Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DIY: How to Fix a Cracked Blush/Eyeshadow

Hi my gorgeous readers! ♥
Another hot day in Southern California... I'm melting away! Haha

Before I go ahead with my post, (hopefully you guys are excited) I would like to share my little rant for today. I've been missing quite a number of magazines lately in the mail (6 magazines). I'm missing a couple of subs from Vogue, Teen Vogue and Allure - 2 months each. To find out that our mailman has been putting them in the wrong mailbox or address I should say. Two days ago, my neighbor knocked on my door and gave me the magazine for the September issue. Who knows what happened to July and August subs. I let that go and was thinking maybe the guy is having a hard day and I'll let this one slip. Today, however, my other neighbor came by to give my letter which contains confidential information. I wasn't too happy about that--I was furious. I checked if the address was right (which it was) so I went and called USPS to complain. Later on today, the supervisor called me back and I explained what was going on. I really don't care about the magazines being delivered at the wrong address but who knows what more important mails have I been missing and even confidential information which I could be a victim of identity theft. I was appalled and irritated, who wouldn't be right? The solution that they gave me was that she will have a word with the mailman who delivers in our block. Rude guy by the way. Pfft!

What cheered me up was when I opened my mailbox and there it was --- my E.l.f. cosmetics order. :) 

Opened it and one of the blushes where broken into little fragments. 

E.l.f. Studio Blush in Peachy Keen

Don't fret! Luckily, I learned this one trick from RealSimple.com.  I would like to share this very simple way to fix this. ;)

What you need:
~Alcohol
~Plastic (Saran) Wrap or butter knife(not shown)


Step 1: Add a few drops of alcohol onto your cracked blush or eyeshadow. *If you have a dropper, then even more perfect. But if you don't, you can simply put some in the cap of the alcohol so you can regulate how much to put. Add a few drops more when needed.

Step 2: Wrap the plastic (saran) wrap on your finger. (Doesn't matter which finger. Whatever is comfortable for you.) ;)


Step 3: Use your finger with the plastic wrap on or butter knife to smooth the blush or eyeshadow back into its shape. (No picture shown)


Then, Voila! ♥


Took me less than 5 minutes!

I hope you guys enjoyed my second DIY post for you guys. ;) ♥♥♥



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  1. That is horrible about your mail; the same thing happens to me also, and at my office. I happen to have a very rude mail lady as well =/ Hopefully your mail issues get resolved.

    Love your DIY tip though. I've tried it before and it works like a charm.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Msee

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    1. Thanks! I really hope everything will be fine.. :)

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  2. Ahh my mac springsheen blusher broke! and i was about to throw it away - thank goodness i saw your post, its super helpful!

    Ahh and what an annoying mailman! some people need to learn to do their job properly!

    Nonetheless great post ^^ xxx

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  3. sad to hear about your mail problem! aah which reminds me need to call my post office as i have not received mail for the longest!!! BTW i know about that trick but im not very keen on using it as i know my makeup already has alcohol... to add more would be. eep

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    1. Hmm that is true..Don't add more alcohol to it hehehe

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  4. Glad you could fix this blush up! I have tried this out on one of my Rimmel eyeshadows and it worked out great. :)

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  5. I had my fair share of stolen, undelivered and stolen mails ever since I move to a new country and couldn't care less about it, they even hung up the phone on me once or twice. Ever since then I don't bother buying anythings online. I'm glad you got you blusher :)

    thedivineluminance.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't know why they can't do their job properly...:/ and yep happy again! Hehehe Fast shipping too :D

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  6. This is genius. I really need to do this for a few of my blushes that have broken over the years. Great post, dear! :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Hope all is well with u.. ;)

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  7. I like your blog , I follow you, I hope you follow me too!!xoxo

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  8. This is such a great post, I have a few single eye shadows that I've chucked away because they cracked. Guess I won't be doing that now :) x x x

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    1. Thanks!! :D I've thrown away some eyeshadows too before..

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  9. Amazing blog! Really love it!))
    Following you now)) Maybe we can follow each other, dear?
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  10. Omg what a genius fix! Will keep this in mind whenever I get one of my poor blush or eyeshadows shattered or cracked.

    Thank you! :)

    xo - Sheila

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  11. what a great diy! thanks :)

    xx stephanie

    http://musingsofacupcake.blogspot.com/

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  12. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
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  13. This is such a good idea! I always have this problem and I'm never sure what to do and I do now!

    anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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  14. It's so good!

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. love that post
    love your blog too
    what about following each other?
    OXXOXO
    Marie
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    INTO THE GROOVE

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  16. This is so amazing...and i found this just when my bronzer cracked! :) :) Thank you!

    Beauty Blog: Me and my Cousin

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  17. wooow so helpful! thank you!

    xoxo milla
    http://blondhairpinkheart.blogspot.co.at/

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  18. Wow, I had no idea that it was fixable. Thank you!

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  19. *following you sweetie. Take a look at my blog if you like :)

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  20. wow, thanks so much for this! i have a few cracked eyeshadows lying around and idk what to do with them.
    love these kinds of posts! i followed :)

    anansays.blogspot.com

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  21. I have a coupe of cracked eye shadows I will HAVE to try this on!
    www.jessimarieee.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  22. Oh wow thanks for this amazing tip! going to try this on my fave eyeshadow, and here I almost threw it out!

    www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com

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  23. P.S My uncle is a mailman.. and the stories I hear always makes me weary of mail now.....

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    1. It's horrible here in downtown..I get mails that isn't even addressed to mine.. -_-

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