"Spend $55 on fragrances and receive this fabulous makeup kit worth $340!"
Oooooh, they sure know how to grab me. After 10 months of saying no, it's hard to resist everything shiny, colorful, and so very feminine. But I don't need new makeup and certainly not more perfume so the email got deleted.
I think part of the urge to pamper myself is the mad rush to spend that grips the country during the holiday season. I'm going to indulge in a little pity party here because I'm human and I feel sad knowing there won't be any gifts for me.
No wonder people get depressed this time of year. We get our hopes up that this time it will be different but it never quite reaches the happy ending.