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Beauty treatments? Nails/brows/lashes etc

(48 Posts)
ilove Fri 20-May-11 19:23:27

<Peeps in as a newbie>

What do you have done regularly?

Anything? Nothing? What do you consider a minimum? How much do you spend?

bringinghomethebacon Fri 20-May-11 19:26:38

Well I have jsut started a new routine of having a lady come to my house every 6 weeks to do a pedicure, manicure, eyebrow wax & bikini wax. That costs me £36.

ggirl Fri 20-May-11 19:32:28

i am always meaning to have things done and never get round to it

have a voucher to use up as well
have booked for my lashes to be dyed and permed
pluck my own brows
bikini -pah
manicure-my nails are so short for work so not worht bothering

bigkidsmademe Fri 20-May-11 19:34:18

I have eyebrows threaded, which is £2. Manicure once a month plus special occasions, pedicure once a month in summer, about £20 each. Bikini wax once a month. That's it really, haircuts twice a year perhaps - my hair is long and curly and doesn't need a lot of looking after.

bigkidsmademe Fri 20-May-11 19:35:32

Should add I'd love to add a facial to that list but can't really justify it at the moment, they are all so expensive

mummybookworm Fri 20-May-11 19:51:36

My cousin waxes my legs and eyebrows, and tints my eyelashes and eyebrows approx every 6 weeks. Costs me £10 (I LOVE my cousin!). Nails - £15 per month. Hair however, about £80 every 12 weeks. I am currently looking at ways of reducing this by at least half!

bringinghomethebacon Fri 20-May-11 20:09:51

Oh and hair cut & blow dry every 6 weeks = £20 from another lady who comes to my house

TattyDevine Sat 21-May-11 12:29:45

I do a lot less since I got my beloved Silk Epil epilator. I used to get my legs waxed but now I do it with that. I do my underarms too, and have recently started doing my bikini - gulp (it hurts) - but I'm sticking with it because it gets better after a few goes, as the hair gets less thick and strong.

I get my hair done every couple of months. I've been doing the base colour myself more recently but I have highlights added in the summer.

Botox twice a year which has done more for my appearance than any creams or facials or skincare routines.

I get my eyebrows threaded as often as I can but often have to pluck in between as can't go as often as I'd like (very young children)

I do my own nails but sometimes have a pedicure or Minx put on my toenails

Have tried the eyelash extensions but prefer doing my own strip lashes (a very natural Mac one) when I want an eyelash boost than the cost and maintenance of having the semi permenants.

I'd like to get my teeth whitened sometime this year.

apple99 Sat 21-May-11 12:37:50

Eyebrow thread and tint every 4-5 weeks = £14

Pedi every 4 weeks in the summer (do my own in winter) = £20

Haircut every 8 - 10 weeks = £35

Highlights twice a year = £55 each time.

Would love to have facials and massages but cannot afford at the moment. Would also like to have a bikini wax but am too embarrassed!!

ilove Sat 21-May-11 12:49:10

I'm not so far off the mark then!

I have nails every 3 weeks (acrylics - I'm a biter and if they aren't rock solid they are gone in an hour)

Just started with eyelashes - Lash Perfect and I ADORE them!

Tan every so often

Eyebrows waxed every 6 weeks or so

ManicAnnie Sat 21-May-11 13:43:02

Minimum:
Get acrylic nails done once a fortnight - £16 for refill
In summer I also have a pedicure once a fortnight - £22
Get my 'tache waxed once every 6 weeks - £6
Hair cut once every 6 weeks - £50

I sometimes get my eyebrows threaded, but mostly pluck them myself at home.

I colour my own hair.

I have a bikini wax and spray tan if I am going on holiday, otherwise I fake tan and shave at home.

Have a facial and massage about once a year, just for the pampering feeling.

ilove Wed 25-May-11 13:53:13

I had nails yesterday

Today tan, eyebrows and eyelashes and have had my toes minx'd for the first time - they are very pretty! My DD will have a fit when she sees them!

whoneedssleepanyway Wed 25-May-11 13:57:48

Colour and cut every 8 weeks...££££

Pedi every 3 weeks (2 weeks in summer) £25
Waxing legs and biking every 6 weeks ideally £30
Eyebrow and upper lip threading £8 every month or so
Mani for special occasions prob every couple of months £20

steben Wed 25-May-11 14:43:52

Manicure twice a month gel so £20 a go, haircut every six weeks £35, highlights every 12 £80, pedicure every 6 £20, eyebrows threaded once a month £12, and bikini line done every 6 - £10. Try and have a facial once a quarter - £45. Also have a fake tan done for special occasions - £15.

brandnewme Wed 25-May-11 18:02:52

God I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!

noddyholder Wed 25-May-11 18:05:09

botox twice a year nothing else works
Had the lashes but now am using rapid lash serum at night

brandnewme Wed 25-May-11 18:06:48

I get a deluxe pedi and spray tan before we go abroad every year, and perhaps for b'days every now and again I've had a spa day. Would love to be able to do more often.

Are any of you able to take the kids/baby to the salon?

And where do you get threading done for £2!!!!! Thats cheap as chips!!!

EttiKetti Wed 25-May-11 18:12:47

Biogel nails every 2-3 weeks..am an ex bite so they're filled more often at first

Dermalogica facial every 6 weeks

Do the rest myself!

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tak1ngchances Fri 27-May-11 13:03:44

Lashes & brows: Tint my own eyebrows at home every month/6 weeks, pluck my own brows regularly, lash tint when I'm going away on hols
Body: Moisturise after showers, apply Dove Summer glow when I think of it, have a St Tropez spray tan before events/holidays
Nails: I do my own pedis which I love, I get a proper manicure about twice a year but a file and paint in a place down the road for £6 about once a fortnight
Face: I loathe facials. All that heavy breathing by the therapist so close to my face, it makes me claustrophobic. So I do my own cleansing, toning and moisturising and sometimes I do a mask or exfoliating treatment.

I also LOVE products that work when I'm asleep. That's my very favourite thing of all. So I have a little stash of things beside my bed: cuticle cream, heel cream, bio-oil for elbows and knees, a bit of tea tree for spots and blemishes. Then I wake up feeling much much nicer and I haven't had to make any effort at all really!

bonkers20 Fri 27-May-11 13:07:58

Yikes, some of you are doing a lot! To those who pay for manicures, do you not have young children?

So, I have my eyebrows waxed every three months or so. They need to be done every 2 really, but I never get around to it.

I get my hair cut when I remember to book an appointment.

I colour my hair myself.

brandnewme I used to take DS to the hairdresser but wouldn't do now he's 2. This explains why I haven't had my hair cut since Jan!
I'll take him when I get my brows done though as that doesn't take very long.

brandnewme Fri 27-May-11 14:20:16

I seriously don't see the point of a manicure - can you not just do it yourself?? Bit of file and polish?

Eyebrow stuff i get as you need to get the right shape on both sides, spary tan so nice and even, pedi cos of the foot massage bit too smile etc

badkitty Fri 27-May-11 14:50:41

I am feeling very very ungroomed reading this I think I need to do more. I get my eyebrows threaded every couple of weeks, hair cut every couple of months, that's about it. I think I need to start more of a regime so DH doesn't think I've let myself go... really want to get a brazilian but never had it done and afraid the therapist will run screaming from the room in horror...

ilove Sun 29-May-11 10:17:32

Is there a website you can put your picture then try different hairstyles?

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