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Too Much

Is there such a thing? My hubby has asked me today to cut back my spending and slow it down. LOL. How horrible am I that I need him to call me out? I feel bad because I have like 3 orders coming in the mail. Is anyone else guilty of hiding bags or boxes?

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You're not alone!  I definitely schedule deliveries so they come when I am home just to avoid the sideways glances. But then I make my own money also, so he has very little to say about what I spend it on. I figure that I don't have a fancy car or horse, so what if I spend my money on beauty stuff. You can be sure he'd say something if I looked horrid! lol

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That's a perfect point prettyinpa and see Fabz this a great place to come when you need that small bit of justification!LOL!Smiley Tongue

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sadly yes.  For me it used to be shoes.

Now I am the only breadwinner it the house but I still dont advertise things I buy for myself.  Its no longer shoes...but SEPHORA Smiley Happy

 

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It's kind of like a Feast or Famine type thing for me. I have gone from homeless, then always living paycheck to paycheck with  1 or 2 jobs. Now that I have a partner and he's doing well... I think I'm going all out. It's hard because all of this stuff makes us feel good. **bleep** my tax money coming in... that was a part of the madness! 

 

Too bad I don't have the excuse of making my own money anymore. 

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I only work here and there now too and sometimes not even then but the dermatologist I used to work for has seperation anxiety because I worked for him for so long so I still work for him now and then, but my husband does very well also. Just remember no one ever said being beautiful was cheap.

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Here's my thing: Everyone has something that they love and dont mind spending money on. So, as long as you arent in any financial trouble and still manage to pay for basics (food, water, shelter, bills etc) then what the hell, go all out. But, I am in my early 20's with no husband, and no children. I dont even have pets. So if I want to buy something, and I really want it, I just get it. For me, I know my limits. I know everything has an expiration date so I dont want an obscene amount of makeup that I can never use up, but I like having some variety to create different looks with. You cant make a smokey eye if you just own light neutral colors.

 

But I also shop smart. I go to cosmetic company outlets, pay attention to sale sections and if there's a $3 off coupon staring me in the face in my drugstore beauty isle, then yes I will take advantage of that. I see people all the time on youtube and online blogs who have an INSANE amount of stuff, but its their money, not mine. So long as your spending doesnt negatively affect the people around you, have fun. I have an uncle who goes from one expensive hobby to another (fishing, hunting, skiing, etc) and he's a shop-a-holic who's putting a massive amount of strain and hurt on his wife and 2 children. Thats not okay.

 

 

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What is this "cosmetic company outlet" you speak of madam? lol. I have never heard of a cosmetic outlet!!!! Do you mean like a Sally's or another beauty supply shop? 

No we aren't in any financial trouble but I went crazy with my tax money so he got a little freaked. Smiley Tongue

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Cosmetic Company Outlets are small beauty stores that carry high end brands for cheap or cheap (er). The ones around me carry brands like MAC, Origins, Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, YSL Clinique etc. When department stores discontinue products, or get brand new/unused bought and returned items, they end up at CCO's. It depends on locations, but sometimes they sales are 5 bucks off original price, and sometimes they have a table set up where everything is 3-20 bucks. On my last trip there, I bought some Lancome Color Design lipsticks for I think $5.50 each, or less. They are always well stocked too. Color selections are kind of hit and miss sometimes, especially when it comes to MAC eyeshadows but they are all around amazing places to shop. They have testers out for everything too.

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Holy crap. 

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ohx yeah its been awhile since I have been to the local one.  Dang now I have to plan a trip :-) 

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Oh, the Cosmetic Company outlets!!  They are located in Outlet malls and have all sorts of great makeup like MAC and stuff, discontinued colors and the last of limited edition things. So if you have a discontinued favorite, you can stock up.


Google Outletbound dot com and it gives the locations throughout the country. Those places are wicked, you can actually get a whole shopping bag of stuff for under $100! Smiley Happy

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Yes, there is such a thing as too much. I too, as you, have hidden purchases and bills, it contributed to the break up of my marriage of twenty five years. My ex husband financially controlled the money and it was my way of "showing him" he could not control me. 

My advice...find out what is causing the over spending and shopping. Work with your husband, if you can, to make priorities. Get help for yourself. The small items you buy, no matter how much they cost will never resolve the problem and negative feelings.

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I have no experience with this since I'm just a 20some single lady chipping in (o.o). But I do have a spending problem with Sephora and hide it when my parents come over >.<. So, here's my....1 cent. =X

 

It is a bummer if you do not have your own income. Financial problems are a team effort, so if he likes buying TV, tools, want-but-not-need stuff, I don't see why you can't? If you do splurge/spend more than him, or money is tight right now, keep that in mind and think about what is more important before making the purchase? I'm weak to promos, but I keep it to ~$50 of Sephora every month and if I want more, I just tell myself there's better things coming along, don't worry/rush, and $50 is 2 weeks worth of food or 1 month of gas for me, do I really want to spend it on 2 things I don't really need?

 

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Yes, there is such a thing, but also, I'm sure he means well.

 

It's funny because often times women complain that men don't pay enough attention to things, but then they notice bank statements and go all wide-eyed! Though I don't know your spending/shopping habits, I'm sure that as long as you're still spending within your means and not going overboard to the territory of debt or even opening secret/new credit cards you're fine.

 

Maybe he just thinks it's too much because he's not used to seeing as much stuff purchasing or coming in all at one time.

 

I certainly go through periods where I may buy a good amount and it seems crazy, but then I don't spend much on beauty products or goods for the next 3-6 months, so it's all balanced.

 

When I worked clothing retail we had so many female shoppers coming in joking how they leave bags in the car and sneak them in when their hubby wasn't at home! Smiley Tongue

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That's mostly it... I think it was just a lot at one time rather than the little bit I usually trickle home. 

 

However, I did want to clarify he isn't worried or anything. I was just jokingly saying "is there such a thing". I know there is a limit to spending especially now that I have a family. It's interesting how serious this post got when it was intended to be light! But I do have a problem hiding bags in the car too! eek

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Yeah, I didn't figure you to be a girl with a compulsive spending habit to where you're asking the "Is there too much?" in a serious/possible "Could I have a problem?!??!" issue. Smiley Tongue

 

Besides, I'm sure he has his times where he spends on gadgets or things that you're like "O_O Whoa!"

 

 

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Well I figure I'm justified because he's had a BIG gamlbing problem before to the point of blowing rent. So if I want to use a couple hundred on makeup I WILL!!!! Smiley Very Happy muhahah

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Gosh, if he likes to gamble, I could only imagine that money helping to fuel your purchasing!!!! Tell him it's all his fault! (I mean that jokingly of course!)

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Don't feel bad I used to do the same thing, But I think I pretty much have everything in the free world now! LOL! It's hard especially when you see all of the good things on here and it's MAKEUP. It's just hard for a girl to say no.Smiley Happy

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I've definitely been guilty of hiding things and/or downplaying how much I have purchased. At this point, I think it is possible to have too much (for me, I mean). I think I own about 100 blushes...and even if I never bought another, I don't think I could use all of them in a lifetime. I probably have close to 100 lipsticks, too...it's just crazy (but it was so much fun acquiring everything!). In the future, I'm going to try to keep this in mind, and pare my collection down to the essentials and things I really appreciate. Smiley Happy

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Not to trigger your blush frenzy but which brand is your favorite? I own very few blushes because they scare me lol. I see them and think they are pretty but I don't want to look like a clown.

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It's all about using the right tools, sometimes -- even the brightest colors that one think would be clownish can be lovely if applied with a stippling brush! That said, my favorite user-friendly shades are the Chanel Joues Contraste series (lots of color, but they're easy to apply) and Dior (which tends to be sheer). I love NARS, but I have to be really careful in applying most of them (they're still worth it, though).

 

As for specific colors...I like NARS Deep Throat, Gaiety (not as heavily pigmented as Desire and Angelika, so it's an easier pink to apply) and Sex Appeal; Chanel Rose Pétale and Turbulent; Dior Passion Fruit...I could go on, haha.

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I would love to see your collection and everyone else in photos Smiley Happy I will do mine soon to share Smiley Happy

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I kind of do wants to see 100 blushes, sounds like it would be super pretty when ordered by color and displayed, makes me think of a field of tulips. =X

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