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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries November 2015...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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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!
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!


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
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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
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
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  • Hi guys,

    Hello and goodluck to all fellow UU people!

    First UU list drawn up in Sep'15, here's my updated UU list for Nov'15

    I hope to UU/give away/sell/bin my list below. My sell incentive is to create a cash pot to buy a bottle of Jo Malone perfume (£42/85) and replacement Benetint (£24.50) and Highbeam (£19.50). My commitment to self is to not purchase further items unless necessary until December '15. Until then, I hope to replace further needed items with free samples where possible and to satisfy any withdrawal symptoms with my Birchbox points. Here goes!

    Initial Sep '15 product total: 182 // Sell incentive total cost: £129/86 or less if possible.

    Sep product total: 182 // Current total after UU 153 // Current paypal balance: £0

    Bath and body

    Dove beauty cream bar 3
    Dove soft peeling exfoliator bar 2
    Dental floss 3
    Body shop bubble bath melt (honey) 1
    Honeymania Bodyshop (BS) body butter (BB) 1
    Olive BS BB 1
    Shea butter BS BB 2
    Mango BS BB 1
    Moringa BS BB 1
    Almond BS BB 1
    Blueberry BS BB 1
    Sweetpea duo BS BB 3
    Macadamia Nut duo BS BB 1
    Sweet lemon BS BB 1
    Mango BS BB 1
    Sweet lemon scrub BS 1
    Shea butter BS BB 1
    Get fruity lemon BB 1
    Honeymania showergel BS 2
    Shea butter heart shaped soap BS 1
    Lush lip scrub in mint julips 1
    Epsom salts 1
    Lush bath bomb in Tisty Tosty 1
    Lush bath bomb in misc. 2
    Misc. bath bomb 3
    Misc. bath bomb in lemon 1
    Purple soap shapes (flowers) 2
    Sweet snuggles choc/vanilla shower cream 1
    Sweet snuggles choc/vanilla body scrub 1
    Impulse body fragrance 1
    Soap and Glory endless glove hand cream 1
    Bliss foot patrol cream 1
    Toothpaste (marvis) 1
    Toothpaste (colgate) 2
    Baylis and Harding soap 1
    Rituals Orange and Cedar scrub 1
    Sanctuary moisture spray 1
    Bio oil 1
    Johnsons holiday skin 1
    Whish body butter 1
    Radox bubblebath 2
    Hemp handcream BS 1
    Wild rose handcream BS 1
    Almond handcream BS 1
    Hemp handcream BS 1
    M&S royal jelly and pure honey handcream 1
    Sweet snuggles creme caramel body lotion 1
    Boots royal jelly/extracts of pure honey bodywash 1
    Boots royal jelly/extracts of pure honey moisturising creme bath 1
    Boots royal jelly/extracts of pure honey body lotion 1
    Rescue remedy night essence 1
    Pure almond oil 1
    Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Cream 1
    Bamford Geranium Hand and Body Wash 1
    Rescue Remedy Night Spray 1


    Hairspray 1
    Pantene mousse 1
    Tresemme hairspray 1
    Kebelo clarifying shampoo 1
    John Master's detangler 1
    Percy & Reed London Instant Volumising Spray 1
    Hair serums 3
    BS shampoo in ginger 1


    BS white musk sunglow 1
    BS white musk honeymania 1
    BS white musk smokey rose 1
    BS japanese cherry blossom 1


    Foam face cleanser 2
    Nivea toner 1
    BS moisturiser Vit E night cream 1
    BS moisturiser Vit E day cream 1
    Quickies eye make up remover pads 1
    BS moisturiser Vit C day cream 1
    BS Vit C daily face polish 1
    BS Vit C microdermabrasion face scrub 1
    Clean & Clear daily face exfoliating wash 1
    Botanics all bright daily face scrub 1
    Botanics all bright moisturiser 1
    Huygens daily face scrub 1
    Paula's choice BHA liquid exfoliator 1
    Nivea moisturiser 1
    Nivea tinted moisturiser 1
    BS Vit C skin reviver 1
    Olay proj. deep wrinkle moisturiser 1
    Lip balms: nectarine/mint/fat face 3
    BS Vit C eye reviver duo 1
    BS Vit E eyes cube 1
    Dr Jackson’s Natural Products Face Oil 1
    Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish 1

    Make up

    BS BB cream 2
    Natural collection loose powder 1
    Benetint 2
    BS lip and cheek tint 1
    Laqa & co lip and cheek stain 1
    Posietint 1
    BS eyeshadows (dark blue/light blue/light pink) 3
    Colour tatoo eye studio cream shadow in brown 1
    BS eye shadow cubes (brown/gold) 2
    BS 4 colour eye palette in brown 1
    Coloured lip balms (purple/pink/peach) 3
    Barry M pink lip gloss 1
    Maxfactor lipfinity colour/gloss in deep pink 1
    Lord and Berry blush in deep pink 1
    Too faced lipstick in Naked Dolly 1
    Lord and Berry eye liner in Slate 1
    Model co lipliner in nude 1
    Nail polish in pink (natural collection) 1
    Nail polish in nude 1
    Benefit roller lash mascara in black 1
    Benefit cream eye shadow in r.s.v.p 1
    Ofra liquid lipstick in Laguna Beach 1
    Seventeen liquid eyeliner in black 1
    Ciat! London Paint Pot nail varnish in red 1
    Benefit Highbeam 2

    I forgot to cancel a Birchbox and ended up with a few things I didn't want but thankfully they are easy to use up! My partner sympathised with my withdrawal pangs and bought me a Lush hand treatment just for fun, looking forward to tackling my dry, dry hands :-) I ordered a few free samples online too.

    Total IN 16. Oct UU: 3

    Pure Fruit lip gloss in coral peach Birchbox sample 1
    Bioderma liquid cleanser samples x 2 Birchbox sample 2
    English laundry No.7 perfume sample Birchbox sample 1
    !!!!!! sea salt spray Birchbox sample 1
    Rituals shower foam in Rose Vanilla Birchbox sample 1
    EyeKo eyeliner pen in black Birchbox sample 1
    Beaver shampoo sample Birchbox sample 1
    Toothpaste sample Birchbox sample 1
    Seche Vite clear top coat polish Birchbox sample 1
    Estee Lauder Moisturiser sample Free sample 1
    Estee Lauder Serum sample Free sample 1
    Clear skin sample Free sample 1
    Lush hand mask Gift 1

    UU list:

    Lush charity pot Beautiful fragrance, lovely soft skin, WDBA
    Brilliant brunette conditioner Used to be a favourite, not so much now
    Garnier ultimate blends hair oil No noticeable difference from use
    Lush sample American Cream conditioner Beautiful fragrance WDBA if it weren't so expensive!
    Lush bath bomb in Tisty Tosty No longer had a fragrance. Should have UU sooner!
    Lush shower gel in Happy Hippy Grapefruit scent, nothing special WNBA
    Cranberry body scrub BS Useless product, barely scrubs but leaves skin soft
    La Societe Parisienne de Savons soap in Thridace So glad to have finished this yucky soap WNBA!
    Toni & Guy reconstruction mask Good as a back up deep conditioner WBA??
    Herbal Essences conditioner in mint and grapefruit Yummy fresh scent and soft hair, very minty and fresh
    Lush ultrabland cream cleanser Bathroom staple for years as cleanser & face mask WDBA but trying out Liz Earle Cleanse and polish for now
    Caudalie skin serum Good skin serum
    Carmex lip balm Very good lip balm, love the gloss! WBA
    BS concealor x8 Threw away 7 and UU the final one
    Toothpaste (marvis) Jasmine mint- WBA as a treat, loved this toothpaste!
    Benefit porefessional x2 Uselss product GA to a friend
    When face mask Birchbox sample: WNBA Expensive! The results only lasted 2 days!
    Beaver conditioner Sample Birchbox sample: A handy sample for an overnight work trip

    :T Debt free wannabe by Feb 2016 - The final push! :T Nov debt total: £4036.36: CapQuest: £1,049.76/Interest 0%, Barclaycard Visa: £863.48/Interest 12.90%, RBS credit card: £788.52/Interest 0%, Barclaycard Visa: £ 765.63/Interest 12.90%, RBS overdraft (defaulted): £568.97/Interest 0%, CapQuest £523.96/Interest 0%.
  • I'm in again! Thanks rdone for starting us off.

    My aim is for no INs in November and 10 UUs.

    Good luck everyone!
    MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)
  • edited 27 November 2015 at 10:46PM
    mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
    15.5K posts
    edited 27 November 2015 at 10:46PM
    Thank you for the new thread rdone
    hope everyone is well and managing to UU more than they add

    would like to be below 250 by the end of the year
    first full count list done for a while was at End of Feb 2014 had 358
    now have 282 items

    Perfumes - 16
    Sexy Amber michael kors
    vivienne Westwood boudoir
    Thierry Mugler X2 8ml
    Thierry Mugler Angel 25ml
    Narciso Rodriguez for her X2
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Agent Provocateur X2
    Tresor in love
    Jimmy Choo
    Doir poison
    Nina Ricci RicciRicci
    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely
    Jean Paul Gaultier classique

    face care - 18
    aldi face mask
    Anew clinical eye lift pro
    Anew clinical defence deep recovery cream x2
    ren rosa centifolia hot cloth cleanser
    skin doctor instant face lift
    skin doctor instant eye lift
    skin therapy eye make up remover
    Aveeno cleansing lotion X2
    Anew ultimate age repair cream cleanser
    dead sea magik gentle cleansing face wash
    balance me pure skin face wash
    No7 skin spritz
    dead sea magik mild exfoliant
    body ultimate skin care face & body polish
    body ultimate skin care collagen therapy gel
    Lacura Q10 renew multi intensive serum

    Body butters - 9
    S&G the righteous Butter 300ml
    salonniere body butter
    Elle Macpherson nourishing honey butter
    sanctuary body butter X 4
    sanctuary mande lular body souffle
    champneys moisture miracle body butter

    scrubs & polishes - 10
    Body boutique body scrub
    sanctuary mande lular body scrub
    spa O2 revitalising body scrub
    sanctuary body scrub
    bhs brazilian lime sugar cane and basil body scrub
    Gok gorgeous body polish with almond oil
    B&h skin spa body polish
    B&h sweet mandarin & grapefruit body polish
    Salonniere body polish
    no7 cleansing body polish

    lotions and creams - 29
    Bath boutique body lotion
    Royal jelly body lotion X 2
    B&H lemon blossom and white rose hand & body lotion
    cerise tube of GW body lotion
    B&H french lavendar and cassis body balm
    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 hand &body lotion
    O2spa hand and body lotion
    sanctuary body lotion X2
    Lush dream team hand and body lotion
    cowshed grumpy cow body lotion
    ArranAromatics shimmer gel
    Hypnose senses body lotion
    Lush potion body lotion
    B&H silky hand and body lotion
    B&H cherry blossom oriental lily and lotus flower hand & body lotion
    Boots oriental floral mimosa body cream
    nivea soft X2
    boots royal jelly body lotion
    Natural extracts body lotion with vitamin E

    Oils - 4
    source of purity massage
    Avon SSS dry oil body spray
    Agent provocateur body massage oil
    Dr organic organic vitamin e pure oil complex

    bath and shower - 29
    Avon 1000ml mandarin & white jasmine bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml White Lily bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml romantic rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml soft rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml bubble bath
    Avon 500ml mandarin & white jasmine bubble bath
    Avon 500ml lavender bubble bath
    Avon 500ml strawberry sorbet bubble bath
    Avon 500ml pink bubble bath x2
    Sanctuary body wash X3
    Royal jelly shower gel
    S&G Sugar Crush Body Wash
    BS chocomania shower gel
    BS pink grapefruit shower gel
    fenjal luxury shower oil
    Angel perfume shower gel X2
    tresor in love shower gel
    hypnose senses shower gel
    bhs whitetea and gojiberry bath salts
    bhs olive sage and cocoa butter bath and shower gel
    Champneys skin comforting bath soak powder
    B&H cherry blossom oriental lily& lotus flower steam shower body cleanser

    feet - 11
    Elle Macpherson pedicure in a jar
    the rectory softening foot cream
    the rectory smoothing foot polish
    body blitz revive foot scrub
    body blitz revive foot lotion
    sanctuary soothing foot lotion
    sanctraury intensive heel rescue balm
    scholl revitalising gel
    carnation anti blister stick
    carnation cracked heel cream
    SpaO2 foot lotion

    Hands - 4
    30ml tube of sanctuary hand cream
    salonniere hand cream
    champneys vitamiracle hand & nail cream
    Anew ultimate Hand cream

    bath bombs - 7
    2 bomb bath bomb
    5 lush bath bombs

    deodorant - 2
    Roll on deodorant
    Sanctuary body spritz

    hairspray and hair - 10
    aldi hair spray
    Vo5 heat protect spray
    Lee Stafford dry shampoo
    phytologue phytoctrus soin hair mask
    paul mitchell colour protect locking spray
    catwalk frisky scrunching gel
    Argan oil conditioner
    Treseme 500ml shampoo colour protect

    talc 2
    2 assorted

    sachets and samples - 2
    avon clear skin blemish treatment
    Maybellene superstay better skin tester

    soap - 9
    Body boutique soap
    carex liquid soap x2
    apple tango hand wash
    sainsburys antibacterial hand wash
    so fruity fresh mandarin hand wash 750ml
    bomb cosmetic soap in a sponge
    2 assorted handmade soap bars

    Massage bars - 2
    assorted Lush ones

    random items - 3
    L'Oreal solar advanced sun protection
    L'Oreal nutri summer tone up
    Clarnis sun wrinkle control cream

    Nail stuff - 26
    polishes assorted X20
    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 - 81
    nivea tinted day cream
    maybellene dream matte mousse
    rimmel stay matte make up
    rimmel double act foundation
    Elizabeth Arden let there be light compact
    No7 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 X4
    eye pencils assorted X13
    lip pencils assorted X4
    body shop choc lip butter
    lip sticks assorted X 26
    mascara assorted X3
    eyeshadows assorted X17

    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
  • BirdNerdSophieBirdNerdSophie Forumite
    289 posts
    Fifth Anniversary I've been Money Tipped!
    Thanks for the new thread rdone, I am of course in again for the foreseeable future!
    Duck enthusiast. Mango milkshake connoisseur. Positive reinforcement training. Bob Ross fan girl. Team Q.
  • asset2004asset2004 Forumite
    2.5K posts
    whoop whoop :j I'm on the first page :D and guess what - back again for this month!! :p
    Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.
    Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further.
    Take time but don't waste time
  • Count me in again too :-)

    Pp list for November:

    1. Lush bubblegum lip scrub
    2. Nivea soft moisturising cream
    3. Body shop blueberry lip butter
    4. Vo5 shampoo
    5. Vo5 conditioner
    6. Avon hair balm mask
    7. Tesco fruity shower gel mini strawberry
    8. Body shop neroli jasmine shower gel mini
    9. M&S extracts fig and orange oil foam bath 500ml
    10. sure bright bouquet spray deodorant
    11. M&S Shea hand butter
    12. lidl Madame glamour roll on deodorant
    13. Body shop white musk sport roll on deodorant (work bag)
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2015/2016/2017/2018

    UUs for 2016: 513 In's: 447 UUs for 2017: 207 Ins: 161
    UUs for 2018: In's:
    Self Confessed Lush Addict!
  • edited 12 November 2015 at 8:18PM
    WeAreGhostsWeAreGhosts Forumite
    2.9K posts
    Sixth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Photogenic
    edited 12 November 2015 at 8:18PM
    I'm in again, thanks for starting off the thread rdone

    PP list

    [STRIKE]Garnier Intensive 7 days body lotion[/STRIKE]
    Dove Straightening Serum
    Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser
    [STRIKE]Crabtree and Evelyn Tarroco Orange hand cream[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]Maybelline Babylips lip balm[/STRIKE]
    Hurraw Mint lip balm
    Original Source Pineapple shower gel
    [STRIKE]Imperial Leather Guava shower gel[/STRIKE]
    Leo Bancroft shine spray
    Pantene Youth Protect conditioner
    Clairol shampoo

    I feel it might be a decent month :j

    Tying to get rid of things in the stash that contain SLS. I was really disappointed to see it's in my favourite Original Source shower gel :(
  • I'm in again, but just trying to avoid adding to the stash. What was amazing for me this evening was being able to wipe down the bathroom cabinet shelf so easily, because I had so little in the way. :) I'm down to around 165 products, including all makeup & toiletries. The only things I don't include are oral hygiene products.

    I had some INs recently though (to replace some products that will be finishing soon):
    Superdrug Vitamin E day cream
    Superdrug Vitamin E night cream
    Superdrug Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser (much cheaper than my usual brand)
    Superdrug Benergised eye cream
    L'Oreal sea salt spray

    I've used my deodorant (already had replacement ready from a few weeks ago), and Body Shop mango sugar scrub (lovely and WBA but have another sugar scrub to use up first).

    So 5 INs, 2 Outs.

    I'm anticipating more OUTs soon. It's been slow going using up full size products that were completely full. Only my hair products now have half used bottles here and there.
  • 666paw666paw Forumite
    332 posts
    Evening all

    I would like to join again please. I've dipped in a couple of time the last month but otherwise mia since July. Was doing really well then started to feel bleur and just couldn't be bothered.
    I have saved my empties but not got many as stopped wearing make up, perfume and didn't do the usual cleanse, tone, moisturise.
    Feeling better about myself and now starting to do all that I stopped and I seem happier.

    Will look at a pp later but most probably will continue with the one from July.

    Thanks one and all.
    MFI3 T3 # 75
  • LunaLLunaL Forumite
    46 posts
    Fifth Anniversary
    Hi everyone, am back in for November. Last month I had 33 UU, am now down to 129. Would like to be down to 100 (or at least close to!) by December.

    This month's PP:
    Clinique CC cream
    Benefit high beam
    Charlotte Tilbury primer
    Clarins mascara
    Bobbi Brown blusher
    Benefit Hoola
    Olay regenerist luminous serum
    Ren AHA concentrate
    Clarins gentle eye makeup remover
    Ren clarimatte cleansing gel
    Skyn Iceland nordic peel pads
    Tata Harper replenishing complex
    Ren exfoliating body balm
    Clarins replenishing mask
    Body Shop hair serum
    L'occitanne hair oil
    Lush popcorn lip scrub.

    Good luck to everyone this month!! :)
    No buying unnecessary toiletries!

    March: UU 46 April: UU 35 May: UU 36 June: UU 46 July: UU 20 August: UU 41
    September: UU 16
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