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  • Writer's pictureKaren L.

Don't Toss! Upcycle Your Beauty Containers: Sustainable Hacks for a Glam Second Life

We all know the feeling: that pang of guilt when we toss another empty beauty container into the recycling bin, especially when many skincare containers are aesthetically pleasing. But what if we told you there was a way to give your used products a glamorous second life? Enter the world of upcycling!


Here at Glou Beauty Marketplace, where sustainability meets stunning beauty finds, we're all about empowering you to shop consciously and give pre-loved products a new home. But that doesn't stop after you've finished your favorite serum or lipstick. Upcycling your empty containers is a fun, creative, and eco-friendly way to minimize waste and extend the life of your beauty essentials.


So, grab those empties and get ready to unleash your inner DIY diva! Here are a few inspiring upcycling hacks to get you started:



Makeup brushes neatly organized in a candle container with flowers in the bacj=kground

Makeup brushes neatly stored in a mason jar painted in metallic gold.

From Clutter to Chic

  • Brush It Off: Repurpose a clean mason jar or candle container into a stylish makeup brush holder. Wash it out, add a splash of color with paint or ribbon, and voilà! Your brushes will thank you for the organized upgrade. The easiest way to get wax remnants out is by pouring boiling water, and letting it cool. The wax will float to the top and you can break it up and toss it out.



Various travel-sized containers refilled with skincare products.

Travel-Sized Treasures

  • DIY On-the-Go: Don't let those leftover travel containers or trial sizes gather dust! Transform them into tiny travel companions by whipping up your own custom skincare routine. Mix up a facial mist, lotion, or even a cleansing balm to keep your skin glowing wherever you roam.



A beautiful succulent planted in an empty gold lipstick holder.


Beauty Meets Botany

  • Green Glam: Give your old lipsticks a whole new life as adorable planters for your favorite succulents. These tiny pots of green add a touch of whimsy to any windowsill or desk.

A small succulent planted in an empty red lipstick holder.



Lost and Found

  • Taming the Bobby Pin Chaos: Say goodbye to the "beauty Bermuda Triangle" where bobby pins go to disappear! Upcycle an old mint tin into a handy storage solution. Your hair essentials will always be at your fingertips.



Colorful bobby pins stored in an old mint tine wrapped in colorful craft paper.


Join the Upcycle Challenge!

Feeling inspired? Share your upcycled beauty creations with us! We're hosting the #GlouUpcycleChallenge on Instagram. Post a picture of your repurposed containers and tag us for a chance to be featured. Let's create a sustainable beauty community together!


The Beauty of Upcycling Goes Beyond Glam

Upcycling isn't just about creating gorgeous new things; it's about reducing waste and making a positive impact on the environment. Here's a fun fact: upcycling just one container can save resources and prevent it from ending up in landfills.


Shop Sustainably, Upcycle Creatively

At Glou Beauty, we're committed to sustainable shopping. We offer a curated selection of new or like-new beauty products from top brands, giving them a second chance to shine. Combine your love of beauty with eco-consciousness by shopping pre-loved and joining the upcycling movement!


Thrifting: Stylish, Sustainable Solution for Global Challenges

As inflation rates reach an all time high and climate change continues to be a global threat, thrifting fits many conscious consumers’ style goals and their commitment to sustainability through supporting circular fashion and beauty. Glou Beauty’s one-of-a-kind structure is a uniquely environmentally-friendly option as it both minimizes waste and maximizes the useful life of a beauty product, while allowing consumers to shop different beauty brands and products at an accessible price point. Good for the planet, good for the wallet!


So let's show the world that sustainability can be stunning. Hop over to Glou today and discover a world of pre-loved beauty treasures waiting to be rediscovered. Together, we can make a difference, one beautiful find at a time!

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