31 Dec 2012

The 100 Day Spending Ban..

100 day spending ban
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So it's happening. I am NOT going to buy myself ANYTHING for 100 days. At first I had a mild panic about what the hell am I going to blog about but I soon realised how silly that was and maybe that was a challenge in itself too. I just need to be more creative with my posts rather than churn out reviews. I still have tons of products to talk about sitting in the cupboard anyway and outfits to be shown and recipes to be cooked so I think I can manage it...just ;)

As odd as it may sound I am looking forward to it now, not spending money and actually having a bank balance not to cringe at! I think I got a little out of control and was seduced by the millions of offers that are continually floating around. I just hope I can manage it! As I have already started I aim to last till the 31st March. I may treat myself to something small and then reinstate the ban till May which is my birthday and go wild! I joke of course. I aim to buy a DSLR so that is my goal and purchase in May. I know Sandra from Beauty Balm and Jo From Beauty and the Books are starting mid way through January so I will be relying on them for support ;)

Wish me luck, Eeek!


Oh and of course..


Happy New Year!



Do you bother with New Years Resolutions?

UPDATE!

Just found out there was a Twitter chat with other bloggers who were up for the challenge of the 100 day spending ban! Lots of support and a motivational weekly Twitter chat that starts on Thursday at 8pm UK time using the hashtag #spendingban. So if anyone else wants to join in then do pop along! 

These are some of the lovely bloggers that have taken the big step. If you are joining in please let me know and I'll add you to my list :)
Alice - Bright Town Girl
Sandra - The Black Pearl
Shona - Fresh Beauty XoX
Jo - Beauty & The Books
Sandra - Beauty Balm
Natalie - Natalie Roseanne
Marvelle - Blog of Shadows
Jayne - Jayne’s Kitschen
Jenny - Beauty & The Biryani
Grace - All That Slap
Katie - Fashion and Beauty
Anne - Fashiony Nails
Sarah - Writing & Rambling 
Laura - Laura's Haven
Linsay - Pandora's Beauty Basket
Jayne - What J Loves
Annie - EpiphannieA
Hannah - Midnight Violets 
Ame - Thrifty Girl Loves
Sara - Pretty in Pink
Rachel - Sweetpea London



18 comments:

  1. I think I need to do this myself hehe, but will probably start after Saturday ;) Good luck with it and I hope your spending ban goes well ;) Mine may be a belated new years resolution :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks! Gonna be hard but I am determined!

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  2. OMG Good Luck! I could never do it, I just don;t have the will power. Will be keen to know how you get on!! x x

    lilmisschickas.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. good luck! might consider doing this myself! xx

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    1. Thank you, let me know if you decide to give it a go :)

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  4. wow, 100 days without spending, I'd cave in the first week. It sure will be interesting to see how it goes :)

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    1. Will post updates. I just hope i can do it :)

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  5. Good luck! You will be giving us tips when we start! I've been having a buying frenzy x

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    1. My tip is to hide the credit card haha x

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  6. Good Luck :) I am always inspired by spending bans... one day I'll commit to one myself :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if you give it a go :)

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  7. We can all keep each other going! Thank fully there are quite a few of us doing this and combined with the twitter chat about it too then we can spur each other on!

    Here is a post about mine if you are interested:

    http://www.allthatslap.com/2013/01/100-day-no-buy-challenge/

    xxx

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  8. I'm doing the spending ban too! I updated with my first intro post today: http://www.laurashaven.com/2013/01/2013-3-big-challenges.html
    can't wait for the twitter chats!!
    Laura x

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  9. I'm doing it tooooo :D

    I'm updating my list of bloggers as I find them via twitter/comments etc. It'll be good to go back to my post and have a wee nosey to see how others get on. I'm going to add you to my post aswell :) the list is getting pretty big now!

    Good luck!

    Lx
    pandorasbasket.com

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  10. Oh lordy you girls are so strong! I don't think I could last 30 days...Eeep! Good luck...

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. Ha it's gonna be hard but I need to do this! Eeek x

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