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
- Summer Beauty Coloured Eyeliners: I like this post because it was the first one I did getting good use out of my new camera. I was pretty satisfied with all the pictures I took, which is rare!
- Real Techniques Core Brush Set Review: Another post where the pictures turned out nicely, even if they were done using my iPhone!
- Black Magic Cream Cleanser and Scrub Reviews: My HG cleanser and scrub!
- Depression Awareness Month Nails: I'm still pleased with how this (albeit simple) nail look turned out, and for a cause very close to me.
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!