Every month my favorite magazine, Glamour, has a mini question session at the end of their interview with their feature makeup expert. The questions name brief scenarios or products and ask the person if it seems worth it. I thought this would be a great way for me to weigh in on fads or ideas. Like my other posts, it is an opinionated column, but the great part is that you have the freedom to take or leave my advice… remember I try to make my responses useful bits of wisdom : )
1. Feather or colored hair extension strips:
Worth it. It’s a great way to mix it up without worrying about roots, making a mess, or spending a fortune. If you don’t end up liking them, it’s easy peasy to remove; but even better, it’s easy enough to get the gist of how they will appear in your hair before you put hook it in temporarily.
2. Paying big bucks for a small item:
That Marc Jacobs change purse you have your eye on? If you know you’ll get use out of it, then go for it. If you place it in your wagon on a whim and your best reason for buying it is related to pressure from your posh friend who you want to impress, then skip the purchase.
3. Scouring the racks
Worth it. Sure, it takes time to search high and low, especially at a store that’s huge (3 floor Forever 21 anyone?) or one that’s in disarray (Marshalls) but you’ll be able to find the great stuff others before you didn’t have the patience to try on. I have friends who can’t do this, and sometimes even I’m not in the mood to spend my time searching without success. However, I don’t just love buying, I love shopping. So for me, most of the time, taking time to scour the store is almost a perk.
3. Wearing junk when you feel crappy
I have two opposing answers to this. Are you feeling crappy because you’re sick with a stomach ache or a fever, or are you just having an off day? If the answer is “yes” to the second I say it’s worth it to wake up and get dressed in something dapper to put a little pep in your depressed step. Like they say, you never know who you will run into. However, if it’s just been an atrocious week or you’re about ready to vomit PLEASE give yourself a break. I give you credit for even leaving your bed, and no one is going to judge you for wearing sweatpants one in a while because you’re feeling a little green or extremely blue.