b. thrifty – extend the life of your mascara & DIY eye make-up remover

Ok, so mascara is not cheap. Unfortunately, it often dries out long before it should, leaving you high & dry. If you want to prolong the life of your mascara, there is an easy and effective way to do so and it’s very inexpensive.

If you notice that your mascara is drying up quickly, this is a great remedy.  You place 5 drops of saline solution (saline eye drops) into your mascara. That’s it – you just use the wand to mix the solution in and it will moisten your mascara and make it last a bit longer.
Please note that you should always throw mascara out if you have had an eye infection to keep the infection from spreading.
You can also save a bit by making your own eye makeup remover. You just have to mix:
1 Tablespoon of tearless baby shampoo
1 cup of water
¼ teaspoon of mineral or baby oil
Use this to remove eye makeup. Another great and inexpensive eye makeup remover is Vaseline. You can use it to remove eye makeup at night.

 

courtesy of diyncrafts.com

image courtesy of lancome