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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries July 2016

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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Gemzie121Gemzie121 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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 Dolly84 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 some of us even 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?

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, email newsletter, 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
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
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
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 31 July 2016 at 1:04AM
    Gemzie121Gemzie121 Forumite
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    edited 31 July 2016 at 1:04AM
    PP list for July:
    [STRIKE]1. Johnsons be fresh & retreat pineapple & lily shower gel 400ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]2. Soap & glory righteous butter body butter 50ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]3. TBS vitamin e toner 60ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]4. Elemis apricot toner 50ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]5. Alberto balsam mango & passionfruit shampoo
    6. Alberto balsam mango & passionfruit conditioner [/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]7. Avon naturals grapefruit & passionfruit hair treatment mask 125ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]8. Sanctuary gentle polish body scrub 50ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]9. Medicated talcum powder[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]10. Aldi dentitex alcohol free cool mint mouthwash[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]11. Aldi dentitex alcohol free 6 in 1 mouthwash[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]12. White unbranded soap bar[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]13. No.7 completely quenched body lotion 200ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]14. Avon silk roll on deodorant [/STRIKE]
    15. Soft & gentle pink grapefruit deodorant spray (large can)
    [STRIKE]16. Vaseline aloe sensitive deodorant spray (large can)[/STRIKE]
    17. Dove go fresh cucumber roll on deodorant
    [STRIKE]18. Gardenia of London red rose & magnolia body spray [/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]19. Bath & body works I love bling pocketbac [/STRIKE]
    20. Crabtree & Evelyn citron hand cream 25g
    [STRIKE]21. Lush Big Bang bubble bar[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]22. TBS tea tree blackhead exfoliating facial wash 100ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]23. Burts bees coconut foot cream 20g[/STRIKE]
    24. Dove silk white orchid & patchouli cream bath 500ml
    [STRIKE]25. Avon ginger & white tea foot scrub 100ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]26. Primark Argan oil face wipes[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]27. Lush twilight bath bomb[/STRIKE]
    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 1 August 2016 at 10:01PM
    kadisonkadison Forumite
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    edited 1 August 2016 at 10:01PM
    Thank you for the new thread Gemzie!

    My Stash List for July.....

    Body Lotion/Oil
    Avon Planet Spa Amazonian Treasures Body Oil 150ml
    Avon Planet Spa Amazonian Treasures Body Oil 150ml - UU
    Avon Skin So Soft Silky Moisture Dry Oil Body Spray 150ml - Sent back
    Boots No7 Intense Body Serum 200ml - UU
    Boots No7 Intense Body Serum 200ml x 2
    Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion 200ml - UU
    L'Occitane Arlesienne Beauty Oil 75ml - IN
    L'Occitane Bromelia Bi-phase Body Oil 250ml
    L'Occitane Jasmin & Bergamot Body Lotion 50ml x 2
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee Body Lotion 50ml
    L'Occitane Vitoria-Regia Dry Body Oil 150ml
    Nuxe Nourishing Dry Oil 10ml
    Roger & Gallet Lait Sorbet Dynamisant Gingembre Rouge 50ml
    Roger & Gallet Lait Sorbet With Orange Extract & Aloe Vera 50ml - UU

    Cleanser & Toner
    Avon ANEW CLEAN Comforting Cream Cleanser & Mask 150ml
    Dr Jart V7 Balancing Toner 100ml
    Heaven Skincare Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel 10ml
    Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes x 15 x 4
    Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes x 30 - UU
    Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes x 30 x 5
    Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur 200ml
    Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur 400ml x 3
    Lancôme Galatee Confort 400ml
    Lancôme Gel Éclat 125ml x 3
    Lancôme Tonique Confort 400ml x 3
    L'Occitane Essential Water 30ml
    L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Toner 50ml - IN
    Pure Instant radiance hot cloth cleanser 50ml
    Rodial Dragon's blood hyaluronic tonic 50ml
    UrbanVeda Soothing Hydrating Toner 150ml

    Face Cream/Serum
    Avon ANEW Clinical E-Defence Multi-Shield SPF50 Day Lotion 30ml - UU
    La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra Light Fluid 3ml
    Lancôme Absolue Premium ßx 15ml
    Lancôme Absolue Premium ßx Night Care 15ml
    Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum 7ml x 3
    Lancôme DreamTone Profile 1 40ml
    Lancôme Énergie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser 5ml
    Lancôme Énergie de Vie Sleeping Mask 5ml
    Lancôme Genifique Advanced Serum 30ml
    Lancôme Genifique Advanced Serum 5ml
    Lancôme Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate 5ml - UU
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Moisturising Cream SPF15 15ml - UU
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Day Cream 15ml x 2
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Night Cream 15ml x 3
    Lancôme Visionnaire Day Cream 15ml
    Lancôme Visionnaire Night Cream 15ml
    Lancôme Visionnaire Serum 30ml
    L'Occitane Divine Cream 8ml x 2
    L'Occitane Hydra Vital SPF40 30ml
    L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream 8ml - IN
    L'Occitane Precious Cream 8ml
    Nude Skincare Omega Treatment Rescue Oil 5ml
    Ren Instant firming beauty shot 10ml
    Swell Ultimate protect and renew serum 30ml
    Time Bomb Glory Days - Day Cream 15ml

    Face Mask/Scrub/Wash
    Avon Avon Nutra Effects Gentle 3-in-1 Scrub 100ml
    Avon Nutraeffects Self Foaming Face Wash 150ml x 2
    Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Face Mask – 100ml
    Clarins Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream 50ml
    Lancôme Exfoliance Confort 100ml x 3
    Lancôme Hydra Intense Hydrating Gel Mask 100ml x 6
    Lancôme Mousse Éclat Cleanser 200ml - UU
    No7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Exfoliator 75ml
    Nuxe Soothing & Rehydrating Fresh Mask 50ml
    Old Apothercary Coconut Oil Facial crub 60g
    Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser 30ml
    Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel 13ml
    Sanctuary Warming Detox Charcoal Wash 100ml
    The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask

    Eye Cleanser/Moisturiser
    Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover 30ml
    Johnson's Eye make-up removal pads x 30 - UU
    Johnson's Eye make-up removal pads x 30
    Lancôme Bi Facil Instant Eye Cleanser 125ml x 4
    Lancôme Genifique Repair Youth Activating Eye Cream 5ml - GA
    Lancôme Hydra zen Neurocalm Eyes 15ml x 4
    Olay Regenerist eye swirl 15ml
    Vichy Awakening eye balm 15ml - GA

    Shampoo & Conditioner
    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment 250ml
    Avon Advance Techniques Ultimate Volume Shampoo 400ml
    Avon Naturals Clean Slate Verbena & Peppermint Conditioner 250ml
    Avon Naturals Clean Slate Verbena & Peppermint Shampoo 250ml
    Avon Naturals Golden Apricot & Shea 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml
    Avon Naturals Golden Apricot & Shea 2-in-1 250ml - UU
    Avon Naturals Grapefruit & Passion Fruit Complex 2-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
    Avon Naturals Mango & Ginger 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml
    Avon Naturals Mango & Ginger 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml
    Molton Brown Kumudu Volumising Shampoo 100ml
    Organic World Coconut water shampoo 475ml

    Dry Shampoo & Hairspray
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml - Bloom
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml - Divine Dark
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 400ml - Original
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 400ml - So Sleek
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 400ml - Volume Excess
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 75ml - Flexible
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 75ml - Satin
    Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray 300ml - UU

    Other Hair Products
    Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Spray 250ml
    Aussie Miracle Recharge Frizz Remedy Spray 250ml
    Avon Advance Techniques Smooth as Silk Serum 30ml
    Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover
    John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum 5ml
    L'Oreal Feria P38
    Ojon Rare Blend Oil 15ml - Moisture Therapy
    Ojon Rare Blend Protecting Treatment 175ml
    ORS Tea Tree Oil Scalp Relief 90ml x 2 - GA
    Percy and Reed Volumising no oil oil 30ml
    Philip Kingsley Citrus sunshine swimcap 50ml
    Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence 60ml
    Salon Science Aqua Cacteen Hydrasoothe Cooling Spray 150ml
    Salon Science CELLUCOVERY™ Scalp Tonic Treatment 50ml
    Toni & Guy Glamour Volume Plumping Whip 90ml
    VO5 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Cream 100ml
    Wella Sp Clear Scalp Lotion 125ml

    Hands & Feet
    Avon Conditioning Nail Polish Remover 150ml - UU
    Avon Foot Cooling Spray - Pineapple 100ml
    Avon Foot Mousse 150ml
    Classics Pure acetone 250ml
    Cuticura Hand Gel 100ml
    Elegant Touch Nail polish remover 200ml
    L'Occitane Almond Hand Cream 10ml x 3
    L'Occitane Almond Hand Cream 150ml
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Delightful Rose Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Shea Rose Heart Hand Cream 150ml
    L'Occitane Zesty Lime Hand Cream 30ml
    Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Hand Cream 100ml x 2
    Sanctuary Velvety Hand Cream 30ml
    The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel

    Chanel No. 5 EDP 20ml x 2
    Chanel No. 5 Sheer Moisture Mist 100ml
    Island Escape Sea Salt & Bergamot EDT 25ml - GA
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 4ml x 4
    Lidl Suddenly Diamonds 50ml
    L'Occitane Arlesienne EDT 7.5ml
    L'Occitane Arlesienne EDT 75ml - IN
    L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine EDT 100ml
    L'Occitane Jasmin & Bergamot EDT 7.5ml x 2
    L'Occitane Magnolia & Mûre EDT 75ml
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee EDT 7.5ml x 2
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee EDT 75ml - UU
    L'Occitane The Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette 30ml - IN
    Molton Brown Apuldre EDP 50ml
    Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 100ml

    Shower Gel & Soap
    Avon Planet Spa Revitalising Harmony Foaming Shower Mousse 150ml
    Bamford Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint Body Wash 50ml - UU
    L'Occitane Arlesienne Scented Soap 50g
    L'Occitane Arlesienne Shower Crème 75ml
    L'Occitane Bonne Mere Shower Gel 300ml - Lemon
    L'Occitane Bonne Mere Shower Gel 300ml - Peach
    L'Occitane Bonne Mere Shower Gel 300ml - Rosemary
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Perfumed Soap 75g - IN
    L'Occitane Magnolia & Mure Shower Gel 175ml - UU
    L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Shower Gel 250ml - IN
    L'Occitane Roses et Reines Silky Shower Gel 75ml - IN
    Molton Brown Shower Gel 300ml - Wild Indigo
    Molton Brown Shower Gel 300ml - Ylang Ylang - UU
    Molton Brown Shower Gel 500ml - Orange & Bergamot
    Rituals Zensation Shower Foam 50ml - UU

    Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF 50 200ml x 2
    Ambre Solaire SPF30 Lotion 50ml
    Ambre Solaire SPF50 Lotion 50ml
    M&S Sun Smart sun lotion SPF30 50ml
    Nivea Protect & Refresh SPF 50 200ml x 2
    Nivea Protect & Refresh SPF 50 200ml - UU
    Soltan Once Face SPF30 50ml
    Soltan Once Face SPF30 50ml x 2 - UU
    Soltan Once Face SPF50 50ml
    Soltan Protect & Go Lotion 50ml SPF30
    Soltan Protect & Go Lotion 50ml SPF50+
    Ultrasun Face SPF30 25ml

    Deodorant & Talc
    Asda Extra Dry Powder 100g
    Avon Shimmering Body Powder Soft Musk 40g
    Boots Baby Powder 200g
    Dove Spray Deodorant 125ml - Pure - UU
    Dove Spray Deodorant 75ml - Go Fresh
    Fenjal Crème deodorant 50ml - UU
    Fenjal Crème deodorant 50ml
    Johnson's Extra Dry Baby Powder 425g x 5
    Johnson's Extra Dry Baby Powder 425g - UU
    L'Occitane Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant 50ml
    Mitchum Spray Deodorant 200ml - Flower Fresh
    Mitchum Spray Deodorant 200ml - Shower Fresh - UU
    Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant 35ml
    Vaseline Spray Deodorant 125ml - Go Fresh
    Vaseline Spray Deodorant 75ml - Active Fresh
    Vaseline Spray Deodorant 75ml - Aloe Sensitive

    Toothpaste & Mouthwash
    Dentyl Complete Care Mouthwash 500ml
    Dentyl Smooth Mint Mouthwash 500ml x 2
    Dentyl Smooth Mint Mouthwash 500ml - UU
    Oral B Premium Protection Toothpaste 15ml x 8
    Oral B Premium Protection Toothpaste 75ml
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml - Deep Clean
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml - Professional Protection - UU

    Everything Else
    Avon Liquid extraction strip gel 30ml
    Avon Skin so soft shave gel x 2
    Banana Boat Aloe aftersun spray 235ml
    Bio Oil Large Bottle 200ml - UU
    Bio Oil Large Bottle 200ml
    Bio Oil Small Bottle 60ml x 2
    Boots Smooth Care Cream 200ml - Normal
    Boots Smooth Care Cream 200ml - Sensitive
    Boots Smooth Care Facial Wax Strips x 20
    Boots Smooth Care Precise Wax Kit 15ml
    Caudalie Divine Oil 15ml
    Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel 50ml x 4
    Clarins Bust Beauty Firming Lotion 15ml
    Femfresh Feminine Deodorant - Freshness 125ml
    Femfresh Feminine Deodorant - Freshness 125ml - UU
    Femfresh Feminine Deodorant - Freshness 125ml - IN
    Femfresh Soothing Wash 250ml - IN
    Femfresh Soothing Wash 250ml
    Femfresh Ultimate Care Gel Wash 250ml
    L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine Refreshing Mist 50ml
    L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mist
    L'Occitane Precious Mist 50ml x 2
    L'Occitane Verbena Refreshing Mist 75ml x 2
    M&S Rosehip All-Purpose Salve 50g
    No7 Brush Cleanser (Cleansing wtr) 200ml x 3
    Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Brush Gel 7ml x 2 - UU
    St Moritz Self Tan Mousse 200ml
    T-Zone Spot zapping gel 8ml
    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 250ml
    Veet Spray on hair removal cream 150ml - Blue x 2

    Avon 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette Nude Shimmer - GA
    Avon 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Shimmer
    Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil in Teal Switch & Ultra Violet
    Avon SuperShock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow in 24K Gold, Sparkling Platinum & Soft Bronze
    Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad in Day dream, Gilded metallics, Marine Blues & Underwater Paradise
    Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad Day Glow - GA
    Bell!pierre XII Eye Palette
    Bobby Brown Metallic Eye Shadow Lapis
    Lancôme 24HR Luminous Eyeshadow in Vibrant Violet & Electrifying Sparkle
    Lancôme Eyeshadow Palette in Violet Magnetique, Doll Eyes & Christmas
    MeMeMe Dew Pot Twilight Bliss
    MeMeMe Eyeshadow Quad in Opulent Eyes & Ocean Eyes
    Nars Intense Eyeshadow Pasiphae
    No7 Eye shadow 1.9g Mink - TA
    No7 Eye shadow 1.9g in Turquoise Shine
    Revlon Shadowlinks Candy
    Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Brights & Mermaids&Unicorns
    Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette #3
    W7 Chunky Eyes Eyeshadow in Mocha & Cappuccino

    Eyeliner, Mascara & Brows
    Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara Black
    Avon Brow definer Soft Black x 2
    Avon Glimmerstick diamonds eyeliner Fuschia fun - GA
    Avon Glimmerstick diamonds eyeliner in Flashy steel
    Avon Glimmerstick eyeliner in Crackling Cobalt, Galactic Green, Teal Waters & Ultra Violet
    Avon Mega Effects eyeliner
    Avon SuperExtend Liquid Eyeliner in Hunter Green & Black
    Beauty UK High Brow All in One Brow Definition Kit - GA
    Benefit Gimme Brow (Mini) Shade 5 Deep - IN
    Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! - IN
    Clarins Wonder perfect mascara 7ml
    Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara 10g Black
    Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara 6.5ml Black
    Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara 7ml Black
    Lancôme Hypnôse Volume à Porter 2ml Black x 3

    Foundation, Powder & Primer
    Avon CC Cream SPF50 Nude x 2
    Avon ColorTrend Picture Perfect Face Primer - UU
    Avon ColorTrend Picture Perfect Face Primer
    Avon Colour Correcting Pearls
    Avon Ideal Flawless CC Colour Correcting Powder Fair
    Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 15ml x 2
    George Mineral Setting Powder Translucent
    George Silk Finish Pressed Powder Translucent
    Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener 7ml
    Lancôme Illuminating Make-Up Primer 5ml
    Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser 5ml x 2
    L'Oreal Cushion Foundation 09 Beige
    L'Oreal True Match Powder N4 Beige x 4
    L'Oreal True Match Powder N4 Beige - UU
    MeMeMe Loose Face Powder Translucent
    MUA Pout Prime
    MUA Pro-base x 2
    No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation 30ml Cool Ivory
    No7 Crème Touch Pressed Powder Translucent
    Pür Correcting primer illuminate and glow 10ml

    Blusher, Bronzer & Highlighter
    Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls Warm Coral - UU
    Clarins Summer bronzing compact
    No7 Mosaic Bronzer
    No7 Shimmer Palette Rose
    The Body Shop Lightening Touch Universal Radiance
    Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Shade 1

    Lipstick & Lip Balm/Crayon/Gloss/Liner
    Avon Intensive Relief Lip Treatment
    Avon Luxe Couture Gloss Flirty Pink - TA
    Avon Ultra colour bold lipstick Boldest burgundy - GA
    Avon Ultra colour bold lipstick Red rave - GA
    Avon Ultra Colour Indulgence Lipstick in Day Lily & Red 2000
    Avon Ultra colour lip crayon Wild Orchid
    Avon Ultra colour lip tint pen Raspberry - TA
    Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Clear & Legendary Red
    Avon Ultra Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Pink cashmere & Deep plum
    Bell!pierre Lipstick Ruby
    Blistex Lip Relief Cream
    Clarins Gloss Prodige Mini 04 Candy
    Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry
    Clinique Lip Colour Mini Cherry Pop
    Coca-Cola Cherry coke lip balm 4g x 9
    Dior Addict Lipstick 991 Perfecto
    Dior Diorific Lipstick 039 Lady
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint Berry
    Eve Lom Kiss Mix
    Lancôme Rouge in Love 322 TS 1.65g 322TS x 2
    Lancôme Rouge in Love 322 TS 1.65g 322TS - GA
    Lancôme Shine Lover Lipstick Plum D'Audace
    L'Occitane Delightful Rose Lip Balm 12ml
    L'Occitane Shea Butter Balm 10ml x 3
    L'Occitane Ultra Rich Lip Balm
    Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub 25g
    Nivea Lip balm spf15 - Soothe & Protect
    No7 Lip Crayon Statement - TA
    No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick Soft Ruby 300
    No7 Perfect lips pencil 4g in Blush & Fire
    No7 Shine & Tint Lip Gloss Sultry - TA
    Stila Lip glaze raspberry 1.5ml
    The Body Shop Lipscuff
    Yves Saint Laurent Pure Colour Lipstick Shade 1

    Nails Inc Gel one coat nail polish 10ml

    4ml Polishes

    Bolton's Place
    Sheraton Street

    10ml Polishes
    Albert Bridge Top Coat
    Baker Street, Belgrave Mews, Belsize Park, Bloomsbury Square
    China town
    Electric Lane
    Haymarket, Holbein Place, Holland Park
    Kensington Caviar Base Coat, Kensington Caviar Gel Top Coat, Kensington Caviar Top Coat, Kings Road, Knightsbridge Green
    Lots Road
    Marylebone Road, Mulberry Walk
    New Burlington Place
    Sloane Street, South Kensington, St John's wood, St Martin’s Lane, Swiss Cottage, Symons Street
    Tate, The Mall
    Walton Street, Wardour Mews, Westminster Abbey, Wigmore Street

    Albert Place, Fitzroy Square, Queen Victoria Street, Soho, The West End, Whitehall

    14ml Polishes
    Alexa Hearts
    Bright Street Base Coat
    Hampstead Grove
    NailKale Superfood
    Regents Park
    Whitechapel, Winter Mews

    Alexa Camo, Alexa Sequin, Belgrave Square, Exhibition Road, Swan Street

    Nail Polish - Other Brands
    Avon Avon 5-in-1 Nail Experts - GA
    Avon Gel finish nail enamel in Envy & Barely There
    Avon Nailwear Pro+ Decadence
    Avon Nailwear Speed Dry Shipwreck - GA
    Lancôme Vernis in Love Nail Polish 6ml Madame Tulipe 179M
    Leighton Denny Crystal finish quick dry top coat 12ml
    O.P.I Nail Polish 15ml Russian Navy
    Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener - SELLING/SOLD
    Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff - SELLING/SOLD

    Other (Nails)
    Avon Nail wraps Star Struck - GA
    Avon Nail wraps True Zebra - GA
    Barry M Corrector pen
    ImPress Press On Nails Natural
    Nails Inc. Bling it on Glitter Pot in Emerald & Glitterball
    Primark Nail Corrector Pen x 2

    TOTAL = 479 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
    3.6K posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Xmas Saver!
    All in all, for June, I had 20 INs and 46 OUTs, so down 26 - go me! :beer:
    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
  • VALMVALM Forumite
    4.8K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    Thanks for new thread Gemzie. Count me in as always. Need to think about PP list.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

    SPC Member 046
    £2. Challenge member 55
  • edited 1 July 2016 at 7:44AM
    mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
    15.5K posts
    edited 1 July 2016 at 7:44AM
    Thanks for the new thread Gemzie I'm in again

    hope everyone is well and managing to UU more than they add

    would like to stay below 250 by the end of the year
    first full count list done for a while was at End of Feb 2014 had 358
    I'm starting 2016 with 292 items
    INs - 12
    UUs - 66
    TAs - 1
    GA - 1
    Running total for 2016 = 237

    Perfumes - 14
    Kills love slowly
    Alfred sung Sui
    vivienne Westwood boudoir
    Thierry Mugler X2 8ml
    Thierry Mugler Angel 25ml
    Narciso Rodriguez for her
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Agent Provocateur X2
    Jimmy Choo
    Doir poison
    Nina Ricci RicciRicci

    face care - 14
    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
    Anew ultimate age repair cream cleanser
    dead sea magik gentle cleansing face wash
    balance me pure skin face wash
    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 - 10
    Champneys good as new body butter
    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 - 9
    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
    no7 cleansing body polish
    Sanctuary gentle polish body scrub

    lotions and creams including hand - 30
    Champneys good as new hand cream
    Orange and lime hand cream
    Pink pepper and amarys hand cream
    Mandarin and patchouli hand cream
    salonniere hand cream
    B&H lemon blossom and white rose hand & body lotion
    Bath boutique body lotion
    Royal jelly 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
    O2spa hand and body lotion
    sanctuary body lotion
    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 cherry blossom oriental lily and lotus flower hand & body lotion
    Boots oriental floral mimosa body cream
    nivea soft
    boots royal jelly body lotion
    Natural extracts body lotion with vitamin E
    Sanctuary silky smooth body lotion

    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 - 19
    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 lily of the valley bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml warm vanilla & fig bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml soft pink bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml cranberry & orange 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
    S&G Sugar Crush Body Wash
    fenjal luxury shower oil
    Angel perfume shower gel
    bhs whitetea and gojiberry bath salts
    bhs olive sage and cocoa butter bath and shower gel
    Champneys skin comforting bath soak powder
    Sanctuary cleansing burst body wash

    feet - 11
    Champneys good as new foot butter
    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
    sanctraury intensive heel rescue balm
    scholl revitalising gel
    carnation anti blister stick
    carnation cracked heel cream
    SpaO2 foot lotion

    bath bombs - 6
    Bomb seasons tweetings bath bomb
    Bomb rocking Robin bath bomb
    Bomb snowflakes on your tongue bath bomb
    Rosebud bathbomb
    Rose shaped thing with bubble bath petals
    Lush candy bubble bath bar

    deodorant -
    Dove invisible dry Roll on

    hairspray and hair - 9
    Shampoo X3
    aldi hair spray
    Vo5 heat protect spray
    Lee Stafford dry shampoo
    paul mitchell colour protect locking spray
    catwalk frisky scrunching gel
    Argan oil conditioner

    talc 2
    2 assorted

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

    soap - 4
    carex liquid soap
    apple tango hand wash
    Astonish liquid soap
    lush soap bar

    Massage bars -

    random items - 2
    L'Oreal solar advanced sun protection
    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 - 75
    Nivea fruity shine strawberry lip balm
    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 X12
    lip pencils assorted X2
    body shop choc lip butter
    lip sticks assorted X 23
    mascara assorted X2
    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
  • Smiley87Smiley87 Forumite
    217 posts

    I'd love to join this challenge...my other half would probably also appreciate me doing this!

    I've always had a huge amount of toiletries and now we're moving in together I've gone and created one for him too, so now I have double the amount of stuff to contend with! It was entirely unintentional - it's just a terrible habit, especially if I see something on offer or like the smell/look of it.

    Here's my PP list for July:
    1. Garnier Miracle Cream sample X2
    2. Body Shop Blueberry shower gel
    3. Body Shop banana shampoo
    4. Body Shop banana conditioner
    5. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfume

    Going to start small because I have a horrible habit of having loads of products open at a time and switching between them.

    Fingers crossed!
    Make £2018 in 2018:
  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
    15.5K posts
    A UU to start the month
    BS chocomania body wash, I've been using it as bubble bath. Still have loads of bubble baths left so not buying any more for a couple of years I don't think.

    Pp/use up in summer list
    Sample of foundation still going strong
    Blusher at pan with more showing
    Eye shadow duo, almost UU the pale side the dark side not even at pan
    Will add more to this later.
    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
  • maddiemaymaddiemay Forumite
    4.3K posts
    Eighth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    Gemzie - thank you for the new thread, please count me in again.

    A good start to the month in that I didn't order the Aurelia Night Oil before the 15% bonus expired. I really want either a new ring or 2, or have some of mine made larger (not one fits any more:() so I decided to save the money and my birthday money towards this, no idea yet how much anything will cost:(

    Welcome to Smiley:D, you are in good company here, I am another one who has far too many products open at one time and the PP list is great for targeting these for me.

    I will do the scores on the doors for June and a new PP list and be back later.
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • gemmajenkins0208gemmajenkins0208 Forumite
    487 posts
    Third Anniversary
    Thank you for new thread Gemzie, I'm in again if that's alright :D

    Here is my list of unnecessaries:

    Wilko skin therapy cotton pads
    2x Simple eye makeup remover pads
    3x Wilko functional face wipes
    No. 7 soft and soothed toner
    Simple purifying cleansing lotion
    Nivea express hydration primer
    FCUK for her
    Impulse vanilla kisses
    Rimmel BB cream
    Avon colourtrend black eyeliner
    Avon supershock black mascara
    Ciate glitterball mini
    Gillette shave foam
    Dove firming lotion
    2x Dove shower cream
    Adidas firming shower gel
    Carmex lip balm with SPF

    A couple of those items I am unsure what I'm going to do with, as they are either very old or not quite fit for purpose for me. I'll see how the month plays out and take it from there :o
  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
    5.2K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Photogenic I've been Money Tipped!
    Many thanks for the new thread Gemzie, I'm in as usual.

    I have wondered in the past about just having an ongoing thread rather than monthly, we can then just post our PP lists at the beginning of a new thread. What do people think?
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler

    Fashion on the Ration 12/66
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