by Kidd & Elizabeth in the Morning,posted Sep 29 2011 2:25AM
According to a recent poll, the average woman spends close to $800 after a breakupâ¦no, not on Ben & Jerryâs and white wine, but on making over her appearance!
The survey found that many women deal with the painful end of a relationship by indulging in retail therapy, with shopping for a fresh wardrobe, splurging on a new hairstyle and signing up for a gym membership among the most common image-improving purchases.
Experts say that women often feel self conscious about their looks after a breakup, and a makeover can be a great way to lift their spirits- and their confidence.
Here's the breakdown from the Daily Mail
--$144 on a new hairdo.
--$62 on tanning.
--$192 on new clothes.
--$96 on new shoes.
--$76 on new make-up.
--$81 on manicures and pedicures.
--And $128 on a gym membership, boot camp, and other attempts to get into shape.
--On top of that, the average woman also spends $109 a week going out once they're single.Â And 11% immediately buy an online dating membership.
Photo credit images_of_money via Flickr
They Got To Me...
The two guys from A Great Big World stopped by the Mix studios to sing their hit, "Say Something" and it happened...I cried.
If you have not listened to the song yet...well...I suggest you do, but don't cry :( These guys are very nice and I wish them nothing but success!
I recently spent some time a La Reve...want to see what I enjoyed?
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12 News Contributor Kidd O'Shea stops by La Reve, 2012 A-List winner for the
Which One Is Your Favorite?
I am getting a custom made suit from Richard Bennett at Mayfair and I need your help. Which one do you like best? Did you know that Richard Bennett makes tailor made suits? This means you will looking amazing this holiday season because you are wearing something that is made just for you. You will feel great knowing you look great and that is when you play great! Visit them today inside Mayfair and let them know I sent you.
Which one is your favorite?
Create a Pest Management Calendar
Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.
No, I'm not talking about smashing insects with the rolled up calendar. Instead, use them to develop a pest-monitoring calendar for next year.
Take a few minutes to review this year's garden journal. Look for notes on any pest problems you encountered. Make a note to watch for these pests in next year's calendar. This helps with early detection; a key to successful control.
Consider adding notes about the weather and control measures you tried that were effective. Try using preventative eco-friendly measures like barriers and traps to prevent problems. Covering your cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower before the cabbageworm moths are active allows you to prevent damage.
Setting out shallow cans of stale beer will help you minimize feeding damage by slugs and snails during wet weather.
A bit more information: No garden journal? This is a good opportunity to create one that includes your growing successes, failures as well as pest problems. Use a spiral notebook, three-ring binder or computer calendar or spreadsheet. Just make it easy and fun. That way you are sure to keep recording, referencing and putting your gardening experiences to work.
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