There are so many products I fall in love with but will take a while to finish. Instead of waiting until I can mention them in a FabuFinds article (for Emptied Products) or waiting to see if they make the Top 10 of the Year, I want to go over items from my Core Collection. These are items I consider great deals (even at full-price, although I will still try to get them with a deal). If I ever finish them, I will probably replace ones that do not already have back-ups. Sometimes, they are items I’ve had for a while and just tried or items I tried in the past but love more upon rediscovery. Occasionally, I purchase items I love that do not fit into an article other than this one. When I try something from a recent acquisition where I wrote an article, I will always edit a mini review into the original article (love, hate, or anything in between). A single product review in the original article will not always depict how much I love it compared with other items I tried that month. This lists my Deal Discoveries from June 2016 that I am not even close to finishing.
I’ve watched a few Youtube videos on the $20 makeup challenge. As a deal shopper, the challenge interests me, but it always seemed impossible to really only use items for a full makeup look that cost less than $20. Then, it hit me. If I can do the challenge my way, the deal shopper’s way, I could actually have fun with this. Deal shoppers get items for free, get them at deep discounts in kits, subscription boxes, on sale, and more. To follow the spirit of the game, I will not even use the deal shopper’s biggest resource, the gift with purchase. Those gifts require a purchase making them technical cheats for this game.
If I purchased them in a kit or a subscription box, they’re fair game. I will use the amount I paid for the kit or subscription and divide it by the number of items in the box to arrive at the number. Of course one could argue that I could not get items from kits or subscriptions without first spending the entire amount. To that, I say touche. However, I still think it is fair game, so I am moving forward.