Price of Beauty Month 2 Update

You might recall that on October 23 I made the commitment to track my beauty spending in a post called The Price of Beauty.  I figured the best way to update you here is to do a pose once a month so here is this months’ beauty spending and some observations.

October 2011 Spending $12.89 (curling iron)

November 2011 Spending $31   (eyebrow wax, shampoo and conditioner)

What I’ve noticed is that just making the conscious commitment to track my spending has changed my spending.  I don’t know that I would have purchased a whole lot more this month but I do know that I would have spent a whole lot more on my shampoo and conditioner if I weren’t tracking it.  I am not much of a shopper and I get overwhelmed with a lot of offerings so my default is to do the easiest thing possible which, truth be told, is buying what my hairdresser uses because I see that it works when I am at the salon to get my hair cut.  Except buying what my hairdresser uses means that I am paying a pretty penny for shampoo and conditioner.  So, this time, when my shampoo and conditioner were heading towards empty, I kept an eye out for some recommendations and found a huge bottle of $4.99 shampoo and a huge bottle of $4.99 conditioner.  They work for my hair but I might try to see if I can find a bit greener purchases for my next go round as I am not so sure how kind my purchase is to the environment.  That’ll be the balance for me, I think, finding affordable earth-friendly products.

Have you been tracking your beauty spending?  What have you found about your spending habits when it comes to beauty products or services?

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