This gal Erika asked an interesting question today: WHERE would you shop if you had $100 you were to spend on you and you alone in only one hour? What was interesting was realizing that WHERE I would shop, given that set of parameters, would change depending on the amount.
$100 — cosmetics store like Ulta
$1,000 — clothing store like Banana Republic (Normally it’d be Old Navy, but with $1,000 I would go big time and hit BR.)
$10,000 — home improvement store like Home Depot
I can’t remember what the other choices were… maybe accessories (like purses). I don’t think there was a food option… if there had been I probably would have picked that.
Here’s what I would buy at Ulta with $100. (It would take me way less than an hour, by the way.)
Chi Silk Infusion (6 oz) – $24.50
My hair seems fairly tame but it’s that weird mix of wavy/straight that really enjoys never committing to an actual shape and thus always requiring some treatment to look presentable. Either it must be curled or it must be straightened. Otherwise, it does this fascinating almost-wave, almost-fro thing that looks less “beachy sexy” and more “gross and dirty.” The silk infusion stuff is excellent at providing heat protection and shine. Win win.
Butter London nail polish in Petrol – $15
First, it’s great nail polish. Second, the name of this color is probably the best name ever. It sounds all hardcore and badass. Third, I can wear this badass-edly named color to work. Win. Win. Win.
Urban Decay Build-Your-Own-Palette set – $82
Last birthday I splurged and bought one of the Urban Decay “Naked” (pre-made) palettes. I liked it so much that now, many months later, I’m still wearing makeup. This is a coup of all makeups everywhere over my face, which has battled bitterly against a regular makeup routine for at least two decades. Now that I’ve been doing the eyeshadow thing for a bit, I feel the need for a high-quality “made especially for me” palette. Even if some of them do have stupid names.
Ta da. I’m already at $121.50
I’d probably keep going and go ahead and buy a new flat iron and some other nail polishes but you don’t need to hear about that.
Your turn. I’m curious about what others would do with $100 “for you only” and one hour in one store.