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What do you do with unwanted makeup and skincare products?
If you have a big collection, do you use it all?
I know I don’t.
Our love for beautifying ourselves and having the latest beauty launch is exhausting, costly and wasteful.
Ever since I’ve started being cruelty-free about a year ago; I’ve had to make changes because a lot of the brands I used to buy test on animals.
Being Cruelty Free has saved me money in the long run but I still have a hoarding problem.
So if you buy a beauty product and it doesn’t work for you, what do you do?
- Bin it
- Give it away to family and friends
- Try and sell it on your social media or Depop?
I’d encourage you to try ALL these avenues rather than throw things away.
- If you don’t have any family or friends who want the item
- Your product is in good condition but not suitable to sell
- You don’t want the hassle of trying to sell it if it is in good condition
What do you do?
Give and Makeup
A leading industry professional in the beauty industry, Blogger, Youtuber and Queen of the Double Cleanse.
With her job, she is in receipt of or using too many products.
We all have one face. And rather than discarding perfectly good products she wanted to find a way to give back to the community.
That’s when she found out that women living in Shelters come away with nothing.
When they flee abusive situations a small bit of makeup or skincare can help them feel more like themselves.
Give them dignity.
Help them build a better life.
So she set up Give and Makeup to share gently used and new makeup and skincare products with them.
You can only post things off to the address specified; you cannot come in person to protect the safety of the organisation.
This makes it a little costly, but if you have:
- Old clothes in good condition
- Makeup or more
Then it’s a great way to send off to them in something like a shoebox to give someone a gift they can cherish.
Since discovering this wonderful initiative, I sent off both brand new items that I haven’t touched & gently used items I’d give to my best friend.
You can find out more about the initiative here.
You can bulk buy cleaning and toiletries products for yourself.
But I love that you can buy some bits for the Charity Wishlists so they can distribute brand new items to people most in need.
You can buy specific items that charities need and search by the charity on Easho’s Charity Wishlist.
What’s even better is they will deliver the items to the Charity Wishlist for FREE!
Whenever I’m doing any charity payments to increase my Barakah, this is one of the things on my list.
And it makes me feel good to know that I’m doing something to help someone in need.
Because I hope someone else does me this kindness should I ever need it.
We can all help those in need in our own ways.
Buying smartly, learning to live with less and sharing the resources we have.
Rather than hoarding will make the planet a much safer place for us and the generations to come.
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