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I always toss the original packaging. Sometimes regretfully, when later on, I’d like to go back and read the full list of ingredients. But for regular, home use, keeping the packaging feels a little too hoarder like to me.

I have a really bad habit of doing it. I’ve been better about taking things out and tossing, but sometimes I let boxes linger that I think are kind of pretty, lol.

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Not usually, unless, as Christine mentioned, it’s a backup or something I’m not using immediately after purchase (pretty rare, but it does happen).

Does it count as packaging if I always keep my compacts from Chanel in those little ‘velvet’ pouches that they come in? Chanel is so expensive, even though they’re kind of a nuisance, I can’t bear to get rid of something that’s ‘part of the luxury’ 😛
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I kept the box my first MAC lipstick came in. It was Viva Glam Nicki and I just can’t bring myself to throw it out!

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I do keep the packaging till the product is over, I like to reference the lots of ingredients every now and then. Lately, I’ve started to maintain a blog and take pictures, so am throwing away the packaging as the pictures are clicked. I have a Coastal Scents To Go Beijing palette which has a lovely box, that I’m keeping for a while just because it looks pretty.
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Almost all my Inglot products (four palettes and a lipgloss). The palettes because I’m worried the magnetised lids won’t keep dust out; I have no idea why I’ve kept the lipgloss in its box.

Other than that I have a backup Illamasqua Belladonna lipgloss and an Urban Decay Mariposa palette still in their packaging. I used those products a lot and felt I needed a backup, then moved on to other things…

Sometimes I keep my things in their original boxes for friendlier storage and retrieval particularly if it means I can easily read the labels and know the contents without opening or reading the back of the compact. I’m thinking Chanel Joues Contraste (I have at least 15 of them), and also NARS blushes.. The downside: takes up far more space.

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I keep the boxes for everything and it is really silly. I just like the newness of it and I like them to feel protected when I put them away. Example, when I use my NARS Guy Bourdin palette I take it out of its box, use it, and put it back in. I’m so weird!

Yes, quite a bit. Can’t really explain why. Sometimes just to keep it as new-looking as possible for as long as I can or for sentimental reasons, of if the packaging was really lovely

Yes because I’m crazy. I do eventually throw them out around the two or three week mark, sometimes longer.

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