On the heels of the conversation here re: expensive gifts, I have found myself on the “rude tweens are invading Sephora” side of TikTok and skimmed a few recently published articles about Gen Z’s skincare obsession. Drunk Elephant gets called out by name in a couple and they note the fun colors of the packaging.
Meanwhile, I spent some of my afternoon today going through my makeup stash. I cleared out an entire drawer of crap. Some of it is 10+ years old. I’m having a hard time parting with an eyeshadow palette that I know is over a decade old because I still reach for it sometimes, but it feels gross to hang onto now that I’ve done the math on how old it is? Never buying a palette again. I had ~30 “lippies,” most of which were free gifts with purchase. I pared that down to about a dozen, which still feels like a lot for someone who seldom wears anything but lip balms. I put aside a handful of items that are still in the packaging thinking my bf’s nieces might want them when we see them tomorrow.