The Crazy Suburban Mom: Organ!zed: New uses for old things

Monday, January 30, 2012

Organ!zed: New uses for old things

Decluttering is gut wrenching to me; if I were the kind of person who could sort, cull, and determine what I needed in the first place I wouldn't be sitting in front of a pile of perfectly wonderful things that I paid good money for contemplating throwing it all in the trash.

Over the last year  Sephora and I had a little wager going, who can stock the most lip products on their shelves.  It wasn't a fair bet, I won handily.  

Sephora has stuff coming in and going out, in my case nothing was leaving and you can just gloss so much before your lips all but slide down your chin. 

 Some of it had to go. 

But this morning contemplating my too many  EOS lip balms something clicked and I looked up the ingredients:

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool. * Organic. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

You know something? Those ingredients look remarkably similar to a twice the price cuticle butter in a little tin with a Bee on it.

prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, beeswax, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, beta-carotene, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil, vegetable oil.

So I tried it and yep, EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm works great as a cuticle treatment, leaves your hands minty fresh - I kinda like that -  and you can throw it in a purse, the top is secure.   The egg shaped-product is so easy to use on the cuticle area, no need to dip your finger in the product. 

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

And how pretty is it next to China Glaze's For Audrey?


Lenore Webb 1/30/12, 11:46 AM  

there you go...double duty...and i was using waxalene

Tracy Reinhardt 1/30/12, 11:47 AM  

This smells REALLY good and the ingredients are so close to other cuticle butters. Easy to apply too, perfect!

Babes Mami 1/30/12, 1:36 PM  

handy! My nails are Fairy from the salon manicure...I loved that and had to put it on as soon as Nate laid down for his nap.

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