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Talk about consumerism, criticize consumerism, talk about niche and fandom specific consumerism, talk about consoom tendencies, collections, hoards and addiction. If you are a consoomer yourself, feel free to talk about it in this thread, same with people who are now reformed consoomers. And if you did get over it, tell us why or how it happened.
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Nona, I have at least 15 different teas in my house rn. Because I like different blends for different moods/seasons/times of day. It's worth it if you drink it! I drink from 1 to 4 cups every day and the variety really makes it special. Certain tea for cold days, certain for warm, strong black in the morning, soothing herbal in the evening. Or even pairing tea to my meals like wine! Classic black is good with sweets, berry tea goes nice with red meat, green (particularly sencha) for rice and seafood!
What bothers me about my tea consumption is that my favourite brand that has all my favourite blends with no viable replacements uses foil packets for every teabag. Teabags are already wasteful, but because I like to switch it up through the day, they're the only solution for me. But the foil drives me nuts. It's not even metal, it's plastic, like a chip bag.
Samefag, but it's only wasteful if the tea is out there in the open, losing flavour and gathering moisture and you don't drink it.
I sometimes get teas I don't like, but my solution is whenever I ship packages or give gifts, include some of my unused teas as a freebie, because I love the idea of the recipient just curling up with a warm mug for my sake (it's not that the teas I don't like are any bad, just turn out to be not my taste)
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I am so glad i dont have money and live in a country with srong limitations to imports, otherwise i would be such a consoomer i love scrolling aliexpress and looking at all the stuff i could buy
I try to brew only loose tea for myself (tea is all I drink besides water), but some of my favorites still come in plastic or foil bags, and I get a lot of tea bags as gifts from well-meaning friends and relatives. The foil and plastic still bothers me, but honestly, when I walk outside and see a trash can full to bursting with people’s Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts cups, I feel a little less bad given that a single tea wrapper is still way less plastic than most single use drinks.
I got some mini washi tins that fit in my purse recently and I love to travel with them, I use one for paper filter bags and one for whatever loose tea I’m into. Maybe it’s smug, but I really do love bringing tea with me places. I never say anything about it because I know I'll sound like an ass, but I do enjoy sipping on my cozy thermos of my favorite cheap organic green tea while my friends wait in line for nine dollar seasonal latte abominations.
Thanks for the advice! I feel like everything is a polyester blend nowadays but I’ll try looking for something that is 100% cotton.>>1733598
Honestly if it was almost any other area I would be fine patching it or even just leaving it alone but I really don’t want to draw attention to my crotch.
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I hate everything that's based on subscriptions. I hate the idea that you're paying for something that could be easily taken away from you for example Netflix pulling shows or Spotify randomly removing shit from their platform.
I prefer to buy stuff on like physical versions like music, movies or games but if a game it's only available digitally or stuff like music or movies, I straight up pirate it. No reason for me to waste money monthly/annually for a service that could take away my favourite stuff just because it feels like it and the thought of losing my games because I don't have space on my console and the store might close down makes my blood boil, plus I want to be free to access my shit without limits/ads/internet anywhere and whenever.
I have a hard drive full of of stuff that I pirated 10+ years ago, like anime, shows, games and music and once I tried to pay like 1€ for a movie on youtube. The movie is gone, it was a matter of 2-3 years. BUT I PAID FOR IT GODDAMN.
I get that these sub-loving brainlets love the thoughts of paying "a little" for a shitton of shows but these people are the first to have a rage fit if netflix announces that they're gonna remove or cancel X show because reasons. Even if I pay a DVD like what, 10€, I know that movie is gonna be with me till I die and if you want to pay even less, just wait until it hits the thrift store shelves, same thing with games or music.
If something doesn't have a physical release, please pirate everything nonnies. Paying Netflix doesn't even support actors kek it's truly the shit.
ayrt and yes I forgot to say that I only pirate stuff if that stuff it's on a major streaming platform, I don't pirate indie stuff, I'm not that scummy but if an artist has physical zines/cds/stuff I always buy them so I can have the copy
My personal rule is that if I really like a show I pirate it and then buy the dvds/blu rays.
Hell I would rather watch it on tv, with a physical release I can pop the phys support anytime but if I have a busy period at work I may pay like 3-4 months of netflix and I won't end up watching shit. Hate that.
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(And yes it has all the features of premium, not just mod features)
Only problem is that sometimes you still get those popups when you first open the app offering you premium discounts but they're just a minor annoyance
fwiw I own one big squishmallow that I got as a present and its pretty comfy to use as a pillow. I can see the appeal of owning one or two big ones as pillows, but not >>1729522
this lunacy. The Dory looks mentally challenged.
I got a big squishmallow as a gift and I honestly don’t know what to do with it. It feels nice and everything but it just takes up too much space. I don’t understand people who have giant hordes of them. >>1729522
makes me feel so claustrophobic
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Do any of you nonnas know of Japanese lingerie brands that sell cutesy stuff? All the brands I've found are either very basic, or trying too hard to be sexy. I want something I can relax around the house in, but still look cute and sensual.
bless you nonny
, spotify is the only subscription i pay for now so i'll have to give this a try
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On this list, fuck Crunchyroll.
They lure you in with "high quality! Immediate subs! Simulcast!" when in reality not only they are shit at subbing anime (they often "clean out" a machine translated text), you only pay crunchyroll. They often hide themselves as a way to stop piracy but they suck out all of the profit to pay like what, 3-4 subbers? Their profit goes to their weeaboo office and rent, they give like 2-3 cents per episode to the actual animation studios. It's always morally correct to pirate anime.
"B-but with p-piracy, anime wont survive!!!"
It survived for 30 years, with a lot of shows going way far the canonical 12-24 episodes per season without the streaming services boom, the quality actually decreased lately because animators can't just do like one ep/week but they have to animate whole 12eps batches so people can speedrun the whole thing on fucking netflix or crunchyroll and make content about it the day 0 it gets out.
Please, do not pay for anime unless it's physical releases, because the actual studio doesn't get shit, what actually matters it's the physical sale, the streaming services don't count, in fact you're only fattening their money hungry bellies. Fuck Disney+ and fuck ShittyRoll. Also buy the manga if you can.
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Anybody else collect vintage novelty stuff?
I've been collecting these ceramic kitchen jars with faces on them for the past few years and have a small curated assortment on display in my dining room. I found out about these from the blog ShiftyThrifting and was immediately charmed, although I'm not sure why, their weird expressions amuse me greatly. Most were made in mid-century England but I've found ones from Japan and America too. Picrel is a "beet poot and friends moodboard" from the blog (I have three of the jars featured here). I like that they're hand-painted and unique (the glaze is too heavy over the lettering on some jars, hence "beet poot" instead of beet root), and that just adds to the charm for me.
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but they look like face urns lol
though they're definitely cuter
1st cucumber could be a reaction pic. 2nd cucumber looks like he stuffed a cucumber horizontally in his mouth. Garlic is so smug, like yeah, I stink, what of it!
Cheezy is me when i eat cheese. What is 7?>>1738485
These are so cute.
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I added a few of my faves to roll for your weird kitchen jar!>>1738071
Nice! I have the onions and celery too, and a similar variation of the pickled onions. They must be easier to find if you're in the UK. I have to buy them off ebay and etsy from overseas. The shipping is expensive enough to limit my consooming to a modest amount.>>1738513
I love cheezy guy too and want to add him to my collection.
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Nta but it's a pig with black spots. The breed name is Gloucestershire Old Spots, or GOS for short. Look at this charming painting of it from Wikipedia.
Here's the method I use for my mom.
You find some nice fabric that is the same colour as the pants (I use t-shirt fabric for summer pants and fleece for wintery pants) and you get the same colour thread.
Then you cut out what is basically a pad with bigger wings (sorry for the imagery) and you sew it zig-zagging the stitch across the entire patch (not actual zig-zag stitch, just the straight one in a pattern over the entire patch), the IMPORTANT part is that you sew the patch on the inside of the pants. You put it on the inside and just stitch it on like that. With a similar colour it helps the worn-out transparency really well and it's barely even noticeable unless you spread your legs and someone stares at your crotch intently.
Buying a house in entirely impossible, be realistic. I've checked that with my banker who told me I have a lot of money for someone my age who's single and he told me to consider buying but the interest rates at the time were way too high. Right now if I have to buy a place I would have to go to the countryside but then I would have no job opportunity whatsoever, but the interest rates will probably get lower soon according to some estimates, it depends on a lot of things and on some law where I leave that forces landlords to do construction work to make their places less polluting so they will all try to get rid of their 2nd, 3rd, etc. houses for cheap to avoid paying for construction work and repair.
>Stop being a leech to your parents now that you found a job.
My parents don't want me to leave. They're begging me to stay. I haven't found a place yet because rent has been way too high and my salary was shit until I got promoted last month and even when I was younger they ruined many opportunities that could have changed my life for the best just so I wouldn't get enough money to leave when rent prices were still normal.>>1753787>they’re in that awkward position where they make enough for small fun things but not nearly enough to realistically buy a house any time soon.
That's exactly it. All my friends and coworkers are like this for now, the economy is too fucked, salaries tend to not be adjusted to make inflation less terrible.
Based and wholesome>>1757956
Thrifting varies wildly depending on the area, I've been to areas where everything is beat up cheap and old, and then in wealthier areas the thrift stores are full of fantastic solid wood furniture, nice vintage clothes, good glassware. but the quality overall has definitely dropped since the depop Era, I remember thrifting in high-school when it wasn't that popular and finding some genuinely amazing stuff. Now there's so many resellers… luckily I live in an old people area so the thrift stores aren't as picked out and have some great items
me too. I'd rather pay off my mum's mortgage than someone elses. we hang out, cook for each other, otherwise leave each other to our own devices. I've lived with roommates up until now and I'd never go back tbh. I like knowing my cute mum is home safe and cosy and I can keep an eye on her in this weird neighbourhood. I also like baking for her or just doing upkeep around the house for her. all that goodness and love goes toward the person who sacrificed so much just to give me a good life, I'd always rather my efforts went towards her than anything or anyone else in the world.
it's really helped curb the spending habits too cause I like to save a bit and treat her as a surprise or at least have something put away if something goes wrong with the house.
the whole "you're ____ and live with parents?!" is so antiquated and yeah consoomery. community and family matters more, I don't need trinkets. shame it took me so long to realize.
tl;dr invest in your mum not funkos
It’s completely stupid as well because you’re leaving your parents to fend for themselves. Like people rather have their parents be stuck in nursing homes and have them sign away everything of value their parents have rather than just live with them. I mean I understand moving out if your parents are abusive
or something but otherwise multigenerational households should be the norm.
livin' the life nonnie
. i love my mother very much and would gladly take her in and take care of her, but my violent SF and neet drug addict sister would come with the package. i'm definitely willing to take in my partner's family though when they retire. grandmas being lonely and children coming back from school to an empty home is so sad.
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I wonder if you live in the same country as I do, if you do: convince a friend to let you drive around with their car and a learners plate, it removes the pressure of having to pay more for lessons and you get more practice in.
My driving teacher was trying to get me to pay for more lessons too, but I ended up just practicing more and passed the practical exam the first time around. I get that you don't need a car where you're at right now, but having a drivers licence is just one of those things that's generally useful to have, especially in emergencies. Driving someone to an appointment or to the hospital, transporting heavy things, moving, getting somewhere fast, getting somewhere in a storm, visiting a place with bad public transportation, transporting a pet ect.
what in the cheap aliexpress garbage?
these scoop videos are so fascinating to me. they're worse than haul videos but at the same time i wish they were haul videos because you can get all of this for cheap from aliexpress/wish. instead people pay like one hundred bucks for someone to give them their aliexpress haul at random.
>>1766018>this "big order" was pretty expensive
i checked her website. one of those kawaii scoops (like in the video) is 32 dollars, or 42 dollars if you want it to be filmed. idk if the person who ordered this paid the film fee once or eight times, but if we assume that she paid once it's 266 dollars for all the junk in the video. if she paid the fee 8 times it's 336 dollars. this is especially painful because all this junk in the video is maybe 100 dollars max from aliexpress.>>1766023
someone in the comments said that the scoops are great for those little goodie bags you give out at kids birthday parties. but if that's the case you might as well buy all this stuff yourself from the local dollar store instead of ordering it from some tiktok "small business".
uhh, so you're saying that once people move out and see how great it is, then it's obvious they'd never want to move back in with their parents as opposed to being ignorant of how great it is where of course they'd continue to just live with their parents?
doesn't help your argument
less sperging about how appropriate it is to move out young, more consoom videos
why the fuck does she need five of everything??>>1768187
i don't even get the video, like what's the point of making a mini coffee?
actually I need the mini coffee setup immediately >>1768195
the point is to drink a cute little mini coffee!!
I mean I think stuff like this is cute but I would never actually want it in everyday life? I guess I just feel the same way about a lot of aesthetic
things in general.
sorry nonnas, i still can't get over the stupidity of scoop orders… retardation warning for annoying asmr sounds. this person is selling randomized self defense items.
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I'm tired of Funko Pops.
It's not because they're ugly or cheap, to me is a bigger problem: at least where I live in Europe, they FLOODED comic shops. Even Funko Pops who aren't from comics/shows. Let's start by saying that I'm a weeaboo since the eraly 2000s so comic shops were my safe place and they were only about comics, the shelves got replaced by Funko Pops and the comics got put on piles on the ground and this is because funko collectors are cultish, lunatics fuckers who check every dent and every minor thing on the boxes and wont buy a 15usd figurine if the box is ruined, so the comic shop owners had to replace and rethink all of their spaces in favour of this plastic shit. Comics and mangas are much more delicate than them, if we're talking about it, and they put on the fucking ground, they also lowered the standards for the figurines and they're seen as an investiment, the average collector thinks like "Oh yes if I can keep this in pristine condition I can sell it for a fuckton of money later!"
Not even funko fans like funkos, they're playing an elaborate buck game.
I'm sad because during these years, the concept of "nerds" has been reshaped, from being an actual nerd with niche interest to everything that right now is classified as entertainment. People are calling themselves nerds just because they binge watch Netflix shit. Call me immature, a gatekeeper, an austitic, don't care, I don't like seeing people bitching about the condition of funko pops, which are kept in boxes anyway, complaining about minor misprints, meanwhile I have to fetch my stuff from the floor, in the same store and I pay more than them.
I wish Funko would open their own Funko Stores, they have the money for that, and leave our fucking spaces alone, I weep everytime I enter a videogame/comic store and I see the walls and walls of funko pops and squishmallows and loungefly shit….we needed to gatekeep more.
I don't buy from them. Even if it's difficult, if I see that a comic shop sells Funko, I do not buy anything. I know that without them they would close down, but they need to do better and not get fucked in the ass by the new, american, consoomeristic shit.
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i feel the same, where i live too these soulless things took over so many nerdy stores and it’s horrible. i hate western merchandise like funkos and the stuff they sell at hot topic. the t-shirts are ugly pngs slapped on the tee for a quick cash grab. i heard they have even been stealing art. atleast try to design something fun and cute, they have the revenue for it but never do.
on the topic of this, i feel like yootooz are the next funkos. they are literally the same shit repackaged, ugly vinyl figures mass produced and look the same. kek at picrel
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There's something about western-made anime merch that seems uncanny to me. I don't know if I fried my brain too much around anime when I was a kid but I can instantly see when something is designed in the west and tries to mimic the "kawaii" style, it always comes off as weird because it's a different type of thing and it clashes terrible with the classic, comic book looking of the west, so the final design it's terrible. That being said, I don't get why someone would want a Miku thing from an american company, just buy a figure or a plush that's actually designed/made in japan, most of the times it's also cheaper with a better quality…https://youtooz.com/collections/hatsune-miku
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it looks like the plushes are trying to come off like the sega ones but it doesn’t work because they are actually cute and not freaky looking. the uwu mouth throws me off so bad oh my god. they horribly failed at trying to make it cute. and the jenny x hatsune miku collab makes me so sad, i can see actual cute merch coming out of this collab. if only it wasn’t youtooz and handled by a japanese company. like you said they are so much better quality and designed nicer. i wish there were more imports of anime stuff than companies trying to make their own shit because it sucks
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I’m the same, I’ve been able to tell if someone was Western designed since I was a kid too. Always something off. Not just chibis and merch but fanart too. It’s harder to tell with the latter nowadays though.
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Made me think of picrel.
japanese merch has usually minimalistic faces and that's what makes it cute, western merch looks like shit because they think "oh anime means whacky expressions and style!" and they overdue it, completely missing the point that yes, anime is very stylized but only in specific contexts. Hell, even Squishmallows are cuter than this. "Let's just put a big smile and ^_^, anime works like this!" and it's so pathetic looking because you don't need to be a weeb to understand this, you just need to look at anime for what, 2-3 hours? It's a very simple style and yet these companies fail horribly,as I said it's pathetic.
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Their SpyXFamily shit is also horrible. Looking like deviantart fanarts when kids start to learn by copying manga expressions.
i don't mind wanting only pink items but replacing perfectly good items for "cuter" versions is… weird. i hope she didn't throw the older ones away and instead gave them to a friend or family member.
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If you wanna have a kawaii kitchen you don't need pink utensils in every drawer. Pink utensils dipped in sauce or stew looks really unappetizing and makes me imagine the smell of burnt plastic.
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now kawaii stun guns is a thing I could support
Obviously she's just doing it for the video, but the idea of someone taking all this bullshit with them to just leave the house is fucking hilarious.
I kind of get some of the stuff, like the hygiene products because what if you shit outside and don’t want to just wipe with toilet paper? And the toothbrush makes sense too, also the makeup if you really want to keep it neat at work since in most places you’re expected to wear it.
I don’t get the perfume though, unless you stink and sweat a lot and even then it’s better to just call it a day and go back home to take a shower, specially since it’s a perfume and not a toilet water thing.
I guess she likes louis vuitton more
This type of designer stuff is honestly hideous to me.
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>she has an entire fucking room of plastic travel sized crap
I saw red, nonnie
. What a raging idiot. Just use looseleaf, it's higher quality and stop wasting plastic!
Sorry for blogposting but I just want to share that I read a book about hoarding called “Stuff” by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. It’s pretty damn good but it also mentions a PBS special from the nineties called Affluenza. I think the term has changed a bit since then but it focuses on consumerism and overconsumption. The website is from 1998 but it’s still up, which is kind of neat to see:https://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/home.html
The doc itself is here, I’m going to watch it sometimehttps://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-623bkd4j
you don't need it stop using words without understanding their meaning you sound like a brainless bimbo in a teen movie. Hope you're embarrassed. So sick of idiots invading your consoomerism free spaces you act like a troon>>1765954
wtf is kawaii about any of that ? is it because it's pastel ? 3 nail brushes ? straight to landfill
This bitch is the final boss of tiktok consoomerism I swear. She's a self-confessed spending/shopping addict, and apparently she's in therapy for it but does a $500 haul several times a week. She got herself into debt buying plastic crap when she already has enough plastic crap to make a new island in the middle of the ocean.>>1769792>>1770324
I'm so glad I'm not the only one that got annoyed about that kek. Loose leaf tea tastes better and imo it lasts longer. I buy a 250g bag of my favourite loose leaf and store it in an airtight tin and it lasts me for months. Also, why would you buy a tea strainer if you use tea bags? How pointless.
I glanced at her other videos and even though there is some evidence she lives there, it reminds me so much like one of those staged Chinese "houses" where they use all the different gadgets before their husband comes home from 20y abroad or whatever. (actually I miss those vids.)
Could it all be an elaborate set for selling this shit?
She's "decluttering" but what good is that when you only get rid of a couple of items and then buy five more the very next day? OT for this thread but she also overshares to the extreme. Her daughter is in a full body cast at the moment after having surgery on her hips, and she keeps filming her for no reason during haul videos or whatever. I feel bad for her daughter.
I feel like LOL dolls started this whole "unboxing experience" for toys. The toy itself is boring and honestly ugly but the point is to unwrap single use plastic. This whole plastic oven is going straight to the trash, it's too small for a kid to use and way too big for dolls. And it cost like 40 bucks wtf
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AAAHHHH EVERYTHING IS SO USELESS!!!!
Sorry to make another post, but has to be the least economical garlic crusher i have ever seen in my whole entire life, it's actually embarrassing to try to shill it. Serving it on those shitty baby plates was the icing on top.>>1769744
Going with an all pink theme is not inherently bad, but that would have meant waiting around for the right items to show up, not exactly in line with the instant gratification these people crave when they waste their money on things they don't need.>>1769492
I'm irritated by how much space that funkos take up as well as the fact that they literally just make them of the most random characters for the most normie shows as seen in your pic. They have to be sitting on the shelves for months. That's space that could have been used to display actually nice figures or more comics preferably. I've never seen anyone ever buy or browse the funk section in my life, i'm convinced it's just a small minority single handedly keeping them in business.
I went into the gamestop I grew up going to for the first time in probably 12 years last month with my mom while we were waiting for our takeout order in the chinese place in the same plaza. I was genuinely shocked at how sad it is in there, literal t-shirt racks and walls of shit with a small emphasis on video games.
sage for blogpost
imagine going to all that trouble and expense instead of just buying a lit display cabinet for your tacky bags. i think i would scream if i had to routinely charge and set up that many things just for a display (also hope she's just one of those tv in every room people, because if i walked into my friend's living room and saw that i'd have to say something)
do they want to make their houses look like a shop because of associating the endorphin rush from making a purchase to the aesthetic?
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When you were growing up, did you feel like a lot more adults had collections? I remember going to my friend's house and her mom had a cow room (which was her office but it had a bunch of cow knick knacks and cow wallpaper) and my other friend's house had a frog themed bathroom. But neither of them were from the packages you can just buy on amazon now, but instead were individual pieces, usually thrifted. Now everyone just buys the pre made sets and it looks really cheap and tacky.
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I hate this trend of eating shitty food off of kawiwi lead filled aliexpress dishes that plagues the app. Wtf is even the point, giving yourself more dishes to wash?
Unless you live in a tiny studio idk why they always eat full meals at their desk.
We're all on our screens 24/7 so it's worth using the table/chair/counter space you paid for and maybe get some fresh air by a window or something.
It just reminds me of when I went full bedroom hermit mode and would feel like shit all the time
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Nonnies is it bad that I'm kind of jealous of these type of girls? The aesthetic ones who like kpop and decorate their room in pink Sanrio. I'm the opposite of that and I blame myself for not being good enough like them, like I'm missing out of something. I'm really not like that and yet I feel retarded for not being it
Ngl anon I think the aesthetic is kinda ugly and there are plenty of other ways of making your setup looking cute and ~aesthetic~ .
What I hate the most about all these rooms is that they all have the exact same things in it and it’s hard to tell them apart.
You're not retarded for feeling a bit of FOMO about this sort of stuff, in some ways it is posted as being 'aspirational' content to show off someone else's life. Also they display a level of personal and financial freedom that some viewers might lack and envy– I don't want a lurid pink sanrio hellscape room or my home to be set up like a department store, but I would like to live on my own and be free to unleash my own aesthetics and interests as I see fit (terrariums and planted aquariums are my thing, for example).
(off-topic to your post, but I'm so tired of the 'bisexual lighting' (as a lot of people call it) like in your picrel that everyone has now if they do video content)
also why do all the women in these videos have those gaudy nails? I get that some people like them for whatever reason, but it's interesting that it seems to be a trend across the clips posted
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Somebody posted about this thing a few days ago, but it must have been deleted. I thought it was just a shittier EZ Bake oven, but it's a 1 foot tall plastic oven capsule for a blind box toy. The kit comes with a wad of play doh and a mold, and makes an animal-shaped bun to stick in the oven, then it heats and drops the plush out of a trap door, and dumps the play doh somewhere. It doesn't say whether there's an electric heating element or it uses Hot Hands tech. Just so fucking wasteful all around.
EZ Bake is fucking terrible, too. Never get one for a kid, it's the worst gift. An adult has to watch the kid like a hawk, it's a fire hazard, they can still get burned, it's a PITA to clean, and no parent in the history of mankind has ever bought the refill cake mixes, so you're paying $40 for 4 shitty cupcakes. And then the thing will just sit around in a closet for years being a sad reminder of pure disappointment and learned helplessness.
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I’ve been thinking about this pos all day. It makes me think of this similar wasteful ugly plastic thing called a Wuv Luv I wanted soooo bad as a kid. I speedran it to get the baby to pop out as fast as possible then remember thinking “that’s it?” and never played with it afterwards. Thankfully I don’t remember having toys I didn’t like or play with other than this, and it made me realize even as a kid that expensive gimmick toys are terrible. I will never ever get my kids ugly Walmart plastic shit like this.
We can't have plastic straws but I'm 100% sure kids toys produce more total plastic waste. A lot of these new toys come with a ton of single use plastic meant to be thrown away. But of course there are no campaigns against this because no company wants parents to stop consuming their shitty plastic toys.
Like this shit, you're meant to pull out all the plastic hair to reveal the same doll in a new color.
it really does seem like they shit these people out of a factory somewhere kek they all have the same items, same fake nails, use the same music for their videos, etc. it's really bizarre, sometimes I wonder if these people are even into anime/manga besides whatever flavour of the month thing is popular and genshin i know it's a chinese game but it's popular with weebs
or care about japanese culture beyond "uguuuu kawaii pastel pink sanrio" junk
yeah I know I'm preaching to the choir, but it really does seem like an just an external aesthetic to these people. i don't even think they watch anime, it's all a performance. also all of the food is just mcdonalds or disgusting sugary crap with hello kitty on it. i don't even think the non-lardasses eat the candy bowls after filming
reminds me of the whole ""animecore"" figure trend during lockdown. they all hunted down the same figures, as if they needed other people on TikTok to label something as ""animecore"" first in order to like it.
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Can confirm on boomers being money wasters. The one at my job has a Xmas tree in every room of her house and changes the “theme” every year.
Disney adults are peak consoomers. I don’t understand why they spend so much on Disney when they could go almost anywhere else for that cost
It's terrible and wasteful to sell a toy deliberately for that purpose.
But I had a bad habit of picking the hair off my stuffed animals and rubbing it into little balls with my fingers when I was a kid, picked a whole oscar the grouch stuffed toy bald..
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She said in the comments of the video it is IKEA's PAX wardrobe. The pull out trays likely also come from there.
Everyone and their grandma is trying to become an influencer on Tiktok. Can't have shitty old family heirlooms getting in the way of the aesthetic, you'll never get followers if you have a shred of personality!
Also I'm aware that ornaments break or get lost over time especially if you move a lot and that the point of those ball ornaments is to basically pad out the tree. But the price for ornaments nowadays is insane, and all the ones that aren't plain color coded balls are ~lel kwerky~ and fugly. I don't want to spend my money on a badly airbrushed bedazzled hot dog ornament. I've never met anyone who buys those ornaments or seen anyone use them online. Somehow they're still everywhere and getting uglier each year.
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I just checked the asian beauty subreddit after someone made a post about Chinese indie makeup and the amount of consoomerism gave me a headache. I understand that many people have had good results using asian/korean skincare products but the amount of posts with hauls containing more than 6 products is weird. The korean skincare industry really popularised over-indulgence with the "10 step Korean skincare routine" and the sheer amount of toners, serums, lotions, essences and tonics is nauseating. Especially coming from the euro skincare subreddit, it gave me a huge whiplash.
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>>1776121>all the ones that aren't plain color coded balls are ~lel kwerky~ and fugly
I know what you mean. I had the replace my mini tree ornaments this year, I went to Walmart a few days ago, and almost half the mini assortments on the shelf had decapitated unicorn head shapes in them. That has nothing to do with Christmas, and surely the unicorn fad is dead by now. And all I could think of is the unicorn head murder from Dr. Phibes.>>1776562
I would never buy skincare from a Chinese brand, or any dinky 3rd world nation without consumer protection. They're bad about putting mercury and other toxic
metals into skin lightening creams.
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>>1774418>I'm stuck being poor, unfeminine, tomboyish. It feels as if I'm missing out.
Nonie please, I understand completely where you're coming from because I was in the EXACT sams position as you. I saw all these videos and photos of girls have these incredible bright pink pastel rooms and desktops, with lots of anime figures, sanrio, pretty and cute PC accessories and the whole razer pink keyboard, mouse and headset and it always made me feel like I wasn't girly and feminine enough. It made me look down on myself and consider myself less of a feminine girl because I had none of that, nor the money to buy it.
Please remember that these people post their rooms online as a way to showcase an abstract "ideal", heavily influenced by trends and indulged in mindless consumerism. You do NOT need a ton of plastic crap to be feminine or have a girly room. You can make a beautiful living space for yourself that will make you feel way more fulfilled if you take your time and realise all the crap we see online isn't an accurate view of reality, our perception has been skewed by social media as it has become a space for people to one-up eachother or to circlejerk.
If you feel like you want to make your room more girly and on a budget, you can always look for some pastel duvets, cheap fairy lights, some art prints, plushies, even a cute tapestry to hang on your wall. I used to go gather flowers bouquets and tape them on my wall to make a cute flower collage. Take it step by step and give your own spin to your room. I promise you you're more than worthy to have a beautiful room, you are girly enough and no amount of cheap AliExpress tat will take that away from you. Don't let consumerism and over glorifying of an internet microtrend to define you so harshly.
The Christmas stuff is the one that gets me, they didn't even wait til after Halloween like usual for all the crap to flood into the shops this year. They are even selling Christmas food right now, I saw Christmas cakes the other day that expire before December, let alone Christmas day. It's nuts.
And Halloween stuff is still trying to be flogged at half price, which will likely be dumped eventually from noone buying it. >>1776121
We have one goofy orange dinosaur bauble on our tree just cos when I first saw it it just spoke to me but he's been on our tree for like 10 years now. I wouldn't buy stupid ones every year.
I used to be on that sub but I had to stop because it was getting ridiculous. People were throwing out their entire skincare just to buy new skincare even though they didn't even know yet if the new skincare would work for them. Buying entire "hauls", irritating their skin to shit cos they didn't bother introduce slowly then asking what MORE products they needed to fix everything. And yeah I'll be that sperg about sheet masks. Single use skincare should be banned.
Why the fuck would you put Chinese makeup on your face idk. I suspect half the reason why these people don't just go to a local makeup counter/shop is the pretty packaging of some of the Asian brands.
I picked up some useful tips from the sub but yeah the consoomerism is unbearable, people just buy for the sake of buying. But I think lot of skincare subs are like that? The obsession over looks goes really far too, I mean I also would like to avoid blemishes or wrinkles but people on Reddit act like your value as a woman is just extinguished if you get a single wrinkle. It makes me sad because I'm genuinely interested in skincare from a scientific approach, but all the subs are full of people who are neurotic about it and acting like you NEED to be getting tretinoin and botox.
I wish it were possible to just have a chill group swapping tips, but instead it's people who blow all their money on 50 bottles that take up all the space.
Ouch, my endocrine system>>1776599
I stopped going on because it gave me a pathological fear of the sun. I just use biore face wash and eucarin as moisturizer, mineral sunscreen. Works fine, I'm convinced half the products are a waste of money. I still don't know what aha does and why I bought so much of it
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This is a room I would've loved as like a 7 year old but I don't understand why an adult would want this. In another image she mentioned that her entire collection takes up 3 rooms in her house….
DONT DO THIS. Like I'm a big fan of OG spongebob and I would love having a little corner. This is cringe but he is sort of my comfort character>>1777935
Holy shit he has more rooms like this? Had no idea I only watched the spongebob one. Having one room is autistic enough but MORE? wow
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Samefag I finished the spongebob room video and in the end he got an actual nickelodeon sign the company used at some point. I know his collection is a flex but this…
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brb, have to go to set up a sniper corner in the children's section to protect the Ikea sharks from degenerates
Please don't nonny
. I love sharks too, sharks have existed for millenia before trannies, love your shark and don't hide it
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I remember when it was mostly a thing on tumblr where people posted the sharks in funny and creative settings, then troons started treating it as ”trans culture”.
some candle retardation
this woman really is a consoomer of everything… if it exists, she consooms.
ofc she also consooms these retarded stanley cups and its knockoffs.
i think a lot of these consoomer women are libfems at best and fall right into the "makeup/plastic surgery/fake lashes/fake nails is empowering/self care" trap so they consoom pink shit like crazy because hyperfemininity is empowering and feminist and there are sooo many icky butch tomboys out there (aka regular women who don't spend their entire money on these things) who demonize the poor hyperfeminine women, wahhh.>>1780403
she was featured here a few times already so low hanging fruit i guess kek but she's a shopaholic for reals. she posts therapy shit about trusting the process mixed with a ton of hauls. her fans eat it up and act like she's making sooo much process even though she's constantly going back to square one by buying so much garbage.
all this in just 3 years?
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How come consoomer women always have boyfriends/husbands that look like this? Always with the receding hairlines and terrible beards. I'm surprised he's not fat.
The funniest thing is that she posts all the time about having problems in her relationship and how upset she is about it. Just fucking leave him kek he's ugly and he's causing you stress. What's the point in fighting to keep him around?
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>>1780528>i’m just trying to do what he put me here to do
Pop out babies for some guy who doesn’t like you?
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she's not ok, she looks like this to me
For some toys, there's sort of a "code" for parents to know which toy is in the box. For example, the outer packaging being a different color. Not all companies do this, but the ones that do certainly save parents and kids from disappointment. >>1776562
I was in high school when K-beauty started gaining popularity (I'm mid-twenties now) and I remember buying so many products to get "perfect, bright, glowy skin". In hindsight my skin was fine, but like other nonnas have mentioned, my skin started getting acne from using all the products. I bought what was hyped up and what looked cute. So many people go on about how Korean beauty is "better" and "more advanced", however sooo much of it is full of irritating ingredients like fragrance or ferments that can cause even more problems. I still use some things, but it's not the be-all-end-all of skincare like some of these fanatics think.
I used to be a beauty consoomer and that was one of the worst consooming habits because i ended UP throwing alluring of it out because the skin care destroyed my skin barrier and male my skin worse and the shitload of hair creams/treatments/shampoos/conditioner that i bought ended up irritating my scalp, damaging m hair and causing hair loss.
I also have chemical-traction alopecia now so that sucks. The scarred follicles did not regrow. Thankfully i have thick hair follicles so the lack of hair is not that noticiable. It's ironic because the reason why i started consooming hair care in the first place was because i wanted my hair too grow faster or for my hair to be more manageable because everyone kept telling me how my naturally frizzy hair looked unkempt.
That has been my beef with the AsianBeauty sub since 2016. I used to be very active there and it's always been new releases, hauls and questions from people who don't know how to read. Every other comment has been the same "omg my wallet" "omg NEED" for almost a decade, just a different hype product each month. Etude and Biore sunscreen used to be it, then Papa Recipe masks, now it's just Rom&nd and Round Lab.
I got into many internet fights because people bought too much stuff that inevitably expired and I called them wasteful. They always say the same thing "let people have fun". No. Suffer.
>>1780418>i think a lot of these consoomer women are libfems at best and fall right into the "makeup/plastic surgery/fake lashes/fake nails is empowering/self care" trap so they consoom pink shit like crazy because hyperfemininity is empowering and feminist and there are sooo many icky butch tomboys out there (aka regular women who don't spend their entire money on these things) who demonize the poor hyperfeminine women, wahhh.
I'm tomboyish and I like pink, but could never imagine myself consuming pink shit like they do. It's fine in a sweater or a pencil case, it's insane when they surround themselves with pink shit 24/7 all around their house and work space. To each their own I guess, but I feel like these girls are never satisfied and need to make everything pink. Consooming obsessively with the goal of hyperfemininity is so dumb>>1780402
Honestly I wish more things came in orange, it's a nice color.
Still women though>>1780966
If they're prize figures, just sell them for like $10 each or bring them to your local goodwill. If they're scales, sell them for $70-90 each.
Well I really want to donate them to someone who would enjoy them, don’t really wanna sell them. Thanks anyway
>>1780986>everyone kept telling me how my naturally frizzy hair looked unkempt
So true. Hair products are also shilled, especially when it comes to frizzy hair. >Buy all these products and follow this method to have frizz-free hair! >You actually have wavy/curly hair, buy all of these products to define it! >Frizzy hair is unkept and ugly, don’t you want sleek and smooth hair?
It gets as bad as those 10-step skincare routines. I’ve learned to live with it and if I feel like having smoother hair, I’ll just straighten it. It’s too much effort and money to try to “control” my hair texture. Also I’m kinda lazy kek.
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I saw these bags posted in another thread and now I want to buy something dirt cheap to mimic it
these people act like their shit smells better because they're not buying things everyone is buying and instead saving pennies to travel to some cliche location they most likely would find in their country or continent for cheaper but it's not that popular place you know. and buy overpriced tourist trap shit. not gonna even mention trust fund babies and influencers who travel several times an year.>>1781330
if you're going to italy (or elsewhere) once or twice in your lifetime this is not about you
nta but you really are so annoying.
Plastic shit sitting around creates waste. Yeah you will say “muh jet fuel” but at least people will remember a vacation more than whichever funko pops they had in 10 years.
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I understand what you mean, it definitely comes off as throwing money around as a way to substitute having a personality. I don't give a rat's ass about the normies who take a family trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, I'm thinking of the holier than thou, rich white Westerners who constantly go on overpriced vacations and have the most vapid, tourist-trap experiences and then act like they're so enlightened. So many of them have a white savior complex when they go to non-European countries, and it's especially annoying when their cute little touristy attractions come at the expense of the marginalized people they claim to care so much about. See: all the Hawaiian natives begging tourists not to come, but people care more about pretty beach photos for Instagram.
that's exactly what I'm talking about. thanks for articulating it more properly.>>1781413
I don't think every person who buys things online is a hoarder like the people posted itt either so you can calm down.
Not the original anon, I'm the one who mentioned Hawaii, but I think the focus on "consoomer" tourists isn't about the people who go to timeless historical and cultural landmarks like the Sistine Chapel, but more about the types of tourists who flood destinations that become trendy overnight due to TikTok and other social media. It's like this anon said >>1781342
with the American woman who wanted to see Bali, we all know that woman and 90% of the other tourists going there have zero interest in the local culture and history and just want to mindlessly go and shit up the place, completely fucking over the local residents so they can spend the entire vacation on their phone making sure that all their followers know how cool and well traveled they are.
I don’t do that and I’m not mad, I’m simply sitting on a bus replying on lolcow, coming home from the thing I like to do which is go to concerts but I guess thats consooming to you since I do it a lot huh. >>1781443
You can read those women’s minds? I don’t know anything about Bali but could it be possible they just want to go to an exotic beach
replying on lolcow(replying on lolcow)
if you dont give a shit about consooming and dont want to criticise it why the fuck are you even doing in this thread? >>1781465
disney oriented everything seems very consoomer aligned but disney adults who go to disneyland several times an year are out of their minds.
Why? It’s fun. The community is fun, the atmosphere, talking to everyone fan and band afterwards, and of course hearing LIVE music. Idk what we are supposed to spend money on if simple experiences are consoom.
replying on lolcow >>1781471
I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as other stuff, unless you’re using it to have content for social media. If you always post it on insta or wherever then consoom level jumps up immediately.
But culture around music in general is really consoomy. a lot of people constantly consume music to the point of minor dysfunction or to cope. A lot of people spend tons of money on paraphernalia or shit like record players and records just for the aesthetic. And for these people what bands you are into often dictates what clothes and other shit you consoom in order to look cool and “different”
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I went with my friend to Disney Sea when we were in Japan and it was the biggest waste of 9,800 yen I've ever spent. They had the ride queues on an app, which didn't even work that well because we had bad signal, the food was shit, and all the gift shops had were those Duffy and Friends plushies. ALL of the stores. I thought Disney Sea was supposed to be like Epcot but Epcot is 100x better than this. At least they have country-appropriate food and shop junk. At Disney Sea, it didn't matter if you went to the Arabian Coast or somewhere else, all you could get was flavored themed popcorn (incredibly boring and overpriced) and Duffy stuff. Trash.
So TL;DR: I judge everyone that goes to Japan and its Disney parks. It's ass. Peak consoom.
If you really want to, leave your discord or email on the friend finder thread! I've been looking for new penpals and I would love to send you something too in return nonny
. Or if you're not sure just don't add your address, but I have no problem giving you mine, I have friends from here that I've given my address to before
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Nonnas I cannot help but love Wedgwood Christmas ornaments. They're so beautiful but I could never pay that for a single thing let alone a ball to sit on a tree for at most 2 months
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I don't think I could decide which one to get, they are all so beautiful
Go for the one that you can store the best without any part breaking, and that way it'll last longer>>1781565
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You're meant to talk me out of it not into it!>>1781565
I would fight to the death over my $80 Christmas ornament
Look it's a teapot how cute is it
this is super cute, but I would go for >>1781547
instead because it looks more traditional and christmas-like
You're right, if I were to get one it would be that one>>1781603
Wedgwood stuff is expensive, its porcelain and a name brand. I wish there was a knock off version, if it was $20 I would probably get all of them honestly
I actually just looked into getting a cookie roller and rolling out oven baked clay to make some more "nice" flat ornaments. Probably wont bother this year but maybe next year I could do it as a project.
I like making stuff lol
This is cute>>1781652
Simbad has amazing animatronic work though, and that's unique to the Disney Sea park. Not everything has to be a thrill ride, that's the difference between a theme park and an amusement park. A lot of the rides are improved from the originals, the comparisons look nice to me. I don't think most people care about this and only go to parks to consoom though. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't care either, I just think there's merit behind the people who worked on the rides. I don't care about the souvenirs or food much, I don't even like Disney as much as other people do to begin with kek.
fuck I already love jasperware stuff (have a few pieces that I inherited) but this is so cute! (the others too, and the teacup & saucer that matches the teapot)
guess I know how I'm decorating when I'm a millionaire kek
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I know SuperRaeDizzle had a snow thread at one point in time and she hasn't changed at all since then. It's almost impressive how stagnant her art has been for so many years, and she's still as bad a consoomer as ever. I know influencers get sent a lot of supplies as well, but young artists follow in their footsteps and end up with these massive collections of things they never use.
There's something that bothers me more about art supply hoarding when it's hundreds of low quality, dollar store tier paints. Spend a week learning basic colour mixing and get a set of twelve or less high quality paints and you'll have most of the paint you'll ever need.
I agree completely. I used to buy the 50 cent apple paints because I didn't feel bad messing up with them but as I got better and they ran out, I replaced them with much nicer quality paints and now everything takes up so much less room.
Also, her result is a has already been done before low quality uninspired mess. Why would you brag about that?
since book consoomerism is always a big topic in this thread
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That video is a couple years old, so not super recent. But in case you were worried she'd become better (either better at art or better at consuming less supplies)… Don't worry, these are all from the past year.
I did the whole "read 100+ books in a year" thing a couple years ago and it's put me off reading that much ever again. I used to finish multiple books a week to keep up with all of the hyped releases on booktube (book youtube) and it was kinda miserable when so many of them were just mediocre to bad and I paid money for them kek. Now I only read a couple a month but I still feel like I'm inadequate as a reader mind you I've read almost 50 books this year
because of how much reading as been commodified and turned into a sport to brag about. People care less about the quality and more about how fast they can get through a book to say they read it and so they can add the book to their "read" shelf on Goodreads and other apps. This is why I feel like there's been such a rise in shitty romantasy type books being published and kindle unlimited indie books getting popular. They're like junk food—they're quick to consume and gives the person consuming them instant gratification.
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It was discussed a while ago in the artsalt thread. I wonder if she resurfaced under a new pseudonym, they were saying she was a south park fanartist larping as a japanese artist now.
Sell them scapled up to a tiktok animecore I'd say price them at least a 100
. Go make that cash nonnie
and good luck on your non consoom lifestyle
I can't imagine why any adult would buy the same colors in multiple Walmart and Dollar Tree acrylic paints. That stuff is shit. The only reasons to buy them are kids, home decorating crafts, or some kind of disposable prop. It's horrible to work with, and the results won't last.>>1780423
It's so pointless to buy shit tons of manga just to read them once, and leave them on a shelf forever. There's no way to buy that many books that fast, and really appreciate them. Assuming any of it is actually decent and not just last year's flavor of the month crap.
one of the best things i've done regarding reading as a hobby is deleting my goodreads account. i wasnt going to because I was afraid of forgetting the titles/authors of books but I bought a small notebook and I write the title, author, and date I completed it along with an entry about how I liked it or if I didn't at all. Getting rid of a rating system (1-5 stars) and not feeling guilty about dropping books I already marked as reading on goodreads helped me really enjoy it again as a hobby and helped me weed out garbage i felt i had to read but didnt really want to.
sage for blogpost
Yeah DisneySea is overrated as fuck. 2.5 hour lines for rides only a child would be enchanted by yet most of the park is teenagers in matching outfits taking pictures of each other.
Japanese people are the biggest consoomers and least sustainable on the planet I swear. Endless anime and character goods being landfilled. The omiyage culture where you have to buy boxes of individually wrapped snacks for your coworkers whenever you go out of town. So much shit that only exists so that you can take a picture of it and post it online.
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Recently I've fallen into a (hand)bag rabbit hole. I've bought like 10 bags in the span of what…3 months? I always cycle between various hyperfixations, I'm lucky to have a small shred of self control and don't get myself into debt buying things I can't afford. But I'm wondering if there's a way to curb my next consoom hyperfixation because I'm tired of all the stuff I'm accumulutating. The stationary and fountain pen phases weren't so bad, but properly storing all the bags I got is a pain kek>>1781290
At least get a Birkin replica that doesn't look like cheap Aliepxress kek
I love how Jane Birkin looks lugging around her bag!
I feel like the concept of decluttering, to a lot of people, means that you get rid of things you're not using currently, which is weird to me as someone who is definitely not rich but also not completely poor I buy things with an intent to use immediately but keep in mind I will use it later if I need it. my thought process is that if I have something I will keep it because I might need someday so throwing away feels pointless unless I already have something that serves that function. like for example I was watching a random person decluttering on Youtube and she threw away a recipe book and said if she ever needs she will repurchase which is even more wasteful than buying it to begin with. so in a way I think my tendency to actually keep things saves me money but it's not hoarding per se because I keep my resources in check and nothing is going unused or have many of the same object. years ago (even before the decluttering trend was a thing, like 2013) I went through a throwing everything away phase because I was moving elsewhere and I wish I kept more things as I find myself rebuying them because I need them.
what I'm trying to say is that if you have a couple of things you use rarely but still save it, don't feel bad for having a small hoard because rebuying things you previously decluttered is even more wasteful. I think a lot of influencers declutter so they can buy more, it's not like they want to live a life with less objects, they're just going to replace them. which to me, feels hypocritical. to me, the point of decluttering is slowing down and/or halting purchases, instead of getting rid of things you already own.
Do you think I could have your credit card information, please? Card number, expiry date and security code. That's all I need. Thanks.>>1783217
I feel like some people declutter to justify buying even more. Some people also think that minimalist is throwing away almost everything they own. And finally some people have heard of Marie Kondo but have never read the part when she advices keeping useful things and what's unwanted for a moment to truly know if it's fine to part away with it.
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I cannot believe people would pay $250 for this. My poor Wedgwood ornament
I can relate, I go into these phases of buying a certain category of things. Books, shoes, perfume, jewelry, etc. I’ve never gone in debt to buy things though and I can at least store it in one place. After watching this woman >>1780390
I’ve realized that I never want to take it this far and I’m going to try to curb the habit.>>1783341
That shade and opacity of yellow makes me think someone popped a zit and it splattered all over that ornament. I had to say it kek
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This reply totally changed the direction it was originally supposed to be about, but here we be:
I just tried finding a recent letter sent to the NYT from a woman who felt guilty after her MIL gifted them a super expensive bag (because they accrue thousands of dollars value and I was going to reply about how this is like maximalist consooming) and using the search engine wound up leading to a bunch of obvious shill articles for brands or articles filled with Amazon affiliate links. It’s so tiresome that EVERY form of media is so hyper focused on consuming. I tried reading an article by Vogue about alcohol consumption going down, figuring it’d be about socioeconomic changes or some shit and it was just about the writer and her friends trying different brands of faux alcoholic drinks. I never thought how thankful I’d be of this site because it’s not coated in ads and I can reply to actual humans that give opinions instead of hollow paragraphs to buy more stuff.
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Ok you win. I LOVE Moky now.
>>1785206>I never thought how thankful I’d be of this site because it’s not coated in ads and I can reply to actual humans that give opinions instead of hollow paragraphs to buy more stuff.
I feel you so much nonnie
, you and the nona who replied to you. I'm especially fatigued by youtube…don't even get video ads and yet youtubers I (for the most part) know and love and then I have to see them come out with videos where the topic they're focusing on is clearly meant to just be a tie-in to the main sponsor of the video, or they find some other way to shill. It's all so exhausting.
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I hate Black Friday. No, I'm not going to spend all day in a too crowded mall just to buy crap (that's probably all made in China or India) that's now on sale. I hate that consumerism.
No lmao there are toys based off the little baby mascot>>1786457
Post caps/deets? Im very curious as I usually only see men collecting anime figures and shit like transformers, I’ve only ever seen young zoomer girls collecting these lately. It’s funny because I remember them being big when I was a teen on tumblr.
I want to hope that most people stopped caring about Black Friday but the companies continue to push it anyway. Earlier this week I had a bunch of emails for early sales and gimmicks like “oh here’s our sale code because it was leaked on social media teehee”
When I was a kid/teen it was such a big deal to go out early on Friday to shop, and then retailers started pushing it with the after-Thanksgiving opening hours. Now everyone is so financially strained it just needs to die. It’s terrible knowing that some people will just get credit cards for this season because they think they need to get gifts and don’t have money
our favorite consoomer who's in therapy for her shopping addiction is at it again
simple as then, kek>>1786772
You've reminded me, another kind of merch I really don't see the appeal in are those tsum tsum things. They're like log-shaped, soft funkos imo and very few characters translate well into the style (tbh I understand figures more than plushies as merch in general, but that's probably just because my favourite characters never translate well into one lol).
Sometimes it feels like if something is simply branded as 'cute' it's enough for some people. Feels like a similar mindset to the 'it pink so must buy' earlier in the thread
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Sorry for the post deletion, my eyes somehow skipped the part where you already mentioned tsum tsums and I thought you wanted to know the name of them. I agree with you, they're basically just Disney's pillowpets.
kek sorry for deleting my own reply (said I knew a girl at uni who had a tsum tsum pyramid taking up a wall of her apartment)
wow, I haven't heard of those in years lol
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nonnies the consoom almost got me. christmas is peak consoomerism time and i'm weak for gingerbread motifs, but I don't need ANY more stuffed animals and despite how cute and soft it is i know once the christmas season is over i won't want it in my house. i can just enjoy the image and maybe doodle a few little gingerbread kitties so i can just enjoy the idea of it.
I used to have a Kylo Ren tsum tsum (I'm a Driverfag and got it as a gift kek) and the material was so uncomfortable. It was too itchy to cuddle with and it pilled really easily. They seem very low quality. >>1787200
The way she attaches sentimental value to the most basic plastic crap is concerning. We all have things that we have emotional attachment to, but it's normally heirlooms, special gifts, or hand-me-downs. I think she has trauma surrounding her daughter's health that she maybe hasn't properly addressed in her therapy, because she keeps a lot
of stuff that reminds her of her daughter, or has her daughter's name on it. The stuff her daughter is going through is awful, and I can't imagine how she feels watching her baby go through that, but her consoomerism is getting worse, not better. I'm one of the original anons that posted her here and I'd like to see her heal.
She had double hip surgery and was in a full-body cast for a little while and currently can't walk. It's very sad. She's definitely always been a mega consumer, but I feel it's been exacerbated by what she's going through. Especially if she's having problems with her moid at the same time.
Samefag because I have a strange fascination with this woman, this is from April 2022. No one needs $1100 worth of Amazon shit, especially all in one go.
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What a horrible moid.
An excuse to spend more money on stupid shit>>1787474
I'm honestly surprised to see anons calling him names when the reason their marriage suffers is likely because he's going into debt supporting her thousands-a-month garbage habit all the while collecting medical debt from their daughters complications. She clearly has no intention of stopping, the problem in this situation is her and she shouldn't be coddled or enabled. This is genuinely pathetic, especially considering her daughter's health concerns, and instead of acknowledging how horrible and selfish this behavior is, some anons are saying "aw well gee it's a coping mechanism because of what her daughter went through". Nah this woman needs a reality check to slap her in the face this is vile. She is pushing them so far beyond their means.
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Because Halloween didn't give you enough ways to blow money on worthless 1-use shit.
The worse the American economy gets, the more disposable and over packaged garbage people buy. It's depressing. Take the kids to a fall festival or something.
>>1787583>It's likely because she's forcing them into debt
How is it likely? The guy could be an abusive
piece of shit or abandoned the family because of the effort it would take to take care of a child with health complications. In no way is one more likely than the other. He married her when she was a consoomer, it's probably because of one of the reasons I listed since she has apparently always been like this according to anon >>1787233
and therefore he married her when he knew she spent a stupid amount of money on frivolous things. She is a retarded consoomer, but it does not mean the ex is not also potentially an asshole.
read what >>1787233
said. i don’t know much about this lady but i assume the kid is fucked up if she had double leg surgery
If he were abusive
, do you really think she'd be out buying thousands worth of garbage please get real
I mean… Im not using caping for moids but i feel like the most likely scenario is he's leaving because his wife has a severe shopping/hoarding addiction and probably a shit ton of credit card debt. I can't really blame him I wouldn't stay in that either >>1787604
This also tho. In the video she's carrying her kid around and cuddling her, sharing smoothies, she seems like a decent and caring mom. It sounds like she's still paying for the kids treatment too
I did and assumed she just had an accident or something, terrible but something she can recover from. But apparently she's dying? If the child had some minor (comparatively) health issues I think the shopping addiction is just a bullshit excuse, it's far more depressing and even understandable if her child is dying and she uses shopping to spoil her and cope. >>1787636
It's not contradictory, people are abusive
in different ways.
>>1787636>An abusive man can't date a consoomer nor vice versa
What even is this logic? They are no longer together and abusers do not display their abusive
behaviour initially. Not even saying the ex is abusive
, just giving an example of a common separation scenario other than the one you tried to posit as the truth. Are you mad because it was pointed out the ex would've known she was a consumer pre-marriage/relationship so it's probably not her consoomer-y behaviour that caused the separation?
Samefag, not to mention supplying the addicted is a method abusers commonly use to keep their victim
with them (actual drugs, sugar daddies do it via consoomer goods/wealth). Just saying the 'obviously they broke up because she's a consoomer reeee' response is retarded and they probably knew she had a problem before getting involved, and it could've been anything like cheating, abuse, shitty child abandonment when things got hard, etc. 'It's complicated' doesn't really imply it.
at this point this woman could have an entire thread kek
I recently watched some videos relating to the subject as I wanted to feel less cluttered in my small living space, but man the vibes on almost all of them were beyond off.
There was this one girl, fieldnotes something, that talked about minimalism and decluttering and everything, about how experiences are important and all that. This was, and I shit you not, while she got the magical opportunity to just kinda.. vibe on a boat with some randos that follow her on youtube for months on end? That was the moment it really hit me that these people often life in a reality beyond my own. Absolutely none of them seem to have any normal jobs too.
fyi there are actually several different anons posting these vids kek. here's a collection i just find weird and unnecessary.
I'm far from a skincare scholar, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like a lot of the times that I see vids like this one the person's skin/face looks like they would benefit more from better diet, drinking, and sleeping habits than a bunch of topical products. I'm sure some of them are great, but as was discussed earlier about the Korean skincare community, too many products at once can fuck up your skin.
(they also remind me of being a little kid and making 'potions' out of random stuff in the bathroom sink/backyard kek)
In some places you get money back for them, but they're usually in a bag and put away somewhere in their kitchen rather than thrown around like this.>>1788036>humiliation ritual
Speak for yourself. You get money back for all bottles and cans, not just alcohol, so no, unless you consider sparkling water and smoothies embarrassing.
While it's true some countries do that, this>>1788005>>1788013
is obviously just showing off how much she drinks because it's "cool" kek. Teens and students usually do this but grow out of it as adults
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mouthwash auto dispensars are a thing now. Mouthwash is already a consoomer item as it is just swish with hot water and salt like everyone else
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Nona, I am the ayrt and I DO have anaemia.
I drunk a lot of tea for almost all my life (I am slavic and the do that shit) and I have also had anaemia for almost all of my life.
When it was particularly bad I had to take supplements and I remember being gutted you can't drink tea with them. But at the time I thought it only messes with the iron pills.
I need to do more research now. But who am I kidding, I can never give up tea.
She's definitely mentioned having a storage unit in the past. Unfortunately I can't find where she mentioned it so I'm dropping this video as compensation. >>1788012
The way it's all arranged by colour looks so bizarre. Like it's all staged for a catalogue or something.
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I've been following this woman's decluttering videos and it's not going well. For every 3-5 items she's going to sell she buys 5 items more. Not to mention keeping empty Starbucks cups which is literal trash. At least she admits she has a problem but most of her followers are people with shopping addiction who followed her for her decluttering videos and at this point her content is just haul videos.
nta but>you must be sheltered because you could figure out how to use a tap as a child
I get that there are shitty parents out there but c'mon kek
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she sells all this stuff(which i know lots of it is sent to her)just to fill her room with more shit i know it
Based on the brands/releases this looks like a fairly recent hoard but I can't imagine trying to navigate this in a year or two without knowing what's expired and crusty. Makeup hoarding is truly the worst to me, a palette can last like two years of daily wear, a lip product can last at least month even if youre one of the people who excessively reapply every few hours. The products people hoard are usually barely different shades. It's truly just the epitome of waste to me.
, this is vividly disturbing yet beautiful. You’re a good writer.
imagine consooming febreze.
Sorry I just noticed she said>Bought this because Tana Mongeu influenced me
But why. Why would you follow her advice
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I love those chinese apartment videos. I know it's also consoomerism or rather thinly veiled advertising but it's a lot more aesthetically pleasing (and entertaining) than the tiktoks posted upthread. Somehow those (usually american) women all love tacky hot pink and shit like they're 2000s Paris or Jersey Shore lol
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i hate that consoomerism has gotten so bad that people think if you like that thing you just have an entire collection of the thing. pic related, i love pompompurin but i'm also a 31 year old woman with a full time job and i don't wanna run around like a tiktok zoomer who just spent her allowance on aliexpress plastic shit. so the only pompompurin stuff i own is a card holder that is currently not in use because my monthly train ticket switched to digital only. i found out about the purin nendo so i caved and preordered it. i'm super excited for it but i made the mistake of telling my zoomer coworker about it. she's now bombarding me with pompompurin stuff - most of it from aliexpress, by the looks of it - which is cute but also i'm not interested in buying every single thing just because a mascot i like is on it? i told her that i'm selective about the stuff i buy because of the aforementioned reasons but she thinks it's weird and replied "b-b-but you LIKE purin so much!" sigh.
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I'm in a Monster High group and I swear a lot of people in this community are some of the most retarded and delusional consoomers out there.
Saw this trade post for a doll set that is 2x the value of this one AND her box is damaged, the op was literally screaming at people in comments for asking if she would add money to the trade or just sell it and put the money towards the dolls she actually wants.
Then they added this edit as if we should all pity her and happily accept her scam offer because muh disability. If you're disabled, on fixed income, and can't even afford to pay your bills maybe don't buy overpriced plastic toys in the first place? JFC
What I never understand about these >>1789250
videos of rooms with a thousand little bottles on display is how in the world is not everything covered in dust, do they give everything a wipe before recording or you just can't see that much detail through the camera? Because we know damn well that half of those products just sit untouched their shelves for months.>>1789717
I like the ones where the husband texts his lazy wife saying he's coming home earlier than planned and she has to clean the whole apartment in under 5 minutes but she manages to save the day with the help of all of her taobao cleaning gadgets.
not everyone in china is a factory worker, dumbass burger>>1789736
it's probably a display apartment/house not her real one. i've seen influencers/youtubers do this, even ones who do stuff like cooking
nta and you're not wrong, but i don't think water quality was what those anons were discussing kek
on the topic of water and consooming though, people who exclusively drink those imported, premium bottled waters irritate me. have a coworker like that and she's also a massive litterer as well, which doesn't help my opinion of it.
I literally don't have any social media nonny
, they're cancer. I come to lolcow for this reason(constant spoonfeeding requests)
im anemic as well and this is true. tea, coffee and cocoa inhibit plant-based (non-heme) sources of iron. if you're vegan/vegetarian or otherwise only getting non-heme iron you need to be mindful of this. the iron absorption inhibition rates are extremely depressing and the effect takes hours to degrade. also, don't forget to consume vitamin c with your iron to increase absorption!!
with heme iron, you only need to worry about calcium blocking your intake.
fr request nonnie
, it has become obnoxious. I don't mind contributing among the rest of the tiktok nonnas but it's not like we are your servants.>I literally don't have any social media nonny, they're cancer.
you can literally search shit like "kawaii unboxing" like vidrel and get similar results until one of us posts something. Stop asking every two days
Seems like the cocomelon zoomies need someone to jingle some keys in front of their face>>1791780
You know you can browse most sm sites without an account?
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>>1791732>I don't have the clock app
and yet you seem addicted to it.
That's not even close to how places throw stuff out, little gets actually gets removed from the shelf because stores will just clearance it until it sells. If it's returns or unsold stock they can't sell even after clearance, they tally it up and ship it back to the manufacturer to get a slight refund. If they did throw it out like this (which they don't) they would be in bundles of old skincare together in a bag, not a curated collection of purses, skincare, candles, and clothes. Tj maxx is also 50% kids toys, homegoods, and and cookware, and that stuff is the stuff less likely to be sold. where the hell is that? You're telling me they threw out a coach bag without even putting a clearance sticker on it? Also most businesses chain their dumpsters, the store I worked at did that even though all we were throwing out was old product displays, there wasn't actually anything valuable in there
agreed nona I go to TKMaxx a lot and I can count on my hand the times where I've geniunely found a high value item at an insane price.
Plus I got talking to one of the cashiers one time and the employees get first claim on anything before it hits shelves kek
someone said books are becoming the new fast fashion on booktok and i think they are right.
Fellow OC nonnie
. This reminded me of all the bad experiences I had going to Disneyland as a child. I remember grown adults, probably in their late 20s-early 30s, pushing me out of the way, on my 7th birthday, to get a pair of Mickey ears during the park's anniversary. My dad ended up pulling me out of the way and telling me we could buy it on the way out when the park closed. I was excited, because I wanted a hat like my dad's from when he was a kid. I watched all of the vintage Mickey Mouse Clubhouse VHS tapes and thought they were the cutest. My family was poor, it was literally the first time buying anything from the park, and the last. We only happened to be there because my mother's childhood friend was a park manager and had extra tickets. Those women, you could tell went to the park often and lived nearby…stereotypical overweight Hispanic girls with bleach blonde streaks over dark brown hair, trading pin lanyard, thick rimmed black glasses, WAY too tight yoga pants, and Starbucks in hand. You only know if you live here.
How do people live with this much clashing pink, especially pastel? I get claustrophobic just looking at it, feels messy and cluttered. Not an ounce of this mass produced crap is "cute." It lacks any of the charm of original Sanrio or the eclecticness of the early 2000s when Emo/Goth/Scene was relatively trendy.>>1791888
I can't imagine the shipping costs for those single serve snacks, especially the ramune. Seeing an entire box and bubble wrap for a $3 drink is maddening. Japanese snacks are usually nothing to ride home about. Processed junk is processed junk… and the sanrio~ makeup wristband she put on the boba glass that clearly didn't fit… asking to let it slip and break. You just know she took it right off after hitting the stop record button.