Monday, 29 October 2012

Let The Spending Diet Commence!

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From November 1st I vow to start a spending diet for an entire month. I know a month does not sound like much of a challenge but considering it is coming up to Christmas, I will have to do some spending in December, and I figure one month is better than nothing.

 Since moving to Dublin I have been a disaster! Dundrum shopping centre is literally down the road from me, constantly tempting me. I have never had such an array of shops at my doorstep and my poor bank balance is feeling it. What I am cutting out is all impulse purchases and non essential purchases. I have also downloaded the iPhone app iXpenselt Lite to record my spending for the month. 

I am going to record all the items I feel "I have to have" and if l I still want them in a month I may considering purchasing them. I hope this task encourages me to shop my stash with regards to my make-up and clothing and that I discover some old favourites. 

Last year I completed a spending diet for about two months and it did me the world of good. When I started buying items again it really made me question my purchases for example, Do I really need this top? Do I have one like it? What will I wear it with? And I ended up buying much less as a result. 

Have any of you girls been splurging lately? What have you been buying? Do you want to start the spending diet with me? A month surely can't be that difficult can it? 

Also feel free to link me to your haul post so I can live vicariously through you girls for the month of November.




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11 comments

  1. I tried to do a "spending diet" but I always fail. I have a new goal as of yesterday of not buying anything until Black Friday So we'll see what happens...

    http://skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com/

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    1. What date is Black Friday on? In Ireland we dont have Black Friday. I wish we did tho! That is a good idea to save up until then. Best of luck and let me know how you get on xxx

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  2. Good luck!I am so bad at spending bans etc, really hope yours goes well though! I have two haul posts up on my blog right now, one is a hefty nail polish haul! freshbeautyxox.blogspot.com

    Shona xx

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  3. i need to go on a spending ban haha i just recently did a haul if you want to have a look ill link it i just found you through blog hop im now following id love it if you could check mine out and follow if you like?! :) xoxoxox

    http://buttonsbeadsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you i will check it out now xx Day 3 and I am already struggling :) xxx

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  4. good luck! i tried doing this at the beginning of the year for 2 months, but i only lasted a month. it's a great idea and i definitely need to do it at the beginning of next year too. love your blog :)

    http://lollysnailpaints.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. One month is better than nothing tho :) Well done xxx

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  5. There is so much I want to buy right now! But I really shoulnd't...I'm getting married in 3 weeks so need to save my money on that! It doesn't stop me daydreaming of all the lovely winter things I want to buy though :)

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  6. Eeeeeeeeeee good luck! :) I am sure you will do great! xo

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  7. Good luck with that although I think that I may do exactly the same. Thank for the inspiration. Love, light & sparkle. Chanel http://lovemisspsychic.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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