My income took a significant blow from last month and from now on I've definitely to watch the spending. Problem is, I'm a shopper, always have been; whether it's groceries or shoes and it can be difficult to break those habits. I enjoy it and there's no hidden, psychological 'trauma from my past' reason for it, I just like shopping and buying. I'm not going to deprive myself by going on a 'no-buy' because I have few pleasures in life as it is and I fear this would only make me depressed or want more. I'm just going to keep an eye on things and question whether I really, really need something before purchasing and try and get out of the 'more is more' habit of a lifetime! I have purchased a couple of mega-bargains a few weeks back, which I wanted to share. Seeing as I have a champagne taste on a lemonade budget, I should probably turn this type of post into a regular!
Lancome lipgloss I wanted once my Debenhams points were converted into cash and I finally got it! It was a struggle, because I intended on going to Dundee for it, but haven't been there for weeks. I kept freaking out that it was going to sell out before I bought it! My sister was going to Edinburgh though, so said she'd look for it there. No luck. Then she was going to Glasgow a few days later and Debenhams happened to have 10% off all beauty and had just one of this colour left! It was £18, down to £16.20 and I had £15 of rewards, so got it for £1.20. Bargain of the century or what?
Miss Selfridge. I'd spotted it full price and considering the amount of rings I have-again I wouldn't have paid £8.50 for it. I kept an eye on it and it was reduced to £4 in the sale but I couldn't see anything else I wanted and would have had to pay £4 delivery for it. Then it was further reduced to £2 (and still I didn't need anything from the site), so I looked in Debenhams next time I was in and of course, they didn't have it. There was one left in my size on the site and it was tormenting me, but I refuse to pay more for delivery than the actual item! My Mum and sister managed to find it in Edinburgh though and it so happened that on this particular day it was reduced again, to £1! Bargain!