My spending ban came to an end yesterday. Yay! Most people are taking part in the 100 day spending ban but I just wanted to see how long I could last. I lasted a total of 8 weeks and in that time only bought one thing so I don't think I done too badly.
I went into town yesterday with intentions of buying alot but my time on the ban helped me reign in the need to buy things just for the sake of it. I planned on getting atleast 2 Apocalips shades, Big Bang being the one I wanted most but of course it was sold out. I also wanted to get the L'Oreal Confetti Top Coat but it was sold out too and the L'Oreal Lip Stain Thingymabobs didn't look as nice in person so I didn't get any but before the ban I would have bought them just to have them.
What I ended up getting was the Zara City Office Bag which I've wanted for months and months! I ordered it online and paid through paypal then collected instore yesterday. I kept asking myself do I really need another black bag but the answer is yes! It's gorgeous, well made, sturdy and big enough to carry your house around in. Although I didn't get 'Big Bang' I did fall in love with Celestial, it's even nicer in real life than it looks swatched online and the texture is really good too. After shopping my sample stash last sunday I've been hooked on the Rimmel 9-IN-1 BB Cream. It's such an easy base, feels lightweight on the skin, isn't oily looking like some BB creams can be, is a total bargain and last's all day on my skin! Don't get me wrong, it isn't the best base out there but for everyday use it's perfect. All the coats/jackets I own are quite heavy. During spring/summer I live in blazers but for days when it's a bit too cold for a lightweight blazer I bought the khaki/leather look sleeved jacket from Dunnes. From Poundland or Poundworld (I can never remember which is which) I chucked some Flawless Caviar into my basket. The base colour that comes along with the beads is rubbish but the beads are really tiny and work quite well. I've been looking for small black studs to use on my nails so grabbed this 3 Way Nail Art Pen which includes black crystals. And last but not least I bought a new cafetiere at the bargainous price of £7 from Argos!
I expected to leave town with half of Boots and Superdrug but I didn't. I think about my purchases much more than I used to and don't buy one product in every shade. The spending ban has definitely worked!