What do you love to buy????

United States
June 10, 2008 12:57pm CST
This question is not as direct as it sounds. It's no secret that I make my own soap and sell it on various sites. I love it and use it but I get bored of my scents. So what do I do??? I buy soap from other handmade soapmakers. I love to see everyone's works of art and I love to use their scents. Recently, I got a bar of fab Cocoa Butter Soap (thanks Dancing Mooney) and I have to tell her that I love love it!! Thanks to all the handmade soapers and myself my skin is amazingly baby soft. So what's the problem??? I have too much soap and I buy too much soap. LOL I can't stop. I buy in excess and I have a ton of it. Of course, it gets used by the kids and I but I think I'm addicted to buying it and trying it. It's in fact what I usually spend my mylot money on. To make this a discussion, do you buy anything you already have too much of? If so, what and why do you love it so much? It can be anything. But tell me what are you addicted to buying? Thanks for reading.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Have you thought of going into body washes? I love body washes. I buy alot of it thinking you can never have to much of it. Especially when it is on sale I usually grab it from Avon or Walmart when it goes on sale. My husband is a soap person his favorite being Irish Spring. I love vanilla,lavender, and sweetpea scents. We also go haywire on shamppo having 9 bottles of the same shampoo at once fro Avon when it went on sale for $1.99 a bottle.
• United States
10 Jun 08
I also love body washes, shampoos anything that will make me feel better and lift my spirits, I usually buy shampoo at costco. The Kirkland brand is a real good buy and mostly natural..it's been a long dream of mine to make natural products for the hair, body face etc. Lavender is a great scent..it has healing properties..if I could grow lavender where I live I would probably have lavender everything..then I could send all of you a lavender something...maybe a glassed enclosed lavender candle...
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 Jun 08
That is nice Ariel, just the thought counts. We buy dandruff shampoo and the generic is usually $2.00 at the dollar store and elsewhere so when Avon comes on sale we grab it. I also love lilac which make me remember my grandmother who had a yard full of htem before she passed away, I have been wanting to get a lilac bush and call it my memory bush in memory of my grandma and grandpa who both loved them. The scent, the color, and the beauty of a lilac will be a good accent bush in any yard or home if you get a dwarf lilac.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I have and I'm going to soon. I have a potential seller for the base. I don't know how to make body wash but I do know someone who does. What I try to avoid is sulfates and unnecessary chemicals. I have to be sure any body wash I sell doesn't have anything like that in it.:) I'm working on it and they won't be expensive and the beauty is I can scent it anyway that anyone wants.:) Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!
• United States
10 Jun 08
I buy books and perfumes SKinnyC.... I am a sucker for a beautiful scent. I adore florals but only single tones , such as Gardenia, Lilacs, roses, honeysuckles. I also like to buy things for my home. I have eclectic tastes and collect several things. Angels, frogs, elephants and at one time Indians but not any Indian had to be women and children.
• United States
10 Jun 08
I love lilac and the others...don't get me started on perfumes. LOL! You should stop by Etsy.com if you have eclectic tastes. There are some beautiful things for the home and you can find some deals from wonderful crafters and artists. I have to say I'm kind of addicted to home things too. Mystical art mostly but there is some pottery, I'm dying for. :) Thanks for the response.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Will do SkinnyC :)))) ia m wanting to redecorate my bedroom. Victorian. Lots of lace and grandeur.
• United States
12 Jun 08
Beautiful!
• Canada
29 Jul 08
Hmmm...some of these discussions on addictions are challenging for me to respond to. As you know I do my best to live with the Buddhist teaching..."All our suffering comes from our attachments." So with that as my life intent getting overly fixated or attached to things no longer works for me. I like a little of everything within the "keep it simple" philosophy David and I have. Too much "stuff" creates clutter...and I do not like clutter. When I have too much of anything I thin it out and pass it on...to a friend...or donate it to a local women's shelter or thrift store. I collect owls...wolves and butterflies...and hats...but only those that I have a place for and that really 'speak' to me when I see them. I like jewelry, earnings but I am not addicted to buying any of them either. So there you go my buddy...sorry, no real addictions...but I do enjoy shopping for special things at special times. Happy sudsing! Raia
• United States
30 Jul 08
I do the same thing as you do when I have too much of something. But I enjoy shopping too much I think. LOL For someone who doesn't like clutter, I sure have a lot of it at times. I think for me, while it may seem weird, soap is art. I enjoy looking at and using other people's creative soap. Alot of times I draw inspiration from it as well. That is right in line with my astrological sign so I blame the fact that I'm a Taurus. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by Raia- so good to see you! XOXOXOXOXOXO
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• Canada
2 Aug 08
Great to be chatting with you again too my special friend. I find your love of soap interesting and the passion and creativity you have for it is uniquely you! Good to know you are "doing what you love" with your own soaps. Yes, I enjoy shopping too...but not the way I once did. It used to be a distraction and stress reliever for my mother and I when I was younger. We used to do marathon gal-pal days and often truly did "shop until we dropped." Our term for it was 'recreational shopping' and boy could we blow a wad of money in one day. Now that I am happily settled into life with David the inner peace I feel in keeping our life simplified and focused I spend less and enjoy life more. Great sharing ideas with you as always. Raia
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Books. I am a sucker for a good book. I do get some beauty stuff as well. I keep an arsenal of bubble bath(I am a serious advocate of one)as well as epsom salts and nice soaps to give myself a refreshing bath. One can never get enough of one. I also have a growing number of dvds that I have like about three to four organizer containers. Interesting question.
• United States
12 Jun 08
4 organizers, that's pretty good but I have you beat! LOL I have almost 8 but at least I'm organized. LOL Thanks for the response.
• United States
12 Jun 08
Well, for my bath, hair and stuff I have about three more, plus two to store kitchen ware and the like. But the four I have was for my dvds alone. It keeps me pretty organized. Eventually, I want to get a nice bookcase because the one I have is just tearing apart.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I love buying Chocolates and Dresses. I love to buy a lot of stuffs but these are the ones that I can afford without waiting for months like Gadgets and Watches. :)
• Sweden
11 Jun 08
I love buying shampoo so much
• United States
12 Jun 08
Choclates, Dresses, and Shampoo!! What more could anyone want! Thanks both of you for the response.
@liuqian (476)
• China
11 Jun 08
Hey,skinnychick!The most thing i bought must be clothes.I bought a lot but still wanna buy them.There are some new design and styles this summer,and i plan to buy one or two.Women are sll like clothes,is it right? o(n_n)o... and i also buy some ear ring even i already have so many.I don't know why,just like it!If i didn't get it,i will feel not very comfortable.A little crazy,^^
@liuqian (476)
• China
11 Jun 08
sorry,it is "all",not "sll".I made a mistake.^^
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thanks for the response. I think we are all about clothes. This time of year especially- the summer dress season. So cute!
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I love to shop mfor lotions, household accesories to beautify our home, undies, clothes and shoes
• United States
12 Jun 08
I love those things too. Thanks for the response.
11 Jun 08
I love buying oil fragrances to burn in my oil burners. I buy so many it unreal!!! I buy lots of them and candles as well as incense sticks.
• United States
12 Jun 08
You and me both my friend. I make tarts out of my fragrance oils that I use for my soap, or just heat the oil and stink up the house. I have to say, I love doing that.
• China
11 Jun 08
Yeah,I think everyone has his own favourite.The difference in different attitudes towards buying things lies in the ability to control oneself.I think some are just more sensible than the shopping addict.Well,my favourite thing is the book.I just cann't stop buying whatever book I like even if I had read it in the library.It's fine!As you can afford it,you shouldn't be too worried.At last,I have to say being a handmaker of soap is really a funny thing!!!Haha!!Come on!
• United States
12 Jun 08
Why is it funny to make your own soap? I don't understand that. Thanks for the response.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Hey skinnychick , I love to buy anything dealing with beauty products. From hair care,makeop,perfume, to bath and body. I also am a huge lover of soap. There was a time way back in the day that I used to make soap as well I also like to buy myself clothing when I have the money and durning the summer I find myself buying baseball type of things . I hope you have a great day !
• United States
12 Jun 08
I'm with you sister! Thanks for the response.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Awwww.... SHoess... mainly rubber shoes and some sandals. I love it so much! Oooooooopppppssss... I love to buy bags, any time of bags as long as I can use and keep it. Other things are novels, pocketbooks and some DVD movies or series. hehehe Cheers.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I like those rubber shoes but I only have a couple ofpairs. I'm thinking I need more colors. LOL! Thanks for the response.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I love buying soaps, colognes and conditioners. I do love shopping but it depends if I have a budget on that day. I see to it to purchase everything that I just need for a week.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I would like to use a budget but right now that seems to fail me. LOL Thanks for the response.
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
Face wash. I already own a LOT of it. I have so many different kinds as it is, but I still buy more. If I go into a body shop and see something new on the shelves, I buy it. However I wish I could make soap! It'd be so nice to make someething like that and sell it. I bet you make a little bit of money off that, too.
• United States
12 Jun 08
What are your favorites? I use some of them but I can never find one that I like so I just use my soap but that gets boring. Thanks for the response.
11 Jun 08
I am addicted to buy a lot of clothes for me when i have sen any costumes very atractive in the shop suddenly i purchase the set otherwise i cant able 2 sleep that that day but what's the fact is most of my cloths were i n same color with different designs .my mom scold me that why did i bought the same color still now i can't able able to change this habit.
• United States
12 Jun 08
One can never have too many things to wear. Thanks for the response.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Clothes shoppping is about the only shopping I like to do, or anything really that I want to get for myself. I buy a lot of ties and new shirt to wear them with. I also just went out recently and got some new shirts to wear out this summer.
• United States
12 Jun 08
This is next on my to do list. I need some new stuff to wear for the summer and some summer dresses. Thanks for the response.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Well...I don't think I'm addicted to anything at this time ..I go through stages..I use to be a shopaholic...wow..that does get expensive...I love clothes..accessories..shoes..handbags..I love taking care of myself and luv skin care..I have made some of my own facial cleansers and scrubs..what fun.. it's a good feeling to go into the kitchen and get things out of the refrigerator and cubbords.. make a healthy concoction and apply it to you face and body..usually the ingredients are better for your skin and a lot less expensive..the only draw back is that because there are no preservitives in the home made they only last a couple of days then you have to make more..which is somewhat time consuming but still worth it...how nice that you make your own soaps..I'll check out your site..keep up the good work :)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thanks very much! I love the at home spa as well!I have made some concoctions myself that were stinky but they worked. LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by!
• United States
10 Jun 08
I'm addicted to buying everything, nothing specific really. Just as long as I'm spending money!
• United States
12 Jun 08
Nice answer!! LOL I think I might be the same way. Thanks for the response.
• United States
10 Jun 08
well like i said i love to shop and i am obsessed with hoodies but i am in each store for at least 45 minutes
• United States
12 Jun 08
I like hoodies myself. So comfy!! Thanks for the response.
• United States
10 Jun 08
shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love shoes. MY daughter does to. We cant leave the store with out one of us getting a pair
• United States
10 Jun 08
It's hard to pass up shoes. But I can, just not soap. Thanks for stopping by!