Sunday, 29 June 2014

No Spend June Week 4

So, I have noticed that my wages are starting to disappear faster than usual and I really need to save for a holiday in October.  To try and rectify this I have decided to do a No Spend Month.  Starting 31st May (when I get paid) I am going to endeavour to not spend on any non-essentials.  The only exception is for birthday presents as I have a couple of people's birthdays to buy for.  What you see below is a truthful account of how it went.


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Well this week went to hell.  I stopped keeping track of what i was spending and spent a lot of money on food.

My bank balance is sitting at -£67.

It has been interesting to keep a track of my outgoings and seeing how much money i spend on extra food.  I think next week i will continue keeping track and trying to cut down on non essential spending.  I'll continue to post how i'm doing.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

10 Great Hair Styles

One Day...

1) Braid-hawk
Braidhawk! (Just pull out sections of the regular braid.) kinda interesting...

2) Pink
Perfectly Pink Hair. I wish I could, but i'm too lazy for keeping up with the color. But i do love some pink hair.

3) Coloured bob
hidden highlights.

4) Pixie Crop
.

5) Fishtail


6) Purple
purp.

7) Short fringe
Choppy bob

8) Twisted
Hair

9) Shag
shag

10) Criss Cross
Simple hairstyles- Criss Cross Ponytail (click through for instructions)

Saturday, 21 June 2014

I Like your Style - Dresses

I love dresses, especially pretty dresses.  On a day to day basis i prefer trousers because they are more practical but for special occasions you can't beat a dress.  All photos were found on pintrest and can be found on my Dress Me board

feminine blue floral  KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP Printed cotton mini dress

This is such a strikingly beautiful 1950s floral print party dress.  Domestic Sluttery: Dream Dress: Nancy Mac

Utpala Maxi Dress #anthropologie #anthrofave  Navy and White….Chiffon Dress

gggggaaaaahhhhhh i want i want i wantFree People FP New Romantics Flower Crown Dress, $228.00
antiquey
pleated chiffon dress 

Friday, 20 June 2014

No Spend June Week 3

So, I have noticed that my wages are starting to disappear faster than usual and I really need to save for a holiday in October.  To try and rectify this I have decided to do a No Spend Month.  Starting 31st May (when I get paid) I am going to endeavour to not spend on any non-essentials.  The only exception is for birthday presents as I have a couple of people's birthdays to buy for.  What you see below is a truthful account of how it went.



Day 1

Lunch - £2.53

Day 2

Cinema - £7.40

Pizza - £10

Day 3

+ £50 from Gary

Day 4

Postage - £2.56

Day 5

2 pairs of cheap work shoes - £6 

Day 6

Lunch - £3.69

Day 7

Lunch £4

Friday, 13 June 2014

No Spend June - Week 2

So, I have noticed that my wages are starting to disappear faster than usual and I really need to save for a holiday in October.  To try and rectify this I have decided to do a No Spend Month.  Starting 31st May (when I get paid) I am going to endeavour to not spend on any non-essentials.  The only exception is for birthday presents as I have a couple of people's birthdays to buy for.  What you see below is a truthful account of how it went.






So, Week 2 begins.  Last week was better than expected but still pretty bad.  I have had to reduce my saving goal to £100.  Still, I am hopeful for this week.  

DAY 1 

Lunch and bakery goods - £9.85
Postage -  62p

DAY 2

No spend

Day 3

No Spend

Day 4

No Spend

Day 5

Gift for next doors baby - £5

Borrowed 2 books from library saving £14 - £16

Day 6

Food - £7

Day 7 

Postage - £1.24
Pastry and cold drink from cafe - £4.45

Total Spend this week - £29.16

I am noticing a recurring theme, I seem to spend a lot of money on extra food.  It's given me something to think about (food for thought if you will). 


Saturday, 7 June 2014

No Spend June Week 1

So, I have noticed that my wages are starting to disappear faster than usual and I really need to save for a holiday in October.  To try and rectify this I have decided to do a No Spend Month.  Starting 31st May (when I get paid) I am going to endeavour to not spend on any non-essentials.  The only exception is for birthday presents as I have a couple of people's birthdays to buy for.  What you see below is a truthful account of how it went.


OK, I am going to share my pitiful wage (don't judge me) and expenses.

Incoming - £780

Outgoing
G - £150
Loan - £70
Subscriptions - £35
Gas/Electric - £60
Phone - £15
Insurance - £20
TV Licence - £12
Bus Pass - £46
TOTAL OUTGOING = £408

Incoming - Outgoing = £372

G Takes care of other bills

My aim is to save £150 this month.

HOW THIS WEEK WENT:


Day 1: Already finding it difficult not to go on-line shopping like I normally do on pay day.

Had to go into town to get new glasses.  Couldn't find any cheap ones i liked so ended up buying designer ones -  £149

Cousin had baby last week bought comfort blanket as gift - £8

3 postcards to send to penpals / postcrossing swaps - £1.80

Fudge doughnut - 80p

Embroidery hoop - £3.99

So as far as day one goes I've not done so well, although glasses are a necessity and I did get a pair of prescription sunglasses free.

Day 2:

Bakery - £5

Day 3:

No spend

Day 4:

Postage - £5.60

Day 5:

Hot Chocolate - £2.50

Day 6:

Borrowed book from library and ordered another on my to read list saving £14 - £16

Shoes for work - £6 
Takeaway - £6 
Chocolate bar - 75p

Day 7:

Birthday present - £26.74
Postage - £13

Total Spend this week - £229.18

If I take the £149 off for the glasses though it's £80.18.  Not great, believe it or not this is a vast improvement though!  Roll on next week where hopefully I will show more restraint.

I Like your Style - Ethereal

I love the look of Ethereal.  It is dreamy and feminine and like so many of the styles I love I could never pull it off!  All Pictures found on Pintrest and collected on my Ethereal Style Board.

CALLA  dreamy, fashion, feminine, femininity, girl, green

Hannah Kristina Metz  peach blossom maxi dress

Understated, feminine style  20's inspired tea length wedding dress

etherial, romantic, simple, elegant, beautiful  greek goddess  $26  https://www.etsy.com/listing/98720314/greek-goddess-cranial-crown

Damsel  want this bow on everything.  (teen vogue april 2012)