No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries in August!

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM 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 kiplingmonkey 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 Trudij 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!*


Good luck all for June 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!


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 () 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
4. Ruby_Eskimo - graduated with honours Jun 2012

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:
Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 862 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017


  • edited 31 August 2012 at 6:14PM
    ItzybitzyItzybitzy Forumite
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    edited 31 August 2012 at 6:14PM
    Thank you for starting the new thread :)

    Anything i use up will be put to red!


    Indulgent Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Bamford Botanic Geranium Bath Oil, 30ml
    Radox Stress Relief Bath Therapy, 500ml
    Loccitane Lavender Foaming Bath, 100ml
    Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Greenland Bulgarian Rose and Patchouli Body Scrub, 200ml
    Sanctuary Body Scrub, 50ml
    Punch Studio Lavender Soap
    Dove Cream Oil Body Wash, 250ml
    Boots Replenishing Shower Gel, 300ml
    Boots Softening Shower Gel, 300ml
    Boots Shower Cream,, 250ml
    Yardley London, Lavender Soap, 120g
    Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Bath and Shower Gel, 30ml
    Skin Therapy Body Wash, 70ml
    LDN Moisturising Shower Gel, 250ml
    Queen of Shaves Shaving Gel, 50ml
    Botanics Revealing Body Polish, 200ml
    The Body Shop, Love etc, Body Wash, 60ml
    The Body Shop Mango Soap, 100ml
    Lush Soap, Icey Blue
    Dove Shea Butter Beauty Bar ,100g x 2
    Eau Pure Soap, 200g
    Kneipp Classic Herbal Body Wash, 200ml
    Boots Mediterranean Mint Melon and Sugar Body Scrub, 400ml
    Yardley Peony Body Wash, 200ml
    Dr Hauschka Floral Body Wash, 5ml
    The Body Shop Hemp Moisturising Wash, 200ml
    Templespa La La Lagoon Bath and Shower Gel, 50ml
    Body lotion/Butter/Gel
    Skin Therapy Body Lotion, 70ml
    The Body Shop, Total Energy Enlivening Body Gel, 50ml
    Grace Cole Boutique Grapefruit Lime and Mint Body Cream, 240ml
    I love Chocolates and Oranges Body Butter, 100ml
    Nip and Fab Mango Smoothie Body Butter, 50ml
    Phytoceutical Revitalising Cream, 5ml
    Betty Hula Rum and Blackcurrant Body Cream, 120ml
    Skinfood Pineapple Repair Cream
    Eco Beauty Evolve Radiance Boost Smoothing Cream, 200ml
    Palmers Skin Success Eventone Moisturising Lotion, 250ml
    No7 Protect and Perfect Moisturising Body Serum, 200ml
    Body Shop Satsuma Puree Body Lotion. 250ml
    Body Shop, Jolly Orange Body Butter, 200ml
    Belle and Roquer, Mousse Tentation Chocolat, 200ml
    Jergens Naturals Skin Firming Body Moisturiser, 200ml
    Laidbare Moisturising Body Mlk, 200ml
    Neals Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, 45ml x 2
    Nivea Body DNAge Body Care, 150ml
    Avon Fresh Hydraton Body Lotion, 200ml
    Other body products
    Superdrug Cotton Wool Pads, x100
    NO7 Quick Thinking Wipes x 30
    Oral B 3d White Brilliance toothpaste, 15ml
    Boots Cotton Wool Balls x 100
    Olay Total Effects Stretching Cloth Mask x 1

    Nivea Sun Moisturising Aftersun Lotion, 200ml
    NIA 24 Sun Damage Prevention Sunscreen, 75ml
    Montagne Jeaunesse Cocoa and Orange Face Mask, 15g
    Montagne Jeaunesse Chocolate Masque, 20g
    Montagne Jeaunesse White Chocolate Masque, 17g
    Dentimint Fluoride Mouthwash, 600ml
    Lacura Cotton Wool Pads (100) x 2
    Boots Cotton Buds
    Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief 22ml x 4
    Epaderm Cream, 25g
    Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes x 25 - x 3
    Body Spray/Deo
    Triple Dry Deo
    Boots Pretty Body Spray
    Nivea Sensitive and Pure Deo
    Nivea Pearl Deo, 50ml
    Nivea Double Effect Deo, 50ml
    Hands, Feet
    Decleor Nail Strengthening Serum, 15ml
    Sweet Snuggles Chocolate Hand Lotion, 50ml
    Decleor Aroma Confort Hand Cream, 50ml
    Margaret Dabbs, Intensive Treatment Foot Oil, 100ml
    Nivea Pure and Natural Hand Cream, 100ml
    Lip Gloss/Balm/Stick
    Pushi Organic Anti Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Spoilt Rotten Mandarin Lip Butter, 10ml
    Lemon Muffin Lip Balm, 12g
    NYC Liquid Lip Shine, Pink Sand
    NYC Tinted Lip Balm, Sugar Angel
    Joules Elderflower Fragrenced Lip Balm, 7.5g
    Topshop Magical Lip Tint, Crystal, 3.5g
    Elf, Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Strawberry
    Avon Glazewear Sparkle, Shimmering Amythyst
    Hello Kitty Raspberry Ripple Lip Gloss, 7ml
    MUA Lipstick - Bright Red
    I Love Raspberry and Blackberry Lip Gloss, 15g
    Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss, Wanted
    Max Factor MaxWear Lipfinity Lipgloss, 710
    Revlon Lip Butter, Pink Truffle
    Lip Rocks Lip Gloss, Rose, 15ml
    Burberry Lipstick Rosewood, 0.8g, 04x 2
    John Masters Lip Calm, 4g
    Chanel Glossimer for Lips, 166, Amour
    Jelly Pong Pong Irish Cream Pavlova Lip Frosting, 15ml
    Terre d'OC Lipgloss, Abricot Negara
    Diego Dalla Palma Lipstick, Number 42
    Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain
    Avon Lip Gloss - Lilac
    Avon Lip Radience - Rose Foil
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Strawberry 2x
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Mango/Peach
    Pretty Smile Juicy Strawberry Lip Balm
    Carmex Lip Balm
    Glossybox Lipstick, Glossy Pink, 4g
    Lipcote, 7ml
    Snog Me Senseless Minty Tingling Lip Balm, 15ml
    Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream, Powder Puff 2, 5ml
    Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss, Pink Apricot
    Lancome juicy Wear Top Coat, 10ml
    Mischa Barton Luscious Lips, Pink Pop
    NYC Tinter Lip Balm, Sugar Angel, 9g
    Frost French Floozie Lemon Meringue Lip Balm, 3.6g
    Glossybox Lipstick, Glossy Pink, 4g
    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
    Mischa Barton Lip Gloss Pink Pop, 8g
    Stila Lip Glaze, Fantasy, 1.5ml
    Stila Lip Glaze, Spiced Maple
    Hair products
    Dove Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner, 50ml
    Pantene Time Renewal Shampoo, 30ml
    Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray, 25ml
    Ojon Hair Serum, 25ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 50ml
    Avon Naturals Almond Oil and Avocado Conditioner, 250ml
    Superdrug Coconut and Sweet Almond Shampoo, 300ml
    Paul Mitchell Liquid Curl Definer, 25ml
    Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Spray, 50ml
    ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, 100ml
    Vidal Sassoon Illuminating Shampoo, 250ml
    Vidal Sassoon Illuminating Conditioner, 250ml
    Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Shampoo, 400ml
    Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Shampoo, 400ml
    Percy and Reed Finishing Polish, 100ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 200ml
    Stila Hair Refresher Jade Blossom Dry Shampoo, 75g
    Clynol Colour Care Shampoo, 50ml
    Templespa Good Hair Day Shampoo, 50ml
    Superdrug Intensive Colour Conditoner, 50ml
    Wella Colour Saver Mousse, 50ml
    Avon Advanced Techniques Root Boosting Tonic, 150ml
    Stila Creme Bouquet Hair Refresher, 75g
    Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour Shampoo, 400ml
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Shampoo 400 ml
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner 400 ml
    Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume Sample, 1.2ml
    Stella McCartney Lily, Sample, 1.5ml
    Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume Sample, 1,2ml
    Fandi Fendi Perfume, 4ml
    Echt Kulnisch Wasser, Colonge, 3ml
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Erno Lazlo Velvet Night Cream, 2ml
    Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser, 2ml
    Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Lotion, 2ml

    Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, 3ml
    REN Jojoba Microbead Invigorating Facial Polish, 25ml
    The Body Shop, Tea Tree Oil, 1ml
    Dermalogica Multi Active Toner, 4ml
    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, 13g
    Santaverde Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel, 100ml
    Loreal Youth Code Super Serum, Samples x3
    Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm, 5ml
    Estee Lauder Perfectionist Firming Serum, 7ml
    Neutrogena Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser, 50ml
    MOA Green Balm, 15ml
    Darphin Ideal Resource Radiance Cream, 1.5ml
    Lavera Eyegel, 1ml x2
    REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask, 15ml
    Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque, Sample
    REN Vita-Mineral Day Cream, 5ml
    Anne Semonin Masque Gommage, 10g
    REN Hydra Calm Global Protection Day Cream, 5ml
    Collin Regenerating Collagen Gel, 15ml
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, Light, 1.5ml
    Santaverde Aloe Vera Hydro Repair Gel, 5ml
    Comfort Zone Recover Cream, 6ml
    Tropic Skin Revive Firming Nourshing Cream
    Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair, 4ml
    Sanctuary Peptide Transformation Serum, 3.5ml
    Garnier Ultralift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cream, 1.5ml
    Sanctuary Thermal Rose Clay Mask, 7ml
    Nivea Pure and Natural Regenerating Night Cream, 1.5ml x 2
    Lulu's Time Bomb Take Off Time Cleansing Cream, 125ml
    Avon Visual Perfection Tint Releasing Moisturiser, 50ml
    Jo Malone Ginseng Day Moisturising Cream, 7ml
    Clarins Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Lotion, 10ml
    Clarins One Step Facial Cleanser, 10ml
    Loreal Age Re Perfect Cream,50ml
    No7 Protect and Perfect Day Cream, 10ml
    The Beauty Parlour T Zone Oil Control Mattifying Moisturiser, 100ml
    Olay Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser with Sunless Tanner, 50ml
    Loreal Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, 125ml
    Vashaly Day Moisturiser, 50ml
    La Roche-Posay Daily Renewal Fluid for Oily Skin, 30ml
    Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, 5ml
    No7 Radiance Revealed Exfoliator, 15ml
    Comfort Zone Recover Complex, 4ml
    Pomegranate Active Night Plus Natural and Organic Treatment, 10ml
    Loreal Revitalift 10 Repair Day Cream, 50ml
    Benefit Porefessional, 22ml
    Murad Essential C Cleanser, 45ml
    REN Hydra Calm Day Cream, 15ml
    REN Active 7 Radient Eye Gel, 5ml
    MONU Calming Cream, 20ml
    Dermalogica Clean Start Smart Mouth Lip Shine, 3ml
    Dermalogica Clean Start Ready Set Scrub, 15ml
    DermalogicaClean Start Brighten Up SPF 15, 15ml
    Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, 50ml
    Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, 22ml
    YON KA Pamplemousse, Normal to oily skin, 50ml
    Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Anti-Wrinkle Tanning Cream, 20ml
    Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, 10ml
    Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Night Treatment Cream
    Boots Tea tree and Witch Hazel Night Treatment Gel, 75ml
    Avon Fresh Hydration Light Moisture Face Cream, 75ml
    Boots Essentials Cucumber Moisturising Cream, 100ml
    Simple Restoring Night Cream, 50ml
    Lavera Summer Glow Facial Moisturiser, 1ml
    No 7 Essential Moisture Day Fluid, 100ml
    The Body Shop, Warming Mineral Mask,, 100ml
    Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Splash Away Cleanser, 30ml
    Loreal De-maq expert Milk to toner, 2 in 1 Make Up Remover, 150ml
    Your Organics, Replenishing Day Face Cream, 50ml
    Your Organics Eye and Lip Lift, 15ml
    Avon Care 3 in 1, Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser, 200ml
    Olay Clarify Purifying Toner, 200ml
    Olay Clarify Renewing Scrub,150ml
    Benefit Watt's Up, 25g
    Monu Reviving Rosewood Mist, 100ml
    Clearasil Perfectwash Kit
    Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream, 50ml
    Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner, 200ml
    REN Omega 3, Night Repair Serum, 50ml
    DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, 30ml
    REN Photoactive Sun Veil, 3ml
    REN Mayblossom Balancing Cleansing Gel, 25ml
    REN Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream, 15ml
    REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum, 10ml
    REN Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream, 5ml
    REN Hydra Calm Cleansing Gel, 5ml
    Bio Oil 60 ml
    Pushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Elysambre Eyeglitter, White, 2g
    Inika Mineral Eyeshadow, Peach Fetish, 1.2g
    BM Beauty Eyeshadow, Dusty Road, 1g
    Collection 2000 Loose Glitter Wand
    Collection 2000 Dazzle Me, Mystery
    Collection 2000 Dazzle Me, Paradise
    NKDSKN Eyeshadow, Turquoise, 2g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, Shade 4, 2g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, Shade 7, 2g
    Front Cover Glitter Pigment, Moonshine
    Rimmel Stir It Up Eyeshadow, Wassup?, 4g
    Rimmel Stir It Up Eyeshadow, Sure, 4g
    Rimmel Stir It Up eyeshadow, No Way!, 4g
    Rimmel Body Glitter, 002, 1.2g
    MeMeMe Beautifully You Eyeshadow, Mermaid
    Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeshadow, Celestial Sapphire
    Rimmel Glameyes Royal Violet Eyeshadow
    MUA Extreme Metallics, Celebrity, 5.9g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Cream
    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
    Boots Duo Eyeshadow - Mocha Latte -
    Bourjois Noir Emeraude Eyeshadow
    Bourjois Bleu Myosotis Eyeshadow
    Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow, Beach Plum
    Clinique Eyeshadow Duo, Totally Neutral
    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
    Kryolan Sparkling Eye Dust, SP333
    Rimmel Colour Rush Eye Shadow, Walnut Pearls
    Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Triple Fusion Eye Shadow, Lily Bloom
    Avon True Colour, Smokey Eyes
    W7 Silky Smooth Quad Eye Shadow - Shades of Mauves
    Clarins Make Up Palette Mono Couleur
    17 Vodence Eye Shadow
    No7 Eye Shadow, Antique Rose
    Maybelline Dream Mousse Eyecolour, Eden Green,
    MeMeMe Eyeshadow Quad, Dream Eyes
    Make Up Pallate's
    Vera Valenti L'ombre a Paupiere Margarita - Eyeshadow Palette
    MUA Undressesd Eyeshadow Palette
    Next Face Complete Pallate
    Rimmel Pallate Sweet Seduction
    MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette
    Avon Eyeshadow Palette, Starlet
    Pixi Awakening Eye Beauty Kit
    Benefit Ooh La Lift, 7g
    Marks and Spencers 4 Eyeshadow Pallate
    Collection 2000, Smokey Eyes Pallate
    Smashbox Photo Finishing Luminizing Foundation Primer, 7.1ml
    Avon Ideal Shade Light Make Up
    Almay Translucent Matte, 7.9g
    Chit Chat Cheek Tint, 12ml
    Chit Chat Highlighter, 12ml
    Stila Tinted Moisturiser, Light, 50ml
    ELF Glow Bronzer, 9.9g
    NYC Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder, Bronze Mist
    !!!!!!!! Beauty Absolute Concealer for Eyes, 10ml
    Stila Smooth Skin Moisture Powder Foundation Refill, 15g, Shade C
    Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation Refill, 12g, Shade B
    Stila Tinted Moisturiser, Medium, 50ml
    YSL Teint Eclait Foundation Sample
    Vichy Dermablend Samples, 6g
    BM Beauty Mineral Summer Warmth Bronzer, 1g
    W7 Cover Stick Concealer with Tea Tree Medium Deep
    Calvin Klein Endless Light Concealer - Brown Sugar
    Collection 2000 Skyscraper Mascara, Black
    Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara, 2ml
    17 Peep Show Mascara, Black, 9ml
    Jemma Kidd I Glamour Volume Mascara
    Avon Beyond Colour Mascara Navy
    Avon Colour Trend Mascara - Black
    Maxfactor More Lashes Multiplying Mascara
    Lip Pencil/Liner
    Fearne Vamp Red Lip Pencil
    Elf Lip Liner, Natural Blush
    Stila Glitter Eye Liner, Green Gold, 3ml
    Accessorize Eyeliner, Glam Eyes
    Inika Eyeliner, Coco
    The Body Shop Sparkle Eye Liner, 3ml
    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
    Allura Nail Varnish Remover, 400ml
    Patons's Nail Varnish Remover, 150ml
    Elf Nail Varnish, Mint Cream, 6ml
    Elf Nail Varnish, Lilac, 6ml
    Elf Nail Varnish, Punk Purple, 6ml
    Missguided Nail Varnish, Misstify, 13ml
    Topshop Nail Varnish, Amethyst, 8ml
    Chit Chat Nail Polish, Violet, 12ml
    Chit Chat Nail Polish, Rio, 12ml
    Technic Nail Varnish, Carnival, 12ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish, Azure, 8ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish,Your Majesty,8ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish, Double Decker Red, 8ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Tate, 4ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Shoreditch, 4ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Porchester Square, 4ml
    Elite Nail Varnish, 8ml, Cuivre
    MUA Nail Varnish,6.2ml, Shade 12
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade 10
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade, 15
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade 3
    Nails Inc Nail Varnish, 10ml, Manchester
    Nails Inc Nail Varnish, 10ml, Hanover Square
    MUA Nail Polish Shade 18, 6.2ml
    Nails Inc, Nail Polish, Bluebell, 10ml
    Nails Inc, Porchester Square, 10ml x 2
    Andrea Fullerton Nail Varnish, Matthew, 5.5ml
    No7 Colour Lock Nail Enamel, Demure, 15ml
    Nails Inc Lotus Oil Slick Pen
    Elf Nail Polish, Sunset, 10g
    Collection 2000 Hot Looks Nail Polish, Bright Lights, 8ml
    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
    GOSH Nail Polish, Gasoline, 8ml
    Leighton Denny Nail Varnish, Sex Kitten, 12ml
    Beautyuk Shatter Polish, Black
    Andrea Fullerton Nail Polish, Eliza, 5.5ml
    Zoya Nail Polish 15ml (Carey)
    Models Own Nail Varnish, 14ml Aqua Violet
    Models Own Nail Varnish 14ml Disco Mix
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Be A Dahlia Won't You, 15ml
    OPI Nail Lacquer, Save Me, 15ml x 2
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Gold Shatter, 15ml
    Deborah Lippmann - Razzledazzle
    Alessandro Pro White Effect Polish, 10ml
    Broadway Nails imPRESS Press on Manicure
    Technic Carnival Nail Polish, 12ml
    Eye Candy London Lights Nail Polish, 12ml
    Elizabeth French Nail Polish - Mystery
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish- Metallic Green
    Topshop Nail Varnish Top and Base, 8ml
    LCN Nail Polish, Free Spirit, 8ml
    Nails Inc, South Molton Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Symartis Street, 4ml
    OPI, Designer De Better, 3.75ml
    OPI, Warm and Fozzie, 3.75ml
    OPI Excuse Moi?, 3.75ml
    Sally Hansen Lacquer, Vibrant, 8.8ml
    Barry M, Navy, 10ml
    OPI Nail Envy, 15ml
    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
    Ciate Paint Pot, Purple Sherbet, 13.5ml
    Rimmel Summer Fever Blush
    MeMeMe, Blush Me, Coral, 8g

    Total on 1st July 2012 313 products

    Goal for this month- Use everything up and ONLY buy when absolutly essential (aye right) :D
    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
  • Hello everyone!!
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries Challenge
    TOTAL UU's in 2012: 588
    Total UU's in 2013: 210
    INS for 2013 starting March: 8
  • SuiDreamsSuiDreams Forumite
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    Thanks for starting the new thread ruby eskimo. I'm definitely joining again last month didn't got too well due to all the offers, must try harder this month. I don't need anything this month, so no ins except Amarya box. I will post my targeted items list tomorrow.
  • wow where has July gone!

    back in again for this month (and many more to come!)

    thanks to ruby_eskimo for starting us off for August.

    happy pampering, xo
  • edited 31 July 2012 at 10:15PM
    paperheartpaperheart Forumite
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    edited 31 July 2012 at 10:15PM
    Good afternoon,

    I would like to get involved with this challenge please.

    I'm a newbie to the site and have been looking for something to help me get in to better financial habits.

    I like to think that I have become quite good at working myself out of debt (repeated practice!), but unfortunately, I am just as good at splurging my way back and it is now a habit that is getting rather tiring.

    I am recently married, and we have some aged and wedding debts to pay off. I would also like to get a deposit and emergency fund together to put us in a healthier financial position in order to purchase our first home. As my OH has recently taken voluntary redundancy to work on building up our own business, we have to be a lot more careful with our cash, so now seems like the perfect time to get my act together. I hope that this challenge will be the start of me approaching married life more responsibly when it comes to handling money. My beloved other half tends to be happy to follow my lead, so this is for both of us.

    At the moment, I have rather a large stock of toiletries that were purchased for the wedding and honeymoon or came as freebies with these items (I made sure I bought my HG clinique products whilst the bonus time offers were on). This coupled with quite a lot of gift toiletries and unused sun and body products given to me by my sister (a toiletry hoarder), when she moved recently, mean my bathroom and utility cupboard could really do with being cleared out.

    I usually keep an additional stock of essential toiletries in our utility cupboard - toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes - at least one of each, or a month's supply. However, after having a look through it yesterday, I think I am pushing what I can class as essential now.

    I work particularly well with reward systems, so I have decided to put aside a pound for each item I manage to use up that was received free or as a gift and the full cost of each item I use up that I am just overstocked on. This will then be the only pot of cash to repurchase my holy grail items and hopefully,when I have got my toiletries down to the capsule essentials, I will treat myself and my OH with whatever is left over.

    I'll post my hoard list this evening, when I have had a chance to go through my handbag (I managed to put together a list of what is in the bathroom and utility cupboard last night - quite a challenge!) . I will probably not include makeup as I don't use very much and am quite particular about what I do use, so my make up is, fortunately, limited to a neat 'essential HG make up'bag, a small cheap 'fun makeup' bag and one make up gift palette that I occasionally use for more dressy occasions. I'll have a look at it tonight and make a final decision though.

    If only I can get everything else in such order!!

    Just a quick question though, does anyone else's OH have a bit of a toiletries hoarding issue too? Once I've got my toiletry addiction under control I plan to work on his. Whilst listing my own stuff, I was so surprised at the amount of shower gel (many with a tiny bit left in the bottom), and travel size/miniature men's toiletries he has managed to accumulate - some very nice stuff too! I think I might help him work through some of it - the unisex scented products anyway.

    I figure if I can make a go of this, I'll make an attempt at some other challenges as the year progresses and I look forward to your recommendations.

    ph x
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries Challenge July 152/August 136 (£29.23 saved)
  • rosemary54rosemary54 Forumite
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    of course I am in for August,wanted to make it abstemious august but swap box and SSB due so not sure that will work:rotfl:did order before august so if I don't actually buy any more stuff i will be pleased:)
  • evilsquid1603evilsquid1603 Forumite
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    i'm back for august! thanks for starting the thread Ruby!

    this month will be bad. im hoping that because i'm taking minis away with me i'll use the majority up and so get a good start to offset the ins! :rotfl:
  • trudijtrudij Forumite
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    Thanks for starting the thread Ruby - Im still in, but (as the last god knows how long) still only cos i would miss everyone too much if I left !!

    Welcome paperheart - congratulations on the wedding and on having the lightbulb moment, hopefully doing this will sort all sorts of things out in a helpful fashion.

    in answer to your question, Im single but none of my most recent ex OHs have been big on toiletries - showergel and deodorant were about their limits !!!! My HORSES on the other hand... cant stop them buying ;) I have bottles and bottles of shampoos for them that we need to use up between them and the dog... I stockpiled tea tree shampoo when i saw it for 50p in a health shop, so there are many bottles knocking about..... :o

    Grape is doing well, the wound is shrinking really fast now we have finally got on top of the proud flesh (well for the moment we have anyway!) the bandage is coming off tomorrow and hopefully wont need to go back on, and we are planning a few days without a dressing but still stabled - and then if it is all good over the weekend we are going to turn her out on Monday or Tuesday next week... fingers crossed !! Red is amazingly HUGE - the amazing inflatable mare is back - she says hello to you all and promises an up to date photograph soon...
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup
  • I am in for August - thanks for getting us started ruby_eskimo. I will try to catch up on July thread and post OUTs but I am way behind due to being busy with work and DDs dance show which took over our lives a bit last week (but was fab - sooooooo proud).

    Anyhow, July OUTs outnumbered INs so that is good progress in the right direction. Not sure how my UUs will go this month as we are away in Aug. Will do better this month keeping up with the thread as it does motivate me to keep going with the UUs.

    Welcome paperheart - this is a great thread

    Hope you are all ok - hugs to you all - I have missed you and feel out of touch with INs, UUs and NPI gossip.....
  • maddiemaymaddiemay Forumite
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    Count me in for August too, thanks Ruby_eskimo for kicking the new thread into action.

    Need to formulate a plan for UU's, I have a lot of sample sizes to try, but found that I cannot change too many things at a time or I suffer itchy, red breakouts:eek:

    I have ordered the Alph-H liquid gold, got free p&p and a £10 discount on supersize, but this will not arrive for a few days so will add it to August, still need to buy handwash (squeeked through this month) and need something to give volume to my chin length bob when styling - any recommendations anyone? I have lots of fine to medium texture hair which won't take heavy products.
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
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