Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Talk It Out Tuesday: How much is it worth to you?
**I may be opinionated in this post. It is not my intention to offend. I'm not judging people who do differently, I'm just sharing my point of view.**
I'm sure we've all been in this position. There is some amazing polish out there that we want, but it's long discontinued, it was limited edition, it's very exclusive, and etc. What price are we willing to pay for it, and at what lengths are we willing to go to try obtain it?
The most I ever paid for a polish was $35 for China Glaze No Way Jose on eBay. I am completely embarrassed and truly regret spending that much. I love the polish, but the seller after my purchase put a lifetime stock on eBay and is selling them for much less. I guess I was idiot he/she was testing the waters with to see how much some moron would pay for it. Guilty. How humiliating.
I will NEVER pay that much for a polish again. My biggest lemming at the moment is OPI DS Exclusive. This is on eBay now for $50-$65. No way. I think the most I'd pay for a huge lemming if I could find no other source would be $20. There is no way I'd pay whatever ridiculous price for Clarins 230, Chanel discontinued polishes, or whatever. Even if I were made of money, I wouldn't spend that much. All in all...it is really only nail polish in the end.
Lately, there seems to be an issue of how much you are willing to put up with to get a spectacular polish. Case and point....Lynnderellas. I have not followed closely a lot of the Lynnderella stuff, but from what I gather and the bits of it I've seen it seems like a nightmare. I think the polishes are gorgeous, and I'd like a few myself, but the exclusivity and demand for them turns me off completely. There also seems to be too much chatter and drama involved. When I'm buying polish, I do not want a whole intense presentation of raffles, lotteries, wait lists, and etc. I just want to grab it in a store and go to the cashier, or put it in my online shopping cart, send payment and be done with it. I understand the exclusivity of these polishes has made it come to those types of measures, but ugh so not worth it! I'll find some glitter and throw it on my nails and call it a day!
What are your thoughts? What are some polishes worth to you..price wise and sanity wise?