Saturday, 22 February 2014

The one month spending ban ♥

Being a beauty blogger, I have a serious addiction to spending. I am heavily influenced by other bloggers, I will read about a new product and feel the urge to go and buy it, but I need to start saving. Also as a blogger, I feel as if I need to buy new products to write about or no-one will read my blog, I know it sounds silly! I am going to try a variety of posts, using things I already have and not just churn out reviews and hauls.

Being 14, I have a very...very small income, if you can call it that. The closest thing to a job I have is a paper round, so budgeting is in my blood. However lately I have been splurging on makeup and clothes, so for the next month I am not going to buy a single thing, yes I said it NOT A SINGLE THING. My birthday is on the 24th of march, so of course I can't be on spending ban over my birthday, but until then I'm not spending anything.

I'm not going to just limit myself to not buying skincare,makeup and clothes...I'm going the whole way and am not spending a single penny. However I am allowing myself to go out with my friends, but I'm going to do it as cheaply as possible and only buy food and travel fares etc.

I don't think it will be that hard as it's only a month, but we'll have to see how it goes. I would extend it to 60 days, but my birthday is in the way. Maybe I will try 60 days beginning in may.....So from the 22nd of February to the 24th of March, not a single penny will leave my bank account.

Have you ever done a spending ban?


  1. Good luck darling! I seriously need to do this... We'll see if that happens haha.
    xo T

  2. I'm on my own spending ban right now, it's so difficult! I'm at university so also on a budget, it's so sad having to look but not touch! I don't really need to buy any of the things I want to buy though, so I'm sure I'll survive. Good luck! :)

  3. Being a university student and having to pay for rent and the bills I can totally relate to your situation. Being influenced by other bloggers I also want to buy a lot of things but I have set a limit on how much I will spend on makeup and skincare per month.

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  4. I'm technically on one now, I have to get an apt with my boyfriend at the end of the year so i'm not allowed to spend unnecessarily, no clothes or makeup unless its to wear to work and I limit spending money on food outside and I cook everyday. Your disciplining yourself young so you'll be able to develop good financial habits. I wish you the best of luck and i hope you have an amazing birthday (:

  5. I'm not officially on a spending ban but I'm definitely trying to spend less! I have to run a car and it costs a fortune :-( but I also have a holiday to save for so I really need to stop spending all of my wages on new make-up every week. So I feel your pain & wish you the best of luck!

    - xoxo

  6. Good luck!
    If I were you, I'd spend all my time trying out new looks with that Naked 2 :P
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