What have you been up to?
Today, I’m sharing my latest product haul. I hadn’t bought hair products in a while but Sizzelle made me an offer I could not refuse, with their clearance sale. This was totally impulsive buying but you know what? I have no regrets!
Now, y’all know how childish Nigerian businesses can be with their “sales”. Let’s not talk about Jumia’s bad behavior where marking down an item from 5000 Naira to 4500 Naira is their idea of Black Friday. Sheesh! I don’t know if they’ve changed o, because I didn’t even bother checking out their deals from last weekend.
Anyway. Sizzelle Store really wasn’t playing games with the sale.
Yasssssss this is a SALE 👏🏾 https://t.co/6jUKpLoLON
— AB x MeeMee (@thekinkandixx) November 18, 2016
I saw it, didn’t overthink it, and just went for it. I’m rarely decisive with retail (yes, even with sales) but I guess it was a good thing because the site crashed not so long after.
Before anyone reminds me of these wise words, let me just get them out of the way.
“When you buy something at 75% off for 250 Naira, you haven’t saved 750 Naira, you have spent 250 Naira.”
TRUUUUU. Facts. This is wisdom. I know I would have saved myself money if I did not buy anything, but I did. For me, the sale was an opportunity to restock on a staple product and try new brands that I have been reading about.
So. What did I get? Why did I get it? Was the sale really a sale? I answer these burning questions now.
L-R: Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Coconut Water Styling Mousse
I love mousse. I use it to moisturise my mini twists so as to avoid frizz. The styling results are also great, and this pretty perm rod set is proof. I actually ordered the Coconut & Hibiscus mousse (I ran out of my last bottle just last month) but, the Fruit Fusion one was delivered to me. Normally, I’d be ticked off but this is Shea Moisture innit and I think their mousses are substantially the same. If the Fruit Fusion mousse is much different from the Coconut one we reviewed here and here, I’ll be sure to do a new review for you guys 🙂
Sale price: ₦1500
Compare at $10.99 on the official Shea Moisture site = ₦4615.8
Karen’s Body Beautiful Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream
I just wanted to try something from KBB. So far, I really do not like the Lavender/Vanilla scent. I actually ordered the Coco/Mango (BECAUSE I am yet to meet a Lavender scented product in this life that I like) but this one was delivered instead. (What’s up, Sizzelle?) Anyway. I didn’t read reviews before I ordered and so far, the reviews for this product aren’t great but, I’ll let you guys know what I think of it as I use.
Sale price: ₦855
Compare at $16 on Naturally Curly = ₦6720.
Hairveda Creamy Ultra Hydrating Hair Cleansing Rinse
I’ve never tried a cleansing conditioner, so this should be fun! After reading quite a few good reviews about Hairveda, I definitely have high expectations.
Sale price: ₦1050
Compare at $14 on the Hairveda website = ₦5880
Hairveda Whipped Creme Daily Moisturiser Leave-In Conditioner
I’ve started using this one. So far, so good and I really like the way it smells. I’ll save the juice for my review.
Sale price: ₦1050.
Compare at $10 on Hairveda’s website= ₦4200
Ampro Clear Ice Protein Styling Gel
Felicia Leatherwood recommended Ampro gel at the Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Expo last year. I shared 27 other tips I learnt from her in this post. Apparently, the gel is humidity defying. I saw it for about $4 at a beauty supply store back in May, but I chose to get Gorilla Snot gel instead.
Sale price: ₦330
Compare at $4= ₦1260.
So. How Much Did I Save in the Sizzelle Sale?
I spent 4785 + delivery (500)= ₦5285.
How much would I have spent if I had bought this abroad? Not including shipping & taxes = ₦22,675.80
All in all, I saved about 17,390.80.
Not bad, Sizzelle. Not bad! Normally, I’d be salty about my order being mixed up (as a matter of principle) but, it was a good sale, and I guess, these things happen. Plus, I’m really working on my zen these days!
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Okay, guys. Did you buy anything in the Sizzelle Sale? If you did, let me know in the comments! If you blogged about your haul, share a link with me too! If you didn’t, have you bought anything lately? Let me know!