On Saturday, a friend invited me to join her at a L’Oreal warehouse sale. The sale was by invite only, and she’d scored passes though her employer, a fancy downtown investment firm.
There were some really great deals to be had, unfortunately they weren’t things I was looking for though. Despite that, I did have a pretty full basket at one point, but when the moment of truth arrived at the front of the warehouse, I doubled back to return most of it before checking out.
The few items that made the cut included: a Lancome eyeshadow compact, as well as a fun, sparkly Maybelline quad. I also picked up a few jars of nail polish and an eyeliner and highlighter combination, that according to the package, was made specifically for brown eyes. Finally, I bought some mascara, because I was almost out.
Overall, I spent considerably less than I’d intended. I’m actually really proud of myself for showing such restraint. I managed to get a few nice things without breaking the bank. These sales can be a bit of a trap for even the most informed consumer and it’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy.