I run this blog as a place to share my beauty and style adventures and of course with such great responsibility comes a lot of shopping. Looking for new items to add to my life and blog about along the way, sometimes it means wandering aimlessly through the stores to see what catches my eye. Indeed as beauty junkies we all have a method to our madness so here’s the question:
Are you a big spender?
Or are you a big saver?
BBW Candles | Original : $12.50 | Sale: $3.13
This thought briefly floated through my head as I stood in line waiting to pay for my 3 Bath and Bodyworks candles, ones that I have waited for almost a year to go on sale again (I don’t go in there very often so it’s usually a case of luck). Happily hugging my little treasures close, I had scored these at -75% off and I was in all honesty quite smug with myself being being so good. I revel in finding a good deal and it’s rare I would buy anything unless it’s on sale. Yet I’ve been known to drop it all down for a Chanel foundation or in the case of my biggest purchase, my Clarisonic.
I recently found this book on the shelves of my local library and perked up right away at the title. The Shopping Diet
? No it’s not a lecture about how irresponsible you’ve been with your money or how much your should or should not be spending. It is however quite a therapeutic look into why people shop (especially the ones that can’t stop shopping), how it functions in our lives and more importantly how to shop better. I adore Phillips’ philosophy that you don’t have to give up looking fabulous, in fact he encourages you to find that sparkle but to do it in a way that’s affordable for your lifestyle and in a way that’s versatile. If you love filling your life with pretty things (as I’m sure many of us do in various categories) then learn to do it efficiently because life’s too short not to to be happy in your own way.
Hey, I’m not about to give up my passion for shopping anytime soon so I am absolutely ready to delve into this book!