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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Keeping your cosmetics fresh

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

Bob T. Monkey knows the importance of making sure cosmetics aren't outdated (it takes a lot of makeup to keep him looking this good!). In this week's tip, amberiam describes how you can keep track of your cosmetics with Remember The Milk.

Bob T. Monkey needs a lot of makeup to look this good

There's almost nothing more disgusting than using outdated cosmetics, but if you're a makeup hound like me, then you may not always remember when you bought things or when they're expired (and makeup packaging isn't always clear about expiration dates). Thankfully, I can use Remember The Milk to figure out when you need to throw away that mascara.

When I buy a new product, I will record it in a "cosmetics" list in RTM. Then, using these guidelines, I'll set up a reminder for a certain time period so I'll know when something is nearing the end of its lifespan and another reminder a day or two after the product expires. This helps me save money because I don't have to throw away products that went bad before I used them, and it keeps my cosmetics box neat and up-to-date.

Thanks for sharing this tip, amberiam! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

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