Don’t toss out that dried up old mascara! An old friend tipped me off to this nifty home remedy; revive old tubes of mascara with contact solution by squirting a small amount of solution in them, and then gently inserting the applicator wand and mixing it up by slowly (and carefully to avoid splatter) moving the applicator wand up and down in the tube until the consistency is even and the texture is smooth. Voila! Your mascara is now usable again! I had a bottle on had since I have colored contacts and needed some for their upkeep, but if you’re looking to grab some the “Equate: Sterile Multipurpose Solution” at Walmart is only $3.24 for the 12 ounce bottle.
Accidentally get some deodorant on your clothes? Notice some unflattering white marks under the arms of your black short sleeves? Don’t change your outfit, and do not fret! Find an old pair of pantyhose (c’mon ladies, I know you’ve got them somewhere!), stick your hand down one leg hole and run your hand over the marks of deodorant. Use your pantyhose covered hand as an eraser and buff off the deodorant until it’s gone! Your pantyhose can still be worn, just wash them first of course! Alternatively you could sacrifice the old pair of hose by cutting the feet off of them and keeping them as little deodorant erasing gloves!
Forget that sinking feeling you get when you’ve dropped, and shattered your bronzer or powder! With this fix-it technique you can say goodbye to the days of tossing out messy shattered makeup with a spoon, plastic wrap, and rubbing alcohol. If your makeup isn’t completely shattered go ahead and finish the job by smashing it up with a spoon. Once it’s all powdered add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to it and mix it together my pressing it and smoothing it around with the back of the spoon. Once the consistency is even and packed in nicely apply a small square of plastic wrap over the top of it and press it into the pot or compact even more (this will firmly secure it in its place). Let dry for a couple hours or overnight depending on how much alcohol you used. But one thing is for sure, once it’s dry it’s like it never even happened!