August 29, 2006

What Did You Expect From Me?

Today has accidentally become bathroom cleaning day ... and I don't mean scrubbing the toilet, bleaching the grout kind of cleaning. I've gotten the wild hair to try to empty some of the junk out of there.

I have come across make up I haven't worn in a good five years. There are tiny lotions from resorts of long ago where I told myself I'd go home and order a bottle of the fantastic stuff, but never did. There are just things I held onto when I came out to DC thinking, "I might need this." (I really must remove that sentence from my vocabulary.) I think it is safe to toss these lovelies. Are they worth donating after all these years?

When I look at some of the makeup, I can't believe I ever wore it. I have lipsticks that are nothing short of goth. I was a young, little plaything for an older man back then. He liked to have me paint my face up like some kind of alabaster, gothic china doll. I think back on that phase of my life and have more questions than answers for so many things ... but that is a discussion for another day.

If anyone has any idea on what to do with an ancient, dust covered girl-fest, let me know. Otherwise, I will enjoy the satisfaction of a quickly filling trash can.

Posted by Princess Cat at August 29, 2006 01:53 PM @ 01:53 PM in Random Much? // Permalink | TrackBack

You know, it's really good you are throwing all that out. Lotion is only good for a MAX of two years from date of manufactur. So figure on one year shelf life. Lipstick should be tossed after 6 months because it is moist enough to grow bacteria. Foundation should be tossed sooner than that. Powder same thing. It's really only eyeshadow that you can keep for a year. But really, you should toss it sooner.

Not that I follow my own rules with makeup...but that's because I so very seldom wear it. I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn it since moving to laidback hippytown (aka Puget Sound).

Oh, and mascara should be tossed within 3 months at the max. I actually DO follow that rule.

So I guess my advice is, you can't really do anything with all your old stuff because it has bacteria growing in it or has expired (like lotions or shampoos). I mean, the only thing you could do would be to make some kind of mural. But that would be kind of gross and would take a lot of planning.

For some reason, I was just reminded of that party I went to with you when I visited and the FOUL stench in that backyard. Gross. I can totally smell dog piss right now. Ew.

Posted by: Dorothy at August 29, 2006 05:01 PM

But do remember those were sooo not my friends ... nor have I seen them since, I don't think. I think the person renting that place was the chick from Clemson that changed outfits three times while we were there.

Posted by: Princess Cat at August 29, 2006 05:16 PM

Two Words:
Flea Market.

Posted by: Dr Gno at August 29, 2006 05:16 PM

yeah, throw it on out... just, you know... what night are you doing that?

Posted by: RSM at August 29, 2006 05:56 PM

Two other words:
Shit Can

Posted by: Victor at August 29, 2006 07:25 PM

ok ok...

the older guy and the whole goth thing. For some reason this discussion has never come up, when so much else has...interesting.......
I guess, I will have to bring it up, next time we are out and about with a bottle of vodka down the two of us...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 29, 2006 09:36 PM

Two things we have in common:

the phrase "I might need this" and the phase of my life that I have more questions than answers!

Posted by: Sissy at August 29, 2006 10:24 PM