100 Day "No Spending" Challenge - Weekly Update 1.

Hi everyone. So today I have my first ever update on my 100 day challenge! Its been 7 days. I am happy to report I haven't spend a single penny!

Its been pretty easy if I'm honest, I haven't been out (hello hermit) and tried to keep online shopping to a minimum, but Asos and various other websites did tempt me, but I kept my credit card firmly in my pocket. I'm not lusting after much if i'm honest as I keep reminding myself I have enough, I probably have dupes for everything I want so I should use what I have.
As for other things that are non beauty related, I have also been pretty good. I work nights so I often get lunch at work just before I start. Before the new year, i'd spend quite a bit on food, just because working nights, you don't have the best eating schedule. I've tried to be healthier, opting for fruit like apples and bananas instead of crisps and chocolate. I've been pretty good and haven't found myself any hungrier to be honest! 

The other lovely ladies (who have been absolutely fundamental in this spending challenge, I wouldn't be doing it without all the support of this amazing community) are listed down below. Throughout the week I'll be updating this post with their links to their updates, so we can all keep track of eachother. I thought this would be a good idea, after all we are all in this together!

Sandra from TheBlackPearlBlog - update 1
Grace from allthatslap
Anne from Fashiony Nails
Sarah from Writing & Rambling
Shona from freshbeautyxox - update 1 + 2
Alice from Bright Town Girl - update 1
Natalie from natalieroseanne - update 1
Katie from Fashion & Beauty - update 1
Claudia from Beauty and the Chic
Josie from L'amour Josie
Sandra from Beauty Balm
Danielle from Floral Danielle 
Rina from Rina's Beauty
Kate from The Cats Meow
Lydia from Lydia Sparkles
Samantha from Tiny Paint Pot 
Bean from Sparkles and Rock
Gemma from Gemma E R - update 1
Kelly from Kel Loves
Melissa from Son & Star
Ayshe from Discovering Beauty
Safira Ali from Miss Stylicious 
Hannah from Hannah Marie Beauty - update 1
Ellie from Mantra Pixie
Sam from Honey Go Lightly
Georgina from Make Up Pixi 3 - update 1
Lipstick Fridays from Lipstick Fridays
Amy from Paintpotted
Ana Cristina from We All Think Differently
Gaelle from The Make Up Fairy
Kerry from Girls Addiction - update 1
Tolly Dolly Posh from Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion
Laura from Laura's Haven
Hannah from Midnight Violets
Ronnie from Looking at the Stars Tonight
Sandra from Just need my coffee (she is doing it for a whole year!!)
Vanessa at The Other VW
Dee from Confessions of A Makeupaholic
Georgina from Through these brown eyes
Talbs from Talbs - update 1
Sian from Quite Frankly She Said

If you are doing the 100 day challenge or want to take part in it, its not too late! Just comment below and I can add your link! Also let me know if you have written an update post on your blog so I can link that :)
Also Thursdays at 8pm there is a twitter chat using the hashtag #spendingban. Feel free to come take part regardless of whether you are doing the spending ban or not!

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  1. I'm doing the ban :)

    I have a list too so will update on anyone I have missed and if you could add me to yours that would be great! Thanks lovely :)

  2. I'm taking part in the challenge too. Could you please add me to your list? Thank you! Keep up the good work lil lady xx


  3. Wishing you all the best of luck! This sounds so hard

    1. Thanks Sami! Its been ok so far but its only been a week! :)

  4. I'm very impressed :) I've spent quite a bit this week but to be fair my school bag broke and needed replacing x

    1. Thats a necessity though, you couldn't go without a bag! :)

  5. Well done! keep it up :) Remember you can do anything if you set your mind to it.

    Anna xx

  6. Hey hon x would love to be added to the list for the spending ban xx
    Nicky from lipstick Fridays xx

  7. Yay! One week down!


  8. Glad to hear it's going well! I'm not on a ban, it's more of a "try to spend less" kind of thing. I'll admit it's not going very well but my aim is to really get into it this week haha!

    1. Haha love your honesty! Good luck for this week :)

  9. I think the hermit technique works well! It's what I've been doing too :)

    Gemma xx

  10. NICE! :D I hope you make it to day 100!

  11. Well done! I'm very impressed by everyone doing this. I wanted to do it but I have a car that needs to be fixed so won't have money anyway!

    Ashleigh x

  12. Congrats on a successful first week! xoxo



    1. Thanks Jen! Hoping to have many more :)

  13. Yaay, so far folk seem to be doing ok :) I've added my update: http://talesfromthekingdom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/100-day-spending-ban-week-1-update.html

    Keep up the good work ladies!

    Christina xo

    1. Yay! I'll be sure to link your update in a sec and go and have a read myself! So far I have only seen one person break their ban, so its going really good!

  14. Well done sweetie! Not sure I could do it myself but it's great to see other people giving it a go :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

    1. I bet you could do it Abby, its not as hard as I thought (only been one week though haha!)

  15. Hope I'm not to late! I did major damage today so as of NOW let the spending diet commence :-) xxx www.sparkleinsequins.com

    1. Haha you can join whenever you like lovely :)

  16. Loved this update!! :D Nice to see someone doing well and supporting others, so thank you for that!! :D Keep going! :) x

    1. Thanks Hannah, that means a lot to me! :)

  17. Good luck and keep it up, I am not doing the ban but trying to cut back on spending so I unsubscribed from all asos and MAC and other retail emails so I wouldn't be tempted x

  18. Oh my god!!! I didn't realize that there was SOOO MANY bloggers doing it! My evening reading is now sorted :) You are doing so well lovely x

    1. I know Sandra, look what you started! :)

  19. Well done so far! I'm doing a spending ban too :) www.quitefranklyshesaid.com xx

    1. Ohh I'll def check it out & add you to the list if I haven't already :)

  20. I did my first update! :) its been a fun 2 weeks! :D


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