Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Expensive Beauty Products - A mid-week rant.

I had been coveting it for some time. What with all the amazing magazine write ups, the recommendations, the blurb, the promises...

But it was so expensive. Too expensive for my meager budget anyway.

Then, one day, I was in luck! Not only was it reduced, but there were free trial size products of the same range included too. It was too good to pass up.

So I reached my hand into my pocket, deep into my pocket, and spent money that I didn't really have on the promises that they were selling.

And I used those potions for all I was worth. Not a day went passed that I didn't use them. Twice a day. For nine whole weeks.

Visible results in four weeks is what I was promised. Dramatic improvements in one month is what I forked out on.

And what did I get?

Absolutely, 100%, sweet F.A.

The stupid thing is though, that although it pisses me off, I'm not really that surprised.

Apparently, the UK beauty industry is worth around £3.7bn. The average U.K. consumer spends £304 a year on health and beauty products. So when we hand over that hard earned cash do we really believe the lies we are being fed or do we just WANT to believe them? (And as an aside - how come magazine so fervently recommend products that clearly don't work? Hmm, I wonder...)

I have to say however that I have enjoyed using the Clinique creams - and even though I know they're not doing anything I will continue using them until the tubes are empty. And although I won't buy that particular product a second time I know I'm going to fall for the same crap all over again when I stumble on the next highly-recommended-not-to-be-missed product.

So what's that all about?

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, just my own experience of using the products. Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum retails at £54 or €70. I know!!
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