The April Spending & Alcohol Ban

I didn't think I would ever put myself onto a spending ban, ever. I always swore I wouldn't, I hate restricting myself like that.. but after watching practically all of Kimberly Clark (Clark Clark)'s videos, I now find myself singing "What I'm not gonna buyyyy" I joke. But I also find myself thinking  "I Don't need it? I'm not gonna buy it?"

She is YouTube popular for doing her Anti-Haul videos on hyped products, where she tells us why she doesn't want to buy something, or how she really doesn't need it.

It got me thinking that 99% of the makeup I don't need, and I probably shouldn't be buying it.. so why do i? - Well I know the answer to that - I love it... but I thought I could hold off for a month *you can do it Erin*

I also spent WAY too much money last month, and could really do with saving on cash. *But the Benefit Cheek Parade Palette is just so BOOTYFUL* Yeah Still Expensive Erin - That's why its 3 days before pay day and your eating pasta & cheese - no sauce. Booo. 

I also really need to focus on FINISHING products. I am so close to finishing quite a few bits right now - so this is my main focus. I have sheer glow & double wear almost done. I want them done :) 

Oh and if I manage it. I am FINALLY buying me a Tom Ford Lippy, and a Diptique Candle! YAS!

Have you ever done a spending ban? How did it go? Did you do a reward at the end? Let me know in the comments below :)



  1. Aw goodluck wit the spending ban Erin!! It really is hard

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. I've never done a spending ban, but I'm pretty good at saving in general! Good luck lovely :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  3. Good idea to give yourself a reward. Rotate through your lovely stash and I think you will be fine xxx

  4. I should go on another spending ban! I'm not sure I'd stick to an alcohol ban though! Good luck babe!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

  5. I don't think I've ever done a spending ban but I'm trying to be more mindful about what I buy at the moment! xx


  6. I tried the spending ban a few times but it didn't really work, I always found an excuse to get things(not good). I'm sure you can do it, you have your goals (TF lippie and candle) then go for it as a reward :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  7. A whole month of you not buying anything jeez girl you've got some balls! Think it's great to have that rewarding side of things for when you finish the month clean.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  8. Good luck! I definitely need to do this... Definitely deserve a reward at the end of it, and it will make the candle and lipstick eeeeeven more satisfying when you do buy them!
    Hels xx

  9. Sending you good luck and positive vibes!! Whenever I have attempted a spending ban in the past, I have failed miserably xx

    Rhi |

  10. Good luck with the spending ban! I think I might need to do one myself soon!

  11. Ahh good luck! I need to do a spending ban but it's soo hard 😣
    Emmy x

  12. Good luck! I should do this but it'd be waaay to hard!

  13. I totally need a spending ban -- not on make up or clothes - on TAKEAWAYS!!! 🙈 Not only do I/We spend 20+ each time and more than once a week it's affecting my waistline soooo bad!

    Good luck on yours honey I'm sure you can do it !!


  14. Good luck! There is absolutely no way I could do that

  15. Good luck! I really need to do it... I can blow through my wages in less than 30 minutes, on things I don't need :/

    Rebecca //

  16. Good luck with your spending ban, Erin! You could do it :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  17. I keep thinking about going on a spending ban but I swear I have 'out of stock anxiety' like if I don't buy it now it's going to be gone! I just can't help myself :( if it's not makeup it's skincare and if it's not either of those it's clothes or shoes! Someone help me!!! Haha

    Ellie x

  18. Spending bans are the worst and the best! Lol. I stopped spending so much money on makeup. I now only purchase what I need. I stopped buying baton lipsticks because I hated that they smeared so much. I only use liquid lipsticks because they are long lasting. I didn't even know there was such thing as "anti-haul" anything! Lol. Thank you for sharing!

  19. I am on a spending ban too, it is so hard, but it is going to be so rewarding in the end!

    Danielle xx

  20. I failed my spending ban because free shipping haha but I'm trying to save some money for my birthday


  21. Good luck! I definitely need to go on a spending ban because I'm always spending money on stuff I don't need - usually chocolate or Costa or clothes. xo

  22. I could do with going on a spending ban too! Good luck with yours! And enjoy treating yourself to a Tom Ford lipstick when it's done!
    PaleGirlRambling xo


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