Might as well face it you’re addicted to cheap thrills

By Aisling | April 28 2009 | 15 Comments


Everyone has their little addictions. We’ve all got something that picks us up, even when we know we shouldn’t be spending any money. We’ve talked about the Leading Lipstick Indicator before – the fact that spending on makeup or cosmetics doesn’t fall during a recession – so what’s the little splurge you treat yourself to on as regular a basis as possible?

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15 Replies to "Might as well face it you’re addicted to cheap thrills"

  • Sparkle101 says:

    I go for eyeshadow or nail varnish – anything with bright glittery colours guaranteed to cheer me up!

  • Efa says:

    Nail varnish is the little something that always cheers me up!

  • MAC Addict says:

    Sparkle 101- im the same, once its glittery/sparkly!!
    am always buying essence nail varnishes for a pick-me-up, they’re so cheap and really nice colours.

  • Cringe! Seeing that picture reminded me that I actually have the two of those eyeshadow palettes. I bought them forever ago, when I hadn’t a notion how to do anything with my eyes. They stung my eyes to bits. Needless to say they’re at the bottom of some old makeup bag now, which probably should have been thrown out a while ago.

    I’ll generally buy whatever takes my fancy – usually in some kind fo cute packaging or bright colour.

    I’ve had to stop myself buying mascaras at this stage. I have a giant collection, and I only ever use the one.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    MAC Addict – I’ve just discover essence nail varnishes and for 1.50 I think they are fab – brilliant colours, decent staying power and love that the bottle is small as I hate buying big bottles of the stuff only for it to go off.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    that should be “discovered”…………

  • becks says:

    For me its concealer – on my third one this year trying to find one I’m happy with. I was happy with barbars day but my local tesco have nto re stocked the shelf for ages now.

  • cj says:

    Lipstick, lipstick, and more lipstick!

  • Antonia says:

    I like buying nail varnish or eyeshadow as well, especially essence or p2, since they’re cheap and the colours are great pick-me-ups. But really, I’ll buy anything that catches my fancy as long as it’s under 5€, which is about the amount I can justify spending on one piece when I know I shouldn’t be spending any money at all….

  • Tina tots says:

    Nail varnish or lip gloss and then I hardly ever use them but they’re so pretty!!

    Becks try benefit concealer – Boi oing. It’s industrial strength!!

  • Mandy says:

    Oh makeup, makeup, makeup. I’m addicted! I have the biggest collection of eye shadows, lipsticks, lip glosses, etc etc and I don’t use the half of them. Its ridiculous but I just can’t help myself. I went into BTs there a few weeks ago to change my foundation and I came out with it, a Bobbi Brown eye cream pot, a NARS double eye shadow and a lip gloss, all in the space of about 10 minutes. Is there a rehab for addicts like me? :-)

  • Breige says:

    Oh man, i have the bright coloured pallet in that photo that I bought for an 80s party!
    I tend to keep buying mascaras, I love them!Though I might buy an eyeshadow or two to perk me up!

  • Mise says:

    For me it’s nail polish or eyeliner.

  • Big eyes says:

    Babaduck was it your good self who posted the link to the bronze fit flops a few weeks back?I think they were approx £30 but were €69 in brazil body on sat which me thinks is a bit of a rip!

  • Siobhain says:

    Concelor weirdly enough..

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