#26 - Skin Edit - Leftover mask...?

So how many of you use masks? And how many are as stingy as me? The following may be obvious but hey, I was always taught "don't be afraid to state the obvious", so here goes - just a super quick one today! A bit like a quick tip!

When I use masks, because I tend to use really thin masks, the mask itself is already drenched in serum and I see a puddle being left in the packet. And I never really throw what's remaining away because why throw away when I can use it....

I have an ongoing collection of these packets where I've used the mask and the serum remains

I have an ongoing collection of these packets where I've used the mask and the serum remains

That puddle of serum tho.....

That puddle of serum tho.....

So, because it makes absolutely no sense to my stingy self that I should throw away any of this, I usually keep it on the side in the bathroom with my other products so I can reach out for them the next morning to pat on my face, or in the evening when I may not have time for a mask (it's getting increasingly difficult with a new 8.30-6. I want to say 9-5 but no one really has a 9-5 any more, it's usually more than that....).

This serum is the same as your face mask so essentially you're just skipping out on the masking aspect and applying this as your would your other serums. For hydration masks, the residue I love using in the morning to give the skin a much needed boost.

I normally pour out the serum and pat it on my skin, or "scoop" it out and apply like cream. Then apply rest of the products in your routine and you are done!

That's it! Do you already do this? What masks do you use and what works for you?

#21 - Makeup Edit - Reusing liquid eyeliner

It's not what it seems, and this will be quick.

Have you ever had liquid eyeliners which you just love because the brush just works for you? I have. And it pains me when the eyeliner dries out and I have to throw it away. Until I have accidentally kept a dried up eyeliner in the bathroom and was too lazy to go to the bedroom to grab an eyeliner brush to draw....eyeliner.

Ingredients:

  1. dried up liquid liner with synthetic brush tip that you like
  2. gel liner

Literally, that's it: dip your brush in your preferred gel liner and apply as you would do with it. It's no different from using a normal brush, but personally using this method means I have better control with this brush over the other eyeliner brushes I have. Muscle memory in drawing eyeliner is one of the keys to good eyelining and it's always difficult to get used to a new eyeliner brush.

Final tip: please clean your brushes

Chance are that in using this eyeliner for already an extended period of time so it's always a good idea to clean it first before dipping into the gel liner (unfortunately I realised this after I dipped it in). Regardless of what you use, make sure you are happy with the cleaniness of it and I would avoid using it on other people unless it's been disinfected.

That's it for today, quick one as have been busy - how do people balance this whole full time job and blogging? I'm already stuck on what to post next - if anyone has any suggestions, please shoot my way :)