How to get the most out of your products


Being a beauty blogger is an expensive business with new product launches every day and with a whole host of products calling our name with less than appealing price tags, getting the most bang for your buck is tricky. Take a look at my top 5 tips on how to make your purchases stretch further.

  1. Cut, Squeeze and Stand upside down – A huge range of beauty products come in packaging that is hard to get every last inch of product out of. My best tip here, especially for squeezy tubes is once you have got all the product you can out with conventional methods cut the packaging! My Clarins cleanser is notorious for this. I cut the bottle two or three times to get out all the product and this gives me sometimes up to two weeks MORE of product. For bottles that you cannot cut your way into try standing them upside down to get the product closer to the lid!
  2. Just Add Water – This is best for toners, cleansers and shower gels. There are a few ways this helps, if there is still some shower gel to get in a hard to reach place I will fill the bottle up with water and then pour the soapy liquid over the body as a final cleanse. In terms of toner, my Charlie Locks toner suggest that you dilute it with water for maximum effect – this insures that it isn’t too harsh on the skin but also means that the product lasts a heck of a lot longer.
  3. Fix the Powder – Every beauty lover’s worst nightmare, a smashed shadow or powder. Sometimes they are delivered that way and can be returned however if they get smashed over time there are a few home remedies you can use to get the powder back to their compact original form. This saves you money and you don’t have to replace the product.
  4. Put the Perfume AWAY – I am 100% guilty of not doing this one as all my perfumes are on a dresser in my room, however on a few occasions I have paid the price. Perfumes can change colour and scent when placed in light and heat. Place your fragrances in a cupboard or box and I’ve even heard of people putting them in the fridge.
  5. Always wash your brushes – Apart from the fact using unclean brushes for a while is GROSS, the longer you leave between washes the higher the chance is that you will have to repurchase the brush. Even something as simple as spot cleaning or deep cleaning with soap and water will keep the bristles clean and will stop them clumping together.

What are your top tips for getting the most out of the products you own? Let me know in the comments below:

Until Next Time,

Laugh, Love and Shop

Charlotte xxx


  1. April 15, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I didn’t know about the perfume hack! I keep my bottles on my dresser that’s directly under the window, and I didn’t think the light would affect it THAT much! Thank you for the post! Officially moving my perfumes soon! Haha – Kavi xx

  2. April 16, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Great tips! I’m notorious for cutting up my products, especially my face serums. For $48 you bet I’m getting every last drop out!

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