There comes a time in every beauty addicts life that you realise you own a hellava lot of make up! And I mean a lot. I have come to that realisation recently. I have drawers and boxes full of make up that is not getting the love it deserves. Let's not mention the boxes of nail polish that has never been on my nails.
|My face drawer.|
Since starting work six months ago, I have had extra money to spend and have really lost all self control when it comes to shopping. Yes, I work hard for my money and pay all my bills but I spend a lot.
However, I have decided lately that there is other things I want than just owning too much make up. Like travelling, a new computer, camera and that Chanel bag I have been dreaming about for years! Or these super gorgeous Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats!
|My lips and eyes drawer.|
So what does one do when they come to this realisation? They go a self imposed spending ban. Yes, I am on the dreaded spending ban. I have tried before and honestly? I usually only last about 3 days.
So far I have made it a week with no beauty related purchases. I plan on going for six weeks all up. My spending ban will finish on July 19th. Just in time for me to do some shopping when the family and I go to Melbourne for Chase's first birthday (with a pirate theme). Arrr matey!
There will be some exceptions of course. Essentials like hair care, skincare and body care products are allowed but only what is a must have necessity.
|A sneak peek into my future blog sale.|
You may ask how a self confessed shopaholic plans on going six weeks without buying any of her favourite addiction? Firstly, I gave my credit card to my Mum to hide for me so I couldn't use it. Secondly, I am avoiding beauty sites like they are the plague. Thirdly, I plan on appreciating the make up I own and fourthly, I will be having a blog sale.
If anyone is interested? It will include brands like Chanel, YSL, Benefit, Lancome, Clarins and lots of drugstore items. All reasonably priced and I will ship internationally (at buyers cost).
I will keep you updated on how I am going with my spending ban after another week or two. Hopefully I will succeed.
Have you been on a spending ban? Was it successful? Are you interested in a blog sale?