You guys know I love to shop, but I also love to save and make sure I’m looking after the pennies. I wrote a post all about 4 ways to be better with money which was all about knowing what you have and saving where you can. This post is all about spending that cash that is actually mine to spend. Recently, I’ve joined Starling Bank and I’ve been using this card and account for my ‘fun money’, the disposable income that I know I can spend on whatever I want.
Spending and budgeting are probably one of my most talked about subjects. I’ve always been careful with money so love to dole out
(lectures) advice where I can and I always monitor my monthly spending. I did a little Twitter poll last week all about spending diaries and I haven’t done one for a few months so I thought it was about time. I love reading these posts on Refinery29 because I’m super nosy and just love to see what people spend their money on!
Money is always a tricky subject. We always want more. We don’t like what things cost. We have to pay for certain stuff. The list goes on. What I’ve come to realise as I’ve become a proper adult is I’m actually really good with money. I’m not sure where it’s come from (probs good parenting, holla at you Mumma) but I know what I’ve got and I know what I can spend. Here are my three ways to be better with money because in my opinion, I’ve got it nailed.
Holiday season is well and truly here and everyone’s heading away to catch some rays! I’m off to Crete soon and I can’t wait for some relaxation, feta cheese and seriously pretty sunsets. The only thing that can be a little tricky in our vacay situations is trying to fit everything you own into a teeny, tiny suitcase!
I always love trying out new skincare and although the majority of this range isn’t new to me and to the market but there are a few new products that have been added to the range. The range in question is the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel from Boots, with some of the products having added Active Charcoal too. I’ve been giving these a go over the past week or so as my skin’s been feeling quite oily. My skin can never make it’s mind up in the winter, it’s dry one minute and super oily the next so it needs a bit of balancing out.
Most of us wish we had a little more disposable income. While it can be fun to live by the rules of work hard, play hard, this usually results in an end of the month struggle and living on basic rations. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to save money this spring. Here are some steps you can take to free up a little more of that well-earned cash.
With January now in the bag, the next month on our hit list is February; the month of romance and passion. This month, some people like to blow most of their salary on expensive menus in top restaurants and lavish weekends away in remote country spa hotels. For those who prefer to be more resourceful with their Valentine’s budget, it can be a challenge to prove your love in another way.
Homeware is my downfall. If I could buy a new cushion or a candle or little metal weird bowl thing every week, I would. But, I wouldn’t have any space or money left so I’ve channeled the spending urges into finding 5 on trend and gorgeous pieces perfect for sprucing up your home, whatever your budget.
Copper is everywhere at the moment and I love a metallic statement piece at the best of times! Here’s some of my favourite picks from the high street, the supermarket and independent retailers. And with prices ranging from £4.99 to £95 there’s a piece here for everyone’s budget.
Add a tiny touch of copper to any room with H&M’s Geometric Tealight Holder which comes in at under a fiver, this is a super cute coffee table or shelf addition. This geometric shape is also top of my interiors love list at the moment, the trend continues with George at Asda’s Copper Effect Origami Pendant Light Shade. For £20, this is an absolute bargain.
The prospect of a full living room revamp is daunting. It can include new flooring, furniture and accessories and can take time, huge amounts of effort and not to mention they can run into mega bucks! If you’ve got limited time and equally limited finances, like me, you’re probably wondering whether it’s possible to update your living room on a budget. The truth is that it’s relatively easy to update your living space without spending a fortune. Here are some tips to help!