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Planning is really key! Figure out what your budget requires, how much do you spend on necessities, savings, and what’s left? How much can you spend on extras like beauty? Consider saving up for really big sales – e.g. around the winter holidays, as many brands have exceptional sales/deals. Think about how often you’d really wear that particular product/color and whether you could get pretty close by mixing two or three products you already own.

— Christine

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Luckily, my mom instilled in me that credit cards were not to be used unless you could afford to pay it off right away. The only credit card I had for a very long time was my mom’s credit card, which I used for living expenses when I was in high school/college. Even now, her credit card is my emergency credit card! I use my debit card for just about everything else, with the occasional store card for certain rewards/points or if there’s a financing promotion on a really big ticket item. I never went into debt because of beauty products thanks to my mom’s advice!

— Christine

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