I was doing a bit of sympathy shopping the other day (sympathy for whom you ask? Why, for myself!) and decided to buy a few things from Boots as opposed to Harvey Nichols (everything they give me is always slightly faulty anyway), in a faux ‘look how frugal I’m being’ stance.
I purchased three items and I nearly faked a concussion (again) at the till when the girl told me my total was about £27.60 (the 60p was for a 2 pack of Cadbury’s chocolate caramel Bunnies by the way, yummmmmm).
Here’s what I bought:
1 x Bourjois Matte Mousse Foundation £11.99
2 x Rimmel Lipstick £7.99 and £6.99 each
1 x Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara £7.99*
(Rimmel was on 3 for 2, thankfully, otherwise I would have done the “Hey, look , there’s Colin Farrell” thing to the check out girl and done a runner).
Erm…I think those prices are steep. I had no idea most drugstore / highstreet make up brands were basically rounded up to £10 these days. Back when I was a tween, everything was £2 and you’d get a free chocolate bar.
So what do you think? Am I just being stingy? Have I spent so long buying £30 lipsticks that I am madly out of touch with high street prices?