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self-indulgent

adjective  /ˌself·ɪnˈdʌl·dʒənt/ us  
allowing yourself to have or do anything you want: A lot of the poetry is just self-indulgent nonsense.
self-indulgence
noun [U]  /ˌself·ɪnˈdʌl·dʒəns/ us  
My parentstrip to Hawaii was an unusual self-indulgence for them.
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