Monday 2 September 2013

Guest post by the Boyfriend on his makeup shopping experience.

So Jenny has wanted me to participate in her blog for a long time now. So the other day she took me to Priceline and told me to get anything I thought she would want, with a budget of $20. I normally don’t approve of her wasting her money on makeup because she never actually uses everything she buys…But I must say I was actually surprised how cheap makeup was… regardless the woman has far too much!

Now apparently she got the idea off some friends, they were wondering if their partners were able to buy makeup for them. I’m pretty sure she thought I would fail epically….

So we were at Priceline and I soon realised that I had expensive tastes…everything I looked at was way over the budget. In the end I tried to find some things I though she would like and she pointed out the cheaper brands for me. So I came up with the following items

His pick of products for $20

1. Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream ($4.55): I know she has this weird obsession with lip balms…I think at one point she had like 20 in her bag. She also loves caramel. So the moment I saw it, I knew she would want it.

2. Rimmel Kate Lipstick in number 16 ($7.96): She also loves her lipsticks, so I couldn’t leave without one. She’s always screaming “omg I love this colour,” “it’s so cute,” or just “OMG,” whenever we walked past something in certain shades of pinks and purples. So it was easy to pick a colour. There were no new ones left, so we took a photo of the tester.

3. Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Nail Polish in Lilac ($4.76):  I wanted to pick a nail polish because she’s always looking at (and buying) nail polishes even though she paints her nails like once a year...the colour was also a typical Jenny colour.

4. Nivea Facial Cleaning Wipes ($7.49): I didn’t have much money left or time (apparently I was taking too long…although I am really competitive and the type of person that takes 6 years to make a decision) so I just went to the Nivea section, I knew she used this brand so I looked for anything that was around $8.  Removes Makeup, cleanses, tones AND hydrates AND also for all skin types…I couldn’t go wrong with this.

So it was judgment time…and I can officially say that I can buy makeup for her.
Although it’s not that hard when she sends hordes of makeup to my house every week…you start to notice things.
She told me she was really impressed with what I chose. However…she also told me that she owned everything I picked out already, which wasn’t surprising since she owns like half of the stuff in Priceline.

Maybelline Colossal Mascara
I did wish I stuck with my gut and got the Maybelline Colossal mascara, apparently it was one of the things she didn’t own already. But in my defense she JUST bought 2 mascaras that did the exact same thing…and I mean the EXACT same thing….

In the end I actually did have fun and maybe next time we will try clothes or shoes. (She sends hordes of that to my house as well…)


  1. HAHA! Nice work boyfriend! How long did you end up staying in Priceline debating your final products? :D *two thumbs up*

  2. I should get my boyfriend to do this... wonder what he'll pick :P

  3. I love this! I would love to see what my boyfriend would pick up... might have to see if he's up for it!

  4. Oh my gosh, best post! My favourite part? "She also told me that she owned everything I picked out already, which wasn’t surprising since she owns like half of the stuff in Priceline."
    I enjoyed reading this so much :)

  5. This gave me a good laugh! Good job, boyfriend, it's kinda tough when your girlfriend owns so much makeup!

  6. Hahahahaha I love this! I love the way he wrote it too, so typical of a boyfriend! I want my boyfriend to do this too but I doubt he'll agree haha! I love that you owned everything hehe! xx

  7. Hahahaha! This is so funny! I'll ask my boyfriend to do this too!

  8. that is so funny what a great challenge for boyfriends to do!

  9. Awww how cute! He did a pretty good job!!

  10. What a creative challenge!
    Great selection of products :)

  11. LOL your bf is hilarious. Brownie points for picking out stuff that you like! He's definitely a keeper :)

  12. Hehe this was a great read! Nice work boyfriend, good choice with the facial wipes too :)

  13. Well done boyfriend! Good choices :)
    He sounds exactly like my boyfriend whenever I buy new makeup / nail polish..

    Jess xo



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