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Use Your Cell Phone's Camera to Remember Brands of Toiletries You Use

Cell Phone Camera Tip: Replace Your Toiletries Right

Ever stood in the aisles of Sephora trying to remember the name of the shade of foundation you always use? Or in the aisles of Walgreens with instructions from your boyfriend to buy him a new stick of deodorant, but can't remember what brand he uses?

These things you see every day aren't necessarily all things you commit to memory, but with your cell phone, it's a nonissue.

Before hitting the drugstore or department store to replace an empty makeup or other toiletry need, snap a picture of whatever detail you tend to forget. Then at the store, your preferred brand, variety, or shade is right at your fingertips.

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True-Song True-Song 8 years
You can also save it as a contact. I have my print cartridge number saved, all kinds of stuff. I also snap a photo of my car when I'm in a big parking lot, so I don't have to remember I'm on A-2 level or whatever.
nancita nancita 8 years
Such a great idea. I should do this for my boyfriend's contact solution. Especially since they always seem to change the packaging just when you get used to it.
katydid katydid 8 years
My hubby & I always do this. He works at a drug store, so if we need coffee, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc... Sometimes if he sees funny or cute greeting cards, he'll take a picture and send it to me.
mnp mnp 8 years
I wrote down notes in the notepad feature on my cell phone but this is definitely a better idea. =)
Pets Pets 8 years
Oh, I totally did this for a pair of jeans that I'm on a seemingly neverending quest for! I can never remember the exact style name so I took a picture of the label of a pair (in a different size) both the outside and the tag so I know what I'm looking for the next time a shipment comes in and can tell the salesperson what code to search at different locations, too!
luminousfae luminousfae 8 years
I totally do that and I just think its funny that I use the exact foundation pictured (same shade)!
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Seriously... so simple... why don't I think of these things?
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I use my iPhone camera for EVERYTHING. I put my furniture in a storage unit. I took a picture of the inside just in case.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I used my iphone to take a pic of the software download list today. They need like 20 updates and have the worst broadband ever. I thought I was so clever I wanted to share it with a guy there but he would have for sure thought I was a geek ;-) oops, I am!
scissorz scissorz 8 years
that iphone app sounds dope! but this is a good idea - i usually bring my empty container but almost always forget it! or i leave it out forever trying to remind myself - much better plan!
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 8 years
Wow...what a good idea...why didn't I ever think of that?
cptnruthless cptnruthless 8 years
The new app for the iPhone has this built in - it will also match it with a product in their store (although it isnt always right)
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