If you’re anything like me sometimes you’ll spend hours over deciding what to buy and what not to buy. I’m forever seeing pretty pictures and reviews of new and exciting products, but I just can’t buy them all – my bank balance wouldn’t allow it! In some cases, there are multiple products suited to my needs, and I just can’t pick which of those would be best either. I suppose you could say I’m a bit indecisive. If you also have these problems, use my guide to work out whether you should buy or not:
Consider Your Budget
This is something I wish I didn’t have to take into account, but I do. If we don’t consider our budget before buying, we’ll end up running out of money and unable to buy something essential. Trust me, it’s happened before when I bought one mascara too many and had to substitute it from food money. You should know how much you have to spend on miscellaneous items every week/month so you don’t overspend. If something is about to tip me over my budget, I don’t buy it!
Look for Reviews
Reviews are my best friend when deciding whether to purchase a new product. No matter how expensive or cheap a product may be, I don’t take buying it lightly. It doesn’t matter what kind of product it is either; I’ll search for a review. This Venapro reviews blog is a good example of a blog that goes into plenty of detail. I watch reviews on Youtube too, and read lots of blogs to get a general idea for what the product is like. If it looks amazing in Instagram photos, then I won’t lie, I’m way more likely to buy it. I realise that sounds shallow, but it’s the truth! I love it when my Insta feed looks all pretty.
Watch tutorials on Youtube to get an idea of how exactly to use the product you’re thinking of buying. Some products will be great, but if they’re too hard to use you won’t get the value from them. Will you really have the patience required to use this product properly? I usually watch tutorials for every product I buy (even sometimes when i’ve already ordered it, I just like to excite myself over it’s arrival!)
Buy a Tester
If you’re still dubious about buying a full sized product, you could always buy a tester. You should be able to find these on sites like eBay or Depop, but you can just do a Google search and see what happens. You’ll save so much money this way. Reviews help, but everybody is different. You could read 101 good reviews and then end up not liking the product yourself. Buying a small tester will ensure that this product is really for you before committing to a full size!
I love trying out new products and then reviewing them myself on my blog, but full sized products can leave me with a low bank balance and lots of wasted products. Use these tips and you’ll save yourself space, time, and money! Let me know if you have your own advice on buying or not buying.
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