What is your biggest splurge? *materialistic post…I'm allowed one*

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 197
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Busy bee

I only consider it splurging if I pay full price!

I did just buy my very first new car in june and I considered that a splurge, even though we got an amazing deal because Fiance is very close with the owner of the dealership.

I will spend a lot on quality food, skincare product, and pretty much anything that goes into my body or on my skin because I think I’ll save money in the long run if I treat my body well and limit the amount of nasty chemicals that goes into it.

As far as clothes, shoes and bags I prefer quality over quantity and I’ll spend money on nice jeans and tops and I pretty much only buy well made leather shoes, and I have a serious addiction to rebecca minkoff bags. I will also splurge on bras, but that’s more because it’s nearly impossible to find bras my size for less than $60.

In my defense I buy pretty much everything on sale and I do buy all my underwear and t-shirts and other things that need regular replacement at walmart or target. I also do my own hair and nails, and waxing. I went to cosmetology school so I see no reason to pay someone else to do something I can do perfectly well myself! Also because of that I can shop at the local salon supply store so I can get essi and opi nail polish for like $3 a bottle and salon shampoo and products for less than 1/2 retail, so that saves me a lot!

Post # 198
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KDOS:  Great minds think alike!! 

Post # 199
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Shoes. I am  MAJOR bargain hunter in regards to clothes, accessories, and pretty much everything else. I buy clothes from Target, and the mall on sale, and am great at finding bargains online at more expensive retailers. However, I have a women’s size 4 shoe size, and I have wide feet. I spent WAY too many years wearing shoes that were both too narrow and too long for my feet, getting blisters, and enduring aching feet. If I can find it in my size, it is cute, comfortable, and under $150, it’s  MINE.

Also, I have recently decided that I would rather spend more $$ on a few basic high quality makeup sets than keep buying cheap cosmetics that I never wear. I rarely buy new makeup, but when I do I splurge.

Post # 200
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh, and I guess I have to add bras… because NOTHING in my size is ever on sale. So, I often pay full price, $50-80. However, VS recently started carrying my size (though their fit is a little off compared to other brands) so if I have a $10 off a bra card I might get an “ok” bra for $30.

Post # 201
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Vacations: my husband and I love to travel and explore new places. And we prefer to fly first class and stay in 4 and 5 star hotels (but we do shop around for deals). 

Food: We love great food, dessert, and wine, and will easily drop over $250 on dinner for just the two of us. 

Season Tickets for our favorite professional ice hockey team: And all the events, jerseys, gear, accessories, etc. We even follow the team to an out-of-town game a couple of times per season.

Workout/yoga wear and shoes: I’m very active and I like to know that I’ll be comfortable running 6 miles whether the temperature is 50 degrees or 80 degrees. 

Semi-splurge: Laura Mercier makeup for my sensitive skin; La Mer moisturizer; perfume (Coach, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Jo Malone, Bvlgari);

Upcoming splurge: our future house will be pricey. We need a bigger place but want to stay in our area (which is very pricey). Oh well. 

Post # 202
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Comfortable heels. I have really picky feet and won’t tolerate being uncomfortable! My wedding shoes were $200 Embarassed Although I bought them several years ago, I wouldn’t pay that much now.

Post # 203
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lasik surgery, which Fiance had to convince me to get.  I’m extremely happy with it now, but it was hard to bite the bullet at the time.  I an am a pretty extreme saver in all other aspects of life…except when it come to Fiance 🙂 

Post # 204
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My motorcycle habit!

Post # 205
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For me it’s travel, concerts/festivals, and eating and drinking out (splurging the most while traveling).

My clothes are generally all second hand, I actually prefer it that way. Handbags and boots are generally second hand too. And I DO really care what I wear!

Post # 206
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Italian shoes and French handbags.  Not cheap.

Post # 207
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugh my answer is everything…

 

We had to get an expensive dog (french bulldog), I have to get the new 2014 Cadillac SRX and my fiance has to get a new 2014 Lexus as well, we only wear designer clothes, I only use designer bags (and I don’t mean Coach! lol), and cosmetics, I compulsively buy (and quickly break) designer sunglasses which is an expensive hobby…I had to have a 3 carat diamond, we have to stay at “good” resorts and hotels, its rather disgusting when you sit back and think about it.

 

The one thing I don’t splurge on? Flip flops. They’re all from old navy. Ridiculous.

 

Post # 208
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Can you call  $15 shirts from TJMaxx purchased bi-weekly a splurge?

 

Post # 209
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Flowers are a splurge for me.  Another one is makeup, I have sensitive skin so I buy higher end products.

Post # 210
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Probably makeup, I buy hardly any, but when I do I usually buy quite good brands. 

Also, my computer. My fiance and I built my pc and bought a ridiculously good graphics card and processer. Altogether it was about a grand. It makes videogames look amazing! Worth it! 

Post # 211
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We splurged on our condo! This is where my Fiance’ proposed, where it feels like we are on vacation everyday and where we’ve spent many nights together with a bottle of wine on our deck 🙂

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