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Because You're Worth It...

CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
So, what are you happy or at least prepared to spend more on?
Frankly if I only bought what I considered I was worthy of I'd be in a cardboard box under a flyover, but that aside, what bit of luxury do you indulge in when possible?

I was recently gifted a silk pillowcase,  they're supposed to be really good for the hair and skin when sleeping ie your face doesn't look like it needs a go over with the iron in the morning and your hair doesn't make you look like an extra from Fraggle Rock.

It was a revelation!
They are so soft, but more importantly for me, they are so cool to sleep on.
I'm always tossing and turning in bed, too hot one minute, freezing the next. But after using this pillow, I've now decided to get some silk sheets and jammies which will cost a small fortune, but worth it to get such a comfortable sleep! (probably slide off the bed lol!)

So, is there anything you buy that the cost makes your eyes water, but you get it anyway, because you're worth it?




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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
     I buy the lush bathbombs  and designer sports wear  and perfume  and I love nice pjs if I want it I buy it  

    Everyone deserves a bit of luxury  it makes life a bit nicer 😆 lol 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    I love the idea of bubble baths and bath bombs but anything other then me and a bar of dove in the bath makes me itch like crazy afterwards...maybe I'm just flea ridden lol!
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress Xmas time dove were doing bath bombs they were realy nice  and  they are like the soap  don't know if they are doing it now I will have a look for you 😉
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    @Cress Xmas time dove were doing bath bombs they were realy nice  and  they are like the soap  don't know if they are doing it now I will have a look for you 😉
    Thanks @lisathomas50 !
    I'll go have a look.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,102 Disability Gamechanger
    I absolutely love watches and would not think twice about spending more on a watch than on all of the clothes in my wardrobe combined, or even my car, and I love my cars. Before I had a Motability vehicle any one of my watches were worth more than my car.

    I will happily wear Matalan clothes and drive an old car so I can buy a nice watch.

    I currently own 3 watches. 2 were very generous gifts and one was self bought. One is from a well known watch brand and the other two are from the sub-brand of that well known watch brand - a cheaper version if you like - kind of like what Volkswagen is to Audi.

    With that said, I chose wisely watches that would hold their value, and all of my watches are now worth more than they originally cost, so in a way, they haven’t cost anything!
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress I found the bubble bath  I have used this its nice I couldnt find the bath bombs 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I paid alot for one of my watches  but I also have a few watches I have about 12 I always have 20 pocket watches which I was collecting 

    Trouble is with me I like pretty things 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,102 Disability Gamechanger
    @lisathomas50 Hehe nothing wrong with that :)
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Oh that is cool @66Mustang
    Your bit of luxury is a good investment, then!

    I once read on a forum about a girl who said she'd happily love on 10p own brand noodles for a month to buy a particular brand of expensive eye cream ! Lol
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,102 Disability Gamechanger
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Thanks for that @lisathomas50
    I have tried that but prefer to just use a bar of soap, which in the past probably made me a bit of a **** as bars were seen as very unhygienic...but nowadays I'm reducing use of plastic so am now in fact taking care of the planet!
    Yay me!
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress no worries  my mum likes pears soap used it for years 

    But she uses no7 face cream and body lotion lol  😆 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 1
    I try to buy the best things I can afford, there’s an old saying which I have found to be true ‘buy cheap, buy twice.’

    (I bought some sheets which were very much like silk but were actually 400 count cotton made in Pakistan, they were reasonably priced but very very smooth)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    My indulgence would be boots I love them and doenf quite a bit if I like them . Some see it as a waste as I only need 1 but I donate the other one to a group who do odd shoes for people like me 

    I have 20 boots currently ranging from converse  doc Martin,  casual, floral ones and animal print ones 

    I dont go out much but when I do always get comments on my footwear 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I love boots  but some are quite heavy and I struggle to walk  so I buy light weight trainers now 😅
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    @Cress no worries  my mum likes pears soap used it for years 

    But she uses no7 face cream and body lotion lol  😆 
    I loved the smell of pears soap. .going to have to get some...
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    My indulgence would be boots I love them and doenf quite a bit if I like them . Some see it as a waste as I only need 1 but I donate the other one to a group who do odd shoes for people like me 

    I have 20 boots currently ranging from converse  doc Martin,  casual, floral ones and animal print ones 

    I dont go out much but when I do always get comments on my footwear 
    For some reason I only ever bought black shoes or boots.. .now the total opposite, the quirkier and more colourful the better!
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 841 Pioneering
    I spend too much on perfume, face creams and Fly boots. Oh and I do have quite an extensive coat collection which I found out recently when clearing old some old wardrobes ......... 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I have used Aramis aftershave for the last 35 years, not cheap but i'm definitely worth it  B)
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,075

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    @Cressida I love Fly* boots!  I used to have a gorgeous pair of dark turquoise coloured ones that I wore into the ground.  They are so comfy too.

    Fab thread!  I'd say I'm not willing to sacrifice my Body Shop* shampoo and conditioner which cost about ten pounds each.  Also I've recently got in the habit of having a Green and Blacks* hot chocolate every night, which isn't the cheapest stuff but yeah I think I deserve it  :D <flicks hair in slow motion>  Oh, and of course I have to have my hair done in a salon (when they are open) which isn't the most frugal option but only the best for these frizzy locks.


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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    @cress with me I buy expensive coffee, can't be doing with cheap coffee, I do tend to stick to what I know, I have cheap coffees in which are reserves inbetween shopping. I love salon visits, but havnt been able to since last year before 1st lock down, so I can hang it out window soon for a handsome Prince to climb up lol.i also love Dorothy Perkins for clothes.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123 Dorothy perkins gone from the high street now 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2
    Very much reminding me of “Treat yo’self” from Parks and Recreation.

    I’m a strong believer that you get what you pay for and that value money is no such thing. If you want quality then paying extra is almost always worth it if you do your research.

    I say this from a privileged position of course in that my line of work means I’m anything but under-employed at present and working from home for 11 months has given me a disposable income I’d otherwise not had in years. However, I’ve always stuck to my principles on this and even when signing on would try and save for what I needed rather than just get the closest approximation. Near impossible nowadays as the real world value of benefits has depreciated before you even get to stuff like the benefit cap.

    I’ve also almost never bought anything in a sale ever. Again, privileged position and I fully appreciate that but it’s also not like I’m earning a fortune either. 

    I’ve never smoked; drink socially (and near nil during the week); will never drive because of my vision and again that has put me in an interesting position. 

    I have at least one item of clothing that is easily 35 years old and you would never know it. Paid “over the odds” as my mother put it. Looks a bargain now. 

    I’ve a £4,000 TV but paid nothing like that for it thanks to a bit of reading. It’s lasted 12 years without a single fault (I’m cursing that as I write aren’t I) and a £1,000 Miele washing machine. Colleague got the £500 version and thought she’d got a “bargain”. It had plastic where mine has metal. She’s gone through 4 washing machines in 15 years. Ours is going strong (and ludicrously silently) after 15 years. Not had a single issue. I’d best not say how much the hi-if cost but all these things need to be put in the perspective that they are phenomenally reliable; last way longer than the cheaper versions and get used every single day of my life.

    I’ve also always operated on the principle that if you see something you’ve not seen before you can’t assume you’re going to see it again so just buy it. It’s backfired on me once but generally, even with huge qualms, I’ve never regretted it. 
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    @lisathomas50 there still on line, sadly I will miss not going into the shop
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
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