Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My 5 Most Recent Impulse Buys

* This post contains affiliate links. Please refer to my disclaimer for more information.

To buy or not to buy? That is the question. 

Do you often find yourself debating whether or not to buy something? You add it to your cart, browse a little longer, put it down, pick it back up, look for coupon codes, decide against buying it because you need to save money, and then you end up buying it anyway because of FOMO (fear of missing out). Yep, that is the story of my life.

Impulse shopping can be a problem. You've probably heard me complain numerous times about how I go to Target looking for one thing and end up buying five things and forgetting what I originally went to Target for. And that's just the beginning.

Honestly, I tell myself that I dislike shopping. When I absolutely need something, I usually do a ton of research to find the best deals and do a ton of rationalizing to make the purchase worth it. Rarely do I buy things I don't have a plan for.

Key word: RARELY.

Recently, I've been treating myself more than usual, buying things that I would typically ask for as a present. I figured that with the holidays coming up, maybe my impulse buys could inspire you, especially if you don't know what you ask for from Santa.

#1: FabFitFun Subscription - $50/quarterly or $180/year

I seriously feel like I have tried every subscription box. At first, I was avoiding this one because of the price tag and the fact that every celebrity was promoting it. Once I received my first box, which I paid full price for, I immediately signed up for the annual subscription.

As someone who always feels like they are out of the loop on what's "in", the FabFitFun box was packed with goodies that I could brag about. My first box included $386-worth of goodies, all for $50 (and honestly, if I wasn't going to use something, it would be totally regiftable). The winter box is shipping out this month, so be sure sign up (or tell someone to sign up for you) so that you can put it under your Christmas tree.

If you're interested in signing up for FabFitFun, I encourage you to use my referral link: here

#2: Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer - $60

I needed a new hair dryer, for real. Right as I managed to kill my old one, I found someone raving about this Revlon brush in a Facebook group and decided to give it a shot. As someone who straightens her hair 90% of the time, and who just got a very expensive balayage, this brush makes my life so much easier.

In less time that it would normally take me to blow dry my hair into a fluffy mane, I'm able to dry it, straighten it, and give it volume, all with one tool. And for those wondering, a birdie told me that it works on many different hair types. I may or may not have a YouTube video coming soon, if I ever feel like editing it.

If you're in the market for a new styling tool like I was, this one is definitely worth a try. You can purchase this on Amazon (aff link) or plenty of other places: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta

#3: Turtles All The Way Down - $20

Every time that I go to Target, which is quite frequently, I always walk past the books section and never really give is a look back. I have way too many books on my bookshelf and a ton more on my Kindle.

But for some reason, the title of this book caught my eye. It was probably the word "turtles". Of course I needed to purchase and add this book to my never-ending to read list. I'm hoping that I'll get to this one next year because 2017 was definitely not a year for joy reading.

If you want to see what books I really need to check off my list, follow me on GoodReads. If you want to purchase this book, for probably cheaper than what I paid, on Amazon, click here (aff link).

#4: Weighted Blanket - $150

Weighted blankets are the shit, you guys. I saw one video on Facebook and new I needed one. Yes, the price tag is a little hefty, but honestly, I don't think I can nap, sleep or cuddle without it now. It weights about 12 pounds, which is considered light for my body weight, but I think it does it's job just fine.

Definitely makes being single suck a little less.

I purchased mine from Bed, Bath and Beyond, and it is the "ivory" color. Click here to check it out. I also found one on Amazon that is a little pricier, but has more color options, if that is your thing. Click here (aff link) for that.

#5: Hoka Running Sneakers w/ custom inserts - $200

You might have seen on Instagram that I recently ran a half marathon. Honestly, I don't know how I did it. I wasn't training as much as I wanted to, I was wearing down my only pair of sneakers, and I didn't think that anyone would support me. But hey, I did it and all of those thoughts changed with one purchase.

If you run as a hobby and haven't been fit for running shoes, you're doing it all wrong. Getting fit was the best thing to happen to me. I realized that the shoes I had been wearing were not giving me the support I needed, and were also the wrong size. (Did you know that your feet swell when you run? I didn't.) I also have high arches and that affects the way my feet roll. So many things I didn't think about when I purchased my last pair of sneakers.

I wish I could give you a link to purchase these, but it'd probably be best if you went and got fitted yourself.

So yeah, a lot of impulse purchases recently. My wallet isn't too happy, but I'm starting to think that shopping is good for the soul. With the holiday season coming up, it's time to start thinking about gifts for other people, so I'm glad I treated myself when I did.

Have you recently made (or are you thinking of making) any impulse purchases? What's stopping you?

1 comment :

  1. I just made a "thoughtful" impulse purchase - lipsense! I consider it thoughtful because I'd been thinking about it, but impulse because I was planning to wait until after Christmas to treat my self. I just couldn't pass up her Black Friday/Small Business Sat/Cyber Monday discount!