Monday, 21 October 2013

A Clean Slate


A little tip for bargain obsessed gals out there: you can find some great gems at the TK Maxx beauty section! You have to go on when you're in a good day and with lots of patience to go through all the mess (another tip is to go in the morning if you can, it's generally more organized then!). That's where I found my Macadamia Healing Oil at an awesome price (here's my review) and I've seen many other great deals. 

My latest find was this Elizabeth Arden bronzer. I have no idea why they decided to market this as bronzer, since it is way too light and full of chunky glitter. But the gorgeous compact made me reason with it and I thought I could always wear it as a highlighter! I went and snatched it up for just under a tenner. The packaging is one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. So when I got home, the first thing I did was check out my new purchase, only to find it had been dipped into and the store lighting disguised it! 

I wasn't ready to give up that easily, so I scoured the internet for tips on sanitizing your beauty products and here are some of the ones I could find:

To sanitize powder compacts, the easiest thing to do is use a paper towel to remove the top layer of powder with it.

The same tip applies to sanitizing lipsticks, just wipe the it with some paper towel to remove the top layer.

For the more thorough gal out there, a mist of alcohol 70% or higher works well. Just make sure you let the alcohol fully evaporated before the next use!

I've heard the sales assistants at MAC stores dip the lipsticks on display in alcohol at the end of each day to sanitize them.

It mainly got me thinking: we always hear about how important it is to wash your brushes to avoid bacteria build up which can lead to skin irritation, breakouts, etc. But how often do we think about sanitizing the products themselves? I'll admit, the thought never crossed my mind!

Do any of you sanitize your cosmetics on a regular basis?

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22 comments

  1. This is absolutely gorge! I saw it the other day but did not think about taking it out of the packaging - doh! x

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  2. That casing is gorgeous! This is very important, as I've seen a lot of products that have been opened which is why when I'm at Boots or Superdrug, I try and take product from the back or the middle

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  3. I love browsing the beauty section in TKMaxx! They sell some fab hair bits too!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  4. I love the packaging of that bronzer, very cute :) Unfortunately I don't wear bronzer haaaahah! Anyway, I never sanitized my makeup, I never thought of it, I do clean my brushes tho... haha Maybe I'll try to sanitize my favourite makeup :) xx thanks for sharing that tips!

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  5. I ❤ the packaging on this bronzer, I agree with you it doesn't really look like a bronzer but more like a highlighter. With the cosmetic sanitisation, I wash and dry my brushes almost on a daily (Unless I'm super busy or in a rush). I have to admit though, that unless I'm doing someone else's makeup I don't sanitize my own makeup as frequently as I clean my make brushes. Thanks for the great tips above x

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  6. Very goood point! When it comes to sanitizingm makeup I think the furthest I go is picking brush hairs out of my cream blushers. Although it really does make sense to sanitize them often!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  7. I love TK Maxx for a beauty bargain, I've picked up some right gems in there. It is so easy to forget about cleansing brushes etc, great tips!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. When i was reading i got confusedwith the fact that is a bronzer too. But it's a beautiful color though. I'm really careful about cleaning all if my products specially because i use them in my clients :)

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  9. I love TK Maxx steals! I always clean off my mascara wands and eyelash curlers, not so much the palettes though, i probably should start on that!

    Roshni’s Journey

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  10. Ohh the packaging is gorgeous! I don't look in TK Maxx as much as I should!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  11. I always check out the beauty section in TK Maxx. My local one has cheap Essie and Nails Inc!
    Katie | and-katie.com

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  12. Wow what gorgeous packaging . It looks like a great product. Thanks for the TK Maxx tip ;) ill be sure to check it out

    The Koalafornian x

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  13. What a great post! I have used to spray my products with rubbing alcohol but haven't done it in ages.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  14. Never really thought about sanitizing my products too O_o You gave me food for thought!

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  15. I purchased this too! Such a bargain.

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  16. Good tips, important to keep things clean & germ free, especially make-up! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  17. This is such an insanely lovely compact! I only clean my products when I clean out the drawer, sadly...

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  18. Ooh the bronzer looks sophisticated and yes TKMaxx have got great little treasures that affordable and good brands x

    Essence of Jess

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  19. I love pretty packaging! And unfortunately I never think about sanitizing my products since I'm usually the only person that uses them! I do enjoy cleaning my brushes though...so odd!

    xx
    A Brunette In The City

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  20. Well, thank you so so much for these beauty tips!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your desk is soooooooooooooo pretty! :O *_____* -absolutely enchanted-

    - Kate (kateastrophe-everywhere.blogspot.com)

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