Times aren’t what they used to be. I remember being on a first name basis with my UPS driver. He’d bring deliveries two, three times a week. Now I’m lucky to get one package… per month.
Lately, few items are worth cracking open my wallet for and pulling out the ol’ American Express card.
Here is my short, sweet list of 2009 non-essential purchases:
Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap
This is the only cleanser that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Available at www.MarioBadescu.com. 6 oz. – $10.00
Wonder Woman Havaianas
The most comfortable flip-flops ever! Perfect for around town, and have even withstood a full day of walking in Vegas with no blisters! Available at www.Piperlime.gap.com. $35.00.
Food Network Magazine
Mmmm… when this arrives, I am drooling! Full of recipes and cooking gadget info. Available at www.FoodNetwork.com. Prices vary from $15 for 10 issues to $30 for 30.
YSL Touche Eclat
As a 40+ woman, I had a hard time finding an under-eye concealer that wouldn’t define the creases around my eyes. This product goes on so lightly, and works perfectly. Give the pen a few clicks, then brush on under-eye circles. Available at www.Sephora.com. $40.00.
Squeem Rubber Waist Cincher – High Compression
After reading about this, I had to try it. Granted, I can only wear it for about an hour at a time, but it makes my abs so flat, you could bounce a quarter off them! Available at www.ClassicShapewear.com. $51.50.
Eat This, Not That
From the editor of Men’s Health magazine come three versions of Eat This, Not That: Supermarket Survival, For Kids, and The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution. If you’re going to eat these foods (and I am), you may as well buy the healthiest ones. Available at www.Amazon.com. Prices vary. $11.97 avg.
This mouse pad has just the right texture, and makes my time spent PhotoShopping a breeze. Available at mouserug.stores.yahoo.net. Prices vary. 2009 styles are $19.95. Retiring styles are $9.95.
In these tough economic times, how have you decided to treat yourself?
Thanks for reading!