OK, I'm not fooling anyone, so I might as well get it off my chest. Occasionally, Mr. Buxom and I give each other, in lieu of a gift, PTB, or "permission to buy." Sometimes, when the item in question is a suit for him, or a ridiculously expensive article of makeup for me, it seems more sensible for us to take care of the transaction ourselves, rather than making the other person beard the lionesses in the first floor of Neiman Marcus.
So for Valentine's Day, Mr. Buxom gave me permission to buy the enchanting monkey compact from Estee Lauder.
|And look how tiny it is. It's a BABY. Who could resist such cuteness?|
I realize we're talking about base metal and crystals, but this is the Jay Strongwater of compacts. Honestly.
And so of course, I bought the compact while Neiman Marcus was having a beauty event.
And while Estee Lauder was having a GWP.
And while there was a coupon code for some perfume samples from Robert Piguet.
In my defense, I also used eBates.
I may be a hopeless spendthrift, but at least I am a power shopper.