So, after buying myself a new coat, a pair of boots and some non-essential beauty bits and pieces, I realised that I don't really need to buy anything else. So, I've challenged myself to do spending ban until 2016 and make proper use out of my savings account. *gasps*
I think I'm underestimating how extremely difficult this will be for me, saying as I can't walk into Boots without leaving with a new nail polish or lipstick. So, I'm also going to make two milestones, my birthday (27th October) and Christmas, where I can buy myself a little treat whilst still trying to remain under £35. It is my 21st after all!
I know that my biggest weaknesses are sales, offers (3 for 2, 2 for £10 etc.), boosted discounts on UNiDAYS, discount codes and vouchers, so I'm going to try my best to avoid these as much as possible.
However, apart from the obvious essentials (shower gel, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner etc.), I will allow myself to buy the following items whenever they run out, since I use them on a daily basis and I will always purchase them again and again.
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
- Cleanser: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser/First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
- La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray
- Serum: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]/Vichy Normaderm Night Detox
- Concealer: Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer/Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer/Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
- Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder/Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder
- Soap & Glory Archery 2-In-1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush
- Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo
- Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner
- Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo
- Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hairspray
- Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray
Have you ever tried a spending ban? Have you got any money saving tips? Let me know in the comments!