Spending Ban Update 2

Hey it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I still don’t have Internet and I’ve had a few stressful uni weeks. Bring on Thursday and uni will be done and a week on Friday I’ll bhave Internet hopefully.

I’ve got so much to post about it’s just awkward to do on my phone as our photos have to be uploaded via photo bucket. L has been great at putting in photos for me.

Anyway my update. By Thursday I was feeling disheartened.  It was com up to pay day (which is today) and I was still completely broke.

Until yesterday I still hadn’t bought clothes or make up.  Which was more than a challenge.  I had an hour to kill when I met my OH for dinner one evening and two shops had things I’d been lusting after since summer in my size and 70% off. I managed to not succumb to the temptation.  Boy yhat was hard. And on Thursday L and I took a trip to TK Maxx. My hair is begging me to get the Macadamia oil and it was so cheap in their.  But I resisted and had to drag L with me ;-).

Where I’m going wrong at the moment seems to be food. My partner received some bad news this week so I’ve bought him a few dvds and treat food to cheer him up and bought his mum flowers as a pick me up. I think with just moving as well cupboards need stocking and getting used to a longer commute is hard as I’m tired and not wanting to cook. All in all lots of excuses and I need to stop letting my OH persuade me to go to McDonald’s which is now across the road.

I broke the ban by picking up OTH season 8 when I was getting my OH his dvds. I love one tree hill and have 1-7 on dvd and it was cheap. Naughty me.

I’ve also had the week after Christmas and a bit before on this months pay check.

My plan this month is, to stop wasting money on fast food and dvds. I have four birthday’s to buy for this month including 2 expensive ones and valentines and meeting up with an old friend. So February is expensive.  Must cut back somewhere.

So onto my wishlist

Last times
Mac Brick-o-la lipstick
Urban Decay Setting Spray
MUA Eyelid Primer
Nars Sheer Glow
Bobbi Brown Corrector
I have decided I no longer wanted the Nars Sheer Glow as gorgeous as it is I don’t think it’ll be for my skin type. The Bobbi Brown Corrector I’m unsure on as I do love my Erase paste so the last two are off the list now. I will edit the list with eacg update. I wonder if any will last 100 days.
This time I’m adding
Illamasqua Pigment base
Origins Cheeks and Balance
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
Daniel Sandler water colour blush.

So after 21 days I’ve not bought make up, skincare or clothes but I’m still broke. Oh well. Less has gone on the credit card. How are your bans going? 

Don’t forget to check out Marvelle from Blog of Shadows blog for others doing spending bans. Link here. Her latest Disney series look is stunning too.

Love M Xxx


  1. louweevil
    January 21, 2013 / 10:27 am

    I've traded in a back2mac but other than that I've been spendless (and it was free so it doesn't really count.. I think).Mac Brave red and Lush's Fresh Farmacy are top of my current wishlist.

  2. Melissa B
    January 21, 2013 / 10:55 am

    Oh, don't get discouraged. Life throws little things at us now and then. Just keep trying! I think you are doing great!

  3. Marvelle
    January 21, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I think you've done very well and been incredibly generous to your other half! I like that you have little goals every week to try and achieve, here's to next week :)PS thank you for the lovely words about my make up look 😀 Makes my day!

  4. daisymay aka Chantele
    January 25, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I banned myself from clothes and beauty shopping for an entire year in 2011, it was hard, but to be honest I soon got used to it, sales were hard but I managed it. We are trying to cut back and save more this year too, want to pay off our student overdrafts and save for our first house deposit. Good luck with your spending ban, you will feel better when you manage it!Daisy DayzIn Pursuit of an Online Income

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