Sunday, 2 September 2012

Spending Ban- The 100 day challenge!


Hey Everyone!

So I am setting myself one of the hardest challenges I think I could ever do, but I am determined to succeed! After seeing the Tattooed Tealady's post I decided that it would be a good idea for me to do this. I have absolutely zilch self control and I can't control what I spend, the second some money comes into my bank I have spent it, literally within the next day and then I always have plans for what I will do with the next weeks allowance. I have realized that this has to stop because it means I don't have money when I need it and it is especially a big problem around Christmas time. I have far too much makeup, so much so that I don't think I will ever be able to get through it all, so I need to start using some of it up! I am not only doing this challenge to save money, but also to try and prove to myself that I can have willpower as up until now I didn't think this would be possible, but I am really going to try.

So here are the rules for myself:

  • I am not allowed to buy any cosmetics, no matter how badly I want or think I need it! I have too much makeup and I have enough to last me for the whole of this challenge and even more.
  • I have to stick to this for 100 days(until the 11th December).
  • I can buy presents for other people's birthdays etc.
  • I must only buy clothes that are necessary & because I need them.
So those are my rules, I am really going to try to stick to them, and I will post every week with an update of how I am doing. I will also create a wishlist of things I want and see how many I will still want at the end.I hope you enjoy watching me attempting this challenge, and by all means do this yourself aswell and adapt the rules to suit you, or use mine. If you do decide to do this please link the posts so I can follow your experience too.

Thanks for reading


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    1. Go for it! I think it is a great challenge, a real good test of will power :') xx

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  2. Well done! I did a similar thing but with clothes as it was getting silly. I did a 30 with 30 challenge for 8 weeks and didn't buy any clothes for that time - slipped up once!! It really did me and my bank balance good!! I feel in more control now and am planning what to buy and how to spend my money. Good luck and go for it! XX

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    1. Aww thanks! Hahah yes that's what I'm hoping I'll be like by the end of the challenge!xx

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  3. This sounds like a great idea, I think once I get my university supplies I'll be putting a spending ban on myself!

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    1. Thanks, hahaa yes I think it gets to the point where it is getting ridiculous :') xx

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  4. I just might try this myself! Except I'll prolly come up with rules like "Allowed to buy lipstick and nail polishes" which will make the entire thing redundant haha :p
    Wish you the best with sticking to the challenge!

    xx,diamondinrouge.blogspot.sg

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    1. hahah yes, I was going to say only makeup essentials but then I just thought no, I have so many foundations/mascaras/concealers I shouldn't be needing essentials for ages! haha, thankyou!xx

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  5. well done and good luck with it hon! I'm doing project 10 pan at the moment (where you have to completly use up 10 make up items before you can buy more, so a bit similar to this I guess. Lemme know how you get on! xx

    http://makeupbeautyshopping.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aww thanks! Oh yes I was thinking of doing project 10 pan too :) but I move around products so quickly that it wouldn't have worked for me :( hhehe, thanks will do! xx

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  6. Good luck! I don't think I could do this! x

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    1. Thanks! Neither do I, but I am going to try really hard!xx

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  7. This is an amazing idea!! I think I want to do this with clothing. I have negative 80 in my bank account, get 50 bucks as a gift and spend it on clothing instead of putting it in the bank!

    Good luck on this, please tell us how it goes! Also please check out my blog for when I do this ! x
    thisishearts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! haha yes it was getting ridiculous for me too! Thanks very much, I will be doing an update every week. Ooh please tweet me (@beaumaquillagex) if you decide to do this, I will head over & follow your blog now so I don't miss it! xx

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  8. Hi!
    Thanks for sending me your link on the bbloggers chat last night :)

    Good luck with your 100 day ban - I don't think I'd have the willpower!!

    Terri-Jane xx
    twoninethree.wordpress.com
    @terrijane

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    1. Hi :) you're very welcome thanks for checking my blog out! hheeh thanks, no neither do I but I am really going to try, I am sure I will feel much better knowing I can do this :D I will check out your blog now :) xx

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  9. I started my 100 day challenge yesterday!
    I'm a new follower now and I'm excited to see how you get on :)
    x

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    1. Good luck! Honestly it gets easier hehe, thanks so much!xx

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  10. I'll do it!

    tobebioacaseofbeauty

    (new follower!)

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    1. Hahah yay :) I will check your blog out :D xx

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