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, takeaways, frivolous 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
Jenny from Beauty and the Biryani
Alice from Bright Town GirlNatalie 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!|