Ahhh blessed relief Christmas is over. Do you ever get that weird melancholy yet relieved feeling when the Holidays are over? It’s like, “Awww! I’m so sad it’s all over!” and “Thank god! I can clean up all this chaos, put away all these decorations, and rest for a moment!”
I love Christmas decorations but man, it’s so much work! Work to put it up but lovely when it is up and finally the feeling of “GOD I NEED TO CLEAN ALL THIS CLUTTER UP AND PUT IT BACK IN THE ATTIC!”
So yeah, I feel a bit sad Christmas is over but ever so relieved I can start taking down my tree and getting back to my normal life schedule that doesn’t involve parties and meetups every single night of the month.
Probably the best part of the Holiday season being over is perhaps a little relief from all the sales. Oh my gosh! It was an overwhelming year of sales! Makeup, clothes, accessories, anything and everything was on sale this year and it was overwhelming to keep up with it all.
Here’s some Holiday 2018 Makeup and Beauty Fails!
See if you agree!
Bath & Body Works Y U Sell Out of Stuffs So Fast
Bath & Body Works was likely my most disappointing experience this year! I obviously waited WAY too long to shop because so many candles sold out that I wanted not to mention I was unable to grab backups of In the Stars Perfume. I HATED it was released in 1 oz bottles only and I HATED it sold out Black Friday and that was that. I was waiting on Black Friday to snag a few bottles and when Black Friday finally came along it was gone in a flash. Also, not sure if anyone purchased it, but they had a second perfume called Kaleidoscope that I managed to get a single bottle of. I did not see it in stores, only online and it sold out fairly fast as well. Sad sigh!
Tarte I Want to Celebrate the Holidays not a Vacation on a Tropical Beach
Tarte’s need to force feed us their #TrippinwithTarte Collections extended to Holiday 2018 with Flamingo-Shaped Brushes and a Pineapple Palette just made me cringe. Their Holiday launch was not festive at all…! They have been on this tropical, vacation, beach, exotic getaway thing for a while and it’s just so old and tired. Please Tarte, let’s get something fresh in 2019.
Ulta You’re Killing Us with the Sales
Ulta went a little itty bitty too crazy with sales this year. 20% Off, Holiday Beauty Blitz, 21 Days of Beauty, it was a lot to take in! Almost every single day since October they have had something going on…! There were also a lot of repetitive items on sale as well which sort of takes away from the sale aspect at times because at some point you’re left feeling like, “Wait, I literally just purchased this on sale during their 21 Days of Beauty Event and now it’s on sale again for the Holiday Beauty Blitz Event?”
The Devalue of Beauty
I remember well when Stila went bankrupt in 2009 and when they were repurchased and started lowering their prices and quality. It was a weird time for Stila since the brand toed the line and ran smack dab in the middle of mid and high-range with their price point. After their takeover they started producing way cheaper palettes which were quite fun but it also devalued the entire brand as when they did start launching more expensive products no one wanted to pay full-price after being spoiled rotten with budget options. This is the case with too many brands lately. I think the Holidays is when the devalue of beauty really comes full circle because we start seeing sale after sale after sale and at some point we are, “OHHHHH SHINY AND NEW PALETTE! But I’ll just wait for a sale as I won’t pay full-price for it”. Because we know it’s going on sale no matter what….! That’s pretty sad. Of course, this isn’t only the Holiday! The beauty bubble has been cracking for a while now! It just becomes a little clearer with all the after Holiday clearance and it’s somewhat upsetting to see. Not to mention many of these items are worth the sale price since the quality simply isn’t there! That makes things even more depressing…..!
Sephora’s Weird, Desperate Sales
You have to question Sephora’s odd sales this year. Don’t get me wrong, they were freaking awesome! However, I was sort of amazed at the fact they had not one but two 20% Off coupons that happened as well as the fact they sent out targeted emails if you didn’t buy anything which welcomed you to please take 20% Off your order because you didn’t indulge in the VIB Beauty Event. Are they filling pressure from not only Ulta but other beauty sources? This is another case of devaluing the beauty world as people will come to expect that discount and refuse to pay full-price and just wait for a coupon or for the item to go on sale before indulging. We’ve seen the downfall of Bed, Bath, and Beyond for this exact reason!
What sort of beauty and makeup fails did you notice this Holiday season?