The Spending Ban: Update #3

Monday, 11 August 2014

This is the week where things really started to get difficult!

Resisting Temptation

Last Thursday I went into the city for lunch with my friend Dan and then afterwards I had some shopping to do. This was probably my biggest test yet, because I've started to get serious withdrawal symptoms, and I've got a list of things I need to replace.

Walking past Boots and Superdrug was torture, and I didn't even let myself go into Topshop in case their make up stand caught my eye as it so often does.

In the end, to fulfill the shopper's high I was so desperately craving, I settled for buying myself the latest issue of Marie Claire  if I can't buy new beauty products then I will read about them instead!


The other morning my Una Brennan moisturiser ran out. Luckily, Elle recently gave away a free (Malin + Goetz) skincare set and it included a Vitamin E Face Moisturiser.

It has a light, silky texture and it makes my skin feel really smooth. I'm really enjoying using it and I can't wait to try more from (Malin + Goetz).

Shopping My Stash

Collection's Fast Stroke Eyeliner has been my favourite liquid liner for as long as I can remember but in summer I find myself eschewing the cat eye for something a little more natural.

However, there was one night when I found myself wanting something more 'done' for an evening in the pub and this was the product I reached for. The applicator is so easy to work with and the liner has great pigmentation and staying power. The best part? It only costs £2.99!

I will definitely be buying more of the Collection liner once my spending ban is over! Have you discovered any old favourites recently?

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