Friday, April 14, 2006

The Older I Get The More I Cost...

I swear...

I have always been a frugal person...I shop the sales...I clip coupons and have a virtual big O when I see Clearance signs...as my boss once told me I am "tighter than a tick on a dog's ass" - I am sure he meant it as a jab to my frugality, I however took it as a compliment.

I have merrily skipped my way through life subsiding on Suave shampoo, getting store brand Ritz-like crackers...

When we found out I was going to have twins it threw me for a loop...all I saw were $$$ signs for diapers and formula and food...but my frugality won out and I learned to work the system - get big $$ coupons and wait for the sales. We did OK...

Pampering myself meant maybe getting that bottle of Neutrogena lotion when it went on sale AND I had a coupon...that was until the salon...

When my daughters were about a year old my darling husband gifted me with a gift certificate to a salon - when I called to reserve some services I went for the very basic - a massage and a manicure...we figured out what type of massage and what type of manicure I wanted - having never had either in my whole 28 years to that point I was somewhat taken by suprise the wide varity of manicures I must say so. After some discussion the lady on the phone informed me I would still have about $15 left of my certificate...did I want an eyebrow wax...

What, an eyebrow wax - i had never even plucked those puppies - but I said sure sign me up.

and so the descent slowly began...

Over the past 4 years I have found myself confronted by "pampering" items I don't really need but for some reason feel I need to have - however up until today I have always heeded to my frugal ways...waiting out products until they went on sale or special...

See this week I got fed up...totally fed up with the zits and pimples that have invaded my face for the past 3 years - I have tried a variety of topical stuff with no real solution to my problem - heck even prescription stuff and nada zip zilch - sure some of the stuff cleared up my face but left my skin so dry and tight I kept having visions of the guy from Silence of the Lambs saying "It puts the lotion on its' skin"...after discussing some various products out on the market with some friends I recieved an e-mail from my friend
  • Liz


  • and because of her e-mail I went directly to Nordstroms and plunked down $108 for 4 bottles of face gunk from Philosophy...I didn't wait for a sale I didn't wait for a special...

    I guess this little tick is getting a little full of the damn dogs badonk-a-donk and is loosing her grip on frugality...

    Everyone say a prayer for my pocketbook

    2 comments:

    Builder Mama said...

    I am saying a prayer that you don't kick my ass if the stuff doesn't work....

    Christina000 said...

    really it works? Do tell..........