|My grandmother, Gaga, looking fabulous as always!
Gaga, my grandmother, used to say that if money (or lack there of!) was your only problem, you had no problems at all. In some respects, I tend to agree with Gaga’s sage words. But when I’m trying to balance my checkbook or if I’m saving up for a large purchase, it seems like money is the only problem…and it’s a big one.
Last week, I had a poll where I asked you how much you spend each month on beauty products–and just products. I didn’t ask about hair cuts, nail care, facials, etc.
Most people said they spend between $51-$100 a month on cosmetics/skin care products. While that may not seem like a ton of money, over the course of a year, you’ll spend $612 to $1200 to buy products to make yourself look pretty. Again, that may not seem like a ton, but it does add up. I wonder how much money a woman spends in her lifetime on lipsticks, eye shadows, etc….wait! Maybe I don’t want to know.
The amount of money I spend each month on products varies wildly. Some months, it’s well over $100. Other months it’s closer to $0. You’d probably be surprised that I don’t buy tons of beauty products and that I, a beauty blogger, sometimes feel like it’s all just too much. When I feel that way, I ask myself: do I really need another bottle of nail polish? But then there are other times when I can’t get enough–I have to have every new product hitting the market. And I justify my purchases by considering them “research.” So sad.
But I digress–I’m glad to see that you aren’t spending insane amounts of money on makeup. In the long run? I think you’d do better investing in Estee Lauder stock than buying Estee Lauder products. What do I know?