Although I spoke about it in my last video I wanted to share pictures of my NOTD (nail of the day). I am wearing vio-last, one of the colors from the new Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish collection. The formula used for these polishes are thick but not to the point of being goopy. One coat can certainly do the trick but I always use two for good measure. These $8.00 (+) polishes which dry with a shiny top coat are worth every penny. If Cover Girl offered a wider selection of colors they could easily usurp the drugstore polish throne.
I should note that in the pictures below I did add an additional top coat from the CND brand. However, if you watch my last video you will see the polish in it's natural state without an additional top coat.
And the rant begins in 5, 4, 3...
By now you know that I like to purchase products, hence the name of my blog. So when Black Friday and Cyber Monday roll around, the little hairs on the nape of my neck uncoil and stand at attention. I look forward to restocking my now barren shelves and I anticipate the arrival of each package. So when companies decide to play musical chairs with their sales pricing it sours the shopping experience. Some companies have bounced around different sales prices between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and consumers only hope that they click the "pay now" button when the price is truly at its lowest mark. For example, when Elf publicized their buy one get one half off Black Friday sale, I like many others jumped at the chance to try some of their new products, only to have a 50% off site wide sale appear on Monday.
Of course I expected companies to have a Cyber Monday sale, but when that sale is far superior to the sale that ended a day prior, it makes me feel as if they only want to soak up as much money as possible. This is the time of year when many companies have an opportunity to enter that coveted financial black zone leaving behind the prior months when they were financially in the red so I understand the need to make money, but at what cost?
Elf wasn't alone in dampening my online shopping tryst, I was also angered by the companies that offered no sale at all, but instead offered free shipping if you spend $200.00. Or better yet, the companies that really had no sale at all but offered a free product, one which probably sells poorly anyway.sigh. For the love of all that is Black Friday & Cyber Monday madness why can't companies provide us with the best prices possible during this annual shopping fiesta?
To the companies out there if you are worried that you will lose money, you won't. If you offer your products with reasonable discounts we will come in droves, to point, click and "PAY NOW".
How was your Black Friday/Cyber Monday experience?