Ok, not quite but I certainly would be if I kept up my beauty routine like the experts recommend.
As I reached the end of the first trimester of pregnancy (YAY!) I was feeling a little unattractive, tired, fat, green and generally blah, so I thought I would pamper myself a little. With hubby's approval (I think he may have been a little sick of my whining) I booked myself in for a series of little treats over the last three weeks.
Week one - I started off small and had an eyebrow wax as well as brow and lash tint. Nothing major, total cost $33
Week Two - Back to the beauticians for a spa pedicure, manicure and shellac nails. Bit more of a splurge at a $110
Week Three - off to the hairdressers went I for a 'colour correction' and a trim. Technical term, basically I had my roots done and a few dark foils added. So far no one (unless they were told) has noticed or commented on any difference. Total cost $200 (I also had a treatment it was $20 but it got thrown in for free) possibly because the sucker I am got sold shampoo, conditioner, weekly conditioning treatment and some blonde enhancing mousse that all should last me for at leas 4 months for the princely sum of $172. Total cost $372.
Eeek! I am all for a bit of pampering and I like to look my best but I can't keep that up. Brows and lashes need to be done at least once every 4 weeks, shellac needs redoing every 2 weeks, and my hair needs doing every 6 weeks (ongoing it would only be $150 per visit plus an extra $20 for the treatment). I haven't even factored in the leg waxing, facials, cleansers, creams etc.
Lucky for me I participated in Janine's self care swap a few weeks back and I was ever so spoilt. New magazines and chocolates but best of all home made pampering products to use on me whenever I want that won't cost me anything and if hubby reads this he will probably offer to massage my feet, hands, head etc because let's face it's much nicer when someone else does it for you.
Do you have a beauty budget, do you have any great tips or hints for me to try out. I'd love to hear how you spoil and pamper yourself.