Hints and tips: Top 10 uses for Vaseline

The Humble Vaseline Tub

I love a product that’s a two-fer. Like a lipstick that you can also use as a creme blush, or a pancake that doubles as a hat. Vaseline is a bit more than a two-fer though. Is there a bathroom in Australia that doesn’t have a tub of Vaseline lurking somewhere under a sink or up the back of a cupboard? I use Vaseline a lot, and for things that you might not even think of. And to that end, I have pulled together what I call Elise’s Top 10 Uses For The Humble Vaseline.

– A little bit on an old (clean) mascara brush for taming brows

– A touch on your fingers to smooth over annoying flyaway hairs

– Vaseline on a soft cloth to buff and polish your patent leather shoes and bags – excellent for scuff marks

– Smoothed around the cuticles before you paint your nails to stop your colour staining, and to help get any ‘outside the lines’ off easily

– A dab mixed with loose colour pigments (MAC pigments work especially well) to create a blush or eye shadow that moisturizes and has staying power

– If you live in a really cold climate, smear Vaseline on your keys to stop your locks freezing – thankfully I haven’t had to do this one for a while. This also works for rusty locks

– Slather it on your feet to help prevent friction and blisters if you are doing lots of walking or running (and a bit on your nipples too if you’re going for a long run!)

– Little bit on a cotton bud to remove eyelash glue from your lash line

– Run some around your hairline when you’re dying your hair at home so you don’t end up with that telltale line

– Skip your illuminator and smear a little on the tops of your cheeks for a dewy finish

Do you have any other uses for Vaseline? Sure you do. Everyone does! Feel free to add to my list below – I’m always curious to see how others use this versatile product.

3 Responses to "Hints and tips: Top 10 uses for Vaseline"

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  1. Corinne

    July 18, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Great tips! I don’t actually think I even have any Vaseline, but I’ll have to get some now! I’ve heard it’s also a good makeup remover?? Might have to test that one out…

    Life Etc

    • Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

      July 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

      It’s great for getting eye makeup off, or for tidying up eyeliner shape. I’m shit at eyeliner, so I always scribble it on and then get the line straight by using vaseline on a cotton tip.

  2. Jon

    July 18, 2012 at 3:17 am

    You can use Vaseline to remove a ring stuck on a finger…just coat finger with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and slide the ring off.

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