Last week, I was challenged by Vaseline to go through my bathroom cabinet and streamline my stash. I can and often do have a slight problem with hoarding, and tend to just fill up cupboards and drawers with more products and potions than I actually need. I mean 5 lip balms is really not necessary! This challenge came at the perfect time, as we're moving house, so a good clear out was well and truly needed.
It wasn't until I took on the challenge that I realised just how handy and multipurpose a good tin of vaseline was. Of course, i've used it for years, and gone through many a tin, but it's actually a rather smart little product and by no means is it JUST a lip balm.
I've managed to make my cabinet (minus Rikki's side of course) a whole lot more simple and organised just by losing the many items I had for various skin conditions and concerns and replacing them with Vaseline.
Here's what it looked like before:
A various array, of skin care, toothpaste, hand creams, highlighters and lip balms.
With a bit of work, I managed to purge all of the lip balms, it's just not necessary to have so many when you can have one product that also has many other uses. I've found it works amazingly as a hand cream, and hear so many people rave about it for use on sore cuticles and cracked skin around the hands and nails so I took out all of the hand cream too. Another great use that Vaseline often comes in handy for is taming unruly brows. I like to mix a small amount with my brow colour to help keep both my natural brows and the powder in place and it works a treat! It also works great as a natural, dewy cheek highlighter. Not too much that your skin looks shiny, but enough to just add a fresh glow, to natural or made up skin.
And here's the cabinet after it's detox!:
As you can see, it's been cleared out and my section is looking a lot more healthy now! Apart from the obvious essentials like toothpaste, deodorant and skin care etc, I really think that having a cabinet full to bursting with different products can be confusing and very time consuming! I've loved the challenge and i'm defiantly going to try and stick with the minimalist approach. It's definitely made me think more before purchasing yet another product that Vaseline can take care of!
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