Before I get started with this post, thanks for all the banana chatter. Everyone wanted to talk ‘nanas, apparently.
I’ve mentioned before that I am psychic. Sometimes about big things, sometimes about small things.
Depending on your perspective, you could call my psychic thoughts the other day something big or small.
For me, it was kinda big.
1. Going to discontinue it
2. They’re almost sold out.”
So, I listened to that voice. Much to the chagrin on my wallet.
I grabbed my
personal shopper dancing sidekick.
And we went to the Mall
Apparently she was almost as happy to be there as I was
Turns out that sure enough, they are discontinuing one of my newest but current favorite body sprays (after talk that they were going to make it a permanent scent)
And I snagged the last bottle of it.
Whew. Body spray crisis diverted. Til I run out.
I also found a velour hoodie that was on the sale rack for $29.99
And I got a free black tote to boot (buried under the hoodie)
Yes, this post is tongue-in-cheek
Life would go on without body spray. I hope.
But after my recent post, Lessons, we needed some levity around here.
Or some chocolate.
Have you ever found that perfect product, food, health and beauty item, makeup, hair product, perfect clothing item (i.e. a perfect brand/style of jeans) and then it gets discontinued? What was it? Did you find a replacement item?
I’m sure we’ve all had this happen to us.
Sometimes there is warning, i.e. anything called Bombshell Summer there’s a good chance that when the summer is over, the product will over.
I remember when Trader Joe’s announced that they were discontinuing peanut flour. I know plenty of bloggers who went to multiple TJ’s and bought out any remaining supply on the shelves! I do love making these with it and you can order PF online if you really are a hardcore fan.
But sometimes there is no warning.
You get to the store and realize your beloved shade of eyeliner, your favorite shampoo, your favorite style of running socks, your favorite type of protein bar, or whatever it is, is just gone. And it’s not coming back.
Makes you want to scream at the Retail Gods and say, But Why?!
As you think to yourself that you would have personally purchased enough of said item to keep stock prices high and for them to keep making your beloved item.
Sometimes this is a blessing because it makes you try new things and new products but other times, you still miss the old products and never really find a true replacement.
MAC used to make an eyebrow pencil in a perfect-for-me shade of blonde-ish brown, it wasn’t too gray or ash-ey like everything else I’ve tried. Then, they discontinued it. I bought all remaining stock and it lasted me about two years! But after that, all other replacements I’ve tried, in every cosemetics like from Nars to Chanel to Target brands are just not quite right. But life goes on.
Another item I miss was a white yogurt covered Zone bar in a flavor called Honey Peanut. I loved those things. I ate one almost every day when I was pregnant.
I am not big on protein powders or bars, but those things were my crack. I loved them. Nothing like it on the market anymore.
Guess that explains why I make so many white chocolate desserts