How to Save Broken Lipstick

SMC Tip: My Broken Lipstick

how to save broken lipstick

Just the other day, I broke one of my favorite Mac creamsheen lipsticks. It basically overheated in my car so it’s of no good use now in its regular container. However, today I want to show you how to turn your old broken lipstick into a new, creamy lip color in just three easy steps. Take a look at the pictorial below for more insight:

What you need:

  1. Your Broken Lipstick
  2. Empty Gloss Container
  3. Vaseline
  4. Stirring device (spoon, coffee stirrer)

Step 1: Remove lipstick

Empty all of the lipstick debris. Be sure to get it all so that you don’t waste any product.

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Step 2: Place in Container

Place the lipstick pieces into a small container.


Step 3: Mix Vaseline

Add in as little or as much Vaseline or that you’d like to create a consistency that you’d like, and stir with a plastic spoon.


Step 4: Enjoy your lipstick

Voila!

To make a GLOSSY consistency:

  1. After step one, place the lipstick and Vaseline on a spoon.
  2. By placing a lighter or flame below the spoon, heat until the lipstick and Vaseline begin to melt together.
  3. Place the mixture into the container.


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5 Benefits of Thrifting

THE POWER OF THRIFTING

Thrifting is not only a great way to save money, but it also provides you with the opportunity to attain rare pieces that set your wardrobe apart from the next person. Aside from creative pieces, thrifting is comparable to diving in a fashion time machine, if you will. I say this because when thrifting, you get to see how trends have changed and how our clothing has not only evolved, but also repeated itself.

Thrifting is great for…

  1. Broke College Students (that would be me).
  2. Costume + Performance attire.
  3. Home Décor
  4. Passing the time without breaking the bank
  5. Gag Gift Shopping

TOP THREE trends I’m seeing in thrift shops now that are trendy even today!

  1. High-waist denim shorts
  2. Patterned Tops
  3. Boyfriend Blazers

A few TOP thrift shopping destinations in the greater Atlanta area:

  1. Rag-O-Rama
  2. Goodwill
  3. Psycho Sisters
  4. Plato’s Closet

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3 Easy Hair Styles to Save Your Hair and Money

Saving Money + Healthy Hair = Awesome Pair

So there’s a new way to save money: Protective Styling! What are protective styles, you might ask? Protective styles are styles done on your hair (whether relaxed or natural), that encourage growth by using little to no heat, keeping moisture on the ends of your hair, and limiting the wear and tear on your hair. Here are a few on my personal favorites I decided to share with She Makes Cents! The benefit of these styles is that they require little to no money because you can do them yourself and with very little product!

The BUN:

Natural Hair Bun

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There’s an awesome
post and video over that I posted to Ruby Woo Blog (check it out here) on bunning. However, you can never go wrong with an elegant bun. It’s chic and cute, and allows you to show off your baddest set of earrings. Buns also completely hide the ends of your hair so that they can stay moisturized and avoid brushing against your hair all day. Buns can be styled on both wet and dry hair.

The BRAID + TWIST OUT:

Braid-outs and Twist-Outs can actually yield a lot of different looks. This style can be done on wet or dry hair, and basically you braid or two strand twist your hair in the direction youwish it to flow, and once you let it completely dry, you take them down for a very uniform curly look. Be careful, however, the key here is allowing your hair to completely dry. If you don’t, the curlier your hair is, the less defined it will look.

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DREAD LOCKS:

So, this is actually a permanent style unless you intend on cutting them off. However, as per an article I read at K is for Kinky, you can reach optimum growth as far as length with your hair locked.

WASH AND GOs:


Wash and go’s are self explanatory. Well, kind of. What you do it wash your hair as usual, and then you proceed to apply your favorite leave in conditioner throughout your strands, or you can use no product. Anyway, after you’re done you’re good and ready to go!

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