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Why You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For


Any shopper will know the uneasy feeling that comes with making a big ticket purchase. You set down the smoking credit card, have something to drink. You convince yourself that the amount of money you just spent was appropriate for what you’ve bought. After all, as you tell yourself, you get what you pay for. That’s why you pay the big bucks. Isn’t it?

There are competing mindsets when it comes to shopping, and the above is one of them. Then there is the counterpart that tells you to go cheap where possible. Whatever the evidence in front of you, it will tell you that the more you spend, the more you’re just paying for a label. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. A good shopping spree doesn’t need to break the bank, but it shouldn’t be too bargain basement either.

The following are some tips on how you can avoid the pitfalls of excess spending and excessive caution. Follow them and you can’t go wrong.

Make-Up: Know What You Need And Go For It


Some people will never understand what possesses others to spend some of the amounts charged for top make-up lines. The truth is that cheaper make-up is likely to be of questionable quality. On the other hand, many retailers bring out endless lines of product that may vary little between releases. Your best bet for value is to pick some real stalwarts that you know will be used regularly; otherwise, the costs can stack up quickly.

Hair Styling: Pick The Gadgets You’ll Get The Best From


Your hair acts as a weather vane for your mood. Sometimes you’re feeling effusive and want curls. Other times you want it pin-straight because you’re all business. Sometimes you’ve just seen the credit card bill for the hair product shopping spree, and you’re tearing it out in clumps. However, the truth is that there’s a lot of replication between gadgets. By all means spend real money on some good straighteners and a curling tool. However, unless you’re opening up a mobile salon, you don’t need all the gadgets.

Jewelry: Little But Awesome

rings-on-fingersThere’s no doubt that wearing jewelry can make you feel pretty darn good. And a well-stocked jewelry box is like your own little treasure trove. But here’s the deal: the more you buy in one go, the more the overall quality is likely to fall. It’s much better to spend a healthy amount on one piece you know you’ll love than maybe a bit more on several pieces that might get worn once. In this Blue Nile review, you’ll see quality doesn’t have to cost the Earth.

No-one’s saying that spending a lot of money in one go is always a bad idea. Credit cards are not the devil if you know you can make the payments. But ensuring that you get value means thinking about your purchases, knowing what you need or want instead of a passing fancy. Shopping smart means you don’t have to sacrifice quality – or the occasional shopping spree!


Hope you enjoyed reading!

Xoxo, Rae

June 13, 2016