Tuesday, 8 January 2013

100 Day Spending Ban - Week 1 Update

Is that 1 week of 2013 gone already? Time flies when you're... stuck in the house with the flu for most of it! Yes, this has been a pretty successful 1st week of my spending ban, if only because I've only left the house to go to the corner shop for supplies whilst I was ill, and then to work when I was feeling better. I haven't bought a single thing, and I've even held off on using the vouchers I got for Christmas so far (after a bit of humming and hawing on Twitter about it.)

I have been eyeing up several things though, so I thought I'd share my little wish-list with you:

1. Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm.

I used up some samples of this recently and I really love it. When I finish my current BB cream (GOSH if you're interested, really good), and when the ban is finished, I think I will invest in this.

2. MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist.

I've never tried a make-up fixer before, and since MUA are consistently pretty good, I think I'd like to give this a try.

3. Clarins Rouge Eclat Eye Quartet.

I saw this a while ago on British Beauty Blog and I instantly thought it was beautiful. This is the product that has been testing my resolve the most this week, mainly because it's a limited edition product and I have no idea how long it will be available for. I don't want to miss my chance!

4. MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox.

I've been wanting to treat myself to another MAC lippie for a while, and after seeing Chatterbox over on Tattoed Tealady's blog, this has been the shade I'm craving. I love pinks, and this just looks beautiful!

Overall, the 1st 7 days of no-buy have gone well, if only due to staying inside. Hope everyone else is doing well too! :)

Christina xo


  1. I have Chatterbox and whilst I loved it the first day I bought it, I never reach for it. I really need to incorporate it into my daily makeup more often, it's a gorgeous shade.

    Well done on getting through week one! I've done my update today aswell, week one was ok!


    1. I seem to be developing an obsession with pink lipsticks lol, I just love that shade!

      Good luck for next week! X x

  2. Congrats! Here's to week two! :)

  3. Yay Week One down!! I too have a very long list going. Maybe you should hint to someone to get the eyeshadow palette forrr you as like an early birthday/late Christmas present? Haha xx

    1. I would be so cheeky trying to angle.for this lol! Got spoiled rotten at Christmas and then my birthday's not til Sept. Damn! :P

      I will stay strong, must not splurge... X x

  4. WELL DONE!!!
    i will be posting my update tonight :(

  5. I've also been looking at the Clarins Quartet. The colors are beautiful, especially the purple!

    1. They are gorgeous! I think that's why I like it so much, the purple is such an unusual shade. Can't give in now though! :P x x

  6. Dr Jart BB Cream is really good! I got one in a Glossybox and it's awesome for fresh-faced days. And that MAC Lipstick is a gorgeous shade, haven't heard of Chatterbox before? Really like your blog btw, and if you're ever passing through mine do say hi :D x

    1. I saw Chatterbox over on Tattoed Tealady's blog, looks soo good!

      Thank you so much :) will definitely stop by and say hello! xx