Shhh… I won’t tell if you don’t. Cross my heart and pinky swear. It happens to the best of us at least once this time of year.
You pick up a holiday set, like the $28 Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze kit, and think, “Woo-hoo! What a great deal.”
You contemplate the set’s three trios and conclude that you could give two of them away and keep one for yourself.
Nothing wrong with that. It’s totally cool.
That’s because this limited edition Stila set is designed for all kinds of gift-giving, even gifting to yourself. It comes with three separate trios with three Lip Glazes each.
Each trio even has a tag on which to write the recipient’s name, like “TO: Me, FROM: Santa.” How cute is that?!
Considering that one full-sized 0.08-ounce Lip Glaze regularly costs $22, the nine slightly smaller ones (0.05 ounces each) you get for $28 here seem like a steal (cue the endorphin rush)!
But beware the slippery slope of bargains like these…
It usually starts while you’re futzing with the separate sets, which in this case contain coordinating gloss colors.
You spot a color you like from one pack and a second color from another. Next thing you know, you’ve cherry picked the ones you want to keep for yourself!
Pretty soon half (or more) of them are sitting in your pile “to keep.”
At this point, feel free to blame it on the holiday makeup elves. That’s what I usually do.