I have become a little obsessed with something lately. It is something that has really surprised me since I have never been one to be very girly or such. I am not saying I was ever much of a tomboy but I always struggled with almost all things feminine. Make-up is def. one of those things that would fall into that category. Suddenly I have been super interested in all things for “paint for the face.” The origin of which is quite hilarious to me actually.
It all started when I was perusing on Youtube recently. Watching videos on Youtube has been a real stress reliever for me and it costs nothing. The only downside to this that sometimes I can get a little fixated on the subjects. This has been very true of make-up. I just started watching some beauty vloggers and their videos on their favorite brands and items of make-up. Something about these videos are so comforting to me. Maybe it was the soft lighting or the beautifully wrapped packaging of the cosmetics. I have to say that I was hooked either way. A couple of hundred dollars later, I had just a few dozen cosmetics. Despite the costs, I have been very pleased with the effect.
Now normally I would just say that I work hard and can justify some superfluous spending as I have mentioned on here before, but it has made me think. More specifically, it has made me think when is enough is enough. In the past week, I have been to four different stores in the hopes of getting some good make-up deals. I had some gift cards which I got for my birthday recently, but even I am asking myself when is it enough?
I used to have a really bad shopping problem. I did a lot of “emotional spending” because I felt like it would make me look cooler and be more with the “in crowd.” I ended up with over $5,000 in credit card debt which I eventually paid off.
I wish I could say that I was completely over this but the urge to spend is still there. These past couple of weeks have reminded me of that, unfortunately.
Why am I bringing this up? I like to think that being a PF blogger has certainly made me more accountable. I also know that there is nothing wrong with treating yourself when you work very hard.
I have to say my make-up stash has given me more confidence in my appearance and I have certainly gotten compliments on my new looks. I think the good middle ground is to scale back on my make-up spending even if I really enjoy it. I just don’t want to make another crazy financial mistake again or start the process at least.
What do you think? When is it the right time to just start saying no?