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No buying unnecessary toiletries in April - Challenge

edited 31 March 2012 at 9:48AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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hollylangman37hollylangman37 Forumite
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edited 31 March 2012 at 9:48AM 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 Itzybitzy 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 April 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:
March: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3823189
February:
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:)
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  • trudijtrudij Forumite
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    oooh oooh Im first!!!! :D

    Im in again for April, mostly due to my soap mountain still, and the shampoo that I have gained from a testing panel that I dont remember joining... am away for a bit this month though and have some splutterers, so should have some decent UUs before too long. Might even do myself a new stash list soon - Im all but graduated I think (would have done it months ago if it wasnt for the bloody soaps!!) but Im going to start on Reds stash next, you wont get rid of me too easily !!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup
  • trudijtrudij Forumite
    1.9K posts
    oh - and thankyou hollylangman for starting the new thread - welcome to all our lovely shiny newbies too !!! :D
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup
  • Adela31Adela31 Forumite
    393 posts
    Hello back in again! This month I want a zero!!1!!11

    No ins unless the easter bunny is very good to me =) I dont need anything, as I just bought a deo from tesco. Have fresh armpits will travel!
  • thank you for starting the new thread hollylangman!

    i'm def back again, aiming for just an IN of the Amarya box this month. hoping to make a real dent in the stash :)

    my stash list may be a few days late this month, I'm in the middle of moving and theres loads sitting at my parents house that is all now supposedly mine because my mums offloaded stuff onto me :(
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries!
  • edited 31 March 2012 at 11:53AM
    Becky_2Becky_2 Forumite
    1.1K posts
    edited 31 March 2012 at 11:53AM
    Thanks Hollylangman37 for starting the new thread. I am continuing with this challenge. In March I only bought Boots makeup remover since I had nearly run out.

    The only thing I am planning to buy this month over Easter is l'occitaine's facial moisturiser & serum since my Elemis moisturiser has nearly run out. Changing to l'occitaine will save me a bit of money. I have saved up for this purchase already so it feels great that I can pay for it upfront. Today I also had a brochure in the post to say that if I am spending £35 I will get a free shower oil.

    Good luck to you all with this challenge.
    No toiletries challenge, started 18/1/2010 - Putting £1 in my savings jar for every item that I use up. Pot 1 to 4 = £261. Pot 5=£23
    Boots points:£39.21. Extra money in 2012:£674.59. In 2013 £603.48. 2014: £85. 2015: £0 :j
  • edited 30 April 2012 at 8:41PM
    ItzybitzyItzybitzy Forumite
    949 posts
    edited 30 April 2012 at 8:41PM
    Anything i use up will be put to red!

    Bath

    Indulgent Cranberry Chocolate Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Indulgent Chocolate Waffle Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Indulgent Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Dead Sea Magik Bath Salts, 250g
    Bamford Botanic Geranium Bath Oil, 30ml
    Shower
    Neom Organic Body Wash Real Luxury, 50ml
    Arran Aromatics After The Rain Soap, 100g
    Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath and Shower, 50ml
    Loccitane Foaming Hair and Body Jelly, 35ml
    Sanex Shower Gel, 8ml
    Liz Earle Energising Body Scrub, 50ml
    Loccitane Mint Pine Rosemary Shower Gel, 75ml
    Burt's Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash, 29.5ml
    Nivea Creme Soft Shower Cream, 50ml
    Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Bath and Shower, 50ml
    Molton Brown Energising Seamoss Bath and Shower, 100ml
    Molton Brown Enlivening Toko-Yuzu Bath and Shower, 30ml
    Yardley Body Wash, English Lavender, 200ml
    Loccitane Plum Blossom Polishing Shower Gel, 75ml
    Superdrug Sweet Snuggles, Sweetheart Mini Soaps x 2
    Loccitane Rose Bonne Mere Soap, 125g
    Loccitane Milk Soap, 50g
    Body lotion/Butter/Gel
    This Works Face and Body Moisturiser, 30ml
    Garnier Hydralock Light Moisturising Milk, 250ml
    Loccitane Body Lotion, 50ml
    Korres Guava Body Butter, 50ml
    Nivea Light Touch Body Lotion, 30ml
    Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream, 30ml
    Bayliss and Harding Rose, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli Body Butter, 250ml
    Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion, 70g
    Loccitane Verbena Body Lotion, 30ml
    Yves Rocher Organic Vanilla Body Lotion, 50ml
    Nature's Extract Cocoa Butter and Almond Body Butter, 100ml
    Loccitane Rose Body Milk, 75ml
    Molton Brown Inspiring Wild-Indigo Body Lotion, 100ml
    Loccitane Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel, 250ml
    Other body products
    Decleor Aroma Sun Expert, 1ml x 2
    Dermal Aloe Collagen Essence Mask, 23g
    Sun Shots Sachet, 20ml x1
    Sexylook Facemask
    Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque, 20g
    Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Deep Cleansing Masque, 17g
    Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque, 20g
    Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off, 10ml
    Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac, 20g
    Aquafresh Ultimate and Whitening Toothpaste, 75ml
    Epaderm Cream, 25g
    Kleenex Facial Cloths x 30
    Bepanthen Nappy Cream, 3.5g
    Allura 200 Cotton Wool Balls x 1
    Aldi Dentitex 125 ml Fresh Mint Toothpaste
    Body Spray/Deo
    Dove Invisible Dry Deo
    Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray, 150ml
    Soap and Glory Mist You Madly, 250ml
    Triple Dry Deo
    Sure Deo, Linen
    Hands, Feet
    Superdrug Fragrant Florals Rose Hand Lotion
    L'occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream, 30ml
    Lavera, Handcreme, 20ml x 1
    Superdrug Fragrant Florals Lavender Hand Lotion
    Soap and Glory Heel Genius Amazing Foot Cream, 125ml

    Sasy and Savy Rose Lavender Hand and Nail Creme, 5ml
    Loccitane Shea Hand Cream, 20ml
    Loccitane Rose Hand Cream, 30ml
    Asda Face and Body Shimmer Cream, Gold, 16g
    Virgin Vie Cooling Foot Fizz
    Lip Gloss/Balm/Stick
    Blistex Lip Balm
    Rose and Co, Rose Petal Salve, 20g
    Joules Elderflower Fragrenced Lip Balm, 7.5g
    Topshop Magical Lip Tint, Crystal, 3.5g (my Jane Iredale is running out and this is a replacement for it, which is far cheaper and was bought on a gift card)
    YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick, Fauborg Peach, 4g
    Elf, Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Strawberry
    Avon Glazewear Sparkle, Shimmering Amythyst
    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, 04x 2
    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
    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
    Evolve Shampoo, 8ml
    Dove Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner, 50ml
    Palme Leanor Greyl Pre Conditioner, 25ml
    Toni and Guy Daily Style Conditioner, 75ml
    Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum, 25ml
    Richard Ward Energiser Styling Spray, 50ml
    John Masters Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo, 236ml
    Percy and Reed Finishing Polish, 100ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 200ml
    Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo, 50ml
    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
    Floris Sirena Sample, 2ml
    Jannat Memo Paris Perfume Sample
    Fandi Fendi, 4ml
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Beyonce Heat Rush
    Skincare
    Pure 25 Complete Cleansing Wipes
    MONU Night Renewal Complex, 5ml
    Skinlite Self-Heating Massage Cream, 6.2g x 1
    Dr Bragi Marine Exfoliant - Teeny tiny one use sachet
    Loccitane Cleansing Milk, 50ml
    Decleor Aroma Cleanse Cleansing Mousse, 15ml
    Bare Minerals Moisturiser, 1.5ml
    Bare Minerals Cleanser, 1.5ml
    YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum, 5ml
    RENU Radiant Skin Peel, 5ml
    Loccitane Divine Cream, 3ml
    Green People Eye Gel, 10ml
    Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint 2ml, x 3
    Jurlique Balancing Day Cream, 2ml

    Gatineau Anti Aging Gommage for Face, 15ml
    SCR Gold, Illuminating Mask, 5ml
    Decleor Aroma Cleanse Mousse, 15ml
    Erno Lazlo Velvet Night Cream Sachet

    Erno Lazlo Instant Eye Repair Sachet
    Emma Hardie Amazing Face Sculpting Serum, 10ml
    Erno Lazlo Morning Beauty Rescue Sachet
    SCR Gold Creme De Lite, 5ml
    Origins Perfect World White Tea Moisturiser- Little Tub
    Erno Lazlo Intensive Porcelain Veil Sachet
    Soap and Glory Off Your Face 25 Cleansing Cloths
    Erno Lazlo Refresh Moisture Infusion Sachet

    No7 Radiance Revealed Exfoliator, 15ml
    Melvita Rose Nectar Day Cream, 15ml
    Melvita Naturalift Youthful Skin Cream, 15ml

    Burt's Bees, Radiance Eye Cream, 1.5g
    Sopyhto Purifying Silken Cleanser, 15ml
    MONU Collagen Cream, 50g
    Caudalie Vinosource Thirst Quenching Serum, 10ml
    Origins Perfect World White Tea Moisturiser, 15ml
    MOA Green Balm, 15ml
    Loccitane Beauty Body Oil, 15ml
    Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream, 7g
    No 7 Cleanse and Care Eye Make Up Remover, 100ml
    Murad Renewing Cleansing Cream, 45ml
    Steamcream, 75g
    Murad Skin Perfecting Primer, 5ml
    Davine's Moisturising Balm, 75ml
    Simply Argan Oil, 50ml
    St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub, 30ml
    Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream, 12ml
    Avon Solutions Sensitive Botanicals Gentle Day Moisturiser
    Sophyto Restorative Toner, 100ml
    Essential Care Rose Moisturiser, 15ml
    Clearasil Perfectwash Kit
    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
    Essential Care Organic Avacado Replenishing Cream, 15ml
    Dr Nick Lowe Oli Control Day Cream, 20ml
    Figs and Rouge Sweet Geranium Balm, 8ml
    Figs and Rouge Balm Rambling Rose, 8ml
    Primark Sensitive Skin Wipes - x1
    Bio Oil 60 ml
    Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, 45ml
    Pushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Eve Lom Rescue Mask, 15ml
    Dr Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator, 15ml
    Eyeshadow
    Rimmel Summer Fever Blush
    Rimmel Glameyes Royal Violet Eyeshadow
    MUA Extreme Metallics, Celebrity, 5.9g
    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 Foundation Sample, Nutritious
    Bare Minerals Foundation Sample, Fairly Light
    Bare Minerals Foundation Light - Little Pot
    Estee Lauder Foundation Sample Ecru
    Avon Ideal Shade Light Make Up
    W7 Cover Stick Concealer with Tea Tree Medium Deep
    Calvin Klein Endless Light Concealer - Brown Sugar
    Mascara
    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
    Inika Eyeliner, Graphite, 1.2g
    Studio Make Up Line Styler Pen
    Avon Kajalstick Brick Bronze and Black
    Avon Colourtrend Kajal Stick. Black and Warm Brown
    Markwins Eyepencil - Black
    Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner, Black x2
    Nail Polish/Remover
    Deborah Lippmann Stripper to Go, Lavender Nail Varnish Remover Mitt
    Pink Tease Wild Nail Foils, x10
    Collection 2000 Nail Varnish, Bongo Beat, 8ml
    Collection 2000 Nail Varnish, All That Jazz, 8ml
    Smooth Nail Varnish Juicy, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Luscious Lavender, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Jade, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Indigo, 15ml
    Leighton Denny Nail Varnish, Sex Kitten, 12ml
    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, Save Me, 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 - Sparkly Black
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Silver
    Topshop Nail Varnish Top and Base, 8ml
    LCN Nail Polish, Free Spirit, 8ml
    Nails Inc, South Molton Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Jermyn Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Symartis Street, 4ml
    OPI Wocka Wocka, 3.75ml
    OPI, Designer De Better, 3.75ml
    OPI, Warm and Fozzie, 3.75ml
    OPI Excuse Moi?, 3.75ml
    Nail Rock, Designer Nail Wraps
    Sally Hansen Lacquer, Vibrant, 8.8ml
    Barry M, Navy, 10ml
    OPI Nail Envy, 15ml
    Nails Inc, Porchester Square, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Cadogan Square, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Portabello, 4ml
    Nails Inc,Jermyn Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Notting Hill Gate, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Westbourne Grove, 4ml
    Blush
    MeMeMe, Blush Me, Coral, 8g


    Total on 1st April 2012 153 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
  • Becky_2Becky_2 Forumite
    1.1K posts
    Can anyone recommend a gradual tan body moisturiser which only gives a hint of colour? My skin is fairly pale.

    Thanks
    No toiletries challenge, started 18/1/2010 - Putting £1 in my savings jar for every item that I use up. Pot 1 to 4 = £261. Pot 5=£23
    Boots points:£39.21. Extra money in 2012:£674.59. In 2013 £603.48. 2014: £85. 2015: £0 :j
  • Becky_2 wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a gradual tan body moisturiser which only gives a hint of colour? My skin is fairly pale.

    Thanks

    didn't johnson and johnson used to do one? i used one a few years back because i was ghostly pale and wanted a bit of colour and i remember whichever one i used was really good and not overly dark or fake looking.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries!
  • rosemary54rosemary54 Forumite
    2.5K posts
    oh yes count me in for April:)some ins today,tho they are march ones:rotfl:Ma griffe perfume( a smell from the past,so many years since I used it but suprisingly still like it(just as well as bought a big bottle!)a sachet of hair con(there were supposed to be two:()a nivea lippy(just what I need more lippy!!!)alos the little beauty box with a sample perfume,hand cream and 3 sachets of face stuff.

    just done the BBC sex I.D test(DH managed to lose his results!)came out as a strong silent type with a male brain:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:DH could not stop laughing sooooooooo wrong my overall score was 0(average women are 50% one way and men the 50% opposite way) so God knows what that makes me:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
  • I am in again for April :) can't believe March went so quickly. I am budgeting £10 for April although I don't really need anything immediately I might need a new face cream later this month.

    In March I managed to go from 209 products to 196 so very happy with progress but still a lot of work to do.
    VSP member #25
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