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Poll Results: How much do you spend per month on clothes, hairdresser, and make-up?

 
  • 67% (327)
    less than $25
  • 16% (81)
    $25-50
  • 6% (33)
    $50-75
  • 3% (16)
    $75-100
  • 5% (25)
    over $100
482 Total Votes  
post #21 of 127
less than 25. The occasional just for me snack when grocery shopping, and if I'm feeling like I want to spend, I go to the thrift store on half-price days or the dollar days, and pick up a shirt or dress for me.
post #22 of 127
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
Mamas, I'm curious. Are you spending so little on yourselves because the money isn't there, or because you choose not to spend it on yourselves?
When I was WOH, I spent less than I do now, but dh makes more money than I did (okay - we also pay much higher rent have more kids, but...).

Anyway - I spend very little on myself because there just isn't that much I want. I almost never wear makeup. I hate shopping for clothes. I haven't had a haircut in 25 years. I only own one pair of dressy shoes (high heels) at any given time, because I need them custom-fitted, and they cost a lot.

I buy myself a new book occasionally. I have my choir. I very rarely buy CDs, because dh and I have very similar taste, so those purchases are family money, not my money.

There just really isn't much of anything that I want.
post #23 of 127
we don't have a lot of money, but i could sepnd a little more. (though not the 95 buck every 4 weeks SIL spends on her hair)............

But.............. save buying books (about pg, birth, BF, or babies and kids) or stuff for the house.............. i guess i don't have the desire anymore.

I'd rather buy a toy, or a new book for DS. Or dipaers. or some cute baby clothing. I'd rather buy new laundry baskets to color code my family. I'd rather buy frames or photo albums.

I look at clothign for me, not intrested. i hate shoes. I see going to get hair cuts as a waest of money -- i have stright bangs and all one lenght (well till DS started ripping on it) hair that i have worn in a braid each day for 22 months........................... i would like to go get my brows waxed, and would and could spend the money if i had child care, might do that after my next OB appt while Theo is at the babysitter..........

What I WANT to shop for has changed.

Aimee
post #24 of 127
less than $25
post #25 of 127
I don't have an average monthly expense. What I typically do is have a proper hair cut every four months or so ($50) then each month will go to the woman at the inexpensive salon who is a good stylist and can follow the cut well ($14.) Most months I do my own highlights ($9 every 2 months or so,) but now I want to have it done ($150-which grates and is way too much time, but my hair is damaged from diy color, and it does look better.) I have my eyebrows waxed every 2 months ($20 with tip,) but do my own clipping in other areas. I do my own nails. I use five makeup products-nothing more, nothing less. So, not that much actually, and I kind of take pride in feeling like I look more "expensively" maintained.

As far as clothing goes-on average, probably $100 a month. Some months I go without buying anything at all, other months I stock up for the season.
post #26 of 127
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Less than $25 per month.

[I'm not laughing at anyone here, just at the idea of spending lots of money per month on these things. It seems so foreign.]
post #27 of 127
I sell Avon so I get all my make up, cleansers, anti-aging cremes, moisturizer, etc. for free. And since I'm preggo I don't buy any clothes, and won't for a while until I think I'm at my stable weight, but before that I probably bought myself something once a month, usually cheap at a discount store, so maybe $20. But the hair, that's the issue, I only get it done once every 3 or 4 months but when I do, it's $150. So I voted between 50 and 75.
post #28 of 127
I voted between $75 - $100, but it might be more than that. I had been getting my hair dyed, which was a major expense. Now I'm on a perm kick, which is almost as bad. I don't buy a lot of nice clothes, but spend a lot on personal care items like salon hair products.

If the poll is referring to ALL spending that is just for me, the amount would be a lot higher. Personal coaching, magazines, gym fees, etc really add up, but I think the question was specific to hair, clothes and make-up.
post #29 of 127
Nothing. I worry about DD and DP before myself and havent bought myself new clothes(or anything) for a VERY long time. That last purchase was cause we came into some extra money. Had we not gotten it I would have not gotten new clothes.
post #30 of 127
I have super curly hair that no one can do correctly. Every time I get it done something horrible is done to it. So, I rarely get it done, just once every year or two when the pain of the last time is forgotten I just cut it myself otherwise. I don't wear much makeup, dh prefers me without it and I've started freaking out about the chemicals (I read an article recently on msn that said if you wear makeup every day for a year your skin absorbs 5 pounds of chemicals! ) But, my weakness is clothes. I don't spend much on myself though, but if I have the extra money to spend, I do. But I've just started staying home again so I'm not sure how much money I'll spend with that, probably less than $25 for awhile and hopefully once money gets on track, about $25-$50. So, I voted less than $25 since that's what I'll be doing for now.
post #31 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
Mamas, I'm curious. Are you spending so little on yourselves because the money isn't there, or because you choose not to spend it on yourselves?
A combination. Before we had kids, I worked outside the home at a fairly lucrative job, but I still spent no money on hair appointments and makeup -- those just aren't things I want. But I did spend more money on work-appropriate clothes, and especially on shoes. I prefer shoes in the $100-$200 price range, and I used to buy 1-2 new pairs a year. These days, I buy one new pair every two years or so, and I work hard to find the shoes I like at bargain prices.

If we had more money, I'd probably spend more like $500 a year on clothes and shoes for myself.
post #32 of 127
$0 on makeup
$15 hair (get it done once every 3 months)
clothes..... averages $30
post #33 of 127
I buy clothes very rarely, and usually used. I'm still wearing some stuff from high school (6 years later). I did get my hair trimmed and highlighted while I was visiting my mom this spring, but that's not something I would do on a regular basis, and I just shaved my head so I will be doing all care for a while. Make-up is probably $10 a year. I have a couple things, that I got on sale or with coupons, and I use them until they're completely gone before buying more.
post #34 of 127
I can't really vote. I don't do things monthly.

I get my hair cut every two months which costs about 40.

I don't wear make up.

I go in spurts of buying clothes depending on need.

I buy myself coffee a couple times a week. I buy myself books sometimes.

It varies.
post #35 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
Mamas, I'm curious. Are you spending so little on yourselves because the money isn't there, or because you choose not to spend it on yourselves?
both, we don't make money for extras, and on the rare ocasion I can spend money just on me I'd rather get a book, lol. Clothes would be my first option of the things listed in the op. I Mostly just don't buy for myself because there are so many better ways to spend my money, like more high quality foods, family or date outings, savings, etc.
post #36 of 127
I am a SAHM, I have almost no use for make-up and fancy clothes. LOL

But in all seriousness, while wearing whatever my sisters cast off has been fine for the past 2 decades (with occasional purchases of certain items) we are now moving out of the middle of the woods into a nice neighborhood to live amongst all my husband's coworkers on campus... so I am going to have to get new clothes just to blend in a little. I imagine for a while, as soon as we can, I will be spending money on all of us for nicer clothes. It is contrary to my nature to "waste" money like that but it has to be done.

I do spend money just for myself on books, books, books. I am a total addict and need my fix!
post #37 of 127
I voted "less than $25", but that is not always true. Sometimes I go visit my mother, and the gas/occasional eating out with her adds up. (But that is so she can see dd... sadly I would be fine not seeing her for long periods of time)

This month I bought a drop spindle and some wool... that was about $30. The wool will eventually become something for dh, though, which he requested.

I don't buy new clothes, or wear makeup, or go to a salon. My dh trims my hair for me. I'm still using the same pack of razor blades I bought 3 years ago, and my shampoo and conditioner are quite inexpensive.
post #38 of 127
I voted "less than $25" -- that's an average. Most months it's less and sometimes it's more. Of course I didn't include my Starbucks Latte.
post #39 of 127
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Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post
I can't really vote. I don't do things monthly.

I get my hair cut every two months which costs about 40.

I don't wear make up.

I go in spurts of buying clothes depending on need.

I buy myself coffee a couple times a week. I buy myself books sometimes.

It varies.
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Hair gets cut every 6-7 weeks. Just spend a couple hundred on new summer clothes, won't buy anything for several months, even as many as 6. I don't wear makeup all that often (makes my skin crazy), so no real expense there. I don't particularly enjoy spa treatments, so it's easy not to spend.
post #40 of 127
Ummm... maybe I should have voted for more. I was really only considering clothes, hairdresser, and make-up! :

I go to Starbucks 2-3 times a week for a Venti White Mocha Latte which I think is about $5 and I also get a bear claw sometimes which is $2.

One of my favorite hobbies is scrapbooking and unfortunately, I'm a hoarder. So I'll buy a bunch of stuff just because I want it, not necessarily because I'll use it. That probably averages out to $50 every month or so. If I wasn't a hoarder, I could use the excuse that I use the supplies to create scrapbooks for my family. :

I rarely buy new clothing, rarely get my hair done (2-3 times a year), and rarely buy new make-up products.

I will buy books -- maybe 2 per month. But I try not to buy new release hard cover books because of the price. I'll usually try to wait a year until it comes out in paperback. I also buy a magazine once in a while for scrapbooking, cooking, etc. (1 every other month or so). And I will also buy a new Sudoku book about every month.

Things for the house, I won't count in this category because my hubby likes to have the house decorated too. It feels more like a home when it's decorated.

So maybe I should vote again!
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