Tuesday, 1 January 2013

100 Day Spending Ban (with a few exceptions!!)



So, this is my project for the next 100 days.
I think its going to kill me...!

Thank you to Sarah Dickinson for the idea, her blog is here and she will also be doing the 100 day spending ban!
http://writingrambling.blogspot.co.uk/

So, as i said on my first post, i am a total buyaholic and even worse in the sales!
So from today......100 days without spending on beauty.....ouch. Going to be painful for me, as those who know me will know!!
I am allowing myself swops to be allowed, as its not really spending, just swopping items i already have for something that i would be able to use! (My excuse and sticking to it, lol!!).

So the rules. As Sarah wrote, i too will keep to these rules:

  • NO LATTES/HOT CHOCOLATES/TEA/SOUP/SANDWICHES/MUFFINS/CAKES/ETC from Caffe Nero!!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO BUYING ONLINE NO MAKE-UP, NO NOTHING!! I HAVE ENOUGH!!!!!!!
  • NO BUYING MAKE UP FROM BOOTS/SUPERDRUG/SUPERMARKETS I MUST WALK BY!!
  • NO BUYING ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY..............NO EXCEPTIONS!!! 

The only exception is the gift cards that i have already to spend on as they need to be spent, lol!!!

i think those are good rules, and i will follow them too!

For each day i do not spend, i will put £5 into my savings/holiday fund and see how i do!
I aim to come here each day and hopefully print "I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need".
If i spend, i need to have a penalty.....So if i spend on one day, i need to put double the money into my savings the next day -thus making it harder to spend, more in the savings, and a lesson learnt...i hope.....
Okay, so day one is here.....ive not spent!! LOL!! its 4.30pm on January 1st 2013.

Let the spending challenge begin.....!



CALENDAR

(DAY 1) JANUARY 1st - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 2) JANUARY 2ND - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 3) JANUARY 3rd - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 4) JANUARY 4th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 5) JANUARY 5th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 6) JANUARY 6th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 7) JANUARY 7th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 8) JANUARY 8th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 9) JANUARY 9th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 10) JANUARY 10th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 11) JANUARY 11th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 12) JANUARY 12th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 13) JANUARY 13th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 14) JANUARY 14th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 15) JANUARY 15th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 16) JANUARY 16th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 17) January 17th- I FAILED!!! I bought something for someones Beauty Box -thus breaking one of my own rules :(  An extra £5 in the kitty today (ouch)
(DAY 18) JANUARY 18th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 19) JANUARY 19th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 20) JANUARY 20th- I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 21) JANUARY 21st- I FAILED!!!See Post Below -Good Reason!!!

(DAY 22) JANUARY 22nd - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!

(DAY 23) JANUARY 23rd - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 24) JANUARY 24th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 25) JANUARY 25th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 26) JANUARY 26th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 27) JANUARY 27th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 28) JANUARY 28th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 29) JANUARY 29th- I FAILED!!!See Post Below -Good Reason!!!
(DAY 30) JANUARY 30th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 31) JANUARY 31st - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 32) FEBRUARY 1st - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 33)FEBRUARY 2nd - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 34) FEBRUARY 3rd - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 35) FEBRUARY 4th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 36) FEBRUARY 5th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 37) FEBRUARY 6th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 38) FEBRUARY 7th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 39) FEBRUARY 8th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 40) FEBRUARY 9th- I FAILED!!!Needed to cheer myself up!
(DAY 41) FEBRUARY 10th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 42) FEBRUARY 11th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 43) FEBRUARY 12th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 44) FEBRUARY 13th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 45) FEBRUARY 14th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 46) FEBRUARY 15th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!
(DAY 47) FEBRUARY 16th - I have not spent anything on Beauty items or Items i do not need!!


6 comments:

  1. Lush has a sale......
    AAAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!

    This is going to kill me................

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  2. OK, as soon as i heard that MUA would have a 50% off sale after they reached 50k likers on Facebook, i knew would be the day i failed, and i admitted it waaaay in advance to those who know me, so i don't feel bad -i saved a whopping 50% on great items, and i know its the only time im going to fall off the wagon that big again, so i know i have to put another £5 in the kitty, but im more than happy to do that penalty and get the great bargains that i did today!!!!

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  3. whayhay!! your doing great......keep it up!!!

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  4. ooooh dear!! Another fail!!
    Damn Buyapower and their OPI mini sets!!!!

    http://www.buyapowa.com/deal/2058

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  5. 29th January 2013....
    A DAY OF FAILURE!!!!!!
    I fell for the Buyapowers offer of Mariahs OPI Mini Set....happily putting an extra fiver in the post for this failure!!

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  6. For some reason, i really want to spend some money today...i dont know what it is.
    Im not feeling great, and i know that something nice coming through the door always cheers me up (well normally, been a wierd couple of weeks where it hasnt)...
    Ive not spent any. Ive been good, ive actually felt guilty at looking at items.
    Im not sleeping great, but i was contemplating going to a carboot early in the morning....but ill see how that goes!
    its interesting to see how everyone elses spending ban is going.

    Im not creating new posts for updates, and will just comment on them as i know ill end up confusing myself!!
    Wish me luck to keep to my ban....im on a knife edge and dont know which way it will fall!!

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