Compact Doctor & NYE

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If you’ve been following along, you know I had some lousy luck in Miami… That also included my Almay powder compact falling off the sink and shattering the product into a million tiny pieces. 

I was bummed… but thought “oh well, nothing I can do about it now”. I was headed for Jamaica!! So I sucked it up and just kept using it… Except now, its New Year’s Eve and I want to look spectacularly flawless in this new city for a New Year.

PINTEREST TO THE RESCUEEEEE! I found this awesome pin with a fix to my issue. Hooray! I’m not the only clumsy one!

How many times have you broken a compact or eye shadow and just had to throw it away? In comes Pinterest to save the day! This is a real win. #homemade #makeup #skin

What did I have to lose by trying it? We’ve all heard of the almighty Pinterest Fail, but hey, I now live within walking distance to a Wal*Mart so I could just go buy a new one if I really screwed it up.

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– Add makeup saver to that list on the label!

The first step was to crush the chunks up into a finer powder, then add rubbing alcohol and mix it all up.

I wasn’t sure exactly how much rubbing alcohol to use, so I just eyeballed it.

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Then… I walked through the Lincoln….. wait, that’s Elf… Then, I waited… This is always a difficult time for me, waiting. I like instant gratification. All the anxiety, will it work? Did I just completely ruin my make up? Will I make a 4th Wal*Mart trip THIS WEEK. Well, after 5 long hours, all the waiting was over, it was time to get ready.

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I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! All the alcohol dried up and its an even better powder than when I bought it! I’m hoping to try this trick on other broken items in my new caboodle… maybe save some eye shadow, blush…. the possibilities are endless!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year Celebration! I definitely did, took in the new city (read: Bourbon Street & RiverWalk) with an old friend who I luckily found out was in town celebrating her birthday. Seriously, I should buy a lottery ticket or enter a ridiculous contest drawing…

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The Superdome all lit up
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Still Christmas in the French Quarter!
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There were fireworks shows all along the river, it was really cool to see
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New Year, New City, New (and old) Friends!

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I’ve dubbed 2015 the “Year of Adventures”! Bring it on.

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