The 100 Day Challenge - Update # 11

24 Aug 2012

Can you really believe I have been doing this challenge for 12 weeks now? That's 84 days, if you were wondering. There's just two weeks to go. Lets get this week's wish list out of the way first!

I've been interested in Lipcote for a while now, wondering if it really does do the job at keeping your lipstick perfect all day long! And the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is one I've been lusting after for a while!

So with my wish list out of the way, I suppose it's confession time.... 

So on Thursday I went shopping. I had my birthday present, which was a £20 Boots card, still to use. So I headed to Boots with that in my hand, to see what there was for me to buy. Alas, £20 did not cover what I picked up... Real Techniques brushes are currently buy one get one half price in Boots. And I just couldn't resist! So I bought the Starter Set, which I have been wanting for ages, and got the Foundation Brush for half price. I also popped into The Body Shop and picked up a new facial buffer, as mine had worn down too much to use, and a charity lip butter. Then... (yes, there's more) I popped to New Look and treated myself to two new beautiful necklaces, which were buy one get one free. 

So, taking away the £20 which was a gift card, I personally spent around £20 on things I shouldn't have as they are not allowed within my challenge rules. But considering that, plus £2 I mentioned in a previous update, I don't think it's all that bad. I have so far managed three months, where all I have spent, other than around £22, has been stuff allowed within my personal rules on the challenge. That is a huge change in how my spending habits used to be before this challenge, where I'd easily spend £100-£200 each time I went shopping. So I don't really feel guilty about it, if I'm honest!

I'm determined to make the next two weeks, also the last two weeks on the challenge, a success. I'm going to stop myself from purchasing anything else. And I am going back to sticking to the rules without any exceptions. If you are doing the challenge I would love to hear how you too are getting on with it! So let me know below!!

You can read all about the challenge and why I decided to do it, here.
You can also read updates 1, 2, 34, 56789 and 10.