How Much I Spend On Beauty
Sara of Jewelpie.com recently published how much she spent on beauty products. Loved it and was immediately inspired to show mine too!
To be fair, I don’t have a specific category for beauty costs. Most of the time they’re chucked in either Misc Needs or Misc Wants. If I needed those things urgently for an event or something, they’re logged into Misc Needs. If they’re just things I randomly picked up due to shopping mood, then they’re under Misc Wants.
Unlike Sara, I don’t know how much I spent on beauty annually. It fluctuates a lot – most of the time I keep it simple and spend very little, but I also did a RM3,600 dermafiller injection procedure, so that throws the whole annual average out of whack.
Doing things a bit differently, I drew out in my notebook: beauty expenses I spend on with the price range, what I splurge/skimp on, a frugal beauty habit, guilty pleasure and a beauty wishlist.
How Much I Spend On Beauty, A Visualisation
Analysing my beauty spending, I can see I prioritise services more than products. I am most satisfied by the more expensive ones, with the sole exception of eyebrow shaping – the eyebrow threading at Indian beauty shops are amazing and cheap, love them.
As for my makeup, it’s usually quite minimal. I only splurge on two things: sunscreen and eyeliner. Everything else I use regularly – face powder, eyebrow pencil, blush, lipstick, etc – is either cheap drugstore brands or gifted.
I used to buy and use moisturisers, but now my skincare routine is mainly face masks + serum samples. Those little packs last for a surprisingly long time! I love getting them.
Do you know how much YOU spend on beauty expenses? What are beauty products or procedures you can’t live without? What’s in your wishlist, and what’s your guilty pleasure? What do you splurge and skimp on? Share with us!
Also, let me know what you think of the drawing! Don’t know if I should continue making more graphics and showing my notebook entries. See if this post got love or not 😛
Save on eyebrow threading by plucking them out every few days! I use a tweezer. Unconventional but less than 5mins of my day. Saves me the trip to drive out as well.
I do it every few days so I roughly know the shape of my eyebrows haha then occasionally taking a scissc=ors to trim the longer eyebrow hair.
Great tip to stretch between sessions, thanks Mei Ping!