Sunday, July 29, 2012

{Question} Do you ever feel guilty about buying beauty products?

The reason I ask this question is because this has been something I've been struggling with for a while now. I love trying out new products and saving on good deals, but sometimes even spending as little as five or ten dollars leaves me feeling guilty because I know I don't really need a lot of what I purchase and I can use that money on something more worthwhile.

I'm not irresponsible with my money--I never spend more than I can afford. I've heard about some people buying large amounts of MAC and other brands using their credit cards, which is crazy to me. I know I'm not spending money I don't have, but I still feel bad about buying that extra lipstick or eyeshadow. When I shop, I get that little happy high--especially when I feel like I've gotten a great deal. Then I get home and actually think about what I bought and feel bad. And online shopping is the worst! Such a great idea at first, especially when shipping is free or there's 20% off, but I just feel bad after.

That's one of the main reasons I've been trying to use up a lot of my products lately--I don't feel as guilty if I buy something. That, and I've been trying to commit to a spending ban. I'm not going to purchase anything beauty related from the beginning of September to the end of December, except when absolutely necessary (ie makeup remover). I have so much of everything that when I look at how much money I've spent over the years it kinda scares me lol. I still have a few hauls to share with you (and I'll admit a few of them are still on their way haha), but after that no more! I invite any of my readers who wish to join me as well! Wish me luck!

So you tell me: does buying beauty products ever make you feel guilty??? Let me know in comments!


  1. Sometimes, but I don't buy what I don't need (usually). Things like nail polish I will buy if it's in the $1-$4 range, only rarely will I spend more than that. I get more excited finding a cool new color than I do the name brand or pricey formula. I used to buy eye shadows, but now I have a lot that I really don't use - at ALL. I've never set foot outside the house with a blue or green eyeshadow, lol, so I've stopped buying them and only do so when I'm out of what I wear daily. I think the worst for me is skin care products - I really can't seem to find a good fit, and I end up trying a lot of different things trying to clear up my skin - nothing really works that great! :( Good luck to you in your challenge!


  2. I know what you mean about skin care!! I tried so much and even the routine I've got going now, which is ok, isn't the perfect fit some days. Honestly, I think a lot of it is about making it work for you. I've used products that maybe don't work so well on their own, but when I combo them with another product--voila, better. Or I'll find a great product and a few weeks/months later--stops working well cuz my skin adjusts. :/

    I'll keep at it tho, gotta get through some of this stuff. Thanks for the good wishes!