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What is your secret that you waste money on?

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itisalladream Wed 12-Jun-19 16:29:57

We must all have one thing that we secretly treat ourselves too... or waste money on.... for many women it seems to be shoes or a nice handbag etc.
Me? I waste my money on flight upgrades

What about you?

wendywoopywoo222 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:31:33

Fab rooms and upgrades on cruise ships.

HollowTalk Wed 12-Jun-19 16:32:59

Haagan Daz Peanut Butter ice-cream.

DonkeyHohtay Wed 12-Jun-19 16:33:17

Knitting yarn. Although I would argue that it's not a waste as I make things from it and it gives me a lot of joy.

BillywilliamV Wed 12-Jun-19 16:33:22

Take a Break Fate and Fortune...for Texas the Psychic Horse. He contacts people’s dead guinea pigs in the afterlife!

Queenoftheashes Wed 12-Jun-19 16:33:54

cocaine

Shoxfordian Wed 12-Jun-19 16:34:09

Covet game on the ipad
Mildly addicted
Complete waste of money

Queenoftheashes Wed 12-Jun-19 16:35:10

or more seriously - expensive seats in the theatre. although not always a waste as i'm short.

LettuceP Wed 12-Jun-19 16:35:19

Beauty products. Stuff for hair, skincare, makeup, body lotions, deodorants, body sprays etc etc. I probably use about 20% of the beauty products I own.

thebear1 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:36:36

Buying my lunch, a small daily expense that adds up.

Queenofmyownheart Wed 12-Jun-19 16:37:16

Make up and wine 🙈😂

BillywigSting Wed 12-Jun-19 16:37:20

Coffee shop coffee and coloured pencils.

I have more coloured pencils than 5yo dsblush

wigglybeezer Wed 12-Jun-19 16:38:02

Every now and then I buy a painting, when I really should spend the money on more prosaic things.

AguerosAngel Wed 12-Jun-19 16:42:46

Intensive hair masks (I go through loads), white vests and knickers (I then use them for nightwear when they start to even go slightly grey), books, Converse (bought a pair today so that’ll be 14 pairs now blush), cheese, bedding!

itisalladream Wed 12-Jun-19 16:44:55

Good, I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys stuff they don't need!
I was recently on a flight and got asked if I wanted to travel in business class for £400 and I though hey fuck it, why the hell not. Paid it and then felt enormous guilt envy

toastfiend Wed 12-Jun-19 16:46:34

Tiny, lovely, Scandi or handmade clothes for DS. He grows out of them so fast it's a total extravagance but it brings me genuine pleasure and I try to buy handmade clothes or from brands with decent eco credentials, so it's probably better for the world than my previous ASOS habit.

Chilledout11 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:46:50

Acrylic nails

WonkyDonk87 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:51:15

It used to be face masks and double deckers... but DH has just been demoted to the tune of £10,000 less a year. Now it'll be the square root of fuck all!

kiki22 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:53:48

Real butter

badguys Wed 12-Jun-19 16:55:02

Plants.

badguys Wed 12-Jun-19 16:56:19

I text DH from the garden centre car park to tell him I bought a coffee and a bag of compost, whilst simultaneously loading up four rhododendrons into the boot.

pheonixrebirth Wed 12-Jun-19 16:57:15

Onuga herring roe 😋
It's basically fake caviar. I got some when I did a little party once to make some fancy smoked salmon canapés. It was just so good that I buy a couple of jars and hide them in the veg drawer of the fridge - and when I get a moment to myself I eat it straight out of the jar!

BearSoFair Wed 12-Jun-19 16:57:57

Socks. No one needs as many socks as I have, but if I see a nice pair I just can't resist buying them. I have almost 2 drawers full blush and I never seem to throw any out!

Otterses Wed 12-Jun-19 16:59:22

Weird house plants.

It's now extended to weird outdoor plants ... DH laments as to why I can't grow 'normal' strawberries or maybe a carrot grin

Wheresmrlion Wed 12-Jun-19 16:59:28

Beauty products, definitely. Books for my dc, I always think it’s only a fiver. Plants for the garden.

A few times a year I’ll splurge £30 on scratch cards and keep spending the winnings until it’s all gone.

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