So I am 23 days into my May spending ban, started by the lovely Kat from Tales Of A Pale Face. How have I done so far? Well, it seems that May is the month of sales - Illamasqua and The Body Shop are just two brands that I can name and it took a lot of willpower to divert my attention away from them! I actually went into town with my Mum during the Illamasqua sale and I am not sure if you'd count this as cheating but she bought me a couple of things I liked whilst in town.. I didn't ask her to, she just did...Oops!
Nevertheless, I mention in the title that I slipped up and that I did - to the grand total of £3.80 (thanks Danniella for reminding me of the price!). The only thing I have bought all month is a copy of Marie Claire magazine which I have already read & recycled - just because it had this beauty included as a freebie:
This month, Marie Claire were giving away free Avon products and it is no secret that I love a good old Avon lipstick - see a rave review here. I knew I shouldn't buy it and I did try to persuade my Mum to purchase the magazine for herself and give me the freebie - to no avail - so I had to bite the metaphorical bullet and make it mine!
The colour is called Smitten Red and I absolutely adore it, it actually feels like I have finally found the perfect red for me! I will be posting a full review very soon in a guest post over on Lisa's blog so be sure to check it out!
If you're on a spending ban, how are you doing?