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Summer Beauty Makeover #SummerOfGroupon

This post brought to you by Summer of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s been a long time since I last had highlights. I mean a looong time. I thought it had been around six months, and my dark roots were depressing me in the midst of a summer of sunshine and fun. When I spoke to my hairdresser recently and groaned about not having my color touched up in half a year, she replied “Nope, you’ve come in for hair cuts, but you haven’t had your highlights done in two years”…

Two years?? Talk about self neglect. Where did the time go? How did I let myself go for two years??

So when I found some great deals in Groupon‘s Summer Shop for Beach Bodies and beauty deals, I knew it was time for a little me focus. Thus the big beauty makeover (finally) began.

I won’t give you all the nitty gritty details (who wants to hear the details about a Brazilian wax??) but suffice to say, I’m beach ready from head to toe, thanks to Lauren Lavelle Salon, AHS Laser Salon (moms know what pregnancy can do- spider veins, begone! poof!), and more. When I say I had a beach body makeover, I really went to town taking care of my neglected appearance. I enjoyed a massage somewhere along the way for some mood lifting too, but seriously, is anything more mood elevating than a good hair day?

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Brassy dark hair and split ends were replaced by gorgeous sunny highlights, and dry, pale skin has been replaced by hairless, smooth skin, and now when I hit the pools in a few weeks on a getaway with my family, I will feel pretty darned awesome.

Have you checked out the great deals in Groupon’s Summer Shop? Until August 24th, anyone who buys a new local Groupon or redeems an already bought local Groupon will be entered to win a grand prize of $50,000, as well as a medley of other great prizes (each Groupon redeemed is an entry and 15 people each week will win $500) so not only can you save money as you enjoy epic adventures, getaways, and spa deals this summer, but you’ll have the chance to win a big prize.

How have you been making the most of summer? What are your beauty treats?

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  • ohhh I didn’t know they had summer deals in Groupon! Time to go check it out!!

  • Jennifer

    I’ve noticed that the Groupons for my area have been really great this season. I haven’t done much for myself as I’m currently working towards a real estate license, but many of my friends are using Groupon.

    I guess my beauty treat is getting my nails done every two weeks.

  • Penelope

    I saw a Groupon for a real estate license!

  • I normally rely on Groupon when I’m needing a trim or highlights. I have only had one bad experience so far, but not bad enough for me to avoid Groupon. I have found some really, really good stylists on there! 🙂

  • Yay…I really need to get some highlights…I’ll have to pay closer attention to the Groupons. LOVE the split picture too!

  • Next week I’m getting a keratin treatment on my hair so I’m really excited! I hope I like it.

  • I go on the 22nd to get my hair touched up! I had no idea to look on groupons! That picture is really cute!

  • I LOVE the photo(shopped) picture of you looking in the mirror – fantastic 🙂 Our budget unfortunately doesn’t include beauty treatments for me. Just too many other things that need to be paid for in the house and for our daughter’s college education. I should look on Groupon to see if I can find a good deal for a local salon, maybe I’d be able to justify it then!

  • Love the new look!! I love Groupon. I’ve had great experiences except for one time but Groupion was very quick to help me solve the issue with this place.

  • I just love Groupon – I have found so many great deals there!

  • Sounds like some great deals. I love how you did your photo too so cool!

  • I only get my hair highlighted (and sadly cut) once a quarter. I need to find a new salon so will likely go to Groupon for to try out the salon’s services at a discount.

  • I haven’t been able to use groupon for my stylist, but I have been able to score some sweet summer weekend getaways.

  • I love that mirror photo! Ingenious. And, I’m reminded that I really need to get some highlights. You look great!

  • You’re always gorgeous, but I understand the desire to get a makeover and really feel good about yourself. I wish I could afford to do something like this when the boys and I get home, because I am in rough shape!

  • Penelope

    I think us moms just really put ourselves last, especially when our kids are young. I’m surprised when I realize how much time passes since the last time I did something I used to do often and take for granted (I used to get a monthly pedicure, now I get one once a year if I’m lucky). We moms give our kids all our time and money 😉

  • You are going to town with these Groupons! I need to check them out in my area.

  • I’ll have to go check it out. Groupon never has anything for our small town, but maybe that has changed. I’m in need of anew hair!

  • I’d like to have microdermabrasion done, so I need to check and see if I can find a Groupon deal for it. I know I’ve seen them before, but was on the fence about doing it, now I know I want to.

  • I’m so glad to hear that you got to be spoiled this way. I wish I had a good salon to go to in my area! Del is willing to give me a spa day, but there’s none close to me.

    I love that picture with the different views of you in the mirror. I never knew there were so many deals with Groupon available.

  • It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten my hair cut as well. Thanks for the reminder about that and Groupon.

  • I haven’t done anything for my beauty routine but I sure do need a trim!

    Neat photo!