Spending ban Completed

So officially the spending ban ended last week. I think over the 100 days I’ve not done too bad.

I did break a few times. I think for me I was lucky my mum got me a few bits to keep me going.

Overall I think I did pretty well. It’s definitely changed how I shop now. 

I went into boots the on Saturday as I really want an Apocalips but decided against it as I don’t need it.

For me I still want to use up more things before I allow myself to buy me. I’m really trying to get through all my samples at the moment.


On Saturday to celebrate the end of the spending ban L and I went to Laura Mercier in Bristol. We’d booked to have our make up done as we were going out that evening.


My wishlist has had the Laura Mercier on for a while. It was a hard choice between the silk creme and the tinted moisturiser. Both get amazing reviews. In the end I went with the illuminating tinted moisturiser as it’s coming up to summer and my No7 one is running out.


Whilst there I couldn’t resist picking up the under cover pot. I love that it has different concealers for under the eye and blemishes and a loose setting powder all in one.


I’m interested to see how this compares to Benefit’s erase paste as I absolutely love that!

So I didn’t go completely crazy at the end of my ban.

As for my wishlist

MAC Brick-O-La still want, I’m desperate to swatch this but for some strange reason it can never be found on the stand even when in stock
Urban Decay Setting Spray still want, will get at some point. 

 Illamasqua Pigment Base, I really want this soni use my pigment more
Origins Cheeks and Balance, I do want this still as it’s a product I love but I need to work my way through my hot cloth cleanser stash first. 

 La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, I’m not feeling like I need to rush out to get this anymore but I’d like to try it.
Daniel Sandler Water Colour Blush, another product I want to try but not running out to get.
Elf Brush Cleaner another product I’d like to try still but not rushing to buy.
Stocking Tights, I’m hoping nicer weather will be on the way soon so I don’t need a new pair of these. 

 Maybelline Colour Tattoo, this is something I still want to try. Especially for summer this will be great for lazy days.
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Concealer wooo I have this. I can’t wait to try it properly.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation or the Tinted Moisturiser. I went with the tinted moisturiser. I don’t know if the women didn’t apply silk creme great or something but I just wasn’t that sold!
Maybelline Super Stay 10 hour tint gloss, I do want the rest of these as the one I have I love and wear a lot. 

 Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick, I’ll probably pick these up in a 3 for 2 at some point.
Van’s, this is probably the thing on the list I want the most!! I just can’t decide on colour at the moment. There’s just too much choice!
Skinny Jeans, are something I always want more of. I literally live in them. Finding jeans that fit is a huge issue for me though. I’m very much pear shaped with a curvy bum (as a recent dress fitting showed! 15.5 inch difference between my waist and hips!!) 

Hopefully I’ll find some soon as I need black ones!

Hope your spending bans went well. 

Sorry for the lack of posts since Friday, L was visiting my parents with me and we were busy and since getting back I’ve not had a minute it feels. Arggggh exams start in a week. I feel so much more pressure on me this time round!

In previous posts I have said I’d continue the ban but I’ve decided I’m going to take a break till May and then start project 10 pan. 

 Love M 


1 Comment

  1. louisa llewellyn
    April 17, 2013 / 8:35 am

    I know what you mean about finding MAC products on the stand, when I'm looking for something specific I can never find it and when I'm just browsung I only seem to pick out the few colours I own or the colours i've decided against.I'm on a 50 day challenge, mostly because I have no money until the end of May.

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