Spending Ban Update 7

This week has been a very hard one for me. 3 years ago this July I graduated! I had the most gorgeous Carvela heels for it. Come August I was skint and decided I’d sell them and make money. My mum told me I’d regret it if I did but of course I didn’t listen to her. 2 and a half years of eBay searching I finally saw them on there again! I almost put in a bid immediately, determined to not break the ban though and after a chat with my mum we’ve decided I’ll have them for my birthday should I win them. (my birthday is July, I’m well known for having presents early but this is definitely the earliest I’ve asked for something)

The beautiful shoes on!! Note to self. Listen to mum and don’t sell sentimental shoes just cause I’m skint. I really hope I get these back!!

I did break the ban once this week. My phone case broke this week and I couldn’t resist this one.

This one cost me £9.99 posted. I could have gone for a cheaper one but I wanted something pretty. As my current one is broke I don’t think it’s too bad to spend on it. Plus it’s so cute. I got mine from Get Nailed (link here) She does such reasonable priced covers and great nail art too!!

This week has been all about the shoes teasing me. I’ve wanted Vans or Converse for a while now. I need a shoe I can wear with jeans that won’t make my feet cold like dolly shoes. For ages I’ve talked myself into thinking they wouldn’t suit me. Mainly to save money. After trying on Van’s I’m completely sold and love them. I determined to wait till April 21st. It’s going to be very hard though. Here are the four styles I love at the moment. I prefer the trainer shape to the plimsole but the plimsoles are a lot cheaper!

Schuh £45
Van’s £47

M and M direct has the plimsole version of the floral ones for £29.99. So many choices. For now I’m resisting.

My lovely mum has bought me a few make up bits which will be up in a haul so that’s curbed that shopping craving for a while. For me it’s all shoes. It’s hard to resist the converse!!

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

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Concealer 

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

Maybelline Super Stay 10 hour tint gloss. 

Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick.

This week I’m adding 


Skinny Jeans

I’m starting to want new clothes now. I will stick to this though. It’s L’s birthday soon. Luckily I have a few dress options so won’t be tempted to purchase a new one.

How are your bans going?

Love M



  1. louisa llewellyn
    March 11, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    July is nothing, last month my mum brought me a Bracelet from Dior's spring collection as a statement piece for my 18th birthday present… my birthday's not till November. Everyday the bracelet taunts me, it knows I can't wear it for 9 months.

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 12, 2013 / 8:51 am

      I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I'm sure my shoes will taunt me too xx

  2. Melissa B
    March 12, 2013 / 1:18 am

    Those are beautiful heels! I always regret not listening to my mom. I guess it's part of growing up…

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 12, 2013 / 8:52 am

      Thanks they really are :-). Yep we will learn one day x

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