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No buying unnecessary toiletries in January 2014

edited 1 January 2014 at 11:20AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 1 January 2014 at 11:20AM 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 KT2802for 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 Trudij, Tokkiandoliver, seasideDreamer or luvlycake your email address and they can add you to the group.

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 extravagantly 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,Body Shop, 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 will always be another deal!*

*Honest!

Good luck all for January and indeed next 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 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 don't be scared !!) oh - and did we mention that 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 InaPickle 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
2.Bronnie - graduated with honours March 2011
3. lostinrates - graduated with honours around June 2010
4. Ruby_Eskimo - graduated with honours Jun 2012
5. Seaside dreamer -graduated with honours Oct 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 (just click on the date to take you straight to it):


January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
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  • maddiemaymaddiemay Forumite
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    dolly, you are a star, thank your for starting a new thread for the new month and the new year.


    Please count me in again, I expect to be plodding along all year...


    Happy New Year everyone. xx
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  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
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    Sorry about the spelling mistake in the title, does anyone know if I can change it?
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  • edited 31 December 2013 at 7:12PM
    ParisianParisian Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2013 at 7:12PM
    Thank you dolly84 for starting us off for 2014! Just dropping in to wish everyone a lovely evening & a very happy new year!

    Just caught up on the December thread - some lovely INs all around.

    VALM - you have some lovely bits for 2014. PCMC can be so expensive, the QVC deal looks great - will have to tell my aunty about it as she often just buys it straight from the counter and not as part of any set.

    rogueylawyer - try bobbi brown corrector to neutralise the blue, then top with a regular concealor (collection lasting perfection shade 1 or bobbi brown creamy concealor has great coverage and some very light shades for a high end option), and then an illuminating concealor pen for a brightening effect (eg. ysl touche eclat).
    Garnier BB Cream Eye (the tube rollerball one not long rollerball one) in light is also AMAZING - I almost forgot to write about this one as I consider it more on the skincare side and pop it on straight after my eyecream whether I am wearing make up that day or not - it really really makes me look a MILLION times better in the eye area, and less like a member of the adams family.

    A couple of UU to report:
    1. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse - WMBA the consistency was nice - I think mine lost some scent from having it for 18 months but I have a new sample to use so I will see if I like that
    2. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR - WNBA, the sparkles were a bit much

    INs, some late Xmas presents from a family dinner at the weekend:
    1. Clarins Moisture Must Haves Set - Hydraquench Normal to Dry 50ml cream, Hydraquench Serum 15ml, Hydraquench Masque 15ml
    2. Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream 120ml
    3. Antipodes Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream 75ml
    4. Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask 75ml

    & Finally, I have decided to take on a one year challenge for 2014:
    I will not buy any toiletries in 2014 as I probably have enough to last me for about a year
    If I run out of a specific type of product (eg. shower gel), I will report here and obviously will purchase what is needed - one product at a time, no more
    There are certain products I can predict I will need to replace eg. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic - I will report here before repurchasing and may trial a time without it first and UU some other bits if possible
    Instead of INs I will discuss any difficulties I am having with this challenge!
    I will avoid the beauty aisles as they can be so tempting
    I am also going through make up over the next few weeks and getting rid of stuff that I no longer want to use - I will buy make up if I need it eg. foundation - I don't really hoard this so it is out of the challenge

    I will post an updated stash list in the new year as my baseline. At the end of the year I will repost it along side my end of year stash list.

    I will be so happy if I can see this through and use up my stash! Previously, I have tried to do this in an open ended way - doing it for a year seems much more manageable. Now, someone tell me to break a leg!

    Also, anyone is welcome to join me Xxx
  • maddiemaymaddiemay Forumite
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    Parisian that is some gauntlet that you have thrown down! Gosh, I am not sure if I am strong enough LOL, but like you I probably have enough "stocks" to do it all year excepting toothpaste, shampoo, deo and toner.


    I am going to be chicken and only pledge for January at present.
    I am excluding make up and nail polish though.
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  • edited 22 January 2014 at 6:26AM
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    edited 22 January 2014 at 6:26AM
    Thanks Dolly84!

    I'm in again! Here's my updated stash list.....

    I will be adding more December sales INs when they arrive but I'm not declaring them as INs in January as I want only OUTs!

    I have a Katy Perry perfume to come from Boots and several Nails inc polishes and that's it ;)

    Bath/Shower Gels/Soap
    Baylis & Harding Rose & Raspberry Body Wash 300ml
    Baylis & Harding Rose & Raspberry Shower Gel 100ml
    Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Body Wash 500ml - IN
    Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Shower Crème 500ml - IN
    Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Shower Crème 750ml - UU
    Beauticology Chocolate Cupcake Shower Crème 500ml - IN
    Beauticology Spiced gingerbread cupcake shower gel 500ml - IN
    Betty & Walter Bath Salts 550g
    Boots Minnie Mouse Fizzer x 3 - IN
    Boots Rockstar Fizzer - IN
    Boots Royal Jelly Bath Crème 100ml - IN
    Boots Royal Jelly Body Wash 100ml - IN
    Boots Royal Jelly Body Wash 250ml - IN
    Champneys Distant Shores Bubble Heaven 50ml - IN
    Champneys Distant Shores Shower Mousse 45ml - IN
    Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 300ml - SOLD
    French Connection Body Wash 75ml - IN
    Giorgio Armani Si Shower gel 75ml
    L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil 35ml x 2 - Sold
    L'Occitane Bonne Mere Lavender Soap
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath Soap 50g
    L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Bath & Shower Gel 75ml x 2
    L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Soap 75g
    L'Occitane Green Tea Shower Gel 75ml
    L'Occitane Lavender Bath Pebble 50g x 2 - Sold
    L'Occitane Spring Cherry Shower Gel 75ml
    L'Occitane Universelle Shower Gel 75ml
    Laura Ashley Imperial Bloom Bath Salts 150g
    Molton Brown Fresh Bushukan Citrus Shower Gel 300ml
    Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Shower Gel 300ml
    Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Shower Gel 300ml
    Nivea Pearl & Beauty Shower Cream Oil 250ml - IN
    Philosophy Amazing Grace Shower Gel 30ml
    Philosophy Butter rum cake shower gel 480ml
    Philosophy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shower Gel 480ml - UU
    Philosophy Old fashioned eggnog shower gel 480ml
    Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet 480ml
    Philosophy Shortbread cookie shower gel 480ml
    Philosophy Spiced gingerbread cookie shower gel 480ml
    Philosophy Sweet Fluffy Cupcake Shower Gel 480ml
    Philosophy Vanilla cake mix shower gel 120ml
    Sanctuary Body Wash 250ml x 2
    Sanctuary Body Wash 75ml - IN
    The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel 250ml

    Body Butter/Lotion/Oil
    Baylis & Harding Rose & Raspberry Body Lotion 300ml
    Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Body Lotion 200ml - IN
    Beauticology Vanilla Frosting Body Lotion 200ml - IN
    Bio Oil Large Bottle 200ml x 2
    Boots Royal Jelly Body Lotion 100ml - IN
    Boots Royal Jelly Body Lotion 250ml - IN
    Champneys Distant Shores Body Butter 50ml - IN
    Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath 400ml
    Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 35ml - Sold
    French Connection Body Butter 50ml - IN
    Giorgio Armani Si Body Lotion 75ml
    Johnson's Baby Oil - Aloe 300ml
    Kylie Minogue Darling Body Lotion 150ml - IN
    L'Occitane Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel 75ml
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Body Lotion 50ml
    Molton Brown Celestial Maracuja Body Souffle 200ml
    Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream 200ml - IN
    Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream 300ml
    Philosophy Cranberry medley body lotion 60ml
    Sanctuary Body Butter 300ml x 2
    Sanctuary Body Lotion 75ml - IN
    The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil
    The Body Shop Beautifying Oil 100ml - Shea
    The Body Shop Strawberry Beautifying Oil 100ml

    Body Scrub
    Along Came Betty One Pot of Polish 300ml
    Calcot Manor Gentle Salt Scrub 350ml
    Champneys Distant Shores Body Scrub 50g - IN
    French Connection Body Polish 50ml - IN
    Philosophy Candied pecan hot salt body scrub 180ml
    Rituals Fortune Scrub 150ml
    Sanctuary Body Scrub 200ml x 2
    Yves Rocher Botanical Scrub 150ml

    Cleanser/Make-Up Wipes/Toner
    Botanics Cleansing Toner 250ml
    Dior Instant Cleansing Oil 200ml
    Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel 125ml
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 3ml
    Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 150ml
    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Purifying Toner 200ml
    L'Occitane Brightening Cleansing Foam 50ml x 3 - SOLD
    L'Occitane Brightening Water 50ml x 2
    L'Occitane Immortelle Face Water 30ml x 2
    Lancôme Galatee Confort Cleansing Milk 200ml
    Lancôme Softening Cleansing Fluid 50ml
    Lancome Softening Cleansing Fluid 50ml
    Lancome Softening Hydrating Toner 50ml
    Lancôme Tonique Douceur Softening Hydrating Toner 50ml
    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 30ml x 2
    Olay Daily Facials Cloths x 30 - UU
    Olay Daily Facials Express (20) x 2
    Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser 30ml
    REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk 10ml x 2
    Sanctuary Facial Cleansing Oil 150ml
    Yves Rocher Camomile Cleansing Wipes (20)

    Conditioner/Deep Conditioner/Shampoo
    Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo 7ml
    Bumble & Bumble Gentle Conditioner 7ml
    Bumble & Bumble Surf Shampoo 7ml
    Bumble & Bumble Surf Conditioner 7ml
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner 400ml
    L'Oreal Everpure Nourishing/Flowing Conditioner 250ml
    L'Oreal Fibrology Thickening Shampoo 250ml - NBI
    L'Oreal Fibrology Thickening Conditioner 250ml - NBI
    L'Oreal Fibrology Thickening Booster 30ml - NBI
    Ojon Damage Reverse Thickening Conditioner 250ml
    Ojon Damage Reverse Thickening Shampoo 250ml
    Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner 370ml
    Toni & Guy Brunette Conditioner 250ml x 2 - IN
    Toni & Guy Brunette Shampoo 250ml - IN

    Day/Night Cream
    Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream 20ml
    Bliss Triple Oxygen +C Energising Cream – 50ml - Sold
    Bliss Triple Oxygen +C Energising Cream – 50ml x 2
    Elemis Maximum Moisture Day Cream 20ml - Sold
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml x 2 - SOLD
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml - UU
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml x 2
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml - Sold
    L'Occitane Divine Cream 1ml
    L'Occitane Divine Cream 3ml x 2
    L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream 15ml
    L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream 1.5ml
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Day Cream SPF15 15ml
    Lancome Multi-Lift Night Cream 15ml
    Olay SPF30 day lotion 75ml
    Philosophy Hope in a Jar moisturiser 12ml
    REN Evercalm Day Cream 10ml x 2
    The Body Shop Vitamin C moisturiser SPF 30 50ml

    Dry Shampoo/Styling Products
    Aussie Hairspray 250ml
    Aussie Shine Serum 75ml - Definitely had gone off - TA
    Batiste Dry Shampoo - Floral & Flirty Blush 200ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo - Tropical 200ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo mini 50ml
    Clynol Aloe Sensitive Scalp Serum 7ml x 7
    John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum 50ml
    L'Oreal Hairspray 200ml
    Ojon Rare Blend Protecting Treatment 175ml x 2
    Toni & Guy Glamour Hold Hairspray 75ml - IN
    Toni & Guy Rough Texturiser 200ml
    Toni & Guy Wave Memoriser 100ml
    Umberto Giannini Hairspray 30ml
    Weleda Rosemary hair lotion 100ml
    Wella Silvikrin hairspray 75ml x 2

    Eye Cleanser/Cream
    Bliss Triple Oxygen Eye Pad – 1 Pad x 3
    Elizabeth Arden All Gone Make Up Remover 50ml
    Elizabeth Arden Ceremide plump perfect eye moisture crème 15ml
    Johnson's Eye Make-Up Removal Pads (30)
    Lancome Instant Eye Cleanser 125ml
    Lancôme Instant Eye Cleanser 125ml
    Organic Ocean Eye Lifting Serum 30ml
    Philosophy Eye hope multitasking eye cream 2ml
    REN Active 7 Eye Gel 3ml x 2
    Rituals Mild Eye Make-Up Remover 125ml - TA
    The Body Shop Elderflower eye gel 15ml

    Face Mask/Scrub/Serum/Wash
    Avon Clearskin Black Mineral Mask 75ml
    Biotherm Blue Therapy Night Serum 10ml
    Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Face Mask – 100ml - SOLD
    Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Face Mask – 100ml x 2
    Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules 14 capsules - Sold
    Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules x 60 x 2
    Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask 15ml x 2 - Sold
    Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator 50ml - SOLD
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment - Neck and Bust 15ml - Sold
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum 10ml - SOLD
    Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash 50ml
    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide gold ultra restorative capsules x 60
    L'Occitane Brightening Instant Exfoliator 5ml x 2
    L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield 1ml
    L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Essence 7ml
    Lancôme Dreamtone Fair 01 - 5ml - UU
    Lancome Dreamtone - Fair 01 40ml
    Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum 7ml
    No 7 Beautiful skin hydration mask 100ml
    No 7 Beautiful skin Purifying exfoliator 75ml
    Philosophy The microdelivery daily exfoliating wash 6ml
    Simple Foaming face wash 150ml x 2
    The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Gel 2ml

    Hands/Feet
    L'Occitane Rose Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Brightening Hand Cream SPF 15 15ml x 3
    L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream 10ml x 2
    L'Occitane Shea Foot Cream 10ml x 2
    L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream 10ml x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream 75ml
    Sanctuary Hand cream 30ml
    Sanctuary Hand Cream 30ml x 2

    Fragrance
    Chanel No. 5 Body Lotion 200ml
    Chanel No. 5 Parfum 7.5ml refill
    Chanel No. 5 Sensual Elixir 50ml - UU
    Chanel No. 5 Sheer Moisture Mist 100ml
    Davidoff Cool water woman 30ml - UU
    Davidoff Cool Water Wave EDT 100ml - IN
    Elemis Exotic Eau de Parfum 4ml - UU
    Elizabeth Arden Pretty EDP 100ml
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative Woman EDP 100ml
    French Connection Body Spray 75ml - IN
    Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum 50ml
    Katy Perry Meow EDP 50ml
    Katy Perry Purr EDP 50ml
    Kylie Minogue Music Box EDP 50ml
    Kylie Minogue Darling EDP 30ml - IN
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 30ml
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 4ml - UU
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 4ml
    Lancôme Tresor Midnight Rose 30ml
    Sanctuary Classic EDT 50ml - IN
    Yves Rocher Fresh Rose EDT 20ml
    Yves Rocher Lily of the Valley EDT 0.7ml - UU
    Yves Rocher Neroli EDT 0.7ml - UU
    Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple 30ml

    Toothpaste/Mouthwash
    Dentyl Mouthwash Smooth Mint 100ml
    Dentyl Mouthwash Smooth Mint 500ml x 3
    Dentyl Mouthwash Icy Fresh Mint 500ml - Enamel Care
    Oral B Sensitive toothpaste 75ml
    Oral B Toothpaste 15ml
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml

    Deodorant
    Dove Mini deo 35ml - Pomegranate/Lemon Verbena
    Fenjal Roll-on deo 50ml
    Nivea Mini deodorant 35ml - UU
    Nivea Mini deodorant 35ml
    Nivea Pearl & Beauty Roll-On Deodorant 50ml - IN
    Soft & Gentle Body responsive deodorant 150ml
    Soft & Gentle Body responsive deodorant 150ml x 2 - IN
    Soft & Gentle Extra fresh deodorant 150ml - UU
    Soft & Gentle Sensitive deodorant 150ml
    Soft & Gentle Sensitive deodorant 150ml x 2 - IN


    Miscellaneous
    Asda Aqueous Cream 500g
    Avene Cooling mist 150ml
    Banana Boat Aloe aftersun spray 235ml
    Biore Pore cleansing strips x 6
    Boots Hair removal cream 200ml
    Boots Max shave gel - Sensitive 200ml
    Boots Max shave gel - Sensitive 200ml x 2
    Boots Max shave gel - 200ml
    Boots Medicated Talc 100g
    Crest 3D Whitestrips x 56
    Dr Nick Lowe Spot Treatment Gel 15ml
    Elegant Touch Get 'em off nail polish remover 200ml - UU
    Femfresh Powder 200g
    Femfresh Wash 250ml
    L'Occitane Angelica Face Mist 75ml x 2
    L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss - 200 Ebony Black
    L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss - 316 Plum
    Nad's gel wax 170g
    No 7 Brush Cleaner (cleansing water) 200ml x 2
    Pretty Quik Nail polish remover pot 30ml - UU
    Sally Hansen Nail polish remover 200ml x 2
    Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL Foam - Black Velvet Crush
    The Body Shop Hand cleansing gel - Coconut 60ml x 3
    The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cleansing Gel
    Ultimo Usculpt Boobs+ 150ml
    Veet Spray on hair removal cream 150ml - blue x 2
    Yu Be Moisturising skin cream 70g

    MAKE-UP

    Brows/Eyeliner/Eyeshadow/Mascara
    Boots 17 Brow's That Brow Kit x 2 - IN
    Boots 17 Metallic eyes 24g Wild Green
    Boots 17 Metallic eyes 24g Wild Purple
    Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eyeshadows & Blush Palette
    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Mascara in Black
    Fearne Cotton Eye Crayon x 4
    George Faux Lash Mascara Intense Black
    Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara 2g
    Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara Plum - TA
    Lancôme Definicils 6.5ml Black
    Lancôme Eye Shadow Palette
    Lancome Hypnose Mascara 2ml
    Lancôme Hypnose Mascara 2ml Black
    MUA Fashionista Eyeshadow - Green Guild
    MUA Fashionista Eyeshadow - Icey
    MUA Fashionista Eyeshadow - Orchid
    MUA Fashionista Eyeshadow - Silver Lining
    MUA Trio Eyeshadow Passion
    No7 Eyeshadow Amethyst Shimmer
    No7 Eye shadow 1.9g Mink
    No7 Eyeshadow Muted Mauve
    No7 Extreme Length Mascara Black
    No7 Lash & Brow Perfector 7ml Clear x 4
    No7 Liquid eye shadow 4ml Iridescent Purple
    No7 Liquid eye shadow 4ml Pewter shine
    No7 Liquid eye shadow 4ml Pale green
    No7 Stay Perfect Shade & Define Pencil 1.4g in Black Shimmer
    Philosophy Divine long wear creamy eyeliner 0.55g Black
    Rimmel Brow pencil 1.4g Brown black x 2
    Tesco F&F Eye Crayon Emerald Ember - IN
    Tesco F&F Mascara 7ml Black Plum - IN
    Tesco F&F Metallic Eyeshadow 3g Oyster Shell - IN
    Umberto Gianinni Feline Eyes Eyeliner Pen - Blackest Black
    Umberto Gianinni Feline Eyes Eyeliner Pen - Night-sky Blue
    Umberto Gianinni Feline Eyes Eyeliner Pen - Velvet Blue
    Umberto Gianinni Feline Eyes Eyeliner Pen - Wood Brown
    YSL Babydoll False Lash Effect Mascara 5ml in Fetish Black

    Blush/Bronzer/Concealer/Foundation/Primer
    Bare Minerals Blush - Vivacious
    BareMinerals Mineral Veil 9g
    Bare Minerals Powder Foundation - W15 Light
    Bare Minerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer 30ml - UU
    Benefit The PoreFessional 22ml
    Colour Institute Shimmer Body Powder
    Elizabeth Arden Loose Shimmer Powder Nude Shimmer
    Kleenex Shine absorbing sheets x 2
    L'Oreal True match powder 9g Golden Beige x 1
    L'Oreal Face Powder Golden Ivory x 2
    Lancôme Blush Subtil
    Max Factor Miracle Touch 11.5g Natural 70
    Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Shade 220 x 2
    MUA Eye primer
    MUA Flawless Primer 35ml
    MUA Mattifying Primer 35ml
    No7 Airbrush Away Primer
    No7 BB Cream 40ml Fair
    No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation 30ml Cool Ivory
    No7 Dual Bronzer
    No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter 5.5g
    No7 Loose powder 24g Medium
    No7 Mosaic Bronzer
    Philosophy Divine Glow luminostiy powder 8.5g Medium
    Philosophy Divine creamy foundation spf25 14.2g Medium
    Revlon Photo ready eye primer 2.4ml
    The Body Shop Shimmer Palette Oh deer!
    YSL Touche Eclat Shade 1 x 2
    Yves Rocher Pure Light Foundation 1ml Beige 200

    Lipstick/Balm/Liner/Gloss
    Biotherm Lip Butter 13ml
    Burts Bees Peppermint lip balm
    Carmex Lip Balm - GA
    Chupa Chups Blackberry Lip Balm - GA
    Coca-Cola Cherry coke lip balm 4g x 5
    Dior Addict Lip Polish - Fresh Expert
    Dior Addict Lipstick 991 Perfecto
    Dior Diorific Lipstick 039 Lady
    Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lipgloss in Diamond
    Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lipgloss in Red Door
    Elizabeth Arden Eight hour skin protectant (glass pot)
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick Clear
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint Berry
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint Plum
    Lacura Lip Balm x 3
    MUA Fashionista Plumping Lip Glaze - Fashion Fuschia
    MUA Intense Lip Gloss Kiss and Tell
    MUA Lip Boom It's a situation
    Nivea Lip balm x 2
    No7 High Shine Lip Gloss Almost Red
    No7 Perfect lips pencil 4g Blush
    No7 Perfect lips pencil 4g Fire
    Philosophy Divine luxurious lip colour 3.4g Amazing Apricot
    Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 850 Rouge
    Swizzels Fizzers Lip Balm - GA
    Tesco F&F Lip Colour 2.5g Vixen - IN
    Tesco F&F Lip Colour 2.5g Wall Street - IN
    Tesco F&F Lip Crayon 2.4g Bronze Glitz - IN
    Tesco F&F Lip Crayon 2.4g Cha Cha Orange - IN
    Tesco F&F Lip Crayon 2.4g Dazzling Damson - IN
    Tesco F&F Lip Crayon 2.4g Tickled Pink - IN
    YSL Pure Colour Lipstick - Shade 1
    Yves Rocher Raspberry Lip Balm x 2 - GA

    Nail Polishes

    Lancôme Vernis in Love Nail Polish 6ml Madame Tulipe 179M
    Liz Earle Nail Polish 12ml Pure Poetry
    No7 Gel Shine Nail Polish 10ml in Galaxy
    W7 Nail Polish 15ml - Polar Bear

    Nails Inc
    Bling it on Emerald Glitter Pot
    Bling it on Glitterball Glitter Pot
    Corrector pen

    Full Size
    A & E treatment base coat
    Albert Bridge Topcoat
    Albert Bridge Top Coat
    Aspen
    Baker Street
    Belsize Park
    Bloomsbury Square
    Cadogan Gate
    Camden crackle top coat
    Carnaby street
    Chelsea square
    Cheyne Walk Mirror Metallic
    China town
    Clifford Street
    Connaught Square
    Devonshire row
    Duke of York Square
    Electric avenue
    Elm Park Road
    Fitzroy Square
    Floral Street polish
    Hackney crackle top coat
    Haymarket
    Holbein Place
    Hoxton crackle top coat
    Hyde Park base coat
    Kensington Caviar Gel effect Plumping top coat
    Lanesborough Place
    London Crystal Colour
    Lyall Street
    Maddox Street
    Maple street
    Matte Effect Top Coat
    Montpellier Square
    Neal Street
    New Burlington Place
    New Kings Road
    Park lane
    Piccadilly
    Primrose Park Mirror Metallic
    Princes Street
    Queen Victoria Street
    Raphael Street
    Richmond Terrace
    Royal Arcade
    Savile Row
    Seven dials
    Sloane Square
    Soho
    Spitalfields
    St James
    St James Park
    St John's wood
    Swiss Cottage
    Tate
    The Mall
    The West End
    Victoria polish
    Walton Street
    Wardour Mews
    Westbourne Grove
    Whitehall

    Minis
    Chelsea Embankment
    Hampstead Court
    Heath street
    Kings Road
    Old Street
    Regents Park
    Westminster Bridge Road

    TOTAL 509 ITEMS
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2020
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read - Groucho Marx
  • kadisonkadison Forumite
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    Wow Parisien! I am not buying before my hols in May, that's as far ahead as I can stand to look, well done and good luck to you!
    dolly84 wrote: »
    Sorry about the spelling mistake in the title, does anyone know if I can change it?

    I think if you just click edit, then go advanced you should be able to change it hun x
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2020
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read - Groucho Marx
  • Can I come back into the fold please? I was a regular for a while but haven't posted for ages. I've been good(ish) this year. Had a massive lapse last January at the Boots 75% off sale and still have most of it! Other than that I've not done too badly and will be buying very little, if anything, at the next Boots sale (honest!)


    I should be able to get through the whole year without buying shower gel/bubble bath/body lotion/scrub. I will need to buy shampoo/conditioner/deodorant and possibly some facial products but am trying to keep them to a minimum. I should be able to get through the whole year without buying make up - have shed loads of it and hardly ever wear any!


    I will try to do an inventory and post it at some point.
    3 stone down, 3 more to go
  • wondercolliewondercollie Forumite
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    I honestly plan on being good in '14. Well apart from the duty frees in airports.


    I have a terrible weakness for the palettes they sell. I have heard that the Euro duty frees have a Givenchy set.....


    OK, off to the naughty step. Because I know I will falter somewhere between here and Malaga on the 29th!
  • kadisonkadison Forumite
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    Happy new year all!
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2020
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read - Groucho Marx
  • Happy New Year lovelies!

    Count me in again, as my stash list proved (I might post tomorrow if I feel brave enough!) I have a large haul of "unnecessary toiletries"! Thanks very much for starting us off dolly84.
    MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)
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