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lumpkin

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under $100, under $50, under $25, under $10?

Under $100: I rarely do it, but I love a massage or a pedicure. I like an hour long full body massage, not deep tissue, just a relaxing massage. I won''t do a cheap pedi -- I want the full spa treatment. I can do the basics myself. I probably do one of these things once a year max.

Under $50: New earrings. I like to either go to the bead store and make them (I always copy them off Nordies!!!) or shop at boutiques where they have unique, pretty things. I especially like artsy pieces in silver with genuine stones like citrine or amethyst.

Under $25: Beauty supply finds. I like to shop for nail polish, hair products, aromatherapy, etc.

Under $10: Starbucks and window shopping. I like to go to Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma. I love those three stores sooooooo much. I also like to go to the art museum, but I haven''t been in ages.
 

aquarius_ser

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Under $100: Clothes... I should do the spa thing, I need to get out of the mindset of spending money on only tangible things!!!!

Under $50: shoes... DSW usually

Under $25: Hmmm... I would say makeup

Under $10: Starbucks is a special treat me as well. I used to go there more until I found out how many calories are in those dang things!
 

KimberlyH

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I am not one to treat myself, but DH sends me off for:

$100 or less: a massage about once every 3-4 months

$25 or less: I used to have acrylic nails but took them off to save $$ so he gave me a gift certificate to get them back on or get started with regular mani/pedi''s again. I think I''m going to get mani/pedi''s once every two weeks or so.
 

larussel03

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Under $100: Some clothes, shoes, etc

Under $50: Dinner with FI

Under $25: manicure or some makeup

Under $10: starbucks or frosty at Wendys
 

Miranda

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$100: Facial
$50: Mini facial
$25: Mani or pedi
$10: Food of some kind (maybe a sm. box of See''s) or nail polish
 

anchor31

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I have nothing in the 100$ since I''m a poor student; I keep my indulgences to under 50$!

Under 50$: Facial, which is exactly 50$. I could put massage there too, but I have insurance so I get the money back.

Under 25$: A piece of clothing, a CD or a movie.

Under 10$: Night out at the movies or a bacon sandwich.
 

Beacon

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My two favorite feel good treats both fall near the $25 mark. Fresh flowers for the house; a Chanel lipstick.
 

Cehrabehra

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after all this talk, I''m going to sushi as a treat to myself pre-post office LOL I just hope I can TASTE it with this stuffed nose!!!! extra wasabi today!!!
 

sluke

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Under $100: 1 1/2 hrs deep tissue massage. About once a month, depending on budget. Or an article of clothing.

Under $50: can''t think of anything..

Under $25: Pedicure, just in the summer.

Under $10: one or two pieces of high quality dark chocolate!
 

Mara

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Hmmm.

Under $10: Starbucks coffee or a few magazines; new nail polishes; Auntie Anne''s pretzel with mustard OR a few Sees Candies!
Under $25: Manicure with hot stone massage and parrafin wax; yummy sushi; new pair of flip flops!!
Under $50: Manicure and pedicure with hot stone massage and paraffin wax...i do this every month and love spending 2 hours hanging in the vibrating chair lol.
Under $100: 1 Hour Massage, picking up a few things shopping for spring...new shoes!
 

FireGoddess

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Around $100, a facial.

$50 or less, DSW shoes.

$25 or less, a pedicure.

$10 or less, Starbucks.
 

ephemery1

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Under $100: I''m with Anchor... I rarely make hundred-dollar purchases these days, no matter what the occasion! But maybe a nice meal out with FI...

Under $50: Shopping trip to my fave bargain-hunting store... when I''m lucky, I can end up with a bag full of designer goods for well under $50!!

Under $25: A mani/pedi is about $30... does that count? Otherwise a decent bottle of wine (I consider any bottle over $20 to be a bit of a splurge for me
)

Under $10: Bath bombs from Lush... there is nothing I love more than a yummy-scented, fizzy bath with a good magazine, TV on in the background and glass of the above-mentioned wine.
 

basil

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Under $10 - Bridal or fashion magazine. Hot tea or skim latte at Borders or Barnes & Noble so I can hang out and read bridal or fashion magazines for free. Fresh delicious out-of-season imported organic fruit. A new song or two from iTunes.

Under $25 - New exercise clothes from Target.

Under $50 - I rarely spend that much. Sometimes a new sweater from Marshalls or TJMaxx.

Under $100 - I rarely spend that much. Once a year or so, a nice pair of frivolous shoes.
 

decodelighted

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over $100 ...(very rarely!) a class ... weekend getaway ... concert/show tkts

$100 ...(rarely!) antique sign/clock/tin/tray --or-- highlights --or-- massage

$50 ... basic sweater --or-- jeans --or-- snuggly p.j.s

$25 ... scented stuff(lotion or candle or spray) --or-- kitchen item (just got a cute cute cute $24 sugar & creamer & sprinkle & honey set on a tray from the williams sonoma outlet. Each one has it''s function embossed it typewriter font)

$10 ... some combo of: magazines, iced latte, nailpolish, lip balm, barrettes
 

Gypsy

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Under a 100? A pair of shoes or a nice piece of clothing from Ann Taylor, Nordstroms, or Bannana Republic.

Under 50? A 1.2 hour massage. Any longer and I get stressed or bored. Crazy but true. Dinner with FI.

Under 25: Hardcover book or a 'regular' pedicure or an orchid plant.

Under 10: A book or a nice new tea or Fresh cut flowers.
 

ursulawrite

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I wish $100 got you a decent facial or a massage in NY!

Under $100: Probably a manicure and pedicure or a couple of pairs of Zara shoes.

Under $50: Some kind of foodie indulgence from Dean and Deluca

Under $25: A new novel

Under $10: A British newspaper and an Acai smoothie.
 

JulieN

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100 would probably cause me more stress than a treat. jewelry, handbag, dinner

50. dinner, clothes, cosmetics

25. clothes, cosmetics

10. boba, Cheetos, Coldstone
 

Skippy123

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Under $100 massage for sure. I work long hours just sitting and my back kills me.

Under $50 Lotions or perfume.

Under $25 costume jewlery

Under $10 bolboa tea or ice tea or fruit from Costco
 

monarch64

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Under $100--cute shoes that I don''t need for any other reason than I just like them, usually found at Nordie''s

Under $50--mani/pedi

Under $25--a pretty good bottle of wine, or cocktails with a girlfriend

Under $10--lunch from Corner Bakery (I go home almost every day for lunch, so eating out for lunch is a total treat once or twice a month!)
 

bluehue

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My favs-

under 100 - spa pedicure & eyebrow wax ($62 + tip)

under 50 - dinner out with girlfriends ( sometimes more of a treat than with dh because it seems by women friends so rarely take time for themselves that we don''t get together enough)

under 25 - books, books, & more books

under 10 - movie


Great post. Sometimes it feels like everyone else on PS is rich beyond belief. Thank goodness for them becuase I love living vicarioulsy, but it is also nice to know that some are like us whoa are still getting rich!
 

bluehue

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OK, reread post and wanted to make sure that I am not misunderstood. I LOVE seeing all the major bling around here and am so grateful that people are willing to show their great pieces. Kudos to making dreams a reality!!
 

musey

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Under $10: tea lattes at my fav lunch spot, Urth Caffe
Under $25: oooh LUNCH at Urth Caffe. Or a movie.
Under $50: Deep conditioning scalp treatment at my salon. Amazing head massage!
Under $100: Dinner with FI at our favorite restaurant, the Little Door... very pricey, only happens 1-2 times per year

Over $100: JEANS! Hopefully at the Fred Segal annual sale so I can get lots
Or an Anthropologie dress.


p.s. bluehue, I know what you mean!
 

divergrrl

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Under $100: Massage & pedicure (I maybe get massages every few years, I have a gift cert for one, I should get on it!)

Under $50: Bottle of perfume (my Stila fragrance is $50 on the nose)

Under $25: manicure or decent bottle of pinot noir (I love the spendy stuff but won''t buy it for myself...spending more than $13 a bottle is a splurge for me)

Under $10: Lotion, soap, iTunes, or candle. Sometimes Moonstruck Chocolates.

Mmmm.....pampering...lurvvve it.

Jeannine
 

TravelingGal

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Under $100 - a massage or sushi dinner for two.
Under $50 - buy some quality groceries and make a nice dinner for two at home.
Under $25 - Happy hour somewhere with TGuy.
Under $10 - A trip to Costo for a hot dog.

Guess my treats are all food related!
 

Lorelei

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$100 - Chanel perfume

$50 - new makeup

$25 - good shampoo and conditioner

$10 - chocolate!
 

lumpkin

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It's interesting to see how we all treat ourselves! Seems like many of us like manis/pedis, massage, good food (wine), perfume and chocolate!

ETA: Oh, and coffee!
 

firebirdgold

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$100> Shoes... I love shoes!

$50> Sushi dinner for two or japanese spa hot tub for two.

$25> A brand new (hardback) book, a new anime dvd, or a good bottle of sake

$10> a new manga.
 

KristyDarling

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Under $10: a couple fluffy fashion magazines, or coffee and a baked good from Peet''s Coffee. Trying to cut down on this treat though...my jeans are getting tight.
Under $25: a book or two, or fun earrings from a department store.
Under $50: cute top, or a pair of shoes on sale
Under $100: hour-long spa pedicure once a month. With tip it costs about $72.
 

Nicrez

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$100 - shoes (on sale) or a spa treatment
$50 - mani/pedi
$25 - movie and popcorn or a book
$10 - Ice cream, chocolates, fashion magazine

But these are simple fixes. I am methodical now...I will save the splurges when I can and squirrel it away fomr something bigger and more permanent!
Like right now there is a book at Barnes and Nobles I want on Chanel. *coveting* but it''s $125, and I just dropped $250 on stupid books and such, so I will likely pick up it eventually, but let the guilt just subside first...
 

JCJD

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Under $100: 1-hour deep tissue massage or a hot stone massage

Under $50: deep tissue massage at the university gym - they're much cheaper (but less experienced)

Under $25: Pedicure!!!!!

Under $10: Dark chocolate


Whoa. Sluke, I think we're twins!
 
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