Thursday, 3 January 2013

60 Days Spending Ban

The lovely Grace left me a message on Twitter informing me of the '100 days spending ban' as I've mentioned many times on Twitter and my blog I have a spending problem, the route of it is depression. Lots of ladies are taking part I've chosen to do 60 days rather than 100 simply because I want it to be realistic according to me. So my ban is from 01/01/13 - 01/03/13.

Same as Grace I'm not doing the ban because I need to save or anything but it's simply for will power and to gain the self control back which I used to have. Any posts you do see on items/hauls are what I have bought before the ban there is loads so please don't think I'm cheating but I really did go crazy in the last 4 months.

I basically can't/won't buy anything which is not a need, practically no make up unless its something I use daily and actually NEED to buy more I.e. if it has ran out. Anything what is not a need I can't buy. I will however have to make the exception hubby has had a shopping spree planned and that's stuff he will buy me with his own money, I also have been building my Debenhams points which I may use as a part of this shopping spree I will however try not to but if I do it's simply because the points are there and I've been building them up for a while same with boots points. The other exception will have to be a valentines day gift for hubby.

I have probably spent something silly like a grand last month alone and that's crazy, I don't even have room for my makeup my dressing table is madly crammed with half my makeup in bags or on top of my dressing table.

Motivation - So while the ban is on I'm going to leave my money to build up anything I see that I want will go straight on to my wish list to be bought once the ban is over.

Wish me luck and if I break the ban I promise to be honest and add the days on to the end, if I break the ban and lie I'd be lying to myself more than anyone. If anyone wants to join in just type your post up and let Grace know, there is other ladies taking part too, here's the link to Grace's post where you can see more info and the other ladies that are taking part, you can follow Grace on Twitter @allthatslap. There will also be a chat on Thursdays at 8pm UK time if you want to join or even if you need the encouragement xx

10 comments:

  1. Good luck lovely. I know you can do it. Mine spending got out of control when my depression was at its worse & I ran up a lot debt because of it. So I can relate to where your coming from. All us girls can do this, I know it. :) xx

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    1. I read your post too Hun, found it touching. Luckily I haven't got into debt, my depression isn't solved but I'm still going ahead with the ban. I think the more of us that take part the stronger we will be x

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  2. great honest post lovely, I can understand where you are coming from - and its good you have set a realistic goal of 60 days. We can do this together and support each other! I am rooting for us!

    Thanks for the mention and the link too!

    Lots of love xx

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    1. No problem thanks for urging me into this, I've been meaning to do it and then it kept getting pushed away, I hope we all do well together x

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  3. Ooh, I think I might do this too! Need to have a serious save!


    Lots of love, Alex from Bambella Blog xxx

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    1. You should Hun I think the more that do the stronger we will be rather than try fight it on our own x

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  4. Good luck hun! I'm on the 100 day spending ban (ewww) haha only four days in and I'm regretting it :P
    Good for you for setting only 60 days! I tried a smaller one last year and couldn't manage it, but I'm trying to save for a holiday so I need to do this :P
    You have LOADS of support as heaps of beauty bloggers are doing it :)
    xx

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    1. Oh man it's hard :,( wish u lots of luck to u too x

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  5. OMG can't even imagine doing that haha! Good luck x

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