Sunday, September 03, 2006

i am a marketing person's DREAM!

or their sucker. or their bitch. you decide. and hell, it might not even be the marketing people. maybe it's the packaging and design people who should pretty much pay me for being such a pushover.
i went to target today (all hail the target gods) and bought the new herbal essence shampoo and conditioner SOLELY based on the fact that their new bottles are totally fun, pretty, bright and colorful! honestly. THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT THEM! because their bottles are CUTE! that is why. i totally suck, but look at how cute the new bottles are!! can you blame me????

the other thing i was a total sucker for? freaking kleenex. i wouldn't have even bought them if their new designs weren't so freaking adorable and fun. all beachy, lighthouses, and retro colors- TOO CUTE TO PASS UP! nevermind that i don't need any more tissues until the next century, THESE BOXES WERE CUTE! OOOH, MUST HAVE THEM!!!!

good god, someone to pay me for this shit.

21 comments:

Neurotic Mom said...

You are too funny

carrie said...

Did you open the cap and sniff the shampoo at least??? Ha Ha, that's what I always do--I can relate though!! I love Target!

Carrie

melissa b. said...

I totally do that. I'm a packaging sucker.

And yes, Target? Oh my god, the best thing ever.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

I love/hate Target. I went in there on Wednesday to pick up some $6 photos and left spending $118. How did this happen????????????????

I am totally into the new Herbal Essences too! Love the hydration coconut/orchid one (or something like that). I picture my thirsty hair drinking in the moisture.

But my biggest cute bottle purchase was for the METHOD cleaning products they sell there. So much hipper/cuter/more pretty colors than Lysol.

Lisa

Meg said...

I'm the same way! I will buy the crappiest brand of something, as long as it looks cute. Man, I think I'm going to have to go buy some of that shampoo now...

h&b said...

This is how I shop too :(

I'm such a patsy :)

Abby said...

haha.. I bought the new Herbal Essences shampoo for that reason too. "look! they fit together!!". I bought the "none of your frizzness" and seriously? I can't stop smelling my hair and shoving it in my husband's face like "doesn't this smell so good??"

mothergoosemouse said...

Well, I do need more Kleenex - and I have coupons for it!

Jenny said...

God, that's me and stationary. Give me a cool box of stationary and I am yours.

jen said...

i'll buy anything that makes my hair look like yours!!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I too visited the all mighty Taget today.. i can get lost in that place..and I do, 2 hor later my cell phone ringing and the hubby is "Where the hell are you?"

Chantal said...

I totally judge products by their packaging. I'm a bit of a whore that way I guess? Books too. I like books with nice covers that look all pretty on my bedside table!

Mayberry said...

I am so sending this to MY FRIEND WHO DOES MARKETING FOR KLEENEX (seriously)

FinSpin said...

Ok, Jenny? Carmen?
How?

Lisa said...

I do the same thing. And that stuff smells so nice too. LOVE me my Target! Just like YOU!

Mammawannabe said...

I am literally going to Target tomorrow night. It's over an hour away from here (a new one opens soon 30 minutes from us) but sooooo worth it. Target has all the normal things you would buy in the supermarket except that they are dressed up versions. Those Kleenex??? They are everywhere in my house right now. I absolutely couldn't resist them. When I go tomorrow night, I am ONLY to buy milk, cereal (3/$7!!!! can you ignore that shit???), laundry detergent and some nylons for my daughter - you watch though - I'll be spending $118 like lisa did.

Target sucks you in - there's no doubt about it, but then again, all those pretty, pretty packages...

Becky said...

yeah i remember buying kleenex with you when i was there. i'm not kidding people. she bought them based on how the box looked. not the brand or anything. the look. its too cute lol

Melissa said...

Too dam funny. I do that too. Especially with the christmasy kleenex boxes.

Oh and holiday colored M&M's. I swear they taste better when they are orange and Black.

Jenn said...

OMG I bought the same ones for the SAME REASON!

I got Body Envy!

Izzy said...

I do the same thing.

I keep telling you, this aesthetics fixation is a Virgo thing. We find ugly stuff disturbing to our delicate sensibilities!

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