100 Day Spending Ban - Week 10

Hello everyone! So I've made it to week 10 and this week has been a good'un! 

I spent the grand total of £27 on a Mothers Day present for my mum. I know, I know, not as much as others would spend on their mum, but being completely skint, it was the best I could do. My mum regularly reads the Cath Kidston brochures and swoons at the bags. So I took a trip to my local store and scouted out a bag I thought would be perfect for her and even better, I had 10% off! Other than that my week has been relatively uneventful! 
I was back to work but I have a brilliant routine now where I don't spend any money on vending machines or food at work, instead taking my packed lunches in. Its saved me SO much money - roughly £60 a month. So over the course of the ban I've saved £180 by just taking lunch in with me! 

Total spent this week: £27
What I have learnt this week: I think my spending habits have really changed for the better
Lusting after: Accessorize palettes and blushers

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 + 3
Shona from freshbeautyxox - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
Alice from Bright Town Girl - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Natalie from natalieroseanne - update 1 +2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9
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 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9
Christina from Tales from the Kingdom update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9
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(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 + 5 + 6
Ayshe from Discovering Beauty - update 1 + 2
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 + 8 + 9
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 + 9
Amy from Paintpotted - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
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 + 7
Grace Louise from Grace Louise Beauty - update 1 + 2
Sharon from Stagazy eyes - update 1 + 2 + 3
K from Life, thoughts, fun and Lush! - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Fuchsia Forest from Fuchsia Forest - Update 1
Beth from Tinkerbell and the Lost Girls - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5/6/7
Lippy from Been there, done that, got the lipstick - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5
Emily Rose from Beauty, Fashion, Life - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 
J from What J Loves - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Juyey from Juyey Bats - update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
Amanda from Amanda's Blog - Update 1/2
Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty - Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Hakme from Hakme Beauty Update 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6


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 "inspiration" you could say. I took this picture at Disneyland Paris, not Florida which is my actual aim of the spending ban. But I really liked Disneyland Paris and hope to go back there one day, which may be more achieveable now my spending is getting under control! 

Comments

  1. Congrats for doing so well, I don't think the mothers day present really counts. I've never been to either of the disneylands, I think the one in Japan would be really cool x

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    1. Thanks Hayley :) The Japan one is on my bucketlist! :)

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  2. Wow week 10 already. Definitely helps to keep me motivated :-) I think your present for your mum was lovely and thoughtful, doesn't need to cost the earth.

    I hope you save enough cash to go to Disney World, I've been a couple of times, quite a few years ago now, and it's so much fun!

    Sharon x

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    1. I'm getting there, my holiday payment is due April 1st and I think i'm a little short because work keep underpaying me but the boyfriend is chipping in so all should be good! :)

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  3. Ahh you're doing really well! I really wanna go back to Disneyland, I could never get sick of it! Although I have been looking at the Japan one and it looks amazing :)

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    1. Ahh yes, its on my bucket list. I wanna visit them all! I was actually meant to go to Japan but the Tsunami came along and I had to cancel :(

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  4. Nice job! You're doing really well!! I had a really hard time when I did this challenge because so many goodies were coming out, but somehow I finished it! :)

    Xo aly

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  5. I always look forward to your updates! I'm really listing over the UD oz palettes. I think Glinda would be most "wearable" for me. I especially loved the look you created with it. I can't stop thinking about it! I think I've gone mad! Haha!
    ❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Aww thanks Melissa, I'm glad you like them!

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    2. Hey! I was tagged and now I tag you! It's my first tag...
      If you feel like it, and have the time, here is the link:

      http://sonandstar.blogspot.com/2013/03/tag-procrastinating-beauty-blogger-tag.html

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    3. Haha I'll definitely check it out :) I like tags :)

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  6. Wow, you're doing a great job! So nice that you're seeing noticeable changes in your habits and attitudes. I've put myself on a general budget this year as well and, while it's tough, it's so rewarding to discover that it can work! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. So rewarding! Its nice to just see the stash go down, get some empties and really notice a difference in my bank account! Its definitely changed me for good!

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