Damn the limited edition collections. Double damn and triple damn!
We all know the struggle. You've sworn not to get suckered in again by the pretty packaging and masterful advertising. You've carefully budgeted and set aside a modest monthly sum for your beauty indulgences. Then MAC releases Cham Pale, Peacocky, Mickey Contractor, and Stylish Yours all in the same season right after the Christmas wallet-emptying.
I'm reaching the point where I'm seriously starting to get pissed off at these limited edition releases. I know they're fun and blahblahblahblah. But does anyone agree with me that it's getting to be a bit too much? If these makeup companies really want to service their customers, why don't they add some of the really popular items to their permanent stock rather than intentionally drive us to madness season after season, month after month?
Despite this frustration, I fell for it again. Behold MAC Soiree:
It looked amazing in the bottle beside all the other pale and shimmery colours. Perfect for the new year, I thought, against soft white cashmere and a snowy landscape.
And now that it's on my tips? I realize that I hate this colour. I've always despised this rose-gold shade of nail polish because it looks totally granny. I regret this purchase. Because of my 3 nail polish per month allowance, I talked myself into thinking that this was a unique shade worth investing in.
I'm sure that it looks amazing on certain skin tones. I have too much yellow, maybe. I might recommend this to the porcelain-skinned types out there. But to the general population at large, I say skip it.
Have you been suckered into purchasing limited edition items lately? Leave your tales of woe below.