Sunday, October 20, 2013

Even Mermaids Have Shopping Problems Update 03

Well, well, well, it's been a while since I've updated you guys on my spending ban, hasn't it? Although I'm sure if you follow me on twitter you shan't need an update, haha. Before I get into it all can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute I am in Chibi form? Look at those coot wittle kitty ears! N'awww! *ahem* The last time I updated you guys I was 21 days into my spending ban and now I've passed the half way point! I'm waaaaay passed the half way mark- I only have 38 days of my ban left! So how have I been doing? Eh, not so well. I feel like I had more money in my bank account before the ban and before my job. I haven't been spending a lot on beauty/clothes (although working in a relatively affordable clothing store made that part really hard) but I have been spending a lot on food whilst I'm at work. There's not really anything to eat in my house so I go to work on an empty stomach aside from coffee (coffee we have in abundance, haha.) Also, my shifts are nine hours long so I'm 100% likely to be hungry and need to buy something to eat since I can't wait to get home for dinner. So that's been eating (LOL, pun) at my wallet. I won't lie, did purchase a beauty bit here and there. I think it's only been two which is great for me, haha. I bought a mascara on my way to work because I forgot to put some on and didn't have one in my bag. Mascara is that one product I always need on and feel naked without it. I regretted it immediately. I was wearing thick liner and I'm sure no one would have noticed. Then I caved to the glorious packaging that was the Riri  MAC collection at MAC. I only bought the one lipstick that I reviewed here if you missed it. It's glorious and I don't regret that purchase for a second! Aside from that, I've been fairly good. No wait, I'm lying. I just placed a LUSH UK order for their new holiday bubbly bits! LUSH Holiday is my crack. I can't resist it and I need a fix NOW. I can't wait till this ban is over, so uhh, yeah, expect a haul pretty soon *blushes*

I did also make two fairly big purchases this week but they are things I don't feel bad breaking my ban for. One was the Ariel and Eric LE Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls. I was up until 3AM for those babies. There are only 6,000 in existence around the world. The other big purchase was two spots for the Benefit+Birchbox #BROWOWS Event. I was invited and have never gone to an event like this so it was a rare opportunity I had to jump on. My mom agreed to come with me and things like this are always fun with my mom so I bought her space.

So that's it, a pretty big update and I haven't been the best at this ban. I'm a shopoholic at heart, but considering how many things there are out right now I'm surprised there isn't more that I've caved in to by. I'm gonna do my best to keep with the rules for these last few weeks of my ban to end on a great note. I may have drifted a bit off course, but I'm not giving up this time!


Even Mermaids Have Shopping Problems: Rules Update 01 Update 02

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Jess I can't wait to hear about the event you're going to with your mom!!! What's that all about?? Tell me thingsssssssss :D Either way, I think you've done fantastic on your spending ban... sounds like you've mad reasonable purchases and haven't gone overboard with anything so you have my approval! Though spending always has my approval so I guess I'm a bad influence haha.

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I can always count on you to make me feel like my purchases were completely justifiable and for that, I thank you ;D I def. haven't gone overboard and I'm terrified for the Sephora 20% off sale that's coming soon. YIKES.

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  2. The event sounds really fun, but you have to pay for the spot even though you were invited? I'm so confused right now, haha. Can you tell we don't have any events like that in my country? Except for the Essence and Catrice one we had two weeks ago. It was the first blogger event ever in my country and it was AMAZING.

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    1. Haha, I figured they had their reasons AND it was a collab between Birchbox and Benefit so I thought it'd be well worth it. It wasn't ): I don't see many potential events in my city either, so I wasn't sure what proper form was. I'm glad your first blogger event was a good time :) Hopefully I good opportunity comes to my city!

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  3. I can not wait for LUSH holiday items either!! CRACK = RIGHT!

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    1. Haha!! I can't wait for them to hit stores!!

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  4. Lush Christmas products are my absolute FAVOURITE. saving some pennies to splurge!!

    Also, I currently have a MAC lipstick giveaway over on my blog that I'd love for you to check out and enter if you're interested :)

    Sophie xxx

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    1. Same here!! I'm glad the Christmas products will be available for after my ban. I'll go cuckoo bananas!

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