I spent £40 on my 2 hour driving lesson.
Day 27 - Sunday 10/04/2011:
I didn't spend any money this day! I went to watch a hurling match but my mum kindly paid the admission for me.
Day 28 - Monday 11/04/11:
I spent £1.60 in Spar and £2.30 in Tesco
Day 29 - Tuesday 12/04/11:
I spent about £3 in Superdrug on little plastic tubs to put the natural eyelash growth gel in. I have found that I don't really get enough out of the mascara tube so this has made it much easier.
Day 30 - Wednesday 13/04/11:
I spent £7 on a train ticket to go to a seminar on Divorce Petitions, however this is going to be refunded to me in next week's paycheque!
* * * * MY BAN IS OVER!! * * * *
So after 30 days of no luxury items, and only spending money on necessities, I have managed to save £200. This is an absolute first for me! It should have been more except my pay was late this week and so I won't get it until tomorrow. This ban has really proved to me that I can save when I want to, and that I can think twice before buying something. I may want it, but I don't always need it and I have (shock horror) actually kind of enjoyed being sensible with my money! It made me happy to look at a nice fat bank account for a change, instead of counting down the days until pay day. I will be able to treat myself to a new laptop very soon, and then I will be on a mission to save for a holiday! On my lunch break today all I bought was dry shampoo and a blemish stick for my spots - I could have gone mad but I'm waiting until Saturday when I go shopping for my birthday to treat myself :)
I would really recommend that anyone who has something to save up for give this a try, it's not as hard as you think, and the products you're lusting after will still be in the shops in 30 days!
Good luck to Charli with the rest of hers - don't forget to see how she's doing until 5th May!