Shopping Ban Update and Loopholes

The shopping ban hasn't been too difficult. Work, however, has been unbearable without my lunchtime shopping trips. I need to find a new lunch time habit. And no, it can't be gym or any form of exercise.

But... is this too much new stuff for someone on a ban?

I do have my excuses reasons:
  • Australis Speck-tacular Crystal Top Coat $5.95 after $3 discount - February purchase #1
  • InStyle magazine 12-month subscription - paid for in December so excluded from the limit
  • Face of Australia Impact-Curl Mascara - provided for review so excluded
  • L'Oreal hair samples - came with my quarterly Priceline mail so excluded
  • Invisible Zinc Tinted DayWear Anti-Ageing Facial Moisturising Sunscreen SP30+ in Light - magazine freebie though I would not have bought the magazine if not for this freebie. Excluded for February, but updated the rules to fix this loophole.
  • Garnier Fructis shampoo - magazine freebie, excluded as this did not influence me to buy the magazine.
  • Myer gift card - purchase with it is included as per original rules.
  • Priceline voucher - not yet used, and I have decided to update the rules to include any product purchased with a voucher.
The last item I purchased in January has arrived. The case is unsalvageable with its broken mirror, but I plan to press the broken shadows. Then, it's just a matter of picking my shade for Makeup Utopia's Monochrome Challenge.

180 eyeshadow palette - $28 on eBay

Happy Valentines Day!


  1. I know all too well what you mean about finding alternative things to do at lunch! I started going to the gym a whole lot more since my low-buy started - it keeps me occupied during those times I'd normally go shopping ;) Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! It's great that you like going to the gym! Keep those endorphins flowing :)

  2. I am struggling to keep myself busy during those times I would normally go shopping!!! I understand what you mean!!! I really enjoy reading your blog posts! You are such an inspiration!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. Your supports will mean the world to me. Thank you so much in advance! Have a nice Valentine day!!!

    1. Thanks! Maybe we should try the gym like :)



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