Thursday

Beauty Confessions: MUST KEEP ALL THE BOXES!


Some of you probably noticed in my recent review of the eDiva Princess makeup organizer that a lot of my makeup is still in the original boxes. See exhibit A below. Well ... I have a problem. I have literally always been this way, too. I like to keep 99% of my products that come in boxes in their original boxes even after I begin using them. That's right! Those products aren't in boxes because they're new, they're in boxes because I have to keep them in their original boxes.

Exhibit A - See all those products in boxes? None of them are brand new!
Exhibit B: More boxes, this time on foundations

Exhibit C: And here we have palettes in boxes (those sugarpill palettes are about 3 years old and those are their original boxes)

You may be thinking, "Oh, well that's not so bad." Well ... perhaps it's not a negative, but think about the fact that I use some products that I still own the boxes for that I take out every day, use, then place them back in their boxes and put them back in their drawers. Every. Day.

Why do I do this? 

I honestly have no idea! It's a compulsion. I have literally done it since I began collecting makeup decades ago. This behavior isn't solely dedicated to makeup, I do this with skin products, some hair products, medicine, etc. Some of my best friends and past boyfriends (and of course the Hubs) have been really amused and perhaps slightly concerned by this behavior. Honestly, it isn't hurting anyone and I think it keeps things looking nice and neat so there's no harm, but this compulsion even has me baffled!

What about products that don't come in boxes?

If products don't come in boxes I don't find boxes to put them in (I'm not quite that nutty ... yet) and I don't mind if things come from the brand without that kind of packaging most of the time. I think the compulsion stems from a desire to keep the original packaging/boxes intact exactly as they arrived, not so much the need for boxes on their own.

Do you ever take the products out of the boxes and then save the boxes elsewhere?

Nope! If I'm going to get rid of the packaging, I get rid of it completely. If I'm going to keep it, I keep it with the product!

Well, there it is! My odd beauty confession for the week.

What about you? Do you have any weird compulsive behaviors when it comes to makeup packaging? 

20 comments :

  1. I still think it's fantastic. I have a HUGE tote bag full to the brim of empty boxes that I can't get myself to just throw away. I might need them someday! lol. I guess I should either just keep or throw. But I'm torn!

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    1. *sigh* the great box dilemma! ;)

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  2. My collection would make your eye twitch lol. I only keep the boxes if I haven't used the product yet!

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    1. LOL I'm actually totally fine with others not keeping the boxes, I just couldn't throw them away myself! Perhaps because I've never known anyone else that does what I do?

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  3. I'm like that with nail polishes that come in boxes.. I have to keep them all! :)

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    1. Woohoo! Great minds ... or crazy minds ;)

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  4. I love this post. I'm the same way with polishes that come in boxes. It makes your collection look so neat and tidy!

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    1. Thanks! Yay! I do it with polish as well as makeup, skin care, etc. Just all around nutty over here ;)

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  5. I do this too, i have a very beautiful wooden basket filled with boxes! <3

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    1. LOL I have to keep my products in the boxes, but that's funny that you save them separately!

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  6. oh my gosh! This is soo me! Except I am like Jess Scull who hoards them in a seperate bag/box. My husband gets so annoyed with me, but I feel like I might need them at some point for something. "Beauty Hoarding Problems."

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    1. Lol #beautyloverproblems

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  7. This makes for some gorgeous makeup drawers!

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    1. Would you believe this is just the tip of the iceberg? ;)

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  8. Your so cute! I love you can do that... I recently got some new product and my mom grabbed it and TORE the box to see the color.. I about died!

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    1. Aaaaaah!!!! I'd die lol ;)

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  9. When I get a new product I tend to keep it in the box for a little while, then I think there's no point and will get rid of it. But hey, I totally understand the desire to keep the packaging intact! You do what you want!

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    1. LOL oh trust me, this compulsive behavior isn't going anywhere anytime soon ;)

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  10. You're just like me! I keep my Illamasqua polishes and RBLs in the boxes. But I think those are the only ones!

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    1. Haha funny! My crazy is fairly extensive ;)

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