Frugal Friday #7 – Pink Hair & Reduction central!

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen my story yesterday where I showed the world my newest hair adventure into a funky shade of PINK! Now when I say pink, its more of a unicorn, pastel, candyfloss kind of look, which whilst cool, isn’t what I intended, and thus has taken some getting used to!

Its been ages since I dyed my hair myself and as I haven’t had an opportunity to go to to the hairdressers since December it was all too tempting. So in an attempt to (a) save money and be frugal, and (b) save time and stress, I decided to grab a box dye and colour it myself at home. For ages I have wanted to use the pastel lilac from LIVE colour, just to keep my bright blonde (which I love) only adding a subtle lilac tone. So for £3.99 in Home Bargains I decided to take the plunge and go for it…only it came out pink…like candy floss! I think I do love it now, it’s blonde until the light hits it, which is quite fun. I never imagined at 32 having pink hair, but hey ho – it’ll fade in a few weeks and as its quite subtle its really different to me!

This weeks other frugalities has been all about the yellow stickers…I literally struck gold on Monday in Asda when a quick clothing return turned to reduction central down the fruit and veg aisle!

Reductions into meals

On my way to the checkouts, I noticed a stack of fruit and veg that had all be reduced, so me being me had a little sneaky look. It turned out it was all half price and so I filled a basket with stuff for that weeks dinners. Spinach, diced root vegetables, cherry tomatoes and salad bags. I then headed to the chilled section, and low and behold it was another gold pot of yellow reduction stickers. Here I picked up chicken and prawns, a few other bits to make them into a meal, and 5 minutes later my weekly shop rang in at £20!!!!

From it this week we have enjoyed – 

*Feta and spinach quasadilla’s with zesty salad (bagged salad. corn, tomatoes, spring onions, corriander, lemon juice)
*Homemade vegetable and lentil soup (didn’t turn out great as I under cooked the veg, but the meal was there)
*Pesto chicken with carrot and swede, and greens
*homemade spag bol

The other expense of the £20 was on 2 bags of fruit (bananas and satsumas), natural yogurt, milk, crisps and cereal… Oh and I have prawns and bagged veg in the freezer for 2 more meals and plenty of salad still going strong too! GET IN! That is some serious thriftiness even for me. I have decided I may have a browse round ASDA more on a Monday morning, who knows, my weekly shop might just stick at £20 hahaha. So yes, always have a nosy in the reductions…you might just hit the jackpot.

In other news we received our passes this week to be Sealife Ambassadors over at Scarborough, which will be perfection when we move house. I must say, I am rather excited for this and to be working with them over the next 12 months, and once again am feeling very grateful for my corner of the web!

1 Comment

  1. March 11, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love your hair Mary and it totally suits you. Well done on all those bargains, and your meals sound delicious. My husband nipped into Asda the other day and came back with a bag of food, all for 3p each !!!!!! Love getting bargains like you. Well done on being an ambassador for Scarborough sealife, we have visited there a few times when the kids were younger x
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