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Do You Think You Spend Too Much on Beauty?

We already know that dudes don't spend very much on grooming, but that's not necessarily the case when it comes to us. According to a new YWCA study, Beauty At Any Cost, American women spend $7 billion a year on cosmetic procedures and items. That averages out to about $100 a month for each woman — though certainly some big spenders are making up for the low-maintenance beauties out there. Can you breeze through a Benjamin in a weekend or do you think it sounds excessive?


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cherrypie61 cherrypie61 8 years
I hate I live in a small island where there's no Sephora, Mac, The Body Shop and other nice brand I'd love to try. :(
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 8 years
Only in basic hygiene products (Deodorant, Hands Body Feet Lotions, Wax, Conditioner, Floss, Towels, perfumes,etc)it's over a hundred dollars every month. Not counting make up and other treatments! I need a rise!!! LOL
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
If I had more money to spend, I'd spend it. Since I don't I spend that much. I did splurge at Sephora last month though!
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
yes is pretty adicted, but every thing is so nice, and so much stuff. Who need a gloss when you hace 20... well i DO!!!!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
I buy make up stuff whenever..... wherever... and yes i spend waaaay too much.
babygal14 babygal14 8 years
i think i spend a lot of money on beauty products, but i have slowed down on the spending, cause i used to have to go to the mall for school, so i don't spend that much anymore, i used to spend $100 or more on beauty products it's crazy
CYL CYL 8 years
I spend WAY WAY too much at Sephora and Holt Renfew...I love MAKEUP and perfume! I also like clothes, bags, shoes, lol :P
sunshine001 sunshine001 8 years
I have to agree with everyone else,on here. Mac Makeup, & Body Shop body butters are my favorite!!! :)
sunshine001 sunshine001 8 years
I have to agree with everyone else on here, MAC MAKEUP!!!!
hllrbackgirl hllrbackgirl 8 years
I only buy the basics. But I just bought my first MAC product so that will be changing, lol.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
I don't spend $100 month on beauty products at all. I use what I've got. I get makeup whenever I see a color that I like or I've run out of makeup.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Not on anti-aging potions and the such but makeup and body products, you can never spend too much. ;)
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I just use cleanser and moisturizer on my face. Then very minimal make-up. I think each year I spend about 180$. Benefit is my weakness though so I try to stay away from Sephora!
austerity austerity 8 years
Depends on what kind you mean...I'm a make-up minimalist; all I use is a good skin toner and moisturizer, and sometimes mascara and lipgloss. But I'm a huge sucker for anything to do with fragrance; perfume samples, Bath & Body Works lotions and creams, The Body Shop butters and scrubs...these things can really turn me into a spendthrift.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
40 dollar face wash 22 dollar face lotion 18 dollar shaving cream 18 dollar razors (a pack) 27 dollar shampoo 14 dollar concealer (only sometimes, dont tell) 35 dollar scrub 65 dollar body scrub Jeez and I wonder where my freaking money goes!
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't THINK I spend too much on beauty products, I KNOW I do!!! I love going to Sephora and Ulta (and even CVS) and browsing the makeup and haircare aisles...I can be in there for hours! And I never leave empty-handed, even when I don't "need" any new products.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Oh indeed... such fantastic timing, as I've been saving up for more than a month and am about to go splurge massively on the MAC Cult of Cherry collection.... to the tune of at least $150, if not more... *sigh*
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
I don't. I hardly wear makeup and the stuff I do purchase is from Rite-Aid lol.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I probably spend like 40-ish a month, if I were to average it out. Usually I'll go to Sephora like once every couple months and spend like $70. The rest is from haircuts and stuff. I do have a habit that every time I go to the pharmacy to pick up my birth control I buy something drugstore, usually a nail polish and something else.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I don't think I spend more than $20 a month on average, but that's not to say that I wouldn't spend way more than that if I could ;)
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i spend too much on skincare, but that's my insurance company's fault.
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
It's so easy to spend a lot when 1) I'm still looking for the HG face wash and moisturizer :( and 2) some of the good stuff are so cheap! (Revlon CS lipsticks, anyone?)
secrethoughts secrethoughts 8 years
I spend a fair amount on skin care, but I don't think I spend too much per se. If I thought it were too much, I wouldn't spend it!
almost-famous almost-famous 8 years
I spend too much on beauty, for a person with no job.
Mirandalicious Mirandalicious 8 years
"Too much" is only when it interferes with your lifestyle, I.E. you can't pay rent or put your usual amount into savings because you spent too much at Sephora. If it's not interfering with anything, you obviously have the money to spend and it is not "too much". I spend $50 a week on cosmetics. As you know, that is usually only 1-3 items. For my staples, I purchase those as needed in addition to the $50/week. If someone is spending "too much" to make their self look better, they have a bigger problem than a shopping addiction.
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