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Turn your tax rebate into relaxation

Preparing your tax return isn’t what most people would consider a pleasure, but getting money back on your return is when the fun begins.

While you’re waiting for the cheque to arrive in the mail, you may want to consider how you want to spend your money, and investing in a makeover may be the way to go.

Often beauty buys can go on the back burner when other bills are looming, but making yourself look and feel good are great ways to invest your extra cash.

If your tax return was low, you can still invest in a makeover. A full makeup application from MAC Cosmetics and an eyeshadow palette is a great purchase. The makeup artists from MAC choose colours that complement your skin tone, recommend what kind of look will suit your face, and help you choose the right palette to create the look at home. Each refill colour, $13. Empty Pro Palette eyeshadows x 4 case, $6.

Get a whole new look for your crowning glory — your hair. Depending on where you live prices can vary, but getting a whole new cut and colour will give you a fresh new look. Add in a moisturizing hair treatment and you’ll give your hair healthy refresh.

If you’re thinking of getting rid of unwanted hair permanently, investing your tax return in laser hair removal sessions may be the way to go. A package of laser hair removal treatments will rid you of underarm hair. Helen Ormston, owner of Gentle Touch Laser in Halifax, says that it’s a great way to invest your money. “When you compare laser to waxing, it’s much cheaper,” says Ormston. “Waxing is a lifetime of ongoing treatments, but laser is an upfront payment.”

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If stubborn fat pockets are worrying you, you may want to put your return toward Ultrashape, a non-surgical way of fighting bulges and breaking down fat cells, which can reshape your stomach, thighs and hips. Dr. Tom Woo from Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa in Calgary says this is a great way to feel better about you body.

“Studies say three treatments gives you anywhere from two to three inches reduction around the waist,” says Woo. “That’s one to three notches on your belt. When you think of it that way, that’s pretty tremendous.”

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