Mar 30, 2010

You work hard for the money

Monday kicked my butt. So what better way than to start off Tuesday with a nest full of flowers?

I'm out of foundation. Completely out. And I won't be able to get any for another week or so. The end of the world, I know. However, this made me think about what we're willing to spend money on. Brand name vs. generic, higher quality products vs. cheaper, what do you spend your money on?

I came up with three things I am absolutely willing to spend money on - and I think the random-ness of these items just might delight you.

First up, foundation. More specifically, Bare Escentuals foundation. It's $25 per container, which is a lot for makeup, but it covers so well, and is really light, which I need because I don't wear a lot of makeup.

Perfume. I got hooked on the scent Chance by Chanel, and now I love it. I haven't actually had any for awhile - again, because I'd rather go without. I can actually get it at a decent price at the Ulta near us, but again, it's a little chunk of money.

Whole wheat pasta. (I told you - random!) The mister and I started buying it after I joined Weight Watchers (it's less points), and I love it so much, now it's weird when I have "regular" pasta. It isn't much more expensive (maybe a dollar or two more), but we're on a tight budget when we go grocery shopping and that's something I won't skimp on.

What about you dear readers? What are you willing to spend your money on? Anyone else glad Monday is over?

(Photo: Bottom of the Ironing Basket)


Danielle said...

Okay, totally random as well: Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, Bare Minerals (!), Dove deoderant, COACH!!! (You already knew I love Coach though!)

Alison Kinsey said...

I love that nest full of flowers! What a fun list. I won't skimp on buying cheap denim. The higher end pairs always last longer and are more comfortable. I also don't skimp on haircuts. The girl I go to charges $53 (which might not seem too bad for city dwellers), but she's amazing and it's worth every penny :)

Lucy The Valiant said...

organic whole milk for Ariel... it is hideously expensive compared to regular milk, but I just can't seem to help myself!

Amanda said...

i'm with lucy; i started buying organic milk when i was "makin a baby" and while i was nursing; now i can't go back.
also, coca cola products - even tho pepsi is often cheaper, i think that stuff is nasty.

Jess said...

Philosophy. Anything for my face, especially. Because I'm OBSESSIVE about skin care.

Good chocolate.

Wine. Not necessarily expensive wine, just wine I like.

Amber said...

One thing that comes to mind that I'm willing to spend big $ on is FOOD. FRESH fruit and produce specifically! I NEED fresh food in the house, it's non-negotiable!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

1. Organic Milk w/ no weird antibiotics/hormones added!

2. Fresh fruit/vegetables

3. Make up! I also busy Bare Escentuals. Expensive, but it's natural and I like how light it is, too!

4. Work clothes - especially dress pants. You get what you pay for in my opinion. So I'd rather spend money on nice Banana Republic trousers that will last a long time v. cheaper ones at Target or Old Navy.

Gracie said...

I'll drive out of my way and spend extra on fresh produce, but that's IT, people! I'm the cheapest person on earth.

Anonymous said...

I would be willing to spend my money on all of the above!! I am in love with bare escentuals and whole wheat pasta! Tomorrow I will be shopping for stationary and groceries at Trader Joe's.. Odd little combo but I need some good letter writing paper.


Hannah Katy

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

1. Travel

2. Shoes (expensive ones...they just last longer!)

3. Books

Anonymous said...

I usually buy brand name everything! But now we're trying to save money (for a house, for me to stay home, etc.) and soon will be trying out generic brands of certain items.

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