Three Items That You Do Not Need To Splurge On To Impress Him
We are right on the verge of summer. And you KNOW what that means!!! Summer love, dating, seeing and being seen, and all of that good stuff that comes with these two flirty, sensual seasons.
But as your sister-in-saving, I would be remiss if I did not pull you aside and tell you that you don’t need to be maxing out your credit and missing your rent to impress these men out here.
No, put your credit cards away and bank your next paycheck. Here are three items that you especially do not need to spend money on impress a dude that you are dating.
1. Sexy Lingerie: Since we are grown, we can be honest, right? If things are going according to plan, the lingerie should be off in hopefully less than 10 minutes once he sees you in it, right? In fact, from an informal survey that I took of men around me, most men prefer you naked. The quicker you are naked, the better. So, save your energy on all that shopping and save your dollars. Your birthday suit will suffice. And if you really need to buy some new skivvies, hit up Marshalls and TJ Maxx, and Target. Here’s the truth: men will take notice of anything that YOU feel the most confident in, not the label.
2. Designer Jeans That Round Out Your Booty: Some of us are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for those magic jeans that round and lift instead of the time at the gym to make the booty reach those desired dimension. Keep your coins and try a 30-day squat challenge. Google “30-day squat challenge” and take your pick. Even two weeks following one of these regimens will get it round and right without the support of spandex and modern-day technology. With a round and tight booty, you won’t have to worry so much about the cost of the jeans—your booty will look good in most things that you try on.
3. Makeup: If you think buying lots of make-up, ultra expensive make-up or getting your make-up professionally done for your dates is a going to make him think that you are pretty, please think again. Especially if you are using make-up to completely alter how you look. The make-up has to come off sometime, right? So, try for quality make-up that enhances your natural beauty, not hijacks it, which can be found at your local drugstores at an affordable price. The Queen Collection from CoverGirl is the truth for quality, cost-effective alternatives to your department store brands.
In other words, try being yourself and working with what you have and let your money work for you.
Kara is a life coach, motivational speaker, author, and founder of The Frugal Feminista, an online home created to inspire and inform women of color about financial empowerment, girl power, and “juicy” living. Connect with Kara @frugalfeminista. Download her free ebook “The 5-Day Financial Reset Plan: Eliminate Debt, Know Your Worth, and Heal Your Relationship with Money in Just 5 Days.”