Monday Beauty Tip #28: Cut Tube Open Before Throwing Away

by Hanne on June 25, 2012

This is a beauty tips that I learned from my mom many years ago. It can be both sad and expensive to run out of a product you love, so today’s tip is to cut open those tubes of creams, shampoos, conditioners and get out every last drop. You’ll be surprised to see how much product is still inside when you think it’s empty.

A lipstick brush or a small spoon will help you dig the very last product of that favorite tube. I usually cut a near-empty tube of product in half and then use a makeup brush to transfer what’s left into a small, clean, jar with a lid to buy myself few more days. It feels good to get every last drop of my favorite creams and lotions, especially when they were expensive to begin with.

What about you guys? Do you cut open empty tubes? :)

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gisella francisca June 25, 2012 at 15:48

I always cut them to get the wonderful last drop. It does feel good to have a few more days nefore u really need to buy one. It is a coincidence to read this post right after have done it to my sunscreen. :-)

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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:14

That’s so funny, I’ll do it with my sunscreen too very soon! :)

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KristineBS June 25, 2012 at 16:36

Jeg gjør alltid det selv! Haha. Trodde jeg var den eneste som gjorde det. Det ligger alltid et par dager ekstra i bunnen :-)
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:15

Hehe gøy! Jeg trodde heller ikke at det var så mange andre som gjorde det!

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Constanze June 25, 2012 at 16:56

I always open empty tubes! It’s astonishing how much product is still inside… :D
xx
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:19

Yes, sometimes it’s almost a week use left!
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Camille-A June 25, 2012 at 17:02

I always do that because I have noticed how much product you can get when you open it :)
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:20

Yes it can be so much product left! Good I’m not the only one who does this! ;)
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Mina N June 25, 2012 at 19:06

alltid :)

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Mimi Finerty June 25, 2012 at 21:00

my mum taught me this tip also!! its amazing how much product is left in a bottle that you completely dont realise! love your blog.
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:21

Seems like our moms can teach us a lot! :)
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Clarisse June 25, 2012 at 21:56

I’m so going to do this from now on ! I can’t believe I didn’t think about that ;)
Thanks for the tip !

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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:23

You’re welcome sweetie! ;)

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Jenn June 25, 2012 at 22:28

I do when it’s something I love and I know I will repurchase! On the contrary when it’s a product I’m happy to have emptied I don’t care if there’s a few more drops in ;-)
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:25

That’s so true! Me too I mostly do it with products I love! :)
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blog de moda June 26, 2012 at 07:25

In this way, you will learn how to save money. This is one way to learn being frugal. It is hard to work, with no savings. Thanks.
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:27

Yes, you can definitely save money by doing this! :)

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Diane June 26, 2012 at 16:22

I didn’t realise how much product is left in a tube until I decided to be funny and cut the tube! Great tip! xx
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Hanne June 26, 2012 at 17:26

Thank you Diane! :)
Xx

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Gina July 10, 2012 at 23:07

Great tip! Save product, save money! :)

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Hanne July 10, 2012 at 23:45

Exactly! Thank you Gina ;)
Xx

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