Sunday, March 27, 2011


I love to be massaged but I can't afford it often. I tend to go one to two times a year as a treat for me.  I wish I could go more often, by making friends with a massage therapist or finding a school that offers good massages cheap.  Until then I have to pay the usual rate like everyone else.

I've been waiting for the right group discount in Montreal to get a Massage package and I found it.  I paid 75 dollars for a 60 minute massage, a manicure, and a pedicure.  The nice thing about this deal is that this particular spa I walk past every Tuesday and Wednesday.  Its right next to Peel Metro station.  I intend to go one tuesday or wednesday after work.  I bought this via


Hair removal

I can admit it publicly. I have a hair problem.  I have some hair growing in the wrong places.  It makes me self conscious.  I don't want to get into the details but it's honestly a daily struggle for me to get rid of the hair that I find humiliating.  I wax, shave, epilate, trim and have tried electrolysis & lazer hair.   The last two I quit doing early because of the costs. You name it I have done it.  I came across this deal finder promotion valid only today in Montreal for 6 lazer hair treatments for 89 bucks I jumped on it.  I bought two for good measure.  This spa is pretty close to my new job.  I think if it were near my sisters job in NYC I would have bought it too.  I also bought another group buy website deal that was too good to pass up today.  I will share that link soon.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Furniture Upgrades

I bought a condo last year.  I had a few grand to spend on furniture at the time.  I spent it on a new pull out couch and a kitchen table.  I love the kitchen table.  I am happy the couch.

My bedroom needed a change.  I had an IKEA malm bed which is pretty attractive but it was a little broken on the inside.  It also took up a lot of space around the edges of the mattress and left little room for other furniture.  So I saw an ad for a new bedroom set and decided to go for it.  I bought the entire set of one armoire, a bed, a dresser with mirror, and two side tables for 50 dollars. I hired movers for 65.  I love the set.  It changed my bedroom.  I have room for all my clothing now, and additional storage.  I also gained inches in the bedroom because of a difference in the way the bed was made.  You can't see the entire set in this photo but you can get the gist of my new set.

The set isn't perfect it's slightly damaged with scratches on the bedside table tops and a little dent in the base of the bed that's not noticeable.  I kept my own mattress and don't recommend ever taking a used mattress.

I love my new bedroom set.  It is such an improvement.  What do you think of my new set?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cheap Girl's Got a New Fabulous Job

So I had mentioned that I have been under-employed for some time.  I lost my primary job in June.  My life situation is such that I can't work a 9-5 position.  There is a lot of reasons for this, but I am not able to work that schedule, with my current life needs.  I needed a job with a flexible schedule, that payed a living wage, within my speciality, that didn't require me to write in french.  It took a while but I finally found the right fit.

I am so excited to have my new job and now I can return to being fabulous starting with the buy one get one half off sale at Reitmans.  Keep following me I should be making updates soon.