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When is it worth laying out the extra money?


Which items (beauty, fashion, personal care, etc) will you spend top dollar on?  Have you ever bought something so ridiculously cheap that you lied about the price so people would think you paid more?

I got a great pair of 7FAM jeans at the thrift store once and I allowed many people to think I had paid retail because I didn't want to admit where I bought them :/

For me, good denim is worth the money.  Thankfully, GAP jeans are great everyday options, so I don't have to spend $100s on every pair.
Dec 21, 2010 @ 04:17 pm

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When it really is awesome....

I will fork out the extra $$$$

Jeans, Hair services, massages......
Dec 21, 2010 @ 04:21 pm

Yes I would...

shell out the big bucks for clothing that I know I'd wear forever. A fitted blazer that makes me look fierce, yup - totally worth it for me! I also spend money on makeup and skincare. Also, I don't mind spending money on shoes. My feet give me enough trouble as it is (I'm cursed with wide feet), so buying a pair designer shoes that a) fit well, b) are made well and c) are comfortable...well, I can't argue with that.

@mamaluv, I have a similar story. I bought a beautiful rose coloured jumper at a street market. It cost me a grand total of £10 (roughly $15), and it fit like a dream. I was at dinner party with a few friends and was complimented on the jumper. When they asked me where I bought it, I spat out that I had gotten it from Karen Millen. At least your fib was by omission :)
Dec 21, 2010 @ 06:45 pm


With my friends we brag about the best deals we get - the lower the price the better! My BFF shops the thrift shops and come home designer t- shirts and is thrilled to say she paid $5, or jeans for $10. I tell her of the $25 skin cream I got for $8 - marked down and also used a coupon. Or the Dr, Marten boots I got for $25 instead of $100 .

We( BFF and I) planned our recent weekned in Vancouver around using as many Entertainment coupons we could. Maybe it has to do with the area one lives - a lot of low income or under employed in my neighbourhood so I actually feel uncomfortable when someone realizes I dont work and we own ( not rent) our house.......
Dec 21, 2010 @ 07:22 pm

Skin Care

I try to save as much money as possible, so whenever I'm planning on buying something, it always comes down to the price.

My mom has always taught me to spend more on skin care products, though. However I still use the same old drugstore brands. After working at ChickAdvisor, I realized what a difference a good foundation makes too, so I'll definitely be spending more on that in the future!
Dec 22, 2010 @ 09:31 am

Even there....

I'm happy to tell people about ELF - cheap makeup! The face primer is awesome and the new foundation quite good. They are regularly $6 each but I wait for sales promos - got them at 1/2 price last time. And happy to report I have good skin and look younger than my age. I got sucked into paying $40 a bottle for Estee Lauder and such foundations when I was younger but never again. My fav skin lotions are the Loreal lines - Revitalift is great.

So Id say the only thing I will pay more for is a good bra! You need good support with DD's!
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:44 pm


When it comes to makeup, anything I'll be putting on my skin (i.e-cleansers, foundation, concealer, things of that nature).

I don't mind so much about cheap-y eye shadows and lip glosses.
Dec 22, 2010 @ 09:43 pm

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