On Lusting After Limited Editions

The temptation is always there. MAC The Simpsons collection, Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks, Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me… The list goes on, and I am scared shitless because I don’t want to fall in love with something that I know is soon going away forever after that *gasp* limited time. So like the poor schmuck who’d rather not know love than to know it briefly and in a bittersweet way, I’ve shied away from the short-term pleasures in favor of the old “reliables” that I expect to always be there for me no matter what. But life has a life way of shaking things up…

Trouble began when I finally caved in and got myself an early Christmas gift that I’d been diligently saving up for. I won’t go into the specifics other than it took a lot of thought, research, and trials to finally make up my mind about what I wanted. Of course, what’s posted online isn’t always what you’d find in-store, so some of those painstakingly researched choices went out the window. I had to base my decision on what was actually on-hand, but it didn’t feel like such a big deal at the time. After all, you tend to get swept up in all the excitement. I left on a victorious high—and then I got home and went online.

As luck would have it, the item I chose has apparently been discontinued already. Yes, friends, I actually ended up in the situation I specifically wanted to avoid in the first place. I just know this is going to break my heart, and now the only comfort there is for me is the youthful motto, YOLO. Ugh. FML.

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14 thoughts on “On Lusting After Limited Editions

  1. ahh yes. very good point here! this makes me feel a little better for all the times I missed on a limited edition product. I’m a sucker for those cause their very nice at most times. So far the big ones i regret missing on are mac alluring aquatic, and estee lauder tease. but you’re right, pag ubos na ung items its going to be hard to replace it again.

    • I’m back to my phobia of LEs. Pass on MAC The Simpsons, even though I swore after Archie’s Girls that I would get something from the collection. I love that Pink Sprinkles blush, but I don’t want to get depressed. (In fairness, the color of Pink Sprinkles is similar to Bobbi Brown Pale Pink, and I’m leaning towards Pale Pink.)

      Oooor I might get Nars Orgasm. I remember reading your review. I hate the rubbery container, but I liked the test run I did.

  2. I remember that heart-tugging, mind-squeezing sensation from MAC’s Maleficent and the Archie’s Girls LEs. I feel you, girl 😦

    Clicked onto your blog through Tellie’s, happy to have found you!
    – Jill @ kyaruandbunnies.wordpress.com

    • Still haven’t gotten over that Pedro Lourenco eyeshadow palette. I didn’t go for it because the color combo seemed so simple and nude (like I can try to dupe it with what I already have), but that’s also the reason I wanted it. </3

  3. And this is precisely the reason why I usually don’t let myself fall in love with limited edition items – because I know they’ll be gone sooner or later. And it’s not like I’m a gazillionaire who can just easily throw my money away on a limited edition item. It takes a lot of time to decide. I don’t wanna dive in and purchase an item and then come to regret it afterwards (because I hate regrets).

    E kaso bumili din ako ng blush from MAC The Simpsons collection and the limited edition Skinny palette from Lorac. Hay buhay. Haha!

  4. I think there’s only 1 limited edition mac product that I really wanted to get — Riri Boy. When I decided to buy it, it’s gone. Haha. Never again.

    I think I get more excited with ‘permanents’ because I know exactly what I like and I hunt like crazy. I don’t like being tricked into a deadline, too. I don’t like feeling rushed to buy stuff before it gets sold out. Really lucky I don’t care for packaging. 😛

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