100 Day "No Spending" Challenge - Week 9

9 weeks in! Can you believe it?! I know I probably say this every week but time is going so fast!

I have had a relatively boring week. I had a week off from work so haven't really done much, i've spent it lazing around and catching up with blogging and TV! I did go out Saturday night. Since I work nights I don't really get the chance to go out much, so since I had a Saturday night off, I made a point of seeing my besties and hitting the town. I had a lot of fun and only spent about £25! (predrinks ftw!)

I may or may not have mentioned this but I am extending the ban by 50 more days. I feel like I need to pay for my slip ups!
This will take me all the way to May 30th and since I go on holiday on the 10th of June, it means I have more time to save for that! I am intending on going to the #bbloggers meet up in April, but ladies, you may have to stop me making some poor decisions in Selfridges! Let me know if you want to join me in my insanity to do 150 days ;)

I thought i'd do a monthly update like I did last month, just to put into perspective just how much I have spent/saved. I know this month has been a tough one, I slipped up majorly when the Archie Girls collection was released and saw some friends. I'm expecting my eyes to water (and its only been a short month!)

 £145.60 on Archie Girls + £153.00 = £298.60 for the entire month. 
Last month: £189.00 
I do feel AWFUL about the amount I have spent this month as it is basically double. I have some serious thinking to do about whether I want to cut out Lush Retro and other limited edition Lush products as I have noticed a HUGE chunk of money going on that. Its something I need to consider and weigh up as I love reviewing it. What do you think?
Here's to March where I aim to hopefully only get in double figure (or even single, d'ya think I could do it? I'm gonna try!)

Total spent this week: £100 (on the night out and bills!)
What have I learnt this week: Things like lunches, going out ect... are a huge expense so I'm glad I don't overindulge in that department
Lusting after: The new MUA highlighter and Undressed 2 palette. 

As always here is the list of all the ladies taking part in the ban. I have fully updated the list now so get reading! Some amazing updates and I had a blast reading through them all :)


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
Jo from Beauty and the Books - update 1 + 2
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 + 3
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 :)


Another picture of my saving "inspiration" - these are the gates of Magic Kingdom! My holiday payment is looming closer and closer and I really need to spend as little as I can this month to pay it off :)

Comments

  1. I know you had some slip ups last month but you are back on track now! Extending it by 50 days is good - I dont think I can keep going for that long.

    Keep it up! You are doing well!

    I did an update to my spending ban post - its here http://www.allthatslap.com/2013/03/spending-ban-update-no-2/

    I also reviewed the new MUA highlighter:
    http://www.allthatslap.com/2013/03/review-photos-swatch-mua-undress-your-skin-highlighting-powder/

    Stay away from MAC now til May! LOL xx

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    1. Haha thanks Grace! The MUA highlighter looks so nice! Looks like it would give a lovely glow (like I need anymore highlighters lol). I think adding on 50days won't be so bad. I've gotta save ALOT for Florida, so I literally can't spend even if I wanted to :)

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  2. 150 days?! You crazy girl! Actually I'm tempted to join in because I want to book a holiday in June so it would be good to save up. Will have to have a think about it though! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. I think it won't be too bad, as I don't have any money anyways even if I wanted to spend. I think you could do it :)

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  3. 150 days!!! mental!!! :p
    I slipped off the band wagon HUGELY thing week. £115 on makeup alone. Good times!

    I've got a few more links for update posts :

    Week 6 : http://www.pandorasbasket.com/2013/02/shopping-ban-update-week-six.html

    Week 7 : http://www.pandorasbasket.com/2013/02/spending-ban-update-week-seven.html

    Week 8 : http://www.pandorasbasket.com/2013/02/spending-ban-update-week-eight.html

    and the dreaded week 9 : http://www.pandorasbasket.com/2013/03/spending-ban-week-nine.html

    I swear this week i'm buying nothing!

    Lx

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    1. Oh my goodness, can't wait to read that update Linsay! Thanks for all the links btw, saves me having to look :)

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  4. you are doing so well hun. hope i do as well as you have done

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    1. Aww thanks Elysa, thats so sweet :) Feel free to tweet me/rant whenever you feel like spending! We are in the same boat :)

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  5. Oh I can't even think about adding 50 more days to my ban yet but maybe nearer the end I'll have more strength!
    I've posted my last 7 updates.

    Labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, i'll get checking and add them soon :)

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  6. I'm lusting after the new MUA highlighter and Undressed 2 palette, but I've just been avoiding Superdrug! Good luck for this month! :)

    Xx

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  7. I can't believe you are able to keep up with everyone updates! You're awesome!
    Even though the ban makes life a little blan at times, I do really enjoy reading up on how others are doing.
    This week I'm really wishing I had some of the tarte blushes.
    ❤❤

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  8. I'm thinking of extending mine too. It's surprising how much you waste on things like coffee and eating out with friends isn't it. Buying food costs me lots too. As we live across the road from a huge supermarket I find I spend a lot there as there is always something that is 'needed'.

    M

    xxx

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    1. Ahh I found that when I lived near a supermarket to!

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