Boyfriend Guesses Price Of Beauty Products #1

October 29, 2018
I've seen this type of post floating around the blogging and youtube community for a while and I've always really enjoyed them so today, I'm going to be testing Josh on the prices of various beauty products to see how close he gets to the actual price and ultimately, how much he really listens when we go shopping...

boyfriend guesses price of beauty products

Josh's guess: £7
Actual price: £4

Josh actually thought that this one was nearly double the actual price which I am surprised about. Upon first glance, this lipstick can look a little bit cheap but the product itself is really nice, applies well and definitely good quality for something so inexpensive. Josh was aware that the soft matte lip creams from NYX were around £7 and so, he assumed that this would be the same which isn't bad reasoning. 

Josh's guess: £23
Actual price: £15.50

Another one where Josh guessed a little bit too high. He knew Liz Earle can be pretty pricey and he sees me using it so often and assumed it was a popular product that costs a bit more. While £15 is still quite expensive for a toner, I would definitely recommend it as the effect that it has on your skin is amazing. Honestly, I prefer this product more than the famous Cleanse and Polish. 

Josh's guess: £7.95
Actual price: £5.95

Josh thought that it would be around £5-£7 but once again, chose too high. I thought he was going to guess the correct price on this one because of the amount of times that we go to LUSH and I've also converted him to LUSH products but, he is wrong again. 

Josh's guess: £5
Actual price: £3.50

His first guess was £3 but he guessed incorrectly again. Got to say, I thought he would do well with guessing because he comes shopping with me so often but he keeps guessing a little bit too high. 

Josh's guess: £16
Actual price: £17

"I know this one is good, the packaging is nice, you bought it in a nude colour and you like it... £16". So close, but not close enough. I think at this point he's wondering why I spend so much on beauty products but it's all good. 

Josh's guess: £49
Actual price: £50

So close again but just not close enough. At least he's getting better. He reached this conclusion by assuming that it wouldn't be more than a pound per ml which I guess is a pretty good way of assuming the price. 

Josh's guess: £5
Actual price: £5.49

It was kind of inevitable that he'd pretty much get this one as this is the same hair dye I have been using for at least 2 or 3 years now and he's often with me when I buy it. He decided this by saying "well I know it's usually 2 for £9" so I guess he does listen when we go shopping. 

Josh's guess: £4
Actual price: £6

"Gosh, I didn't realise they were so expensive, I thought they were 3 for £10". I wish Josh, I wish. I picked 3 of these up at the beginning of Summer and I absolutely love them. They are so refreshing and smell amazing too. Perfect for those warmer days. 

Josh's guess: £3
Actual price: £2.99

Wow, he actually got one right. Well, 1p off but still. His reasoning was "it's just hairspray, innit?". Not quite. 

Josh's guess: £18
Actual price: £18

And on the last one, he got it exactly right. Josh actually bought this for me for Christmas but I didn't think he would remember how much it was, especially because I'm pretty sure he got it on a deal. I don't think he remembered, I think it was just an educated guess. 

So, he could have done a lot worse, he could have done a lot better. I think it's safe to say that he does listen to me about 70% of the time and that's more than expected so I'm happy with that. Josh's final thoughts are "the little things cost more than you expect and the big things cost less".

How do you think Josh did? Would you be interested in a part two? Let me know!


  1. Love this post! Makes me laugh so much

  2. I loved reading this! I'd do one of these with my Fiancé but his response when I tell him the actual prices will be things like 'HOW MUCH?!' and 'I can't believe you spend that much money on stuff just to paint your face' he clearly doesn't understand my love of makeup and the wonders it can work when I look rough haha!

    Jess //

    1. Haha, Josh had very similar reactions to this!! xx

  3. I love posts like this! They're always so interesting!! I love that he guessed right on the last one. I've always wanted to do this with someone (very single rn). I'd do it with my dad but I don't want to see his reactions to stuff 😂 . Great post x


    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! and I was thinking about doing one with my dad but he will be so shocked when he sees how much money I spend on this stuff and that's not a conversation that I want to have right now aha x

  4. I guess he didnt do too bad! I've done 2 of these with my boyfriend and think they're so fun!

    Ellie //

    1. They are a really fun post to do - I expected him to do worse tbh! I've read your ones with your boyfriend and really enjoyed them!

  5. This was such a fun post to read! I think I’d be a bit worried to do this with my boyfriend because then he’d know how much I spend on makeup! He guessed them really well x

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! and yeah, I did have a couple of odd looks and shocked expressions when he realised how much some of it actually costs x

  6. He really knows his stuff!

    1. He definitely did better than I thought he would!

  7. He done well, you've taught him well haha!!
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  8. Haha love this! He did well! I really do wonder if they have some sort of idea or if they are just guessing by what it looks like. This post would be awesome as a youtube video!

    1. So glad that you enjoyed! I would definitely like to film this style post as a video at some point

  9. I really want to do this with my boyfriend! I bet it's so interesting seeing how much they think things cost - Josh did quite well on this one!xo

    Char |

    1. You definitely should - I would love to read it! Josh definitely did better than I thought he would! x


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