I remember reading somewhere (and kudos to anyone who can find the article, because I can’t) that lipstick purchases go up during economic recessions. What I remember of the premise is this: Women’s budgets get severely cut during recessions as they have to stretch a buck further to feed and clothe their families. So their own personal budget is the first thing to go, but one little luxury they tend to keep is buying lipstick. It’s an inexpensive way to look pretty. (Feminist rant aside, it’s true.)
Some of the brands look really awesome and I’m hoping that I can find a local place that carries the Terrafirma lip stain.
What little perks do you still allow yourself? What little bits of joy still find their way into your shopping basket?