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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries January 2020

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
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, er me, sstevo19 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 can 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 this month 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! Do de-lurk if you are lurking, this is one of the friendliest threads on MSE.

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
7. Fiasco55 - graduated with honours May 2017


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
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  • BetharooniBetharooni Forumite
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    Would like to join in once again-just finalising my PP list for January and Finish 7 by Spring list and will post it up tomorrow.
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  • Tolteca87Tolteca87 Forumite
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    In for what will probably be the decade.
  • edited 26 January at 12:02AM
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    edited 26 January at 12:02AM
    Thanks for the new thread sstevo, I'm definitely back in for 2020.

    I'm starting with a total stash of 91 items and I want to get under 30 by the end of the year. I've got a lot of categories under control but the two problem stashes are hair treatments and skin treatments.

    My January PP list:

    Laura Mercier Pistachio Body Cream
    E45 body lotion spray
    Aveda Shampure Conditioner
    Paul Mitchell conditioner
    [STRIKE]Odylique coconut cleanser[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]Elemis skin toner[/STRIKE]
    Keihl's ultimate hand cream lavender
    Nuxe night cream
    Beauty Pie Retinol Night Cream
    Beauty Pie Retinol Serum
    Burts Bees Lip Balm

    My 7 for Spring list:

    Soaper Duper Tuberose Shower Gel
    Soaper Duper Coconut Shower Gel
    Odylique gentle herb shampoo
    Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleanser
    Umberto Giannini 60 second smooth pre-shampoo
    Aveda volume tonic
    Beauty Pie Retinol Hand Cream
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2020 12/91 UU, 0 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2020 £69.91/£600
  • maddiemaymaddiemay Forumite
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    Thank you for the new thread sstevo, I'm in again please.

    My UU list for January:-
    Beauty Pie Moonlighting Balm
    200ml Body Shop Coconut Shower Gel
    Clinique Grey Eyeliner Pencil
    100 ml Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser
    75ml Sensodyne Sensitive & Gum toothpaste
    30ml Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Shot
    100ml Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm
    10ml Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion
    Full size Lancome Hypnose Mascara
    30ml Origins Drink Up Mask
    50ml Beauty Pie Super Retinol Face Serum
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • edited 27 January at 8:53AM
    dolly84dolly84 Forumite
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    edited 27 January at 8:53AM
    Thanks for the new thread sstevo.


    Happy New Year



    January PP List

    Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic (b/f from December)
    [STRIKE]Superdrug Hand Balm - already cut open[/STRIKE]
    Clarins Tonic Shower Gel 200ml
    [STRIKE]Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Butter 50ml[/STRIKE]
    Desert Essence Curl Cream 200ml
    Philosophy Shear Splendour Conditioner 1L
    [STRIKE]Body Shop Argan Oil Shower Gel 250ml[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]Lyons Leaf Beauty Balm[/STRIKE]
    Moroccan Oil Light 200ml




    Finish 7 by Spring list.


    1.Garnier Oil Free BB Cream 40ml
    2. [STRIKE]Bare Minerals Mineral Veil[/STRIKE]
    3. Benefit Champagne Pink Eyeshadow
    4. Mini Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Taupe
    5. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Tint
    6. Revlon Lip Butter - Raspberry Pie
    7. Lanolips Rose Lip Balm


    Will not need to buy in 2020

    Shower gel
    Body moisturiser
    Hair conditioner/hair masks
    Foot cream
    Nail polish
    Hair serum/oil
    Makeup (except maybe foundation)
    Perfume
    Bubble Bath

    May need to buy in 2020

    Shampoo bar
    Cleanser - have one in use and two back ups
    Facial Oil - have one in use and one back up
    Curl cream - have one in use and one backup
    Deodorant - will be good for quite a while
    Hand cream - will be buying ingredients to make my own
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler


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  • ponypalponypal Forumite
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    dolly84 wrote: »
    Hand cream - will be buying ingredients to make my own
    would love to know what recipe (is that the right word?) you use :)
    Debt Free since December 2017
  • edited 1 January at 12:08PM
    ponypalponypal Forumite
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    edited 1 January at 12:08PM
    Going into 2020 stash list - 52 items - for reference my stash list going into 2019 was 71

    * = Pre-2019 stash - aka getting older

    Hair Products - this is the area I need to work on! I think my fantasy self applies hair stuff everyday haha
    Inecto Naturals Divine Shine Coconut Hair Oil
    *Roots intensive spray
    *Lush Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner
    Inecto Naturals Super Moisturising Coconut Conditioner
    Mroobest anti-hair loss Shampoo
    AVEDA Damage Remedy intensive restructuring treatment
    Superdrug Colour effects wash in wash out conditioning colour
    LUSETA Argan Oil Heat Protection Spray
    Phytema Active Lotion against hair loss

    Soaps/Shower Products
    *Yorkshire Soap Co Happy in Harrogate
    *Yorkshire Soap Co soap
    Cookie Dough Shower Scrub

    Lip balms
    *Lucky Cloud coconut lip butter

    Face washes/Cleansers/masks
    *Elemis superfood facial wash
    Primark x Alex Steinherr Pore Balance Super Detox Clay Mousse Face Mask
    LUSH Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser
    REN Clean Skincare Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser

    Moisturisers
    Superdrug Ice Wine eye cream
    LUSH Snowflake Body Lotion
    Green People Rejuvinating Eye Cream
    Green People Vita min fix 24 hour cream
    Green People Fruitful Nights Night Cream
    Superdrug hand and nail cream
    The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Hemi-Squaline - didn’t really know where to stick this category wise

    Bath stuff
    Our Tiny Bees Cocoa & Honey Bath Melt
    Yog Nog Bubble Bar
    Snow Fairy Magic Wand
    Pop Art Bath Bomb
    Dala Horse Bath Melt
    Not So Secret Santa Bath Bomb
    Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
    Pumpkin Bath Bomb
    Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb
    Boo Bath Melt

    Deodorant/body spray/perfume
    *Salt of the earth deodorant travel size
    *Superdrug devotion body spray
    Tisserand Cucumber and Grapefruit deodorant

    Makeup
    *Urban decay all-nighter eyeliner
    *Mina cream eyeshadow in a green colour
    *Makeup Revolution Foundation stick

    Nail products
    *American Apparel glitter polish in Americana
    *Barry M Superdrug Limited Edition in Icicle
    *Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Black Cherry
    *Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Blue Jade
    *Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Chai
    *Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Cardamom
    *Barry M Telly Hi Shine in Damson
    *Miss Sporty gel shine no 510
    *O.P.I in Lost my bikini in Molokini
    *& other stories Seafoam Coast
    Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Banana Split
    Barry M base coat and topcoat


    2020 plan…
    Try and prioritise things I have had in my stash pre-2019/fresh stuff like LUSH
    Reduce stash overall again
    Maybe get to one in one out with hair products by end of the year - this seems to be an area I still struggle with
    Only buy replacements
    Prioritise zero waste options if repurchasing
    Stop using sheet masks/similar single use type products
    Don’t use hotel toiletries where possible
    Can I do a NO BUY if I make my £25 Superdrug Gift Card last all year?
    Absolutely banned from TK MAXX I think the last ten or so items I have purchased from there on a whim have been a flop

    January PP:
    REN Clean Skincare Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser: use daily
    Superdrug devotion body spray - this is almost done! Will take on holiday later this month
    Lush Angels on Bare Skin Face Cleanser - use at night
    Roots intensive spray - need to try and get into using this daily or even weekly would be a start!
    Lush Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner - tempted to use this as a soap in the shower as I feel the application of it on my hair causes a lot of hair to fall out
    Lucky Cloud coconut lip butter

    Finish 7 By Spring

    Our Tiny Bees Cocoa & Honey Bath Melt
    Superdrug Ice Wine Eye Cream
    Lucky Cloud Coconut Lip Butter
    Superdrug Devotion Body Spray
    Urban decay all-nighter eyeliner - would like to make progress with this as it is a couple of years old now and I really love wearing it... there is currently 14mm of product left
    Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Chai - would be good to make progress with this, it's my go to shade for Jan/Feb
    LUSH Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser
    Debt Free since December 2017
  • edited 8 January at 7:39PM
    dawn1980dawn1980 Forumite
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    edited 8 January at 7:39PM
    I'm posting in two parts as this is big.
    As it’s a new year and the start of my plenty in 20, I’m going to give a full stash list.
    Plenty in 20 is going to be a low buy year but more than that it is going to be about intentionally using the things I own, ie, intentionally painting my nails, making crafts and creating a beauty routine.
    These lists are long. I won’t be offended if you don’t read the lists
    I am not intending to buy anything unless it is a replacement. Some categories will not need any replacements at all this year. I will however be keeping my Birch Box subscription live as I am 7 boxes in and still loving it. The Birch Box and my M and S advent calendar have given me loads of new brands and products to try. You can see there are lots of minis.
    I will need more Seche Vite top coat (HG) soon.


    Currently in use:
    Loreal Elvive extraordinary oils [STRIKE]shampoo[/STRIKE] and conditioner (1” left in each)
    Paul Mitchel 2 shampoo
    Garnier Banana hair food conditioner (3-4 uses left)
    Aveda repair leave in conditioner
    La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume
    Yves Rocher Evidence Intense perfume (50ml ½)
    Body shop Vineyard peach body lotion (1” left)
    Chloe body lotion (200ml ½)
    [STRIKE]Body shop Moringa shower gel (1-2 washes left)[/STRIKE]
    Vichy purete face wash (1/2)
    Loreal facemasks in yellow and grey
    No 7 facial oil 15ml (1/2)
    No 7 Day and night creams (both 25ml)
    No 7 eye cream and Avon advanced techniques eye cream (spluttering)
    Vichy 89 serum (2/3)
    Pixi glow tonic toner (more than ½)
    No 7 Total renewal Microdermabrasion (50ml 1/5)
    Garnier Aloe toner (1”)
    Garnier Micellar water (original pink.) (less than ½)
    Champneys foot butter (1/2)
    [STRIKE]Soap and Glory calm one calm all bubble bath (HG)[/STRIKE]
    Nuxe Reve du Miel lip balm (2/3)
    Sephora banana lip balm
    [STRIKE]Tony Moly banana hand cream (spluttering)[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]Shaving foam (the Olay one)
    Right Guard deodorant (blue)[/STRIKE]
    Ginger and Co heavenly hand wash.
    Nuxe Huile prodigious original (100ml 2/3)
    Sanctuary spa hand wash
    Sanctuary spa hand lotion
    Sanctuary spa body scrub 50ml
    Ponds original cold cream cleanser (1/4)
    Kirsty Allsop Landsdown rose hand wash.
    This works Sleep spray (small one.)
    Sally’s pure acetone (I’m impatient)
    Sally Hansen cuticle remover
    OPI Cuticle oil
    Seche Vite top coat
    Orly Bonder base coat
    Nail polishes (230 various.) (various base and top coat back ups.)

    Somewhere there is 20ml left of a Chloe perfume which I cannot find….
    Marvis liquorice toothpaste

    Wow. I never realised just how many products I had on the go!
  • catherinekatecatherinekate Forumite
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    I'm in for 2020 and the foreseeable future!

    In 2019 I had 50 OUT and 30 IN. Since starting this challenge in 2014 I've had 683 OUT and 428 IN. Haven't done a full stash count for ages but I think I now have nothing older than 2005 in it (perfume that I use very rarely but don't want to let go, rest I think is post 2012).

    I am aiming to UU 20 makeup products in 2020. My toiletries and skincare stash is more or less under control, and I'm OK on basics like mascara and foundation, but I have a massive (compared to expected usage) stash of blusher, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail varnish and highlighter, despite buying very little for many years.

    And a confession . . . despite having 45 pans of eyeshadow, mostly of the type I use and like, I bought a 30 shadow palette - basically a dupe of Born to Run with some extra pale browns. I don't feel bad about it, although it was an impulse purchase, because I don't have anything like it and I'll have fun experimenting. Also a bargain at only £6 70% off in Debenhams. It's 27g in total and each pan is small so hoping I'll get through it quicker than my 10g Revlon single shadow monsters.

    Good luck everyone and stay strong!
  • edited 1 January at 12:36PM
    dawn1980dawn1980 Forumite
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    edited 1 January at 12:36PM
    Here is the full stash list...:cool:

    Perfume:
    Philosophy Amazing Grace 50mleau de parfum

    Chloe 75ml eau de parfum

    Elizabeth Arden sunflowers 50ml toilette

    Bubble bath:
    Avon Soft Pink 500ml (HG)
    S&G Calm one, Calm all 500ml
    Lush Karma bubble bar
    Lush comforter Bubble bar
    A couple of bomb cosmetics bombs.

    Shampoo:
    Phillip Kingsley weightless shampoo 60ml
    Aveda Cherry Almond 250ml

    Conditioner:
    Klorane nourishing conditioner with Mango 50ml
    Aveda Cherry Almond conditioner 200ml
    Percy and Reed Wonder Balm leave in conditioner 75ml

    Body scrub:
    Sanctuary spa body scrub 50ml
    Body Shop British Rose Exfoliating gel body scrub 48.5g

    Body lotions and moisturisers:
    Vaseline intensive care Aloe soothe 400ml
    Champneys: A well earned treat Summer dream lotion 350ml
    Elizabeth Arden sunflowers lotion 100ml
    Sanctuary Spa luxurious body butter 50ml
    Sanctury Spa body lotion 75ml
    Body Shop British Rose Instant glow body butter 50ml

    Feet:
    Champneys Good as new foot butter 125ml

    Soap:
    Body shop Olive soap bar x2
    Body shop British Rose soap bar
    Ginger and Co heavenly hands hand wash 500ml

    Shower gel:
    Body Shop Olive 250ml x2
    Body Shop British Rose 250ml
    Sanctuary Spa 250ml
    Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers 100ml
    Rituals: The ritual of Ayurveda 75ml
    Body Shop Satsuma 60ml
    Body Shop Fuji Green Tea 60ml
    Molton Brown coastal Cypress and sea fennel 30ml
    Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot 30ml
    Molton Brown Rosa Absolute 30ml
    Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod 30ml

    Face masks:
    Aesop sample of Blue chamomile x2
    Morning goggle eye sheet mask
    Inc.redible sparkle like a unicorn sheet mask
    Garnier Moisture bomb sheet mask
    Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay 13g
    Emma Hardie Purifying pink clay detox mask 20ml

    Toners:
    Pixi glow tonic 250ml
    Evoluderm rose toning lotion 500ml

    Micellar:
    Bioderma sensibio 500ml
    No 7 Radiant results 30ml x 2 ½
    Balance me flash cleanse 30ml

    Cleansers (mixed types):
    No 7 Beautiful skin hot cloth cleanser 50ml
    Caudelie Vinopure 30ml
    Alpha H Balancing cleanser 30ml
    Murad AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser 30ml
    Daily concepts mulit-functional soap sponge with mother of pearl (60 uses)

    Scrubs:
    No 7 Microdermabrasion 25ml x 2
    Aesop purifying facial exfoliant paste single use sachets x2

    Serums:
    No 7 protect and perfect Advanced 50ml X3 and 5ml x2
    Loccitane serum preciux sample sachet
    Balance me Hyaluronic plumping mist 5ml

    Oils:
    Nuxe Huile prodigeuse shimmer 15ml
    No 7 facial oil 15ml x2

    Eye cream:
    M&S beauty Formula absolute targeted treatment for eyes and lips.

    Night cream:
    No 7 Protect and perfect intense Night cream 25ml x 2
    M&S Formula absolute ultimate sleep cream 15ml
    Ren V-Cense Revitalising night cream 30ml
    Filorga NCEF Reverse 7ml

    Day cream Single use sachets:
    L’occitane perfecting mattifying liquid
    L’Occitane perfecting cream

    Day cream:
    No 7 Protect and perfect Intense day cream 25ml x2
    M&S Pure Super Hydrate day cream 30ml
    Polar Eclat Boreal smoothing cream 25-30ml? (doesn’t say.)
    Nuxe Crème prodigeuse Boost 15ml

    Lip balm:
    Skyn Minty lip fix 12ml

    Hand cream:
    L’Occitane vervaine 75ml (1/2) parked until summer.
    Body shop frosted berries 30ml
    L’Occitane Cerisier Pastel 30ml
    L’Occitane dry skin hand cream 10ml
    Palmers coconut oil body lotion 11ml (I will use for hands.)

    I count myself very fortunate to have so many good quality products. Though the lists are long, many items are quite small. I need to make sure that I am using day cream and moisturiser as these are the products I tend to skip.

    I think I will need to buy shampoo and conditioner this year as well as sun cream, body scrub and bubble bath as well as frequent basics.



    I will not need: nail polish, shower gel, serum.


    I have 230 bottles of nail polish. I am not in a hurry to get through them or finish them but I will intentionally use them. I have a destash pile to sell.


    114 items combined in-use and stash excluding nail polishes. But lots of minis.
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