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1 year / £100 Challenge.

January 30, 2014

So guys, I’m going to do the 1 year/£100 budget challenge. Last year, I bought a new camera (I’m a photography student, so it was much needed!) but I borrowed money from my mum to do so, so this year, my goal is to pay her back. To help me do this, I’m going to be cutting costs in every area of my life. So beauty is the first area to get cut. I have already been doing this since the start of January (I just haven’t had time to buy anything in all honesty!).

For those of you that don’t know, the 1 year/£100 challenge, is where you budget all of you beauty outgoings to £100 a year. It’s also a good way to get through your stash! (don’t lie, you got loads of shower gel sets for Christmas, you do not need anymore!) Here’s my rules:
What
it will include –
Make
up of any kind
Shower
gel, body wash, bubble bath etc.
Body
lotions/butters/moisturisers
Face
Washes, cleansers, toners
Skin
care
Hair
dye and toners
Non-basic
shampoo & hair products
Deodorant
Perfume
Nail
polish
Tools
such as brushes, sponges, face cloths, cotton wool etc.
Razors/
shaving foam or cream/wax/any form of hair removal
What
it won’t include –
Medical
items
Sanitary
products
Basic
Shampoo & hair products (aka, the 3 for £10 Treseme deals, as
Liam also uses this, and 3 usually lasts us about 4-6 months anyway.)
Pain
relief, over the counter and prescription medications
Vitamins

 

Hair
cuts (manily because I cut my own hair so it’s not something I need
to budget for, but I am considering having my hair coloured
professionally as a birthday present)
Gifts
I first saw this on A Thrifty Mrs‘s blog, so if you want to read more about the challenge, head on over there.
To keep a track of this, I’ve set myself up a nifty little spreadsheet. If anyone is interested, I’ll post how I’m doing with the challenge along with any ’empties’ posts I do, as well as a complete post about it when I finish it next year! (I’m saying January 1’st 2014 was my start date, because although I was not consciously doing the challenge, I had already been budgeting and not bought anything) Here’s a wee peek at how I’m doing so far;

Are you trying to save a little bit of money this year?

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