Posted on: January 16, 2022 Posted by: Ariel Tattum Comments: 0

A trio of New York City roommates salvaged over $1,000 worth of unused beauty products from the trash after their influencer neighbor tossed them out.

TikToker Sham (@bysham) revealed in a viral video that her neighbor is an influencer — and last week, that influencer threw out a ‘giant’ box of unused products.

She and her roommates rescued them and brought them home, where their online research showed that they had scored $1,248 in makeup and skincare from brands including Kiehl’s, L’Occitane, and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

A trio of New York City roommates salvaged over $1,000 worth of unused beauty products from the trash after their influencer neighbor tossed them out

TikToker Sham evealed in a viral video that her neighbor is an influencer

Last week, that influencer threw out a 'giant' box of unused products

TikToker Sham evealed in a viral video that her neighbor is an influencer – and last week, that influencer threw out a ‘giant’ box of unused products

‘Our influencer neighbor threw out a GIANT box of unused skincare and makeup, ‘ Sham wrote. ‘So we snuck the box into our apartment. There was so much new product in there.’

The video shows she and two other young women going through the box of goodies on the floor, discovering what was in their haul — including products by brands like Maui, Curell, Eos, Aquafor, Freeman, and L’Oreal.

Among the items was a $99 Kiehl’s advent calendar, a $55 Emma Hardie facial mist, a $49 Bad Habit skincare kit, a $40 Infiniti Pro hairdryer, and a $42 L’Occitane holiday set.

Other freebies included $30 in Florence by Mills products, Naturopathica’s Sicilian Bergamot Body Lotion for $36, a Blue Lizard sunscreen set for $22, and $46 in Maybelline lipsticks.

She and her roommates rescued them and brought them home and looked up the prices for everything

She and her roommates rescued them and brought them home and looked up the prices for everything

She and her roommates rescued them and brought them home and looked up the prices for everything

The highest-priced item appears to have been a Noble Panacea serum that retails for $253

The highest-priced item appears to have been a Noble Panacea serum that retails for $253

Among the items was a $99 Kiehl’s advent calendar, a $55 Emma Hardie facial mist, a $49 Bad Habit skincare kit, a $40 Infiniti Pro hairdryer, and a $42 L’Occitane holiday set

Among the items was a $99 Kiehl’s advent calendar, a $55 Emma Hardie facial mist, a $49 Bad Habit skincare kit, a $40 Infiniti Pro hairdryer, and a $42 L’Occitane holiday set

The highest-priced item appears to have been a Noble Panacea serum that retails for $253. 

There also appeared to be some non-beauty items, like socks, slippers, and a candle.

Sham also explained that she wanted to see how much everything was worth, so they looked up the prices for each item and kept track of them on a white board.’

They wrote at the top: ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’

The total for all the products came out to $1,248, though they would have cost over $1,300 with New York City sales tax.

While the young women were clearly thrilled to get so much for free, commenters were disgusted that the influencer threw so much perfectly good makeup and skincare in the trash. 

Sham also explained that she wanted to see how much everything was worth, so they looked up the prices for each item and kept track of them on a white board'

They wrote at the top: 'One man's trash is another man's treasure.'

Sham also explained that she wanted to see how much everything was worth, so they looked up the prices for each item and kept track of them on a white board’ 

There also appeared to be some non-beauty items, like socks, slippers, and a candle

There also appeared to be some non-beauty items, like socks, slippers, and a candle

There also appeared to be some non-beauty items, like socks, slippers, and a candle

The total for all the products came out to $1,248, though they would have cost over $1,300 with New York City sales tax

The total for all the products came out to $1,248, though they would have cost over $1,300 with New York City sales tax

‘God that is so wasteful on their part. Thank goodness you found it. If they didn’t want it, they could have given it away,’ wrote one.

‘This is why influencers should have to pay for the things they review or promote,’ opined another.

‘Do they not have friends to give all this stuff to? Like damn,’ wrote one more.

Several commenters insisted that the influencer could have donated the products — particularly to homeless shelters or organizations for survivors of domestic violence.

Several organizations collect unused toiletries, makeup, and skincare for women to help them look their best when applying for jobs.

‘Wow they could have donated those to shelters,’ wrote one woman.

‘Influencers!!!’ wrote another. ‘Please donate product you don’t want!!! This is incredibly wasteful.’

‘That neighbor could have easily donated this to a women’s shelter if she had no one else to give it to,’ wrote a third, 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10387499/TikTokers-rescue-1-000-worth-beauty-products-influencer-neighbor-threw-TRASH.html