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Beauty Alert!

Calling all cosmetic hoarders! Yes, you know who you are.  Rifling through drawers (yes drawers), of lipstick, mascara, eyeliner; the list goes on and on. Truth is, us gals don’t accumulate such a plethora of cosmetic items in the hope of looking like Tammy Faye Bakker when we walk out the door. So, why keep so many items?

As a recovering cosmetic hoarder myself, especially when it comes to lipstick, I tend to hold onto, and add to my overwhelming collection of non-collectibles. To be honest, I never really thought about cosmetics as having a shelf life. Fact is, they do. And not to mention, expiration dates vary depending on the product. So, how do we keep it all straight? When do I know to retire my liquid eyeliner? How about my lipsick?  Well ladies, its time to keep your face up to date with “Beauty Alert!”

Created by Seattle based make-up artist Stacya Silverman, “Beauty Alert!” came about as a way to help women such as ourselves, know when to toss old and possibly hazardous products.  Silverman has been in the beauty business for over 20 years, and has done make-up for everyone from Microsoft executives to Kevin Bacon.

Intrigued? Fabulous. Ok, so how does it all work? The “Beauty Alert!” kit comes with 20 writable, durable, waterproof, color coded, educational labels. The labels themselves come in four distinct categories: 3, 6, 12 and 18+ months. Simply write the date your product was first opened with a black Sharpie, and stick the label on your product, preferably in a place that isn’t frequently handled.

Did I mention the labels are durable and do not flag or disintegrate? Even better. Plus, they can even be used on hair products, nail polish, perfume, and sunscreen. Love it! How can I get my newly manicured hands on some? Beauty Alert! is $4.95 plus shipping and is available at  Find the guidelines for product life inside your kit today.

I don’t know about you, but a system to keep potentially harmful products off my face, I’m all over it.  Remember ladies; keep that face up to date. Heck, with a healthier face, people might start thinking you’re younger than you are. Sold.

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