Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Save or Splurge?

If there's one thing that I'm good at, it's spotting a good deal. Whether it comes to buying air freshener, puppy pads, or beauty products, I am your girl. Sorry for being slightly random with that list. Those were the first three things that popped into my head in regard to saving money. 

Anyways, I have heard 500 million things about Benefit's They're Real! Mascara. But I needed to know how it compared to my favorite mascara, L'Oreal's False Fiber Lashes.

The battle was on.
I decided to purchase the travel size of They're Real! from Ulta. It was only $10 and it would surely have enough in the tube for me to test out. The normal price of a full size tube is $23 smackaroos. Yikes. For mascara? I think not. I would much rather put that toward a new pair of Kendra Scott earrings, thank you very much.

My usual mascara is one that I swear by. You can get a full size tube for $9.
The final verdict?
Overall, there is very little difference in application between the two mascaras. Money wise, the $9 price tag made me smile, while the $23 price tag kind of scares me. Based on this information, I would rather SAVE than splurge!

So what do you think? Would you save or splurge in this case? I know some women that swear by more expensive products; I am just not one of them. I swear by what works for me! If that means it's cheaper, then by-golly, I'm gonna buy it!

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On another note, let's talk about a giveaway! My girl Jaime got a new job and it just so happens to be at an awesome boutique in Arkansas called E.Leigh's! In honor of this awesome news, the boutique has offered one lucky reader a $150 gift card!

All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below and cross your fingers that you're the winner! Because you don't wanna miss out on this, ladies!
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14 comments:

  1. I have never paid big bucks for mascara. I really think the drugstore brands do a great job. I do use Clinique mascara right now but it was part of their free gift. I still have never bought a full tube from them. I used to use Mabelline (?) all time time! Cheap is the way to go for sure!

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  2. I actually like the way the cheap stuff looks better!

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  3. I wore They're Real! for a little while and I liked it, but I ultimately switched back to cheaper mascara because I felt like it was making my lashes break off! If was SO HARD to get off, I thought it was doing me more harm than good. I'll stick to my drugstore mascara! Also, how beautiful are you in that top picture? So pretty, girly!

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  4. I don't know how much of a secret this is, but L'oreal has the "patton" for mascara therefore Lancome, Clinique and etc get theirs from them. Does that make sense?? AKA when I learned this I ran to Target and bought new Mascara and have not been happier! I love my million dollar lashes from L'oreal!

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  5. Honestly.... the higher price tag doesn't make any bit of difference than the $9 price tag...but looking at it closely, I say the less expensive brand makes your lashes look a little fuller. :)

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  6. I neeeeeed to invest in some of your mascara! & I definitely didn't know it was only 9 buckeroos! Holla!

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  7. I would buy some cute dresses

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  8. Girlfran you are so pretty! I'd say SAVEEE! I'm all about a bargain :)

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  9. They're Real is my absolute FAVORITE mascara and it works so well on my lashes, it was all I wore on my wedding day. No falsies needed! That being said, I know alot of people that haven't loved They're Real, to which I say 'more for me'! It's one of the few makeup items I definitely splurge on :)

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  10. I actually think the cheaper one looks better! SCORE! Mascara is the one thing I don't splurge on... I use too much of it to justify spending a lot of money on one small tube. I'm going to try your mascara! And on a separate note, your skin looks FABULOUS! Share your secrets!

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  11. Oh and yes, you definitely need to save the extra money for some new KS earrings!

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  12. I think the cheaper mascara looks just as good! I would love to win the gift card... my honeymoon is just around the corner and some new clothes would be so fun!

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  13. I think I'll save on mascara too! I'm writing that one down because it looks great. I'd buy a really cute outfit!

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  14. Definitely doesn't look better than our trusted mascara...I'll stick with what I know :)

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