I hereby dedicate this entry to my wonderful husband (also known as my number one blog fan) who often asks that I post more and then complains when I post (too much) about things like the snow. Well today dear husband, enjoy this entry and let me know what you think!
As I have said before, I have a new found love for YouTube beauty gurus. I absolutely love watching the videos and learning how to do techniques, especially using products that I already own. The down side to watching these videos, is that I often find myself wanting to buy everything under the sun (within reason). While I am growing my love for all things makeup, I'm trying to be reasonable about it. Would MAC makeup be better quality vs. other brands? Yes, probably. Do I have money to run out every other day and buy these products every time a guru raves about them? No, I do not. Possibly because I have to be "adult" and pay things like the "mortgage" and "bills". And I know that these products will last longer because they are of better quality, etc, etc. I just can't bring myself to spend big bucks on these products either. (And as a side note, I am NOT judging people who buy these things. Some people probably would not spend the money I do on purses. It's just your preferences). I believe that I can find great deals on drugstore items that work just as well or are good dupes for more expensive things.
With that in mind, I visited the e.l.f. website tonight. Which, ok. That was a mistake. I started looking around and finding items that I have seen reviewed or mentioned on YouTube. I decided to put things in my shopping bag just to see how much everything would be. When I hit checkout, I noticed they were running a deal on their makeup brushes - 50% off. 50% off people!!! Do you know how much that is?! That's half off! So now, I'm sitting here torn. I have a shopping bag full of 9 items that is totaling out at $18.95 (which includes shipping) and I just don't know if I should pull the trigger. I don't know why I'm being so batty about it. That's less than a dollar per item - for makeup! I know it's not the best quality, but for less than a dollar an item, that's hard to pass up! There's some cute things in there like this lipstick (shade is Nicely Nude):
I know I sounds like a lunatic worrying about $18, but keep in mind that I started a new job and I won't get paid until February. So that's a whole loooooooong month. But this is a sale. A 50% off sale. Did I mention that? Because it's definitely worth mentioning.
So what say you, husband? Should I take advantage of this awesome deal that ends on the 17th and who knows when it will ever come around again? Or should I save my pennies like a good little girl?
And just so we're clear, I'm raving about this sale/products because I want to. No one paid me or gave me anything. From what I understand it's a big deal if you don't disclose this or if we don't disclose that you got paid, but because I don't want any scary government agencies coming after me, I'm just going to throw that out there!