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littlemiss63
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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I know that I have shared this before on the forum, but it doesn't hurt to re-vist a tip. Make-up and moisturizers cost lots of money and when mine begins to be hard to squeeze from the tube I go to the kitchen and get me a zip baggie and cut the end off. I place it in the zip baggie where it doesn't dry out and honestly you will be amazed at how much is left in a tube that you were about to throw away.

I also dig out my favorite lipsticks when it gets even with the tube, and put the same amount of Vaseline with it. Place in your microwave for a few seconds, stir with a toothpick or skewer to mix and it makes a great lip gloss. I saved a little container that concealer came in that had a screw on top. I think Gayle makes her on lip balm and she might have a different idea of how she stores. Go the Amazon web-site and type in glass lip balm containers to see all that are available.

HappyDaze
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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littlemiss63 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:00 am
I know that I have shared this before on the forum, but it doesn't hurt to re-vist a tip. Make-up and moisturizers cost lots of money and when mine begins to be hard to squeeze from the tube I go to the kitchen and get me a zip baggie and cut the end off. I place it in the zip baggie where it doesn't dry out and honestly you will be amazed at how much is left in a tube that you were about to throw away.

I also dig out my favorite lipsticks when it gets even with the tube, and put the same amount of Vaseline with it. Place in your microwave for a few seconds, stir with a toothpick or skewer to mix and it makes a great lip gloss. I saved a little container that concealer came in that had a screw on top. I think Gayle makes her on lip balm and she might have a different idea of how she stores. Go the Amazon web-site and type in glass lip balm containers to see all that are available.
I love this tip littlemiss! I am always in favor of getting to use every bit of something that I paid for!

littlemiss63
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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HappyDaze wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:36 pm
I love this tip littlemiss! I am always in favor of getting to use every bit of something that I paid for!
Shelia, I hope it's something that you can use. It had always just bugged me to no end that I had to leave anything in a tube or bottle. I paid for it and I want it!!!!

The first of January I cut the ends from a tube of moisturizer and Tarte Make-up, it has lasted me a month and I put on makeup every day. I was amazed at how much I couldn't get out of that one. The moisturizer there wasn't as much, but it will last me through the end of the weeks. I have saved myself from opening a new tube for at least a month, and I like that. I do the same thing with hand cream or lotion.

I also turn ketchup and mustard bottles upside down in the refrigerator. Once I get all the ketchup I can then I put a little water in it, shake it up and use when I make a vegetable soup. If I could figure out something to put watered down mustard into I would. LOL So happy to hear that things are going well for you. You sound happy.

HappyDaze
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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littlemiss63 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Shelia, I hope it's something that you can use. It had always just bugged me to no end that I had to leave anything in a tube or bottle. I paid for it and I want it!!!!

The first of January I cut the ends from a tube of moisturizer and Tarte Make-up, it has lasted me a month and I put on makeup every day. I was amazed at how much I couldn't get out of that one. The moisturizer there wasn't as much, but it will last me through the end of the weeks. I have saved myself from opening a new tube for at least a month, and I like that. I do the same thing with hand cream or lotion.

I also turn ketchup and mustard bottles upside down in the refrigerator. Once I get all the ketchup I can then I put a little water in it, shake it up and use when I make a vegetable soup. If I could figure out something to put watered down mustard into I would. LOL So happy to hear that things are going well for you. You sound happy.
Indeed littlemiss, life is good! I have put watered down mustard into cooked rice, cooked pasta, etc. I just can't throw it out - I bought it, lol!!

littlemiss63
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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HappyDaze wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Indeed littlemiss, life is good! I have put watered down mustard into cooked rice, cooked pasta, etc. I just can't throw it out - I bought it, lol!!
Thanks so much for that tip on putting mustard into cooked rice and pasta. I love mustard and that would spice it up a little. Never thought about that.

alliesmama4
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Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

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littlemiss63 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Shelia, I hope it's something that you can use. It had always just bugged me to no end that I had to leave anything in a tube or bottle. I paid for it and I want it!!!!

The first of January I cut the ends from a tube of moisturizer and Tarte Make-up, it has lasted me a month and I put on makeup every day. I was amazed at how much I couldn't get out of that one. The moisturizer there wasn't as much, but it will last me through the end of the weeks. I have saved myself from opening a new tube for at least a month, and I like that. I do the same thing with hand cream or lotion.

I also turn ketchup and mustard bottles upside down in the refrigerator. Once I get all the ketchup I can then I put a little water in it, shake it up and use when I make a vegetable soup. If I could figure out something to put watered down mustard into I would. LOL So happy to hear that things are going well for you. You sound happy.


Libby when my mustard is still clinging to the bottle and will not come down anymore I make potato salad. I pour leftover pickle juice or vinegar in to the bottle and shake it really well and that helps to get that last little bit out of the bottle.
Janet Alliesmama

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