Unum Beauty Blogger Challenge - Conclusion

Monday, June 27, 2011

I completed the last day of the challenge yesterday and surprisingly still has money left in my wallet. A shift of plans, meant that I didn't go out after all, therefore I had no reason to spend any money.


A grand sum of  £14.99 remains and with that I could have bought a cheap high st cleanser and moisturiser or focused on make up and made the money stretch to a mascara, blush and lipstick/lipgloss. Either way, the limited amount would not have given me the freedom to purchase the brands that I'd usually bring home.

A couple of points were raised in my last post which I'll address. The £95 payment your employer would pay in the event of sickness would not be expected to cover any rent/mortgage payments - that's just not feasible. You would need to apply for housing benefits from your local authority, which can be a lengthy process depending on your situation. As for medical prescription costs, if you're not working, then you wouldn't be expected to pay for prescriptions here in the UK.

I'm thankful that I'm in full time employment, as the thought of being unable to work and still having to cover my current outgoings on £95 a week, doesn't bear thinking about. When I started this challenge, my aim was not to change my day to day routine and I tried to do as much as I usually would had a financial restriction NOT been in place - which in turn has proved just how difficult it would be to maintain the same social habits or miscellaneous spending that I currently indulge in.

It's been an interesting week to say the least. I've been forced to re-evaluate my spending habits for a while now (with marriage comes responsibility!), so this challenge has further reinforced my belief that it pays to have something stashed away for a rainy day.

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1 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Tass said...

Well done for successfully completing it! I've enjoyed reading about this challenge. I don't keep track of how much I spend but I really should do and I need to stop eating out so much :3 xx

 

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