February Spending Ban: Can I do it?

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Who am I and what have you done with the real me?! The words 'spending ban' and I do not go hand in hand, I'm forever spending money on more beauty products that I don't need, buying things in the sale purely because they are in the sale and what not. I think now has come to the point where it's time to slow it all down and use what I've got. Throughout January, I made a list of what I bought, when and how much it cost. I look back at it now and actually think I did better than previous months, but now is the time to calm it down and save the money instead. It gets to a point where I have ordered things, completely forgotten I'd bought it and put it to the side for now anyway! As I am going to Disney  in May, it's time to keep more money to be able to enjoy myself when I am there and also to add to my savings.
 
I like to think I'm being sneaky and oh so clever seeing as there are only 28 days in February obviously meaning it's less than a usual month! I will have some rules and that's to spend money on things that I do need. I need petrol in my car and food in my tummy, but that is hopefully as far as its going to go this month. I don't need any new clothes, makeup or skincare regardless or whether its a bargain as I know I have plenty. The only makeup I will allow myself to buy is a new eyeliner or foundation if it runs out as I have enough of everything else. Yesterday was a real test for me as I went shopping with a friend and didn't spend a single penny! Ok, we had a meal in Pizza Hut (it was so delicious) but I had to feed myself didn't I?! I'm hoping I can actually stick to this plan or I'm going to look a right plonker. If you have previously done a spending ban, please let me know if you have any tips as I'd love to hear them.
 
Wish me luck! Would you like to see updates of how I'm getting on? x
 
 
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  1. I have the same thing with spending my money purely because it's on sale and might regret not buying it. But i've been trying to cut down my spending and not impulse buy. I'm getting better but I have a new found love for nail art eekkk hehe.
    I hope you stick to your plans for saving money! I'm saving up for a trip to Melbourne on July. Hopefully we stay through to our saving plans :)

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    Anna Czarina

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  2. Good luck. I could never do this. Every time I try and plan on cutting back, something happens and I end up spending a fortune. Let us know how it goes!

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    1. I always used to think that but now I mean business haha x

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  3. hah! i am the worst saver Ever. even when i dont buy useful things for ME, my money is always going somewhere stupid haha
    good luck!

    xo, Brikena
    www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

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  4. I've just completed my spending ban and found it so difficult! My tips are to write a list of things you want so then you remember them when it's over and take a limited amount of money with you when you're out so you're not tempted to spend anything x

    daisy-drops

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  5. Good luck with the spending ban! I think I might try to do the same this month, as I desperately need to save some money for the summer.

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, if you give it a go let me know! I'm feeling pretty proud so far haha x

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  6. I have today started a spending ban too! Good luck with yours sweet!

    Jess // Coffee and Cosmetics xo

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  7. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I was on a spending ban through February...but I bought the No7 Cleanser. oops. Good luck for you though!

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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  9. I'm starting a spending ban too! Scary stuff! Good luck, it will be totally worth it when you're there at Disney! :)
    Carrie xxx
    carriebrighton

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  10. No better reason to have a spending ban!!!!!
    Good luck! :D

    Danielle,
    http://underlandtowonderland.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  11. Good luck!! I'm planning on doing this during April - I have a feeling a will find it very tough xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. As I started to read I kept thinking about my train of thought when I thought about doing a spending ban this month.. It's only 28 days, how hard could it be.. I couldn't do it because I am going on vacation at the end of the month and it would be brutal for me not to purchase anything while I am away! good luck on yours! Hopefully I will be doing one soon!

    xoVeronica

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  13. good luck with your spending ban! :-) xx

    kinderhealthandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. i'm trying a similar ban from now until the end of april. trying to save as much money as i can! gonna treat myself to one or two things a week though, no more than £20 so i don't go totally insane!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a high-end skincare giveaway on my blog, click here!

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