I am a compulsive online shopper. I spend most of my time browsing a few of my fave websites looking for deals. Even while I am studying, I cannot resist peeking in to see what’s new. Now, I just can’t browse, add to cart and check out quickly. I will collect stuff, calculate shipping and only buy if I am convinced that:
- I really, really need it (ok I don’t need 90% of the stuff I have, but who’s counting except me)
- I calculate to Indian Rupees with notional customs that I think I will have to pay to figure out if it really is a good deal
So if I like something, I add to the cart and sleep over it for a couple of days. If it’s gone, then I believe that I was never meant to have it. Call it sappy shopping serendipity, but it works! If something is gone, I don’t spend the rest of my life mooning over it. However, if I am still dreaming about it and if it’s still there, it means the universe is telling me – go, go get it!!!
So I always have a couple of things stashed away, while I dilly-dally or whether to get it or not.
This week, the carts that are driving me crazy is
I caught sight of snakeskin coated jeans and I love the trend. So while there’s a great discount going on with 70% + 15% off at checkout, I just can’t bring myself to pay 10.5 pounds shipping. I am waiting for DP’s free worldwide shipping, which they offer for a couple of days every month. I followed this strategy the last time with DP when I wanted some floral tights and they did eventually offer free worldwide shipping for a couple of days. If these jeans stay till then – great. If not, I am okay with not having snakeskin jeans. But the red lippie tee is too cute. If if gets sold out I will sob quietly into my pillow. The extra 20% off ends tonight, but I will not pay 10.50 pound international shipping, d’yu you hear me??
I have the Real Techniques Face Expert Brush in my cart. I am getting this. The reviews are great and it can be used for liquid foundation and powder too. I think it’s better to invest in one good brush than 10 useless brushes. The last time I checked Lookfantastic.com did not ship to India. But now they do and free shipping too! Though the retail price in the UK @11 pounds is double that of the prices in the US@ $8, it’s still cheaper than the Sigma F80 and paying $12 dollars for shipping.
I have a good set of reasonable makeup brushes, but I don’t have a good buffer for liquid foundation. Quite a few face brushes from Coastal Scents are on clearance, but the reviews about CS face brushes aren’t too great. Since, I am getting the Real techniques foundation brush, it’s goodbye CS brushes! I think I shall just get the CS hot pots and maybe the mini domed kabuki brush.