If kind of funny, because I can walk into a store all set to shop and buy nothing, but its the online shopping that gets me everytime! If I go to a site like a Sephora, the first thing I do is look at the weekly specials, and then I look at what I can pick up with my Beauty Insider points. If there is something I want to try or a product I really like, I cant pass it up. I also hate to pay for shipping, so I will spend the 50.00 to get free shipping all to get whatever the weekly special or Beauty Insider deluxe sample is.
I have the same shopping mentality as you! When I'm shopping online it's much easier for me to spend money and I find that I enjoy the anticipation of the package arriving. When I'm in a store I scrutinize products, think more logically about whether or not I 'really need' the product, and can easily walk away without purchasing anything. Additionally, if I have the option of spending $6 on either shipping and handling or on a product...the product wins every time. Finally, if a gift with purchase is involved, it's hard for me to resist!
Although perhaps I should cut down on my online spending because my boyfriend's brother came to stay with us for a weekend and he stated, 'I've never seen that many products in a bathroom before...um...where can I put my toiletries?' We live in NYC, so you can imagine what a small bathroom we have.