100 Day "No Spending" Challenge: Week 7

49 days in. So close to halfway it hurts! This week has been pretty uneventful for me thank goodness. After a couple of weeks of being very naughty this week I didn't spend a penny. Yay!

I did have to pop into town on Wednesday to have a meeting. My workplace is slap bang in the middle of town only a 5 minute walk from MAC, Debenhams, Boots and all those dangerous places. To top it all off, I had to wait a couple of hours for my boyfriend to be done in town so I did a spot of window shopping. To be honest I wasn't tempted by anything and felt rather bored with it all! 
It was Valentines Day but me and the boyfriend don't tend to celebrate it. He always goes on and on about hating the whole card and presents thing - yet surprised me with a card and cheeky MAC Year of the Snake lipstick and eyeshadow. I didn't get him a thing! You could say I saved money there, but I did feel terrible about being fooled by him and not getting him anything. Not even a card! We didn't go out, although we had the cinema planned, we decided to stay in and save me money. He is being very supportive of the ban, buying me the odd chocolate bar and not complaining that we didn't get to see Django Unchained. Bless him!

I got paid and thankfully got the £100 they forgot to give me last month. My bank account is looking the healthiest it has ever looked and I am so happy! My credit card is still in dire need of paying off but first I must attend to the holiday payment. As soon as that is done, I can get started on the credit card so hopefully by the end of this challenge I will be debt free! Thats the ultimate goal here, if I can do it, this challenge will have made a huge difference to my life. 

Total spent this week: £0! 
I am lusting after: MUA Undress me too palette
What I have learnt this week: Maybe I have too much make up, if I don't want anymore?

Here is the list of ladies taking part in the challenge. I haven't updated it in a while but am dedicating an hour tomorrow to update it. I just haven't had the time as it is quite time consuming but check back in the week and it will be completely upto date. And don't forget to leave me links! 

Sandra from TheBlackPearlBlog - update 1 + 2
Grace from allthatslap - update 1
Anne from Fashiony Nails -update 1 + 2
Shona from freshbeautyxox - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Alice from Bright Town Girl - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Natalie from natalieroseanne - update 1 +2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
Katie from Fashion & Beauty - update 1
Claudia from Beauty and the Chic - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Linsay from Pandora's Beauty Basket - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5
Christina from Tales from the Kingdom update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Sandra from Beauty Balm  - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Kate from The Cats Meow - update 1 + 2
L&M from CSI Beauty Blog - update 1(1) + 2(2) + 3(3) + 4(4) + 5(5) + (6)
Samantha from Tiny Paint Pot update 1
Gemma from Gemma E R - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Kelly from Kel Loves - update 2 + 3
Atia from Makeup Monologue - update 1 + 2
Melissa from Son & Star - update 1 + 2  + 3 + 4
Ayshe from Discovering Beauty - update 1
Hannah from Hannah Marie Beauty - update 1 + 2
Ellie from Mantra Pixie - Update 1
Evenlyn from We Were Raised By Wolves - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Sam from Honey Go Lightly - update 1 + 2 + 3
Roisin from Brutal Fashion and Beauty - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Georgina from Make Up Pixi 3 - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4  + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
Amy from Paintpotted - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6
Ana Cristina from We All Think Differently - update 1 + 2 + 3
Gaelle from The Make Up Fairy - update 1
Sarah from Some Sparkle and Shine - update 1 + 2
Kerry from Girls Addiction - update 1 + 2 + 3/4
Laura from Laura's Haven - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Hannah from Midnight Violets
Ronnie from Looking at the Stars Tonight - update 1 + 2 + 3
Sandra from Just need my coffee 
Vanessa from The Other VW - update 1
Talbs from Talbs - update 1 + 2
Sian from Quite Frankly She Said - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Louise from Nekomentsu - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6
Grace Louise from Grace Louise Beauty - update 1 + 2
Sharon from Stagazy eyes - update 1 + 2
K from Life, thoughts, fun and Lush! - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5
Fuchsia Forest from Fuchsia Forest - Update 1
Beth from Tinkerbell and the Lost Girls - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5/6/7
Emily Rose from Beauty, Fashion, Life - update 1 + 2
J from What J Loves - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Juyey from Juyey Bats - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5
Amanda from Amanda's Blog - Update 1/2
Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty - Update 1 + 2 + 3
Hakme from Hakme Beauty - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4

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 :)

I thought I'd include a fun picture of one of my favourite rides at Disneyworld - Splash Mountain! Disneyworld is my spending ban inspiration, since I am going in June and need to save for my holiday repayment on April 1st!


  1. I really do admire your strength! :)


    1. Thanks Sami :) I wasn't very good the last couple of weeks but I've got back on track :)

  2. Nice job!! I've been lusting after the Undress Me Too palette as well, even though I have Naked2. :)

    1. Hopefully after the ban they will do another 50% off sale :) I missed the last one!

  3. Eeeh £0 spend is brill! Splash Mountain looks like hell on earth to me, I went on POTC in Paris last year without knowing there was a couple of drops and spent most the ride panicking haha!

    It's great that you think you could be debt free by the end of the challenge!

    1. Aww! I take it you don't like rides then! I love them, but have my limits, for example last year I wouldn't even touch the Hulk ride - the time before that it left me concussed!
      It will be a great feeling to be debt free! :)

  4. Awe...you have a sweet boyfriend. My husband got me a couple of things from sephora for Valentines Day and my birthday...but they are in the mail, so they will be here right before my birthday. I'm so excited to see what it is! (We don't have any stores near us since we live in a secluded island in Alaska- so everything comes by mail)
    I did have a minor slip up this past week....
    Here's my update 3: http://sonandstar.blogspot.com/2013/02/100-days-no-spending-challenge-update-3.html

    1. OOOO that will be a nice surprise! Going to check out your update now :)

  5. Well done for not spending. I'm starting to really want to buy something. So far I have still resisted make up! X

    1. Well done to you too :) Its been hard, I've cracked a few times already but now I have everything I want, its pretty easy! :)

  6. Well done hun, keep it up! I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going past! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. I know, its crazy! I didn't think i'd get this far without giving up the challenge completely but i'm still here and considering extending it!

  7. such an inspiration! I have no idea how you managed to do it, i'm definitely going to do it next year, you've inspired me!

    1. Its not too bad to do Georgia, definitely give it go, its easier than I thought and has opened my mind!

  8. This is fantastic, well done! I don't count gifts myself so I cheated my makeup budget this month in sneaky way I'll confess here ;) My hubs and I didn't get each other anything for Valentine's Day, but we were at the mall in a Sephora and he found himself at the Jack Black products area and admitted he wanted to try their core collection... I offered to buy it for him as a belated V-Day gift, if I could count a Jemma Kidd makeup set and set of Pacifica lotions as a gift from him... he agreed, so I was able to get what I wanted and not really count it towards my monthly $100 beauty budget (which I already blew on Lime Crime stuff, LOL). A lot dodgier than how you got the MAC stuff, no?

  9. Ah this sounds so difficult! Keep going! :) xx
    Vicki x


    1. Thanks for following V! Happy to have you on board!

  10. Hey Marvelle, I was just checking in to see how your ban was going. I always like to read your updates- I guess they seem more relatable? I don't know- I just enjoy them. I hope it's going well. I had another slip up....urban decay....
    I'll keep checking for you update. Can't wait to read how you're doing!

    Here's my update 4

    1. Aww thanks Mel! :) Thats bought a huge smile to my face, should have my next one going up today! Just gotta photograph a few things and update the list! Damn that urban decay!

  11. Well done :) It must feel great to see a healthy bank balance. There is no need to spend hundreds of £££ on makeup every week and the ban made me ralize it. I did buy a couple of things during the first half of the ban, but they came to a total of £22, so I am really proud :) haha

    1. You have done so well Sandra! Well done to you :) Its really nice to not be in my overdraft anymore. As soon as my holiday payment is done with, I am tackling the credit card! When this ban is over I hope to not be in debt anymore :)

  12. You are doing so well! I've had two or three splurges but then I feel guilty afterwards! x

    1. I've had 2 major splurges and felt so guilty about it i've added on an extra 50 days haha! Hopefully that will make up for it :)


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