So, today I went out to buy something that is not STRICTLY against The Rules. Although, that reminds, me, I really need to reexamine the rules and get better at following them for this last 1/3 of the detox year. Third detox TRIMESTER will be the MOST FRUGAL YET!
So anyway, here's what I bought today:
What is it? No, it's not a weirdly shaped whisk. It's a HEAD MASSAGER!
|Head massager in action. And now I also want purple hair.|
Maybe the massager turns your hair purple?
Why did I buy this? Well, it passed the Shopping Detox App flowchart: I don't have one, I want one, I luuurve it, oh and plus it was only $4.99. Oh, and why did I want it in the first place? Because Lauren Conrad says it makes your hair grow faster.
So, I bought this head massager at a home-supplies store, and I snooped around for a bit before purchasing it. There were heaps of gorgeous, cute things at this store, but they cost SO MUCH MONEY! I guess I'm used to shopping at thrift stores now or something, but in the store, I'd see a spatula and be like, "$5? For real?" and put it back like it was covered in over-priced kryptonite.
The most ridiculous things I saw were in the pie-making area, where they were selling a container of pie crust mix and a jar of apple pie filling. I looked at the pie crust mix and thought, "Well, I might be making a pie soon -- $9.99? WHAT THE WHAT?" and I checked to see how many pies this mix would make and it was ONE! Who would spend $9.99 just for crust for one pie? Just BUY A PIE if you want to spend that much. And a jar of prepared apple pie filling? For, you guessed it, one pie? So crazy.
So, on the one hand, I bought a head massager that may be considered a frivolous puchase. But on the other hand, my brain has been adequately trained that I wasn't at all tempted to buy the ridiculously overpriced pie making things.
I mean, my debt may not be paid off, but today demonstrates that I have definitely come quite a ways from this time last year (when I would have absolutely bought the pie-making things without even checking the price first).