4 Surprising Things To Put in Your Fridge

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In the past year, it has been newfound knowledge to me that makeup expires. I’m sure I’m not alone in this that upon learning that there’s a shelf-life to makeup, I immediately thought of the many tubes of mascaras*, lip glosses, unflattering palettes that some relative gave me, and a plethora of beauty samples that were just sitting in buckets underneath my vanity. I immediately googled how to extend the shelf-life of all my makeup products and was surprised of all the tricks that you can do with just some everyday household items. So here are four surprising things, not just beauty-related but still interesting to know, that benefit from the help of your refrigerator.

*Sidenote: Mascara expires the fastest so throw it out after four months. If you want your mascara to last longer, you’d want to lower its exposure to air aka minimizing the act of pumping your wand in and out of the tube.

1. Ripe Bananas

Don’t let the black peel fool you! By putting ripe bananas in the fridge, the fruit itself will be good to eat for several extra days. 

2. Cologne & Eau de Toilette

By storing your fragrances in the fridge you help them retain their scent for up to 2 years. Do not put perfume in the fridge, perfume should always be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.  

3. Candles

Fun Science Fact: cold wax burns more slowly because there’s a smaller pool of liquid wax around the wick – so less opportunity for your candle’s wax to heat up. An added bonus? Chilled candles drip less! Who knew!

4. Lipstick

Cool temperatures improve your lipstick’s lifespan. Although the expiration time on lipstick has been subject to debate (some experts say 1-2 years whiles other say 4), just smell it. If it smells bad/strong tainted smell, then it’s time to throw that lipstick out! So if you want to extend your lipstick’s longevity, store your extra lipsticks in the fridge versus your bathroom.

XX. Tiffany

Adapted from: Real Simple
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