I’ll be the first one to say I am not the go-to-gal for the glamour department.
make-up, hair products, and the such are not where I spend my dough.
there are a few things I will splurge on, but for the most part if I feel like there is a comparable product for a better price I always go for it!
below are some of my favorites.
:: DRY SHAMPOO ::
compare with Bumble & Bumble Dry Shampoo
I love the B&B dry shampoo and it was the first brand I ever splurged on for this kind of thing. I am SO glad I tried Batiste because for less than 10 BUCKS it does the exact same thing for me. I love, love, love it.
The oribe texturizing spray is totally worth it for when you are styling your hair and want some hold and some body, and the can lasts forever. When you want something to be a true dry shampoo (read: absorb oil, no more greasy hair for work or a regular day) the oribe cannot hold a candle to this stuff.
:: FACIAL BRUSH HEADS ::
compare with clarisonic brush heads
people. it’s $5. for FOUR brush heads. fo’ real.
they fit the clarisonic, the bristles are soft, they are the exact same thing.
don’t waste your dough on the brush heads, save it for a cocktail.
:: EYE SHADOW PALETTE ::
compare with Naked Palette
it’s basically the naked palette but a helluvah-lot cheaper.
and I love it.
:: MASCARA ::
compare with Benefit They’re Real
I love Yes They’re Real, but this stuff is great. Takes my little stubs to new lengths.
:: NAIL POLISH ::
compare with nothing they’re all cheap.
yeahhhh so all nail polish is pretty cheap.
this is a given for everyone else, but this is the first time I ever bought my go-to-color.
because I paint my nails like a 3 year that broke into her moms bathroom cabinet. it is best left to the professional.
but this color looks so different at all the different salons if it has been sitting in the sun in the window, so it was time to have the TRUE color at home to take with me.
:: HAIR BRUSH ::
compare with those crazy pants $200 mason pearson hair brushes
unless it’s magic and gives me the hair of my friend that is ALWAYS PERFECT (you have that friend too) then no thanks.
if you STILL haven’t bought on of these, you’re nuts.
:: TOILET PAPER ::
compare with THINGS NORMAL PEOPLE BUY.
oh, I jest.
are you kidding me? if you are buying generic TP I want to cry for you.
but seriously….. if my husband comes home with generic toilet paper one more time I will lose it…..
his decisions to buy generic never cease to amaze me.
for some things – definitely. for others – never.
generic paper towels (sure, let me clean that small spill with AN ENTIRE ROLL of this crap), BUTTER (no. don’t even make eye contact with me I’m so disappointed in your life choices.), MAYONNAISE (I lied, I CAN be even more disappointed in you. the mayo from TJ’s should not be allowed to be sold on shelves)…..
when I try to explain these life lessons, I receive looks of utter confusion and a complete lack of comprehension as to how generic butter + TP is NOT where we need to save a dime.