I read a good article at Wise Bread today that I wanted to share with y’all. First, if you’re not reading Wise Bread on a regular basis, go drop it in your feed reader, there is a TON of good info there.
The article du jour is about avoiding beauty impulse buying. You know, dropping a few bucks on a manicure because you’re feeling crappy that day, seeing pics in the magazines and running out and dropping big wads of cash to make you beautiful. Yep, I’ve done it more times than I care to admit.
Like I’ve said, I’ve never found a beauty item I didn’t want to buy, so I can relate. There are a lot of ways to avoid this, I’ve found. Like never, ever, ever going to the cosmetics section of the store unless you actually need to buy something. Same with going to the MAC counter. I have to physically restrain myself, so I tend to try to shop malls that don’t have a MAC counter anymore. Does it work? Eh, kinda.
I’ve also found using homemade versions of the expensive stuff works really well to satiate my beauty longings. An oatmeal facial is a fab exfoliator and is great for my oily skin. MakeYourOwnCosmetics.com has saved me fortunes on buying cosmetics since I found it, I tell ya.
So go forth, and spend no more on impulse beauty buys!