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What's the Total Cost of Products You Used Today?

What's the Total Cost of Products You Used Today?

Way back in my retail days, we would have short meetings before the work day started, and these sessions would often involve some kind of selling exercise or product demonstration. One particular "selling exercise" stood out.

The boss asked for us to list all of the beauty products we were wearing or had used that day, including shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, makeup, and creams. I mean everything. Then, we had to estimate how much each item retailed for, and add up the total.

The point was that customers are willing to spend, and that many items are necessities. I suppose that's debatable. I just did the math, and today, I am (roughly) guessing that I'm sporting about $177 worth of beauty goods. Ouch. What's your magic number?


hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
Lucky for me, today was a work day - little effort made. The numbers aren't exact, but close enough. Aveda Clove Shampoo - 20 Redken Smooth -18 St. Ives Apricot Scrub - 4 Oil of Olay Face Lotion - 9 Dove Deodorant - 2 B&BW Black Raspberry Lotion - 10 Grand Total - 63 Wow, and that's without trying. ugh.
courtney422 courtney422 8 years
Shampoo & Conditioner: TIGI Bed Catwalk Curls $23.00 Face Wash: Cetaphil $7.00 Face Moisturizer $12.00 Hair Products: Loreal Paris Curl Studio Line $4.50 Sunsilk Captivating Curls $4.50 Aussie Mouse $4.00 Aussie Sprunch Spray $4.00 Body Wash: St. Ives $5.00 Perfume: Abercrombie 8 $50.00 Deodorant: Secret Clinical Strength $11.00 Make-Up: Bare Escentuals Rev R Up $21.00 Bare Escentuals Foundation $25.00 Bare Minerals Concealer $18.00 Bare Minerals Mineral Veil $19.00 Bare Escentuals Blush $18.00 Loreal Paris Eyeliner $5.00 Covergirl Mascara $7.00 Lorac Eyeshadow $17.00 Chapstick $1 Total... $256 wow!!
socialitebabe socialitebabe 8 years
Let's See.. Hair Band 3.95 Pony Tail Holder 1.99 Mac Eye Primer 16.00 Bad Gal Mascara 19.00 Chanel Foundation 50.00 Chanel Pur Face Glow 50.00 Mac Eyeshadows x2 28.00 Mac Eye Liner 12.00 Clinique Cream Liner 16.00 Lip Balm .99 Mac Lip Liner 13.00 Mac Lipstick 14.00 Nars Lip Gloss 24.00 Gucci Envy Me 60.00 OUCh 284.00 Bucks!
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
Lordy, here it goes... herbal esscences shampoo- 3.50 aussie 3 minute miracle deep conditioner-7.00 dove go fresh body wash-5.00 clinique redness solutions cleaner- 10.00 (?) clinique 7 day scrub cream- 15.00 (?) clinique dramatically different mousterizer- 10.00 (?) blistex- 2.00 dove deoderant- 4.00 total:$56.50... not to shabby
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Schwartzkopf Brilliance Hair Dye in Red Passion = $15 L'oreal Elvive Colour Protect Leave In Conditioner = $10 Savon Naturals Soap = $3 Lynx Dry Deodorant = $5 Simple Light Moisturiser = $9 Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation = $20 Cover Girl Perfect Blend Eyeliner = $9 Models Prefer Eyeshadow = $3 Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara = $20 Chapstick = $4 Impulse City Collection Perfume= $7 For a total of AU$105. Not bad at all.
oni1 oni1 8 years
i'd really hate to think about it.
nicole815 nicole815 8 years
Herbal Essences Shampoo - $3.50 Herbal Essences Conditioner - $3.50 Target brand body wash - $4 Total - $11 (I only wear makeup for nights out...otherwise it'd be much, MUCH higher!)
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
-Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: $11 -Olay Complete All Day UV Defense Moisture Lotion: ~$11 -Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer: $32 -Convertible Color in Lillium: $25 -Rimmel Exaggerate Full Color Eye Liner: ~$5 -L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara Custom Curved Brush: ~$7 Total: $91
smiley13tree smiley13tree 8 years
Only $105. :]
Allytta Allytta 8 years
some of the prices people mentioned really upset me, because some stuff in dollars is cheaper than in pounds, like dramatically dif. lotion here it's 26 pounds, so it'd be 32 dollars probably...
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Thanks for sharing, everyone!
emalove emalove 8 years
*L'Oreal EverPure Shampoo -- $7 *L'Oreal EverPure Conditioner -- $7 *Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash -- $6 *Secret Deoderant -- $4 *Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in Japanese Cherry Blossom -- $9.50 *Auric Blends Perfume Oil in Egyptian Goddess -- $8 *Pantene Leave-in Conditioning/Detangling Spray -- $4 *Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Facial Cleanser -- $9 *Alba Botanica Hibiscus Facial Toner -- $12 *Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer -- $24 *Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights Tinted Moisturizer -- $25 *Cover Girl Concealer Stick -- $4 *Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder -- $4 *Clinique Blush Powder Blush in Iced Lotus-- $18.50 *Ulta Eye Shadow in Sweet -- $5 *L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Plum -- $9 *Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue -- $5 *MAC C-Thru Color Lip Stain in Secret Crush -- $14.50 *Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in Trixie-- $18 Grand total: $193.50 But, of course, like someone pointed out, the cost per wear is obviously a lot cheaper when averaged out!
merie33 merie33 8 years
Wow. You guys use really expensive stuff. I feel like a high schooler listing all of my drug store makeup... Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation; $10.99 Maybelline Define-a-line Eyeliner; $6.99 Maybelline XXL Extensions Mascara; $8.49 Jane Eyeshadow (x2); $ $7 for both Nivea Lip Care Kiss of Flavor; $2.49 Grand Total: $35.96 I didn't shower yet today, but if I had, that would add $2.75 for my Aussie shampoo and $2.75 for my Aussie conditioner (got it on sale at Target woohoo!!) and Caress Tahitian Renewal Body Wash $5.49...which would add another whopping $10.99. So more than $50 at any given time..I'm kind of proud of my frugality.
ahles ahles 8 years
deodorant: $4 organic shampoo and conditioner (provided I had washed my hair today, which I didn't but let's pretend): $9 Dove soap: $8 for the big bottle tinted moisturizer: $12 mineral makeup sample as concealer: $1 hippie gardenia perfume: $20 So $54 on a normal day. Dressed up add $5-8 lipstick $9 mascara $1 sample mineral eyeshadow as liner maybe $4 if I felt like wearing an eyeshadow (also mineral) So worst case, $76
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Around $130 bucks, I would say. Not that great. It really does make you THINK when you add it all up!
missmegs825 missmegs825 8 years
$300- yikes!!! But that includes lancome mascara ($20), ID mineral powder ($30), nars blush ($30), etc. ALSO I washed my hair today and bumble & bumble shampoo/conditioner which is $25 a pop plus revale skin cream (worth every penny..)
smaine07 smaine07 8 years
Yikes! Mine is 308.50.. however i probably only actually paid about 50.. i get lots of free stuff working for clinique! lol
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
It's great that you guys are listing the products you use so I can get tips. Thanks! I use LaMer and feel so guilty b/c of the economy.
telane telane 8 years
Deanna - I agree, but still, it is a bit daunting to think that I am spending that much on beauty products every three to six months (closer to three in my case). I would rather save that money.
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
Again, as someone said, you should average out the cost of products -- obviously, you are not wearing all $30 of shampoo or lip gloss at once.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Pantene shampoo/conditioner ($18), Neutrogena rainbath ($15 for the big costco one!), face wash ($5), deodorant ($5), foundation ($35), lipstick ($18), mascara ($30), eyeliner ($5), eyeshadow ($5), highlighter ($5), blush ($5), bronzer ($5), hair texture cream ($5), perfume ($60). So that makes me just under $220, or $160 minus perfume. But for everything that I didn't know that I bought from the drugstore I just guessed $5 so it's probably a little less.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
well today is an off-day, i didnt wash my hair and im not wearing makeup. i washed my face with clean and clear cleanser ($4), lush tea tree oil toner ($8), lush celestial moisturizer ($20) and clean and clear persagel ($5). Oh i did put on $3 dove deodorant. So that's $40 worth of product. I didn't do anything to my hair and no perfume.
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