(Closed) How much monthly maintenance do you require to look good?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Erm… haha!

Hair: I cut it myself

Makeup: chapstick, mascera and a light mineral foundation

That’s literally it, other than body wash and lotion. I tan going to the beach, I tweeze my brows myself and I can’t grow my nails out enough for a manicure.

Post # 4
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I get my hair cut about every 6 weeks, that costs $60. Though I do have a gym membership ($500/year) and I buy any fruits and veggies I am craving even if they are not in season (if I want to spend $4/lb on tomatoes in January, so be it).

Post # 6
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t dye, or treat my hair in any way.  I used to get it trimmed but I stopped a year ago.  I trim it myself now.

I sometimes buy shampoo and conditioner that is a little more expensive but nothing crazy.

I do my own nails and do a pretty good job at it.

I pluck my own eyebrows.

I guess I really only buy makeup — about $50 for 3 months worth of makeup.

I don’t pay for a gym membership, I just take the dog for a walk or jog outside.

Post # 7
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

A $10 box of Feria? That’s my only real monthly expense.

I haven’t gotten my haircut in like a year. I trim it myself, but usually I go every 6 months to get it cut and buy my hair products at the salon, so that’s $120 a pop, $240 a year. I buy makeup like once a year and that costs ~$200, maybe a bit more. I stopped getting my nails done and just use my own polish which is rolled into my makeup purchase costs. I do my own eyebrows and use Fiance for massages.

If you don’t count standard shampoo/bodywash/razors/etc then it looks like I spend about $47 a month if you average the total over a year.

Post # 9
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010


massage $120
reflexology/foot massage $160
facial $140
eyelash tint $25
waxing $100
personal trainer $540
hair $60
chirorpactor $120

if i dont do the above i revert to my original chewbaca stage, it aint pretty

Post # 10
2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, it used to be a lot more before the economy hit bottom. lol  I used to get waxed, get mani-pedis once a week, laser twice a year for sun spots, etc. shots of cortisone for my zits, etc. I spent a small fortune every year on maintenance (would that I had that money now!)

But necessity is the mother of invention and I’ve become a pro at maintenance. I do my own nails once a week without fail and I take care of my own brows (pluck, trim and shape), I found this great Salley Hansen product called PODS that removes upper lip hair, so no more monthly waxing. My doctor has me on a really inexpensive antibiotic for the acne, which works great.

Sadly, the laser is out of the question, as are the Restalyne shots that I finally really need. Boo.  But the one thing I will never give up is getting my hair done: highlights. lowlights and cut every six weeks and it’s worth every penny.  I live in a small city so I spend about $200-$250 every time I go.

Post # 11
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

$60 haircut every couple of months. I trim the back of my hair myself in between cuts to keep from developing a mullet.

I do my own nails, and give myself mini spa treatments when I’m feeling run down. I spend maybe $10-$15 monthly on cosmetics if you average it out.

Post # 12
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

lashes 30 dollars a month

I don’t even know what it MEANS to have your lashes done!!

I get my hair cut about once every 3 months – $70, including tip

…that’s it.

Well, that’s not true, in the summer I’ll get a bikini wax once a month for $40.

I do my brows myself, trim my nails but don’t regularly polish them, wear very light mineral makeup.

Post # 13
15281 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haircut, maaaaybe every 6-8 months.  $30-50.Done… just about as low maintenance as it gets.  I don’t wear make up daily and take care of nails and brows and what not myself.

Post # 14
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I live near a big hairdressing school, so I get my hair cut there for $10 every other month. I may spend $10 every month on face wash and hair stuff, but usually less than that. Oh, and i get my eyebrows done like every 3 months for $12. 

Post # 15
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

Holy moly, I feel cheap. 

I get my hair cut about every 5 months at about $50 each time. Other than that no expenses. Don’t do my nails, tweeze my eye lashes, don’t really wear makeup and DH gives me weekly massages. Smile

Post # 16
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My big expense is hair: $250 every 9 weeks.

Other than that, I do my own nails, don’t go to the spa, use drugstore makeup and skincare/haircare products so not too bad.

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