My mom and I both suffer from it's-aftenoon-and-your-makeup-is-gone-and-your-face-is-greasy-itis. She has always bought those oil-blotting sheets from Clean and Clear or Neutrogena, which are like, $5 per pack of 25 or 50 sheets (which is RIDICULOUS). Occasionally she'd give me a pack of them, but being cheapity cheap I don't think I've ever gone out and bought my own when I run out. I just reapply powder, or dab my face with a Kleenex, which isn't really effective but whatever.
A few weeks ago, I had this brilliant idea. I was almost out of tissue paper for wrapping a wedding gift, and bemoaning the fact that I had to buy more, when it hit me: Isn't tissue paper basically the same as blotting paper?
I had to try it out. I took a sheet of plain white tissue paper and cut it up into little rectangles that are about the same size as the expensive blotters, and gave it a test run. I did very thorough research (aka I blotted my face when it felt like it needed it over the course of about two weeks).
And what do you know, it works! I'm not going to show you a picture of my face grease, because that's super awkward. But I promise it works exactly the same as like, rice paper blotters or those thin paper ones Proactiv sells. I am super proud of myself.
You can get an entire thing of white tissue paper at Target for under $2. And I imagine that if you cut up an entire pack of tissue paper, you could probably get about eleventy jillion blotting papers out of it, which is probably way more than anyone could ever need. Significantly cheaper!
Do you use blotting paper? Any other creative uses for tissue paper? And does Pinterest ever make anyone else feel totally inadequate?