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Saving in 2017: Ditch The Nail Salon, Sort Of.

Saving in 2017: Ditch The Nail Salon, Sort Of.

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I love a fresh set of nails as much as the next girl, but I always feel a little bit queasy after dropping over $100 or so at the salon on an acrylic + gel manicure, gel pedicure and all the face waxing in North America. 

So, to save money this year I'll trim what I pay for at the salon like cuticles.  Let's look at these things one by one.


Pedi- Will remain in tact.  This may be TMI, but my feet can get pretty rough and are not the portion I need to be handling on my own.  I'll take an L here.


Wax- Will remain in tact.  I can't bring myself to tweeze my eyebrows and the little short hairs created by using a razor over wax I swear show up on my face more than my nose.


Mani- Now, it's time to let something burn.  I use my hands way a lot and always tend to knock them up against stuff, chipping off $5 here and there off a fresh set of digits.  Also, my nails tend to grow too fast for the polish, sending me back to the salon within a week and a half for emergency fill ins.  Keeping my manicure basic and naked, will result in clean nails that are allowed to grow strong.  So will them pockets!


Timing- Is everything.  Ditching the accident-prone manicure and getting gel vice regular polish on my toes (it stays looking good for much longer on my toes than on my nails) will allow me to visit the salon every 3 weeks vice every 2 weeks.  Cha-ching!


C.R.E.A.M. Savings Analysis

Previous monthly cost


New monthly cost


Monthly savings


Annual savings

$840 to the Gooooooooooooood.  Anybody up for a trip? 

How are you saving this year?  Let us know below or on IG @fullofsage.



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