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Friday, 1 May 2015

Products With a Different Purpose

Products With a Different Purpose
Whether it's lipstick in lieu of blush or nappy rash cream/toothpaste to clear up a spot, there are so many products out there that can be used in a number of different ways to what they say on the tin/bottle/tube/jar. Here I thought I'd share my top products with an identity crisis and if you've got any of your own then make sure you let me know in the comments below!


Coconut Oil
I thought I'd start with the most multi-purpose product of them all - my beloved coconut oil. I've already written a post on all its wonderful benefits here, but in short a jar of this is one mega useful item to have around the house. When not used to make tasty food like it tells you to on the jar, it's a great moisturiser, hair mask and lip balm. It also removes eye makeup remover and can be used to whiten teeth with a process called 'oil pulling'. All in all, it's well worth the small investment.

Unwanted Conditioner
I swear I have a million bottles of conditioner lurking in the corners of my shower that I never seem to use up. Rather than waste all that product and throw them away, I like to use the remaining dregs as a shaving cream. Not only is it cheaper than buying can after can of shaving cream, but I find conditioner is better at reducing friction and gives a closer shave - plus I'll take the smell of Aussie over Gillette any day.

Clear Mascara
I never really understood the point of clear mascara when I was younger and I think to many people it's still a little bit of an odd product to have in a makeup bag. Clear? As in - you can't see it? WHY? While I never really use it on my lashes like you're supposed to, it's an absolute godsend for taming unruly eyebrows and stray hairs. Miss Sporty offer a great lightweight one, but I'm a big fan of this Collection one for £1.99 because it has a real heavy duty hold (and you definitely won't get caught with a hair out of place).

Sally Hansen Maximum Strength
Okay so this one isn't that far off from its intended use, but this has got to be the best base coat I've ever used. At under £5 it's an affordable option and keeps coloured nails looking perfect. As a nail strengthener it's a bit rubbish when used on its own because it's opaque and leaves your nails pink and streaky and often chips off, but when doubled up with a nail polish it gives your nails a smooth, strong and streak-free finish. I particularly like using this one under pale polishes because its opacity means you don't have to layer on so many coats of colour.


Are there any products you've discovered that can be used in a different way than intended? Let me know!




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Friday, 1 May 2015

Products With a Different Purpose

Products With a Different Purpose
Whether it's lipstick in lieu of blush or nappy rash cream/toothpaste to clear up a spot, there are so many products out there that can be used in a number of different ways to what they say on the tin/bottle/tube/jar. Here I thought I'd share my top products with an identity crisis and if you've got any of your own then make sure you let me know in the comments below!


Coconut Oil
I thought I'd start with the most multi-purpose product of them all - my beloved coconut oil. I've already written a post on all its wonderful benefits here, but in short a jar of this is one mega useful item to have around the house. When not used to make tasty food like it tells you to on the jar, it's a great moisturiser, hair mask and lip balm. It also removes eye makeup remover and can be used to whiten teeth with a process called 'oil pulling'. All in all, it's well worth the small investment.

Unwanted Conditioner
I swear I have a million bottles of conditioner lurking in the corners of my shower that I never seem to use up. Rather than waste all that product and throw them away, I like to use the remaining dregs as a shaving cream. Not only is it cheaper than buying can after can of shaving cream, but I find conditioner is better at reducing friction and gives a closer shave - plus I'll take the smell of Aussie over Gillette any day.

Clear Mascara
I never really understood the point of clear mascara when I was younger and I think to many people it's still a little bit of an odd product to have in a makeup bag. Clear? As in - you can't see it? WHY? While I never really use it on my lashes like you're supposed to, it's an absolute godsend for taming unruly eyebrows and stray hairs. Miss Sporty offer a great lightweight one, but I'm a big fan of this Collection one for £1.99 because it has a real heavy duty hold (and you definitely won't get caught with a hair out of place).

Sally Hansen Maximum Strength
Okay so this one isn't that far off from its intended use, but this has got to be the best base coat I've ever used. At under £5 it's an affordable option and keeps coloured nails looking perfect. As a nail strengthener it's a bit rubbish when used on its own because it's opaque and leaves your nails pink and streaky and often chips off, but when doubled up with a nail polish it gives your nails a smooth, strong and streak-free finish. I particularly like using this one under pale polishes because its opacity means you don't have to layer on so many coats of colour.


Are there any products you've discovered that can be used in a different way than intended? Let me know!




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