Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Spending Ban - Update 1

A whole week has passed since I started my 100 Day Spending Ban and I've only been tempted by the Abahna Sale but I managed to resist.

paperblanks* sent me this beautiful journal to record my spending - at the front I'm recording my spending and at the back writing down my current  "wants".  The journal is from the Silver Filigree Collection - Shadow Classic Mini.

"The filigree pattern adorning the cover was originally designed and handcrafted in Germany circa 1800.  The art of filigree is a moving testament to the human drive to ornament in order to delight the eye and the spirit".






I only spent £15.40 in week 1 - and it was mainly bus fares apart from mid week when I needed chocolate and crisps!  I think I need to start walking to work (well maybe home from work!)

These are the products I'm lusting after this week:


Roques O'Neil Discover Me Set - a beautiful little set with a selection of pamper products.



Robert Piguet Blossom EDP 100ml - this scent sounds gorgeous with notes of orange blossom and neroli - a great spring/summer scent.





Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Honey Bath - I've just finished a mini of the creme brulee one and it was gorgeous.  I read an amazing review of this product on Thom's blog.


REN Citrus Limonum Prebiotic Hand Cream - I read a review on The Beauty Shortlist which made me want to try this.


Temple Spa Body Truffle - I absolutely adore the Skin Truffle so was super excited to hear about the launch of Body Truffle.


So that's my wants for this week.  At the end of my spending ban I'll do a round up of which products I'm going to buy.  Are you doing the spending ban?


*free sample

24 comments:

  1. Such a cute notebook! :) I'm not on a spending ban but I'm trying to cut down how much I spend on bus fares, it's £1.40 each way like it is for you so I might start walking home twice a week, and then hopefully do it everyday once I'm a bit fitter! Good luck with no spending this week :) xx

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    1. Gorgeous isn't it. I know once the clocks change I'm going to try and walk home twice a week. Thanks very much x

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  2. The journal's are lovely aren't they :) x

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  3. That notebook is lovely! Im not on a spending ban but im trying to use up what i have already got in my collection - discovering some old favourites. Doesnt stop me totting up a wishlist as long as my arm. I must resist! I probably have something similar already in my collection!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. We all need wish lists ;) I'm looking forward to seeing how much I still want from my weekly ones when the ban ends. I'm the same got loads of similar things in my stash x

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  4. Well done Sandra! Keep up the good work. Those journals do look lovely x

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    1. Thank you :) I'd definitely pick one up in future x

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  5. Your journal is so pretty Sandra, as is that want list! I've used Trilogy's shampoos before and they are wonderful. Keep up the good work.

    Ali x

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    1. :) I know! These ones have just been launched at Naturisimo. Thanks long way to go though I'm enjoying using my stash! x

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  6. That journal is a great idea to keep track of things. As I get older, I see that my brain is no longer able to keep track of my aimless spending and the plethora of wants.

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    1. I know! I'm looking forward to going back to my notebook to see my "wants" x

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  7. the journal is gorgeous!!
    I havent been recording my spending - think maybe i should start so i can see xx

    keep up good work :)

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    1. I know its so pretty! Thank you x

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  8. Well done on your first week Sandra! That notebook is so pretty :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Thanks Evelyn - it wasn't so bad and I love spending less! I'd have stocked up on Abahna, got the Trilogy shampoo & Conditioner from Naturisimo at least ;) Got so much to use up and keep finding things I'd forgotten I have! x

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  9. I've not recorded my spending as my ban is only on beauty/skincare. I'm doing fantastically well at not just saving but earning too. That reminds me, I'll update progress later this evening! Keep strong and keep saving! x Gem ( http://wwwblackstarrynight.blogspot.co.uk/ )

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    1. Well done sounds like you are doing great! Thank you x

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  10. Well done =) The journal is a great idea. I have been finding the spending ban a lot harder than I thought! x

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    1. Thanks! It is good for keeping track of spending/wants. The first week was not too bad - I avoided the shops and looking online x

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  11. How pretty - love the filigree! X

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    1. It is, I'm really pleased - a great handbag size too x

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  12. That journal is stunning! You are doing so well, and being super dedicated writing everything down! xx

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    1. It is gorgeous! I'm loving using it - especially to write my "wants" be great to look back at and see if I still "want"! x

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