Everything Expensive Isn’t Better

Most people equate expensive things with better quality. We strive to have more money than our counterparts so that we may buy more expensive things to show off. Of course there are some things that you just shouldn’t go cheap on, like breast implants. However, there are so many items affordable items that are just as good as overpriced high end products.

Department store make up

While I love TooFaced and Urban Decay as much as the other woman, we can’t forget about amazing department store brands such as Covergirl and Maybelline. Covergirl has some of the best mascara that is comparable to TooFaced’s Better Than Sex mascara. Covergirl’s LashBlast Mascara delivers outstanding volume. Maybelline delivers eyeshadow palettes that stand out on anyone. The pigmented color is great for women of color.

Shampoo

With so many options available for shampoo, it can be overwhelming to decide which product will work best for our hair. We browse the shelves and look for the fanciest bottle. High end shampoo brands claim to reverse hair damage and deliver shine; but let’s face it, there is no such thing as reversing hair damage. The only way to get rid of damage is to cut it off. All you need is a good cleanser, and that doesn’t have to break the bank.

Lingerie

The days of Victoria’s Secret being the best lingerie brand are over. Brands like Adore Me and ThirdLove have great quality lingerie without costing a fortune. You can now get a bra for less than $50 and still look sexy. Adore Me offers a reasonably priced subscription plan. ThirdLove offers 1/2 sizes, which is great if your body doesn’t fit into a specific group.

Food

Living in New York City, it is easy to pay too much for food. Restaurants charge three times the price in the city because they know people will pay for it. Four star restaurants have reservation lists as long as Manhattan; but spending so much time in the city, I can tell you that cheaper food here is definitely better than the expensive food you get a those high end restaurants. Small, family-owned restaurants are worth your time and money.

Be open to trying other brands, and you won’t have to worry about those increasing credit card bills.

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