Cleaning out drawers has become my latest ‘fascinating thing to do’. What an adventure! I’ve come across things I can’t identify. My dressing-table drawer is the lastest to come under scrutiny. Much to my horror, I counted ten lipsticks! Some still unopened. And yet I keep buying them. What is this? A collection? An addiction? A memory fade every time I leaf through a brochure or walk past a make-up counter?
And the colours! I tried one. Talk about vermillion! Why would I choose such a colour in the first place?
Perhaps one of my New Year’s resolutions should be ‘no more lipsticks until I use up what I have’. (I’m sure there are at least three lipsticks in my handbag).
Can anyone else identify with this conundrum?
I recall buying three lipsticks before Christmas – when I was supposed to be buying presents for my grandchildren. ‘You’ll want all three’, the brochure assured me. And I did!
I find myself eagerly anticipating every brochure that arrives in my letterbox. The first thing I check out is the lipsticks. Never mind revolutionary skin creams claiming to reduce or make vanish altogether wrinkles and age spots. I flip past those pages quickly – too late for me to start worrying about those.
No, it’s lipsticks I’m after!
Whether they come in shiny gold cases – a definite touch of luxury – or sleek aerodynamic shapes, I simply have to have them.
Now, the question is, should I stop this ridiculous obsession, or carry on regardless?
I’ll keep you posted.
Mean time, on to the next drawer!