My name is Kirsten.
I am a skincareandmakeupaholic.
Less than 2 months ago, a friend and I were getting caught up in the fervor of Black Friday, and pre Black Friday, and Purple Thursday, and Pink Saturday and Hangover Monday. My email promotion inbox was going crazy with special offers and super sales for more more more!
I was giddy!
Not only did I buy for myself, I bought for my clients and my friends, saying, with my eyes bulging out of my head like a crazy person, “I can save this for their birthday…..next year”.
And as Christmas grew closer, I said with steely resolve, “Stop the madness!”
And then yet, another unpassable deal came in my inbox.
I was among the group of shoppers who did not set foot in a mall, except to purchase two of the same shirt for someones on my list.
Even then, they both did not fit.
I am trying really hard to think of what the last deal was that I bought that I just couldn’t not have. I think it must have been some sephora deal because I have 2 tubes of City Defense and 2 bottles of sunscreen and I am not a hoarder.
And what do I have to show for it?
Nothing that I can easily recall.
A pity story.
A sad story.
Perhaps a state of madness.
And yet, I found myself a week ago watching “reveals” on youtube for the Too Faced Cosmetics mystery bag and feeling non-buyers’ remorse for not jumping at it with my credit card memorized in my head, poised for the next deal.
I feel like I am in my withdrawal state.
Actually looking for something.
I’m even stocked up on hair care. I bought a round blow dry brush.
When I wander the store post holiday-I actually take a mental inventory of everything I have searching for something that I might need.
I read recently that Toys R Us had to temper their online sales promos with their in store promos. The year before, they had such monstrous online shopping that they had to take inventory from their brick stores.
Is this perhaps what happened to sephora? The first days after the holiday, my inbox was void of sephora deals. Only in the last few days have they started up.
But then, brands like Kiehls and Fresh must have been holiday wanna bees cuz right up to and a little while after, they were still letting me know that there were products to be bought and samples to have.
Even gwpaddict.com wrote last week that there were lots of coupons but no big gwps yet.
Wanting for nothing and yet still searching.
That’s gotta be so wrong.