The announcement for today is that I've embarked on a shopping ban! See the picture above of how spoiled I am.
This is Day 6 of the ban, which started on the 2nd, and I intend to see it through to the 28th of February, 2014! After all the shopping and new makeup, I have plenty to play around with for months, and this will be healthier for my bank account, as well as my poor bursting closet. This also gives me a chance to shop from my closet and work out if there's anything else I should be culling from the crowd.
Here are the rules of the shopping ban:
1) I'm not allowed to buy anymore cosmetics, toiletries or clothes for myself.
2) I'm still allowed to buy shared items, such as toothpaste, toothbrush etc only if necessary.
3) The only other purchased I can make are for other people, such as Christmas or birthday presents.
And that's it! Eep. It's pretty simple, but a little scary, at the same time. I did a similar thing at the start of the year to pay off a debt to my other half, which really worked. However, no on else held me accountable at that time, but there are now people who will be keeping me honest through this medium, so no slipping up!
I do have a question, though - does it count as part of your spending ban if you use a voucher - ie a present from someone else, or, say, a Priceline voucher?
Wish me luck! I'll be posting updates as I go along, so feel free to send me lots of encouraging vibes!