Monday, February 14, 2011

Reviving my products!

Last year I came across a video on Youtube which showed you how to depot NYX Jumbo Pencils.  I've searched and can't remember which video it was, but there are plenty of them on Youtube.  Anyway, at the time I didn't have Jumbo Pencils, but I did have some Stila Lip Glaze Sticks in my stash.  I love these sticks but it drives me mad the way you have to keep resharpening them after a couple of uses, and you lose some product in the meantime.

So I took it upon myself to depot one of them and it worked perfectly!  I found my other one today (sans lid) so decided this was the perfect opportunity to show you how I did it.

This is all you need:  A hairdryer, the product you want to depot, a little container (I got mine as part of a set in Penneys/Primark) and a tweezers.

I couldn't hold the hairdryer and take a photo at the same time, so here's what I did!  I held the Glaze Stick using the tweezers and aimed the hairdryer at the coloured top of the Stick for a few seconds.  I then twisted the top off.  I held the hairdryer about 5 inches from the Stick and keeping it on high heat but low speed, waited for the melting to begin.

Below you can see what happens once the product starts to melt.  I just kept tapping the Stick in the bottom of the pot and within a couple of minutes, the whole product slid out of the tube and melted in the pot.

 Et voila!  I now have a product I can bring with it and not have to worry about missing lids and losing my lip glaze!

The next project was something I'd never done before, but after seeing it over on Drop Dead, Gorgeous, I had to try it!  I have some Stila Smudge Pots that I bought ages ago and even though they dried out, I didn't have the heart to throw them away.  Now I'm glad I didn't because I have brought them back from the dead!

Here's what you need for this revival: A hairdryer, the product that's on it's last legs, face primer and glycerine or in my case Fix+, and the tweezers which isn't in the photo for some reason!

 Look how dry it is!  I love this Smudge Pot in Grey and can't wait to try it out now.

 Below is some of the face primer squirted on top.

 Using the tweezers, I mashed the face primer into the Smudge Pot and used about 3 to 4 squirts of Mac's Fix+ and mixed
everything well.  Below is what it should look like, nice :)

 On Drop Dead, Gorgeous, she microwaved her product for a few seconds but I was scared to do that in case it exploded all over the place.  Instead, I used my trusty hairdryer on the hottest setting and lowest speed to melt the product as best I could.

Below is the finished product!  Yeah the pot is a bit messy, but I'll clean that up.  I used the end of the tweezers to smooth the product out.  When it has set properly, I'll have a go and see how it works.  I've been wanting a grey eyeliner back in my life again but due to the fact that I'm broke right now, I'm excited to see if my little DIY project has worked :)



  1. This is pretty genius, kind of wishing I had some broken or dried up products I could try this with!

    Sarah x

  2. oohh I might have to give this a go!
    if it works it'll be amazing!! x


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