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Spend a Little … Look Great - How to buy (Part 1)

December 20th, 2007 at 12:43 am

How to buy - Three Beauty Budgets - (SAHM)

People in these example had different ideas on spending. We budget for them according to their means and moods. Why not copy on to suit your purse?

Janet can spend only a little …

Her husband’s wage has to keep a family of four, in fact she told us. “I can’t afford beauty!” But when we made her add up odd cosmetic and toilet buys she was surprised to find that they already amounted to about 5 shillings a week. We showed her how same sum could be better spent on professional hair-cutting, and on all the cosmetics she really needs.

Suggested budget for Janet
Five shillings per week (1959) just over £ 1 per calendar month.

Fixed monthly buys
Hair cut …………………………………….5s-6d
Cleansing Soothing Lotion - J&J Baby Lotion……………………………3s-6d
Hand cream large tube………………………………………2s-3d
Shampoo alternating with conditioner ……………………………………1s-8d
Variable buys
Powder(2 months supply bought months with Liquid make-up)…3s-6d
Lipstick (alternating with refill Anti-perspirant ……3s-6d
Small make-up buy–Eye shadow,mascara or small lipstick ..1s-6d
Total ………………………………………($2.15)…… £1-1s - 5d per month
Angel face or Rimmel ranges use above.

Here are my views on above text.
As all theses budgets are for only the mother of household.
Extra money would need to be found in these household for the other members of the household.

It’s a raw basic beauty budget for one person (SAHM), and if you worked it out today prices it would a minimum of $2 per week.

Using the above list let see what I could spend on the above raw basic beauty list and some.

Fixed monthly buys
Haircut ……@$16.00 (every 7 weeks)…………………$9.15
Moisturizer alternating with cleanser ………………$3.00
Hand cream large tube $2.00…... 50c
Shampoo alternating with conditioner …… $3.00
Variable buys
Tinted Moisturizer (6- month’s supply bought alternating with Liquid make-up)……….. $1.25
Lipstick alternating with
(& Sunblock 30 or Avon $1.50 100g) + (crystal stick block $12.00 once off buy) …….$5.00
Small make-up buy –Eye shadow, mascara or eyebrow pencil & liner…………………….$3.00
Total ……………………around……$24.40 per month or $6.10 per week.

I add to this list Sunblock 30+, Moisturizer & Tinted Moisturizer, Eyebrow Pencil & Liner, dropping the Face powder altogether. Buying all at lowest price you could fine.

You would be looking for bargains basement buys in some of these lines to get under this price now!

These are prices around my area.

No Spending today

3 Responses to “Spend a Little … Look Great - How to buy (Part 1)”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Funny how the older list did not include sunblock. It did not really even exist back then! And now most of us consider it a necessity. I've been using it since I first read a magazine article about it in 1974. My teenage friends and siblings were trying their best to get tanned and I was doing the opposite. They took decades to come around. Sunblock prices have come down since 1974.

    Hey, my SIL is visiting from Australia. She always stocks up on liquid foundation with sunscreen when she's here. I guess the prices are better here. But you all have a kind of ingredient for sunscreens that I hear is really good, yet has only just been approved here and it is really expensive. I forget the ingredient name, though.

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    If you spend a lot of time in the sun here, you need a sunblock SPF 30+. Keep it in the fridge and replace very two years. I use Solar Block Surf & Sport Gel with 4hrs Water Resistant as I do need a sunblock when around water as I'm very fair and don't tan but burn. I'm Sun Spot FREE as I was checked earlier this year by Consultant Dermatologist (Skin doctor)
    Kitty

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Refrigerator! What a good idea. I've tried about every sunscreen under the sun (!) and haven't found one that is good in all situations. So I keep several on hand and they don 't get used up within reasonable time.

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