How to maximize the use of ONE cotton pad

by xin on August 25, 2009

It Tuesday! 😀 Monday blues are over! So, I thought I shall share an awesome tip with everyone here. 😀 I think i read this somewhere before, but I shall just write it again.

I am a huge fan of Q-tips. I have a jar at home, a jar on my work desk, and a pack in my handbag. I feel really insecured without them. But, in a long run, I am wasting so much world resources and $$ to keep having to refill.

So, today, let’s see how can I maximize my cotton pad to save me a teeny bit of cash when I remove my eye makeup.  You know how many Q-tips sometimes you have to use to completely remove the black residue left over by your eyeliner right?

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I prefer my thick cotton pad. Guess how many Q-tips one sheet of cotton pad can be equal to?

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First, wet your cotton pad adequately with makeup remover.

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Slowly tear the cotton pad into half. Then half again.

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I had 5 thin layers from a sheet of cotton pad! All moist too! Awesome. Some you can use it to remove eyeshadow while the rest you can turn them into Q-tips!

Now, let’s see how to turn them into Q-tip.

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Fold a layer into half.

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Then half again and you get a quarter.

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Then you fold it as shown, and roll it.

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Ta dah! Now you get a Q tip to clean your eyeliner and what not.

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EEEP! Dirty. But it’s ok, it’s not the end of it yet.

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Open up, and flip to the clean side.

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And fold and roll again, you get a cleaner tip from the used layer just now. Amazing right?

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So…the result of the experiment is: I get 5 Q-tips from one cotton pad!!!

^_^

Do you have any other money-saving tips to share?

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

plue August 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm

i lazy la. but one cotton pad i use for 2 eyes, kaodim 😛

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Jenn August 25, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Wow… what a great cost saving idea Xin! 😀

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Nikki August 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm

wonderful! girl! i do the same but I don’t seem to remember to have many sheets out of ONE cotton pad..hmm.mine could be the cheap one! LOL thanks for sharing sis and I LOVE YOUR NAILS!

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Jyoan August 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

LOL. Very cute of you to do that.

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yahui August 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

geng ah you! hehe~ btw are those Guardian cotton pads? i’m in love with those! 😀

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gio August 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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yahui August 27, 2009 at 11:56 am

hard to believe leh dear? btw do give Nasonex a shot, it doesn’t cure the sinus condition but it soothes you long enough to carry on with your life without sneezing all over the place.

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prettybeautiful August 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

plue: hahahaha 😛

Jenn: yeay for thrifty! 😛

Nikki: thanks sis!!! 😀 the cotton pad is the good thick one 😀

Jyoan: yeah ^_^ very cost effective.

yahui: yeah yeah guardian one!! cheap and good. I bought few boxes when it was on sale (kiasu. btw nasonex is over-the-couter flu pill?

gio: welcome! 😀

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