Friday, 7 March 2014

Spending Ban - Update 1

After #NoBuyJanuary I went off the rails spending wise.  See what I bought here - all very lovely but I could have done without.  

So on 23 February I embarked on another spending ban with an end date of around my birthday in April...but I've decided to keep it going as long as I can (if I'm lucky enough to receive any birthday money I will have a beauty buy or two) but I'd like to see if I can keep the ban up for the rest of the year (or at least until the awesome Liberty GWP deal in October).  I know the only things I'll run short of are deodorant and foundation.

Talking of which...I picked up L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation in Shade 110 Warm Ivory (£8.99 for 20ml in Superdrug). I usually favour Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation but it is so expensive. The L'Oreal one is a good dupe and less than a third of the price.


I also had my eyebrows threaded yesterday but needs must!  Here are my Wants.


I tried samples of the De Mamiel Rose Lip Balm and the Oskia Renaissance Hand Cream recently and it was love at first try.

Antipodes Delight Hand & Body Cream is still on my wishlist from January. I'm struggling to find a UK stockist for this one.

Bloom Remedies Peppermint & Lemongrass Foot Balm* - Marie very kindly sent me a sample of this gorgeous balm. It cares for and nourishes dry and cracked feet.  It featured in my A Pamper for Valentine's Day post.

Are you on a Spending Ban at the moment?

*complimentary

24 comments:

  1. I can vouch for how GORGEOUS Antipodes Delight smells! The Joyful one is my favorite too.

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    1. :) ooh makes me want it more! That's good to know x

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  2. Hm if you are in London at some point, highstreet Kensington wholefoods store stocks antipodes, pretty sure they have that product too xx

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Should be in London later in the year :) x

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  3. Antipodes Delight sounds interesting. I'm using their Divine facial oil at the moment and loving it x

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    1. I first spotted it after reading Kat's (Tales of a pale face) review and instantly wanted it! I love Divine Face oil too. Would like to try some more skincare this year x

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  4. I'ld love to try Antipodes, heard so much about it xx

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    1. What I've tried I've absolutely loved. x

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  5. Good luck with your spending ban! :)


    Stephanie
    missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk

    xxxx

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  6. i'm going on a spending ban as well, dont know how well it will work though haha! xx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. good luck! we can help each other x

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  7. Real Foods has got Antipodes... I've tried their rosehip oil, which seemed to make quite a difference and now trying their skin plumping serum, which I don't think is... xe

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    1. Hi Eva love having a browse in there at their beauty stuff - must have another look soon. Your skin is lovely whatever you are using works x

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  8. Hi dear, this is a great post and you have a lovely blog, I hope we can follow each other, if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN please let me know so I can follow you back.

    www.love-joice.com

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    1. Thanks very much. I'll check you out! x

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  9. Good luck with keeping it going! I will try along side you x

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    1. Thanks Sam! Good to hear :) x

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  10. I admire your dedication. I have just made a sneaky Bodhi purchase. Need to crack down again.

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    1. thanks! I think that's allowed if you bought from cutecosmetics! x

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  11. oh, I really want to try this foundation, since I love the maestro. do you rate it as a good dupe? I heard it accentuates dry patches :( xx

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    1. I think it's a good dupe with a nice colour. It's a little bit runnier than Maestro and I found it a bit greasy on my skin after a few hours but for the price you can't go wrong! x

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  12. I have been reading your blog through after coming across your blog after doing a google search for a product. I especially like seeing your wants wish list. The reason I'm commenting on this one, is because I have recently purchased the Bloom Remedies foot balm and I love it. The smell is lovely to. It is fast becoming my favourite foot product.

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    1. Thanks. Gorgeous isn't it. Their Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang Rescue Balm is lovely too x

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