I am not trying to dampen your Christmas shopping. I thought it would be good to remind you to take a stock check of the cosmetics items that may be expired and still sitting in your pile of collections.
These are the products that I need to throw away. Waste of money right? As you can see, some of the products have so much left. This is what I call throwing money down the drain.
|Only one lipstick is used up|
|All are barely used except one color (with a dent)|
I have been wanting to write this post for quite some time. Today, I will share with you how I monitor my cosmetics items.
Most cosmetics labelled their Manufacturing Date on the product packaging. So, what I'll do is to stick a transparent cellophane tape on top of the date. This is to prevent the label from fading.
If the Manufacturing Date is printed on the outer plastic wrapper (i.e. when you open the plastic wrapper, you will also throw away the information). In this case, before throwing the wrapper I will write down the date on a small sticker and stick on the body of the product. I will also put a cellophane tape on top of the sticker to prevent it from fading.
As a general rule, we are supposed to throw away our skin care / cosmetics after a certain date:
1. Mascara - 3 months (but I'll keep mine for 9 months coz I seldom use it)
2. Lipstick & foundation - 1 year (but I keep mine for 2 years)
3. Face Powder & Eyeshadow - 2 years (but I keep my eyeshadow for 3 years)
4. Moisturiser & Sunblock - if they start separating from the oil (these products seldom go into the bin as I can finish them on time)
What about you, do you follow the general rule or have your own rule? Pls share for the benefit of others.
Have a lovely week and thanks for sharing.