Poll posted by BR Natalie
We've known each other a while now right? So I don't need to play coy. I like shopping. Specifically, I like buying beauty products. I don't care if it's a much needed new cleanser, a not-so-needed new lipstick or a most-definitely-not-needed-but-just-look-at-it palette - I enjoy the thrill of the shop.
And my love-hate relationship with technology most definitely crosses over with my shopping habit. I mean, the internet just makes it so darn easy to buy stuff doesn't it? You can read what makes Angelina Jolie look so great, tap the product name into Google and be checking out within 5 minutes. Not to mention the fact that you can buy beauty products everywhere in real life too, it seems. The pharmacy, gift shops, markets, the supermarket. Now this ease of shopping, be it physical or online might be great for the shopping high, but not so great for the rapidly dwindling storage space in my house.
Remember when Gmail changed their inbox settings so there was a separate tab for promotional emails? I thought "well this should help me resist temptation". It didn't work. Instead it seemed to highlight the amazing deals even more.
Now, I am lucky - I do have a job that conveniently allows me to label an beauty purchases as 'research'. I mean, I have to know all about the latest trends and must-haves right?! But nonetheless I can't help but wonder if buying beauty products at least weekly is a little excessive. Crazy even.
So am I alone? Please tell me I'm not. How often do you buy beauty products? Do the essentials just get popped on the grocery list as you run out, or do you shop for shopping's sake? Buying what you like, when you like? Do you get a little shopping high placing an online order? Do you constantly have tabs open, with half full carts in different stores, just waiting for payday, to push 'Buy Now'?
The Beauty Confessional is now open - get chatting below!