Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Not Going "To the Beach" This Summer!
I have at last decided; I'm not going to get anything from MAC To the Beach collection. First of all, I won't say anything bad about the collection whatsoever because it actually IS a nice collection in my opinion. I've never felt THIS excited about any of MAC's collections before. From the face, eyes, to the lip products, there's at least one thing I'd love to own. From the face department, I had my eyes on Hipness blush and Weekend cream bronzer. Lipsticks; I would love to pick up Beachbound and Lazy Day. Eyes; both of the kohls grabbed my attention as well as the Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow. But here's the truth: I can't afford getting them all! I tried scratching some of these products off of my wishlist, but they keep haunting me. Is this healthy at all? I don't think so.
Bottom point is: I hate feeling like this. It's such an uneasy feeling to know that they are all limited edition products and that once they're out of stock, I wouldn't have another chance to get my hands on them (unless they get repromote). This makes me feel so powerless, and I don't like that. For God's sake, it's only cosmetics! I kept thinking about it; will I feel so devastated if I miss this collection? I remember that I was so enthusiastic too about some of MAC's cremesheen lipglasses from the Too Fabulous collection and after I really did pass on them, I didn't feel that bad at all. I actually felt pretty liberated and life goes on.
I think sometimes we just have to take a step back and inhale. I feel like this pressure cosmetic companies put on us by releasing limited edition stuff is getting a bit cruel. Especially now that I've heard some rumors that the eyeshadow I'm eyeing on is not that pigmented and that the kohls don't last long, I can't help but to think twice before actually purchasing them. I mean, they put such a high price tag in the first place, I shouldn't have to be this worried about the quality of the products. But that's the fact; I am worried. So here I am, saying goodbye to MAC To the Beach.
I still have a few things from the permanent line that I'd love to get though. From now on, I'm going to prioritize getting them one by one before caring about any of MAC collections. I think that sounds pretty good. Besides, with limited edition products, I would hate it if I fall in love with one thing but when I finally finish it up, I could never repurchase it.
Well, that was my two cents about limited edition releases. I'm not against them, but I just don't like the idea of buying them out of pressure or fear. That's not fun at all. If you are more fortunate than me to get an opportunity to test the products in person before buying them, I'm happy for you. Therefore you don't have to go through what I'm going through now, lol. But for us girls who don't have the privilege, do think twice and be wise with your hard-earned money. That's all I'm saying.
Have a great week, everyone!