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No buying unnecessary toiletries in March - Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
AND HERE WE GO AGAIN FOR ANOTHER MONTH! As usual this initial post has been shamelessly copied from the many previous months! A big THANK YOU to Trudji for starting us off last month.

Welcome all newbies and regulars to this very friendly and chatty thread where we give lots of lovely tips on how to use up your stash and lots of support and encouragement if you need them.

Keep up the pampering and keep down the spending: let’s make the naughty step an empty and lonely place this month (rather than one so long that it can be seen from space)! Will this be the month when the "usual suspects" rein it in a bit? Let's see..... (but I doubt it!)

Remember - those products do nothing for you while they are locked in drawers, boxes and cupboards!

We are eternally grateful to Katie Clampet who set up this fab challenge in January 2010.

Here's her original challenge post:

"No buying any new toiletries, cosmetics, perfume etc... until I have used up ALL the ones I already have. I got a huge amount of (really nice) stuff for christmas but I am going to resist the urge to browse Boots, Asda, Superdrug etc, and pop another tub of cream, face scrub, shampoo or conditioner into my basket. I reckon the stuff I have will last me until possibly June. I have decided that the money I save I will put into my special holiday account.
Anyone else?"

Lots of us have taken part in the challenge over the past few months and are making great progress in reducing our stashes and unnecessary/excessive spending.

Regulars ignore this, but a quick resume is always helpful for newbies;

Why not add the challenge to your sig as a reminder?

We have a "Swaps Group" on Facebook when you can swap good condition items with other like-minded addicts. PM Sarah*a or xoxo or Trudji for more info on joining.

How about taking a bit of time to do a stock-take and see if there are any gaps in your stash that you might need to spend on this month? Some of us set a budget for the month for essential purchases or to help with withdrawal symptoms, others like to go cold-turkey!! Other ideas which some people find useful: Listing everything out so you can cross things off as used to increase the sense of achievement, and putting a sum of money in a pot each time you use up an item to save for something you really want, or simply to assist in making future essential purchases "cash neutral".

Remember the challenge is about making the most of your money, enjoying your products, finding which products really suit you best and are worth buying, giving yourself a well-deserved pampering and breaking the habit of buying for the sake of buying. In money-saving tradition, it should also be about making your products l-a-s-t as long as possible (although the temptation of using an unloved shower gel extravagently to finish it off is sometimes too much to bear!)

Brand new products (or opened perfume) sell well on ebay
Unsuitable products can be used for other jobs (shower gel/shampoo as handwash etc)

Some items can be returned to certain stores for exchange (for essential items or gifts!!) without a receipt

Unwanted items can be recycled as gifts or for gift hampers (saving the money you'd have spent on gifts)

Unsuitable items can be donated to charity as mentioned earlier.

It helps to avoid the places where temptation lurks for you; be it QVC, Boots, Bodyshop, the supermarket toiletries aisles, grabbit board, online toiletries browsing, seductive department store beauty counter offers etc. Remember retailers are making offers and promotions all the time, so there willl always be another deal!*

*Honest!

Good luck all for Feb and indeed the rest of the year, and remember to keep popping in for inspiration and support, and to report your UU's and IN's.

Especially any sales bargains - we want a nosy and to keep your stash lists updated ;)

Welcome to all newbies - the more the merrier. Please introduce yourselves so we can welcome you properly!

Oh - and anyone thinking "OMG my stash is FAR bigger than all of theirs, I cant possibly join" - believe you me, we have been doing this challenge for well over a year some of us - you wont scare us, and I can almost guarantee that someone somewhere will have had more and survived.... we are very supportive (and protective - so dont be scared !!) oh - and we are nosey!!|

Useful abbreviations!

WIBA? - Will I Buy Again?
UU - Use Ups
IN - Self explanatory - stuff you've gained into your stash - warning, lines may be given out for unnecessary purchases or you may be sent to the naughty step!
WNBA - Will Not Buy Again!
Glitch - when a shop/online store make a pricing mistake so you end up paying less or even get freebies!
PYN(M/T/W/Th/F/Sa/Su) DELETE AS APPROPRIATE! - Paint Your Nails Monday/Tuesday...... it allows everyone to try and finish those dastardly nail varnishes with group support! You can never be too groomed for this thread Also see PY(T)N... - for toenails!
Splutterer - the stage where an item is nearing the end of it's life and spluttering - also the most annoying and seemingly never ending stage!
GWP - Gift With Purchase - a sample or mini sized item
HG - Holy Grail - this is the product you would go back for time and time again, it does the job brilliantly, and is either economical, or so fantastic price becomes no object!
NPI - Near Purchasing Incident (OMG we all have those!)
LHJ - Long Haul Job - for those products - love 'em or hate 'em - that never seem to end no matter how often you use them
PRCP -Pink Rose Candle Philosophy. From Erma Bombeck who said, 'If I had my life to live over again I would have burned the pink candle sculptured like a rose that melted in storage'. Don't keep things 'for best' or 'for a special occasion'. That day never arrives. Give the best to yourself now and enjoy it. (Thanks to McCulloch29 for introducing this thought provoking sentiment to us)
GA- for an out that was given away rather than binned or UU, to charity, as a present, or "just because!".

TA - for an out that was thrown away due to going off (generally as it has been lurking at the back of a stash since time immemorial) or for any other reason such as a broken container or spillage.

If anyone can think of any more we can add to the list so newbies won't be intimidated by our jargon!

Graduates

Here is a list of our lovely, fragrant ladies who have polished and pampered their way through their products and managed to get their toiletries stash under control. Ladies - congratulations You are an inspiration to the rest of us, xx . Thanks also to erm, me (:o) who suggested we start the Graduate list. To join the list of graduates let us know by posting that you are graduating in big colourful letters, that way the OP can easily spot you and add you to the list, or better still - pm the OP as the thread can move really quickly! You may also wish to add how many products you have used up during the challenge, good luck ladies xx

1.mineallmine - graduated with honours March 2011
2.Bronnie - graduated with honours March 2011
3. lostinrates - graduated with honours around June 2010

Previous threads:

In case you need to refer back to a previous stash list or product review - here are the links for the past few months challenge threads:

January: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3702779
December: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3643977
November: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3583027
October: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3520791
September: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3457221
August: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3392750
July: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3330436
June: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3264270
May: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3201982

Monthly Challenge:

Since it is a new month, why not list how many products you used/stashed last month (if you have been keeping count)? If you want to, why not set yourself a target for the number of UUs, purchases or amount of money you want to spend on toiletries this year, to help you focus more on the challenge? (That's a target you are aiming not to exceed, ladies, not surpass at supersonic speed! :rotfl:)
Total debts = [STRIKE]£3116[/STRIKE], [STRIKE]2216[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£2066[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1916[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1766[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1616[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1466[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1316[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1166[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1016[/STRIKE]£866
DMP £150 each month
Total paid off so far £2150 :D
Debt Free by Jan 2013
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  • edited 31 March 2012 at 12:10PM
    ItzybitzyItzybitzy
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    edited 31 March 2012 at 12:10PM
    Anything i use up will be put to red!

    Bath

    Bamford Botanic Geranium Bath Oil, 30ml
    Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath and Shower, 50ml
    Shower
    LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel Sample
    TK Maxx Designer Soap, Ocean x 1
    John Masters Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Wash, 30ml
    Abhana, White Grapefruit and May Chang Bath and Shower Gel, 100ml
    Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Perfumed Shower Gel, 30ml
    Tesco Value Shower Gel, 300ml, 1x
    Bamford Geranium Body Wash, 50ml x 2
    Knights Castle Soap, x1
    Balance Me Rose Otto Wash, 55ml
    Neom Organic Body Wash Complete Bliss, 50ml
    Liz Earle Energising Body Scrub, 50ml
    Neom Organic Body Wash Real Luxury, 50ml
    Arran Aromatics After The Rain Soap, 100g
    Superdrug Sweet Snuggles, Sweetheart Mini Soaps x 5
    Body lotion/Butter/Gel
    MONU enriched Body Cream, 5ml
    John Masters Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Milk, 30ml
    Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream, 30ml
    Neom Organic Body Lotion Complete Bliss, 50ml
    Rose Otto Skin Lotion, 5ml
    Avon Spotlight Shimmer Moisturising Gel
    Indulgent Chocolate Orange Body Cream 75ml
    Neom Organic Body Lotion Real Luxury, 50ml
    Vaseline Essential Moisture Clean Feeling Lotion, 50ml
    Bayliss and Harding Rose, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli Body Butter, 250ml
    Garnier Hydralock Light Moisturising Milk
    This Works Face and Body Moisturiser, 30ml
    Other body products
    Lacura Cotton Wool Pads x 1
    White Glo Toothpaste, 24g
    Aquafresh Ultimate and Whitening Toothpaste, 75ml
    Epaderm Cream, 25g
    Kleenex Facial Cloths x 30
    Bepanthen Nappy Cream, 3.5g
    Sun Shots Sachet, 20ml x2
    Allura 200 Cotton Wool Balls
    Aldi Dentitex 125 ml Fresh Mint Toothpaste
    Body Spray/Deo
    Parfums Love My Love, Body Fragrance
    Parfums Love first Kiss, Body Fragrance
    Nivea Energy Fresh Lemongrass Deo
    Triple Dry Deo
    Dove Invisible Dry Deo
    Sure Deo, Linen
    Hands, Feet
    Asda Face and Body Shimmer Cream, Gold, 16g
    Lavera, Handcreme, 20ml x 1
    L'occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream, 30ml
    Virgin Vie Cooling Foot Fizz
    Superdrug Fragrant Florals Lavender Hand Lotion
    Superdrug Fragrant Florals Rose Hand Lotion
    Lip Gloss/Balm/Stick
    Hello Kitty Raspberry Ripple Lip Gloss, 7ml
    Max Factor MaxWear Lipfinity Lipgloss, 710 (A browny pink and silver)
    Lip Rocks Lip Gloss, Rose, 15ml
    Burberry Lipstick Rosewood, 0.8g, 04
    John Masters Lip Calm, 4g
    Diego Dalla Palma Lipstick, Number 42
    Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain
    Avon Lipstick - Deep Bronze
    Avon Lip Gloss - Lilac
    Avon Lip Radience - Rose Foil
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Strawberry 3x
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Mango/Peach
    Blistex Lip Balm
    Pretty Smile Juicy Strawberry Lip Balm
    Carmex Lip Balm
    2 x Jemma Kid Lip Gloss
    Superdrug Little Green Tin Lip Balm, Apple
    Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm, Rosy Lips
    Next Gold, Vanilla Lip balm
    Hair products
    Macadamia Deep Repair Masque, 30ml
    John Masters Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo, 30ml
    Aussie Long Hair 3 min Wonder
    Pantene Repair and Protect Repair and Protect Conditioner, Normal- Thick Hair (Freebie to trial for Supersavvyme)
    John Masters Citrus and Neroli Detangler, 30ml
    Pantene Repair and Protect Repair and Protect Shampoo, Normal-Thick Hair (Freebie to trial for Supersavvyme)
    John Masters Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo, 236ml
    Dove Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner, 50ml x2
    Percy and Reed Finishing Polish, 100ml
    Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo, 50ml
    Pantene Pro V Restoratives Night Renewal Nourishing Mist
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Shampoo 400 ml
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner 400 ml
    Pantene Split End Serum -Normal-Thick Hair(Freebie to trial for Supersavvyme)
    Perfume
    Nariciso Rodriguez For Her sample
    Yardley Peony Sample
    Stella McCartney Lily Sample
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Beyonce Heat Rush
    Skincare
    Inlight Organic Daily Face Oil, 1ml
    Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator, 1.5ml
    REN Bio Retinoid Anti Aging Concentrate, 2ml
    Lavera Organic Rose Eye Gel, 1ml 4x
    Elemental Herbology Facial Cleanser, 3ml
    Elemental Herbology Facial Hydrator, 3ml
    Elemental Herbology Radiance Peel, 3ml
    Loccitane Body Ultra Rich Cream, 8ml
    Loccitane Creme Masque, 5ml
    10 little samples of Veil Cream in various shades
    Rosemelt Instant Glow Mask, 45mg
    Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, 2ml
    Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm. 4g
    MONU Delicate Facial Wash, 5ml
    MONU Energising Facial Wash, 5ml
    Montagne Jeaunesse Aloe Vera and Willow Cleansing Mud, 20g
    Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, 2ml
    Taaj Purifying and revitalizing make-up remover, 100ml
    Dr Hauschka - Creme a la Rose Day Cream 30ml
    Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream, Sachet
    Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion, 1x4ml Sachet
    MONU Moisture Rich Collagen Cream, 5ml
    MONU Skin Perfector, 5ml

    MONU Extra Rich Night Cream, 5ml
    Decleor Aroma Cleanse Cleansing Mousse, 15ml
    Avon Solutions Sensitive Botanicals Gentle Day Moisturiser
    MONU Night Renewal Complex, 5ml
    Sophyto Restorative Toner, 100ml
    Essential Care Rose Moisturiser, 15ml
    Sopyhto Purifying Silken Cleanser, 15ml
    Green People Eye Gel, 10ml
    Clearasil Perfectwash Kit
    YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum, 5ml
    Skinlite Self-Heating Massage Cream, 6.2g x 1
    Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream, 50ml
    Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner, 200ml
    Neutrogena Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser, 50ml
    REN Omega 3, Night Repair Serum, 50ml
    Loccitane Cleansing Milk, 50ml
    Essential Care Organic Avacado Replenishing Cream, 15ml
    Dr Nick Lowe Oli Control Day Cream, 20ml
    Figs and Rouge Sweet Geranium Balm, 8ml
    Melvita Rose Nectar Day Cream, 15ml
    Melvita Naturalift Youthful Skin Cream, 15ml
    Primark Sensitive Skin Wipes - x1
    Pure 25 Complete Cleansing Wipes
    Soap and Glory Off Your Face 25 Cleansing Cloths
    Bio Oil 60 ml
    Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, 45ml
    Loccitane Divine Cream, 3ml
    Pushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Emma Hardie Amazing Face Sculpting Serum, 10ml
    Eve Lom Rescue Mask, 15ml
    Dr Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator, 15ml
    Decleor Aroma Cleanse Mousse, 15ml
    Gatineau Anti Aging Gommage for Face, 15ml
    Bare Minerals Moisturiser, 1.5ml
    Bare Minerals Cleanser, 1.5ml
    Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint 2ml, x 3
    Eyeshadow
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, 2g
    Virgin Vie Eyeshadow, Indian Ocean
    No 7 Eyeshadow, Island Sea, 1.5g
    Blingtone Eyeshadow, Spicy
    Calvin Klein Eyeshadow, Plum, 2.5g
    Rimmel, Colour Loose Eyeshadow, Suede
    Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder, Silver, 1.8g
    Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder, Rose Gold, 1.8g
    Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow - Tempted
    GOSH Copper Eye Dust
    Marks and Spencers - Platimum Trio Eye Shadow - All usable
    Boots Duo Eyeshadow - Mocha Latte - Both useable
    Bourjois Noir Emeraude Eyeshadow
    Bourjois Bleu Myosotis Eyeshadow
    Clinique Colour Eyeshadow Quad
    Stargazer Eyeshadow Satin Earth 2x
    Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow, Grey Sparkles
    Bourjois Rose Perle Eyeshadow
    Avon Smooth Mineral Midnight Mauve Eye Dust
    Make Up Pallate's
    Next Face Complete Pallate - Bit of a mess but most eye shadows usable
    Rimmel Pallate Sweet Seduction - Again bit of a mess, but blusher and some eye shadow usuable
    Marks and Spencers 4 Eyeshadow Pallate - All usable
    Collection 2000, Smokey Eyes Pallate
    Foundation/Bronzer/Concealer
    Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup, 1.5ml
    Estee Lauder BB Daywear - Light, 5ml
    Bare Minerals Foundation Light - Little Pot
    Bare Minerals Foundation Sample, Fairly Light
    Estee Lauder Foundation Sample, Nutritious
    Estee Lauder Foundation Sample Ecru, x 2
    Avon Ideal Shade Light Make Up
    W7 Cover Stick Concealer with Tea Tree Medium Deep
    Calvin Klein Endless Light Concealer - Brown Sugar
    Mascara
    Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara Black
    Clinique High Impact Mascara Black
    Avon Beyond Colour Mascara Navy
    Avon Colour Trend Mascara - Black
    Avon Supershock Mascara, 10ml
    Lip Pencil/Liner
    Fearne Vamp Red Lip Pencil
    Elf Lip Liner, Natural Blush
    Eyeliner
    Front Cover Eye Pencil, Turquoise
    Avon Kajalstick Brick Bronze and Black
    Avon Colourtrend Kajal Stick. Black and Warm Brown
    Markwins Eyepencil - Black
    Nail Polish/Remover
    Beautyuk Shatter Polish, Black
    Andrea Fullerton Nail Polish, Eliza, 5.5ml
    Allura Nail Varnish Remover, 400ml
    Zoya Nail Polish 15ml (Carey)
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Be A Dahlia Won't You, 15ml
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Suzy Says Feng Shui, 15ml
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Gold Shatter, 15ml
    Deborah Lippmann - Razzledazzle, Don't know how much is in it...it's the one out of the December Glossybox
    Elizabeth French Nail Polish - Mystery
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish- Metallic Green
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Dark Pink
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Black
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Silver


    Total on 1st March 2012 143 products

    Goal for this month- Use everything up and ONLY buy when absolutly essential (aye right)
    Total debts = [STRIKE]£3116[/STRIKE], [STRIKE]2216[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£2066[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1916[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1766[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1616[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1466[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1316[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1166[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1016[/STRIKE]£866
    DMP £150 each month
    Total paid off so far £2150 :D
    Debt Free by Jan 2013
  • I'm IN for my first full month :D

    My aim is no ins other than my beauty boxes.

    My secondary aim is to keep working my way through the basket of splutterers that I've collected up.

    :beer: GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! :beer:
  • Thanks for starting us off for March Itzzybitzy.

    I had a great month in Feb and hope to keep ploughing through the stash. I am not aware of needing to buy anything as I am fairly well stocked up ....some of you will be shocked by that :D.

    So, for the first time ever in this challange, I am going to have a No Spend Month (NSM) on toilertries :eek::eek:. I will need to be very strict with myself and not panic buy as I do (just in case I run out).

    I will be back once I fish out my list.

    Stay strong everyone!
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017
    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items :j
    2018 3060 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
  • Im aiming for nothing bar samples and beauty boxes aswell!. Certainly think i can make it this month :)
    Total debts = [STRIKE]£3116[/STRIKE], [STRIKE]2216[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£2066[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1916[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1766[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1616[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1466[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1316[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1166[/STRIKE][STRIKE]£1016[/STRIKE]£866
    DMP £150 each month
    Total paid off so far £2150 :D
    Debt Free by Jan 2013
  • I'm in again - Mar will be a tough month for me - Bare Minerals, L'Occitane and New CId tsvs so I will have lots of temptation! Am making really good inroads into my older items in THE STASH and think I should manage to UU at least 15 items in Mar having done a quick count up. Let's give it a go anyway!

    Thanks for starting us off Itzybitzy - here's to a good month everyone (and can't wait for my Amarya beauty box).

    BTW - did manage to resist the LIB box - nice but not bowled over. Will continue quest for Percy & Reed shampoo and conditioner Glamour mags instead!
  • I wear perfume every day and carry perfume in my bag but I have decided to take one to leave in my locker at work just in case. Not sure what to take in maybe my D & G Light Blue as it is been in the stash for a while.

    Anyway here is my up to date stash list, red items are in use.

    Haircare Shampoo
    Louise Galvin Volumising Shampoo 300ml HG x 2
    Tigi Bed Head Manipulator 350ml Shampoo x2 (3/4 full)
    Phil Smith Big It Up Shampoo 250ml
    John Frieda Smooth Start Shampoo 250ml
    Ultra Swim Shampoo 200ml (1/2 full)
    Tigi Superstar Shampoo 750mls

    Conditioner
    Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde 750ml (1/2 full) & 250mls
    Tigi Catwalk Sexed Up Conditioner 200ml (1/2 full)
    Tigi Bed Head Manipulator 200ml Conditioner x 2 (1/2 full)
    Andrew Collinge Weightless Volume Conditioner 250ml
    Fudge Colour Lock Conditioner 300ml
    Ultra Swim Conditioner 200ml (1/2 full)
    Louise Galvin Volumising Conditioner 300ml
    Nicky Clarke Highlights Cream x 32 Tubes
    Tigi Superstar Conditioner 750mls

    Styling/Treatments
    Tigi Bedhead Hard to Get Texture Paste x 2 HG
    Lee Stafford Matt Fat Powder 10g
    Gum Hairspray 300mls x 3 HG
    Andrew Collinge Full Blown Body Lotion
    Gum Volumising Mousse 300ml
    Biosilk silk Therapy 50mls
    Label M Paste
    L’Oreal Root Lift Mousse 200ml 1/2 full
    Tigi Rockstar Groupie Texture Spray
    Tigi Rockstar Rocktastic Gel Spray
    Tigi Rockstar Moulding Clay
    Tressemme Root Boost Spray
    Batiste Dry Shampoo

    Haircare Minis
    VO5 Hairspray 50ml (stashed in work)
    John Fredia Thicken Shampoo 50ml
    John Fredia Thicken Conditioner 50ml
    John Fredia Sheer Blonde Shampoo 50ml
    Ultra Swim Shampoo 50ml (1/2 full)
    Ultra Swim Conditioner 50ml (1/2 full)
    Charles Wortherington Volume Mousse 50ml
    Toni & Guy No Kinks Smoothing Balm 50ml
    Toni & Guy Frizz smoothing shampoo 50ml
    Toni & Guy Frizz smoothing Conditioner 50ml
    Toni & Guy Hairspray 50mls x 2
    Kenneth Turner Nature Nurture shampoo 50mls

    Bodycare Body Washes, Shower Gel, Shave Gels, Scrubs, Bath
    Elle Macpherson Fresh & Smooth Body Scrub 100mls x 2
    Elle Macpherson Start the Day Body Wash 200mls x 2
    Imperial Leather Shower Cream Jojoba & Vitamin E 250ml
    Elle Macpherson Release the Day Bath Soak 50mls x2 (1is ½ used)
    Salvatore Ferragamo Shower Gel 400mls

    Body lotion, body butter, Body Moisturisers, Foot Lotion
    Elle Macpherson Foot Butter 150mls
    Elle Macpherson Body Butter 200ml x 2
    Dirty Works Moisturising Body Oil

    Deodorants & body mists
    Oasis Body Mist 100ml(stashed in work)
    Dove Roll On Deodorant x 2
    Arrid Deodorant 250mls
    Right Guard x 3( 1 stashed in work)

    Fake Tan, Bronzers, shimmers
    Pretty Polly Bronzed leg gloss
    Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs 75mls
    The Sanctuary self tan corrector wipe x 3
    Pretty Polly Leg Shimmer 150ml
    M & S self tan corrector wipes x 2
    St Tropez Bronzing Mist 240ml x 2 (1/2 full)
    Clinique Self Tan for the face 50mls

    Bodycare Minis
    Elle Macpherson Pulse Point 8ml x 2(1 stashed in work)
    Bic Soleil Shave Gel 75mls
    No7 Body Polish 50ml x 2
    No7 Body Lotion 50ml x 2
    Sure Women Biorhythm Anti-perspirant 35mls (spluttering)
    Vaseline Lip Therapy Pocket Size
    Davidoff Cool Water woman body lotion 50mls
    Davidoff Cool Water woman shower gel 50mls
    Prada Body Lotion 50mls
    Armani Diamonds Body Lotion 75mls

    Dental
    Listerine Mouthwash 500ml x 4 & 250mls
    Blanx Classic Toothpaste x 4
    Dental Sticks

    Hand & Nail
    Quickies Nail Polish Remover Pads
    Healthy Hoof cream 28g (1/2 full)
    Natural Nail Polish Remover 250ml
    S & G Hand Food 125ml x 2
    No7 P & P Hand Cream 25mls x 4
    Elle Macpherson Replenishing Hand Cream 50mls (stashed in work)
    Cath Kidson Hand cream and wash set 300mls
    L’Occitane Nail & Cuticle Cream 15ml
    Orly Smudge Fixer 22ml (1/2 used)
    Nails Inc/ Paris/South Molten St x 3 /Wimbledon final/Covent Garden/Floral Stx3/ Henley/ Tate/ Serpentine Party/Leicester sq/Albert bridge top coat x 3/Notting hill/St James/Victoria/ Jermyn St/ Hanover Sq / Charlotte St / Tudor Way/Manchester/ Electric Teal / a & e Protein Treatment 10ml
    17 Hot stuff/Nightshade/Silver
    Rimmel hot gossip (1/2)/purple rain/top coat/fuel/Serene
    Jessica /top coat (spluttering)/base coat
    No 7 Coconut Ice (1/2 used), Beanie
    M & S Wild Plum/Shocking Pink
    Kenneth Turner Nature Nurture hand lotion 50mls
    S & G Hand wash & Hand Food Duo

    Fragrance
    Lulu Guinness 100ml (3/4 empty)
    Issey Miyake 50ml
    Davidoff Echo 30mls
    Narciso Rodriguez for her 100mls (¾ full)
    Kenneth Cole Black 50ml
    Armani Code 50ml
    Prada 6 x10mls Purse Spray set
    Agent Provocateur 30mls
    Banana Republic Classic 100mls
    Jasper Conran Mistress 50mls/ Jasper Conran 30mls & 2x 7mls
    Mont Blanc Presence 30ml
    Rochas 30mls
    D & G Light Blue 50ml
    CK Truth Bamboo
    Fascinating Night By Ferragamo 50mls
    Fascinating By Ferragamo 50mls
    The One D & G Purse Spray
    Aromatics Elixir 100mls
    Gucci Guilty 75mls
    Armani Diamonds 30mls
    Davidoff Cool Water Woman 30mls
    Molton Brown Lijiang Freebie

    Face Skin Care Moisturisers/Serums
    No 7 Balanced Results Night Cream 50mls x 4
    Evolve Skin Action Cream
    No 7 P & P Beauty Serum 30mls x 2
    Clinique Turn Around 15ml
    Elemis SOS Emergency Cream 50mls
    No7 P & P Night cream 15ml mini x 3
    No7 P & P Day cream 15ml mini x 3
    Clinique Pore Minimiser 30ml
    Garnier freebie 14 day trial
    Clinique City Block 40mls
    No7 Balanced Results Day Cream 50mls x 2

    Eye Cream
    EA Skin Simple Eye Cream 15ml
    No 7 P & P eye cream 15ml & 7mls x 2
    Clinique Repairwear Eye Cream 5ml
    Olay Aqua physics eye cream 15ml
    Olay Eye Cream with Touch of Concealer x 2

    Facial Scrubs /Face Mask
    Molton Brown Snowclay Mask 75ml
    No7 Exfoliator 15ml
    Clinique 7 day scrub cream 50ml
    Bliss Sleeping Peel Mask
    Ultimaii eye Mask (1/2 full)
    Elemis Skin Buff
    Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

    Cleanser /Toner/Make Up Remover/Facial Wipes
    L’Oreal Eye Make Up Remover x 3
    Clinique Liquid Soap 200mls
    Clinique Clarifying Lotion 400mls & 500mls
    Nivea Essentials Face Wipes x 4
    No7 Beauty Wipes x 4
    Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser
    Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner
    Clinique Take the day off 30mls & 125mls
    Garnier Eye Make Up remover
    No 7 Radiance Boasting Hot cloth Cleanser
    No 7 Cleanse and Care eye make up remover

    Spot Treatments/Lip Balms/Brow Gel
    Tweezerman Brow gel
    Clinique Spot Treatment Gel freebie
    Clarins Blemish Control 15ml
    Chap Stick x 2
    Model Co Brow & Lash Growth Serum

    Make Up Primers, Correctors, Foundations, Concealers, Highlighters & Powders
    Clinique Ivory Super Balanced Foundation
    Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer HG
    Prescriptives Flawless Skin Concealer (spluttering)
    Model Co Luminosity Highlighting Serum
    Clinique Superpowder Matt Ivory x 2 (both spluttering)
    Clinique Superfit Neutral Foundation x 2 (1 is ½ full)
    Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer Porcelain
    Clinique Stay Matt Pressed Powder Stay Buff
    Clinique Almost Make Up Powder Neutral Fair
    Clinique Gentle Light Powder
    Clinique Almost Make up parfait Neutral Fair

    Blushers & Bronzers
    Clinique Mocha pink blush
    Clarins Bronzer Duo
    Clinique Bronzer
    Mac Bronzer

    Lipstick/Lip Gloss
    Channel Lotus Rouge
    Clinique rose Aglow x 3,
    Clarins Nude
    Channel Bubble Plum Gloss
    Clinique Very Berry
    Clinique Blushing Nude
    Clinique Shy x 3
    Clinique Black Honey
    Clinique Lip Quad extreme pink/wow violet/creamy pink/pink spice
    Clarins #4
    Clinique Glosswear for lips duo Lunar Ice/Cosmic Pink, Berry Flirt/Angel Pink, whisper/Roar, ????
    Clinique Glosswear for lips Sunshine, Crystal, Kiss fly, Glamourful
    No 7 High Shine Lip Gloss Smile
    Too Faced Lip Injection
    Models Own Lipstick
    Natural Collection Caramel
    Soap & Glory Red My Lips

    Eyeshadows
    Clinique Sweet Nothing, Blackberry frost, mystic/whisper
    Pout Pallet
    Lancôme 9 shades pallet
    Hard Candy Pallet
    No 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Truffle
    Autograph Powder Eye Shadow Light
    NYX Smokey Eye pallet
    NYX Caribbean Collection

    Mascaras, Brow & Eyeliners
    Clinique cream shaper for the eyes Egyptian x 3, duo sable/mink, Quickliner really black
    L’Oreal brow pencil (1/2 used)
    No7 brow pencil x 2 & Eye liner brown
    Too Faced Liquid Eye Liner Black
    Clinique High Impact x 2 full size
    Too Faced Mascara
    Maybelline Mascara
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017
    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items :j
    2018 3060 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
  • SuiDreamsSuiDreams
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    Thank you

    I'm in again this month, I am going to have a few ins this month, my first amarya beauty box, my Estee Lauder BB Cream sample (hope it comes soon) and of course my new Estee Lauder foundation ( hopefully on sat), but not buying anything else honest. For this challenge I'm not counting full sized deodorants, toothpaste, or soap as I don't stockpile these.
  • I'm in :D

    Not perfect in February but a huge improvement on January!

    I'm currently obsessing over Urban Decay Pallette on buyapowa, please talk me down someone......................
  • I'm back in again form March. Thanks Itzybitzy for starting this month's thread.

    I didn't do so well in February and went a bit mad buying nail polish (as if I didn't have enough already!) so hoping to do a bit better this month,

    happy pampering, xo
  • VALMVALM
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    I'm in again - Mar will be a tough month for me - Bare Minerals, L'Occitane and New CId tsvs so I will have lots of temptation! Am making really good inroads into my older items in THE STASH and think I should manage to UU at least 15 items in Mar having done a quick count up. Let's give it a go anyway!

    Thanks for starting us off Itzybitzy - here's to a good month everyone (and can't wait for my Amarya beauty box).

    BTW - did manage to resist the LIB box - nice but not bowled over. Will continue quest for Percy & Reed shampoo and conditioner Glamour mags instead!

    I'm back in for March now.

    Thankfully, I really like Laura Geller and Smashbox too much to want to look at Bare Minerals or CID. L'Occitane could be a problem if the kit contains liquid soap or hand cream. Will try and eat my credit card before then I think especially as I have caved today and bought the LG TSV.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

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