Sunday, April 14, 2013

Project No Buy Update: Week 14

Greetings from the Dark Side!
And welcome to the round up for Week 14 of my No-Buy!
Week 14 (April 8-April 14) was tough because I encountered a certain limited edition display of Color Tattoos, which I absolutely love. To see how I did this week, keep reading~!

If you are new to my No-Buy, please check out my past posts:
-Week 4 Round Up 
-Week 5 Round Up
-Week 6 Roundup
-Week 7 Round Up
-Week 8 Round Up 
-Week 9 Round Up 
-Week 10 Round Up 
-Week 11 Round Up
-Week 12 Round Up
-Week 13 Round Up

                                                                Week 14's Purchases                                                              

Money is Makeup Bank before Week 14: $27.16
Total Money in Makeup Bank after Purchases = -$2.78x2= -$5.56
Oh no! I went over my budget :(

                                                             Week 14's Rewards                                                                    
1) Weekly goals: 
Goal #1: I will finish the Diablo 3 Series with the Barbarian look (re-try).
[Failed!] I completely forgot about this. I was trying my best to keep up with school so I really got behind in my blogging! (+0)

Goal #2: I will go to class everyday, be on time, and have all my readings/work done the night before it is due.
[Completed!] Yay! I am happy that I could do everything in my power to finish all my school work on time!(+5)
2) Grades:  
I just finished my second week of my Spring term and I got back a few of my first assignments~! I have been doing pretty well so I am really happy! :)

UWP112A Diagnostic Exam: A- (+15)
UWP11A 1st Quiz: A (+20)
SPA154 1st Quiz: 88% B+  (+10)

3) Reading: 
 -We Think the World of You by J.R. Ackerley, 209 pages (+7)
-My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, 190 pages (+5)
-In the Company of Animals by James Serpell, pages 1-88 (+5)
-Animals and the Human Imagination, pages 200-306 (+5)
4)Language Learning:
 I have been so busy with school that I have had to free time to study any languages :(

I made an updated Empties post where I included empties of the past three weeks. Two of those empties were from this week! (+2)
                                                                 Week 15: Weekly Goals                                                         
These two goals are my weekly goals for next week. These two goals must be completed by next Sunday in order for me to earn reward money.
*Week 15 might be the last week I do this, but I am not sure yet. I want to keep limiting the amount I spend on makeup or at least keep track of how much I am spending a week!
Goal #1: I will finish the Diablo 3 Series with the Barbarian look (re-re-try, LOL).
Goal #2: I will post at least 5 product reviews this week (Maybelline Color Tattoos, Wet n Wild palettes, etc). 

See you all next week ^_^


  1. Even if you went over your budget just a tiny bit, I think you're doing a great job! I'd love to do a no buy like yours just to keep track of spending. Plus I love how it encourages getting important stuff done! I would give myself points for working out, since I'm not in school right now.

  2. I love your way of doing this. With the no spend it just totally cuts of all spending, but with yours you can earn the right to spend! I might try this later in the year, to help with savings and motivate myself at uni xx

  3. Hi Nancy, just wanted to say I just found your blog and really enjoy it. I actually think your No Buy challenge posts are more interesting than others I've read because of the allowances you've set for yourself based on goals accomplished. It has definitely inspired me to try to set up something similar for myself. Stay well, xx Mandy

    1. Hi Mandy! Trust me, Nancy's modified no-buy has definitely inspired quite a few of us to implement something similar. Good luck with yours!!

  4. well done :) I'm still in the! Goodluck with your goals!

    1. Do your best! :)

      And thank! I will do my best!

  5. you did a great job! Very good grades!!! Well done!

  6. This is the most interesting (though seemingly complicated) system for budgeting I've seen! I ought to try to something like it. Right now, I just picked an arbitrary number :-P I'm not having success as of yet...

    1. I like it because it helps to motivate me~
      Good luck with yours!

  7. I have to say that I love reading about your project No-Buy and every time I read about it I keep thinking about how I should really start doing one... especially after my recent Fyrinnae buying spree, i just cant resist them sometimes! At least my husband doesn't complain too much. If you stop doing your project no buy I will for sure start one of my own.

    1. Haha Fyrinnae is very tempting indeed!
      And thank you! I am glad to have received so much positive feedback from all of you. I hope this works for you as it has for me!

  8. Oh no, I'll be very sad to see the Project No Buy updates go :( I think they're an excellent way of keeping track of your spending even if you aren't restraining your budget! In fact, it'd be interesting to see if the 15-week low-buy has modified your spending habits long-term or not. Congratulations on the grades <3

    1. I think I might keep doing them because it is a great to track what I spend, what I buy, and how I have been doing in school. I think in my update for Week 15, I will include some thoughts on this whole project. So far I have really enjoyed it! :D

  9. good to keep a track on budgets and goals it helps alot

  10. i jumped upon this post just when i was browsing some shops and "needed" to buy a lot of new things. i need to start such project myself. and i love this reward system most, what i would love even more if i was rewarded with somebody's else's money :)))


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