Buying the Myth


 Buying the Myth

The old adage of "you get what you pay for" is generally accurate, but it doesn't always apply. Case in point: buying a myth.

In this post, we'll take a look at how you can buy the myth that you're saving money by purchasing an inexpensive washing machine - even if it's big-box store brands! We'll also explore how to buy into the myth that plucking your eyebrows is painful and that expensive makeup brushes are worth it.

Buying the myth of the cheap washer

What's the myth? The myth is that by purchasing an inexpensive washing machine, you'll save money. According to Consumer Reports, this is false . They found that cheaper washing machines cost more over time.

How to buy into the myth:
The way we are all taught to buy a washer is based on price alone; however, there are other factors to consider. The most important factor is how much energy the washer consumes when running.  Next comes its water consumption and then - if you're still considering it - its price should be your last consideration.
When purchasing appliances for your home or business, you typically want to look at the Energy Star rating that it has. As we all know, energy is both a renewable and non-renewable resource.
For example: A front load washer using 16 gallons of water per cycle uses 8.1 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to complete its one-dimensional task: rinse. On average, one kWh produces enough power to light an average 100-watt bulb for 1 minute and cool a room of 1 m² at 14°C (57°F). 
A top loader using 24 gallons of water per cycle uses 17 kWh of electricity to complete its one-dimensional task: rinse.
As a side note, the Energy Star rating of a washing machine refers to its energy usage when it is actually washing; it does not refer to the cost of running an empty machine.
In addition to being more economical, top loading washers also clean more effectively than front load models. As Consumer Reports points out :
"Testers looked at how well each washer removed stains and tracked how much soil remained on clothes after they were washed. They used synthetic and real-world grime - including grass and tomato sauce - to see if some soils were easier or harder to remove than others. They also checked for any residual detergent left behind on clothes. The dirtier the load, the higher the risk of residue.
Top-loaders beat out front-loaders on every performance test, even when washing small loads or with very dirty clothes."
Buying expensive makeup brushes and combs is a myth that you shouldn't buy into
What's the myth? Expensive makeup brushes are worth their price because they reduce the need for using multiple brushes to apply your makeup. Plus makeup brushes are used for more than applying makeup; they can be used for applying hair spray and styling tools that come with more expensive combs.
The truth is: Most women have both a foundation brush and a brush that has been designed to apply concealer. A foundation brush is used to blend your foundation by moving it around over the face. It blends the foundation in with the rest of your skin and can be used to apply a pressed powder or cream.
Concealer brushes are designed to blend out the concealer into your skin and make it look like you have no make-up on at all. Using a brush that is designed for concealer means that you'll use less of both of these products.
Buying expensive makeup brushes and combs is a myth that you shouldn't buy into
Buying expensive makeup brushes and combs:
The best way to be sure if a brush will work for you is to test it out for yourself.

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