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Ah, Beauty!

September 21st, 2015 at 03:09 pm

I haven't spent anything in the way of personal grooming lately, but yesterday was the day. I went to the hairdresser to get my hair trimmed. I'm letting it grow out a little, but it was pretty clear the ends needed some work. It looks so much better! While I was there, my hairdresser talked me into buying special shampoo for platinum blondes. I am not a platinum blonde, but my hair is pretty white, and I have noticed yellow tones in it lately. The cut was $12 (for seniors) and the shampoo was $13. I don't need to use the shampoo often -- once a week is fine, so it should last a long time. After it runs out, if I find I really like it, I'll get it at Ulta for less.

Then I went to Walgreens and bought a fresh tube of undereye concealer for $14. While I was there, I bought two birthday cards ($7) and a Minions Snackeez for my grandson's birthday, which is this Thursday (though the party will be on Saturday). I already have some Minions squeezy toys to give him -- thought they might be fun in the bath. Those are just things to open, though; my real gift will be a check for an "experience" of his choice. I'm figuring $50 is about what I can afford to spend.

I went to my older grandson's soccer game yesterday, and afterwards went to my son's house, where we all had burritos from a local shop. I chipped in $5.

Variables spending is now at 58%.

Today I'm going back to help my DIL clean up a little. Believe me, her house isn't dirty at all, but she's feeling the need to deep clean, so her mother and I are going to pitch in, hopefully make it fun instead of drudgery.

Tomorrow is my first day of work at my new job! It's been a long time coming!

8 Responses to “Ah, Beauty!”

  1. mich Says:

    CB What a nice mom-in-law you are Smile What are your hours at the museum, are you happy with them?

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    I am always on the hunt for good blonde shampoos because my hair can get super brassy! What kind did she recommend?

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    "Beauty" is something I tend not to skimp on. It helps me feel better about myself and it's morale booster for me. I get my hair done hightlighted and cut every 8-10 weeks. I do save because my niece/Goddaughter is my stylist. She does it as a side job. If I visit the high salon she work for, I'd be spending lots of money.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    *high-end salon Smile

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Sigh, I just got word that the job doesn't start tomorrow after all; there is another paper to sign and get signed by the CEO.

    The shampoo my stylist recommended is Paul Mitchell for Platinum Blondes.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear the job isn't starting tomorrow as you expected. I've found Walgreen's to be very overpriced, in fact similar to convenience stores, unless you are purchasing items that have on special (and even then not always a deal). Is there another store that might be more economical for you nearby?

    Your gift is very generous. I always liked when my kids were given experiences rather than 'things' that just tend to accumulate at those young ages.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I thought the price was a little high at Walgreens, but I was on foot, and Walgreens is the nearest store to me. The next nearest possibility was the grocery store, where I assume the cost of cosmetics is even higher!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope your first day goes/went well! (When it starts, that is!)

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