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Aha that would be interesting but definitely not. I haven’t bought new clothes (except for a winter coat but being in Canada that’s a bit of a necessity!) or makeup since the summmer. I wish I had enough money to indulge.

I don’t. lol. I still find myself suckered into buying things, if the discount is ridiculously good. I just bought a pair of shoes(sandals i guess you could say) for 150 bucks. Which isn’t cheap, but they were 600 regular price. I couldn’t say no lol.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. I spent more on my last fragrance, skin care, and more than I ever have in my life on make up last year than I have in the previous ones. I’m already making plans to either buy them again or with something of equal or greater value. I guess thats why health and beauty remains a big money maker!!

I am seriously trying to avoid it. But, I find myself giving in sometimes (e.g. buying lip glosses), and actually avoiding it (e.g. buying new shoes that I don’t need).

Hm, for me… If I have the money I just buy whatever attracts me. I don’t think I’m more likely to do one or the other… just shop too much in general. Lol.

Well I never really buy clothes all that much to begin with since work rules my life and it has to be all black anyway so yeah. But the plus side is that beauty products are much easier to store than shoes or like 6 more pieces of clothing in a closet lol.

Yes 🙁

I’ve spent waaaaaaaaaaaay more money on make up during this recession than I ever have before. I lost my job because of budget cuts, and the very next day, I blew hundreds of dollars at MAC *cries*

I guess it’s true…it’s interesting, I thought it was just me…I used to love buying shoes, clothes, bags etc….now all I buy is makeup, I only buy clothing if I need it for a specific occasion, but all of a sudden can’t stop buying cosmetics….I was never the type to buy makeup I would never wear and most of the makeup I’ve bought lately I don’t know what to do with it, lol

I think that depends. Assuming your employment status hasn’t changed:

If you’re a 18-20 something still living at home, and your paycheck only supports your wants and needs, then I would say, no, your buying power toward clothes, makeup, etc. probably hasn’t changed.
However, if you live on your own, pay your mortgage (or rent) plus utilities, car payments, gas, and everything else that falls under normal life, (which would be me) then I would say I think more about it before I put my $ down. Before, I would carelessly buy the next MAC collection because it was the next MAC collection. Now, I prefer to selectively buy high-end cosmetics that will look timeless regardless of what the latest trend is (i.e. Chanel).

To be very honest, not entirely. I mean I still get my pay and everything. Nothing much has changed here in terms of costs and all. I am more aware but when it comes to makeup, sometimes I just can’t quite help it. haha.

I still buy the same as before; which is probably much more than I should!!! Anyways, to me, makeup and beauty products purchases is a way of feeling better and pampering myself in this bleak world of uncertainties… (yeah, I know! Very dramatic LOL). It’s like comfort food to me.

No – I just went out and bought a bottle of the DiorSkin Nude foundation and the Elegante eyeshadow quint this weekend – and with the NZ$ so low it cost me over $200! I do stick to my budget though and I guess I have cut back a bit, but that’s mostly because I am saving for a house deposit, not because of the sucky economy.

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