5 Beauty Treatments That You Should Totally SAVE Money On!
Who else remembers going on shopping excursions with your parents as a child, intending to buy one dress but returning with three? One of the worst things about adulting is having to prioritise. Sucks, right? This is precisely why we all need to learn a lesson or two on handling our finances, like which beauty treatments to save on, and the ones that are worth the splurge. Here’s our definitive guide to indulge without breaking the bank.
Save On These…
Giving yourself a manicure and pedicure is the easiest thing to do. While I totally get the idea of a pampering session where you can just throw up your feet and relax while an expert technician files, buffs, and polishes your talons (and of course, gives your tired feet a nice massage), I’d say it’s an unnecessary expense when you add up the weekly cost of changing your polish with the bi-monthly mani-pedi session.
Giving yourself a facial couldn’t be easier than it is now. There are so many facial kits available with an assortment of exfoliating and massage creams, face packs, and what not available out there. And let’s not even get started with the at-home peels and sheet masks! Plus, your kitchen is the best place to find natural remedies for most of your skin issues. Doing an at-home facial is especially good when you are into naturopathy and like making your own face packs.
3. Body Scrubs
It’s the ultimate luxury to get one of those exotic sounding body scrubs and wraps. However, these services cost a bomb and are in all probability a gimmick. These DIY body scrubs are unbelievably easy and give you the most fantastic results.
4. Brow Touch-Ups
The one reason why I never get my eyebrows professionally done is because I am paranoid about someone messing them up. Plus there’s the fact that I don’t have the time or energy to get them shaped regularly. I find that these professional trimmers do a great job of keeping strays in check. You can also bank on your trusted pair of tweezers.
5. Teeth Whitening
I’m so glad my dentist dissuaded me from getting a teeth whitening treatment done because it’s a thorough waste of money. Teeth whitening costs a bomb and is useless for a lot of us because of our diets. Indian foods have a lot of colouring agents in them, which will stain your whitened teeth in no time.
Splurge On These…
1. Haircuts & Colour
A hairstylist friend once told me these wise words: You don’t think twice before spending ridiculous amounts of money on clothes that you are not going to wear every day, and yet you don’t bat an eyelid while getting a cut and colour job from just about anyone, especially when you’re going to live with your hair every single day. That trendy unicorn hair you’ve been eyeing for the longest time is a job best left in the hands of a pro. Don’t mess with your haircut and colour by trying to penny pinch.
2. Laser Hair Reduction
It might sound like a huge setback initially, but please believe me when I say this, girls: it’s THE BEST beauty investment you can make. Imagine that feeling of freedom of not having to wax or shave every few weeks. It is nirvana, I promise.
This is one thing you must definitely splurge on. There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a relaxing massage done by an expert masseuse. Besides, quacks can actually cause more harm to your body than you can imagine.
4. Brow Tattoos
Anyone who has sparse eyebrow hair will know the pain of building decent-looking brows every morning. Brow tattoos use precise strokes to permanently draw in your eyebrows. Contrary to what you may think, they look realistic since each hair is drawn with feather-like strokes. You’ll wake up with eyebrows #OnFleek every morning. Is that cool or what! Brownie points: they last up to 12 months.
5. Gel Manicures
You are unreal if your nail polish doesn’t chip by day 3 of getting a mani. Gel manicures are for people like me, who can’t stop from ruining their polish, and who have weak and brittle nails. Gel manicures offer the nails a layer of protection from daily wear and tear and can easily last up to four weeks.