|Stash photo of shame - not all bought this month I must add!|
The first slip up came when the Revlon Matte Balms were launched. Hot pink lip colours are my weakness, and as soon as I saw they’d made one in that shade, I caved. £8 later, I left feeling happy, and definitely not guilty (oops).
The second slip up occurred earlier this week when Model’s Own launched their 50% off sale. I’d been eagerly awaiting the launch of the new HyperGel polishes, so when I saw these were going to be included in the sale, it just made sense to buy them then (justifications I know...). So, 6 HyperGels and 3 nail art pens *accidentally* found their way into my online basket.
Aside from that, I’ve been pretty good this month. I’d like to make more of an effort with my food spending as I’m still eating out too often, but I’ve cut down on most of my frivolous purchases and have only bought one magazine all month.
Febraury is going to be another challenge – I’m off to Pro Beauty at the end of the month which always involves a little bit of shopping and I’m hoping by the time you read this I’ll have managed to make some cheeky purchases in the Beauty Mart one day flash sale.
I guess for me, it’s turned less from a spending ‘ban’, into more of a ‘spend less and stop wasting your money’ mission. I reckon I spend more on lunches at work than I do on makeup each month which is something I definitely want to adjust in Febraury (and not just by spending more on makeup to make it seem better). If you have any good tips for tasty packed lunches which don’t take forever to make, please share them with me – I need inspiration!
Are you doing a spending ban at the moment? How are you getting on?