TAG: Salon vs DIY

So I was thinking the other day, I’m a pretty nosey person, and I’d be interested to see how much of our beauty routines us bloggers actually do ourselves. So I’ve come up with a new Tag for us to do! All you have to do is say whether you DIY or go to the salon the treatment in question!

Please comment/link/tweet your reply and also link this post at the top of your Tag!
Enjoy!

Hair cut and colour? ALWAYS salon! I’ve had my hair professionally coloured for as long as I can remember and would always go to the salon. I know box colours have come a long way recently, but basically I don’t trust myself to do it! Although having my hair done does become expensive, I only go about 3-4 times per year, and sometimes less than that if my hair is particularly long.

Massage This is definitely a treat so I would either have this as a gift or during a spa day. (For the record, I don’t go on spa days all the time! Very little actually!)

Facial I love a real salon facial but again this would be treat now and again. I often do myself a DIY Facial but DIY is never as good as a full 80 minute one!

Waxing For me this is a bit of both. Depending on the area I DIY. I am religious about booking my bikini wax though, so I always go to a salon for that. Legs and underarms I DIY, meaning I can keep on top of it more easily and probably saves me about Β£40 per month! #winner

Self Tanning I’m not a sunbed user, and never will be (I’d rather carry a Mulberry bag than look like one!), but I am partial to a spray tan. I do go to the salon for a ‘special event’ tan (holidays, Xmas, birthdays) but anything in between I just DIY. This often means I have a white tummy and brown arms and legs… Nice!

Brows I don’t do these DIY per say, but I don’t pay for a salon treatment either. I am lucky that my Mom is a Eyebrow Queen, so I just call on her services to sort me out! I’m not sure I could bear threading every month, I had it done once and the pain was unbearable (coming from someone who waxes all the time!)… Ouch!

Manicure/Pedicure Always a salon manicure. I have a gel manicure every 2-3 weeks. I did a post on it here. I have a full pedicure also at the salon about every 8-12 weeks, but if I get bored of the colour in between I’ll do a quick DIY jobby!

Having trained as a Beauty Therapist I’m lucky that I could do most treatments on myself if I wanted to. But sometimes nothing can beat a trip to the salon!

Thanks for reading. I TAG:
Joanna
Beth
Heidi
Mikhila (Miss Budget Beauty)
Cute Lil Beauty Blog
Chrissy Lilly
Chelle
Rebecca

If you fancy doing this and you’re not tagged please just link back to this post in yours and make sure you put your link in the comments box and tweet me (@thebeautyspot10) and let me know!!

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Like many people, when I’ve had my nails done it makes me feel happy to show off my hands, I wear rings more often and just generally feel like I’m ‘done’! So when I discovered soak off gel manicures I felt like the sun had appeared on a cloudy day! I’ve had acrylic enhancements on a number of occasions and loved them – I have an excellent nail tech! – but I always struggle to adjust to having long nails and I admit I’m a picker(!), so once I can see an edge to pick that’s it! And we all know that once one long nail has gone, your perfect set is ruined!

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