My 90 day spending ban came to an end last week! I had one simple rule, I cannot buy something new if I have that type of product already in my stash. You can read Update #1 here, Update #2 here, Update #3 here, Update #4 here, Update #5 here and Update #6 here.
In the 90 days I used up 30 products but by raiding my stash I only ended up needing to buy 2 new products because I already have so much! The total saved during the ban is a massive £272.13 – I know it’s only a hypothetical saving based on the value of the products I picked out of my stash, but still it gives a good idea of how you could end up saving if you use up what you’ve already got!
It’s actually been fun doing the spending ban as I’ve discovered products I had completely forgotten I’d bought; for example, I found a brand new Clinique lipstick in the shade Sweet Violet which is so pretty, I just can’t remember buying it and had no idea it was there!
Doing this spending ban has certainly changed my shopping mentality; even though it’s over I will still think “do I really need this?” whenever I’m tempted to buy the latest must-have or give in to special offers and deals. Whether that mentality lasts or not is another matter!