Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Spending Ban for the month of May (and a little payday spend yesterday)

There was a twitter conversation between a few of us about doing a spending ban in May.  I failed miserably in my 100 day ban recently so thought I should be able to do 31 days!  You can see all the people taking part on Kat's blog here.  

I'm not going to do weekly updates this time but I will do a post at the middle of the month and the end letting you know how I've got on and things I'm wanting.   I'm only banning beauty spending this time as I can't live without my magazines!

I buy two beauty boxes at the moment - Amarya and SoukSouk (They are an on-going subscription which will give me my beauty fix for the month!)

Onto the payday spends...

I split the Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase set (from Harvey Nichols) with my mum.  One item had to be skincare so she chose Resilience Lift Night Cream.  I picked up a present for a friend's birthday for the second item.  Nicole, the very helpful assistant at the counter said if I spent £11 more I would be eligible to receive the Gift with a £110 purchase...well...it would be rude not to - so to make it up to the required spend (a little bit over) I picked up Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Graphite.


In the gift:
A handbag and cosmetic bag
Re-Nutriv Hydrating Cream Cleanser 30ml
Re-Nutriv Softening Lotion 30ml
Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Age Corrective Creme 15ml
Pure Colour Eyeshadow/Lipstick palette
Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick - Pinkberry Cream
Pure Colour Gloss - Plum Divine/Pink Innocence
Sumptuous Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara


Here is the contents of the Gift with a £110 spend 

A cute cosmetic bag
Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin EDP 5ml - this appeared in my wants in week 6 of my spending ban - it's gorgeous!
bareMinerals eyeshadow in Precious
YSL mini Effet Faux Cils Black mascara
Full size Butter London Nail polish in West End Wonderland
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13g
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Mask 10ml
Elemis Triple-Enzyme Resurfacing Face Wash 50ml
Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer 15ml
Clarins Advanced Firming Neck Cream 30ml
Shu Uemura Skin Purifier 
ESPA 24-hr Replenishing Moisturiser 7ml
Lancome Visionnaire 5ml
Eve Lom Cleanser sachet and cloth
invitation card to visit Laura Mercier counter for make up session

32 comments:

  1. Oh my god they are amazing gifts! Good luck with your May spending ban, I'm sure you'll be fine xx

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    1. I know! Was really pleased. Surely I can manage a month ;) x

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  2. I am doing a May spending ban too and hopefully it will last into June as well. X

    vanessaswhimsicalworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck! Look forward to reading about how you are doing with it x

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  3. Good luck with the spending ban, I don't think I could manage it :)

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    1. Thanks! I failed miserably on my last attempt this time I am determined! x

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  4. good luck with the spending ban! That little haul should keep you going ;) The HN GWP looks amazing! x

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    1. Thanks Kat! We can do it :) x

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  5. I too am going on another ban! All i have is beautylishious!

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    1. Good luck! Hope it goes well x

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  6. Oh my, amazing products. Good luck with the spending ban, I feel for ya :-(

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    1. I was really pleased with my haul! Thanks x

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  7. Great post! Good luck with the ban your braver than I am !

    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, hopefully I'll manage it this time x

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  8. Fab selection!!! Good luck with the ban too. Xx

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  9. I think I need to do a may spending ban too! I have a ongoing plan limiting my purchases for the year, but I think I need to go a whole month without buying anything.

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  10. Good luck with the spending ban! Great haul :-) xx

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  11. Good luck with your ban. That gift looks amazing. I always try to get my stuff when it's on deals. M xx

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    1. Thanks really pleased with everything x

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  12. Oh my gosh, those gifts are AMAZING! Hopefully this is enough to keep you going during your spending ban, good luck! xo

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  13. That is an incredible GWP! Such a good idea to go halves on it with your mum too! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. They are always really good at Harvey Nics! I know! It makes it much more affordable! x

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  14. Yay great idea! I'm looking forward to your spending ban blogposts :) x

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    1. thanks although I'm only going to do one in the middle and then a catch up this time x

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