100 Day "No Spending" Challenge 2013!

Hi lovelies. Yesterday on Twitter, the lovely Sandra from TheBlackPearlBlog asked if any other bloggers wanted to join her in a 100 day challenge of no spending! I loved reading the updates when Sophia did it - I always thought "I want to do that too but I bet i would never be able to". When Sandra asked, I thought what better way to do it than with someone, we can motivate each other and its always an incentive not to break, because you don't want to let that other person down. Now a bunch of us bloggers are doing it together!

Here's how it goes down.. its 100 days of no spending. I think all the girls have different rules, so these are mine!

  • No spending on ANY make up, skincare or clothes. No exceptions. I have enough to last me a lifetime. 
  • No spending on any Lush products with the EXCEPTION of Retro. I thought I would allow myself this since this is something I actually base my blog on, Lush reviews and make up looks! I would be taking away an essential part of my blog if I said no lush full stop. I won't be buying any permanent line products, only the monthly Retro and instead of buying many of each product, I can only buy one!
  • To make up the pennies from the above one, I am also going to cut out buying food at work, in town, Costa, Starbucks, takeawaysfrivolous buys at Tesco ect... 
  • My only exceptions to this are Valentines Day and my boyfriends birthday, in which I will probably treat him to a meal :)
The only things I will be spending on is essentials. No doubt its gonna be hard, but I think with the support of the lovely twitter community it can be achievable!  



Here are the lovely ladies I am doing it with!

Sandra from TheBlackPearlBlog
Grace from allthatslap
Anne from Fashiony Nails
Sarah from Writing & Rambling
Shona from freshbeautyxox
Alice from Bright Town Girl
Natalie from natalieroseanne
Katie from Fashion & Beauty 
Jo from Beauty and the Books
Claudia from Beauty and the Chic
Linsay from Pandora's Beauty Basket
Josie from L'amour Josie
Christina from Tales from the Kingdom 
Sandra from Beauty Balm
Danielle from Floral Danielle 
Rina from Rina's Beauty
Kate from The Cats Meow
Lydia from Lydia Sparkles
L&M from CSI Beauty Blog
Sarah from Yummy Mummy in Training
Samantha from Tiny Paint Pot 
Bean from Sparkles and Rock
Gemma from Gemma E R
Kelly from Kel Loves
Atia from Makeup Monologue
Melissa from Son & Star
Ayshe from Discovering Beauty
Safira Ali from Miss Stylicious 
Hannah from Hannah Marie Beauty
Ellie from Mantra Pixie
Evelyn from We Were Raised By Wolves
Suzye from Love in my heart oceans apart
Sam from Honey Go Lightly
Roisin from Brutal Fashion and Beauty
Georgina from Make Up Pixi 3
Lipstick Fridays Beauty Blog
Amy from PaintPotted
 Let me know whether to link you if I have missed you! Every week when I will be writing my updates, I will be including links to everyone elses updates too, so we can all keep track of eachother :)



Do you want to do the Spending Ban with us? You can start today and it lasts 100 days until I believe the 10th April! Just comment below and I can add you to the list or let me (@blogofshadows) or Sandra (@Theblackpearlb) know on twitter! You don't have to start today, I know a couple of people are starting on the 3rd/15th The more the merrier, I really think we can all do this!

Hope you are having a lovely New Years Day so far! 

I have enough make up! I will survive!



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  1. I'd love to join in!! Such a great way to start the new year x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

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    1. You so should Josie :) Tweet me!

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  2. We can do this!! Its going to be hard but I think its fab at we are all doing it together :-)

    Stay strong and may the force of beauty be with you!

    xxx

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    1. Haha may the force be with you Grace!

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  3. I'm so glad we are all doing it together, I'd crumble instantly on my own! Its going to interesting for our blogs because I usually go out and buy the latest drugstore product and then review it, time to crack out some unreviewed products wasting away at the back of my drawers!

    Good luck girls, I'm sure we can do this! xx

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    1. Oh same, I have definitely crumbled before!

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  4. I've also decided to do it. Scary stuff haha. I tried before and lasted something silly like 5 days so hopefully now that a few people are doing it i'll be able to keep at it!

    Lx
    pandorabasket.com

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    1. I have added you to the list Linsay :)

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    2. Oooh thanks :) i'm excited about it this time.

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  5. Lovely items you have already! And fantastic self control hehe I'm afraid I can't resist the sales
    heehe I hope it goes well for you babes! I'm definitely a new follower on here and twitter!
    Do you think you could take a look at mine and follow back please?
    Thank you!
    Rachael
    xxx
    http://thenew62.blogspot.com
    @Rachael_Haile

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  6. Wow- I'd love to try and get involved! Could I get involved? My blog is brutalfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    @Medusa_Roisin

    Thank you! xx

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    1. Of course you can :) Let me know on twitter ect... if you decide to!

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  7. I'm on a beauty make up ban until the end of Feb. However, I'm still allowing myself to buy clothes as I really need some new ones!
    Emma
    glossyboutique.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm trying a spending ban too, think it might be easier with so many folk joining in!

    You can find my post here: http://talesfromthekingdom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/100-day-spending-ban-and-beyond.html

    Good luck everyone!

    Christina xo

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    1. I'll be sure to add you to the list :)

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    1. Of course you can Rina, let me know if you decide to! :)

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  10. I'm doing it too but not until the 15th with Jo from beauty and the books x

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    1. I'll be sure to add you to the list :)

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  11. good luck! you have inspired me too do this!!!
    x

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    1. I hope you do it :) let me know if you want me to add your link!

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    2. please add my link :) and my twitter is katelister1
      thanks
      x

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  12. I wish I had the will power to do this haha, good luck!x

    http://charlotteannowst.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Good luck! I think I might join in at the end of the month / start of Feb! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I've decided to get involved with this too! Good luck! xx

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  15. I started mine last week! Looking forward to the Twitter chats :)

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  16. We've started too. Both L and I have enough of everything we wont run out :-). Now just to avoid the make up sections xx

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    1. I'll put your link in the post :) Thats my plan until April, no shopping then no temptation!

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  17. I'm doing this too http://www.yummymummyintraining.co.uk/2013/01/100-day-spending-ban.html really hope I can stick to it!

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    1. I'll put your link in :) We can do it!

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  18. Count me in! :) I also agree I have plenty and should really be a bit more careful with money! Xx

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  19. Great! Best of luck to you :) I maybe should join, but I feel I'm at an advantage for this sort of thing because I have a newborn baby to occupy all my attention :P

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    1. Congrats Sarah! I had no idea (well I did, but I didn't know you had given birth!)

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  20. Count me in!

    Http://www.curvyguruceri.com/

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  21. I loved how you included that you will cut down on takeouts and food on the town, people rarely seem to realize how quickly it adds up in the end! I won't say I'm on a spending ban since I rarely buy things I don't need on a whim, but I am on a Pan Them All project where I try to use up a product before opening up another of the same kind. Good luck with this and Happy New Year Marvelle! x

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    1. Thats a really good idea Gaby, I did one of those a lil while back and it really helped me get through my stash :) Hope you are having a great new year!

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  22. You've inspired me to join in too! :)
    I've written up my initial post here if your interested http://www.kelloves.com/2013/01/100-day-spending-ban.html

    ~thanks for encouraging me to do this! x

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  23. I have joined it too, desperately needing it! My post on it is here http://www.makeupmonologue.com/2013/01/100-day-beauty-buying-ban.html

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  24. Sign me up! I've read so many blogs that are participating. I just started my blog....but I think this is a good way to start.


    www.sonandstar.blogspot.com

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    1. I've added you Mel :) I also think it is a great way to start! :)

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  25. I've just decided to join in! http://mantrapixie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/100-day-spending-ban.html

    eek here goes!

    I love your background by the way, my favourite Cath Kidston print :)

    e x

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    1. Yay thats great Ellie! I'll add you to the list :)

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  26. Hello! I'm in, hope you don't mind.
    http://loveinmyheartoceansapart.blogspot.co.uk/
    Looking forward to saving! :-)))
    Suzy X

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    1. Adding your link right now :) Me too! I'm so excited to actually HAVE money again!

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    2. Thank you! Lets do this! ;-) X

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  27. I'm doing it too :D http://www.makeup-pixi3.com/2013/01/100-day-spending-challenge.html
    Georgina

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  28. I'd love to join! I tried to be on no-buys but couldn't keep up.
    I haven't spent on anything so far 2013. I hope i can keep it for 100 days with this "support group".
    My blog: http://prettymom.org

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  29. I will do it!

    new follower
    tobebioacaseofbeauty

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