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Not With My Money!

LOL @ I give up. 

So I had this chat with my friend Deedee (not real name) this afternoon. Deedee complains often that I'm too low maintenance. This afternoon I put up one of the pictures above as my whatsapp display picture and she immediately sent me a message to say that I would look much better wearing long weaves. 

Do you know I actually agree with Deedee? I would look way prettier with long bouncy weaves. But no matter how much money I make, I can't seem to part ways with 100k to buy hair, not because it's too expensive or not worth it, but because I'd always find something better to do with the money. I have a few weaves that were given to me by my elder sister before she became a naturalista which I still use occasionally, and when I really really REALLY need to, I could buy a very affordable weave of about 50k at most but I've never spent over 60,000 on hair and I don't think I could. I have friends who spend as much as N400,000 on one weave and to them it's money well spent. Me, honestly I just can not! LOL. I'd much rather spend much less cash on my durable kinky braids and take my mind off my hair for months so that I can focus on other things. 

But I realize everyone has those things that they absolutely can't spend cash on. Some people can never buy perfumes. My sister, for example. She loves and has some of the most expensive perfumes but she believes that perfumes ought to be given as gifts and never bought with one's own money. Some people can't spend their money on books, if they cannot get an e-copy then that's that. Some absolutely refuse to spend money eating out and would much rather go to the market and cook what they want. Some refuse to take a taxi when they can take a bus. Some refuse to fly business class and insist on economy. Some would NEVER pay to attend a business (or motivational) conference and so on. 

It's not due to lack of cash, the cash could actually be in abundance but you just find there are certain things you that you cannot part with (good) cash for. 

Do you have one of those things you hate to spend your money on? Gist me. ☺️



  1. You look nice in your braids if that's what you like. I only like straight weave and they are affordable Hmmmmmm, this life is funny though in the sense that it just depends on you. I was telling my friend the other day, that I can spend loads of money on dresses and shoes but I don't own a good wristwatch (cause she complainedabout the Aldo one I had on). So yh I hate to spend money on wrist watches so I'll rather get the cheap one. But when it comes to clothes I'm all out!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I'm a leo,i love my mane. I WILL spend on hair when my money is ready to.

    Things I've said wee not eat my money just laidat:

    1) make-up artists (im amazed at people who pay to have their faces beat for every event they attend. Can't you just learn the damn thing for urself?

    2) a number of things you mentioned *covers face*

  3. I hate to spend money on perfumes,the fact that I have to use over 20k to buy perfume?nah!!! I feel they should come as gifts ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ...All my weavons are synthetic,who Brazilian epp?TNHW

    1. Lmao @ synthetic hair! I'd rather braid as i no kuku geh money๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Thelma, we are on the same boat. I love nice weaves but for the life of me, i cant spend beyond 50/60k.

    I only indulged myself during my wedding n got a long 70k weave . Once i fix them once or twice i give to my sister or nice friend.

    As for shoes, i just will buy and biyy , and often times not wear them.

    I was once a book freak, it was a monthly affair. Now im on a break. Haven't read plenty of the books.

    These days im tryna be a smart money woman. I haven't indulged in any shopping spree, i look forward to November when I should.
    Money please fall on me like Egbon Walesh. lolz

  5. Thelma I have one Uncle that can give you 350 thousand for hair and you're his spec. Are you interested?

    1. Lool, Uncle sharer bawo? Wehdon Sir/Ma

    2. LMAO @uncle sharer. Thelma Oya come and see someone that wants to pimp you(dont know if that's the right word to use though. Lol)

  6. I just hate to spend money on fast food especially when i know it wii not 'bellefull' me๐Ÿ˜ก.
    Meanwhile T you'd look so good on long weaves, really, and please kindly bring the photos here when you decide to try it out.

  7. I don't even know what I can spend so much money on like that. I love gowns but I don't think I can spend so much on them sha, maybe when I start having that much. I still dream of owning a big science lab though. Things that interest me are just books and books and books. Thank God for my sister and my mum in my life that is helping my matter small small. If not I will just look like a village girl that force herself into Lagos life.

  8. I don't even know, me I shaa buy anything I like biko. Lol, but I don't spend unnecessarily

  9. Mine will be bags.I can carry a bag for one year if you let me. The highest I paid for a bag is 10k after haggling for almost an hour because I just didn't see any reason to pay so much for a bag.The stress of loading and offloading stuffs from one bag to another is the major reason. I just stick to one till it starts to shed blood on my skin.

    1. We are sisters... you just don't know it yet!

      I own just 2 hand bags. They were given to me this year by a friend's mom.

      My backpack and I everywhere I go. I'm just learning to carry hand bags.

      Sunshine bought a handbag recently for kinikan dollars... I was just shaking my head. I can't abeg.

      Bags... Wristwatch ๐Ÿ˜’ hair, make-up and jewelry(that goes without saying)...

  10. Jewellery. I can't be caught dead using as much as #1000 to buy jewellery talk more of using a lot of money. An earring of at most #300 is ok for me. Don't do necklaces and not a fan of bracelets either. Gifting me with jewellery is a waste cos I won't use it properly.
    In the nearest future I can buy and save so as to resell when there is a hike in the price but not to use, I don't value it.

  11. Things that can eat my money includes clothes, shoes but never bags, makeup, perfumes.

  12. "...Some refuse to fly business class and insist on economy. Some would NEVER pay to attend a business (or motivational) conference...".

    That's so me. Don't understand why I should get a business class ticket for an average one hour trip, or pay close to 10 gees just to listen to "business advice". I can't even imagine how people do this. Lol. Then taking taxis is only if I know it's obviously going to be a long day, or it's a wet day, or the buses going my route are really know. If not, danfo or BRT please. No time...

  13. I have not spent enough money on anything for that matter to judge what will take my money and what won't. I just pay my tithe and eat๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  14. 1) Cant pop crazy expensive bottles in the club. Because shiii...I know the real price of these drinks in the super market.
    2) Back in the days...wont pay for sex. But I can give a hoe cab money and its not more than N2000. Scheew.
    3) Never spent alot of money on phone before. Thanks to my wife. Always keeps my updated with new phones.


  15. I can spend my last money on shoes...omg
    I love shoes, and clothes, and maybe wrist watches when the mega bucks comes.

    I can't buy a business class ticket with my money...all na the same destination.
    I cant buy hair or up to 100k sha, maybe someday.
    I can't spend outrageous sums on bags too...kolewerk

  16. I can spend money on many money I just no get. I will enter BIZ class and collect the fresher breeze. I can spend money on bags. I can spend money on jewelry and not wear it...I just admire it.

    I find it hard to spend money on clothes $100 is my hard limit.
    I cant buy hair- the most i have spent is n30k on indian hair. I am ok with expression braids abeg.
    Oh I wont spend money on cars either๐Ÿ˜‚ - my husband sold the car he met me with one time i travelled. He gave me his own car๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

  17. I missed this blog and how real it is. I miss you Thelma.

    1. missed your presence too. Chrisyinks

  18. I can always go beyond my budget to buy a handbag and wristwatch I love,but I will never spend anything more than little on jewelry because they will eventually end up in a friend or acquaintance closet.

  19. I can spend money on anything as far as it will last me a long time. One thing I don't do is collect items. I have just one good hand bag, one good wrist watch, one good court shoe (mumsie got me another two months ago), etc. etc.. I will use the good stuff until it dies then replace it with another good one.

    These days tho, I've bought more clothes with my money this year than I have in the past 5 years combined, I think that's my new vice.. lol

    My sister is a shoe collector tho, as far as it's pretty, she will buy it or beg mumsie to get it for her.

  20. Hmmm..i can't spend my money on jewelleries never especially necklaces ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  21. Won't spend so much money on weaves,jewelry but like sunshine will spend money on a good handbag and wrist watch then use them till they die. J

  22. I think I can actually spend money on anything so long as its spare cash and there's enough spare cash. But maybe I won't spend so much money on bags sha.

  23. And then I love houses so I'll definitely be spending money on that when I start working

  24. I'm still battling with paying additional N270K for a premium economy ticket! I'll rather do Economy.

    Perfumes, Weaves, Make-Up/cosmetics...I do not understand the reason I would need to spend so much to acquire them.


  25. Let me get the money first then I will know what I can and can't buy with it..


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