Five Things I Will Never Buy Generic
I am a money savin’ Momma. I love the ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ deals at the grocery store…and don’t even get me started on weekly sales. I get really excited about coupons…and I’ve even transferred my craziness to my kids. My 9-year old chastises me (in front of the grocery store staff) if the savings amount on our grocery receipt isn’t high enough.
Buying generic products is the greatest way to save money. The price difference is crazy…yet, the ingredients different is miniscule. Yesterday’s post discussed products that I always buy generic.
However, there are some products that I WON’T ever buy generic.
I have tried so many different laundry detergents! Generic, brand name…I’ve tried them all. I’m a closet hippie, and I’ve even tried just using baking soda and white vinegar. NOTHING worked as well as Tide.
I really worried when we first moved in with my mother-in-law because no matter how many times I try to tell her you don’t mix colors and whites…she refuses to listen. With Tide, I don’t have to worry about it. It’s amazing!! My favorite is the Original.
2. Kerrygold Butter
I’ve slipped off my Keto wagon (but I plan to get back on very soon) but I will still only buy Kerrygold Butter. It’s made from the milk of grass-fed cows that weren’t fed growth hormones, and just tastes better than other brands. My awesome boss introduced me to it and, since then, I won’t buy any other kind of butter. Check out the Kerrygold website for lots of tasty recipes. http://kerrygoldusa.com/
I’ve never been very good at remembering to buy shaving gel… I use plan, old soap (yes, I know, I’m bad) …but one thing I won’t skimp on is the razor I use. Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Women’s 5 Blade Razor are the absolute best ones that I’ve tried. Every time I try to use another type of razor, I slice my legs all up.
I’m very picky about my sneakers. I’ve tried buying generic sneakers…but my feet and back hurt like crazy (even with insoles). When my husband and I first started dating, he bought me my first pair of Nikes. It was like walking on a cloud. I was sold. I like Sketchers too…but my real love is for Nike.
A very close second are my Converse…but I can’t wear those to work out. Tell me they aren’t the cutest things ever!! I would buy THESE in every color if I could.
5. Hair Product
I truly thought cutting my hair short would make my morning routing so much easier. Well, it does…it only takes a few minutes to blow dry it…but it doesn’t want to behave AT ALL!! I tried a few different products, but I would still look like a chia pet by the end of the day.
My hair stylist introduced me to Style Sexy Hair Matte Texturizing Paste. This stuff seriously rocks! It makes my hair behave perfectly. My hair looks short and spunky…not fuzzy.
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