By Vernalee

Diverse group of women putting on makeup

Diverse group of women putting on makeup


Ladies, listen up!
Have you ever calculated how much money it takes to maintain our beauty regimen? Without adding in any of the bells and whistles, a basic package for us averages several thousands dollars yearly.
By basic, I am referring to the routine maintenance of our hair regimen (shampoos, styles, and color); nail care (manicures and polishing); and pedicures. No wonder our pockets are occasionally near empty!
The “bells and whistle” regimen which includes the extras and the extravagant care are much more pricey.
Cha Ching!
I love my new look – eyelashes that costed $250.00 plus the cost of bi-monthly refills.
Many said that was too much.
Oh well!
I’m only just beginning.
Facials, bikini waxes, makeup, waxing, massages, eyebrow shaping and lash implantation, among other cosmetics enhancements add up.
It is a time consuming process to have these services performed as well. Conserve your energy as you count your hours to find the required time.
And of course, unless you are a do it “yourselfer,” the cost for these cosmetics services and products must be factored into your budget.
For a woman to be pretty, Madame Noire Magazine reports that celebrities Beyonce and Kim Kardashian spend one million a year on their beauty care.
Haters, don’t get mad!
They make millions and can spend it however they choose.
It’s all relative!
Now, for us working girls, take a look.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the money spent on selective beauty services covers a wide spectrum.
For example, check out these prices.
* Blowouts, Haircuts And Hair Cuts can range from $40 – $215;
* Brow Shaping & Eyelash Extensions, $25 – $140;
* Chemical Peels, $20 – $600;
* Vitamin C + E serums, $162;
* Ultherapy, $ 1,000 – $5,000;
* Cleaning Serums and SPF 30 Sunscreen, $42 -$45;
* Kybella Injections, $1,200 – $2,000;
* Décolleté Cream, $285.
Did I mention makeup?
Foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, and moisturizers add up.
Carol’s Daughter, Maybelline, Fashion Fair, Loreal, Lady Clairol, Covergirl, Black Opal, … are all familiar brands that we have in our cabinets and carry in our purses.
When all is said and done, if you care about your personal appearance and how you look, though it may be costly, it is money well spent.
First, you want to look good for yourself!
Rave reviews from your better half: significant other are welcomed.
When you look good, you feel good.
The confidence booster is priceless.
Alright, let me interject this.
We know that beauty is only skin deep. The Temptations put that phrase in words years ago.
Forget those lyrics for now!
When we want to feel and look beautiful, nothing beats that aroma.
Now, let me spray a mist of my expensive $215.00 Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum. It was a gift; thank you very much!
I want to smell sweet!
The fragrance rounds out my appearance and makes me smell as rich as I feel.
I love to pamper myself and be pampered. I’m worth it!
Aren’t you?
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