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I think we can agree that many of us women just LOVE shopping; especially if it’s unplanned!
I used to be a “shopaholic” myself until I decided to stop spending money on things I don’t need and start spending it on experiences and things that make me feel good. I believe that it’s important to spoil yourself every now and again.
In my opinion; when it comes to spending a little extra, some things are definitely worth it. Quality over quantity, that’s what I say! But within your budget of course.
There are some things specifically for us ladies that I believe we shouldn’t be shy to splurge a little cash on.
What are those things?
A good bra (or 2 or 3)
It sucks when you’re out and you’re wearing the wrong bra. It makes you feel uncomfortable ad leaves you with marks on your body when you take it off. All bras are not made equal and if you want proper housing for your tatas, it’s worth it to cough up a few hundred bucks.
Wearing a small or tight bra can cut off blood circulation to your breasts and that’s not good! Not to mention it’s just plain uncomfortable.
Please go for a fitting if you don’t know the right bra size for you. If the straps are way too tight, your breasts are spilling over the cups or under your armpits, the back strap doesn’t lie straight across your back and rides up; then you’re probably wearing the wrong bra size.
If you don’t want to go for a fitting then use a measuring tape to measure yourself and use size carts available on Google to find your correct size.
I get my bras from Woolworths.
These aren’t actually expensive if you think about it in the long run. They are eco- friendly and very comfortable; in fact, menstrual cups are so great you might actually stop hating your periods!
Sanitary products are not cheap and are an expense that we can’t avoid; whether we like it or not. It’s better to buy something that can last, like a menstrual cup or reusable pads, than spending money every month on the usual pads and tampons.
P.S the one I’ve linked is organic.
A great pair of heels (in fact shoes in general)
It’s important to have good quality, comfortable heels; especially if you’re going to work in them all day. Do not be afraid to spend a little to take care of those gorgeous feet ladies; They deserve it! A good pair of heels won’t get worn out too quickly; even if you wear them quite often.
Great shoes make a woman feel confident; like she can take on the world! You don’t have to be rich, you can have just 1 pair that’s really expensive but I’ve come to see that cheaper heels are usually less comfortable, either way just stick to your budget.
Buy yourself a great pair of heels and see what I mean…
A great handbag
When shopping for handbags; especially your every day one; it’s important to get one that’s strong but also looks appealing to you to carry around your everyday handbag essentials. A handbag is not typically something people buy all the time (unless they really want to) so don’t be afraid of the ones that are a little pricey; they will actually last.
You make yourself feel good girl! (if you want to)
Get yourself some sexy lingerie while you’re at it because you deserve to feel sexy.
Facial skincare products
This one I would say is the most important of this list for me. It’s important to take good care of your skin especially if you suffer from acne like me. I used to use cheaper products and wonder why my face was the way it was. I had frequent breakouts and they left ugly black marks on my face. I started seeing a dermatologist who showed me the right products to use for me according to my skin type.
Do a little research here and consult a dermatologist if you need to because what works for your friend who has gorgeous skin; might not work for you!
Good quality makeup
If you have sensitive skin like me; cheap makeup is NOT an option. I get rashes and wake up with swollen lips and eyes; it’s not a good look. You need make-up that’s made from quality ingredients and ingredients that are as natural as possible.
Good quality makeup will allow your skin to breathe underneath. The more natural brands are better for sensitive skin and they have less harmful chemicals.
Makeup lasts quite long so spending a little extra if you can, isn’t a waste.
Quality running shoes
One thing I can tell you though is that there’s a reason why cheap things are cheap; not all of them are necessarily bad but you do get what you pay for. If you want products that will last and deliver what they promised they would; you’ll have to cough up a few extra bucks. The wrong shoes will cause pain on your feet, cause calluses, hammertoes and a whole bunch of other foot problems you do not want.
I am not telling you to break the bank here and get yourself into debt — NO! I am merely making suggestions. Think of it as a sort of… investment in yourself… Of course, there are more important things in life to spend money on but if you’re gonna buy these items and can afford to splurge just a little; why not? When shopping for anything always try to go for trusted brands. There are some good brands for products that are reasonably priced.
So ladies, don’t be stingy with yourselves, you might regret it. You and your body deserve to be treated well; so if you can go the extra mile, buy that expensive makeup or those heels you saw at the shop that you thought was a little pricey. It’s worth it in the long run.
Buying something cheap for the sake of saving a few rands when you don’t have to then having to constantly replace or repair it is not worth the hassle if you can avoid it.
Don’t be afraid to splurge a little, ladies.
Which other things do you think are worth coughing up extra cash for? Let me know in the comments.
Originally published at https://weirdnliberated.wixsite.com on August 5, 2020.