To be blonde or not to be...

I understand this is not an issue for everyone, but I promise I have a point. :) 

I went blonde in June and have been loving my hair. What's the downfall, what's the big deal? Since then I have had to go to the salon every month and spend a generous amount of money to get a touch up. As I left the salon this afternoon I took a deep breath trying to find peace with the money I spent on my hair. (I hate spending large amounts of money and I used to get my hair done like, three times a year!) Then I realized a few things...

I used to get my nails done every two weeks, and my toes done once a month. That cost me around $80-$90 a month. I used to have subscriptions to both ipsy and birtch box, which cost me $20 a month and I used to go to Starbucks about 5 times a week which cost me about $100 a month! WOW! 

I have had a habit of getting easily overwhelmed about one big purchase, however, I never realized how fast the small purchases add up! 

For now I enjoy being blonde and can afford to maintain it, however, I now understand the impact that the little things can make on my financial situation. 

What's more important to you? Where is the bulk of your money going? Do you have a realistic budget? Maybe some things need to change. Now I paint my nails at home and get them done on occasion, I canceled my beauty subscriptions and I have cut back on my Starbucks runs! My budget had to adjust to my needs. I understood that and made a change. 

I want to encourage you today to think about the result of a purchase before you just make one. Understand that small totals add up and your budget will need to continue to adjust to your needs and your diffrent seasons of life. 

Keeping it Fresh, Young & Free,