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How to: Throw a De-Potting Party!


I have to say, one of my favorite things to do with my friends is to get everyone together for a de-potting party.  Listen – de-potting doesn’t have to be a dreaded job!  I know you’ve heard us talk about our de-potting parties, you didn’t think we were kidding, did you?  I love any excuse to throw a party – but a de-potting party makes for a great birthday, housewarming, girls’ night in, you get the picture!  It’s a chance to catch up and relax with friends while getting creative and letting loose for the day!

All I tell the guests to bring to the party is their makeup clutter and beautiful faces – I like to supply them with everything else, but trust me your shopping list won’t be long at all, and you probably already have most of what you’ll need, which I’ll get to later.  We also bring along any makeup doubles or “regrets” that never made it into our ‘getting ready routine’, and everything is up for grabs!  We all love going home with a new eye shadow...or two!
I like to keep the space bright and minimal to inspire us to declutter and simplify.  After all, that’s what de-potting is all about, right?
Our work space is quite the sight!  I like to get all of our supplies ready before hand: Z Potter, metal spatulas, rubbing alcohol, metal stickers, and empty pans, markers for labeling shade names, and of course, plenty of Z Palettes!  It always starts out so perfectly put together, but don’t be fooled, once the creativity starts flowing, it’s another story!
The de-potting process can be so much fun, with the music going in the background and our hands busy, the time always just flies by.  Before we realize it, we’ve de-potted tons of makeup and there’s always a big pile of plastic packaging left behind to show for it. We like to divide it up according to certain brand’s recycling programs. Who doesn’t love turning in empty packaging for a free lip gloss?!
There are almost always one or two people in the group that are new to de-potting, and I LOVE seeing the looks on their faces when they see how easy de-potting is – it’s a great moment.  Whenever someone says they can’t de-pot their makeup, I love proving them wrong!
Of course, a party isn’t a party without great food and good music.  It’s best to stick with small bites and finger foods that you and your guests can easily pass around and snack on while you work.  I don’t think anyone can resist cupcakes or darling French macaroons.  
Have as much fun with the playlist as you want!  I say if we can dance or sing along to it, it’s fair game!
The day is always over way too quickly.  It’s so nice to go home with freshly de-potted makeup, organized, stream-lined and ready to use.  I like to send my guests home with a little something to remember the day – a small Z Palette is the perfect party favor, and everyone can bring it with them to the next de-potting party!  If we happen to be celebrating something that day, then I’ll write a little message right on the Z Palette to make it extra special.
A de-potting party is easier than you think and the perfect activity for beauty lovers. Now get inspired, gather your crew, and throw a de-potting party of your own!

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