If you’ve been keeping up, you’d know that I spent my day off last Friday by waiting in lines all day and sitting in traffic all night. Not exactly life of the rich and fabulous. But, I bit the bullet due to my earlier flirtations with the Rock & Republic brand. I started with the amazing blush, went on to the sublime glosses, and recently discovered the sultry uber-blendable, kinda magical eye shadows.
That’s my dirty little secret. One that I’m not proud of, and I hesitate to tell others because it will be the undrawn line in the sand- the breaking point where you know they’ll get the wide-eyed look-at-you-sideways kind of look and realize you’re addicted.
Anyway, based on the sale pricing at the sample sale, I would have spent a whopping $1305!!!!! Does that make me feel just a tad bit better though? Not really. You see I am a makeup whore. Yes, I’ve said it, I admit it and I’ll own up to it. I simply have too much. Now with the additional blushers eyeshadows, my drawer looks crammed full of silver and black! Do I regret it? Maybe just a bit. I really don’t need to be spending that much money on makeup after I recently blogged about being on a wallet lockdown. I hate going against my word.
But now for the solution.
To fix this scenario, I am willing to do the following… no eating out for lunch for ONE MONTH. Yup, I figure I’d burn an average of $10 a day for lunch (I eat out for lunch pretty regularly). It will take one month to average out the price spent on the damned makeup. Exception is cheapie grocery shopping where you buy cheap things (eggs, sandwich making material, instant noodle, salad making material, etc). Another exception is on weekends where I will let my fiance choose anything and everything. So, see y’all Dec. 13 where I would have saved enough to balance out my balance!!
I have to learn that as an adult, there is a price to be paid for things material. You cannot just buy and buy simply because the cash is there… if you are going to throw your money to the skies for frivolous items, be prepared to pay for them in other ways!
Earning yours is eons better than simply getting yours!*** The packaging for this makeup line is super lux all the way! However, I do have one minor complaint. If you own as many blusher/eye shadows as I do, there should be a clear case (like MAC) so you can tell at a moment’s glance which is which. Rather, I flip open each and every one to look for a fun look! Not a lot of fun at all! I was thinking about maybe swatching the colors and taping it to the bottoms (or go for ugly and tape ‘em to the top/front of the lids themselves!) … haven’t decided yet.
*** Am TOTALLY falling in love with everything tho! The colors are pigmented without being garish, soft and smooth to work with, blendable beautiful shades. I’m totally an eye girl but for some reason this season’s bright pink and deep red lips are beginning to make me smile….