What's beauty worth? Despite, or maybe because of, the recession, the amount of money spent on beauty products and maintenance has continued to rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Is it considered an affordable luxury, or has it become the norm?
"The ugly truth is, most women see personal care and beauty expenses as a 'need' instead of a 'want,' so they don't look for ways to save," says Andrea Woroch, consumer savings expert at Kinoli, the creator of CouponSherpa.com.
Read on for tips on how to save and still feel pampered.