Hey guys,

Happy Friday!

I wanted to discuss discontinued products. Why do companies create amazing must have products only to discontinue them later. For someone like me, who is a very serious and loyal consumer this is devastating.

Ok so I have been on a wild goose chase trying to track down some products that I really enjoyed.

1. Donna Marie’s Cocoa Hemp Buttermilk (leave in conditioner) was just recently discounted. Now I am a fan of Donna Marie’s products, however before I could order a bottle of this stuff, boom DISCONTINUED! 😦

This product is being replaced by a new glycerin free leave in, which sounds great and all but I WANT SOME BUTTERMILK!

So what did I do, I combed the internet searching for a 3rd Party vendor that might have some. I checked eBay, amazon, and any other site that sells hair care. When that failed I called every store on the eastern part of the country that carries Donna Marie’s products, with no luck. Every location was sold out of this stuff. Now to see that this product has vanished so quickly makes me even more determined to get my hands on some, I mean that speaks volumes of how good the product is.

However, I stopped myself when I picked up the phone to dial a store in Canada.
I literally said to myself, Zara give it up, it’s gone. There is no need to start making international calls.

So I have just recently given up on the buttermilk. But I will be watching out for the new leave in once it’s launched.

2. MAC lipstick- Playtime from the quite cute collection.

I have been on the hunt for this lipstick for a while now. It originally was released in March of this year. It was a gorgeous shade of purple. However, by the time I went to pick mine up they were cleaned out. I have stopped in at every MAC store or counter since hoping to find a tube left, again with no luck.

Now the quite cute collection was a limited collection however you can still find items from the line in stores you just have to ask.

I could purchase this on eBay if I really wanted to do. However, because this lipstick is sold out and from a limited collection, it is sold for about $50 on eBay. This lipstick costs $14, and I am not paying $50 (even I know where to draw the line).

The good news if you are a MAC fan, they have a hotline for discontinued products. It’s called the gone but not forgotten hotline. If they can track down your product they will send you up to 6! That’s great and takes all away all the leg work for the costumer. The only thing is they don’t search for limited collection items, like playtime.

The hotline number is 1-800-216-7173.

3. Kiehl’s Forest Rain Body Spray. I loved this stuff. It was the perfect everyday fragrance. It was also very reasonably priced at $39. I wore this stuff almost everyday and saved my good stuff for special outings. This body spray is also unisex and my husband just recently started to wear & it smells even better on him.
I must admit once he started wearing it I retired it and let him have it. However, soon after I found out that Kiehl’s stopped making it, once they sell what they have it’s gone.

Now they still have some, so should I stock up or just let it go?

What do guys do when your faves are gone?