2.04.2011

Lululemon or Hair?

Dilemma time

Wow this post makes me sound kind of shallow. I promise I'm not! I just like to post personal little spending dilemmas on here to hear everyone's thoughts.

Option 1 

I mentioned that I wanted new workout clothes, it's not an absolute must but I would like some cute tops to wear to the gym instead of old tank tops. I've scoured ebay and found a bunch of Lululemon tops that I would love to add to my workout clothes collection. I would be willing to pay about $75 for 3 tops or so.

EDIT: I've looked around and found some more cute tops from Nike and Puma. I may go this direction and get a pair of Lululemon pants off ebay! Yay!

Option 2
ACTUAL SALON!
I have been wanting a fresh new haircut and dye job. My hair grows quickly and I want more layers and shorten it a little (it's pretty long). I also may want to go darker or lighter with highlights...right now it's just a plain light brown. There's a LivingSocial deal for $65 worth of services for $25 at a salon I want to try (pictured above).

EDIT: I used to highlight my hair (all throughout high school and college) and now I am back to a normal light brown. I may just leave the color as is and go for the new haircut.

Decisions, decisions... btw I haven't purchased any new workout clothes (even after my long Forever 21 post about it). I may check out the outlets but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to scoping out racks of stuff.

Obviously I don’t NEED both of these options because frankly, I don’t feel like spending a lot. Heck I don’t even want to spend anything but my hair is a dull light brown and the layers are grown out it’s insane. Point two, can you blame me for wanting to look and feel a little sexy at the gym? Okay maybe not sexy per se but a little cute? When I feel good in the clothes I wear at the gym, my confidence soars and I workout harder. Maybe that’s my sales pitch to myself. See…this is how my spending kick happens; I start talking to myself and convincing myself that I need these things. In all honesty I don’t need anything and I am surviving without them..but they would be nice and the budget does allow for it.

Opinions anyone?

8 comments:

Daisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thats a really good deal for the hair! Maybe get one shirt and do the hair?

Jadewah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Do you dye your hair now? Even if you do I would think about it. Dying your hair is a separate process from highlighting it, so you still have to dye and re-highlight your hair often, which is of course an extra cost.

Yea, it's a good deal now, but dying your hair is a lot of money in the long run (and the deal won't always be there). I used to dye my hair all the time for years and then I ended up getting an allergic reaction (probably from dying it so often lol). But honestly, it was the best thing for me to just stop. Now I don't have the stress of "having" to get it retouched or worrying about my dark roots growing in (which I couldn't stand!).

In a nutshell, I think the work out clothes are a better option because it will encourage you to be healthier and it still make you feel better about yourself. Plus, it's a one time purchase that would last longer than 6 weeks!

Money Pincher said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Maybe just get a haircut & a shirt or two like Daisy said? I dye my hair at home with those hair dye you buy at drug store and it works pretty well. I have black hair and I usually streak it red ;) I use the L'oreal ones and I find them pretty good with the colors ;)

me in millions said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love lululemon! However, everyone gets to see how nice your hair looks all the time... only some people get to see you wear the lululemon stuff some of the time. Cost vs. Benefit says go with the haircut.

thewholeguacamole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

If it was me, I'd try to find a way to do both. I guess like Daisy said. That is a really good deal for haircare. Honestly I don't feel bad about spending money like this on myself every once in awhile. You're right, when you feel like a million bucks then you can make all sorts of things in your life happen because you have the motivation and confidence to do it.

fabulouslyfrugirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I agree with Daisy. Just get one cute top, so you can also get your hair done. And I think a nice cut would be more bang for your buck than highlights. I think highlights are such high maintenance.... but then, I'm just super lazy and cheap :)

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for all your opinions everyone! I think I will get the haircut, BUT I went back and looked at the F21 website..I think I could get a few items and then I found some pants at GAP (gfast pants) that are only $50 compared to $98 lululemon pants!

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

its so nice in that salon!

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