PRESERVE YOUR NAIL POLISH, MASCARA AND PERFUME!
With some of the outrageous prices of cosmetics these days it's nice to know these handy dandy tips! So don't be surprised if you open my fridge and see my favorite nail lacquer in the egg tray!!
You're told to toss it after: 8 months
Extend the lifespan to: 2 years
Since heat and sunlight destroy nail polish by separating the ingredients and causing discoloration, keeping the bottles in the fridge will more than double their lifespan.
You're told to toss it after: 3 months
But it can really last for: 5 months
There are two reasons you have to toss this makeup: it dries out or it gets contaminated. You can ward off both of these problems by not pumping the wand up and down, which forces bacteria and also air into the tube. Instead, swirl the brush as you pull it out. And if it starts to seem cakey, experts recommend dipping the tube in boiling water for about 15 seconds. It will make the makeup gooey again and may even kill some of the bacteria.
You're told to toss it after: about 2 years
But they can really last for: 5 years
No need to ditch fragrances so soon as long as you keep them out of the sun. The direct light makes perfume lose its scent or even start to smell funky, but keeping the bottles in the original box or in the medicine cabinet can get you three extra years out of the spray.