I promise that I had a post for today, but the server decided it was hungry and ate it. So, let me try again.
Everyone has them. Those beauty purchases that for whatever reason didn’t work out. Perhaps you were having an off day. Perhaps there was an extremely persuasive saleswoman on the floor that day, and she got you in a weak moment. Whatever the reason, we’ve all got our rejects. And even though most stores have generous return policies for cosmetics these days, sometimes we are too lazy to ship it back if we purchased over the internet, or we kept it longer than the return window.
Some women, instead of relegating these items to a drawer, participate in swaps. The best (and ostensibly, reputable) site for this is here. Some people give to relatives or friends. I’ve even heard of makeup swap parties, which actually sound kind of fun.
I usually just give my stuff away, and if I happen to get something back, it’s a bonus.
But I have to say the idea of swapping intrigues me. And scares me a bit the same time. I have no idea who the other person I’m swapping with is, and even though the product would be perfectly safe for me to use, I would probably be too paranoid to do so. Apparently I need some faith in humanity, but it’s a slow process.
What about you? Would you be willing to swap your unwanted products? And would you be fine with swapping, say, translucent powder, but hesitant on something like lipstick?