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No Buying Unnecessary ToiletriesDecember 2014

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
And here we go again for another month! As usual this initial post has been shamelessly copied from the many previous months. A big thank you to 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!
NBI - A non-bought item such as a present, gift with purchase or free sample
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!

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 June 2012
5. Seaside dreamer - graduated with honours October 2012
6. InaPickle - graduated with honours September 2014

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
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
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  • Well aren't I good, my brother called this morning to ask what I wanted from Neal's Yard for Cmas (he just found out he gets staff discount). I quickly answered before I was tempted, that I had far too much to get through still, and that maybe we should spend the money on an evening out instead. Whew, that was close!
    No buying unnecessary toiletries 2014. Epiphany on 4/4/14 - went into shop to buy 2 items, walked out with 17!


  • Please count me in for December.
    (I know I've been tempted recently so committing here may help my resolve.)
  • cw18cw18
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    I'm in - and hope to be starting tomorrow morning with my first UU for the month which would be encouraging ;)
    Cheryl
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    edited 30 November 2014 at 7:37PM
    Hiya
    PLEASE can I join you all again I was part of this challenge several years ago and was doing really well.:(
    Seems though that I have lapsed badly without knowing.
    Today I was looking for a particular shade of nail varnish and couldn't find it, the thought occurred to me that I HAD to go out and find the shade I wanted. I took a double take and saw the heap of bottles of polishes heaped on my bed. There were 257 of them( no kidding) so have spent the day listing the different makes and colours. I then went on to list the shower gels (17 super sizes) and the 39 tubes of hand cream. I am not an octopus!!!!!!
    I need to get a grip
    Things stuck in my airing cupboard for best are not going to do me any good or give me pleasure if I keep them as a stash. Not using them but keeping them for best, only to buy in multiples , my everyday replacements when they are on offer.
    It needs to stop:o
  • Thanks for starting a new thread maddiemay. I'm back again, as staying here helps me avoid temptation!
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    Thanks for starting a new thread maddiemay. I'm back again, as staying here helps me avoid temptation!

    Thank you Maddiemay.

    I don't know if I would be any better or worse than if I did not post. I never seem to resist things.:D
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    I'm in again. Not that you ladies are anything other than a bad influence on me :P

    May I request you fix the title though please? Many thanks.
    New to this money saving lark. Any tips greatly received.

    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018 - Not going well!!
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    Nivea – Essential Care Lip Balm
    Nivea – Hydro Care
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    A-Derma – Intense Repair Lip Balm
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    ~Unidentifiable lip balm~
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    No7 – Nourishing Nail and Cuticle Care
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    Botanics – Softening Cleanser '82% Organic'
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    Olay – Refreshing Face Wash
    Philosophy – 3 in one cleanser for face and eyes *
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    Olay – Complete Care Day UV Fluid
    No7 – Beautiful Skin Day Cream *
    No7 – Beautiful Skin Night Cream *
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    Benefit – Total Moisture Facial Cream *
    Botanics – 'All Bright' Hydrating Night Cream
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    Nip+Fab – Shine Fix Mattifying Gel
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    Skin&Co – Sicilian Light Serum
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    Clarins – One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
    Ginvera – Green Tea Exfoliating Marvel Gel *
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    Masks (8)
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    Avon – Planet Spa Turkish Thermal Baths
    Avon – Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals * x 2
    Avon – Planet Spa Mediterranean Olive Oil * x 3
    ESPA – Skin Radiance Mask

    Shower Gel (6)
    FCUK – Polished Moisturising Bodywash
    FCUK – Pure Bodywash
    Vera Wang – Lovestruck Silky Shower Gel
    Avon – Senses Recharge Shower Gel 'Passion fruit and musk'
    Korres – Citrus Shower Gel
    ESPA – Energising Shower Gel

    Bath Products (8)
    Lush – Honey I Washed the Kids Soap x 2
    Lush – Ma Bar Bubble Bar
    Lush – Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb
    Dove – Beauty Cream Bar
    Pecksniffs – Happy Body Salt Scrub
    Elemis - Spa at Home Jasmine and Rose Bath Milk
    Mio – Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliatior

    Body Lotions (9)
    Body Shop – Cocoa Butter Body Butter
    Body Shop – Macadamia Body Butter Duo
    E45 – Intense Recovery Lotion
    Vera Wang – Lovestruck Velvety Body Lotion
    Aqueous Cream x 3
    ESPA – Energising Body Lotion
    The Body Shop – Beautifying Oil 'Moringa'

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    Rimmel – Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB Skin Perfector
    Hawaiian Tropic – Aftersun Moisturiser
    Aloe Pura – Aloe Vera Gel
    Garnier Ambre Solaire – Light Glow No Streaks Bronzer
    Shaveworks – The Cool Fix
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    James Read – Sleep Mask Tan




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    John Frieda – Frizz Ease Overnight Hair Serum
    Goldwell – Rich Repair 60 sec Treatment
    Herbal Essences – Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream
    Natural Collection – Moisurising Hair Serum
    Pantene – Heat Protection Spray
    Tresemme – Thermal Creations Blow Dry Potion
    Clynol – Repair Remedy
    Loreal – Focus Repair Mask x 2
    Pantene – Colour Damage Rescue Masque
    Botanics – 5 Minute Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
    Avon – Naturals Daily Refreshing Hair Mask
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    Toni & Guy – Volume Plumping Whip
    Nicky Clarke – Smooth it Over Frizz Control Creme
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    Bamboo – Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist
    Awapuhi – Wild Ginger Style Spray
    Schwarzkopf – got2b 2 sexy Volumising Spray Mousse
    Schwarzkopf – got2b POWDER'ful Volumizing Styling Powder
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    Avon – Advanced Techniques Curl Defining Gel
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    Barry M – Kohl Pencil '22' (pale blue)
    Barry M – Kohl Pencil '17' (pale green)
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    Collection 2000 – Idol'Eyes Eye Shimmer Crayon 'Gun Metal'
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    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'A-Lister'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Kiss You'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Fauxmance'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Poutrageous'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Bella Bamba'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Dandelion'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Sugarbomb'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Coralista'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Hoola'
    Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 'Dallas'
    Benefit – Her Glossiness 'My people, your people'
    Benefit – Full Finish Lipstick 'Do Tell (Lana)'
    Benefit – Benetint * x 2
    Clinique – Almost Lipstick 'Shy Honey'
    Clinique – Almost Lipstick 'Flirty Honey'
    Clinique – Almost Lipstick 'Luscious Honey'
    Clinique – Almost Lipstick 'Black Honey'
    Lancome – Juicy Tubes 'Peche'
    Lancome – Juicy Tubes 'Pamplemousse'
    Lancome – Juicy Tubes 'Fraise'
    Lancome – Juicy Tubes 'Sorbet de Cerise'
    Clarins – Colour Quench Lip Balm
    Clarins – Gloss Prodige 'Candy' *
    Clinique – Joli Rouge 'Soft Berry' *
    Clinique – Long Lasting Glosswear 'Air Kiss'
    Clinique – Long Lasting Glosswear 'Whisper' *
    Clinique – Long Lasting Glosswear 'Kissyfit' *
    Clinique – Superbalm 'Grapefruit' *
    Clinique – Superbalm 'Lilac' *
    Clinique – Different Lipstick 'Raspberry Glace' *
    Clinique – Different Lipstick 'Glazed Berry' *
    Illamasqua – Glamore Lipstick 'Rosepout'
    Rimmel London – Kiss and Stay 'Lasting Passion'
    Rimmel London – Kiss and Stay 'Lustrous Nude'
    Rimmel London – Kiss and Stay 'Forever Rose'
    Rimmel London – Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Berry Queen'
    Rimmel London – Moisture Renew Cream Lipgloss 'SOS Red'
    Collection – Volume Sensation 'Ruby Red 3'
    Collection – Lasting Color 'Valentine'
    Avon Color Trend – 'Bubblegum Pout'
    Avon – Colortrend Lipstick 'Glisten'
    Avon – Glazewear 'Dazzle'
    Revlon – Just Bitten
    Ted Baker London – S'Lip Liquid Lip Color
    Beautiful Lips - ??
    Maybelline – Watershine Elixir 'Red Magic'
    Maybelline – Colorsensational 'Tantalising Taupe'
    Barry M – Limited Edition Lip Gloss
    Stila – Lipglaze 'Pinata'
    Model co – Illusion Nude Lip Liner
    Urban Decay – Lip Junkie 'Wallflower' *
    Urban Decay – Lip Junkie 'Naked' *
    Urban Decay – Lip Envy Lip Stain *
    Urban Decay – XXX Shine *
    Lipcote
    Newcid – I-glisten Lispgloss 'Raspberry Smoothie'
    Model Co – Lip Lacquer 'Viva'
    Calvin Klein – Lipgloss ' Rich & Famous'
    Burt's Bees – Lip Shine
    Lola – Lipstick 'Intense Strawberry Fields'
    Sleek – Mini Pout Polish 'The Afterparty'

    Mascaras (21)
    Clarins – Wonder Perfect Mascara '1'
    Maybelline – Longueur Pulpeuse 'Brown'
    Benefit – They're Real * x 2
    Magnifibres – Brush On Lashes
    YSL – Volume Effet Faux Cils '1'
    Lancome – Hypnose Doll Eyes
    Lancome – Hypnose Star
    Lancome – Definicils
    No7 – Lash Adapt 'Deepest Black'
    No7 – Fanomenal Lashes 'Black'
    Clinique – High Impact Mascara 'Black' * x 2
    Clinique – Lash Doubling Mascara 'Black' *
    Clinique – Bottom Lash Mascara 'Black'
    Clinique – Lash Power Mascara 'Black Onyx'
    Benefit – Prrrowl
    Eyeko – Black Magic Mascara
    Bellapierre – Mineral Mascara 'Black'
    Bourjois – Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
    Ciate – London Lashlights 'Nymph'

    Illuminators (3)
    Body Shop – The Sparkler 'Boudoir Pink'
    Benefit – Girl Meets Pearl *
    Benefit – Watts Up

    Blush (10)
    Bourjois - Cream Blush
    Bourjois – Blusher Rose de Jaspe
    Bourjois – Blusher Bonne Mine
    Benefit – 10
    Benefit – Hervana
    Benefit – Cha Cha Tint *
    Benefit – Bella Bamba *
    No7 – Cool Pink
    Sleek Makeup – Flamingo Blush
    ME ME ME – Cherub's Blush Cheek and Lip Tint

    Bronzer (2)
    Lord & Berry – Mini Bronzer 'Sienna'
    Bourjois – Delice de Poudre Bronzing Duo



    Perfumes (12)
    Coco Chanel – Mademoiselle
    Emporio Armani – Code
    Kate Moss – Velvet Hour
    Emporio Armani – Elle
    Lush – Karma
    Calvin Klein – CKIN2U her
    Emporio Armani – Diamonds
    Romance de Paris
    Liaison de Parfum – No Matter What *
    English Laundry – Signature For Her *
    Avon – Perfume 'Outspoken Intense by Fergie'
    Agent Provocateur – FATALE

    Body Spray (4)
    Body Shop – Shea Body Mist
    Body Shop – Vanilla Body Mist
    FCUK – Polished
    FCUK – Pure

    Nail Products (64)
    Sally Hansen – No More Breaks
    Sally Hansen – Sheerly Opal
    Sally Hansen - Strong Nails Now
    Sally Hansen – Insta-Brite Nail Whitener
    Sally Hansen – Hard As Nails
    Sally Hansen – Double Duty
    Sally Hansen – Colour Quick (pink)
    Sally Hansen – Insta-dri 'Co-Bolt Blue'
    Sally Hansen – Insta-dri 'S-teal a Base'
    Sally Hansen – Insta-dri 'Straw-ready''
    Sally Hansen – Crackle overcoat 'Star Burst'
    17 – Fast Finish 'Nightshade' x 2
    17 – Lasting Fix ' Amulet'
    17 – Double Gloss Top Coat
    17 – Glitter Top Coat
    Nails inc. - Victoria
    Nails inc. - Motcomb Street
    Nails inc. - New York Noir
    Nails inc. - Warwick Avenue
    Nails inc. - Bare
    Nails inc. - Sloane Street
    Nails inc. - Wigmore Street
    Nails inc. - Tate
    Nails inc. - Hanover Square
    Nails inc. - Marylebone Mews
    Nails inc. - St. Mark's Square
    O.P.I. - A-Taupe the Space Needle
    O.P.I. - Color to Diner For
    O.P.I. – A Grape Affair!
    Avon – Color Trend 'Flash'
    Avon – Color Trend 'Cafe au lait'
    Avon – Mosaic Effects Top Coat 'Black'
    Avon – Matte 'Black'
    Avon – Nailwear 'Decadence'
    Nailene – French Manicure
    Eve – Glam Nail Polish 'Pewter'
    L.A. Colors – Pretty in Pink
    Rimmel – Lasting Finish 'Perfect Plum'
    Rimmel – Lasting Finish 'Magenta Magic'
    Rimmel – 60 Seconds 'Red Carpet'
    Rimmel – Wear Maxx 'Desire'
    Rimmel – Wear Maxx 'Hot Gossip'
    No7 – Stay Perfect 'Crave Me'
    No7 – Stay Perfect 'Nougat'
    No7 – Stay Perfect 'Nail Tip Whitener'
    Revlon – One Perfect 'Coral'
    Essie – Sugar Daddy
    Essie – Toggle to the Top
    Crabtree & Evelyn – Petal Pink
    Collection 2000 – Hot Looks 'Siren'
    Seche – Memoire
    Bourjois – So Laque 'Cerise Noir'
    Bourjois – 10 days (bright pink)
    Ciate – Island Hopping
    B. - B. Quick 'Bewitched'
    Elegant Touch – French Manicure Top Coat
    Black Heart Beauty – Hot Pink
    Black Heart Beauty – Purple Metallic
    Black Heart Beauty – Red Glitter
    R – (purple metallic)
    R – (pink metallic)
    All About Nails – Bronze
    Teez – Nail Lacquer 'Toxic Tangerine'





    Samples

    Skincare
    Garnier – Moisture Match Dull Skin x 2
    Garnier – Moisture Match Combination to Oily Skin

    Bath & Body
    Nivea – In Shower Body Moisturiser x 2

    Haircare
    Loreal Elvive – Extraordinary Oil

    Make Up
    Rimmel – Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation x 2
    Loreal – Nude Magique
    Maybelline – Dream Matte Mousse
    Maxfactor – Whipped Cream Foundation
    Estee Lauder – Double Wear Light
    Clarins – Skin Illusion x 2
    Avon – Lipstick 'Ravishing Red'

    Perfume
    Escada – Especially
    Ghost – Sweetheart
    Marc Jacobs – Honey
    New to this money saving lark. Any tips greatly received.

    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018 - Not going well!!
  • Count me in for December, or at least until Boxing Day:money::money:
    Debt free and busy treating myself:)

    No more toiletries/make up until I've used what I've got stashed since Jan 2011, graduated October 2012. Restocked Dec 13..damn those sales
  • UU - Original Source Pink Grapefruit showergel. WDBA - we both loved it, only downside was it only lasted 2 or 3 weeks because we were both using it.
    UU -Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Beige Clair Complimentary Sample 0.95ml - WNB too greasy for my skin, glad I got to try a small sample first

    I got some samples with an order I made, so INs:
    Nuxe Multi purpose dry oil sachet sample
    Garnier Body Oil Beauty sachet sample
    Also found myself in the clearance section of Boots so...
    Max Factor metallic bronze cream eyeshadow IN
    Color Show Vinyl nail polish - a proper pure red
    L'Oreal sequin explosion nail polish
    Got a few splutterers, some shampoo, conditioner, creams, blusher, etc. A few lip balms all low in the pan but seemingly lasting forever. Hoping to finally finish these soon.
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