there are the beauty junkies who clean their makeup brushes weekly, are adamant about their nightly skincare routine after a night out, and paint their nails without pooling nail polish in their cuticles. maybe they’re also into bullet journaling and have a dedicated spread of their opened beauty products and their respective expiration dates.
then there’s the rest of us. the ones who only remember to wash their makeup brushes after they realize they don’t have any clean ones left. the ones who use a makeup wipe after a long night of partying in bed mindlessly watching makeup tutorials on youtube, and still wake up with raccoon eyes. the ones who smudge their nail polish seconds after painting them to go to the bathroom. we don’t abide by product expiration dates. we toss products with peculiar odors. and sometimes we don’t.
those products are the ones who didn’t get away. who stood their ground through rounds of decluttering. who stayed through thick (winged eyeliner) and thin (over-plucked eyebrows). who stuck around even though they’ve been long forgotten about.
we all have them, so here are some of mine:
some of these products were of mediocre quality then and are subpar now. some of these products are still great. yet all of them rest untouched in a small part of my heart.
what’s a product you refuse to let go when you know you should?