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The Spending Ban: Update #4

I did it! I successfully completed my spending ban! Here's how the last week was for me:

Surviving the Last Few Days

The last couple of days were definitely the most difficult. There was part of me that was like 'You don't have long left, why not end the ban early?' and part of me was like 'No! You've made it this far, stick it out til the end!'

Ultimately, I made the full four weeks without buying any beauty products, and I'm proud of myself. I'm not gonna lie though, I will be having a shopping trip pretty soon! But it'll be a shopping trip for products I need, not just any old thing.

Body Lotion vs. Body Oil

Remember that lovely, fruity Soap & Glory body lotion I was raving about a few weeks ago? I used the last of it, boo. I rummaged around in my stash and found a bottle of Coconut Beautifying Oil by The Body Shop. I usually just use oil on areas like my elbows and knees because it takes so long to sink in but it does feel very luxurious so I can't complain!

Shopping My Stash

I squeezed the last drops of my faithful Una Brennan Clay Mask from the tube, and I must say it was a sad occasion. On the bright side, my skin is a lot less congested than it was a few months ago, and now I'm looking for something a bit more hydrating. 

Next week will be my final spending ban update, and I'll be sharing my post-ban wishlist with you!

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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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