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Whats your biggest indulgence?

Posted by IngridO 
Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 02:08AM
I pay about $230 every 2 months for a hair colour and cut - and have started to treat myself to a facial for Xmas and Birthdays ($100) at East Day Spa. I reckon I'm pretty low maintenance. I have friends who regularly treat themselves to facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing etc....Its part of their monthly upkeep - rather than special occasion stuff.

Whats your biggest indulgence that you spend on yourself?
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 04:54AM
Great question IngridO!
I spend $180 every 3 months on my hair. I go to my hairdresser every 6 weeks - one visit is the cut & blow dry and the other is colour and cut, though the grey tide seems to be creeping in faster and faster, so I might have to have the colour done more often.
I also very occasionally treat myself to very good French cultured butter - $10 for 250gms.

And today I got something I'd ordered off Ebay - a drone!! Have wanted one for ages, just to play with, and when I looked on Ebay, there are literally thousands, from $4.99 all the way up to $4500 and more. I settled for a $19 one, so tonight, after dinner and ironing, I'm going to be droning lol.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 06:56AM
I spend around $155 about every 6 weeks for a hair cut and colour. I used to colour my own hair but that was in the days when there was less grey/white. If I could be sure my hair would now be a lovely silver or white then I would leave it and just have good treatments and cuts. One day my husband mentioned the cost and I pointed out that in that time he spends more on good coffee, the subject hasn't been mentioned again. cool smiley
Although I sometimes give a manicure voucher as a gift I haven't had my nails done at a salon.
For a very special occasion I have my makeup done.
We treat ourselves to some South Island West Coast whitebait 2 or 3 times a year. I tell myself it is cheaper than having a meal out.
Good wine.

The drone sounds like a lot of fun and I am sure we will see more and more around. One day I was startled to see a/an (unidentified) flying object reasonably close by until I realised that it was a drone.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 09:44AM
I would say my greatest indulgence is buying bottled sparkling water. I know perfectly well I could just drink it from the (filtered) tap, but I like the bubbled stuff...
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 03:27PM
I think my biggest indulgence would be having a cleaner. It is so lovely to have someone come in and do all the dusting and mopping. I work from home, so my justification to myself is that I am not spending money on petrol, make up and clothing if I worked away from home. Also it frees up my weekends (some Saturdays to keep on working mmmm).

And the other indulgence is when we are overseas for a holiday (not work related), I always make sure the last night(s) are in a lovely decent hotel, so we finish off well. We are heading off to Romania to visit family again this year, and finishing with 5 nights at Huntington Beach in Southern California at the Hyatt. Oh and for the start of a holiday, another indulgence is always without fail, a glass of bubbly at the airport for me. I don't care if it's work or a holiday - that glass of bubbly is a must have smiling smiley

Had to do a spot of editing... a naughty apostrophe crept in to where it should not have been!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/2017 03:28PM by Irene Field.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 06:06PM
Hair cut and colour at a hideously expensive salon, I pay $300 but only do this every 3-4 months. I do get it cut in between colours.
I know it is expensive but I also know my hair is difficult and I really trust my hairdresser.

Other than that I guess I don't pay too much attention to the cost of groceries but we don't tend to eat expensive cuts of meat and a percentage of our food is a work expense.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 10:41PM
Mine would be only working very part time. Because of that choice (which my husband and I made shortly before our youngest was born), we don't have a lot of room for extras, e.g. I get my hair cut about twice a year, at $80 a time, I have fairly straight blonde hair, which I wear in a plain style, and greys aren't an issue at the moment with my hair colour. We're by no means hard off, but that choice certainly does impact some unnecessary spending. However, for our family.. the many benefits of me being at home with our children has outweighed the financial gains we may have made had I gone back to work.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/2017 10:43PM by Jenna.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 23, 2017 11:08PM
Marnie - the drone was fun last night though I'm a long way off qualifying for a pilot's licence lol. Mine is an indoor one only as it's pretty small, and I wouldn't fly one where it would intrude on others anyway. I'm trying to persuade the operations manager to let me fly it in the warehouse after the staff have gone for the day, and he can fetch it when/if it gets stuck in the racking. Unkindly, he's not keen! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 26, 2017 02:44AM
Heather - I'm curious about your drone - what does it actually do? Fly and film things? or am I completely off the mark?
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 26, 2017 05:58AM
Heather, I had a smile about you wanting to fly the drone in the warehouse. Who knows what it may lead to.

A few months ago (in a Facebook group to which I belong) I saw a little video, taken via a drone, of an area that was part of my childhood. I played it over and over. Not long after I was at a West Coasters' Association dinner and mentioned it. To my surprise someone sitting at the same table said he had taken and posted the video. (He also grew up in the same region.) He has been trying out his drone for some time and has all sorts of ideas of how he would like to use it.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 26, 2017 04:46PM
Totally off subject (sorry) - but about drones! Mother's Day morning my daughter-in-law arrived asking me to come outside. So I stepped outside and into the back yard, not exactly sure what she was on about, but she seemed quite excited. We waited five minutes and nothing happened but she kept looking up at the sky. Remembering our son had very recently bought a drone I asked if we were awaiting on a flight. She laughed and said yes. Nek minnit the drone was hovering above and D.I.L.'s face dropped and exclaimed 'the drone must have dropped it'! I asked 'dropped what?'. The drone was having it's first flight carrying a box (size 10 slippers, and not light fluffy slippers, but the real solid-sole type) and it apparently got lower and lower coming across the paddocks from his house to our house and our son had to turn it around and bring it back to him before everything went down!

I received my lovely slippers via the road later that day!
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
May 27, 2017 05:29AM
IngridO - no you're not off the mark at all. The v expensive drones are used a lot these days for commercial aerial filming, and real estate agencies here use them for aerial shots of property - I'm sure they do in NZ too. Some can be paired to your smart phone so they follow you, and I've seen clips of cross country bike riders using theirs to film themselves. Alas all my $19 one can do, after I learn how to not crash it into the curtains, walls etc lol, is fly back, forth, sideways and roll over midair. I bought as just a bit of fun and it has kept us laughing, mainly because atm we're so rubbish at flying it. I think ones about $200 or so can have a GoPro type camera fitted, but I didn't want to spend that sort of $$.

Marnie - I can see a real future for all sorts of video uses, and I've seen drone racing on YouTube. That made me laugh too - they're so small and fast you can't really see much!

Dawn - loved the slipper story! Someone over here was prosecuted for sending one to Bunnings to pick up a sausage & bread that the various scouts do on a Saturday morning. Can you just imagine the bugs and critters that might have stuck to it, not to mention it would have been cold anyway.

I've since had a fly of one quite a lot bigger than mine (mine is about 200mm across), and the bigger one was much easier to fly. This bigger one came from KMart here, about $39 I think.
Re: Whats your biggest indulgence?
June 01, 2017 05:20AM
i spend 150 $ every month for eyelash extension
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