Spending Ban Update (6)


Today’s post should be an update on my ban where I moan that not spending is hard and tell you about my wish list, how it’s growing etc.

If you’ve seen some of my tweets from earlier this week you will see that I had the most ridiculous relapse back into spending and bought quite a few items from the Cosmetics Company Outlet (CCO) in Swindon’s McArthur Glen.

Basically this is what happened:

I went a little bit spend crazy in one shop and just couldn’t resist some of the bargains that were available.

I know I should have resisted….but this week I successfully paid off and cancelled a £500 portion of my overdraft and just couldn’t stop myself.

I did feel guilty afterwards and for now I am back on the non spending wagon because I’d like to continue paying my overdraft off at the same rate (though this may be a little optimistic!)

Even so….here are my purchases closer up if you need a little product porn:

Make A Difference skincare set.

I’ve been using the moisturiser recently and couldn’t resist picking this up too.

This mascara was on sale for £7!

This is a beautiful pinky red that is really hydrating and so gives a high shine look, cannot wait to use it!

My first ever Smashbox purchases came in the form of their Arced Liner Brush #21…..

….Jet Set Waterproof Eye liner in Midnight Black…..

…..Beeeeeautiful Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst…..

…….and their Smoke Box Eye Shadow Palette.

(I imagine all will feature in upcoming posts)

Completely unnecessary but 100% totally worth it for the smile and feeling I’ve been possessing over the past few days.

I think it’s even more of a high after being cold turkey for so long, though I have made better judgements on what I need and don’t need.

I would have purchased so much in between Christmas and now if I hadn’t have been on a ban!

Let’s get back to it though eh?

What do you think of my purchases? What would you like to see in a post first?

L xxx


  1. Melissa B
    February 15, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    My first "high street" brush was from Smashbox. Over 10 years ago- a blush brush I still use. Sorry to hear that the ban isn't going well for you… But I'm glad that you are happy!That origins set looks awesome. I've been looking at their sets lately…❤

  2. Boho Vanity
    February 15, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    The MAC color is so pretty! – Boho Vanity

  3. terrileanne x
    February 15, 2013 / 11:21 pm

    I've screwed up my ban too xxmac lipstick giveaway. 1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

  4. beautyinjapan
    February 17, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I love the look of the origins set and mac lipstick :)Danniellawww.beautyinjapan.tumblr.comxxx

  5. Beauty Bird
    February 17, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    Great haul though! The Smashbox stuff looks fab, never tried anything by the brand before xx

  6. Marvelle
    February 26, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Oooo the smashbox blusher bronzer wheel thingy looks beaut! You really did treat yourself, I'm insanely jealous!

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