Dec 6, 2010

The Shopping Bug

Now, I've been feeling the travel bug...but since I know that I won't be going anywhere anytime soon (for obvious reasons) I've put that little bugger to rest. I've been hit with a different type of bug, and this one I have to keep feeding to quell. It's the shopping bug!

Maybe it's because it's close to Xmas time, and all those adverts are up. Maybe it's the good deals they advertise...or maybe I simply haven't been shopping in a while and need to get it out of my system! The other night as I was about to go to bed, I was flipping channels and QVC was on. On it they were advertising this 4 piece make up set by Tarte. Immediately my eyes were glued, as I love make up, especially good quality make up. Then they used some magic words: "Natural ingredients". Uh oh, I'm in trouble. I watched in awe as they took this girl's lashes and made them POP with their mascara. The beige and taupe eyeshadow included in the kit is a staple item! It also comes with a clay liner, and I've already been accustomed to applying eye liner with a brush. The well-acclaimed cheek stain in the kit gave the model a rosy glow. The entire kit was just $29 bucks. I went to and saw the mascara alone costs $20. Ah that's exactly what I was looking for! Justification! Then they were on to the next thing, which was "Hope in a Jar" moisturizer by Philosophy. As they rambled on about the benefits, I thought to myself that I've always wanted to try Philosophy products. The more they talked about it, the more I was sold. It took all the willpower I had to shut the TV off and go to sleep. That's why it sucks having at TV in your bedroom.

In the morning, those products were the first thing that popped into my mind. I let the day progress, and finally I buckled down. Darn you QVC!!! I Ordered the Tarte Amazonian Clay 4 piece set at and got myself a 2 oz jar of "Hope in a Jar" from eBay. It was, after all one of Oprah's favorite things.

The shopping, well, it didn't stop there. Unfortunately, I get emails from, and I saw a pair that caught my eye since I was looking for a good pair of beige shoes. This one had a 2.75" heel that was faux-python. I was in I just had to get it. After telling a few people about it, they warned me - "Don't buy shoes now, you're feet are going to swell and you may even grow a size" Eek! I sorta knew that in the back of my mind but wanted to ignore it. If I ignore that once fact, maybe it won't happen to me! I'm already a size 9 for goodness sake, I can't imagine even getting bigger! If I have to resort to wrapping my foot like the Asians did in the past, I'll do it! Let me search for "foot wrapping" on YouTube, I'm sure someone has a video out there!

I think I awakened the beast. Instead of buying a few items to feed this little critter, I'm looking for more opportunities to buy! "I haven't bought a nice pair of designer sunglasses in a while" I thought to myself. NO NO NO! Bad! I'm just simply going to have to be patient, wait for my packages arrive and enjoy each of the 3 things I bought. I'm going to be good until January...hopefully!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Nice chunky post Marie!

I have a similar problem with Internet shopping. I can't even look at my favorite sites without summoning massive amounts of willpower to get out without purchasing! Then there's the post-holiday sales to look forward to. Gack!