In the Details {DIY/Tips/Tricks}{Part I}


Due to my super lazy nature/habits, I'm constantly changing up my environment to make life more convenient/easy/fun and enjoyable for me, and beauty products are no exception. Here are some of the tips and tricks I've discovered, and some I have come up with on my own (wow, so innovative!-sarcasm-) to make both our lives easier :D.
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1. I'm all about little details that peep up and make the day more interesting, and if it's beauty related, even better. I don't wear my perfume/body mists very often, but I do like smelling them from time to time, so I decided to come up with this idea:
Pretty basic/straightforward.
Leaves a lovely scent to your other cotton pads by allowing the scent to be trapped in the container. Mist your cotton pad/bud/square, and mark that cotton with an 'x' to make sure you don't accidentally use it!

2. You know those travel sized liquid containers you find across, like, everywhere? Save those. If you don't have them, hop to your nearest dollar store because they are a godsend. I mean it. They are extremely versatile and a game changer.

3. A lot of times when you buy facial oils, they come in the worst bottles ever--eg. flip cap, screw cap. The process of flipping them to dispense on your hands/cotton pads is the worst thing ever, because either oil usually leaks out, or a weird puddle is left at the opening. Either way, the entire bottle manages to get oily, which is never fun times. Again, buy your travel sized bottles, and decant your oils into a bottle with a pump. So easy, convenient, and mess free because you're not turning the bottle upside down.


Oils are incredibly convenient--why aren't you using them as a moisturizer or as a makeup remover? I usually pump some oil onto some cotton to remove all my makeup.

4. Nothing beats a cold toner/mask. But because I'm lazy, sometimes I don't want to make an ~extravagant~ trip to the kitchen to fetch my toner. Solution? Again, with the travel bottles, decant your toner into a misting bottle (so you can easily mist your face, or mist into a cotton), and store in the fridge. You can keep the other half in your room/wherever you store your skincare items for days you don't want to make a kitchen trip.

You could also decant your makeup setting sprays/facial...sprays...?, and store in the fridge. Great for extremely hot days, as you could easily store this bottle in your bag and mist cold liquid onto your face. Place your masks inside the fridge as well, for some relief against the summer heat. 

5. You know those Sephora foundation sample pots? Keep them, and reuse them! They're incredible for storing foundation mixes, and are super convenient to carry around for touch ups!

'This is my design' HEHEHEHE, anyone?
6. Something that is pretty common sense, but I only figured out recently. (Shame on me!)
You could easily do the same with the Sephora foundation pot--bring your pot to the drugstore and compare  other foundations against your foundation match.
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I wasn't kidding when I said I was lazy--this post was originally meant to be one large post, but I got tired of editing photos and gave up, so the original post has been split into numerous posts. But hey, more posts for you to read!...

Anyways, I hope some of these ideas are new to you (if not, I'm sorry!), and I hope it encourages you to go out and buy those travel sized bottles! Feel free to share some of your tips and tricks, because I definitely want to hear them!

17 comments

  1. Really cool post, I'll definitely have to try some of these tips! xx

    beautearose.blogspot.com

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  2. You know, I never thought to bring the old container for concealer/whatever in to the store before... D'oh.

    Carol | Bitten Glam

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    1. Well, now we know better @_@ (Can't believe it took us this long to figure out, heh)

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  3. Love these tricks! I should do get travel case for my argan oil... It's exploding everywhere :(
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  4. I adore the last tip! I always buy the wrong coloured concealer :P

    Steph || http://funsizebeauty.blogspot.ca

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    1. Same, total waste of money :(

      (Also, not to be super creepy here, but I went on your FB blogger page thingamajig, and I think we have a friend in common ._.'')

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  5. Absolutely love this idea! I'm not sure why I didn't try it out!

    Purplesparklez.blogspot.com

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  6. these are great ideas, I really like the cotton pad one - I think I'll give it a go and make them all smell lovely :)
    zara
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    lavieenrose-xo

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    1. Thanks! Smelling them is definitely one of the best parts of the day for me! c:

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  7. I've become a slight hoarder when it comes to containers and bottles now....especially the diffuser bottles, they're so frickin useful! I bought Macadamia nut and Argan oil and just mixed the two up in an empty diffuser bottle to use on my hair...makes life much easier....and less messier cause getting those oils all over my hands is just not the way forward, ain't nobody got time fo' that!
    xxxxxx

    segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. SAME! -hoard ALL the boxes!-

      That's a smart idea--I've never thought to use a diffuser bottle to use on hair, but that's incredibly convenient!

      I agree--I used to have oil all over my hands, and I eventually gave up and just rubbed the excess oil on my legs, heh.

      Thanks for the tip!

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  8. i am a hoarder of sephora sample pots! seriously, i re use those all the time when i travel. i put toothpaste in them, face cream, foundation evertyhin. its so great.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. LOL, never thought to put toothpaste in those (probably because I have the mini tubes), but yeah, they're amazing and convenient for travelling!

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  9. i must say i really like the idea of the scented cotton pads genius :)

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