Tuesday, 2 April 2013

100 Day Spending Ban | Rules

Happy Easter!  May your Spring be decorated with love, peace and joy, whether or not you celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.  :)

Last month, while I was tidying my skin care closet/cupboard, I dug out a bag of back-ups that are going to expire in 2013.  There is no way I can finish all of them, so I hurried packing them up and sending them away to friends.  To be honest, I am quite angry with myself.  I thought I was saving money when I buy things in bundles, but turned out, the back-ups don't get loved or used in time, meaning a waste of money in reality.  That's when I wanted to join in the 100 Day Spending Ban.

First, I heard about this 100 Day Spending Ban from Hak Me, a fellow blogger from HK.  Then I realise a whole group of bloggers are doing it, while Blog of Shadows are compiling them together.  When there is such an amazing grand-scale collaboration/project, I want to be part of it!  We can motivate each other and watching each others' back.  No more excuse to make impulse buys, and rather, we can use this Spending Ban as an excuse to postpone our beauty purchases!

We all have different rules, and below are mine.  Just three rules, simples!
  • No spending on ANY make up or skin care.  No exceptions.  I do welcome free gifts or samples though.  Note: during this span I shall have at least 3 Glamaboxes coming in, so that can keep me entertained!
  • Every single day I survive this ban, I will put HK $100 into my Fun Fund.  When the ban is over, I can treat myself well (perhaps some Burberry or Guerlain make up??).  :D
  • My 100 Day Spending Ban starts on 1st of April and shall end on 9th of July.

I hope I can do an update every week, most probably a Tuesday.  I'm not forcing myself to do so though.  :P

Are you in?  Do you have problem controlling your spending on beauty/fashion items?

PS do you like my new blog header?  I made it myself in early March, but no one seemed to comment on it.  ;)

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Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")


  1. I will join the 100 spending ban! I'm still waiting for some of my ordered packages and they can entertain me a while too :D However I'm not sure about skincare- I only use 1 skincare item at a time and don't ''hoard'' like make-up,lol.
    Thank for inspiration!

    And I love your new layout! :)

    1. Thanks for complimenting on the layout! :D

      Join in! You can change the rules according to your needs~ You can definitely do make up only ban~ I wish I can use 1 skincare at a time too, it may never happen to me XD


  2. Every time I enter to your blog I see the real techniques expert face brush.
    my eyes go directly to that brush. =)
    I wish you luck in your Spending Ban.
    I stop buying backups for the same reason I could not finish them and in the end had to giveaway or throw away.
    Now I just buy skincare if I'm about to finish the bottle I'm using at the time.
    or if something goes terribly wrong with the new skincare routine like having an allergic reaction.
    And about your question on my blog, the nyx eyebrow pencil have good texture and a natural finish but none of the colors of the line goes with the color of my hair, the two I've tried are very reddish brown tone.
    I gave them to my sister who dyes his hair and looks more natural in her.

    1. Real Techniques are indeed amazing, and they look good on the desk!
      Yes, definitely not going to buy back up of anything this year... I hate seeing them expired :(
      I see, I have not dyed my hair for a long time, perhaps over a year or two now. So, remove NYX pencils from my wish list ;)

  3. good luck on your ban!! i cannot do such a ban LOL can only reduce spending, not complete ban though!

    1. Dear Jenni,
      i think as long as i try, that's what counts, right? :P
      if i spend my $ on anything, i'll also honestly report it here (which i've already done and will confess tomorrow in the update post)

  4. good luck on the spending ban. I think I need to impose one of these spending bans on myself.

    1. Thanks Sylvia, I wish myself luck too :D



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