Nourishing facial masks: These two beauties were bought for $2.49 each at Target and are single use. I splurge at least once a month on these after discovering them in one of the Fab, Fit, Fun boxes. While the Target ones are not even close to the retail price of the brand in the subscription box, these are pretty darn close to the same quality. I like the quiet time while it sits on my face and the softness it leaves behind.
Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner: Now I an really showing my lack of upper class style, but we have now started to buy Tresemme at over $5 a container compared to shampoos 1/3 to 1/2 less and I am not going back. Some say shampoo is just the same, and conditioner is not needed, but I would disagree. I try to get on sale, or at least when at Target I can get the extra gift card for future use. It reminds me of the same quality of my Nexus days, when my Father-in-law the Barber, would get us ample supplies. I mistakenly was buying cheap shampoo for too long, and my lifeless hair was not happy. Would I start buying product in salons? Perhaps more luxury than this thrifty person could take.
Lindor Truffles: I've been savoring these since Christmas as I got a bag from my future niece-in-law as part of my gift. We had so much candy and treats for a month after, I didn't even break into these until February. They are nearly gone now, and I plan to replace, keep in the refrigerator and enjoy one every now and then and feel like I've actually had a treat instead of mindlessly popping various miniatures into my mouth, because that's what I do with an open bag of Reeses Peanut Butter cups.
Fresh ground coffee and real cream: Coffee drinkers, do I need to say any more? I just realized I haven't been out for coffee at all this month yet, but my home grounds have been keeping me quite satisfied.
Candle light from a good quality candle: This one is Garden Flowers scent and soy, so will not leave a stinky after burning smell. I actually bought this a while back on my sisters shopping day at a pop up barn craft/consignment shop only open a few weekends a year. It was a luxurious bargain at $10 for a homemade candle. Give me a quiet night watching a good movie, enjoying a glass of wine with a candle burning and I say it is a good night.
Avocados-all to myself: I did not grow up eating avocados. This was not an item my mom ever would have bought, or known what to do with. I think I had guacamole for the first time after high school. Most often these babies run upwards of $2.49 a piece in my part of the country. However, despite the relatively high price point, indulging in these on occasion, more often if they are on sale, feels decadent, while being healthy. The environmental impact helps me keep my indulgence focused on occasion as well since they consume a lot of water to grow and must be transported. Maybe it's the pretty staged avocado toast pictures displayed in magazines, but I get a sense of luxury when eating on for breakfast or lunch, and not sharing with anyone.
Goodness. I am a real suburban/small town bumpkin. Still, if these are the things that add a little spot of decadence in my life, I'm not complaining that they are simpler than other folks definition. How about you? What do you occasionally indulge in? Have you changed to a more expensive, but one you feel is worth the added expense, product? Does anyone have some extra truffles and coffee brewed and want to invite me over to talk about this?