Women’s Wear Daily (subscription only) and The NPD Group recently looked at the spending habits of young girls and found that tweens — girls between the ages of 8-12 — are spending $500 million a year annually on beauty products, with body sprays being the most popular items among girls of that age.
Holy crap, that’s a lot of allowance money!
“Also popular among tweens are body washes, cleansers and gels, as well
as lip products such as glosses and balms. Skin care is second to
fragrance in terms of usage among tweens, with more than 50 percent of
tweens having used skin care products, according to NPD, which added
that nearly 40 percent of tweens say they have used color cosmetics.”
I was about 13 when I started getting interested in beauty products, but Mom wouldn’t let me wear makeup until I turned 14. I didn’t get an allowance, but once when I tried to negotiate a $5 fee for cleaning my room my mom replied, “Can I start charging you for cooking your food, doing your laundry and tucking you in?” Ouch! Denied!
What say you about tweenage beauty addicts? How young is too young?
Hooray, it’s Saturday! My allergies have chilled out for a bit. Thank God! Yesterday I was sneezing every five minutes. Right now I’m just doing laundry and a little house cleaning. Methinks tonight is an indoor mall sort of night.
Whatcha up to?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,