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£50 to spend on ME - suggestions please!

(15 Posts)
happynappies Tue 30-Sep-08 16:00:56

Am on v. tight budget, and as a consequence my clothes/hair/make-up etc have been in decline for some time. I'm 20 weeks pg, nothing fits, and feel tired and fed up. I've got £50 birthday money which I was going to add to the general 'household' fund, but dh has insisted I spend it on myself, and as I don't usually have anything to spend on myself I really want to spend it wisely! I know there isn't a miracle solution to how I'm feeling - but has anyone got any ideas on how I could spend this sum (hopefully on something(s) that will last, and make me feel good again!) I look forward to reading your suggestions!

MissisBoot Tue 30-Sep-08 16:04:18

How about spending some of it on updating your make-up as this should last up to a year or so and then a the rest on a massage or facial or something to help you feel more refreshed.

Don't bother with clothes as you can get great maternity bargains on ebay, but maybe a few glam accessories to dress up your basics.

Happy birthday btw!

bundle Tue 30-Sep-08 16:05:57

new lipstick
a nice chunky bracelet

brimfull Tue 30-Sep-08 16:06:36

I would spend it on some nice maternity basics,top and bottom so you feel better about yourself for the next 20 weeks.

brimfull Tue 30-Sep-08 16:08:22

nice basic tops hereand if you order today 25% off
I have a few t-shirts from her and the quality is excellent,you'll beable to wear after as well

LaTrucha Tue 30-Sep-08 16:18:20


I bought an empire line top and a tunic thing gathered under bust from Monsoon. They did last the whole way through and I got huge.

worth a look.

LaTrucha Tue 30-Sep-08 16:25:08

v nice

good basic

DeJaVous Tue 30-Sep-08 16:30:14

Much as a pedicure, hair do, clothes etc must be tempting I think you should go for something that will last and always fit. Jewelery sounds like the way forward to me.

I bet you could pick up some simple diamond studs on ebay.

LaTrucha Tue 30-Sep-08 16:32:16

nice colour

and some rose scented bubble bath. lovely.

DeJaVous Tue 30-Sep-08 16:34:51

Random example

bundle Tue 30-Sep-08 16:37:54

i htink earrings bit dull

Anna8888 Tue 30-Sep-08 16:40:44

Yes, buy one nice maternity outfit - I got a really great one in H&M - and wear it to death.

And buy some new (cheap) makeup.

LaTrucha Tue 30-Sep-08 16:46:05

I'd prefer an outfit too.

happynappies Wed 01-Oct-08 19:06:09

Thanks for your suggestions - I'm erring towards clothes even though I might regret it later, but there are some really good links here so thanks for the tips everyone!

KristinaM Wed 01-Oct-08 19:50:56

defo not make up, as your skin can play up when you are pg

also not perfume as you may go off it when not pg IYSWIM

i woudl go for a bag i think

or some decent tops that you wear for a while. not maternity necessarily, just longer line and not vey fitted. in case you are not in your size 8 jeasn by teh time you leave hospital grin

i also like H&M

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