Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

When there’s a good sale, do you feel compelled to buy? Do you end up buying?  Do you regret it later?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes!  It happens every time Sephora has a sale!

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64 thoughts on “When there’s a good sale, do you feel compelled to buy?

  1. Well, I used to feel that way. Now that I work there, I love more products than before, but I buy less of them… who knows why. Though when Nordies had that MAC l/g deal I did run out to get some of the LE glosses to get one free that I otherwise would not have gotten. Lol

  2. YES! Totally. Even when it’s stuff I don’t need! For example, right now I want some of Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliners and lipglosses, but I already have way too many.

  3. Erin

    Definitely. With all of these sales going on right now, I keep asking myself why I’m not buying things RIGHT NOW. Then I remember–I’m saving up for later MAC collections (pret-a-papier, to the beach, in the groove, fabulous felines…). My willpower/wallet will prevail!

  4. Yes, unfortunately I always want to buy something when there’s a sale. It’s easier to pass up the online sales but if I’m at a store I’ll often make the purchase.

  5. Stephanie

    Absolutely especially when it’s something i want to try or something i use very often but recently it’s been stuff i DON’T even need

  6. This happened to me last night with urban decay. I totally caved when I really shouldnt have.

  7. Shayla

    YES.. now if only MAC will have a f&f sale again..

  8. Jennifer

    Definitely. I got a 20% off coupon in the mail for Ulta and used that sucker SO fast!!

  9. Vickie

    yes all the time…especially at Sephora and Ulta

  10. Priscilla

    I always feel heartbroken when I feel like I could be passing up an awesome deal. Oh well, I am trying my best to resist the Ubran Decay sale, but so far that has not been working out so well.
    I do need some new 24/7 eyeliners..

  11. Well, in so far as I feel compelled to let myself get some of the items that have been sitting on my wishlist for a while, and I do try to stock up on staples I’m about to run out of as well. Not that I wouldn’t still buy those staples or eventually cave on one or two of those wishlist items, but a sale definitely helps give that extra push and I don’t mind spending more at once if there is a sale. Just if only I could then cut down for the next month or so LOL.

  12. Chrissy

    Yes!!! And this is a terrible habit for me. I’ll buy it then never use it or get home and I’m like what was i thinking. I’m learning to scope out online what I want have some time, and think about it before I go….but so far it hasnt rally helped lol

  13. Brittney

    yes, but only when the deal is just that good…any percentage off of make-up i am a suck for…I usually never regret because i know i will use it… and you can always return it! :)

  14. Usually, but if I’m way too overstocked I can pass. It’s hard but I’ll do it!

  15. Amy

    All of the above. LOL. I end up forcing myself to buy something, then I get it home and I’m like, why did I buy this? I have this that’s just like it. But I still keep it! Hahaha! I am doing my best to resist the Sephora and Urban Decay sales because my stash is overflowing out of my makeup shelving thingy!

  16. Only if it’s something I’d have bought at full price; it’s not a bargain otherwise.

  17. Meagan

    Yes! But I try to only buy things that I’ve been wanting, but haven’t gotten because of the price!

  18. Mai

    I feel compelled to, but I somehow manage to resist. So far I’ve resisted with Urban Decay but I don’t know for how long

  19. No, but if I don’t find anything I usually feel like someone else ate the cake, haha

  20. cookie

    -with the sephora VIB promo, and the urban decay FF going on, it’s becoming reall hard to resist.

  21. Tasia

    Yes! That is why I have a spilled over train case (silver Sephora one) and an unrecognizable counter (working on organization).

  22. Kaylynrenee

    Yessssss! And I get a little panic-y if there’s nothing I need or if it’s just bad timing for my wallet. Lol.

  23. victoria

    yes but i think i might pass this time because i have if not all, most of the stuff i have been wanting. discounts on makeup are rare which makes it hard to resist. if there was a mac f&f i would definitely get something, i always need backups of the same things.

  24. Carrie

    Only if there are things I wanted to get anyway. Might as well take advantage of the sale and get the stuff you want at a discounted price.

  25. Miss Sq

    Isnt that the only reason you would wanna buy in the first place anyway?

  26. Amalee

    Gets me all the time :( This usually applies when I shop at Every time there’s a makeup brand I like, I always end up buying something and not touching it once I get it…

  27. Brittani

    Yes and no, depends on if i REALLY something or not! Haha. I ended up taking the plunge for the Clairsonic recently because beautychoice had an AMAZING bundle and plus i found a coupon code for 20% off (through april 10th,2010) its Easter7 fyi.

    i always feel like i regret making the purchase after but if its something i truly love, then its no prob! :)

  28. Not at all..if I don’t need anything, then I don’t…resist the temptation Christine! I know you don’t need anything! lol ;P

  29. Leea

    every time a sale comes around I try to take advantages of them!
    unless they’re really bad or I really don’t need the product.

  30. Charlotte

    Yes! I recently bought 2 hand creams and don’t like either. I’m also a sucker for hair products that claim to be $$ off but usually turn out to be a bit of a con.

  31. Sarah M

    I have a never ending wishlist so when there’s a sale it’s a good opportunity for me to pick up the things I need or want and save a little money in doing so.

  32. Sixx

    Well yes…’cos I only buy certain brands, such as Urban Decay when it’s on sale. Why pay $16 for an eyeshadow when I can get a refill MAC for $11? So then of course, makes sense to wait for sales- they come around faster than you think. Otherwise, with no sales some brands would stand no chance against MAC.

  33. JB

    Yep…that’s the time to buy!

  34. lauraaaaaaaa

    yes but only if it’s UD or MAC. dont care for others lol

  35. Ada

    nope…I if i don’t need or want anything from that place to start with then I wouldn’t even care…for example Urban decay is having their sale right now but i don’t feel the need to get anything ^^ mac on the other hand..well let’s not go there.

  36. Erin

    I always feel compelled, but I recently set a budget/limit for myself – $100/mo. Right now, the UD and Sephora sales do NOT fit within my budget (focusing this month on MAC LE items), so I’m passing. The budget has been a very, very good thing for me!

  37. Anaelle

    I try to buy only when there are some 20% sales! I really like buying make-up, but the prices are really on the higher scale and I feel better about spending money if I have a small discount!

    However I must admit it’s hard to resist the urge to spend when there’s a good sale, even if I don’t currently *need* anything… because I always *want* new things! lol
    (Oh chanel rouge coco lipsticks, I want all of you…)

  38. Pam

    it’s soo hard to resist. Especially since sales at Sephora don’t come by so often. i feel like i have to seize the moment! :)

  39. jae

    Don’t remind me please… >__<

  40. Emm

    I buy the products that I deem too expensive to purchase w/o a discount. Like the Urban Decay tinted moisturizers or their deluxe shadows.

  41. DonnaN

    Yes, take today’s 15% Sephora sale for VIB’s…..I can’t go (still NOT driving) and it’s KILLING me that I’m going to miss it!

  42. anissag

    i always buy for a sale because i’ve been waiting for one to buy the things i do want!

  43. Emily

    Why yes, yes I do. =)

  44. Charlene

    Sometimes yes and its a killing on my pocket book. Because I couldve just put it an order the week b4 but b/c of the sale I feel I cant pass up the deal.

  45. Gao

    I don’t.. well, not really, but for the Urban Decay one only. . becauuusseee; I needed more eyeliners :P. I WAS gonna buy it from Sephora with the 15% and buy a Stila one also but UD had their 30% , and 30% is wayy better than 15%. Haha

  46. JoElla

    But someone better take my temp ASAP because the Sephora sale isn’t even perking my interest!

  47. Amber

    YES! Especially F+F sales or Sephora sales and i want some h/e things. Luckily I need some things right now so I’ll be using my VIB discount!

  48. Jordan

    I feel compelled to buy! If I have the money with me and I don’t plan to use it on something, I do buy if I see something I want/need but I don’t use all of my money that way I don’t feel guilyy!

  49. Lakshmi

    Yup!! I’m a big fat sucker!!! :)

  50. Yes, but if there is nothing I really need then I don’t get anything. then the next week I think of something I could have gotten & regret missing out on the sale.

  51. Dana

    Yes! Especially when the sale is so good, like the UD 30% off, that is a steep discount and I am going to get some new liners and shadows. I am kind of meh about the 15% off at Sephora, it’s better then nothing but I am not going to buy anything new just because it’s 15% off. IMO it’s not that great, sales tax here is 8.6% so with all things considered the discount is pretty low. I will only repurchase basics I am currently low on.

  52. Alexis

    Yup especially if it’s a Sephora, UD or MAC sale!

  53. Mirna

    Of course! I am delighted when I find out a store is having a sale. The products that I’ve been waiting to buy… I go and buy!

  54. Schara

    Almost always. That’s why we’ve implemented project “budget plan” in our household.

  55. Yep. Just the other day, when I found a load of Urban Decay and Too Faced in the clearance sale, I bought all the Stardust eyeshadows because they were so cheap and I definitely wouldn’t have bought them at £13.50 each! And 2 TF shadow duos that I probably wouldn’t have bought at all, because they were £3 each. :) I’m a sucker for bargains, lol.

  56. Dini

    I can usually resist buying clothing and shoes when they are on sale. Ok, maybe just sometimes. Willpower is lacking. But I cannot resist a good makeup sale! I keep a running list of things I will run out of in the near future, and a list of products that I would like to try but don’t want to pay full price for. When I hear the word “sale”, I’m there with my list in hand. Staples take priority over items I’ve never tried before.

  57. Sass

    Yep, I always feel compelled to buy. But do I, not much because I’m broke. Ha!

  58. Cherie

    Depending on the sale… I get suckered into the Sephora sales and those double the Optimum Points at Shoppers Drug Mart!

  59. Susan

    I feel you Christine. I’m going to print out my VIB coupon and head over to Sephora!! I’m going to get the Laura Mercier Primer and a NARS blush… we’ll see if I come out with that or other things! lol

  60. Lauren

    Absolutely! Especially if it’s on makeup because that almost never goes on sale at places like Macy’s or Nordstrom.

  61. Carissa

    I’m reallllly tempted, but if I step back and think it over, I usually only buy if I already wanted something.

  62. FATMA

    yes sure Absolutely