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The Spending Ban: Update #3

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?

Shop My Favourites

Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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