Tuesday, 15 January 2013

100 Day Spending Ban

Well I've been talking about doing a 100 day spending ban for long enough and now the day has arrived!

Also taking part from today is Jo from Beauty and the Books, Caroline from Musings of a Beauty Addict Mum, Nardine from Live...Laugh...Love, Katherine & Sarah from Grace Louise Beauty and Emily at Rosella

The ban will run from 15 January - 24 April

My birthday falls within the ban time so if I am lucky enough to get given any money or vouchers I will be allowed to spend them.

I have two months to run of Joliebox (now Birchbox) and have a sub to Amarya.  I also sneakily purchased February's Beautylishious bag last week. I am not allowed to buy any Latest in Beauty boxes or any other items apart from deodorant or cotton wool pads.

I am allowed to buy birthday presents (for family and friends) and a Valentine's gift for hubby.

I am not allowed to buy any books, clothes or magazines (apart from my subscription ones which are already paid for).

Take lunch to work and try to limit spending on extras like crisps, juice and chocolate.




I will need to get a haircut and my roots done before the 100 days is up - so I am allowing myself this spend.

You can see the other bloggers taking part over at Grace's blog All that Slap and Evelyn has done a list with spending ban updates which you can see here.  Marvelle at Blog of Shadows is also keeping an updates list.

32 comments:

  1. Good luck! That collection definitely doesn't need any more additions so have fun using it all up!

    Lola | LolaStarHearts xx

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    1. Thank you! I know I've got a healthy collection ;) x

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  2. Good luck, I think it looks like you have enough supplies to get through it though lol x

    Angela x

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I guess I won't run short ;) x

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  3. You're so strong. I admire you!
    Sophie x / http://f-ckandmakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm a bit scared tbh x

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  4. This is great Sandra, I am backing you all the way. I've seen lots of people doing this challenge and I think it's a fab idea, just think how virtuous you will feel at the end of it! I'm technically not doing the challenge, I'm prone to failure and will probably cry and end up in a wet heap if I succumb to a purchase or 5! But I am trying to emulate the challenge as much as possible, I decided to seriously cut back on my spending this year and from the 1st January I started and 2 weeks in and I've spent nothing! Feels pretty good actually. I shall be watching your progress and wish you all the best!

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    1. I had a sneaky wee purchase last night! Sounds like you are doing good! And thanks for the good wishes - I'll need them xxx

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  5. This is an interesting one, good luck, you are very strong. I would love to do it one day but during these months I will travel to some nice cities where shopping is irresistible so I will wait for another time.

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    1. Thank you! I kind of think I'm going to find it difficult especially with all the new beauty launches coming up! x

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  6. My personal budget is so bijou these days, it's damn near invisible. I find that pretty much keeps the overspending on a tight leash. LOL! Looking forward to watching your progress with this though Sandra.

    Ali x

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    1. awwh! Thanks Ali. Today's been good the only money I've spent is my bus fare! x

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  7. Good luck to everyone! :)
    I've re-subscribed to birchbox... Can't wait. X

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    1. Thank you :)
      Hope you enjoy your box x

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  8. Hello lovely, i'm on week2 - look forward to reading your updates. xx

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    1. I'll go check out your progress :) x

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  9. I definitely need to do this! I've just spent far too much in the last 2 months! I'd love to hear how you get on with it :)

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. It is quite a daunting thought! But an interesting one too x

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  10. Good luck, I'm sure you'll do just fine! :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  11. That's great that you're doing this, hope it goes well! :) x

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    1. Thanks very much! Fingers crossed x

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  12. Very best of luck! Great blog by the way :)

    Amy (From Me For You)

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your blog I'm your first follower! x

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  13. Good luck! I started the ban yesterday also; I'm glad I'm not the only one! x

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    1. Thank you! Good luck to you too hope your ban goes well! I'm always tempted by products but determined to do it x

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  14. I need to do this so badly. I have spent far too much money in the last month :(

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    1. Please join us! Marvelle at Blog of Shadows is keeping an updated list http://www.blogofshadows.com/2013/01/100-day-no-spending-challenge-update-2.html x

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  15. Good luck hun! That collection is massive!

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    1. Thank you! I know! Be good to use up some stuff x

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