This is it. The spending ban has officially started. In preparation, I've done what I like to think of as a 'soft launch' for the past 8 days. I haven't bought any beauty products, despite wandering the aisles of Boots and Superdrug looking for something to catch my eye (damn you Barry M palettes for not being out yet).
The next 2 months are going to be a challenge (especially given my rubbish spending ban history), but I really have so much stuff in my stash, the only things I should need to buy are essentials like deodorant, cotton wool and maybe some dry shampoo.
I'll be posting regular updates on what I use up, and also trying to keep a record of how much money I save over the 2 month period that would usually go on beauty.
Lots of you mentioned you'd like to take part in my pre-Christmas spending ban, so if you find you're struggling, tweet me and I'll try to help keep you on the straight and narrow.
Wish me luck!