Monday, January 14, 2013

Makes You Wonder ...

Okay - yes I stole this pic from google images to make a point!

I wonder what possesses people to think they need EVERY SINGLE ONE?  Seriously google "lip butter" and see how many arms out there with the entire collection on them you find!!  I can understand trying a new product and loving it and reviewing it on your blog.  We all do it - it's great.  But do you seriously need every single shade that product comes in?  Is it me or do they have numerous shades for different skin color combinations - not for you to actually own each one!  It's just such a waste of money.  I own ONE of these and barely use that one - I can't see having the entire collection sitting around in my bathroom.  

I am not innocent in this rant.  As you can see, I have this box full of beauty box stuff.  I wonder - why do I keep getting these boxes?  Obviously I am not using it - why keep getting it - the fear of missing out?  What if the next box has awesome stuff?  No more my blog friends I am as I type this - cancelling my subscriptions.  I am throwing $25 per month away on crap that is $300 from last year.  Believe me I would rather see this box filled with 300 $1 bills then this stuff!

What are you cutting back on?

16 comments:

  1. I agree with you 100% about having to own every single color! I am cutting back on subscription services too, granted I was only subscribed to Birchbox, but have canceled that. I am also trying not to buy any new makeup. I've started shopping my stash on Sundays :)

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    1. I got to the point where they were sitting on the table unopened forever because it got old. Maybe we should have a swap or something. I need to go through the box and figure out what the heck is even in it ... LOL

      Happy Monday!
      Shia

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    2. I hated getting all those fragrance samples in my boxes :( A swap would be good. I have several full size makeup items that may have been swatched a time or 2 and some that have never been open. I tried to have a blog sale with them, but that did not work well at all LOL.

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    3. Yeah I tried doing a giveaway once and left like I was begging people to sign up - I mean free stuff people! I'll keep in touch. Maybe I have some stuff you want. I'll try to make a list of what's in there.

      Shia

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    4. I thought I was the only one that issues getting people to enter giveaways! I just had one and I think 4 entered. Anywho, that sounds good.

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  2. I agree!!! I cancelled my subscriptions last year. I never used any of the stuff...and Dear Lord....all those perfume samples!!

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    1. Not sure which one is worse the perfume samples or the hair oils!

      Shia

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  3. holy moly that is alot of samples!! and i agree if it got to the point where it was a waste rather than a bonus time to get rid of the subscription and save your money on the things you really want

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    1. Right! What the heck am I going to do with them? Maybe I will do a mad giveaway!

      Shia

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  4. So true about the lip butters! I have one and it just sits in my makeup drawer. Honestly, the sparkles on them get a little annoying. I digress LOL but seriously, I don't blame you for cancelling the subscriptions. I just cancelled 2 and couldn't be happier. Now I can save my money to get something I will actually USE :)

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    1. Now that you mention it - something about the one I have is kinda annoying - it's not sparkly it just doesn't go on smooth. I should have been putting that stuff in the box from day one and I would have cancelled WAY sooner!

      Happy Monday!!
      Shia

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  5. lol I know what you mean! I signed up for birchbox last year and ended up having so much leftover crap that I never used or ever planned on using... I honestly think I held on for the excitement of getting something in the mail. Once I realized how much money I was wasting I cancelled. Not worth it!

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    1. Exactly ... I would keep getting them for the excitement of maybe this month ... totally not worth it in the end. When I cancelled I like how one of the reasons you could choose was too much samples. Seems like lots of people are having this same problem.

      Shia

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    1. Yeah unfortunately many many MANY of those items are from Birchbox and Beauty Box. =( The samples just weren't what they were cracked up to be ... I mean how many hair oils does a girl need?? LOL

      Shia

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  7. I feel the same as you. I may run a 'beauty blog' but I usually like to try one or two of something and that's it, I move on. I've never wanted to buy the entire collection of something because it's just a waste and you'd never get close to using most of it up. Also, with us being on a budget I'd rather spend that money on spoiling our toddler instead.

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