There’s nothing quite like pampering yourself after a long week, or when an endless series of commitments finally ends. As we head into the busy summer season, it’s more important than ever to set aside time to relax and unwind. But, pampering often comes with a hefty price tag—or does it? Here are five fun, affordable suggestions to treat yourself and your friends this summer.
1. Catch a $1 movie at Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands.
On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, you can see a blockbuster movie for a dollar. Each week brings two new movies that play on both days at 10 am. The $1 movie series runs for nine weeks and opens Tuesday, June 27 with Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age: Collision Course. Regal is located at 940 Park Drive NE.
2. Ladies: Add some bling at francesca’s.
francesca’s women’s fashion boutique showcases fresh summer looks from red coral necklaces and pink chandelier earrings to aquamarine bracelets and much more. Treat yourself with jewelry in the $10 to $20 range. Take advantage of their current BOGO deal: buy one, get one 50% off. francesca’s is located at 1568 Highlands Drive NE.
3. Sip a fine Washington State wine at home.
BevMo! offers one of the largest wine selections in the region and their experts can help pick the ideal affordable wine from Washington State’s Columbia Valley. From the bright, berry flavors in a rosé such as Charles & Charles ($11.99) to the vibrant fruit and balanced acidity of L’École No. 41 Semillon ($12.99), you’ll be spoiled for choice. BevMo! is located at 910 Park Drive NE.
4. Indulge in ultimate relaxation and enjoy professional hair design at Ulta Salon.
With women’s blowouts starting at $27, the stylists at Ulta Beauty create gorgeous looks for any occasion. A professional blowout can last for days, which makes it a great option for weekends. For men, haircuts start at $21. Plus, new clients receive 20 % off their first salon treatment. Ulta Salon is located inside Ulta Beauty at 1480 Highlands Dr. NE.
5. Satisfy your sweet tooth at PinkaBella Cupcakes.
Choose from dozens of cupcakes flavors baked fresh daily at the locally-owned artisan bakery. Brownie delight, caramel macchiato, limoncello, key lime pie, maple bar, and mint chocolate chip are just a few of the choices that PinkaBella offers. Treat yourself to one or share the love and bring home a four-pack. PinkaBella is located at 936 Park Drive NE.