Wednesday, 2 January 2013

100 Day Spend Ban? - I Must Be Mad!

Bonjour and Happy New Year!

The other day I read that Sam from Honey-Go-Lightly was embarking on 100 day total spending ban - it's something I've never considered - I mean 100 days without shopping?

So - on New Years Eve after chatting on Twitter (and having had a couple of glasses of wine I might add!) I suddenly decided to join in the 100 Day Spend Ban Challenge suggested by Sandra of  The Black Pearl Blog ...don't ask me why - I just did...!

No - seriously - I have so many products to use up just thought it would be a good opportunity to do so and save a bit of cash too! In all honestly my problem is not so much clothing/shoes/bags but more beauty and hair products so this is the area where I'm going to concentrate my ban!  I haven't really bought much in the sales (pre-ban) just a couple of gift sets from Boots and some perfume from Debenhams so I'm going to try to control my spending until 31st March (not exactly 100 days I know but better than nothing!). I have enough skin and haircare products to last to the end of March and more than enough make-up so going to try to use as much as I can without adding to my stash!  January is my weakest time 'spend-wise' - always feel low after Christmas is over and my brothers return home so I usually go for 'retail therapy'!  I'm still getting my Glossybox each month (for the time being) and may buy the occasional magazine if there's a decent freebie included.  My birthday is also on the horizon so there's a dilemma in itself!



Some of the other lovely bloggers taking part in the challenge are:-

Sandra - The Black Pearl Blog
Alice - Bright Town Girl
Shona - Fresh Beauty xox
Jo - Beauty and The Books
Sandra - Beauty Balm
Marvelle - Blog of Shadows
Grace - All That Slap
Sarah - Writing and Rambling
Natalie - Natalie Roseanne Nails and Beauty Blog
Katie - Fashion and Beauty

Although I'm not 'banning myself' as much as some of the lovely ladies above (some of them are really going for it!) but just concentrating on my biggest weakness, it's better than 'a kick in the teeth' and with the money I save I'll be paying the good dentist for a filling that I need - oh the joy!

Wish me luck!

Jen x


24 comments:

  1. We CAN do it!! Thanks for the mention - I am actually quite excited about this challenge....1.5 days down, only another 98.5 to go!! LOL! xx

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    1. No problem Grace - we can and we will - only 98.5 to go as you say! xx

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  2. Good luck lovely, thanks for the mention as well! I'm feeling the same as grace, I'm actually quite excited, this will really test my power not to spend! We can do this! xx

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    1. Thanks Shona and no problem! It really will test my will power too - usually I have very little! xx

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  3. Well done !! I did a shorter spending ban on clothes last year - it is a really good discipline, but I did fall off the wagon once!! Good luck! Xx

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    1. Thanks Claire - I remember yours - you did so well! Hope I have as much discipline as you did! xx

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  4. All the best with your challenge! Great way to start off the year, and you may even discover which of the remaining products you use the most of.

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    1. Thankyou - I may just do that! :)

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  5. I can’t comment on the ban cos I am the opposite – I usually use up my old product before I try something new but can I suggest something (maybe I am out of order and put my nose where it doesn’t belong, then sorry). Instead of saving up for the dentist (you will have to go there anyway) why don’t you save up and ask as a part of your Birthday present for a trip to go and see your brother. I do believe every woman should have a little ME time and if you plan in advance (even if it is just for a couple of days) it would do wonders for you. Something to look forward and to keep you “on the wagon” + you could spend some quality time with your brother! You could “doll yourself up” and go see one of his gigs, have a nice meal go to the shops and the museums……….Just a suggestion! :o) XXX

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    1. My mum always finishes one thing before opening another! Thanks for the suggestion Andrea - I'll see what my brother says! xx

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  6. You can add me onto this list if you want, I'd love to team up with you girlies!!

    As I said, love the blog name!!!! :D :D :D

    Now following from the #bbloggers chat, Sara

    http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

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    1. Thanks - come on down and join in Sara - the more the merrier! xx

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  7. Aw thanks for the mention Jenny! I thought you had just added me to the list. WE CAN DO IT :D xx

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    1. No problem Sam - you're up at the top! Yep we can do it! xx

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  8. Good luck Jen! You and the other lovelies can do it, just think how virtuous you will feel at the end of it!

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    1. Thanks Kay - it'll be a great feeling - good that so many of us are in it together! x

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  9. Love the We can do picture. Good luck lovely. :) I know we will all succeed. :) x

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    1. Thanks Alice - good luck to you too! Looking forward to the chat! xx

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  10. Good luck Jenny, you can do it :-) hopefully there won't be too many freebies out in the next 100 days!! xx

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    1. Thanks Sasha - I'll do my best - although if it's a 'freebie' - technically doesn't count does it? ;) xx

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  11. Good luck! I'm joining in with this soon and can't wait to read everyone's updates on it! xx

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Evelyn - be great for you to join in - will keep a look out for your post! xx

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  12. Good luck Jenny! I think my boyfriend would welcome me doing something like this but I'm not sure I'd have the will power when it comes to beauty products! xx

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  13. new follower! good luck

    tobebioacaseofbeauty.blogspot.it

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