Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spending Ban/Project Pan

Anyone who has ever been a student and received student loans will know that March can be a tough month. In fact any of the months that come right before your loan arrives are difficult as funds are running low. With my bank balance looking a little unhealthy recently I thought a spending ban was in order to help me through until loan day, a day which feels almost as good as Christmas morning.

Ive set myself the challenge to use up or "hit pan" on the following products. Until I have completed every last one I hae banned myself from spending any more money on cosmetics. However I have hauled a few bits recently so if you see them pop up, I bought them before I started the ban!

I know it looks like a lot but a fair few of these are nearly finished so wont be too hard to complete. Ive put the details for everything below to help myself (and you guys if you wish) keep track of my progress.


 Mured Skin Perfecting Primer - Use up. Done!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light - Use up. Done!
Jemma Kidd Light as Air Foundation in Light - Use up. Done!
Nars Mini Orgasm/Laguna Duo - Hit pan on Laguna. Done!
ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Duo - Use up.
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Use up.
Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Mascara - Use up. Done!
ELF Hypershine Gloss in Vixen - Use up.
Avon Magix Illuminator - Use up. Done!
ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Ash - Use up.
Avon Brow Pencil in Blonde - Use up. Done!
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl - Use up. Done!
Avon Supershock Gel Liner Pencil in Bronze - Use up.  Done!
Smashbox Double Exposure Cheek & Lip Colour in Speedracer - Hit pan. Done! 
Avon Pro to Go Lipstick in Provocative Plum - Use up.
Carmex Cherry Lip Balm - Use up. Done!


Naturals Almond & Milk Body Cream - Use up. Done!
Bumble & Bumble Styling Creme - Use up. Done!
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub - Use up. Done!
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - Use up. Done!
Nivea Creme - Use up.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Shine Tonic - Use up. Done!
John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray - Use up. Done!
Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream - Use up. Done!
Garnier Ambre Solaire Self Tanning Dry Body Mist - Use up. Done!

Samples & Sachets
Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps - Use up.
Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Perfume - Use up. Done!
Juicy Couture Couture La La Perfume - Use up. Done!
Rodial 5 Minute Facial - Use up. Done!
Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum - Use up. Done!
Monu Warming Aromatic Mask - Use up. Done!
Dermalogica Clean Start Welcome Matte SPF15 Moisturiser - Use up. Done!
Vanitas Versace Perfume - Use up. Done!

Do you think Ill make it through all these before spending money? I think so, I find posts like this a real encouragement to cut down on my spending and use what I have first. 


  1. Good luck with this! I've just started a 50day spending restriction ban thingymajig on my blog, and it's a weird prospect, eh?! x

    1. Thanks, yeh I guess it is a little wierd haha but really does help :) x

  2. Good luck! It looks like a lot to get through but it will be worth it :)
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

    1. Thankyou! Yep itdoeslook a lot doesnt it, alot ofit i halfusedalready though so shouldnt be as hard as it appears xx

  3. Good luck with this! I've done something similar with my nail polishes. I'm using every single colour I have, instead of buying new colours that I certainly don't need lol I'm doing weekly blog posts on it :) I think you'll do brilliantly. Hope it goes well! xox


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