Spending Ban | Saving Money

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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.

Skin

Make-Up

Body

Have you ever tried a spending ban? Have you got any money saving tips? Let me know in the comments!

Sara

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32 comments

  1. Good luck! It's a long time until the end of the year but I'm sure you'll do fine. Would love to see how much you manage to save. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. Thank you Sam! I'm sure I'll do an update nearer the time.

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  2. i'm on a spending ban and funnily enough your 4 skincare favourites are mine too, they're the only products i'll buy if i run out! following you now on bloglovin so i'd really appreciate it if you checked my blog out too!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE x

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  3. good luck with your spending ban!! Make sure you treat yourself on your birthday as there are tons of new releases and Christmas gift sets now in boots! which all look incredible :) Such a bad influence but its just been my birthday so i know how much lush stuff is out there atm hehe x
    Sophie Jenner
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    1. Thank you Sophie! I'll be browsing the aisles in no time!

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  4. Such a good idea. I think I need to do something like this - I've definitely treated myself way to much recently.
    x

    Small&Blonde♥

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  5. Good luck with your saving! That's so good, and something I definitely need to work on. Although I save, I still spend a lot too lol.

    - www.veebzboo.com
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    1. Thank you! It's definitely worth a try!

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  6. Good luck with your ban! I'd love to do something like this but I think it'd be too difficult haha :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  7. My bff and I did a promise of not buying any piece of clothing until Black Friday or Christmas. We started at the end of july and we are doing great, none of us has bought anything!
    I hope you do well and you save lots of money hahaha.
    Have a nice week, lovely xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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  8. I'm seriously considering a spending ban at the moment - I have SO many products, it's ridiculous already! So hard not to be tempted by shiny new things though, good luck with it!

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, I can't resist new products!

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  9. Good luck on your spending ban! I decided to implement a similar one for myself after I loaded up a shopping cart and realized that I didn't really need any of it. It's only about 4 days in but it's been rough!

    Ally
    Hustle & Whoa

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    1. It definitely is difficult at the start!

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  10. Good luck!I think I'm in need of a spending ban, as like every other beauty blogger I spend way too much money on makeup.I also noticed I have a lot of clothing items hanging in my wardrobe that still have the tags! *whoopsie*

    good luck on your spending ban -xo

    www.chloedanielle.co.uk

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    1. I have loads of clothes that I've never worn, so bad!

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  11. I was trying a spending ban but it's failed miserably! Only buying things when you run out is a good call though. Someone also mentioned to me only buying something new when you've finished something similar, which seems a good idea xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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  12. I've been terrible at saving this year!! I am feeling the effects of it now as we approach the holiday season with no savings to contribute to a vacation away from home :(

    Nihaad - the little blog of STUFF

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    1. Hopefully we'll both have some savings for Christmas!

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  13. Reading this makes me want to start up a spending ban, there's no time like the present eh? Good luck with yours!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  14. I desperately need to go on a spending ban myself! I've seen a few other bloggers post something similar to this and it makes me feel inspired to do it. Best of luck! :)

    Lucy // a little of lucy

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    1. You should definitely give it a go Lucy!

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  15. I love the post! You have a really great blog:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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