100 Day Spending Ban

Oniomania (from Greek ὤνιος onios ”for sale” and μανία mania ”insanity”[1]) is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, more commonly referred to as compulsive shoppingshopping addictionshopaholismcompulsive buying or CBD or Sushma Syndrome.

Oh god. I don’t want to do this. If you don’t know, I happen to love shopping. Especially online. Just a click of a button and something can be mine. But NO MORE. As you may be aware, my partner Shannon and I are planning on moving to Berlin, Germany in about 16 months. This means I need to GET OFF MY BUTT and start saving money! The thing I tend to buy on impulse are:

- Lipsticks

- Clothes

- Food

- Going to the movies

- Shoes

So! After watching Sophie & Jasmine smash their 50 Day Spending Ban, I decided to embark on the 100 Day Spending Ban. This means the following:

Gifts for others on special occasions, existing beauty box subscriptions, beauty necessities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash etc. and one lunch a week (as a treat).

Makeup, beauty, hair and nail products, shoes, clothes, impulsive take out/coffees, movies, music or books!

Some of these are obviously easier for me to give up. For example, I don’t think that I will be going to the movies any time soon. I’ve watched the movies I was itching to see this year already (The Conjuring and Evil Dead).

However, I love buying beauty products. The thrill of a new lipstick, I can’t even. After my latest haul from MAC (it’s going up later tonight!), I decided enough is enough…for at least 3 months or so.

SO WELCOME TO DAY 1! I will try and update as often as possible. Let me know if you are also embarking on this horrid and tortuous journey in the comments below, or tweet me at kateflint89.

5 thoughts on “100 Day Spending Ban

  1. Impulsive online shopping is the worst, it’s my favourite procrastination tool when I should be studying haha.

    Goodluck, I am excited to see how you go x

    • Thanks Sophie! I am always browsing shopping sites so I am going to need to stop that I think D: too many pretty things just asking to be purchased -_- Haha. I’ll update as often as I can :)

  2. I really don’t think I could do this! I’m so bad with spending money on lipsticks too - excited to see how you do, good luck! X

    • Thank you! Lipstick is something that I always buy! I have about 40-50 now (seriously, my collection is growing every month!) so I need to stop buying new ones and enjoy the lipsticks (and other makeup) that is already in my collection.

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