‘We went bin dipping in our neighbour’s trash – and found £990 worth of makeup’

A woman and her flatmates have recovered $1,350 (£993) worth of beauty products from their neighbour's trash.

Shamitha, from New York City, US, joked they had a "trash haul" when they found their neighbour throwing out a "giant" box full of unused beauty goods.

In the video they posted on TikTok, she and her friends are seen unboxing the gifts including advent calendars.

They also rifled through beauty gift sets from prominent beauty brands.

The "haul" includes a £99 Kiehl's advent calendar with brand-new, unopened products wrapped in its original packaging; a gift set of Florence by Milly Bobby Brown; some fleece flip flops and blankets.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure, I decided to price it," she said.

"There were hair products, accessories, and a Kiehl's advent calendar too."

There is also three-in-one pro hair dryer, which cost about $40 (£30), a L'Occitane gift set that's sold for $42 (£31) in retail shops, a box of high end serum, which is priced at $253 (£186) on Net-a-Porter.

A Diptyque candle, which Shamitha believes it's only been used once, is found along with other goodies.

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"The total came out to $1,248. It was $1,350 with 8.25% tax included," Shamitha revealed.

"I didn't price it to sell, I did it for perspective on the value of what was being thrown away because I would hate myself if I ever did this."

Viewers were shocked to see the amount of unused products going to waste.

They were glad Shamitha and her friends found the items in the bins and were putting them to good use.

One said: "They didn't have to throw it out, they could've donated whatever was not used to a shelter."

A second added: "Not the Diptyque! This makes so so upset, it's wild they'd just throw all of them out!"

"Influence culture is just capitalism with a pretty face," a third wrote.

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