I love deals, getting deals, sharing deals-who doesn’t?  We’re living in a time of financial ambiguity, so when I said that I noticed some SheaMoisture products marked down at Wal-Mart, people ran.  Yes, ran.  And I don’t blame them.  However, when I posted it on Facebook and made sure to say that it was on select products, I failed to say that it’s probably just at our local store.  Oops.  I did make sure to say that no matter what the store is, check the clearance section first.  As I have pointed out in earlier posts, this area doesn’t cater to people of color very well and even though SheaMoisture and the other natural hair companies include Caucasian curly girls in their ads, the products are usually stashed in the “Ethnic Hair Aisle,” therefore, they naturally forget they can use them too.  So, I’m not surprised with the markdowns.  That doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a very reputable brand.  None of the products expired or looked/smelled spoiled.

sheamoisturesmallThe Argan & Raw Shea Extra Moisture Conditioner w/Sea Kelp (gold label) was marked down to $5.00 from $9.98.  It’s a “leave-in or rinse out conditioner that detangles, moisturizes, repairs, and restores lifeless, damaged hair…For deeper conditioning, leave on for up to 15 minutes.”  It contains certified organic ingredients such as sea kelp, Argan oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) to “heal, grow, and strengthen dry, damaged hair in a sulfate free and color safe formula.”  I stood there in enormous excitement about it, but then I thought to myself, “do I really need anymore conditioner right now” and proudly walked away.  I was at peace with my decision.  I even thought that perhaps, it’ll be marked down even more if I wait another day or two.  I came home, told my natural neighbor, and she told her hubby to put the baby in the car and they were in the wind.  She generously bought 2 for me and kept 3 for her stash.  That was on a Wednesday.  I had to go back to the store on Friday for something, and they were all gone.  My mother-in-law sent a text that she couldn’t find any at her stores on clearance.  My cousin, Pinky, told my mom that she and her dad couldn’t find any as well.  LOL!  I don’t mean to laugh, but I was just making a statement to remind people to always check your clearance aisles before paying full price for any hair products.  That’s all.  I didn’t mean to confuse people into thinking that this was a national sale and it’d be on the same stuff everywhere.  Note to stores:  If you mark it down, they will come!

Last month, I saved even more on some products because of coupons.  I think I get a kick out of saving the most on beauty products.  For instance, I found a 3.4oz bottle of Olay Age Defying Sensitive Skin Day Lotion w/Sunscreen SPF 15 originally priced $12.27 on clearance for $5.00.  I used a 2.00 off coupon for any Olay product and just paid $3.00 for it.  Used a 1.00 off 2 Mead 5Star products on 2 “Stay-Put Tabs” folders for Back-to-School, non-beauty items, at a total of $2.94.  Each folder was priced $1.97, so the total would have been $3.94.  That was only 1.00 more than 2 $0.97 folders @1.94 for better quality versions @Wal-Mart.  Right now, I’m trying the Extra Moisture Conditioner on A‘s hair as a deep treatment with apple cider vinegar.  Not looking forward to the screams during the rinse out.  No matter how well her eyes are covered from the water, getting her hair done is not very pleasant.  NO.  My beauty work is never done.  Keep hope alive in the clearance section!

See you soon,

Smiley

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