If you’re like me, you buy a lot of stuff on sale. For some reason, people at discount stores like to put price and clearance stickers where it’s the hardest to remove.
Plus, if they’re on clearance, that sticker has probably been there longer than you can guess, resulting in a battle between your finger nails and the tape.
I’ve heard about this “Peanut Butter Sticky Tape” trick online. I was skeptical… It just didn’t make scientific sense to me.
Sure enough, I tried it in a pair of shoes and it worked like a charm. You can use this trick for adhesive residue left on just about anything!
Prep. Remove the paper part of the sticker or tape as much as you can. Sometimes this is a chore in itself. For an easier time, soak the paper in hot water first.
Soak. With the sticky residue left behind, take a finger full of peanut butter and apply generously on top of the residue. I have used regular Jiffy brand and natural Trader Joe’s brand, both were equally effective.
Time. The longer I leave the peanut butter on, the more effective I find this trick. With my experimentation, the optimal time seems to be between 10 and 15 minutes.
Wipe. Take a paper towel and wipe the peanut butter off along with the residue. Some areas may require circular rubbing to remove.
Rinse. Either wash the item to make sure no peanut butter is left behind, or use a cleaning solution to rinse the area. You’re done, and are probably craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Have you ever tried this peanut butter trick?
I’m actually pretty curious as to how this works. I think it has something to do with the oil. Interesting! Regardless of the reason, my fiance knows that half the time I break out the peanut butter I’m not actually eating it.
I grabbed a load of clothes at Dorothy Perkins a few weeks ago during a huge 70% off sale they were having. I don’t really do hauls, but they were all tops I needed for work and the hotter weather.
It was my first time purchasing from Dorothy Perkins, and I’m pretty disappointed with the quality. It reminds me very much of Forever 21. However, the price I can’t complain about!
I spent a lot of time organizing the apartment again. The office was moved around yet again, my desk was reorganized, pictures were finally put in frames, and the bedroom was finally adorned with artwork and flowers.
The bedroom has actually been the hardest for me to decorate. For six months there has been nothing but a bed in our bedroom. Yikes! But now there are flowers, candles, artwork, frames, etc. It’s starting to feel much more like a place where I can relax.
I still need to add my reading nook into the bedroom, and then I’ll consider it complete. (And maybe a few more candles.)
I’ll try to take some pictures of the other changes for next week. It’s been a while since I promised pictures of the decorating! Again, it’s nowhere near done, but it’s getting there.
And that’s all I did last week. I hope everyone else enjoyed it!
This blog entry was posted in Personal on Aug 06 2012.
I think this is the first time I’ve actually gone through my entire makeup collection on a blog post! To see my previous makeup set-up in the old apartment, check out this post.
My new place has much less storage space, as you can see, so my makeup now has an entire shelf to itself.
A quick disclaimer — I use makeup to look my best. I really don’t tend to experiment or have a color for every occasion. I’ve seen collections that make my head spin. These are mostly items I use on a daily basis. In other words, my collection isn’t much of a collection!
Click here for image notes and to see where everything is located.
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer: I love this stuff. I’ve never tried any other eye primer, but I don’t really need to. This makes everything stay on all day without smudging. However, it does have a harder time with cream shadows if application is heavy. It also looks great on it’s own to brighten the eyes.
Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara: I hated purchasing this, because I don’t like supporting companies that test on animals. Tarte still makes my absolute favorite mascaras, but the price hurts my wallet too much! I’ve tried ELF mascara, but I didn’t like the formula. Any mascara suggestions for great volume?
Revlon Color Burst in Peach Parfait (Sample): This sample came with my free Target Beauty Bag. I have Revlon Colorburst in Creamsicle as well (in my bag). These have a little too much glitter for me, but they’re still fun.
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer: I always rave about this concealer. I’m almost completely out of it at this point. It works best as a highlight and under the eyes.
Rimmel London Blush: I adore this rosy blush. It has just a hint of bronze, and gives a very sun kissed look that isn’t too glittery. I just wish I didn’t have to layer it so much for the color payoff. It also doesn’t last long. Once I finish it, I will be on the hunt for a longer lasting blush with better color payoff int he same shade.
Tarte 12-Hour Blush in Amused: This blush will stay on all day and is highly pigmented. I love it! Unfortunately, Tarte doesn’t really have a color that even comes close to my Rimmel’s bronze look.
Too Faced Primed and Poreless: It allows for fantastic application as a primer, but it doesn’t reduce my pores at all. (In fact, I suspect it clogs.) It’s very heavy, and that puts me off as well. I don’t recommend it, it’s not worth the price.
Loreal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer: I have a huge problem with hyper-pigmentation (if I have a breakout, it’ll leave a red spot on my skin for weeks.) This helps cancel out the red, so I use it on certain spots if I have to.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff: I had to toss my ELF Tinted Moisturizer because it was irritating my skin. So far, this has been absolutely amazing. It’s medium to full coverage and feels completely weightless. It’s my favorite! I may try the whipped formula next.