Spending ban update

So, I've now officially been on a ban for 2 weeks. I'm not going to lie -  it's been hard and I may have had a minor slip up.

I got over excited last week and decided to order some Real Techniques brushes from the US as they were about half the price of the UK. I can't show you any photos as they haven't arrived yet, but when they do (fingers crossed they do!) I will definitely share.

That aside, I haven't bought any magazines, which are a personal downfall, so I'm very pleased with that. I actually have an awful habit of buying magazines, then if I don't read them immediately, I forget about them, which is a total waste of money.

At the moment, my 'lust list' is pretty small. I'm trying to keep it that way so I don't get tempted and go crazy!  I'm running out of my favourite REN moisturiser so I will decide whether to repurchase this once I assess what alternatives I already have in my stash.

I was in Topshop earlier today and despite gazing at all the nail varnishes, I walked out without anything, which I'm so pleased about.

I'm aiming to continue my spending ban for the next few weeks, so I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Are you on a spending ban? How are you getting on?


  1. Well done in Topshop! I had a minor blip and just ordered in the ELF 48% off sale. I'm trying to justify it by saying I saved money as it was on my wishlist for after the spending ban anyway! But all in all I've definitely saved money!


  2. You know from Twitter that I totally sucked at my spending ban! So I started again today with a clean slate, finger's crossed I stick at it!

    This week's spending diary is here > http://beeskneesofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/save-dont-spend-3.html I cringed writing it, it's shockingly bad :(

    Well done you though :)

    Elspeth xx

  3. Sounds like you are doing good! Don't worry about one slip up! I was nearly tempted by the WIMH Alpha-H mini set x

    1. oooh yes, that did look like great value!

  4. Whenever I say spending ban, my brain tells me something that I don't need but really want and I break lol


  5. You're doing good! I'm 28 days into my spending ban, and I admit, it's really hard! I'm trying not to tempt myself by not going into the makeup sections of stores I go to, but in general, I'm doing good not spending money. Keep up the good work!


  6. Well done, it was only one slip up. I'm the same with magazines too but haven't bought any this year so far. I can see myself failing big time when we meet up in Brum. lol. x

    1. me too - although i might give myself that day off that day, he he :)


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