Monday, 14 May 2012

Spending Ban!

I've been seriously overspending on beauty products, magazines and posting swaps so I've decided on a spending ban on everything apart from necessities running from today to 14th June eek!  I'm giving myself £10 a week for necessities (and any extras like coffees/water at work).  It's packed lunches for the next month.


I am allowed to buy the Latest in Beauty box (if I fancy it), its available at the end of the month but only if I have enough funds in my paypal account and I will purchase a couple of Glamour magazines at the end of the month for the free Benefit trial sizes (from my £10 budget).  I'll get my beauty fix from pre-paid boxes - JolieboxAmarya and Amitee.

I'll keep you updated weekly.  I'll just have to find another way to spend my lunchtimes - I normally hit the shops... 


p.s. I got a sneaky wee purchase in on Saturday night! I am loving the AD Skin Synergy Nourish Night Treatment from the Amarya box (a review of this product will follow tomorrow) and with 20% off all products featured this month I bought the Travel set. 

12 comments:

  1. Good luck :) I really should do this to...but Superdrug have 3 for 2 on all make up so I want to use this as an oppurtunity to try out some stuff ive been wanting for aaages. But after that I think I might go on a spending ban until my birthday in July :D

    Good luck though :D
    Jess
    xxx

    http://sugar-and-sparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! It's going to be so difficult! But I have way too much stuff to use. Will look forward to seeing your purchases from Superdrug though :) x

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  2. I totally need to do this! I'm a sucker for make-up right now! Best of luck - I will try my best to go along with you although I can't promise I'll be amazing at the moment. Your detox post was a good read too - I used to detox every 6 months or so but my will power has waned recently. Hope your feeling better for it! Inspiring me to get my motivation back :oD

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. I'm so glad I popped over to yours! New on my reading list!

    Lara xxx

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  3. Ooo good luck! Whenever I've done spending ban, I always find myself reading in my lunch breaks instead of going shopping, so take a good book with you and it might help to stop the lure of the shops! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ah good idea! I normally have a book with me to read on the bus, and once it stops raining I can sit outside and read x

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  4. I was just spend too much so something had to be done about it - I know it will be hard though! - probably as hard as weaning myself off wine ;) Oh cool that is really great. Thank you - my first time detox - I can't believe how much more energised I feel. Fantastic! Love your blog x

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  5. Good luck! Big commitment but this will let you rediscover some of you forgotten beauty products!

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    1. Thanks! Huge! I'm up for the challenge though it scares me a bit! x

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  6. I might have to join you on this!! Good luck!! I keep track of what I spend on product on my Google Calendar so it can stare me in the face!

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    1. Thank you! That is cool idea. I do a budget for all my spending so maybe after I'm finished the month I should do this for beauty products. x

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  7. Budgeting has never been a problem for me. Mainly because I have no choice but to keep it reined in. LOL! It' tiresome, living with a bijou beauty budget, but needs must. You'll get used to it pretty quickly.

    Ali x

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    1. thanks for the encouragement - I need it! There is a Harvey Nics 15% discount night coming up, I normally go along with friends but I'm giving it a miss this time x

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