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With the struggling economy, have you stopped purchasing your favorite beauty products?  If so, which products are you using?

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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Not products, but I’m not getting mani/pedi like I used to. I’m letting my fakies grow out and painting myself.




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      Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • I am a true makeup junkie so I have had to be extra creative in finding good deals on beauty products.  Vitacost.com has discounted beauty products as well as supplements.  Also, I have started ordering from Avon, which is much more affordable than shopping at Sephora or department stores.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • I’m using up all the samples I got at the cosmetics counter and, when that runs out, I’m going to switch brands. I’ve been using clarins skin care for 20 years. I’m going to try the new stuff by Olay. Seems like they have a lot of updated things and the price is better.




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      Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • mrslorid, what is the link to Free Sample Forager?  I am all for samples, especially beauty products!  I believe that it is best to “try before you buy!”




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      Pam Tobey wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Not beauty products. I’m still going to buy the ones I love, though I might be buying less expensive eye shadows or lipsticks. I got a couple of Sonia Kashuk shadows at Target recently, instead of heading to Macy’s and the Chanel counter. But I won’t cut them out. O use a combination of products from DHC (Japanese olive-based skin care) and Purpose (CVS and the like). And I won’t give up my hair stylist. I finally got an easy to care for, flattering cut so I’m maintaining it, just stretching out the appointments a bit more, and I don’t do salon color anymore. A friend turned my onto herbal hair dyes at Whole Foods and I just use the color that is my base and when it dyes the gray strands, it comes out looking like an expensive salon highlight job. And since it doesn’t have peroxide and the smelly chemicals that the standard dyes have, it’s an easy touch up along the hairline every six weeks. So no, I’m not cutting back the beauty side. More on the line of less clothes, or sewing again, and less driving, less eating out, that kind of thing.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Yeah, Lori, don’t just carelessly toss out info like that!! Details, girl!!




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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • I know this is sad, but Ive all my life been a single mother, or most of it.. I worked two jobs to give my children everything and many times I did with out.. but the one thing, I always did for me.. was I used good make up.. I always used Lancome products, because I knew that with out good make up, Id risk aging and wanted to protect my skin.  

      My children never did with out anything they needed... and I stayed single and never dated for over six years.. celebate.. so they would not have to see mommy dating.. or have to deal with that.. I was perfect mom, cooked every night, and was totally thiers.

      But I still cant do with out my Lancome.. so.. my answer is no.. I wont give it up as its for me.. but I have been cooking at home more, driving less and working on closets, and drawers getting ready for Holidays.




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      Darla5 wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • After the trip I had on Friday to the Chanel counter... No is an understatement. I did not get to sneak in the evidence as I said earlier...I did get to sneak in the receipt. hee - hee.




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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Darla, Teeky, Pure, Mzlorid, pam I hear that.. and here is to a good Mani and Pedi as after age 40 we have earned that right... havent we ??? Cheers !




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Not giving up my Optimal Skin Care - because like greeneyedlady, I want something that I know will protect my skin and help prevent me from aging. Using OSC from Mannatech ensures I am not only doing that but am not risking the paraben exposure that is linked to breast cancer. An ounce of prevention..... so I don’t skimp on taking care of myself, or my family. Skin Care falls into the same category as nutritional supplements for me.
      We have been cutting back on driving (combining errands and staying home more.) I have always been really frugal, so there aren’t many ways for me to cut back. With Clay leaving for Colorado - and now having two sets of household expenditures we are going to drop the landline and just have our cell phones (and DSL of course.) I am going to do some home/car insurance shopping, and hopefully find a few more ways to stretch our pennies during this transistion.




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