Monday, 11 March 2013

Spending Ban!

The other day I went shopping, fell into Boots as I always do and came out with 3 body scrubs. 3! I already had 2 at home. I've decided enough is enough, so I am imposing a spending ban before my family calls an intervention.

My name is Nicola and I have an addiction to buying bath/beauty and make-up products.

Here are my rules:
  • I can only buy the basics if I run out- shampoo, deodorant, conditioner & baby wipes.
  • NO bath products.
  • NO make-up products
  • NO nail varnish
  • NO skincare
  • NO clothes
  • I'm allowed bus fair to uni/£10 food shopping for sandwich things.
  • I am not allowed to buy junk food apart from one easter egg for Ollie.
  • I am not allowed take-aways.
  • I am not allowed meals out.
  • I am not allowed to ask anyone to buy me the things I'm not allowed.
  • I can accept gifts off people, but I'm not allowed to ask for gifts ;)
  • I am allowed one night out (which is March the 23rd in Nottingham for Chloe's birthday).
I think I have covered everything and got rid of any loop holes...
I am going to add up everything that I save and see what the difference is. I think whatever I save I will put into mine and Ollie's savings so we can do something nice with it.

My ban starts today March 11th to April 11th..  I will keep you updated on my spends and see how I do!
Fingers crossed!

Nicola Mai..x

10 comments:

Aveen said...

Loved this post :) I liked that you listed out your rules :) Good Luck xxx

nicola smith said...

@Aveen Thank you! I thought that way I'd stick to it more... That's the plan anyway :P
xo

Colette said...

I like that you've listed out your rules and posted them. I've cut down on my spending since the start of the year, you'll be amazed at the money you used to spend on things you genuinely didn't need and won't miss.
Good luck!

http://www.theworldinmywardrobe.blogspot.ie/

nicola smith said...

@Colette
I figured I'd stick to them more if everyone can see them :P
I'm SO bad with money- who needs 5 bath scrubs?! I'm a woman obsessed! Haha.
Thank you :)
Nicola Mai..x

Poppy Smith said...

I tried really hard to do a spending ban & somehow managed to buy 4 nail varnishes and two lipsticks in a week and then cried because I wasnt allowed to buy anything... er? yeah. Good luck with yours, I hope that it is a damn sight better than mine!
Poppy | far away

chloeamber said...

Good luck! Love how my birthday outing is an exception to the going out rule ;) xx

nicola smith said...

@Poppy Smith
That's what I fear will happen! But i'm going to try and be as strict as I can with myself.. I have a box of lipsticks and a box of nail varnish... Surely I can't get bored of all of them in 4 weeks?! (eek!)

@Chloe Well of course! ;) ROCK CITY BITCH ROCK ROCK CITY BITCH :P

nicola smith said...

@Poppy Smith
That's what I fear will happen! But i'm going to try and be as strict as I can with myself.. I have a box of lipsticks and a box of nail varnish... Surely I can't get bored of all of them in 4 weeks?! (eek!)

@Chloe Well of course! ;) ROCK CITY BITCH ROCK ROCK CITY BITCH :P

Nicole Baxter said...

I hope you do well keep us updated coleoftheballl33.blogspot.co.uk

nicola smith said...

@Nicole Baxter
Thanks :)
I'm adding up all the things I want to buy and keeping track of how much I would've normally spent :P
xo

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