I find spending bans really hard. I tried to take part in one earlier this year and quite frankly, failed miserably. I've been thinking about doing another one for a while, and after getting home last night and hearing a visitor to my house had seen my stash in the bathroom and called it 'mental', I thought now was a good time to start!
My plan is to initially go for one month. I managed three weeks before, so really, this should be achievable (I say this now...). I've come up with a few rules to keep me on the straight and narrow.
1. No buying beauty products. Unless I run out of an essential, then it's not being bought.
2. One magazine per week. I have a massive magazine habit and have quite a few stuck at home still unread. My aim is to stick to one per week to help ease the pain a little (especially as there are some good freebies coming up!).
3. Bring lunch to work at least twice per week. This will help me save more money, as at the moment I spend far too much on eating out at work.
So these are my rules. I'm going to start from tomorrow and ease myself in, but I want to last throughout the entire month of May. I'm going to a meet up in Brighton at the end of April so may allow myself a purchase then, but May will be a no-buy month!
I'll be keeping all my empties for the ban so I can see just how much of my stash I've used up, which I think will be quite an interesting experiment.
Some lovely ladies have also expressed an interest in extending their bans or joining me in a month long ban, and I've listed them below. If you'd like to take part too, just leave a comment below. The more the merrier!
Angelica - One Little Vice
Been there, done that, got the lipstick
Honey Go Lightly
(Please excuse the haul I will be posting in the next few days from the #LDNBBMeet. This is also another reason why I never need to go shopping again!).