Wait. You don't get spray tans every week?
Kate Middleton may have just been voted UK's "most naturally beautiful woman", but hey guess what? It costs a whole lot o' cash to look as "naturally" gorgeous as Kate. So don't get down on yourself when you see photos of the beautiful Kate, all glowing and trim with hair as shiny as the day is long. The Duchess of Cambridge spends roughly $160,000 a year to look the way she does. I know.
Now. Let's take a look at the treatments/lotions/potions Kate purchases to keep her looking royally stunning.
According to Australian Vogue, here's a rundown of the Duchess' beauty and style expenses per year (converted from the Australian currency to US dollars):
$6,600: Deluxe facials every two weeks
$14,000: Keratin hair treatments and blow-outs three times a week
$3,100: Hair coloring every six weeks ("chocolate brown", FYI)
$6,700: Weekly manicure and pedicure
$13,000: Twice-weekly spray tans
Also, Kate apparently has "miscellaneous expenses" as well, which cover such things as perfume, a personal trainer, and skincare products.
Kate Middleton is absolutely stunning, and she's one of the classiest women the world has seen in a while, but could you imagine being able to spend that much money per year on things that make you pretty? I love me some beauty products, but I don't even know if I would physically be able to spend that much per year. (Okay, I probably would figure out a way, but still, it'd be hard.)
Kate certainly is "naturally beautiful" in the sense that she hasn't -- or at least doesn't look like she has -- had any work done. But that near-200 grand allowance she has for spray tans and blow-outs certainly doesn't hurt.
$160,000 a year, people! A year!
How much is your "beauty budget" per year?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program