You mean the year, right?

October 15, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I went ahead and bought new blush. Annette was with me, and as we walked up to the counter she said, “You know how much this is going to cost, right?” I said, “Yeah, around fifteen dollars.” Sure, that’s a lot for make-up, but if we’re going with past experience, this thing should last until I’m fifty. I checked to make sure they had the color, then asked the glamorous sales lady (not looking in her eyes, of course), “Can I get a fig blusher?” I don’t know if you’re supposed to call it blush or blusher, but ‘blusher’ came out. D’oh! She rang it up, then said, “That’ll be $19.80.” Holy crikey.
Such a pretty box.

It's like an archeologist's dig.

twenty-six years of color.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “You mean the year, right?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You should have asked for “blush poudre douceur”, but said it with a southern accent.

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  2. Beth Said on:

    Interesting study in design…what with the rounded top they have added to the compact, you can’t stack anything on top of it in the medicine cabinet. What was Clinique thinking?

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    Just what makes Clinique blush so much better than cheaper stuff? Is it the .27 oz of Poids?

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    • Annette Said on:

      Good question Peggy. Exactly my question too.

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    • Deanne Said on:

      $20 is a bargain:

      Just think of how many blushers Lauren would have to buy in order to find just the right color. It’s probably out there, but it might take 10 purchases to find it. That would have been about $60 at a Walgreens. (or more; I’m always shocked at how much makeup costs even at Walgreens)

      Given that this current blush lasted 12 years and that dime-store brands tend to change colors & styles more frequently than department store brands, Lauren just saved herself not only a great big hassle, but roughly $40 every 12 years.

      Way to go, Lauren!

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