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Necessity or Luxury?

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Are lattes, hair highlights, bottled water, umbrellas, laptops, Internet service and mouthwash really all necessities?


In this New Year and bad new economy, there is a fine line between luxury and necessity. Momlogic staffers get real and share what they consider necessities in their lives.


I consider manicures a necessity. In fact I hate getting them. The result -- having clean- looking hands -- however, is a must for me!


Well, I know it sounds indulgent, but I consider my weekly private pilates sessions a necessity.  I get an hour of peace of mind, strength training and total uninterrupted me-time, which I don't even get in the bathroom because my dog always barges in. I know it's expensive ... but worth every penny to me.

Jenny  I think getting my eyebrows professionally tweezed/shaped is a necessity. I only do it every 4 - 6 weeks so I'm able to justify the $35 expense. I also think weekly manicures at 12 a pop are an (expensive) necessity.
melissa.jpg Melissa: $200 hair coloring every 4 weeks. There is NO WAY IN HELL that I will give this up - it is an absolute necessity
julie.jpg Julie: For me, travel is a necessity. I know some consider vacation a luxury,
but I live to travel and if I couldn't do it, I would be seriously

What do you consider necessity or luxury?

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anna January 10, 2009, 12:28 PM

Yea I spend a good deal on jewelrey but I am willing to admit that I dont “need” to; and actually, I do my own eyebrows, hair, makeup,- and I actually get compliments on all of them. All of the girls here need to get of their pedistal and start thinking about better uses for their money. when getting your brows done just pluck back the regrowth, its not that difficult, highlights can work just as well when done at home I could go on…

Jackie January 10, 2009, 3:26 PM

Melissa’s $200.00 hair coloring is a joke that sounds stupid, what’s even more disgusting is Julie’s need for travel?! Give me a break, step outside the box and see how the rest of the world is living.

N January 10, 2009, 5:14 PM

Anna- get over it if they can afford it you have no right to bash them, people are allowed to spend money as they wish. Besides some of us can’t pluck our own eyebrows with kids screaming in the background for attention

Anonymous January 10, 2009, 5:32 PM

I wonder how many of those women are in cc debt.

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