Being in debt and all, I don’t have much of a budget for beauty products these days. I do splash out once every three months for my favourite Estee Lauder foundation but all other make up items are relatively low cost (and purchased infrequently) from the usual UK high street stores such as Boots or Superdrug.
I get my hair done by an extremely cheap mobile hairdresser every 2 to 3 months. This is usually when my hair has grown out so much that I’m afraid of frightening passerbys with my ‘dragged through a hedge backwards’ hairdo. I wear my hair one way only as I don’t have the time or patience to do much else with it. And that is STRAIGHT.
Right back from the days where Jennifer Aniston sported that glossy straight hair style as Rachel from Friends (you know that hairdo where it was feathered to frame her face?), I’ve worn my hair straight. That was probably around 10 years ago and throughout this time, despite hair fashions coming and going, my hair has been long and short but always straight.
To help with quickly sorting my hair out in the mornings, I’ve been using ‘GHD‘ straighteners for years (all that heat is bad for my locks I know). In my opinion, GHDs are the mutt’s nuts when it comes to straightening your hair into submission.
Beauty disaster alert!
I must admit, I panicked somewhat when my GHD styler fizzled, crackled and then finally packed up a month or so ago. For a brief moment I totted up the cost of a new pair in my head and then of course I realised that I am a changed person. I could not simply go out and buy a new pair of GHDs (which cost in the region of £100) just like that! Even a second hand pair of GHDs would cost an arm and a leg looking at those on eBay.
I was about to accept with utter dismay that I was destined to look like a fright for the rest of my journey to debt freedom (or at least until I could save up enough cash for a new pair of GHDs) when suddenly like a lightbulb clicking on, I remembered where I’d kept the box for these straighteners when I’d bought them a year or so beforehand.
Happy days! There in the box was the receipt and not only that, but the guarantee! A guarantee which happily stated a warranty period of two whole years because GHD were so confident that their products would not break!
I quickly boxed up my faulty GHDs and sent them off to the nearest GHD head office (paying £6 in postage). I waited eagerly for the postman for the next three weeks whilst trying to tame my hair each day with not much success. The postman brought nothing but junk mail and the usual bills. I was beginning to give up hope. And then at last, the postman delivered a little box of heaven on Friday last week.
My GHDs had not been repaired but instead replaced with a brand spanking new product – the Ghd 00235 Classic Styler, 1 Inch (affiliate link) in full working order. Thank you very much GHD! I am very grateful for your assistance! I’m pleased to say that I’m now looking like my usual self and feeling back to normal. 🙂
Have you girls and guys ever suffered from beauty or grooming disasters whilst on a budget?
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