Sunday, 19 August 2012

money money money


Over summer I've been working 8am - 5pm 5 days a week at a factory, as well as working as a waitress on the weekends, and while I feel like I've literally done nothing but work for the past 2 months, having all this money feels so good! But it's definitely a curse in disguise. Being a student, having a lot of money in my bank that isn't going to be taken out for rent or books is a rare occurrence and it has majorly gone to my head, I am just spend spend spending for the sake of it!

Take today for example. I popped into town to pick up a cleanser and some cotton wool pads and came out with: 2 cleansers, a facial scrub, body lotion, 4 x cotton wool pads, 3x lipsticks, a primer, a pressed powder, 2 x moisturisers, a liquid eye liner, the Sleek contour kit and the MUA heaven and earth pallet. I need NONE of these things. I have 2 pen eye liners, 2 liquid eye liners and a gel eye liner still with product left inside and lipsticks tend to look awful on my lips (hoping to try the LUSH bubblegum lip scrub to see if I can sort them out and get them lipstick ready!) and who needs 2 new moisturises!? I'm so annoyed that I just blew £50 on things I really didn't need. I wanted them, sure, but there are things I NEED that should definitely be a priority.

So, in a bid to stop my needless spending, I'm going on a mini spending ban until the 1st of September. I'm not going to buy anything unless I am in desperate need of it and that way I can put lots of my wages away for spending money in Italy! There are also a few items of clothing and things that I want but if I put off buying them then when my spending ban is lifted, if I still want them then I know it'll be worth the money.

I had to write this post because I know that if I didn't I would definitely not be doing this spending ban. I'm very weak willed unfortunately. Are any of you on spending bans? Does anyone do the same when they get paid? Anyone have any tips on how to save? I'm the worst saver ever!!!

13 comments:

  1. Love your blog, I know exactly what you mean! I'm in the same position as you, have worked all summer and have been spending on stuff I don't need! (was planning on saving loads before uni but haven't) so don't worry you're not the only one! I think a spending ban is a really good idea

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    1. Aw thank you :) oh we're awful aren't we ;)glad I'm not the only one though! x

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  2. Haha, I love how much stuff you ended up buying! I'm exactly the same. I went on a spending ban last month and did so well that I felt like I deserved a treat.. and ended up spending far too much x

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    1. Haha gosh it was a joke! Ohh dear, that'll probably be me when I'm allowed to buy stuff again x

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  3. I love this post! I love how I can relate to it :)
    I usually save by making the most of what I've got, and thinking to myself while shopping, 'do I REALLY need it?' I certainly think it's our heads we have to sort out when it comes to splurging :P xx

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    1. So glad I'm not the only one! Seems everyone is a secret splurger haha. I try so hard to think if I really need it, but when I'm in the shop the answer is apparently always yes haha x

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  4. thank you for sharing this! you have such a way with your words! i can definitely relate, haha now i know that im not the only one! xoxo

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    1. Aw wow thank you, that is such a nice thing to hear! Yeah it seems everyone feels the same haha xxx

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  5. Thank you so much for your lovely comment yesterday, it's one of the nicest things anyone's ever said to me! I know exactly what you mean about needless spending, I'm terrible for it! Good luck with your spending ban xx

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    1. Aw it's okay :) thank you, although I've just bought myself some Moroccan Oil so it could definitely be going better :\ haha oh well! xx

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  6. That is 100% me! I always over spend on things you take for granted like basic beauty products xx

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