Spending Ban

We’re sure everyone else is feeling the same way….just getting over the last of the Christmas turkey leftovers, feeling very full and happy with all new gifts filling your wardrobes, purses and make up bags and then WHAM……the credit card bill comes.

Ohhhhhhh then you remember how much you spent on people’s presents, and how many presents you accidentally bought yourself at the same time, the bargains that couldn’t be left behind on 3 for 2 offers and the necessities for any party season…..


Because of the serious amount of indulging going on we’ve both decided to take ourselves onto a 100 day spending ban.

Plenty of other bloggers have done this previously and we would guess lots of people will be doing this in January so hopefully we can all keep each other going!

The plan is not to buy any thing at all for 100 days, no clothes, make up, shoes, home ware, food, jewellery etc etc.

There are a few exceptions to this of course!

1) Any vouchers or money given for Christmas or birthdays can be spent, and also points such as on a Boots card. 

2) We both normally have a Christmas meal in place of buying presents for each other and because M went home for Christmas this year we haven’t had chance to arrange this yet, so our Christmas meal is exempt from the ban.

3) It is my (L’s) birthday at the end of March which is sadly still included in the ban! I’m not sure how I’m going to break the ban for this, but normally I buy a ‘birthday dress’ to wear out as most other girls do so will decide on this closer to the time.

4) The only time we can buy anything is if we actually run out of it and anything else that might be similar to it, so if I run out of face wash I will buy it so my skin doesn’t break out etc, you get the picture!

Pretty simple and hopefully effective enough in helping us save some money, use up old products and hopefully find some old gems in our collections.

Will you be joining in a spending ban this year?

We both had plenty enough for Christmas that we should be able to keep up our posts without any need to buy anything!

Have you completed one of these? Would you be able to keep up no spending for 100 days?

L and M xxx


  1. Lisa
    December 30, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Wow, sounds like it takes a lot of willpower! I will be trying to cut back, but buying food will be difficult because I have friends who love to go out to eat! lol Good luck on your quest! :)-LisaThe Lovely Memoir

  2. rachel
    December 30, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    I'm going to try and do the same with using excel to write down everything I spend as graduating soon so my loan needs to last till i find a jobwww.sweetpealondon.co.uk xrachelx

  3. Georgina Kent
    January 1, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    Good luck! We're in this one together :)Georgina

  4. Beauty Bird
    January 1, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    Good luck! 🙂 xx

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