Spending ban updateWednesday, April 1, 2015
So, remember this post from a few months ago? Well the time has finally come for my two month spending ban to come to an end - and in all honesty, I'm not really sure how I feel about it. The last sixty two-or-so days have been almost blissful - much like detoxing from anything else, over time my cravings to shop have decreased drastically and that has made for a refreshing change from my usual beauty-crazed self. Now that's not to say that I haven't been lusting over a select few products - my wish list at the back of my diary has grown slightly, and you may remember that half way through this little project I experienced a wee stress-induced hiccup that resulted in some YSL goodies. I honestly don't think that I've managed to save a huge amount of money (as uni stress has tripled my number of Dominos orders!) but I have definitely been enjoying and using up products that I already have in my possession, as well as learning more about myself and my relationship with shopping, and that's a satisfying feeling. Perhaps the only problem that I've come across has been related to the blog; and that is having to be more creative when it comes to content to avoid talking about the same damn products day in and day out. You can't deny it, new stuff makes for fun posts, so trying to compensate for that has been a bit of a challenge, but it has also helped me to branch out a bit and start thinking outside the box. This spending ban hasn't resulted in a life-changing epiphany, but it certainly has got the ol' brain ticking, as well as saving up the pennies in my pocket, and overall I consider it to have been a huge success!
If you are a fellow beauty addict (or any other type of addict for that matter!) and are trying to cut down your collection and/or your spending, then definitely try and enforce a ban on yourself. It doesn't have to be for two months - it could be two weeks - but it really helps you to learn more about your relationship with shopping, and will help you save some money along the way, as well as avoiding impulse buys. Got any questions or suggestions about the topic? Leave them in the comment section below!