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No buying unnecessary toiletries April 2014

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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SundaysgirlSundaysgirl Forumite
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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 Babafette 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 stashed 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 years!!) 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 signature as a reminder?

We have a "Swaps Group" on Facebook when you can swap good condition items with other like-minded addicts. PM your email address to Trudij, Tokkiandoliver, seasideDreamer or luvlycake 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 repurposed and 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 or a local women's refuge 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 March and indeed the coming months, and remember to keep your stash lists updated, keep popping in for inspiration and support and to report your UU's and IN's, especially any sales bargains - we want a nosy!

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 nosy??!!

Useful abbreviations and jargon!

WBA - Will 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 inspired by Erma Bombeck who said: 'If I had my life to live over again I would have burned the pink candle sculpted 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 to charity, as a present, or "just because" rather than binned or UU
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
PP - Project Pan: a list of specific items targeted to be used up

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 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 June 2012
5. Seaside dreamer -graduated with honours October 2012

Previous threads

In case you need to refer back to a previous stash list or product review, here are links to past challenge threads. 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
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)


  • edited 11 May 2014 at 6:41PM
    SundaysgirlSundaysgirl Forumite
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    edited 11 May 2014 at 6:41PM
    So I'm in AGAIN and showing no signs of graduating any time soon!

    Getting married next week and having an extended honeymoon so really hoping that this will help me a) to avoid buying anything and b) to get through lots of my toiletries!

    My PP list is:


    1. Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover Pads x 15

    2. TBS Rainforest Volume Shampoo 60ml

    3. TBS Rainforest Volume Conditioner 60ml

    4. S&G Puffy Eye Attack Gel 14ml
    5. Bomb Cosmetics Cupcake Bath Melt
    [STRIKE]6. No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser 200ml[/STRIKE]
    7. Mark Hill Holiday Hair shaping polish
    8. Elemis hand cream 20ml

    9. Bio-Oil 60ml

    10. Elemis frangipani monoi oil 35ml

    11. Soltan SPF 15 spray 75ml

    12. Soltan SPF 15 spray 75ml

    13. Soltan SPF 15 spray 75ml
    14. Bumble & Bumble conditioner 7ml
    15. Bumble & Bumble grooming creme 7ml
    16. Lee Stafford dry shampoo 50ml

    17. Sanctuary body butter 100ml

    18. Sanctuary body scrub 50ml

    19. Dove pro-age shower gel 500ml
    20. Sanctuary bath soak 75ml
    21. No7 facial wipes x 30
    22. Elemis PCMC 5ml
    23. L'Occitane divine extract 7ml

    24. L'Occitane divine cream 3ml

    25. Elemis papaya enzyme peel 15ml
    26. L'Occitane pivoine EDP 5ml
    27. Bulgari Omnia EDP

    28. Colgate Interdental toothpaste 15ml

    29. Garnier Ambre Solaire SPF 6 200ml

    30. Hawaiian Tropic aftersun body butter 200ml

    MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)
  • edited 29 April 2014 at 7:30PM
    ClutterfreeClutterfree Forumite
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    Photogenic Mortgage-free Glee!
    edited 29 April 2014 at 7:30PM
    Hello Ladies,

    Thanks Sundaysgirl for starting us off.

    Bought a few things in March and also miscalculated my numbers so only down 7 for the month.

    My stash...

    Challenge started 13/11/2013
    (items in red are "INs" after I started challenge. :o )


    Cleansers ([strike]11[/strike] NOW 12)
    Clinique Take The Day Off Balm 125ml
    [strike]Clinique Take Day Off balm 125ml[/strike]
    REN Ever Calm Gentle cleansing milk
    Balance Me cleanse & smooth balm
    Balance Me pure skin face wash
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm 200ml
    Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90ml x 2
    Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil 200ml

    Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm 100ml
    Alpha H Balancing Cleanser 200ml
    Bio2you Organic Facial Cleanser 100ml
    Garnier Micellar Water

    Sample/travel size cleansers ([strike]16[/strike] NOW 13)
    REN Rosa Centifolia cleansing gel x 2
    REN Evercalm gentle cleansing milk
    REN No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm 5ml
    REN Micro Polish Cleanser 5ml
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
    Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser
    Clarisonic nourishing care cleanser
    Clinique liquid mild facial soap
    Philosophy Purity x 2
    Collin Resultime Micellar Radiance Cleansing water 50ml
    Collin Resultime Micellar Radiance Cleansing Water 50ml

    Toners ([strike]8[/strike] NOW 8)
    Pixi Glow Tonic x 2
    Caudalie Beauty Elixir
    La Roche-Posay Serozinc 150ml
    Jurlique Rose Hydrating Mist
    Alpha H Liquid Gold
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml
    Alpha H Liquid Gold 200ml

    Moisturisers ([STRIKE]13[/STRIKE] NOW 11)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream 50ml x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream 50ml
    Steam Cream x 3
    Alpha H Rejuvenating cream
    Emma Hardie Rejuvenating night cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Jar
    Garnier BB cream
    Merumaya Youth Preservation Moisturiser SPF15 15ml

    Sample/travel size moisturisers ([strike]22[/strike] NOW 20)
    Balance Me moisture-rich face cream
    Balance Me balancing face moisturiser
    REN Vita-mineral day cream
    REN Hydra-calm Global Protection Day Cream 5ml
    REN T-zone Balancing Day Fluid 5ml
    REN Evercalm global protection day cream
    REN Frankincense revitalising night cream
    Caudalie Vinoperfect day perfecting cream x 3
    Garner Moisture Match protect & glow (sachet)
    Embryolisse nourishing moisturiser (sachet)
    Guinot Youth Renewing skin cream
    No 7 Lift & Luminate night cream x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect day cream
    Elemis SOS Emergency cream
    Emma Hardie firming treatment
    Elave Age Delay Night Treatment 5ml (sachet)
    Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint 1ml (sachet)

    Eye Creams ([strike]10[/strike] NOW 11)
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour Cream 15ml
    Garnier Roll-on anti-dark circles
    Simple Anti-wrinkle eye cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip firming cream
    Dead Sea Spa age response eye cream
    Avon Anew Rejuvenate 24 hour eye cream x 2
    Alpha H Age Delay Eye & Lip cream
    Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex 15ml

    Sample size eye creams ([strike]12[/strike] NOW 9)
    Clinique All About Eyes
    Balance Me wonder eye cream
    Emma Hardie firming eye serum x 2
    No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse x 2
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip cream x 3

    Serums, Treatments and Masks, etc ([STRIKE]20[/STRIKE] NOW 17)
    Balance Me Oil x 2
    Balance Me facial expression filler
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml
    Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron 30ml
    Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron 30ml
    REN Invisible Pores Detox mask
    Alpha H Liquid Gold smoothing & perfecting mask
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash 236ml
    Philosophy Microdelivery Peel crystals & activating gel
    Dead Sea Spa Age response wrinkle filler
    Dead Sea Spa Mud Mask
    Dead Sea Spa delicate boosting mask
    Clayspray Brightening 30ml

    Samples ([strike]17[/strike] NOW 16)
    REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask
    Vichy Idealia life serum (sachet)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect serum 5ml x 2
    Emma Hardie rosehip exfoliating seeds x 3
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Guinot Instant Radiance Moisturising mask
    Guinot Biological Peeling Radiance Gel
    Erno Laszlo Phormua 3-9 Repair Serum 2ml (sachet)
    Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Refining Face oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Anti-ageing Intensive Skin Treatment oil 3ml
    YSL Youth Serum

    Wipes ([strike]10[/strike] NOW 8)
    Boots Baby wipes x 3
    Johnsons Baby wipes x 4
    This Works In Transit No Trades cleansing pads 60 pads


    Body Lotions ([strike]35[/strike] NOW 25)
    SBC Collagen Gel x 2
    SBC Propolis Gel x 2
    SBC Aloe Vera & Cucumber Gel
    Lusardi Shimmer Lotion
    Jergens Naturals ultra hydrating
    212 Sexy
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace lotion 236.6ml x 2
    Philosophy Pure Grace body butter
    Philosophy Falling in Love shimmer lotion
    Kyusu Essence moisture mist RELIC!
    Dead Sea Spa silky smooth lotion
    M & S cotton collection body cream x 2
    Bio Oil x 2
    Find Sculpted Silhouette anti-cellulite treatment
    E45 lotion x 2 (6ml sachets)
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Exotic Retreat Body Cream 50ml
    [strike]FoM Contouring Body Serum 10ml[/strike]

    Body Scrubs ([STRIKE]8[/STRIKE] NOW 5)
    Molton Brown exfoliating oatmeal & milk cleanse bar x 2
    Dead Sea Spa Salt Brushing scrub
    Rituals Fortune Scrub Sweet Orange & Cedar 150ml
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Distant Shores Body Scrub 50g

    Hand Creams ([strike]7[/strike] NOW 4)
    Balance Me super moisturising hand cream
    No 7 Protect & Perfect hand cream
    [strike]Leighton Denny Best Defence hand & nail cream[/strike]
    Neal's Yard Citrus Hand lotion
    Champneys Spa Treatments Hand and Nail cream 40ml

    Shower Gels & Bath Oils([strike]18[/strike] NOW 23)
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Australian Body Care Tea Tree oil body wash
    Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower cream 240ml
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Inner Grace
    Philosophy You Are My Sunshine - lemonade
    Nivea Cashmere Moments
    [strike]Nivea Happy Time[/strike]
    Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry
    Anatomicals Rose
    Anatomicals Sud the lot of you
    Balance Me Rose Otto
    Palmolive Ayurituel Energy (sachet)
    Champneys Spa Treatments Citrus Blush shower gel 200ml
    Noble Isle Willow Song Lavenham Walk bath & shower gel 75ml
    BalmBalm Relax bath & shower oil 5ml
    Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Mind bath & shower oil 55ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Revive Evening bath & shower oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Equilibrium bath & shower oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe bath & shower oil 3ml
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Lavender & Peppermint bath & shower oil 3ml

    Perfumes ([strike]24[/strike] NOW 14)
    Wonderstruck Enchanted
    Suddenly Madame Glamour x 2
    212 Sexy
    So! Kiss Me
    Soap & Glory Mist You Madly body spray
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Pure Grace roller-ball
    Pecksniffs Classic Chypre
    Pecksniffs Chypre Green x 2
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative

    Perfume Samples ([strike]16[/strike] NOW 5)
    Angel x 2
    Narciso Rodriguez x 2
    [strike]Jo Malone Lotus Blossom & Water Lily[/strike]
    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    [strike]Anais Anais[/strike]
    [strike]Ralph Lauren Romance[/strike]

    Perfume Oil Dupes (3ml size) (9)
    Pomegranate Noir
    Ed Hardy
    Shalimar Women
    Vera Wang Woman
    Cinema Women
    Samsara Women
    Issey Miyake Women
    Hypnotic Poison
    Be Delicious Red


    Shampoo ([strike]9[/strike] NOW 7)
    Avon Argan Oil
    [strike]Avon Curly & Chic[/strike]
    Aveda hair detoxifier
    Aussie Miracle Moist x 2
    Philosophy Shear Spendor
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)
    L'Occitane Repairing Shampoo 75ml

    Conditioner ([strike]9[/strike] NOW 6)
    [strike]Dove Intensive Repair 200ml[/strike]
    Sachajuan Leave in conditioner
    Avon Quick Touch leave in conditioner x 2
    Philosophy Shear Spendor
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)
    L'Occitane Repairing Conditioner 75ml

    Hair Miscellaneous ([strike]38[/strike] NOW 32)
    Toni & Guy glamour hairspray
    Philip Kingsley One More Day dry shampoo
    Batiste Diva dry shampoo
    Avon Argan Oil hair mask
    Avon Argan Oil leave in treatment
    Avon Celloshine treatment
    Avon Mirror Shine spray
    Avon Curly & Chic defining cream
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan oil thermal shine spray
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan rep-hair Creme
    Silk Oil of Morocco Pure Argan Oil
    Tesco Pro Formula hairspray
    Organics hairspray
    Paul Mitchell thermal protection spray
    Paul Mitchell Fast Form Cream gel
    [strike]Percy & Reed bodifying cream[/strike]
    Percy & Reed hairspray
    VO5 Give Me Texture spray
    VO5 Hairspray
    Tresemme Volume & Lift mousse
    Pantene Ice Shine anti-frizz shine Creme
    Bed Head Hook- up mousse wax RELIC!
    Wella High Hair Style Builder RELIC!
    Wells High Hair pearl styler RELIC!
    John Frieda Frizz Ease 5 minute Manager
    Michael Di Cesare Clarifying Oat hair wash 6ml x 6(sachets)
    Percy & Reed Wonder Balm 75ml
    VO5 Pump it up dry shampoo


    Start stash: 307
    November: 292 (down 15)
    December: 286 (down 6)
    January: 280 (down 6)
    February: 269 (down 11)
    March: 262 (down 7)
    :heart: Ageing is a privilege not everyone gets.
  • edited 29 April 2014 at 7:46AM
    mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
    15.5K posts
    edited 29 April 2014 at 7:46AM
    thanks for the new April thread i'm in again

    first full count list done for a while End of Feb 2014 had 358
    now have 342 items

    Perfumes - 23 you have to admit my DH has very good taste in perfumes
    Thierry Mugler X2 8ml
    Thierry Mugler Angel 25ml
    Narciso Rodriguez for her X2
    Vivienne Westwood Boudior
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Lacoste pour femme
    Agent Provocateur X2
    Tresor in love
    Viktor&Rolf flowerbomb
    Jimmy Choo
    Doir poison
    Nina Ricci RicciRicci
    Vera Wang Lovestruck
    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely
    Jean Paul Gaultier classique
    Lush Gorrilla perfume karma
    lush solid perfume honey i shrunk the kids
    Ralph Lauren polo sport woman
    Charlie red
    Charlie Blue April PP item

    face care - [STRIKE]22[/STRIKE] 23
    skintherapy eye make up remover
    simple toner
    olay conditioning milk
    Aveeno cleansing lotion X2
    Anew ultimate age repair cream cleanser
    No7 skin spritz
    No7 total renewal exfoliator
    Guinot radiance mask
    skin doctor instant face lift
    skin doctor instant eye lift
    dead sea magik rich moisturiser
    dead sea magik super night cream
    dead sea magik gentle cleansing face wash
    dead sea magik mild exfoliant
    body ultimate skin care face & body polish
    body ultimate skin care collagen therapy gel
    [STRIKE]body ultimate skin care ultimate super hydrating formula [/STRIKE]April PP item
    Doctor organic Vitamin E oil pure complex
    [STRIKE]balance me moisture rich face cream[/STRIKE]
    balance me pure skin face wash
    Lacura Q10 renew day cream
    Lacura Q10 renew multi intensive serum
    Lacura CA restorative day cream
    Lacura renew serum

    Body butters - 10
    n-spa hot butter fudge body cream
    n-spa angel cake body cream
    Elle Macpherson nourishing honey butter
    sanctuary body butter X 2
    sanctuary mande lular
    adore body butter
    champneys moisture miracle body butter
    body shop chocomania body butter
    body shop dreams unlimited body butter

    scrubs - 5
    champneys citrus glow sugar scrub
    spa O2 revitalising body scrub
    sanctuary body scrub X [STRIKE]3[/STRIKE] 2
    bhs brazilian lime sugar cane and basil body scrub

    lotions and creams - [STRIKE]29[/STRIKE]27
    Doctor Organic vitamin E skin lotion
    dead sea magik silky smooth body lotion
    pure poison body lotion
    secret obsession body lotion
    jean paul gaultier classique body lotion
    tresor in love body lotion
    agent provocateur body glamour lotion
    B&H white mulberry & marshmallow body lotion
    B&H sweet mandarin & grapefruit body polish
    O2spa hand and body lotion
    sanctuary body lotion X2
    Lush dream team hand and body lotion X[STRIKE]2[/STRIKE] 1
    cowshed grumpy cow body lotion
    ArranAromatics shimmer gel
    [STRIKE]champneys citrus glow body lotion[/STRIKE]
    champneys ultra smooth body moisturiser
    Hypnose senses body lotion
    busy but beautiful body lotion
    busy but beautiful body polish
    Lush potion body lotion
    lush charity pot generous hand and body lotion
    Palmers cocoa butter cream for stretch marks
    B&H body polish
    B&H silky hand and body lotion
    Boots oriental floral mimosa body cream
    nivea soft X2
    boots royal jelly body lotion

    Oils - [STRIKE]9[/STRIKE] 10
    bodyshop sensual bath and massage oil
    bodyshop body oil spray mist
    source of purity massage iol
    sole to soul herbal oil
    botanics essential massage oil
    aromatherapy massage oil
    Avon SSS dry oil body spray X2
    Agent provocateur body massage oil
    weleda birch cellulite oil

    bath and shower - [STRIKE]28[/STRIKE] 25
    fenjal luxury shower oil X2
    radox moisture soak
    radox relax bath soak
    [STRIKE]radox unwind bath soak[/STRIKE]
    avon white lily bubble bath 1 litre
    avon romantic rose bubble bath 1 litre
    Angel perfume shower gel X2
    sanctuary body wash X3
    No7 cleansing body polish
    [STRIKE]SpaO2 bath & shower cream[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]B&H steam cream wash[/STRIKE]
    balance me super toning body wash
    [STRIKE]champneys pure relaxation aromatic bath essence[/STRIKE]
    champneys citrus glow shower gel
    champneys skin comforting soothing bath soak
    jean paul gaultier shower gel
    tresor in love shower gel
    hypnose senses shower gel
    [STRIKE]lush dreamwash shower soap[/STRIKE]
    bhs whitetea and gojiberry bath salts
    bhs olive sage and cocoa butter bath and shower gel
    spa bath petals
    [STRIKE]boots royal jelly creme bath[/STRIKE]
    boots royal jelly body wash
    flower pharm wild rose bath soak
    flower pharm lime blossom bath soak
    flower pharm orange flower bath soak

    feet -[STRIKE]13[/STRIKE] 11
    Elle Macpherson pedicure in a jar
    the rectory softening foot cream
    the rectory smoothing foot polish
    planet spa african shea butter foot and elbow cream
    body blitz revive foot scrub
    body blitz revive foot lotion
    champneys perfect pedicure foot butter
    sanctuary soothing foot lotion
    [STRIKE]school rough skin remover[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]scholl deep moisture cream[/STRIKE]
    scholl revitalising gel
    carnation anti blister stick
    carnation cracked heel cream

    Hands - [STRIKE]11[/STRIKE] 9
    l[STRIKE]ush smitten hand cream[/STRIKE]April PP item
    lush big hand serum block
    dead sea magik super hand cream
    [STRIKE]elle macpherson manicure in a jar[/STRIKE]
    champneys vitamiracle hand & nail cream X2
    champneys skin loving rose hand and body lotion
    sanctuary hand cream
    busy but beautiful hand lotion
    SpaO2 hand cream
    Anew ultimate Hand cream

    bath bombs - [STRIKE]9[/STRIKE] 8
    assorted lush or bomb cosmetics ones

    deodorant - [STRIKE]8[/STRIKE] 7
    nivea pearl & beauty - 3
    nivea double effects - [STRIKE]4[/STRIKE] 3
    impluse hint of musk

    hairspray and hair - 15
    shockwaves ultra strong hairspray
    silvikrin classic hairspray
    L'Oreal indestructable gel
    Wella shockwaves gel
    Vo5 heat protect spray
    Lee Stafford dry shampoo
    Carina hair culture deep cleaning shampoo 1lt
    Tresemme 2in1 shampoo conditioner 900ml
    james brown intensively glossy rescue treatment
    morrys conditioner
    lush shampoo bars X2
    phytologue phytoctrus soin hair mask
    paul mitchell colour protect locking spray
    catwalk frisky scrunching gel

    talc 3
    3 assorted

    sachets and samples -[STRIKE] 17[/STRIKE] 14
    [STRIKE]manuka doctor X 3[/STRIKE] April PP item
    advance7 X2
    clinique redness solution
    avonfrizz control
    piz buin tinted lotion
    decleor face oil
    lancome dark circle eye cream
    olay 30 second wrinkle filler
    olay total effects wake up wonder
    olay wrinkle relaxing complex
    olay 3 point serum
    Q10 revitalizing cream
    avon clear skin blemish treatment
    lancome lip treatment plumping balm

    soap - [STRIKE]28[/STRIKE] 27
    [STRIKE]cussons pure soothing hand wash[/STRIKE] April PP item
    carex liquid soap X2
    palmolive hygene plus liquid soap
    imperial leather chamomile care liquid soap
    SpaO2 liquid hand wash
    assorted bars X22

    random items - 4
    L'Oreal solar advanced sun protection
    L'Oreal nutri summer tone up
    Clarnis sun wrinkle control cream
    Veet wax strips

    Nail stuff - 25
    polishes assorted X18
    collection 2000 french white tips
    collection 2000 2in1 top coat
    nail attraction top coat
    nail attraction strenghtener
    avon exfoliating expert manicure gel
    boots holy grail nail and cuticle cream
    cutex nail polish remover

    skin and face - 96
    nivea tinted day cream
    maybellene dream matte mousse
    rimmel stay matte make up
    anovia BB cream
    rimmel double act foundation
    Elizabeth Arden let there be light compact
    No& intellegient colour foundation
    estee lauder lucidity
    benefit show off
    benefit sun beam highlighter
    ritz loose powder
    olay loose glitter powder
    candida beauty glow loose powder
    candida beauty glow powder compact
    blushers assorted X5
    eye pencils assorted X14
    lip pencils assorted X4
    body shop choc lip butter
    lip sticks assorted X38
    mascara assorted X4
    eyeshadows assorted X16

    i think that all of it.
    i havent bothered counting the toothpaste & mouth wash products as they are essentials
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
  • edited 24 April 2014 at 8:10AM
    mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
    15.5K posts
    edited 24 April 2014 at 8:10AM
    my PP list for April is

    Charlie perfume
    [STRIKE]body ultimate skin care ultimate super hydrating formula [/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]lush smitten hand cream[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]manuka doctor bee serum X 3[/STRIKE] assorted sachets
    [STRIKE]cussons pure soothing hand wash[/STRIKE]
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
    5.2K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Photogenic I've been Money Tipped!
    Thanks for the new thread sundaysgirl.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler

    Fashion on the Ration 12/66
  • rosemary54rosemary54 Forumite
    2.5K posts
    dolly84 wrote: »
    Thanks for the new thread sundaysgirl.
    and from me and good luck with the wedding :)
  • Thanks to Sundaysgirl for starting the thread, and hello to any new starters!

    In use / Gone! / Unopened / In this month

    Bath products
    Cupcake bath fizzers x 4
    Sanctuary Spa Relax Nourishing Bath Soak 200ml
    By Nature Rose Bath Salts 715g

    Shower products
    Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel 500ml
    The Body Shop Candied Ginger Shower Gel 250ml
    Lush Tramp shower gel 500g
    Sanctuary Spa Relax Enriching Body Wash 200ml
    The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream 250ml
    The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel 250ml
    The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel 250ml

    Body lotions
    Sanctuary Spa Relax Cocooning Body Butter 200ml
    Marks & Spencer Shea Body Butter 50ml
    Marks & Spencer Lime Body Butter 50ml
    Marks & Spencer Coconut Body Butter 50ml
    L'Occitane Rose Petals Ultra Rich Body Cream 100ml
    Balance Me Super Toning Body Oil 200ml
    Fearne Cotton Fearne Body Lotion 200ml

    Other body products
    Body Shop Hemp Lip Protector 4g
    Soap & Glory Hand Maid Hand Cleansing Gel 50ml
    Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm With Pomegranate Oil 4.25g
    Benefit Dr Feelgood Lipscription Buffing Lip Beads 17g
    Benefit Dr Feelgood Lipscription Silky Lip Balm 15g
    Burt's Bees Hand Salve 8.5g
    Soltan Once Face Moisturising Suncare Cream SPF 30 50ml
    Soltan Kids Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion SPF 30 200ml
    Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream 20g
    Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream 7g
    Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream 250ml
    Accessorize Strawberry Milk Lip Balm 4g
    Accessorize Banana Milk Lip Balm 4g
    Accessorize Chocolate Milk Lip Balm 4g
    Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 8.5g
    L'Occitane Rose Petals Lip Balm 15ml
    Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Wash 250ml
    Sure Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Everyday Fresh 45ml

    Hair products
    L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil 100ml
    Yuko Anti-Frizz Heat Activated Leave-In Conditioner 200ml
    VO5 Gloss Me Smoothly Conditioner 250ml
    Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Conditioner 300ml
    Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Soft Waves Intensive Mask 200ml
    Naked Care Neroli & Oatmeal Mild Shampoo 250ml
    Naked Care Neroli & Cotton Seed Gentle Conditioner 250ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo Oriental 200ml

    Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One EDP 30ml
    Prada Candy EDP 50ml
    Jean Paul Gaultier Classique The Sailor Girl In Love EDT 100ml

    Halo Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
    Superdrug Simply Pure Aqua Hydrating Serum 50ml
    Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream 14.5g
    Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion 200ml
    The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream 50ml
    Garnier Moisture Match Protect & Glow Light Hydrating Lotion SPF 20 50ml
    Simple Kind To Skin lluminating Radiance Cream sample

    Benefit Coralista blusher 3g
    Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream 50ml
    Bourjois Effet Smoky eyeliner in Intense Black
    2True Easy Glide Kohl Pencil in Black
    Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner
    Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes eye contour kit
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion 3.7ml
    MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
    Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate in 01
    Topshop Lips lipstick in Brighton Rock
    Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
    Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
    Benefit Lip Gloss in Fresh Squeezed 3ml
    Benefit Lip Gloss in I'm With The Band 3ml
    Benefit Lip Gloss in Almost Famous 3ml
    Benefit Lip Gloss in Zone Out 3ml
    Benefit Lip Gloss in Kiss You 3ml
    Benefit Lip Gloss in Friends In High Places 3ml
    Benefit The Porefessional primer 7.5ml
    Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25 PA+++ foundation in Cheers To Me Champagne 7ml
    Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in 02 1.5g
    Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover-Up in Me Vain? Champagne 4g
    Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hour eyeshadow in Immortal Charcoal
    Benefit They're Real! Mascara 4g
    Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips 20g
    Topshop Kohl eyeliner in Saddle
    Accessorize Merged Eyeshadow in Moon Dust
    Benefit Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Call My Buff
    Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Flawless Finish Foundation in Ivory
    Estee Lauder lip gloss in Pose Rose
    Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss in Mallow
    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer sample
    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 12ml
    Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer in Ivory
    Clinique All About Shadow Soft Shimmer in Pacific Coast
    Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation sample in 50 Natural
    Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion 3.7ml
    Benefit They're Real! Mascara 8.5g
    Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in 01 1.5g
    Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter 7.5ml
    Benefit Posie Tint lip & cheek stain 4ml
    Benefit High Beam highlighter 2.5ml
    Benefit Erase Paste concealer in Medium 3.2g
    Revlon Soft On The Eyes Loose Shadow palette in Whisper Sweet Neutrals
    Topshop Crayon eyeliner in Pewter
    Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder 3g
    Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder 3g
    Naughty But Nice! Raspberry Cream Lip Gloss
    Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner
    No7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define shadow/liner
    Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in Metallic Marble
    Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat foundation in BR20

    Nail polish
    Revlon Post Trauma Nail Treatment
    Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Colour in Annie
    Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Gemstone Overcoat
    Barry M Nail Paint Instant Nail Effects in Black Crackle
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Fairy Dust
    Essie Nail Lacquer in Tea & Crumpets
    Nails Inc Wimbledon
    Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
    Rimmel Lycra Pro Matte Finish Whitening Topcoat
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Mocha
    Barry M Nail Paint in Navy
    OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm Not Really A Waitress
    Nails Inc Vitamin E Oil Pen
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flying Dragon
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Ruby Pumps
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Skate Night
    Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Topcoat
    Nails Inc Kate Spade Soho Silver
    OPI Nail Lacquer in Pink Flamenco
    Revlon Nail Enamel in Facets of Fuschia
    Topshop Nails in Gypsy Night
    Topshop Nails in Blue Monday
    Topshop Nails in Airplane
    Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate
    OPI Nail Lacquer in Meet Me On The Star Ferry
    OPI Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy
    Mavala Nail Colour Cream in Lemon Cream
    Mavala Nail Colour Cream in Pistachio
    Mavala Nail Colour Cream in Daring Pink
    MAC Nail Lacquer in Hangin' Loose
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Frostbite
    China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey
    Barry M Nail Paint in Lemon Ice Cream
    Barry M Nail Paint in Vivid Purple
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Aztec
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Electric Blue
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Mermaid
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Rose Gold
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Sunny Days
    Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon
    Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Colour in Daisy
    MeMeMe Long Lasting Gloss in Spirited
    Models Own Nail Polish in True Blue

    Nails Inc Elizabeth Street
    Nails Inc Saville Row
    Revlon Nail Enamel in Revlon Red
    Topshop Nails in AWOL
    Models Own Nail Polish in Snow White
    Models Own Nail Polish in Pukka Purple
    Models Own Nail Polish in Bubblegum
    Models Own Nail Polish in Pink Punch
    Models Own Nail Polish in Toxic Apple
    Models Own Nail Polish in Luis Lemon
    Clinique A Different Nail Enamel in Black Honey
    Clinique A Different Nail Enamel in Strappy Sandals
    Clinique A Different Nail Enamel in Polished Amethyst
    Nails Inc Oxford
    Nails Inc Cambridge
    Topshop Nails in World's End
    Accessorize Nail Polish in Electric Blue
    Revlon Nail Enamel in Emerald City
    Essie All In One Base Coat 15ml
    Bourjois 1 Second Magic Nail Polish Remover 75ml

    Total 1st April 2014: 170 products

    I would like to have a net of five OUTs this month - hopefully this is doable as there's nothing I need other than hairspray and I have quite a few things spluttering.
    "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." - Tyrion Lannister
    Married my best friend 1st November 2014
    Loose = the opposite of tight (eg "These trousers feel a little loose")
    Lose = the opposite of find/gain (eg "I'm going to lose weight this year")
  • mcculloch29mcculloch29 Forumite
    5K posts
    Rampant Recycler
    Thanks for starting us off, Sundaysgirl, especially with such a busy time ahead!
    Will post my PP list for April when I've figured out what I've UU'd and what can replace them. Definitely less clutter around since the start of last month so it's all going in the right direction.

    The powered foot file to review has arrived, looks a lovely bit of kit and much easier to use than the old one, (which I gave to DD). Must remember to hide it from DS. I am so lucky, I don't think I have bought a beauty appliance in years.
    Straighteners, hot air brush, hot brush, curling tongs, foot file, face brush, epilator, hair dryers, shavers, laser hair removal devices... Goodness.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "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' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
  • sjprmc01sjprmc01 Forumite
    917 posts
    Hi ladies :wave:

    And thanks, sundaysgirl for the new thread.

    I completely lost track last month so am giving up on my annual count.

    I'm sure my list isn't updated correctly either but I won't worry about it too much!

    I'm gonna try to go cold turkey for the month so hopefully will only have outs! I've more than I need of everything I use and have no need to buy anything else!
    No more unnecessary toiletries Feb 2014 INS: 24 UU: 13. Mar 2014. INS: lost count, naughty step for me! UU: 8
  • edited 31 March 2014 at 4:17PM
    166million166million Forumite
    1.2K posts
    Debt-free and Proud!
    edited 31 March 2014 at 4:17PM
    I am really looking forward to cataloging all my stuff and joining in, but I am anticipating a small issue with a couple of items I have. They are big bottles of Jason Natural Cosmetics Sea Kelp shampoo and conditioner, which were bought for me years and years ago by a boyfriend. Unfortunately he died at a very young age and I have kept the bottles (half to three quarters used) because I don't want to throw them out, or use them. Should I just use them up and stop being a weirdo? Or is this a normal thing to do. Thinking about using them makes me feel a bit sad to be honest.
    What do you brainy and insightful ladies all think?

    ( I hope this isn't a downer for anyone!)
    **Debt Free as of 15:55 on Friday 23rd March 2012**And I am staying that way
    377 166million Sealed Pot Challenge 2018 :staradmin No. 90: Emergency fund £637
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