Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets super hyped about the Nordstrom Annniversary Sale. I spend at least the first week of the sale trolling their app to select the perfect item to purchase. This year, it took probably 3 weeks of sifting through every category I might be interested in -- and of course tons of texting the bestie (lovingly referred to as my personal beauty consultant) -- before I made my final selection: a Bobbi Brown lip kit to call my own.
Side Note: I am by no means a make-up fanatic, but I am aware that both of these are trending. First of all, Bobbi Brown is an established beauty brand, and you would have to be living under a rock to not be aware that many a celebrity is currently creating or wants to create their own lip kit. So logical choice to take advantage of my grand anniversary purchase by putting both to the test in one foul swoop.
Friends, I'm sad to tell you that this purchase did not live up to it's price tag. Was it outrageously expensive? No. But on sale, it was still double the price of my go-to matte lipstick, Stila liquid lipstick, $24, plus shipping (since it wasn't sold at the San Antonio Nordstrom). Bottom line: I was underwhelmed. The color was pretty, but none of the items (even when combined) have the awesome staying power of my go-to Stila lipstick.
About a week later I was at HEB and saw a Burt's Bees lip balm I hadn't tried before. A hibiscus tinted lip balm which cost roughly 10% of what I spent on my Bobbi Brown lip kit. I purchased it on an impulse, and I was not disappointed. It's a great shade, and I feel good about the product: it's from a brand I trust. Bottom line: why do I always feel that a larger price tag will mean a greater love?