I’m not cheap, but I am frugal. And as a frugal gal I never spend more than I need to, especially on items I care little about, which is why I was so proud of my recent $1 lipstick (N.Y.C. 320, Mahogany) purchase. To me spending $22 on a brand-name lipstick when the $1 one does exactly the same seems very silly.
Not so to the makeup snobs in my circle. One practically had heart palpitations when I said so. How dare I sully the reputation of MAC by putting it in the same category as a lowly drug store brand? *Insert shrug* The whole conversation made me laugh. A lipstick is a lipstick is a lipstick…
While I am economical with most things, I do splurge on certain items:
- Food…have you ever tasted a meal so delicious you were left speechless? I have…and like an addict I continue to chase that high. Luckily NYC is just the right place for it. I happily call myself a food nerd, but please don’t refer to me as a foodie.
- Pedicures…this is my 45 minutes to shut out the world and just relax. The salon I’ve frequented for years is pretty tiny and can cater to only two pedicure clients at a time. This allows for a peaceful and spa-like experience. Just the way I like it.
- Traveling…the return on investment can never be measured in dollars.
- Cabs…sigh…I’ve cut back significantly on my cab habit, but I so love the convenience of hopping into a waiting car instead of waiting for a train or a bus.
Well, those are my splurges. What about yours? What are you willing to spend on?