show) but empty containers come in handy. Plus, you know, reusing stuff is good for the environment.
Sample pots – I get lots of foil samples with my online orders but they tend to be messy, so I like to transfer them into the empty containers left over from Sephora/department store samples. They’re also a great size to store enough foundation or primer for a weekend trip. Naturally they’re also perfect if you want to share a sample of something with a friend.
Dropper bottles – These are the perfect container for oils with less user-friendly packaging, or for serums.
Pump bottles – smaller ones are really travel-friendly for basically anything liquid. I also like to use them if I get something with annoying packaging – like foundation bottles without pumps (why would you even make that?) or tubs that don’t include spatulas.
Most things are pretty easy to clean out with a long cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Just one word of caution – if you have something that can break down with light exposure (like Vitamin C serums or sunscreen) be sure to put it in an opaque bottle.
How do you reuse your empties? Don’t keep your genius ideas all to yourself!
BisousdarlingFebruary 12, 2014 at 11:42 am
Yes! I always end up forgetting this at the time and chuck my empty containers :( This was a good reminder though and I definitely need to start keeping my sample jars for travel.