Beauty Spending Ban - 1 Month Update

Sleek Solstice Palette; Zoella Handcream; Urban Decay Vice Lipstick; Benefit Rollerlash Mascara; on autumnal background
So I´ve been on my Beauty Spending Ban for almost a month now. First off, this month has just flown by.  I feel like I´ve just gotten back to uni yesterday when in fact it´s been over five weeks now. Maybe that´s why  I´ve not struggled as much as I thought I would but more on that later. First, let´s discuss how I went about the month and if/what I actually bought.

I went into the month pretty naive. I knew I had stocked up on most of my beauty essentials and I thought I´d just not go into any drugstores and that was it. Well, let me say there´s definitely more temptation for beauty products around than you´d think. Being in the Bloggerverse is very dangerous as there´s always someone raving about a new product. Also watching tv is not helping as ads are the devil. However, after now almost one month of ignoring all my desires to go out and buy new beauty products I think I´ve built up some kind of barrier. At least it feels much easier for me now.

What I bought this month: 1 bottle of dry shampoo (€2,45)

Reasons why I´ve been tempted this month:
- Planning Christmas gifts for friends
- Walking along the window of a drugstore
- Ads

Reasons why I´ve resisted this month:
- stressful time/not much time to stroll around shops
- not going out of the house much
- watching Netflix instead of tv (no ads)
- It´s great to be able to put something on my Christmas wishlist
- seeing products getting emptier is actually fun

I must say so far I´ve really enjoyed this spending ban. I thought this would be much more complicated. Obviously the stress I´ve had recently also helped me a lot and my wish list is ever growing. Maybe once I´m used to this whole not spending much thing I might allow myself to buy a treat once in a while. I will say that this month I have noticed that I did spent an unusual amount of money on food. Is this my kind of compensation technique?! I´m really interested to see if this will get easier or harder in December. I do have my advent calendar but I´ll also be actively going into a drugstore to buy some presents which sounds dangerous. I´m excited though!

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  1. good for you! i think i could manage a beauty spending ban but clothes would be another story haha!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Thank you. I spend way more on beauty products than on clothes, so I´m trying to change that because my wardrobe is in desperate need of new clothes.
      xx Lisa

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  2. Well done on your spending ban! :) Not buying makeup would be easy for me, it's bags and clothes I would struggle with, hehe! I think we all have those things we like to splurge on :)


    Hope you're having a really good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you. I actually don´t own that many bags or clothes. I´m working on that though as I really badly want to find my own style!
      xx Lisa

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  3. oh congratulations, I don't think I could do it!

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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    1. Thank you! I´m sure you could do it if you were to try it. As I said it was surprisingly easy for me to start. I do think keeping yourself busy is a big part of it.
      xx Lisa

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  4. I agree with "seeing products being used up is fun" as I experience it all the time! I'm not on a spending ban, but I am doing a project pan so I force myself to use a few products on a daily basis. Seeing the progress is so satisfying!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. I love your project pan! It´s so good to see products get emptier and emptier & then just being able to throw it away!
      xx Lisa

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