No -Buy Month 2

Yea so I totally broke my No-Buy today.

I went to the mall to go for a walk while waiting for my second class of the day. There is a 6 hour break in between my classes and its too far to just drive home.

First I went to Sephora and I tried on everything in the store and I was really looking for a good vitamin c serum, but they all cost over $65

However near the checkout there was this little bin of miniature kits of different skin care sets. They had a Sunday Riley one that included a miniature vitamin c serum and SUNDAY RILEY Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil. I’ve been wanting to try out Sunday Riley so bad (that and Drunk Elephant) and I couldn’t pass up the chance to get this for $30. The regular size Sunday Riley Vitamin C costs $85 and the regular size Luna oil costs $105 so trust me this was a good deal. The salesperson at Sephora said the miniatures should last 2 weeks and that Sunday Riley is highly effective so I should see a big difference within a week. My only issue is if I fall in love with it, how can I afford it? I’ve heard great things about the Luna sleeping oil. Anyway skin care is on my No-Buy list of things I can’t spend on. So yes that was a clear violation.

OK so after that I walked past this hair salon called Visible Changes and it reminded me that I wanted a hair cut. Then I remembered I also wanted my hair colored cause the last time I did it myself I got pink hair dye all over the bathroom. I can’t do that again. So I had a consultation with the master colorist and she said it would take about 2 hours and cost about $150. It was more than I wanted to spend but I decided to go for it anyway. Plus I wanted a hair cut so that was scheduled with one of the people who cut hair for after my color was done.

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So she bleached my hair first and this is what it looked like:

I have never seen my hair so yellow. LOL.

She said I had a lot of patches where I had missed coloring in my previous at h

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ome dye job.

So this is how my hair looked with the pink color in before it was rinsed ou

t. I think this is the brightest color pink I’ve ever seen.

So I wanted to get a conditioning treatment because all that bleach can’t be good for my hair. She suggested a keratin treatment so that’s what I got. It was $30 extra. Now I don’t know about that treatment, I don’t know if it was really worth the $30. I don’t feel a difference in my hair moisturization.

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So after all that which did indeed take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. I went to the hair cut chair. I just wanted a basic trim cause my hair hasn’t been trimmed in 3 years. So this is what it looked like all trimmed: Sorry I look so mean I was actually extremely happy in this pic. LOL

IMG_2262So after that the hair cutter put my hair in a ponytail like I requested and I loved the look so much. I also bought the shampoo they recommended, apparently it prevents the hair color from fading too quickly and keeps my hair hydrated. I will return in maybe 4 months. I can’t afford to get it done every 2 months, but maybe every 4-6 months I can.

 

By the way my total came to $279:

Hair color -$150

Keratin treatment – $30

hair cut – $35

hydrating shampoo – $22

tip-$42

This is the most I’ve ever spent on my hair but I am so happy with the finished look that I think it was worth it (except the keratin, lol). Next time it should only be $180 cause I’ll only do the color and the tip. I would love to find someone who charges about half that amount so I can get it done more often. I might look around, see what I can find.

IMG_2263My hair matches my curtains and bedding. Hot pink is my favorite color, obviously. Anyway getting my hair done was not a violation of my No-Buy because I am allowed to pay for personal care and grooming. Maybe I didn’t have to spend quite this much, but I wanted to see what it would look like done right.

So then I went to class, and then I drove home and just a few minutes ago I purchased a student membership to the National Association for Black Accountants. I need to start networking and they have job opportunities and educational resources. That was $35

I’m kinda tired now. Think I’ll go to bed

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