Saturday, 15 November 2014

How Long Does Makeup Last? [Did You Know]

Hello lovelies!

Today I learnt some valuable information that I would like to share because it kind of blew my mind, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who didn't even realise this!

If you pick up a makeup item and have a look at the back of it you will see a symbol that looks like a container and has a number on it. This number represents the number of months that the product is good for. Like an expiration date.
= 12 Months

Here are the numbers of some products relating to this:

  • Shampoo 12
  • Face wash 24
  • Make up wipes 6
  • Mascara 6 (2-3 months is more hygienic)
  • Liquid foundation 6-12 (Pump dispensers can be longer because less exposure to germs)
  • Powder foundation 24
  • Blush 24
  • Bronzer 24
  • Setting powder 24
  • Eye shadow 12-24
  • Lipstick 24 (can prolong hygiene because easy to wipe or even cut) DO NOT SHARE or try out the testers! So many germs!
  • Lip gloss 18
  • Lip liner 24
  • Eye liner 24 (can prolong hygiene because of sharpening)
  • Liquid eyeliner 6
  • Liquid and cream eye shadow 6-12
Of course you may find different brands or products last a different amount but this is a pretty good guideline.

I am kind of a makeup hoarder, I have so much makeup and hardly get through it (especially lipsticks!) I am doing better - I promise! 

What is your makeup collection like? 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Cleaning Made Easy

Hello lovelies!

I have been working full time for the past 6 months now and my house has turned into a mess! There is dust everywhere, a pile of clean laundry left in a basket on my bedroom floor that I rummage through every day, and I just don't feel happy when I walk around.

This madness needs to stop!

Hazaa! I have created a Cleaning Schedule.

This allows me to have a spotless and organised house every week, with only needing to do a bit here and there every day, and better yet it keeps my weekend free to just relax.

Now just take note that we have pets so in this plan I have scheduled when we need to remember to change the kitty litter, and even bathe our stinky dog. 

I structured it so that each day focuses on a certain area of the house, and also keep those areas we use most or enjoy clean for over the weekend.

Let me know if you test this out, what you like or don't like.

Happy house cleaning every one!

Download the AllAboutZoe Cleaning Schedule here: