Spending on myself
Remember when I said once I completed the 30 day shred and run 10 miles, I was going to get a facial? I still have a 10 mile coming up some time in the next week or two or three — I will do it. I know it. But I’m probably going to abandon 30 day shred for now, or at least setting goals for it.
This is the trouble I often have with “rewards” for things — once I decide I really really want something, I eventually get it, if I can. And I could! And I did!
And it was fabulous! (Warning – read the rest at your own risk, I refuse to be accused of enabling!)
With T out of town for the weekend, I decided it was the perfect time for it. A long run, followed by a quick collapse on the beach to rest, then a shower and I was off to the spa.
I’m not a spa girl. I’ve had a handful of pedicures and manicures and a couple massages, and that’s it. Spas are something that I struggle with as a concept, sort of the way I struggle with the idea of having a cleaning service (which we don’t have). It’s pure luxury. It’s senselessly expensive. It is totally selfish spending. It makes me think of snobbish and materialistic women. Impractical and frivolous and so so NOT frugal. But it is also so so so fabulous.
First we worked on my eyebrows, and she basically said to turn in my tweezers and thicken them out a bit. Yeah. She has a point. I’ll see what I can do, but I love to tweeze. But I can stop! She also was dying to tint my lashes, since they are so long and beautiful. 😉
Then it was facial time. My former idea of a facial was a store bought mask followed by moisturizer. Boy was I missing out! It was like an all out facial massage, treatment after treatment. Arm massage. Scalp massage. A quick foot rub. Extractions (ouch). More massage and lotions. It was great. It smelled great. It was relaxing. The facialist (? i’m sure they have a real name) was super nice and gave some suggestions on improving my skin care routine.
It was amazing. It was also $105 (with tip). That was the only non-fabulous part. T is such a nice boyfriend and said I could put it on the joint card — but I didn’t. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I have such a hard time spending money on myself, but it is even harder to spend his money on myself!
Then I got a $60 smog check (thanks California), $45 worth of yummy TJ’s groceries, and bought two necklaces on Etsy for $25 each for my sisters to wear for my wedding. It was an expensive Saturday, no?
The rest of the evening: sushi (from TJ’s, $4), glass of white wine (TJ’s – cheap stuff), and a book that I’ve been working on since January.