I was reading one of my favorite blogs (of which I’m now an affiliate for, but we can talk about that later), and Allison wrote about “upgrading our lives”. She had many of wonderful suggestions, but the one that really spoke to me was the one about buying “the good” moisturizer that truly cares for our skin instead of the cheap one from the drug store that leaves our skin feeling too greasy, then leaves it feeling drier than before. I have a bit of a confession…
Lately I’ve been settling for the cheap grease and glycerin.
It’s probably even worse for me because I’m a skin care professional. I know that that stuff isn’t any good. So why have I been settling for less?
It could be because money is tight.
Well money has been tight before yet I found ways to save money to buy my beloved beauty products. I even have a few tricks on how to make the beauty goods last longer.
Maybe it’s just laziness.
The good stuff usually isn’t found in the grocery or drug store (there are a few gems there, but not many) so that means taking a trip to the mall, spa, or boutique with the kids. I don’t know about you, but even the simplest of errands exhausts me when I have to do it with the rascals. Getting the diaper bag ready, snacks and drinks (just in case), timing it in between nap times, finding their favorite toy… all for a body wash and lotion? But then again, I could just shop online and avoid all of that hub-bub.
So what could be compelling me to downgrade my beauty products that are so precious and important to me?
Truth is, when I’m about ready to checkout and I see the total on the screen, I begin to doubt that it’s worth it.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? I know I would love that product. I know that I need it. I know I can afford it. Yet when I see $87 click to proceed to check out, I sometimes tell myself that it’s too much to spend on beauty products or myself.
Products that will help keep my skin looking so fresh that jaws will drop when I tell them my age.
Products that will keep my body so delightfully soft that my hubby won’t know where the silk camisole ends my arm begins.
Products that will make me look rosy-cheeked even on days that I’m feeling especially drained.
Products that will make my hair so healthy and shiny I can toss it up in a messy bun and look instantly glamorous.
Yeah, they’re so not worth it…
…and I really don’t want all that.