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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

100 Day Spending Ban Check In #2

Can it really be a fortnight since the spending challenge started? It seems to have passed very quickly.



Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
Last week, I was completely housebound with sick children, my parents calling in with food rations (bless them they really look after me when my husband is offshore).  I actually didn't leave the house once.  I would never wish for sick children but this did stop me from again doing my late night shopping Thursday ritual.

Saturday
I did venture out on Saturday but only to the supermarket.  I was extremely good, I planned my trip and only got the essentials needed.  I walked passed the magazine aisle and flicked through Glamour and Cosmo though didn't buy a magazine - the shop assistant was throwing me glowers - can't blame her, it would really annoy me too.

I collected some takeaway pizza for me and my parents and a couple of bottles of wine.  That is as far as my spending went.

Sunday 

I had a lazy day and a 'Downton Abbey' marathon, I don't think I left my bed for long  let alone leave the house.  Naughty I know!


Monday

Back to reality, children thankfully well and back to school.  I joined my local 'Curves' gym, I have my first session on Wednesday, weather permitting, we have a lot of snow today.  Afterwards I nipped to the post office to send the last of the Blogmas prizes which are long overdue.


Today
That takes us up to today.   I haven't been near a shop, just catching up on some blogging.  I haven't even added anything to my wish list so it stays the same as last week -

YSL Foundation
Perricone MD No concealer concealer. 

Are you proud of me?  I am. Long may it continue.  Have a couple of hurdles in the coming weeks, husbands birthday, a wedding, engagement party and 30th party - all of which i'd probably treat myself to some new beauty products - it's going to get tough! Oh I nearly forgot to say that this week I have to replace my compact powder and buy a cheaper alternative to my Estée Lauder eye makeup remover and Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo. These are items I find a necessity as per my 'winter empties' post. So they are allowed.

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  1. Well done hun!! I wouldn't have the willpower for a spending ban! xx


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    1. The last two weeks have been ok, it's going to be tough when it comes to not buying products for nights out. eekers

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  2. Well done, keep up the good work :D

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    1. Thanks Chick, just read your post too.. Well done xx

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  3. Well done, youve been really good :)

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  4. I know you have been sick - but you have been really good! Made me laugh picturing you reading the mags in the store! LOL

    Keep up the good work! I have just done my first update:

    http://www.allthatslap.com/2013/01/spending-ban-update-no-1/ xx

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    1. Hi Grace, Yeah its not been too bad though there is a long way to go isn't there Will nip over to read your update xx

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  6. Well done Laura - you've done really well (and don't feel bad about flicking through the mags - I do it all the time!). Glad your kids are better - sounds like your mum and dad are looking after you - mine helped out so much when my two were little - don't know how I'd have managed without them! xx

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  7. You're doing so great! i wish i had as much will power to resist those cosmo and glamour mags haha keep it up! xx

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