One wonders how much do you really need? We know from school that humans need food, water and shelter to survive. But what kind of life does that make?
In a world where consumer is king, wants seem to be right up there alongside needs.
Do you need make-up? Or that new pair of shoes? Or that new PSP Go?
No, but it makes us feel better.
Along the same thread of wants vs needs, I present to you my collection of makeup brushes. 13 brushes in total, 3 of which are repeated.
Yes, I have 10 different makeup brushes for someone who doesn't put on makeup everyday. These does not include the puffs and sponges I do use whenever I decide to doll up.
In my defense, I point to the cosmetics industry and their perchant to advertise makeup brushes as necessary tools.
Extract of iNuovi Cosmetics' brochure