DIY (or with a friend) hair colour

Posted by in Frugality on 13. Feb, 2010 | 2 Comments

On Wednesday I headed over to Jody Schilling’ house, a fellow frugalista who didn’t look too frightened when I asked her to paint my hair!

I arrived at 12:30 and our goal was to finish in two hours.

Here’s all the stuff I bought to bring back my aged locks to their former beauty. Equipment:

1) Three plastic … Read More →

DIY Hair Colouring

Posted by in Frugality on 31. Jan, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last Tuesday when I was in Kamloops I stopped by Sally Beauty and picked up everything I need to colour my own hair. I’ve been talking about doing this for some time, especially since my DIY eye brow waxing has been so successful.I stopped at Chatters first (it was closer to one of my other … Read More →

Update on eyebrows

Posted by in Frugality on 19. Jan, 2010 | 1 Comment

Since embarking on a DIY (frugal) beauty program (starting with my eyebrows)  I am happy to report that I am entirely satisfied with how I have eventually fine tuned my technique.  My latest hair removal session was done in five minutes, with the use of the regular magnification of the mirror WHILE carrying on a conversation with … Read More →

The Frugal Gene…

Posted by in Frugality on 21. Dec, 2009 | 0 Comments

After Helen got her ears pierced we ran out of cotton balls to apply the disinfectant.  She and I stood in the Superstore on Saturday trying to figure out which bag was the best buy.

We grabbed a bag of “jumbo” balls; after some quick math (by Helen, no less) we ascertained that this particular bag … Read More →

Christmas Gift Giving in the Newton House

Posted by in Family, Frugality on 11. Dec, 2009 | 0 Comments

For most of the 20  years Chris and I have been together, we have tried to take a more low key approach to Christmas. 

In the early years of DINK (Double Income No Kids) we had both the time and money to come up with thoughtful gifts for each other.  After a few years we began … Read More →

The airline points dilemma resolved

Posted by in Family, Frugality on 04. Dec, 2009 | 0 Comments

Chris and I are going away for a week (all by ourselves, no less!) and we had planned to use our airline points to do so.  Chris, however, had been having some misgivings because of the terrible environmental impact of airline travel.  And yet….we have an obnoxious number of points at our disposal.

I had wanted … Read More →

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