While my Mom was in town last week we thought it would be fun to head over to Nordstrom and check out this eyeshadow/eyeliner product that one of my friends was raving about. We went to the makeup counter and were shortly greeted by a sales lady. I told her what we were looking for and she showed us around. Neither one of us usually buy our makeup there so we were a bit lost. The sales lady offered to show me how to apply the eyeliner and then proceeded to finish my eyes off with several eyeshadows she picked out. I liked how my eyes looked and knew that I was running low on my makeup at home so I decided to buy everything.
This is when things started to go from good to bad. We walked over to the register and she began ringing everything up. As I saw the prices my heart starting thumping out of my chest and I felt like I was going to throw up. Now, I was prepared to pay more than what I normally shell out for Covergirl but I had no idea makeup could be so expensive! Do people seriously pay 26 bucks for a brush to apply their eyeshadow? I'm not sure why because I am perfectly satisfied using the applicator that COMES WITH my eyeshadow! And don't even get my started on paying anywhere from $18-25 for a single color of eyeshadow!
Needless to say, while I was handing over my credit card all I was thinking about was how I was going to get my money back. I was mad at myself for listening to a woman wearing bright pink lipstick and sparkles all over her face and I even started to resent her.
After we finished the transaction my Mom and I walked around the mall. It was hard for me to have a good time because my mind was only on the tiny bag of overpriced eyeshadows and brushes shoved in my purse. I felt so sick. The amount of money I had just spent was more than half of what I spend on groceries and toiletries for a month! I knew I had to take them back.
We went back to Nordstrom and because I was too embarrassed to deal with the same salesperson again we went upstairs to customer service. Much to my relief the lady at the desk returned the items even though she said I was suppose to do it downstairs. I have never been so happy taking something back.
Now, I know all of this was completely my fault. If I would have asked the prices before agreeing to buy them this would have all been avoided. But is expensive makeup really worth
it? Because after I told Blake what had happened he looked at my eyes and said, "I can't even tell she did anything different than what you normally do!"