Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Spending Ban Update #1

Hello Lovelies!

So officially, the Spending ban started on Tuesday, I started a few days earlier to allow myself to spend a few days in Feb treating myself for Valentines day. I.e new dress ect. So apart from that I plan to stick this out for the full 100 days. 

So despite most only being one day in, I;m nearly a full week in, and so far...so good. I've been keeping myself busy, avoiding the beauty sections in the shops and trying to use what I've already got and try something different each time. 

As I said before I have ALOT of lush things, so I've been trying to vary up the products I use each bath so I don't get bored. My best combo at the moment is Rockstar soap, Ponche Shower gel and I love the bubble beard bath wand. I love the wands and will be doing a review soon! 

I haven't really been tempted to buy anything yet, the odd bit here and there but nothing I've been like 'I NEED THIS'. I'm hoping this stays the same, because 100 days is along time. I'm worried that I'll have nothing to talk about on this blog, but to keep those fears at bay, I've made a list of things I can blog about, so watch this space. The main aim for me is to save some money to put into a savings fund, put towards a holiday and maybe invest in a few other things. My average spend on health & beauty products a month ranges from £100-400, and considering I don't earn millions, this got out of control, so I'm hoping this sets me back on a straight path!

I've allowed myself to get my hair done, have my valentines day and get my nails done, which my boyfriend has said he'll pay for anyway! I haven't even brought my usual magazines yet, which for me has been hard, but I've saved about £10 already! I'm still allowing myself money to buy lunch, but will be trying to take my own into work ect, and cut down on luxsuries like chocolate and coke.

I hope I can stick with this because then it will feel like I've truly achieved something, so please help me stick to this! 

Are you doing the spending ban? How are you doing and are you interested in how I'm keeping my spending at bay? 

Lots of Love, Emily xx

4 comments:

  1. Well done on your ban, I really should join you as I need to get a grip of my spending too. Good luck! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's been a struggle at points! It's easier than People make out though! Xx

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  2. Yay! Well done so far hun x

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