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Brand Names

19 Apr

Via coach.com

That bag pictured above? Yeah, it’s $1,400. It is also made of some poor animal, who was killed just so some rich lady can stuff more expensive things and gadgets into its cleaned up carcass.

What brings people to buy things that they don’t need? I mean, obviously sometimes the high quality of a good is nice, and luxuries never feel bad. But you reach a point where something purchasable goes beyond ‘pampering yourself’ and into ‘you simply do not need this’. It goes back to my post about manicures; people with a lot of money use it in frivolous ways. And like how I mentioned one of my relatives falls victim to that trap, she does to this one too. She buys tons of pointless, expensive things simply because they are brand name items. For my birthday, she gave me a Tiffany’s bracelet. Let me say, of course I appreciate the gift and I do like it. But honestly, I don’t wear much jewelry, and the bracelet is just a boring silver chain with a heart on it (which advertises itself, might I add). Nothing worth $250; it wouldn’t be anywhere near that price if it just hadn’t been made by Tiffany’s.

The same goes for anything. How about clothes? Some plain white shirt, six dollars at Walmart. Make it out of thinner and worse material, put a bird symbol on the top corner, and bam. That Hollister shirt is now 26 bucks. And people don’t care; they lap it up. They’d willingly pay more for the same thing so long as it’s made by a famous company. It’s pretty sad.

It’s equally sad how high name companies use this to their advantage as they squeeze money from willing patrons. They’ll overprice all their items because they know people will pay that much for it.

I can’t really think of a good way to wrap this up; just don’t fall too much into a necessity for brand name items. Sure, they’ll make you feel good; but your wallet isn’t gonna like it.

On a side note, Glee is on today! I’ve been anticipating this for so long; they’ve made me wait more than a month since their last episode! This one better be good >_<

That also makes me consider how long I’ve had this blog; longer than a month, it seems. Wow, that’s crazy. But awesome at the same time since I’m about to hit half a thousand views 🙂 Thanks to all my faithful viewers, I hope to never disappoint you!

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Manicures?

3 Apr

From forladiesbyladies.com

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve gotten a manicure about 4 times now. It’s not like I just decided to go (a majority of the time); someone offered to take me 3 out of 4 times and I simply agreed; I mean, it’s a free manicure! I say ashamed because they’re kind of a complete waste of money; I can tell you for a fact that unless you need your nails done for a special event, people only go there to pass time. One of my relatives is the type; bored housewife who has nothing to do and money to spend. They go and feel pampered for a while and then go back home. And as someone who’s been through the experience enough, it does feel nice. Sometimes they have massage chairs, and maybe hot water or wax treatments, and then your nails are all perfect for a week. But that doesn’t take away from it being a complete waste of money. People should really stop going there unless they have a formal event they need to look special for. Seriously, it’s outrageous how much cash people are willing to dish weekly just to have things like acrylic nails, which need a lot of maintenance. Bills can extend to 100-200 dollars easily. Maybe this is insight into a girls mind for the guys out there, or at least into mine; nail salons are giant greedy cash gobbling machines. And they don’t need to do anything; the people just waltz right in.

I’m not criticizing people who go to them occasionally; this is for people who go there on a very regular basis. There must be a better and cheaper way to spend your time, especially through a method that’s not as shallow as this.

So there you have it, a little mini-rant on how manicures and pedicures are pointless; although I am curious to see what a facial or massage is like, I won’t find out since they’re so overpriced >_<

Thanks for reading! Maybe I should make ‘questioning society’ like a mini-series here. Hmmm…for now it can be a tag/category. 🙂