Tuesday, 5 March 2013

100 Day Spending Ban - Week 9

Hey spending ban fans! This week has been a bit... bleurgh in terms of not spending. Some purchases have been necessary, but I will admit that some probably were not necessary and were just me being impulsive!

So here's the lowdown on what I've bought this week:

2x Pairs of skinny jeans from New Look: these were genuinely a necessity. I only own 1 pair of jeans that I wear regularly and they began to wear out, so New Look came to the rescue with their newly released petite range (I should also mention it's extremely hard for me to find well-fitting jeans because I'm really fucking short!), and these were a bargain at £7.49 a pair :)

Next up, I've run out of pore serum and I'm nearly out of toner too. So I took advantage of Boots' 3 for 2 on skincare and invested in Dr Jart's Pore Refine Range, picking up the Toner, the Primer and getting the serum free. Now technically I'm supposed to try and spend less when replacing a product (Body shop toner = £7 and Boots Pore serum = £14, compared to Dr Jart+ Toner = £18 and serum = £13) but if you keep in mind I'm getting a free product the money balances out, especially as it was cheaper to order from Boots than it was to order from the Body Shop (at least that's what I'm telling myself... ). Added to that, it's not cheap getting skincare that can really help oily, pore-ridden skin like mine so I'd rather pay for something that works for my skin than just buy any old nonsense!

Also this week, I will be organising and hosting a charity gig called Tune Into Autism to raise funds for Scottish Autism and their music therapy programmes. In keeping with the colours of Scottish Autism (pink and purple) I wanted a purple dress (key word being WANT and not NEED!) and I found this beauty on ASOS for £40 (also my first ASOS purchase, pretty impressed so far!)

And lastly, Glamour magazine and their freebies got the better of me:

Yup. Speaks for itself. There was no real motivation for this, other than I felt like I missed out last time Glamour gave away Percy and Reed hair-care so I collected all four samples. The shame the shame... 

Considering how badly I've done this week, I'm not adding to my wishlist. I don't deserve to! I'm considering extending the ban... we'll see.

Christina xo


  1. I have the oil and the...shampoo? I think! I picked up the oil because it sadly didnt come with my subscription this month, but I love the scent it's like those fruit salad sweets I had as a kid!

    :) x

    1. Hehe I'm a sucker for sweet scents, I used to love going to my old hairdresser because they used Tigi sprays that smelled like cotton candy :P

      Lol well there's no doubting what I got! Went a little bit postal, but like I said, I didn't want to miss out like I did last time!

      Christina xo

  2. You must let me know how the pore refine range does for you. My pores are so big you could fall into them *ahem* ANYWAYS! Don't feel too bad about the slip ups, you've done fantastically and most of them are justified anyways :)

    1. Will do, fingers crossed for a miracle :P

      Ha, I think this week was just one of those weeks where there's a lot to do, this week's been the same lol, I'll keep going though! xo