Frugal Lips Sink Ships

Over the weekend I got to the bottom of some lipstick sticks. I know, my life is pretty exciting over here. The drama and excitement is pretty hard to handle. I’m trying to contain all the craziness.

Before the Spending Fast/Diet if I got to the bottom of a lipstick I would just toss it into the trash because well, all the lipstick was gone. Now, things are a little different, a lot different. Since I’m always on the look out for ways to save more, extend the life of things and “make do with” I saw the end of these lipsticks not as the end but as a chance to get crafty.

Yes. Crafty.

Did you know that there is a little chunk of lipstick at the bottom of the lipstick stick that is basically a little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? It’s just a little nugget waiting to be found. There is literally a 1/4 inch of lipstick that sits there anchoring the stick of lipstick to the bottom of the stick.

I went to a store that sells lots of containers and I got this empty itty bitty plastic tub that was 76¢. Then, I scoped out the nuggety lipstick goodness (with a couple of toothpicks grouped together) and into the little container it went. I put a bit of Vaseline in there too and swirled it all up and looky there- semi-homemade lip gloss!

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3 thoughts on “Frugal Lips Sink Ships

  1. Stacy

    I'm definitely going to try this one!
    What I have been doing to save money is mixing a bit of my (mousse) foundation with either almond oil or regular facial cream and….tadaaaa…..tinted moisturizer.

  2. Suzanne with Laughing Wallet

    If you get one of those itty-bitty makeup brushes (I think they're actually designed for applying lipstick, gloss, etc.), you can get at that little chunk of lipstick without having to extract it out and mix it with Vaseline – though I actually like the idea of turning it into a gloss! And I'll bet that adding the Vaseline extends the life of the little chunk, which is a nice reward for your effort!

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