I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

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I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

Post by al218 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:21 pm

Does anyone else shop for makeup too much when they are upset? I've been doing it forever and don't have the budget anymore. I like my reasonable, nice collection a lot but as of about 2 weeks ago, I am on an absolute freeze (except replacing a mascara or something). I miss being able to buy stuff to try.

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Re: I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

Post by Username » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:22 pm

you're engaging in retail therapy. You buy makeup to improve your mood, other women buy clothes or jewelery. I can't do that because I'm already poor. I immerse myself on the internet when I'm depressed. Everybody's got something.

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Re: I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

Post by yum-martini » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:33 am

Username wrote:you're engaging in retail therapy. You buy makeup to improve your mood, other women buy clothes or jewelery. I can't do that because I'm already poor. I immerse myself on the internet when I'm depressed. Everybody's got something.
Same LOL. Besides if I went shopping everytime I was sad/feeling down I'd probably have more make up than Emily Noel....

But anyways, yeah, everyone's got their thing they do to feel better. It's good that you had the self awareness to go on a freeze for a while. Maybe during this time you can find another form of release from your depression :)

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Re: I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

Post by al218 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:04 am

Ok, then I have to admit I started a bad habit. I started this buying and returning thing. I'm not doing it anymore because I don't want to get in trouble or anything. It was starting to get ridiculous and I'd have to go out of my way to find different sephoras and different stores to return so I wouldn't be embarrassed. (but most of the time I had reciepts) :o

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Re: I shop for makeup when I'm depressed

Post by whatthewhat » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 am

I do this a lot. I got into a habot of buying things that I didn't even really need. I have put myself on a ban and haven't purchased for a while. I will buy somethings when I go on holiday. Really need to break this habit though. It is difficult to save if you don't have something in paticular you want. I seem to have trouble with money just sitting there, I HAVE to spend. It is pathetic. I find I do not feel this way about clothing, shoes or jewellery. I can be very reserved (read: stingy) when it comes buying these.

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