Post spending ban wishlist

I have 14 days left of my 60 day (beauty) spending ban, so I thought it would make the homestretch a little easier if I made a post spending ban wishlist.

There would be no point in doing a spending ban, if I was going to go and buy a heap of stuff after it, so this is a wishlist of a couple of items I’ve had my eye on during my spending ban (and resisted) and a few more expensive items that I can save for.

Products I have resisted during the spending ban

post spending ban wishlist

1. Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in ‘Tok-I-O’- As soon as I saw this on Australis’ instagram, I knew that I had to have it! I own very few purple lip products, so this will be one of the first things I will buy post spending ban!
2. Maybelline Color Whisper in ’95 Mad For Magenta’- I bought one color whisper just before I started my spending ban, but didn’t actually wear it until a bit later. I loved it as soon as I wore it and knew I had to pick up another (or 2) after my spending ban.
3. Essie nail color in ‘Mint Candy Apple’- I have wanted this Essie shade since Priceline started selling the brand! Unfortunately every store I have been to, it is always sold out so I may be waiting a while to get my hands on this one!
4. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse in ‘081 Fair Ivory’- A few weeks a go I saw the TV commercial for this foundation and saw that they have really pale shades. I thought ‘finally a drugstore brand that finally has a shade pale enough for me!’ and when I swatched them last week…I was so excited by this product! This was the hardest product not to buy during my spending ban! I could easily wear fair ivory or ivory (they’re very close in shades, Ivory is a tiny bit darker)
5. Concealer (not pictured)- I was looking for concealer the other day and realised that I don’t have any…at all! The last one I had started to smell funny, so I threw it out.

Products that I want to save money for

post spending ban wishlist

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-con No.7- Plush Shadow in ‘The Tease 202’- When I heard that Marc Jacobs was releasing a beauty line, I was excited to check the products out. Unfortunately (as far as I know) they aren’t available in Australia, so if I want something I will have to use a mail forwarding service from Sephora. I love the look of this palette, but because using a mail forwarding service can be expensive, I may not ever own this….unless I decide to do a large order from Sephora.
2. Nars blushes in ‘Gaiety and Luster’- I have wanted these blushes for ages, but can’t justify paying $45 (from Mecca Cosmetica) for just one blush, although I may eventually get one or both from KissandmakeupNYC for $29 each. Which I think is still a lot to pay for just one blush!
3. Benefit Count Down To Love advent calender- I really want this, but as it’s $99 here in Australia, I will have to really cut back on my beauty spending if I do get it.

I didn’t end up posting a FOTD Friday post yesterday, but I will update you one my spending ban progress. I am happy to say that I did not buy any makeup/beauty product since last Friday! (despite looking at makeup stands in a few different stores last week)


60 Day Spending ban

On Monday I mentioned that I wanted to put myself on a ‘beauty’ spending ban (Makeup, toiletries and skincare), I had previously done a one month ban a few months ago. I was going well at first, going weeks without buying any makeup, but unfortunately that didn’t last long! That’s why I have decided to do a 60 day spending ban this time.

I am not including it, but I will be cutting back on buying new clothes too (will be harder than makeup, I love my shoes/sales!)

These are the last purchases that I made before I started the ban (I started it on Tuesday)

60 day spending ban

Bourjois GWP from Priceline, Blush Exclusif and Coral 1seconde nail polish

Please excuse the quality of the photo, it was taken on my phone.

I have set some ‘rules’ for myself…

1. Products for my upcoming Halloween swap don’t count because the products will not be for myself.
2. I am able to purchase replacement products, not including makeup of course!
3. Gifts for people don’t count, again because they are not for myself
4. I can not use any gift vouchers on makeup, skincare, haircare or other beauty related products.
5. No items that are technically not makeup eg. false eyelashes, nail foils, lip balms etc.
6.No buying things because of FOMO (fear of missing out) on new products, limited edition products, sale products etc.
7. I can buy things like cotton buds, cotton rounds, tissues and nail polish remover.
8. NO nail polish at all, until the end of the year! (I have WAY too much nail polish)
9. No makeup brushes! (especially when a 11 piece set from elf is on it’s way from the US!)

The reason why I am doing a 60 day spending ban– It isn’t that I spend a lot of money at one time on beauty products, it is more that I am a bit of beauty ‘hoarder’ and buy 1 or 2 cheap/on sale products here and there…and it has lead me to accumulate too much makeup, that doesn’t get used at all or not much!

What I am hoping to learn/achieve from the ban– I need to use more of what I have and not want every new product that catches my eye. I am a marketer’s dream, cute packaging or beautiful shades and I am drawn in! I need to learn not to buy things just because they are ‘so cheap’ or on sale…there will be other sales in the future!

My blog promise– I will post at least one new makeup look on the blog each week, this will get me to really think about different looks and how I can use the makeup I already own. I think I might even make a list of looks, so it will make it a little easier to stick to! Friday will be my ‘Face of the day Friday’ over the next 9 weeks.

I will be updating my progress on each Friday’s post