How To Control Your Urge To Buy....

It's pay day and it's the weekend.  You can either sit in and put all the money into your savings OR go shopping.. Many of us find it difficult to control their spending. I know I do sometimes!!


The Things To Watch Out for....

Youtube and blog reviews
I don't know about you, but if a youtuber does a review on something that's really good, I usually want it.
I could be browsing online, and come across a "get ready with me" video or post, and that's it I'm hooked. That £20 foundation may not seem extreme, but think about all the things you buy just because someone else has recommended it! I would say if you're trying to save or not spend money, avoid reading or watching things that are going to make you want to buy something. Simple.
Discount websites/ apps
This is a old trick that retailers use to capture us in. If you see a 50% off flashing before your eyes, there's no going back. Website like Groupon pick items that most of us would like to purchase. I would say delete any of those apps unless your looking for a discount on something you NEED. Need being the prime word here lol.
Sales
We all know when there is usually going to be a sale. Whether it's Boxing Day or a new season sale, all the shops will want to make as many sales as possible. At the end of the day it will probably make you buy something you don't NEED, just something you want! If you find something in the sale question yourself, do I need it? Would have I paid full price for it?  If yes, then you may purchase ;)


My Impulse Buys?

My impulse buys are usually foundations, I could be browsing boots when BHAM I see a new foundation that sounds perfect for me. I also like buying new bags! I am usually pretty good when it comes to impulse buying, I always talk myself out of buying anything expensive because I feel guilty. Basically if I do/use any of the above things, I will then end up purchasing something!

My Top Tips To Save!

  1. Make a savings account in which you can transfer money immediately to it once you get paid. 
  2. Budget yourself. Work out all your outgoings and see what you have left over as spending money
  3. Write a list of things you have been wanting to buy for a long time. compose the list into order or which one you'll buy first 



Jessica from Raise.com has done a similar post on impulse buying, you can see it by CLICKING HERE  . Raise is a peer-to-peer marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards to your favorite brands, and sell your unused gift cards for cash.

Love Laura 




12 comments

  1. Sales are my no1 weakness, I always tell myself that if I buy this cheap yet impractical thing, I'll use it all the time, but I never do! These tips were really helpful x

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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  2. Since I've started blogging, i've wanted to buy so much! Helpful tips x

    Hannas’ UK Beauty | Lifestyle blog @ hannatalks

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  4. Great advice! I'm usually pretty good at saving but I do treat myself on payday (just not to the extreme) :)

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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  5. I should probably start following these tips, I've spent way too much money on make up since I started blogging x

    daisy-drops

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  6. I do love these tips, so helpful for a student, guess I need to seriously keep record of my spendings!xo

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  7. Great post! I usually buy things I see, like oh I love that blush, I need to get it! haha, but I should budget ... :)

    kkelllyblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post hun, some great tips here!

    Jess x
    New post at www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Haha confessions of a shopaholic is like my life story! These are some great tips!
    P.S I'm running a giveaway at the moment if you want to enter:) x
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe Giveaway

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  10. ...but it's so easy to buy pretty things!! Love the article - officially following you on bloglovin'

    Always,
    Lisa Marie
    fabuloushabits.com
    follow me on bloglovin'

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  11. If only it was that easy! Ha!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  12. Great post, I really love posts like this as I'm definitely in need of curbing my spending...although saying that have been very good with not buying clothes/beauty stuff lately, but instead have been buying chocolate.. not the best plan for the waistline haha!

    Blogs/Youtube definitely don't help things ;-)

    Sophie xo soinspo

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