Get the Most Out of Your Beauty Products -- Savings Experiment

Conduct Your Own Energy Audit
Conduct Your Own Energy Audit

Cosmetics can cost you a pretty penny, but with a few simple steps, you can save your beauty products and your money from going to waste.

Heat from a room, or even dampness from a steamy shower, can cause the ingredients in beauty products to break down faster making them less effective. Make them last much longer by placing them in your fridge far away from heat and sunlight.

Another "cool" trick is putting your lipstick in the freezer overnight. This will kill any bacteria that accumulates on it over time.

If you're considering tossing that old, clumpy nail polish, think twice. There's actually a way to salvage it. All you have to do is add a couple drops of nail polish thinner to the bottle and it will make your polish as good as new.

If you don't already have some lying around, nail polish thinner will cost you about S4. That's a small investment compared to buying new nail polish, which can cost you anywhere from $9 to $15 dollars per bottle.

So, if you're looking for quick ways to save, re-evaluate your makeup bag. With these money-saving tips it's easy to lower the high cost of beauty.


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