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#1 Weirdly Santa

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Disclaimer: this is NOT meant to be a consumerist brag fest.
Splurges can come in many forms and are not restricted to those on 3 digit incomes or lotto winners.  

Having said that, my splurge today did cost a little bit, but oh so worth it.  Today I bought myself a (small) bottle of perfume* that I have been lusting after for 2 years.  I am still smelling my wrist every 10 minutes, I love it so much.  A splurge that has made me oh so happy.


*for the perfume addicts who need to know, it is this:
http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Frederi...ranee-4640.html



So, what was your last splurge, just for you?


#2 lisacat

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

My latest splurge was to get my nails done the other day, it was extra special as I took a half day off from work to get them done.

I am in the market for new perfume so will check out your link OP.

#3 librablonde

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

A 9-tray Excalibur food dehydrator so I can more easily dry all the fruit from our trees. I want to get into drying excess veggies from the garden too, so I can chuck a handful of dried veggies in soups over winter. It was a big buy for us but it'll pay for itself in no time.

And yes, our kids will have dried fruit from our garden in their lunchboxes over winter *shriek!*  ohmy.gif
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EXCALIBUR-9-Tra...260043287328917

#4 lozoodle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

A new oroton handbag and some new night time mcns.

My credit card is hurting.

#5 mrshappymum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Well I haven't taken the plunge yet but I REALLY want to get a Dyson handheld vacuum or the upright cordless one. It would save my back for having to vacuum every couple of days after the kids. I dont know if I can justify the $360 odd being that I am a non-working single parent, it would come out of my savings!!

My last realy splurge was a holiday to sunny QLD last year child free. That was very indulgent!

#6 Dionysus

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

a dress for a hen's night, still have to find a dress for the actual wedding, plus pay for the hen's night, plus accomm for the wedding...

but, my dress is so so cool

#7 cameo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

We spent alot today on a few splurges...  DH spent $240 on new work clothes which are necessary but not splurges however we got the nice work pants from Country Road for much more than cheap ones at Myer.

We also bought new sheets $100 a set and a new doona cover - $89.  Considering the last doona I bought was in 2007, a new cover was much needed.  Our current one is faded, stained and now has a nice big rip...





#8 Elemenopee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Some of the reviews on that link Dogged are.....interesting.

#9 Weirdly Santa

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 13/01/2013, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A new oroton handbag and some new night time mcns.

My credit card is hurting.


Sorry lozoodle you are disqualified for the MCNs but the handbag counter-balances that .  MCNs do not a proper splurge make IMHO.  The definition of a splurge is that it is NOT for the offspring.  As every mum knows, it's easy to go out shopping for one'sself and come back laden with stuff for the kids.

#10 Mille-Mille

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

We bought this on a whim and it's freaking fantastic, even though we haven't tried it out on baby yet original.gif

http://www.stokke.com/en-au/nursery/stokke...ce-n-sleep.aspx

#11 Weirdly Santa

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Elemenopee @ 13/01/2013, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some of the reviews on that link Dogged are.....interesting.



Oh.   Sorry.  I didn't check it, I just googled the name of the perfume and linked the first site that came up  ph34r.gif

#12 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

I bought a new work dress from Portmans. It was on sale from $100 to $75 but it's still a splurge for me.

I'm justifying to myself that I need to dress for the job I want not the one I have. But it's still completely at odds with my financial goals and an impulse purchase   blush.gif

#13 Ferelsmegz

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Mine will be next weekend.

New ink.

#14 ~sydblue~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

A sunbeam 4 slice toaster.

#15 Elemenopee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (dogged @ 13/01/2013, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh.   Sorry.  I didn't check it, I just googled the name of the perfume and linked the first site that came up  ph34r.gif


No don't be sorry, they were quite enteraining.

#16 ~kerry~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Just yesterday I bought a dress online that I have been lusting after for a couple of months. And it was shipped last night! I'm so excited  biggrin.gif


#17 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I love Malle perfumes so much.

Over $3000 to keep my best cat alive.  It's put quite the stop to any interesting splurges.

#18 Mousky

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

$290 on a F you cancer dinner in a very fancy restraunt. It was YUMMY!!!!

#19 Aspiring2BaGiraffe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

$150 on a GHD hair dryer! It was on sale and I've been waiting to have a decent hair dryer!

#20 la di dah

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

That perfume sounds interesting. Even with the funny reviews! I love beachy white floral - not too flowery - and of course they went and discontinued it because I liked it, so I'm on the prowl for something similar or very green.

I just got a new chain from MIL and I'm wearing it all the time, I love it. It feels like a spluge, I love wearing it.

#21 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

$300 on WWE stuff. Figurines, rings, clothes, dvds and more.

im in heaven!
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#22 Stollen Ivysocks

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Several things have nudged the bank account over the last week.  original.gif

1) A book that my mother gave to me when I was 6 (so 43 years ago) and I loved it but in my twenties I lost it and that's been on my mind for ever.  

So a few days ago I searched and found and bought the same book as a replacement from a seller of vintage books in the US.  It cost me $70 including postage.  The book is called Toby Tyler (Ten weeks with the Circus) and there are many editions out there but this was the Junior Deluxe edition and I'm so happy I found it.  It is the exact one that Mum gave me. original.gif

2) DH and DS (they like shopping those two), trotted off to replace our very old BBQ that went Phutt a few days ago.  $2000 later they arrived home with the new one.  But Mum 'it has granite side-boards and a sink' says DS.  Nice BBQ though.  original.gif

3)  Still feeling nostalgic, I have also purchased an old 1970s board game for DS (and me) called 'Go to the Head of the Class'.  He's into his board games at the moment and I know he will love this.  I know I paid a premium for it but I don't care. original.gif



#23 snuffles

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Dogged those reviews are WEIRD.

Mine was $140 on books by one of my favourite authors.



#24 AnnBB

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

A pizza oven. Let's just say we that we need to eat a lot of pizza over the next 20 years for us to be able to justify the price ph34r.gif Don't care though. We love it, our families love it, as do our friends. The pizzas are fantastic!

#25 Luxe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

I plan to sleep like a princess on this QUEEN MicroCloud™ 5 star hotel mattress topper




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