February 01, 2009

I'm a Snob!

A product snob that is.  I didn't realize it until a recent trip to the grocery store, but it is true - I am a product snob!  Now, I know there are perfectly wonderful off-brand products out there and in some instances I am more than willing to try them out, i.e. paper towels, napkins, random food items.  There are other things, however, that I will not budge on and don't really have a good reason why!


For example, I love Dove body wash and I promise you, I have tried the generic version in the past.  The generic version moisturizes and feels the same but it is the SMELL that gets me.  It does not smell like Dove as I know it!  It is close, but not the same.  It throws me off..




Another category is cleaning supplies - these must be brand name and not simply for smell but for performance (can you tell I'm trying really hard to justify my over spending on non-essential brand names? ).  It just seems like off-brand "Windex" never works as well as the real thing.





Same thing goes for laundry stuff - I switch back and forth between Tide and Gain but I cannot buy the cheaper brands due to their smell!  What is wrong with me???  I could have saved thousands of dollars buy now but my nose will not allow it!




Last but not least, toilet paper!!  Maybe I have a sensitive butt (so weird) but soft TP is a must!  I hate wiping with things that feel like Brillo pads!  

Does this make me a bad person??  I promise I am not really a snob - I just like certain products over others!  ;)  Are there any products that you "require"??  Maybe then I won't feel so bad...


XOXO  Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

11 comments:

Amber said...

A girl after my own heart! I am a total product snob! I'll budge on certain food items but I'm a brand junkie. I'm a brand junkie with cleaning products, hygiene products, clothes...everything!

Liana said...

haha i thought it was just me!! im glad to know someone else is a bit high maintenance to :)

Em said...

I am right there with you! Hubs is the same way. Some things that MUST be name brand in our household are: ketchup (must be Heinz or hubs will have nothing to do with it), toilet paper (must be Charmin basic.. everything else is too rough or too fluffy), bottled water (must be Ozarka... other brands just taste funny to me)... I could go on! So don't feel bad, I've got a little snob in me too! :o)

Running In Stilettos said...

I am such a product snob. I have had people point the ingredients out to me on the cheaper brand, showing me they are the same...but still, I believe the name brand will work the best. And for goodness sakes, I work in marketing...I know the ploys and I still fall victim.

Oh..I tagged you on my latest blog post!

Nantucket Karen said...

AMEN TO EVERYTHING YOU SAID!!!!! I couldn't agree more......There are simply certain foods/items that CANNOT,REPEAT, CANNOT be bought "generic"!! My husband tries to pull this crap every once in a while and I literally make him go back with his "generic peanut butter & generic detergent" and buy PETER PAN & TIDE!!!
(aren't I mean!)

Lindsey said...

HAHAHA we are so alike!

Life at the White House said...

I'm that way with a few things...

Detergent & Fabric Softner
Hairspray must be Pantene
Mousse must be Biolage

As far as some other things go, I'm okay with getting the "off" brand and try to when we can save a little money. Oddly enough, I used to refuse to use any shampoo but Biolage and now I swear by the generic "Head & Shoulders" shampoo. So weird, huh? I bought some Biolage and the other days and have 3 days I went back to my cheapo stuff?

But I agree, there are some brands that are just better than the generic!

jlc said...

Yep yep yep! Same here.

And I would NEVER mess around with detergent after the money I spend on clothes! No way!!


You ever use B&BW?? You would love the shower gels!!

Mrs. D said...

Cute Blog - I'm following!! I'm a fellow Texan myself! :) Oh, and I do love the dove body wash as well. It's the best!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I don't think that makes you a snob at all! I do the same thing for certain products. I can NOT buy off brand TP and I have to get the aloe kind....I know I could use the regular, but the aloe is so nice - HA!

BLC :o said...

I have to do Tide and Charmin too!!! Don't feel bad lovebug. Buying the best is what it is there for. Xoxo-BLC