Are you a Beauty Product Junkie?

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Hi, my name is Scarlett, and I’m a Beauty Product Junkie.

Ever notice when you are walking through the drugstore aisles, you become sidetracked by all the pretty packaging? You want to touch it, smell it and rub it against your skin (I’m not the only person who does that). It’s no secret that marketers are all fighting for your dollars with promises of youth, shiny hair and tasty treats.

Simply, the definition of a beauty product junkie is ‘someone who is addicted to beauty products’.

  1. Do you have 2 or more of the same exact product?
  2. Do you buy several of the same product because it’s on sale/clearance?
  3. Do you have 2 or more different brands of the same product all partially used?
  4. Do you purchase one more of an item in a different colour?
  5. Do you get easily distracted as you browse down the store’s aisles?

Did You Answer Yes?

If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you can stand next to me, fellow beauty product junkie. Fret not, my lovely, you too can become a recovering BPJ by following a few simple steps and soon you will have freer cabinets and closets for the things that you really want and use.

  1. Clean it out – going through your drawers, cabinets and closets for old items and partially used items you won’t use again. If throwing out products makes you cringe, give them to a friend who may benefit from them.
  2. Stay out of stores unless you absolutely need something – this one is tough, especially when you see the sale signs in the store windows. You will be tempted but all junkies know that it is too hard to resist temptation – STAY OUT!
  3. Create lists and stick to them – do not walk into a store without your list of needs and do not deviate from your list.
  4. Get tunnel vision – this means, going only to the aisles where the items on your list are located. Just like staying out of stores, stay away from the other aisles.
  5. Pay cash – You hear this one all the time and it’s the most important one. You can stick to your list and budget better when you pay for only what you can afford. No debit cards either. When you actually see the money go from your hands to the cashier’s, you can better gauge what you’re paying.

Are you a beauty product junkie? Or are you reformed? We’d love to hear your tips on becoming a recovering beauty product junkie. Let us know in the comments.


Co-founder | Scarlett Rocourt
Scarlett creator of Wonder Curl is a Marketing Maven, DIY Diva & Glamour Girl! Her affinity for style, organization & discount designer shopping makes her a true Budget Socialite. Her flare for creativity allowed her to translate that into a career in marketing.

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  1. Arleen

    You tips were great. My new goal is to throw out at least one thing everyday. It may take forever but it is a sense of accomplishment. I can’t believe how much I am doubled up on things for my face. I forgot I had it. I can’t tell you how tubes of lipstick I have. One day at a time.
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    • Scarlett Rocourt

      You are so right! Once you’re set with your cleanup, you’ll find that you didn’t need as much stuff as you thought you did.

  2. Monica P

    I’m doing better as an almost former product junkie .. I still have my issues though .. 😉

    Mostly trying to clean up my old makeup and buy more organic or less chemical laden products. I’ve started with lip products and will only buy a few in the color family that I love (berries, pinks, purples).

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