I was looking at my open tabs just now, realizing that half of them are for things I want to pay for, but haven’t actually decided to buy yet. This isn’t new necessarily, although I open tabs for cool places a lot and leave them there for me to wander back to. But I don’t always have things actually IN the cart on those sites. So I thought I’d mention what I have open and maybe it’d help me make the decision of whether or not to buy something I’ve been looking at.
Amazon – Obviously. There’s snack food and books in my cart. My life at it’s most basic roots. To be honest, this isn’t really a question of whether or not to purchase, but when.
Black Moon Cosmetics – They make my most favorite formula of matte lipsticks, matte metallics specifically. They released new highlighters and a dark gray metallic lip. So I have that lip (which is called Castle btw) and two of the highlighters, Catshark & Shroom. Catshark is a nice pink shade – almost blush-like and Shroom is this amazing looking purple. TBH I want all of them, but these two most of all.
Beastly Beverages – My bud Gabe’s tea shop. He has a line of Dream Daddy coffees which are discontinuing and although I’m not normally a coffee drinker, I’ve fallen in love with Soft Boy – a peanuty mocha blend which is amazing with or without sugar. He’s also done a line of D&D teas and The Ranger (with a loving art homage to Vex’ahlia on the label) is really nice. So really this is just a plug for his awesome stuff because this is not an IF but a WHEN purchase. (He also sells the fan art he’s commissioned for labels, because it’s all so amazing.)
The BioWare store – Since it’s shutting down it’s affiliation with this shop, everything’s deeply discounted and I WANT the Andromeda package with the art book so so so much. Also, do I need another N7 hoodie? No. Do I want one at less than half the price? Yes.
Stem Plein Air – This is just registration for a cool local open air art thingy. I’m totally entering for the fun of it, not because I expect to make good art or to sell the mediocre (at best) art I plan on making. But it sounds fun and I miss painting.
do816 – A website for local shows and concerts specifically for the 816 area code. There’s some neat people coming to town all within like the first two weeks of May. So I’ve been trying to figure out a) what I already have tickets for, b) what I still want to get tickets for, and c) what do I really have time for.
Jen Bartel – Jen’s artwork is so beautiful, I just like looking at it TBH. However, she just released these cool Girl Gang and ‘Dead Men Can’t Catcall’ merch that I totally want one of everything.
Hush – Technically this is an app, not a website, but it counts. Hush is a company that sells makeup and they make these amazing dupes for really high end palettes. I bought a couple last week to use for my little sister’s wedding. But when they messed up my order they sent me a coupon code… so while I wait for my corrected order, I’ve been browsing.
Honorable Mention – I still have the MaxFunDrive page open, not because I forgot to subscribe (I actually bumped up my subscription this year because I consume McElroy content daily) but because of all the cool stuff you get access to when you subscribe.
Video Game Honorable Mention(s) – The Sims 4 is having a sale that includes some stuff packs I don’t have but want. But I haven’t been playing all that often (because Overwatch). Relatedly, I just got into Planet Coaster and they have some amazing stuff packs which I’d totally love to snag. Who doesn’t want to build a DeLorean for their park? Or the Munster house?
This is a lot. Honestly, it’s like window shopping. Sometimes I just like to look and touch the stuff I like with my mouse. I know I’m not the only one who does this. I’d love to see what other people have hanging out in their online carts.