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    • magni
    • By magni 15th Sep 08, 9:26 AM
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    100 Day Challenge
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    • 15th Sep 08, 9:26 AM
    100 Day Challenge 15th Sep 08 at 9:26 AM
    Hi all,

    I am setting myself a challenge to not buy any cosmetics, skincare or hair care for the next 100 days. That should take me up to 23 December. These items are my BIG downfall, especially cosmetics. Anyone want to join in feel free. Just decide what you want to stay away from for 100 days. Wish me luck and gook luck to all who join in

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  • Snow White
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    • 15th Sep 08, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 1:21 PM
    Good luck magni! Do you have a lot of stuff you can use until then, or will you stop using makeup?

    I'll have a think about it before I join in... have just run out of a few makeup bits and pieces and can't afford to replace them this month!

  • PercyPig
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    • 15th Sep 08, 1:33 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 1:33 PM
    Hi magni, what a good idea, I would like to join in please. My downfalls are coffee, magazines and clothes. I can't go to work and give up coffee so I am not going to buy any magazines or clothes for 100 days.

    Good luck magni and to anyone else who is joining us on the 100 day challenge

    Percy P
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    • magni
    • By magni 15th Sep 08, 3:56 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 3:56 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 3:56 PM
    Hi Snow White,

    I'm afraid to say that I probably have enough make up to last 100 years never mind days So I'll still be wearing it

    Good to have you on board Percy Pig. Good luck
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    • cherie1122
    • By cherie1122 15th Sep 08, 4:12 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:12 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:12 PM
    I like this one! I won't buy any chocolate for 100 days. That will help my purse and my waistline

    (believe me this isn't any easy one for me)

    • Piquant
    • By Piquant 15th Sep 08, 4:19 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:19 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:19 PM
    I think I may well join in, brilliant idea!!

    I have enough left overs, half used bottles of makeup and skincare stuff to last quite a while. I will have to buy shampoo, conditioner, soap and deodorant though, don't have a backlog of those and it's kinder to the general public if I smell clean
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    • Cinny91
    • By Cinny91 15th Sep 08, 4:35 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:35 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 4:35 PM
    *big breath* I won't buy any make up or magazines for 100 days.

    I've just done a mental log of what I have stashed away and I can do it. And i'll have to make gossip blogs fill in for heat + more magazine.
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    • pandapaws
    • By pandapaws 15th Sep 08, 6:05 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:05 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:05 PM
    Ok, I'll go with the cosmetic stuff thing too. Unless I actually run out of something (unlikely) or if it's totally free of charge, I won't buy any cosmetics/hair/bath stuff at all until after Christmas.

    Cherie, are you SERIOUSLY going to give up chocolate for 100 days? *hyperventilation noises*
  • Snow White
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:10 PM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:10 PM
    Well, I've had a think and surveyed my bathroom cupboard - which is so full it won't close properly - and decided to join you in not buying any cosmetics/toiletries for 100 days. I was planning on getting my hair done on Christmas Eve, so that will be a nice reward. Good luck, everyone!

    • MrsPorridge
    • By MrsPorridge 15th Sep 08, 6:46 PM
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    Evening All - what a great idea Magni. Its taken me about 10 minutes to decide that I will join you - my biggest weakness is Avon. the lady drops the catalogue around and I love choosing makeup and yes, I have tons of it unused in my drawer.
    Good luck all.
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  • Snow White
    Getting all excited now... going to put it in my signature.

    • Cinny91
    • By Cinny91 15th Sep 08, 7:16 PM
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    Cherie, are you SERIOUSLY going to give up chocolate for 100 days? *hyperventilation noises*
    Originally posted by pandapaws
    That girl has got will power!

    Just noticed I'll soon need new concealer! It's all I use on my skin (around the eyes) I'm going to have to ration it. Or ask my boyfriend to buy me some if I buy him something of equal value.. no no that's cheating. I'm going to put it in my sig!
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    • andan
    • By andan 15th Sep 08, 7:20 PM
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    I like this one! I won't buy any chocolate for 100 days. That will help my purse and my waistline

    (believe me this isn't any easy one for me)
    Originally posted by cherie1122
    Cherie, i think i will join you on this one and won't buy any chocolate for 100 days. I recently did the giving up chocolate challenge and since then have cut down on eating chocolate considerably. So here's hoping i can go without buying it for 100 days, however if someone buys me it/i get it free, then thats a different matter
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    • cherie1122
    • By cherie1122 15th Sep 08, 7:25 PM
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    I'm going to give up BUYING chocolate for 100 days. If any of it comes my way and I haven't had to pay for it then that's different (isn't it?)

    :rolleyes:

    I'll join in by not buying magazines too. I look at the covers, think they look interesting, buy them, bring them home and then ignore them. So I might as well not buy them in the first place :-)

    I didn't buy either a magazine or chocolate today.

    • ilovetea
    • By ilovetea 15th Sep 08, 7:25 PM
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    Hello,
    can I join in the challenge,not to buy chocolate for 100 days,please?
    ilovetea x
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  • Snow White
    Cherie, i think i will join you on this one and won't buy any chocolate for 100 days. I recently did the giving up chocolate challenge and since then have cut down on eating chocolate considerably. So here's hoping i can go without buying it for 100 days, however if someone buys me it/i get it free, then thats a different matter
    Originally posted by andan
    Such bravery in the name of moneysaving! Wish I had your willpower.

    Actually, I think I'll add to the challenge: I won't buy any makeup OR bread, cakes or biscuits till Xmas (which means I'll have to learn to bake :rolleyes: - the biscuits I mean, not the cosmetics!).
    Last edited by Snow White; 15-09-2008 at 7:36 PM.

    • Cinny91
    • By Cinny91 15th Sep 08, 7:34 PM
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    I'll join in by not buying magazines too. I look at the covers, think they look interesting, buy them, bring them home and then ignore them. So I might as well not buy them in the first place :-)
    Originally posted by cherie1122

    That's my problem, and buy the time I read them the news is old and I've already read it online anyways!

    I was trifling with the idea of no chocolate, but in our office we all take it in turns to bring in a box of chocs, and I don't think fruit would go down too well.
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    • vixsta7
    • By vixsta7 15th Sep 08, 7:34 PM
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    I would like to join in and pledge not to spend any money on magazines and Starbucks... Hopefully I'll be able to celebrate with a HUGE hazelnut hot chocolate on Christmas Eve!
    • rb6ac
    • By rb6ac 15th Sep 08, 7:51 PM
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    Hi, may I join in too? It's a great idea! I'm going to join PercyPig, Cinny91, cherie1122 and vixsta7 (and anyone I may have missed) in giving up magazines for 100 days. Off to update signature now! x
  • jinky67
    oooooooh I think i will join in too
    Skincare and bags are my thing..especially from QVC:rolleyes:
    also magazines and chocolate

    But can I manage without them for so long?:confused:

    Lets see

    I will update my siggy too
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