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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:40 PM
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Alright, is this nuts?
I use the Clinique 3 step skin care system, and I never really think about the cost, because I run out of the things individually.

I'm talking to my friend and it hits me.
I spend $20.00 on soap
$24 on toner
and $31 on moisturizer

Is this insane? I already know it's trivial but so am I.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:40 PM
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1. To still have viable, pliable, decent skin in 60 years?
You bet it's worth it.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 PM
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6. It makes my skin feel so NICE
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 PM
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2. Yes. Yes it is.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 PM
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5. Hush you
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:49 PM
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8. Haha.
Well, compared to what I've heard from other people, it's not THAT crazy.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:42 PM
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3. Is that per day, week, month, or year?
Because the answer (in order) would be: NUTS!; Nuts, nutty for a guy but not for a girl, and super-frugal...
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 PM
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4. Hard to say
Like I said, I run out of stuff at different times, some last me longer than others. Probably soap lasts a month, toner up to two, mosturizer... really depends.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:51 PM
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11. That doesn't sound so bad, then
If those items are lasting for weeks at a time then it really doesn't sound like too expensive of an indulgence, especially as there are tangible long term benefits. I've probably spent that much in bars on a monthly basis, and the only thing I got out of it was a hangover (or ten)...
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:48 PM
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7. Nah.
*hides Clinique and Benefit make-up under bed*
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:03 PM
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13. hahah
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:49 PM
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9. Not nuts
Your skin will thank you now. You will thank Clinique in 20 years. :thumbsup:
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:25 PM
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16. I really like the toner a lot
it doesn't make my skin feel tight and dry after using it.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:50 PM
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10. You might check this stuff out if you want to save some money:
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:57 PM by KC2
http://www.stives.com /

I had a roommate, in Southern California, who swore by it.

I mix and match. For instance, I'll buy Sea Breeze for an astringent (it's all the same stuff), but Lancome moisturizer (which is very expensive...so I try to buy it duty free when I travel).

Good luck. Keeping skin good looking is a lot of work! Oh, and as my German friend always reminds me: it's also what you put *in*to your body....she swears by lots of water and yogurt. It also helps that she didn't get too much sun growing up. ;-)

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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:03 PM
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14. Cool
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:57 PM
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12. it is insane
tests have shown they don't produce any better results than those of us who use Noxema and a drug store moisturizer
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:04 PM
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15. My skin feels better
I think thats a better result.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:52 PM
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22. If you're familiar with
Paula Begoun "Don't go tto the Cosmetic Counter Without Me".
You'll see how correct you are.

Bar soaps or bar cleansers of any kind, regardless of claims of gentleness or no residue should be avoided. The ingredients that keep a bar cleanser or soap in its bar form can clog pores, and the cleansing ingredients are always far more drying than a gentle cleanser contains.

I'm not saying that Noxcema is the way to go,
but you're on the right track with the drugstore brands.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:32 PM
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17. If your skin likes it, who's to say?
Taking care of ourselves is a positive...a step for survival and away from decay, and that's more than just physical. Some elements cost money, while others are free (ie sleep, water, laughter.) Your costs sound modest compared to many folks', and if the result is healthy and pleasing skin, you're winning.
:thumbsup:
Cleanse on!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:34 PM
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18. it's not my bag, but you rock on with yer badself
For reals.... :D

I'm a girl who's really a boy, in a woman's body....Or something like that...I don't go in for all dat girly stuff...But you, you do your thang :)

i miss you

:loveya:
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:44 AM
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27. I keep getting girlier
It's a curse. But then, my dad started using the Clinique for men ;)
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borlis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:35 PM
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19. Now you never have to buy lipstick or mascara though.
If you shop when they have the giveaways going on. I swear I think I only bought 2 or 3 lipsticks in my whole life. The sad thing is that you have to spend $20 to get the giveaway now. When I first started using Clinique, I think you had to spend $10. :cry: Am I getting that old?
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:43 AM
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26. Lancome has a really fab gift coming up in a couple of days
good thing I'm out of powder, I can go in and get it :D
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:36 PM
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20. how often do you cycle through those products...
what is the 'per day cost', it's prolly worth it when you break it down, yes :)
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:40 PM
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21. I spend way more on cigarettes.
It would be nuts if you didn't have any money left for food after purchasing your skin care products.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:25 AM
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23. Not if it works for you
I use Peter Thomas Roth, my $30 cleanser and my $45 acne treatment both last me 3 months and are the only products that have been effective for me, no matter what any "studies" show. My dermotologist was the one that recommended it to me, so there must be some differences between products.

Use whatever works for you and makes you feel good.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:42 AM
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25. I have a really
highly regarded dermatologist, and while he didn't recommend it, when I told him what I used he then didn't recommend anything else and told me to stick with my routine. :)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:27 AM
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24. Nope
Clinique makes a good product and it's worth every penny of it.

I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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