Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Spending Ban - Update 3


Things are going quite well surprisingly although I did buy InStyle magazine for the free beauty supplement.  It gives me hours of enjoyable reading and deciding what products I want to try.  I also picked up my free L'Occitane Hand Cream for L'Occitane reaching 75k fans on Facebook.  I picked Shea Butter (30ml) worth £8.  I also got a nice surprise parcel from Grace at All that Slap Blog - thanks so much Grace!  There is a little surprise in the post to you.

I'm still enjoying using my paperblanks* journal for recording my spending/wants.  I think after the ban finishes I'll use it for blog post ideas and keep recording wants.

Here are the things I've been wanting this week:


RMS BeautyLip2Cheek in Smile - £28 - a tinted mineral stain which can be used on lips and cheeks.  Such a pretty shade.


The Organic Pharmacy Rose Balm (£25 for 10ml) - A new product from The Organic Pharmacy - a multi-purpose balm suitable for lips, nails, hair, and dry skin on the face and body.  Contains Rose, Marigold, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Rosehip and Shea Butter.  I love a multi-purpose product and I bet this one smells divine!



Mitchell & Peach Kentish Cobnut Scrub (£36 for 260g) - I read about this in the beauty pages of Psychologies magazine last week.  Sounds like just my kind of scrub - I like a gritty one and this contains ground shell from cobnuts, sugar, coconut, sweet almond and palmarosa, honey and lavender essential oil.



Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler - £20 - have read so many great reviews about these especially Mez's at All Made Up.


Badger Yoga & Meditation Balm (£6.09 - 28g) - this sounds ideal for de-stressing and calm.


Tara Smith Shampoo & Conditioner - I'm unable to download a photo but you can pick this vegan and natural hair care range at M&S.

How is your spending ban going?  Have you been tempted to buy anything?


*complimentary sample

28 comments:

  1. Your doing really well, I like your wants. I've not found I've wanted anything really since I did my wants post the other week

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    1. Thank you! That is good that you've not wanted anything ;) x

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  2. I still have not yet purchased a Badger Balm, I've known about these for year, everyone loves them but I always forget lol

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  3. Your doing fab!!! That scrub sounds amazing!! Xx

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    1. Thanks Jayne! I know I want...x

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  4. Badger Balm is amazing xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. :) I'll definitely pick one up after the ban then! x

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  5. Keep up the good work hun!
    Love your little notebook :)

    Ax

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    1. Thank you!
      I know such a handy size too x

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  6. You're doing fantastically well Sandra! Keep it up :)

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  7. You really are doing so well Sandra. I hope you are saving the money you aren't spending to treat yourself to something lovely once the spending ban is over, maybe a nice break away somewhere, depending on how much you save of course.
    Angela x

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    1. Thanks Angela! My bank balance is looking a lot more healthy. I'm going to look at all the things I've wanted every week and buy a few...or not if I don't want them anymore ;) x

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  8. Hi there Sweety :)
    Im also trying to not buy lot of stuff but i never be in a sort of ban at all...i guess for me it's a matter of control LOL
    I can tell you that I also have in my wishlist the RMS Lip2cheek Smile, the Rodin Olio Lusso, some May Linstrom products and Tsi La Roll On Perfume but that's a lot of money to spend!

    The badger Balm yoga & meditation is nothing really special..is doesnt linger even 5 minutes in the skin and except the Cheerfull Mind, the other are a lot of money! Here is my Badger Balm tag if you want to know all about this little goodies http://bambiorganics.blogspot.it/search/label/Badger%20Balm

    Big hugs
    xxx

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    1. Rodin Olio Lusso is fab brand! I've got the lip balm and its amazing! I'll check your post - thank you x

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  9. Your doing so well Sandra, I think keeping a little diary of spends is something I might start doing so I can see where all my money goes haha!

    Em

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    Em’s Mixed Bag

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    1. Thanks Emma. Beforehand I was always buying magazines and beauty items I didn't need. I've avoided the shops which helps! x

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  10. Well done for keeping up the spending ban :) The body scrub sounds amazing, I bet it smells incredible too! xx

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    1. Thank you! I am sure it will be amazing! I may be tempted after the ban x

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  11. OMG that scrub sounds amazing!!! Just the kind of scrub I love too. Think it's going on my wishlist now as well! lol. x

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    1. :) I know I thought it sounded gorgeous! It was suggested in the mag to use it on dry skin before getting into the shower x

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  12. I am on a spending ban too! It is so hard with the new MAC Archies collection out! But so far I'm going strong!

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    1. Good to hear you are managing to resist ;) x

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  13. You are so strong to do this ban, go girl : ) I want to get that SU curler as well, in gold color : ) I ordered the olio lusso for face last week, there was 10% on all products on that web page I shared, for st valentines special. Hopefully olio lusso will be good to my skin as well : )

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  14. I an personally vouch the Shu Uemera eyelash curlers are the BEST I have ever used! You def need to purchase them after the ban if you have awful straight short stumpy eyelashes like mine :) Keep up the good work! :D

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    1. I'll definitely pick them up or ask for them for my birthday! x

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