In this day and age of convenience, we wouldn’t blame you if “multi-taskers” tops the list of your must-buy beauty products. But did you know that your average beauty items have hidden uses too? Here are seven beauty products that fulfill more than their primary roles.
Toothpaste to remove nail stains
If toothpaste helps whiten your teeth, then it should be able to whiten your nails too, no? Using a regular toothbrush, scrub down your nails with whitening toothpaste, let the lather sit for a minute or so before washing it off.
Nail polish to fix a run in stockings
Getting tights caught on a nail, or on anything for that matter, isn’t particularly uncommon. But before you cry in despair, reach out for that bottle of clear nail polish, apply a little on the snag and leave it to harden. It won’t fill the hole (you still need to buy a new pair), but it will stop the run from laddering further.
Eyeshadow brush as a keyboard duster
Not much explanation needed. Just make sure your heart won’t break into a million pieces seeing your precious $$$ brush being dragged along the bumpy keyboard. We suggest doing this only if the bristles are old and fraying. Or if the hair is super rough – because, ouch!
Perfume as a nail polish remover
That’s a really pricey manicure (or reverse manicure), but desperate times call for desperate measures. And we’re pretty sure the odds of you having some unfinished perfume lying around are higher than a nail polish remover. Spritz some onto a cotton pad and wipe your nails as per normal. Perfumes contain ethyl acetate, which is also present in most nail polish removers.
Razor to de-pill clothes
A razor is good for not only shaving unwanted hairy situations, but also a cheap and easy way to get rid of the fuzz pilling on your sweater. Lay the fabric tautly across a flat surface and gently shave in small strokes, pulling the fuzz along. Use tape to accumulate and dispose of the pilings.
Deodorant to prevent blisters
As weird as it sounds, there is a reasonable explanation to it. Gel deodorant acts as a lubricant to reduce friction between your feet and shoes. Not only that, it also prevents sweaty feet.
Flat iron to remove clothes creases
Well, a flat iron is essentially an iron right? Although we highly recommend investing in a trusty clothes iron, a flat iron would definitely be a handy item to bring along for a trip to double as an iron and hair straightener.
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Text: Chow Rong Qian