As you move through life, you start to notice a shift in the way you purchase items. For instance, when you’re young and you think money grows on trees, there’s no reason not to spend $200 at Sephora. However, once you get into college and realize money doesn’t grow on trees, or at all, you and your roommate go halfsies on a $1.99 thing of nail polish.
After you’ve established your career and move on in your life, your purchasing habits change again. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on things, but it does mean you need to be smart about what you purchase. Here are seven things every 30-year-old woman should own.
- Comfortable Shoes
Women do a lot, whether at work or at home, and it’s not easy to accomplish all your responsibilities and goals if you’re doing so with uncomfortable shoes. It doesn’t matter if you prefer flats or heels, you need to find a pair of comfortable shoes that allow you to do what it is you want to do without hurting those poor piggies. Plus, once you find a pair you really like, purchase them in different colors or styles so you can wear the same type of shoe for any occasion.
- Great Bra
Your boobs can be a giant (or not-so-giant) nuisance, but every woman knows that the best bra can be the difference in how you look and how you feel. The best thing about bras is that the comfort level is different for everyone, so while your best friend may shell out a small fortune for Victoria’s Secret bra while you’re okay with the Target brand, it doesn’t matter. Just be sure to find the bra that’s comfortable for you throughout the day, and then stock up.
- Great Makeup
There’s good makeup, and then there’s great makeup. However, great makeup usually costs significantly more expensive, but it doesn’t mean you need to use it every day. In fact, saving your great makeup for those must-use occasions (like date night) will actually make you appreciate it even more. Stock up on your good essentials for everyday use, but don’t hesitate to hit the makeup counter for some name brand wonder to have when you need it.
Face it. Men can be an asset in the bedroom, but sometimes a little self-indulgence is required. Women need to stop being ashamed of the big O and start exploring your body for the wonder that it is. Break out the vibrator when you have a chance and start touching yourself to see what you like. Not only will this be great for you, but it can also be an asset when you’re in the bedroom with someone else. With so many different types of vibrators and sex toys out there, don’t hesitate to do a little online shopping or research to find out what you may like.
- Cooking Utensils
Whether you’re the world’s worst cook or you love making your way around the kitchen, every woman should have the basics when it comes to kitchen utensils. After all, there’s a lot of stress relief in baking and cooking, and whether you’re doing it for your family or for yourself, it’s nice to rely on a home-cooked meal every now and then.
- Little Black Dress
Whether you’re heading out on a date or taking in the night with friends, a little black dress is every woman’s must. Not only is black slimming, but it can also be paired with some fun accessories, such as a nice clutch, cute shoes, and fabulous necklaces and bracelets. Different dress styles work for different body types, so be sure you find the little black dress that complements your body in the best possible way.
- Hair Products
Putting your hair up in the same bun every day is not what you need to do anymore. Instead, make sure you invest in some hair products, whether it’s a style or some type of product, to help give your hair a new look. With so many great tutorials today, you can even find the look you want and learn how to get that look in a matter of minutes, so you don’t need to add much time to your morning routine.
Every 30-year-old woman is meant to tackle the world in the best possible way, and doing so while having these essentials at the ready can ensure you make people take notice.