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A few times, I asked my hubby to buy me MAC stuff, instead of treating me to dinner. That way, I could lose weight as well as looking fab ;).
Really, I haven’t bought clothes, shoes and purses for awhile, because all my money goes to MAC collections! Grr

I do. I used to go shopping all the time, but now I buy less clothes and more for makeup. On top of that, most of my wardrobe consists of pieces from Forever 21. I’m also not a shoe and purse person. I have just one purse and with shoes, I only have one of each type of shoe.

I tend to do that when I’m trying to budget for MAC collections that will be coming out. Just like Natalie, I haven’t bought clothes, shoes, or purses for a while. My boyfriend tends to surprise me with those things every once in a while so I don’t really find the need to buy them.. which is fine, since that allows me to have a bigger budget for beauty =)

I haven’t been really buying much clothes and but purchasing more makeup. I use to be a purse person, I spend mostly on buying handbags but lately I have been getting into makeup. So I skipped on getting the new hello kitty for tokidoki bags to save us for the hello kitty for mac stuff (even though I didn’t get that much).

i do skimp on other stuff, but not on skincare. without good skin, i find MU dun stay as nice as it should. weird concept/ idea, i know πŸ˜›

OMGSH i so do!
now i don’t even get my hair colored at the salon anymore because that’s an extra $300 to spend on makeup. i even skip shopping at boutiques.
tahah i’m glad i’m not the only one!?! :X

I don’t necessarily Skimp — I have what I need but I have been a great believer that few key pieces and good shoes/purse, do more than a lot of clothes acquired on a whim. So I do skimp but with prejudice – lol. – Good skincare lines are a staple which I always spring for. With makeup, I tend to let go and buy on whims — especially color lines. Makeup is a great investment to a good wardrobe and a great way to express and vent (I have avoided shrinks for years!):D

oh yikes — I USED to have a huge hair stylist bill due to coloring and highlights… since I am letting my grey hair in (later on will add lots of platinum white highlites 2x years), and I myself cut off all my hair, lol.. I have a huge savings on this too which I apply to makeup:D:D

Haha glad to know I know not the only one here! I used to spend my $$ on clothes but since I got hooked on makeup, I would rather buy more staples/classics that can last longer, which will lead to me having more $$ on makeup. Also, I tend to try not to spend too much on food. Anyway my boyf treats most of the times ;P

You just said it all; a YSL makeup stash and clothes from H&M! Anytime!
TBH I can hardly afford high-end clothes and am not so brand conscious, I love high street gear, and shops like H&M, Monsoon and River Island are bloody brilliant, you can find a perfect top or dress or a pair of jeans and have enough cash left to spend on matching acessories and still not spend ridiculous amounts, saving you a healthy amount to fund your high-end makeup habit.

I agree. πŸ™‚ I’d much rather buy my clothes in H&M, New Look, River Island, Debenhams, etc. and still buy all the luxury make up like Guerlain Meteorites and palettes and other lovely stuff. πŸ™‚ I’ve never been into designer labels anyway, so don’t feel like I’m missing out. Lately I’ve not bought too many clothes anyway as I need to lose weight and don’t want to buy lots of size 14 clothes, when I should really be wearing 12s and 10s. *sigh* Don’t skimp on food though as I have young children who need good quality food, but we don’t eat out much, so I guess we save on that.

Hi πŸ˜€ Anitacska,Your name sounds as if You were from my country,Hungary.
Is it true? did i find a fellow hungarian Temptalia fan? πŸ˜€

Absolutely! I used to go all out but I am trying to save for grad school so now I have to prioritize! I skimp on body lotions and use Oil of Olay or Jergens (which I buy with coupons- they end up costing next to nothing). I never stray to test out new items that arent a big deal (lip balm, shower gel, etc), I use staples such as burt bees lip balm and neutrogena eye makeup remover to save for quality MAC foundation and brushes. If I need clothes, shoes or a bag I stop by the outlet mall and search online coupon codes before buying anything full price. I find this allows for me to splurge on quality beauty products without feeling deprived. My last big spend was the T3 blowdryer and next I want to buy a Clarisonic!

Yep…pretty much ALL my extra spending money goes towards makeup! So I spend less on clothes, eating out, going to movies/renting movies, etc.

Yes! I don’t do Starbucks… 1 cup a day dor a week, that’s one MAC eyeshadow already! and it lasts longer than than a cup of latte, makes you prettier and yeah, no calories!

No, not really. I tend to make a choice: either a new mascara or that cool shirt I saw. I don’t have that much make-up and I can’t say I need to restock every month or so… (and if I am in urgent need of concealer, it can be veeery handy to have mom around πŸ™‚ )

PS: I really like that you added “Temptalia’s answer”!

I don’t skimp on clothes or fashion because I love that as much as I love makeup, but I do skimp on beauty treatments that I can do myself. I don’t get manicures/pedicures, facials, hair treatments etc. very often because I can do them at home and it becomes a relaxing pampering session.

I sort of skimp on clothes and shoes/accessories. I don’t necessarily skimp, but I find that I naturally don’t want new clothes, shoes or other accessories as much as I want more makeup. Most of my clothes last me a while and my sense of style is pretty consistent. Plus it’s so hard for me to find something I really like. Last time I went to an outlet mall w/ my family, every got loads of clothes, but I couldn’t find anything I really wanted/needed. But as soon as I got to the CCO store, I went crazy xD . So it’s not a matter of me managing my budget, it just sort of manages itself ;D .

I don’t spend very much money on other things like hair products, spa stuff, etc., so I usually have enough cash for my beauty habit. πŸ™‚

me too christine. a lot of clothes is nice to change up your stuff but i think rather than buying each and every jean/shirt/etc. from new collections, its better to just pick a few key items from the trend. well that’s what i do because i sure love skin care products and that’s the one thing i absolutely try not to skimp on.

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