Take today for example. I popped into town to pick up a cleanser and some cotton wool pads and came out with: 2 cleansers, a facial scrub, body lotion, 4 x cotton wool pads, 3x lipsticks, a primer, a pressed powder, 2 x moisturisers, a liquid eye liner, the Sleek contour kit and the MUA heaven and earth pallet. I need NONE of these things. I have 2 pen eye liners, 2 liquid eye liners and a gel eye liner still with product left inside and lipsticks tend to look awful on my lips (hoping to try the LUSH bubblegum lip scrub to see if I can sort them out and get them lipstick ready!) and who needs 2 new moisturises!? I'm so annoyed that I just blew £50 on things I really didn't need. I wanted them, sure, but there are things I NEED that should definitely be a priority.
So, in a bid to stop my needless spending, I'm going on a mini spending ban until the 1st of September. I'm not going to buy anything unless I am in desperate need of it and that way I can put lots of my wages away for spending money in Italy! There are also a few items of clothing and things that I want but if I put off buying them then when my spending ban is lifted, if I still want them then I know it'll be worth the money.
I had to write this post because I know that if I didn't I would definitely not be doing this spending ban. I'm very weak willed unfortunately. Are any of you on spending bans? Does anyone do the same when they get paid? Anyone have any tips on how to save? I'm the worst saver ever!!!