Packing this one away for next year’s New Year’s Beauty Resolutions: put things back where you found them.
I have a terrible habit of not doing this. It used to be that it was only with clothes and shoes, and while that led eventually to the formation of not just individual mountains but whole mountain ranges of gently-worn clothing rising up from my bedroom floor, I was able to live with that. I had it under control. I could quit anytime.
Recently, however, I’ve begun doing the same thing with beauty products. Not only is my makeup area an uncharacteristic mess, but I keep putting products in my purse to use for touchups during the day and then not taking them out at night and putting them away. This was brought home to me the other night when, while hanging out at a local pub, I upended my purse and eighteen — EIGHTEEN! — lip products fell out. Not coincidentally, my purse has been feeling awfully heavy lately. (OK, one of those lip items was my Guerlain Rouge G, which by itself weighs like 20 pounds, so that’s gotta be a contributing factor.)
I’m going to try to actually start acting on this resolution now rather than waiting for New Year’s, but I wouldn’t take any bets if I were you.
How about you guys? Any bad beauty habits you’d like to break?
Dermadoctor is offering 20% off through 10/6 with code 20SAVER. Some exclusions apply.
b-glowing.com is offering 30% off through 10/31 with code SIMPLE. B-Glowing carries lots of brands that we don’t talk about very much here, mostly just because they’re less easy to get hold of, like Paul & Joe Beauté. If I have any money left at the end of the month I will probably be scooping up an item or two from Paul & Joe.
If you were jonesing for the Sephora Collection Endless Color Blockbuster palette last year but missed it due to rapid sellout (or if you just want a full face of Sephora brand makeup for under $50), it’s back in stock at Sephora.com. I don’t know what the quantities are but if you want it I’d order sooner rather than later. I’m not wild about Sephora brand cosmetics, but if you’re looking to play with different colors or try new things, this is a relatively inexpensive kit considering how much product you get. Plus, there’s a giveaway: “Each 2010 SEPHORA COLLECTION Collector’s Edition Makeup Palette includes a silver ticket that automatically enters you in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Silver Ticket Sweepstakes. Hang on to it and visit Sephora.com on January 1, 2011 to see if you have the winning silver ticket. Whoever has it will receive the Grand Prize, a $1,000 Sephora shopping spree, one-year supply of SEPHORA COLLECTION products, and more.” (See the website for full terms and conditions.)
Also, just as a PSA, Sephora’s Friends & Family sale usually happens in late October/early November, so if you’re thinking of placing an order for something but can live without it for a few more weeks, you might want to wait until the sale. It’s usually 20% off.