Thanks so much for the lively and interesting comments; thanks to all of you who click onto Frugal Queen and especially those of you who are ‘followers’. Let’s all wave the banner of money saving and trying to buy or at least spend less.
There are all sorts of averages in this country. On average, British women spend £150 a year on cosmetics. On average, British women spend £1000 a year on clothes. On average, British women spend £400 a year on their hair. Well, I dye my own hair every two months and spend £5 each time, so I’m not average because I spend £30 a year on my hair. Foster Mummy cuts my hair and I usually get supper for free and lots of love and fuss too (as the advert says…….priceless!). I spend around £60 a year on clothing. I do use make up, but I certainly don’t spend the average amount. Today, I bought new make up and checked back through my blog to see the last time I bought any………….it was the 16th February 2010. So I spend £10.36 every 19 months! or, if my maths is correct………£6.56 per year on make up! Here’s what I bought.
I still have plenty of lipstick and blusher left, so no need to buy any of that.
I have been wracked with guilt recently at my spending on new clothes, new shoes, hair colour and now make up! What ever it is, it’s still over consumption and really not necessary. I have to look smart at work as it is socially expected and neat and tidy hair and appearance goes with the job. Plus! I’ll be honest, who wants to look like a bag of spanners? But, I try and reconcile that with not being average. Most of my clothes are from ebay, charity shops, jumble sales and car boot sales as are most of my foot wear. I buy new clothes once a year for work and I can make a pair of work shoes last a couple of years. On top of that, I buy my make up from a discount supermarket and then…..I buy their own brand.
I don’t go to the beautician and give myself a facial every week. I wax my own eye brows, colour my own hair and down eight pints of tap water a day to keep my skin hydrated. I’m as vain as the next woman, I just don’t spend that much money being so.
Average? Me? Never!
What do you do to shun ‘beige’ and stamp on ‘average’?
See you tomorrow,