It’s been just over a month since I started my pre-christmas spending ban, and I’ve honestly been surprised at how well I’ve done so far.
I have bought a couple of essentials, like cotton wool and deodorant, and also bought the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette and Ciate advent calendar with some vouchers I’d been given a little while back. Other than that, and despite entering Boots, Superdrug and Space NK, I haven’t bought anything else since.
It’s odd, as I’m actually enjoying finishing up products, and slowly making my way through my somewhat large stash! I’ve been lucky enough to be sent a few PR samples of things I had been lusting over, which has definitely helped, but even without these, I don’t feel a massive urge to go shopping.
I’m hoping I can continue until the end of November, and then plan to re-start again in the new year, with the aim of saving up for a DSLR camera. I think having a specific goal in mind will really help, rather than just experimenting with how long I can actually last!
I’ll write another update closer to the end of the month, and fingers crossed there will be no nasty confessions to make!
Are you on a spending ban too? How are you getting on?