I’m not particularly girly… I’m not sure why, but sometimes I think it’s because I’m frugal (with these sorts of costs). So I thought I’d look into how much it would truly cost to be ‘vain’ (at least in my judgement) for a year here in good old Sydney town. I’m looking mainly at outsourced services, rather than ‘things’ – though I do put make up in there.
Clothing is a whole other ball game, so I left that out… But if you want to see how much clothing I have (and you’re not a regular reader!) head to my wardrobe inventory.
Every six weeks at $75 each = $650
Every six weeks at $140+ = $1,213
Legs every 2 months at $35 x 6 = $210
Private parts every 1.5 months $35 x 8 =$280
I didn’t include eye brows as they are free with the above too. I could also look into waxing the side of my face, or my arms?
Weekly, every second week $30 x 26 = $780
(ideally weekly in summer, and for special occasions in winter)
Manicures with shellac (year round, fortnightly) $35 x 26 = $910
Pedicures with shellac (six months a year, monthly) $40 x 6 = $240
This is a total stab in the dark, cause I don’t wear make up daily so have no idea of consumption figures, but based on the make up brands and products I buy (Lancome foundation, perfume, mascara, blush), I’d guesstimate
$4,483 or a mere $86.21 per week. (Almost 6% of my take home pay).
Admittedly, all of the above are ‘salon’ prices, and I’m well aware a lot if not all of this can be done at home. Maybe someone can do a mirror post, and show just how much money could be saved. Rest assured, I’m not spending anywhere near the above amount at the moment!
What do you think is a reasonable about of money to spend on your appearance?