14/10/2014

LIFESTYLE: Week 2 - October no spending ban


So here we are in week 2 of the challenge (started 26th Sep) I set myself so we have extra money to spend through the festive period.

You can read my Week 1 post here and my Tips on Saving Post here.

I must admit as the days go by things are getting easier and easier, I hope it stays like this rest of the month....

Weekdays been very much work then blog in the evenings with the blog taking up most of my time.

Weekend we stayed in watching TV series and popped out to John Lewis on sunday to use up our FREE Tea and cake voucher! :) However we couldn't resist lunch there so we did buy a hot lunch ops!

Here are the items I resisted buying this week.

1. I finally finished my L'Occitane Lavender bubble bath and a refill (saved £13)purchase is required. However when going through my draws I have other items I can use which needs to be used up first so no purchase was necessary. (happy face) 

2. I put together a Mango Edit Wishlist a few days ago and there are a few items on there I would like but it can wait until it gets a little more colder I think.

3. Pineapple decor item from TKMaxx for £9.99 (think I will regret this one)

4. Cath Kidston cute little snowman Christmas tree decoration £3
This weeks total savings have been £25.99 

I think as the days go by the natural urge to shop naturally goes away and it gets easier.

Can I tempt any of you to join in with me until end of the month?




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  1. Yay, you go girl! It can be so hard not to shop when you're so used to it, but soon you'll be completely out of the habit. Keep up the good work!

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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    1. Thank you...it does get easier as the days go by!!!!

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  2. I'm going to NEED to try this. Money's a real issue at the moment so it's kinda enforced but will def be starting this when I get paid :)
    Jill x

    Www.makeupandstuff.co.uk

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    1. I think starting when you get paid certainly helps in terms of motivation and good luck Jill! : )

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  3. I definitely need to join in with this! My spending has become a little too reckless recently and it's about time that I changed my bad habits.

    Lauren x
    http://whatlaurendidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes...bad habits are hard to get out off....good luck Lauren!

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  4. i will join you. i just started my ban and its been tough but not so tough because i ordered a couple things online before my ban. hehehe. good job on holding off from buying anything for two weeks!!! that is uh-mazing.

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

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    1. I am half way through...the longer u do it the easier it really does get! Good Luck Chie.

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  5. This is a great post! I always get sucked in towards cute stuff like the snowman but have stopped myself buying such stuff in the past few weeks :)
    Your first photo has definitely made me go and make a cuppa & grab some biscuits by the way, haha! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Glad I am not the only one who is a sucker for cute things!!! Yes grab a cuppa...I am just about to tuck into a costa blueberry muffin at work!!!

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  6. I have been thinking of doing this for a while but… it's not easy when you have tons of wish lists all over on your browser! No excuses though, I want to give this a proper try! Good to see that it is actually doable, thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yup no excuses!! Def give it a try starting on the 1st November and good luck!

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  7. I should start this spending ban as I really have a bad spending habit. haha yeh I sometimes have regrets when I don't buy something like you did with the pineapple decor!

    Nivii x
    Nivii's Diary | UK Fashion Blog

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    1. My post seems to have got a number of you thinking about your spending habits!!! Good luck if you do give it a try Nivii.

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