The first week was a breeze. And then it got tough.
I'm usually pretty good at staying clear of spending, but this week as been bad. It's only been 19 days and I've crashed and burned.
Now I don't have a legit excuse for this, but I do have something that influenced me to spend. Luckily though my lovely and amazing boyfriend has been treating me to bits to steer me clear of spending. But I've spent... Here's what I bought out of my own money..
- Recently I participated in a blogger swap, so I had to buy a few bits for someone. A small limit was set.
- I am doing a give away for all your lovely followers! However I can't afford a lot, so I've only got a few goodies for someone lucky.
- I bought a top from Topshop in the sale. £10... Oh Hannah.
- I treated myself to a few nail varnishes, came to £7.
Technically I spent £17 on myself. And why? Because I've needed cheering up. This isn't an excuse, I know. I lost very close family member to cancer at an early age this month and to cheer me up I've been spending. Writing this actually makes me feel so disappointed in myself, and I know it's not a valid reason. My lovely boyfriend has been so supportive and has been cheering me up when he can. I also took a week of Uni because of this which again led me to treating myself.
The £17 I have spent I am actually going to match and donate to a Cancer charity after the spending ban is over. which makes me feel a little better about spending what I did. I really hope that the others out there doing this haven't spent yet and indeed I intend to spend no more!
I just wanted to say a thank you to all the people following my blog and supporting me through this Spending Ban, like I am with many others of you. Let me know below what you think of my spend and how you're getting on yourself! Thank you so much for reading - I hope this motivated you to put the pounds away!