No Buy July + The Reason Why


So last weekend I hit the sales pretty hard while I was in London for IMATS but rather than suffer through the usual buyers remorse I totted up how much I would spend in a month on ‘incidentals’ – from lipstick to takeaways – and decided that a month without any of that would pretty much cover my biggest splurge.. and so began No Buy July. I’ve attempted to enforce spending bans in the past so it’s going to be a one day at a time situation but I’m pretty darn determined this time if for no other reason than to justify buying the most amazing shoes I will possibly ever own..


They weren’t ENTIRELY an impulse purchase, I’d been browsing the sales ahead of time but these WERE a little more than I wanted to spend (hence the no buy) – I just couldn’t resist!! In my defense they were half price and I am totally writing them off as a Vow Renewal expense – I mean seriously, how Vegas are these? AND they’re my something blue!! I haven’t worn them yet so I can’t vouch for their comfort or how easy they are to walk in but you can expect an update at some point. In the meantime the style is Vendome 120, I can’t find a link to the discounted glitter version online but you can see the regular ones here.

Since the sales are on EVERYWHERE right now it’s going to be killer to not spend SOMETHING but it’s probably the best time to restrict myself because of that. We’ve all bought things we wouldn’t normally/don’t need just because they were discounted (case an point above however I LOVE them so I don’t feel too bad about those) and worse still panic bought high end beauty products because they were half off only to discover they were on sale FOR A REASON. I’m a sucker for it so had I not spent an exorbitant amount on the shoes I would almost certainly have blown in on a lot of other stuff I wouldn’t have appreciated half as much.. I know, I know.. I’m still trying to justify them to myself!

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of my London Haul you can watch the video below..

Any of you with me for the No Buy? I’m going to be using the hashtag #nobuyjuly to track everything I WANT to buy but don’t so I can tot it all up at the end of the month and see how much I’ve saved.. feel free to join me.

Miss BB



  1. Tia Shaw
    1 July, 2014 / 11:46 am

    I have the black patent Very Prive,and seriously cannot walk in

  2. Jenny
    1 July, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Shoes look gorgeous. How about doing an empties for June/July I haven’t seen one for what seems a long time. x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      1 July, 2014 / 12:04 pm

      I do one every month on my YouTube channel

  3. Megan
    1 July, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    I’m on a limited spending plan this summer – I can only buy up to four things every month but I also can’t spend more than £100!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  4. 1 July, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    pretty sure I won’t make it through the month without buying, despite being broke after IMATS as well!! haha.

  5. Sarah
    1 July, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Wow, those shoes are absolutely gorgeous! I’m also on a spending ban for a few months as I’m saving up for a holiday, but I don’t think it’s going to last long!

  6. 1 July, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I’ve just put myself on a no buy July as I need to save some money. Will be motivating following someone else in the same boat xx

  7. Cher
    1 July, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    The shoes are very Vegas! I have the nude in these and they’re so painful lol x

  8. 1 July, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I’ve got no choice but to join you on this No Spend July venture as I REALLY need to tighten the purse strings and save some money up if I EVER want to move out by the end of the year! SO glad I’ve got about £30 on my Boots card haha, that should see me through the month!

    Good luck! We can do this! (I think!)

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  9. Blee
    1 July, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    OH. MY. GOD. Those are the most beautiful freaking shoes I have seen in my entire life!!! I want them sooooooooo bad!!! Why am I not rich 🙁 #poorbitchproblems

  10. Rachel
    2 July, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    My husband and I are also doing “No Spend July” but I am doing it because my husband and I just bought our airfare for a 2 week vacation out of the county. I’ve tried it in the past but I have never succeeded. My husband is always able to do the “No Spend Month” so I have to prove to him that I can actually do it this time!

  11. 4 July, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Omg those Louboutins are Gorgeous!! And at half price too, albeit still expensive, great find!

    Roshni x

  12. 19 July, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Those shoes are INCREDIBLE! Even if they aren’t comfy, who cares. Put em on a shelf for all to see and admire. They are ART darling!

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