Hello, lovelies! It’s Maggie De here, your go-to beauty influencer over 50, navigating the world of makeup with my dry skin and ever-embracing wrinkles. Today, I’m diving into a topic that’s a bit of a departure for me: why I’ve decided to skip all the holiday makeup boxes this year. If you’ve been following my channel, you know this is a big change, so let’s jump into it!
Holiday Box History: A Personal Journey
Over the years, I’ve shared my excitement for holiday boxes. I’ve featured the Sephora holiday box, dabbled in various lip boxes, and even braved Black Friday crowds for those enticing deals at department stores. These boxes, often piled up like pyramids, promised a mix of excitement and discovery. But this year, I’ve decided to step back.
Curated Choices: Learning What Works
As I’ve journeyed through the world of beauty, I’ve become more curated in my choices. Understanding my undertone, knowing which products dry out my skin, and steering clear of mattifying items has been a big part of my learning curve. I’ve reached a point where I know what works for me and what doesn’t. And let’s face it, I don’t need another shimmer that doesn’t suit my 59-year-old face!
Quality Over Quantity
One thing that’s increasingly irked me is the quality of products in these holiday boxes. I’ve noticed that sometimes, the formulas in these special editions aren’t the same as their full-priced counterparts. It’s like going to a factory outlet and finding items made specifically for the outlet, not the original store. I want the real deal, not a downgraded version.
The Mystery and Excitement Vs. Practicality
There’s a certain thrill in the mystery of these boxes, and I get why many love them. But for me, this year is about making more thoughtful purchases. I want to choose items that truly excite me and fit into my curated collection, rather than getting carried away by the holiday sparkle.
So, there you have it, my dear followers. This year is about careful selection, not volume. It’s not about the price tag but about making choices that truly resonate with me. I’m excited to share this journey of mindful beauty with you. And who knows, I might return to holiday boxes in the future, but for now, I’m enjoying this new path.
Remember, beauty is not just about what you put on your face; it’s about the choices you make and the joy those choices bring you.
Until next time, stay fabulous! Maggie D