Blog Every Day in May: Days 20-22 -- Struggle, Fave Posts, Rant

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Day 20: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.  

I guess it would have to be sticking to a proper sleep schedule and getting things done in the day. Ideally, I'd wake up around 8, eat breakfast while catching up on blogs, and start my day of photographing products, trying things, and blogging. Sometimes I can actually get some of those things done, but it never fails that somehow my schedule gets messed up in some way. I really have to just buckle down and make myself do things!

Day 21: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives 

Day 22: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)

I had to think about this topic for a while, because I didn't really want to write about anything controversial or that might annoy/upset someone. So here's something that bugs me that I think probably bugs a lot of you too:

Lack of safety seals on cosmetics products!

 I've been seeing this more lately -- products without any sort of seal on the cap/cover. This isn't such a big deal in the case of powder products or sometimes lipsticks, where you can see if the product has been used by the presence of fingerprints or dents, but I've seen lip glosses without seals. Ew. Not only are liquid products more prone to bacterial contamination, with things like lip gloss and mascara, it's nearly impossible to tell if it's been opened and used.

I understand that some companies might not want to put seals on in order to be environmentally-friendly, and I'm not asking for full shrinkwrap or blister packaging, but surely a compromise can be made here. A little piece of tape covering the opening, so a customer can see if a product has been opened -- that's not so bad, is it?

Speaking of people who open and try products without buying them: Winners customers. Stop. Opening. Products. And. Putting. Them. Back.

That is gross. Just gross. And tragic, in some cases: That smashed Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palette, the mangled Clarins glosses... RIP.

And Winners, can you please stop putting clearance stickers on products that have been opened, swatched, and/or have fingerprints in them?!? I don't understand how it's ok to sell something so unsanitary.

A solution to this problem which some stores do is put items in locked boxes. I've seen my local store do this with some things, though not all, and not all of the high-end items either. Unfortunately, it seems like a must since some people are so inconsiderate.

Whew. Rant over.

You can read my previous challenge responses here and see the original challenge post here!

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  1. Yo omg I so agree with the putting seals on lipgloss and stuff! Ok I gotta share an enraging story.
    I was at winners during the weekend, I was looking at the face wipes and these two girls come up. One of them was like hmmm I wonder what that smells like. And the other picks up the product, RIPS open the packaging and takes a sniff, she says eh I don't like it and puts it back on the shelf. I stood there and was like omg what kind of people are you, how can you do that like woowww

    1. GAH!!! Do they not realize that stuff is for sale, as in, they can't mess around with it unless they've BOUGHT it?!? I seriously think there should be a monitor at all times in the beauty area. It's so ridiculous.

  2. This drives me bananas as well, I will not buy nail polish unless its from a couple of stores I know monitor their products. I see people "trying" on polishes ALL the time. I also see people swatching lipsticks on their hand and putting them back - WTF. AND THEN they'll go bitch to a store representative that there's no unused product. This makes me CRaZy! Now my rant is done :)

    1. It's amazing how gross some people can be. It's like they don't even realize they can contaminate that stuff. It's especially gross with stuff we put on our mouths or eyelids, where bacteria can cause a lot of damage!