Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Two Month Beauty Spending Ban Begins...

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Oh my, what have I left myself in for! Today heralds the start of a two month beauty spending ban and I am seriously worried for my mental health! I am just hoping that there aren't too many amazing beauty releases in the next few months... Thankfully I am not alone and there are three other lovely ladies joining me in the spending ban:

Natasha from Shot of Beauty
Rachel from Beauty Queen UK

My plan and what hopefully will get me through this, is to have a splurge with some of my saved pounds at the London Blogger Meetup on 27th July. This is being hosted by Helen from Beautifully Superfluous and I am so excited! I don't go to London very often so I can't wait to meet some lovely bloggers and hit the London stores, especially Selfridges!

I am hoping that this spending ban in the long term will help me to manage my spending better. I am fairly good anyway, as I just don't have a lot of extra cash after bills, but a lot of my spare cash I do spend on beauty products. So it would be nice to use some of it on other things that I don't really do very often - go to the cinema or have a nice meal out. 

I have set myself a few rules for the length of the spending ban:
  • No purchasing any NEW products, just replacements when products run out - if I don't already have an alternative stashed away.
  • When purchasing replacements, don't buy something more expensive - buy like for like or cheaper.
  • To keep me sane, I am allowing myself a magazine or two when the July editions are released as I know there will be some good freebies!

If you fancy joining in with this spending ban, please comment below!

Wish me luck! If you have done a spending ban before, do you have any tips to get me through?

Beauty Bird xx

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  1. Best of luck! I started my two month ban a few days ago for the same reasons, I can't go to the blogger meetup without some pennies to throw at the people on the MAC counter. Not really. Pennies hurt. x

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    1. Thank you! Ah fab I didn't know you were going :-) haha yes that would!! xx

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  2. Good luck! I'm doing a ban for the month of May so far so good :) x

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Good luck with yours! xx

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  3. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEkkkkk ha xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I don't think I could do a complete ban so good on you! I'm doing something similar which is project pan so using loads up and you are meant to not buy anything when you are doing it but i always allow myself a few treats to keep me sane!! x

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    1. Yeah I'm a bit nervous about it :s but determined to do it! Good luck with project pan! xx

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  5. I did this is feb and I saved quite a bit, was so difficult! I worked round it, I got my boyfriend to buy me a few things and things like that, It will drag tho. Good luck!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I like the idea of getting bits through your boyfriend!! Thank you :-) xx

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  6. Good Luck Sasha - you'll be fine , if I can do it anyone can - (although I did slip up a couple of times but you only live once eh? ;). Made me realise how much stuff I've actually got! xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny! You did so well! I wonder if i will slip up :s xx

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  7. Ahhhh Sasha good luck! I would love to join in, but I don't know if I have the willpower. Everytime after I buy something new I'm like, that's it now for the rest of this month ... but it never is... Haha the motivation to have a bit of a splurge at the end will definitely help though! xx

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    1. Aw you should join in! I think it really helps having support :-) the splurge at the end will help too ;-) xx

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  8. Good luck lovely, I have done a 100 day ban and though it was hard at times, its on the BEST things I ever did and since it ended I had not really felt the urge to go crazy.

    I am coming to the meet in July and I cant wait to meet you!

    Stay strong and away from Boots! LOL

    xxx

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    1. Haha I will thank you! I really hope I get out of it what you did! Eek I can't wait to meet you either!! xx

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  9. We can do this ladies!! I mean it's not like I'm tempted at all by the MAC temperature rising collection...haha but I all seriousness our purses need this! And we have loads of products to play with so we can do it. Already excited for the London bbloggers meet up! X

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    1. We can do this, we just have to keep believing that we can! :-) so excited for the meetup! xx

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  10. I'm on a spending ban at the moment too for the same reason. Good Luck. We can get each other through it xxx

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  11. arh, good luck sasha! I'm already getting some spending ban blues- there is so much stuff that I want at the moment haha! we can do this :) x

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    1. Thanks hun, good luck to you too! The wishlist at the end is going to be epic! xx

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