Spending Ban Update 6

The spending ban is definitely getting easier as the weeks go by. Is anyone else finding this? As much as I’m wanting products I’m finding it easier to just swatch all the pretty things on my hand and then put them back. I think this week is also easier as I’m off home to my parents on Saturday and have two lipsticks waiting there for me that my mum has kindly got me.

I have broke the ban this week. A deal in boots was too good for me to get for my mum and not pick on up for myself too. I love the original Stylfile (blogged about here) it’s an S shaped file to easier shape the nails. So when I was in Boots and saw the Emergency Stylfile for £2 I had to pick up one for me and one for my mum. She’s a fan too. I love that it’s protected in a coil and has a file on one side and a buffer and smoother on the other side for any nail breaks.

This is the first beauty related item I’ve bought that hasn’t been essential like make up pads or deodorant (both of which I had to buy this week). Apart from the shoes I showed in last week’s post I’ve not bought clothes either.

On top of the £4 spent on the files L and I have booked to have our make up done in Mac before we go out for her birthday. We did it last year and that was what introduced me to higher end make up. So a year on we thought we’d do it again. That cost £30 and is before the ban is up it will be after 90 days so one splurge then isn’t too bad. I think I’ll add on a few extra weeks to make up for it.

The list of products I want is ever growing with so many new products constantly being released. I just have to keep telling myself I don’t need it.

My Wishlist.

MAC Brick-O-La (this has been there since the beginning. I’ve still not seen it in person)

Urban Decay Setting Spray

Illamasqua Pigment Base

Origins Cheeks and Balance

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

Daniel Sandler Water ColouR Blush

Elf Brush Cleaner

Stocking Tights

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

Rimmel Appocolips

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Concealer 

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation or the Tinted Moisturiser. I want to get samples of both of these.

This time I’m adding:

Maybelline Super Stay 10 hour tint gloss. I love the formulation of these. As I’m adding these I’m taking off the Rimmel Appocolips. Here I reviewed Forever Fushia

Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick. I’m a huge fan of Maybelline lip products. I love all the shades especially Always Plum

How are your bans going?

Love M



  1. Charlee Greenhalgh
    March 5, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    I adore the Stylfile, there was a stand at Clothes Show and I actually got to meet Tom, fan girl moment! :PMy wish list is also growing even though I'm trying to save, done a specific one just for Mac lipsticks as there seems to be so many gorgeous shades lol.CharleeCharmed Charleexxx

  2. Lola and Behold
    March 7, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    I find that when you look back at your wishlist after a few weeks, you can think to yourself 'I don't really want that item anymore, I'm not so fussed by it' and scrub a few things off the list, which is really satisfying!xhttp://lolaandbehold.blogspot.com/

  3. Marvelle
    March 11, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    I'm finding it easier too as the weeks go on. I'm hoping by the end my habits will have changed for good! 🙂 Well done on another good week, even though you bought the file, i myself see that as essential!

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