Are you addicted to Sephora? How do you know?
I'm on the site a good 30+ times per day, and constantly on Sephora mobile, beauty points come and go pretty easily, and I just picked my next apartment due to its proximity to a Sephora store. Anybody else do anything like that?
I doubt any of us want "help" for our love of beauty, but, do you think you're addicted? I know I am!
Thanks for reviving this old thread! I'm for sure a Sephora addict as well. I think I'm around $800 this month. Now that I'm in my mid thirties, I'm spending more on skin care now too. It's so fun though!
I know this is an old thread, but I figured I'd chime in anyway! I'd say Sephora is my one shopping addiction. I love good quality makeup and learning new techniques. Makeup is a great way to enhance our natural beauty, and it's fun! I definitely went crazy this past month; I think I spent well over $500. Yikes. I always rationalize my purchases by reminding myself I'm paying for great pigments and long wear... And the fact my boyfriend supports my "addiction" makes it even better. (He likes to splurge on athletic gear and tech stuff, so he's actually very understanding of me!)
My true "addiction" sign is I keep most of my shopping secret and covert. I switch from store to store so while the SA's at each one recognize me as a regular (a couple times a month) they don't know how regular I am and think I'm crazy (a couple of times a week). While I don't always buy, when I do I buy pretty big. I can't get just one lipstick or an eyeliner. I need a "look" and if the store I'm at doesn't have what I want I'll move on to the next Sephora like a treasure hunt. I once hit every Sephora and SiJCP within a 50 mile radius (not exaggerating, Houston has a lot of them) looking for a KVD lipstick that was discontinued. Do I want a cure? Never!
I wouldn't say an unhealthy addiction, I live 10 minutes away from Sephora so every weekend i'm seeing what's new trying fragrance... not necessarily buying but I feel like a kid in a candy store. And the one by my house is HUGE!!!! great selection. I find when I go early and it's not rammed it's actually a calming enjoyable experience.
oh and online forget about it that I find is more dangerous than being in store!!!
For me it's not an addiction so much as a passion and hobby. I love the way applying makeup and doing my morning/night beauty routines make me feel. It reinforces my overall dedication to taking care of myself and my body. The makeup aspect is debatable, but there is no doubt in my mind that good quality skincare products is an investment in myself. Beauty as a hobby is like any other hobby (comic books, video games, fashion, gardening, reading, sports, etc.) and some people are more into theirs than others. Do I spend more than some on beauty products? Yes, but I stay within a budget and I've never spent so much that I couldn't meet my financial obligations. Some women see makeup as a necessary chore, and some others avoid it altogether. I personally enjoy using it and cherish my morning makeup routine as some necessary "me" time before I start my day. Before I discovered makeup I never felt I had a hands-on hobby I was particularly good at. One of my sisters is very good at drawing and painting, and another sister is really good with crafts. For me, makeup is something I can do with my hands that I can be proud of.
But... I do visit my local Sephora often enough that I know all my Sephora associates by name, I do regularly check Sephora's website and Beauty Talk board, and I do spend a decent amount of money at Sephora... Also, I prepare for special Sephora sales and promotions like it's Black Friday! :-)
I know for sure I am cuz I can't stop thinking about it it's like almost every month I feel I have to buy at least $300 worth of stuff there (no regrets) everything is such phenomenal quality but I don't have a budget for it and still find a way it's really bad so bad that right now I have things in my cart I'm not checking out cuz my boyfriend says it's wrong an I know I'm gonna cry tonight I know for sure.😢
Shopping at Sephora for me is wayyyy cheaper than a therapist would be! It is the BEST therapy! It really does make me feel good. I mean...there are occassions where I may go a bit overboard..but for the most part it is manageable! Sometimes I'll give up my weekly coffee budget to get an item I've really been wanting. There's no better feeling than having extra money and a couple hours to browse! I love going into the store or going on here...either way I'm soooo indecisive and brood over colors!!
I am definitely an addict! This AM the dog was pestering around in the kitchen where my computer is and Hubby asked "Did you feed the dog"? OOPS! Here I am on Beauty Talk and my dog is going hungry! Of course, he isn't starving, but still.
But I figure it is a much less harmful and costly addiction than when I was fanatical about growing orchids and built a special sunroom for them and just had to have the latest one, talk about spending money! Though a makeup room might be nice.....
It also helps that the nearest Sephora store is more than 3 hours away, and since I like to try stuff out before I purchase, that keeps me from going too nutso.
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Haha, I am certainly addicted to makeup, sephora, and sephora.com (who knew store websites could be JUST as addicting as social media ones!) This is one of my newer ones, and growing fast! Apparently, I'm like many of you on here, who also have an addictive personality by nature.
Haha, when I was a lot younger, my best friend and I would go to arcades once and a while. After a few visits she decided she would not ever let me go in one again unsupervised... haha, NOW it's turned into casino's that she's keeping me from - JUST in case!
What are best friends for!
She isn't a big fan of makeup though. Like me she had acne trouble through school and went in the opposite direction I did, she avoids makeup (other than the occasional bright lipstick) where as I love it!
It's funny how different personalities react so differently to the same event, eh? (wow, show that I'm Canadian much! haha)
Whoops, off topic now... Ah well, addiction to beauty talk, sephora/sephora.com is a big YES I AM from me!
I have a compulsive personality and get easily addicted to things, so getting addicted to Sephora, makeup and Beauty Talk is probably really safe compared to other things I could be hooked on. Because of this, I never play the lottery or gamble.
As for being addicted here... no one else I know loves makeup as much as I do. People prefer to talk about their new iPhones and gadgets and stuff which bore me to tears. So it's nice to find kindred spirits here to discuss fun things with.
Hi! I'm Kati. And I'm addicted to Sephora.
I have a very addictive personality. This is not my first addiction.
I'm running up my credit cards and my parents are worried about me. Whenever they see a box (could be any box) delivered to my house, they get nervous.
I'm trying very hard to just hang out on BeautyTalk and give my opinion or advise and not buy. I'm praying it's not like other 12 step programs where you have to give the whole thing up cold turkey. I'd be so sad not to be able to do the TSB anymore.
I am getting better. I feel like I'm set for my makeup and am only buying what I need to replace, Except that %15 off sale killed me. But still I did good.
I was very happy to see this heading this morning. I felt less alone. Thank you for letting me share.
@Kati : The 15 % off got me too, it got me really bad. I told myself I have to return at least 5 of the items I got, since one of them was such a compulsive buy, it isn't even in my color. I feel ya girl.