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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries April

edited 3 April at 1:58PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
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    dolly84 said:
    dolly84 said:

    April PP List

    Peppermint Foot Cream - b/f from March - have used this about twice
    Cowshed Body Lotion - b/f from March
    Tresemme Perfectly Undone Condtioner - b/f from March - this is upside down but still plenty in there
    Ed Hardy Original EDP 100ml - no chance of finishing this
    Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Shower Gel 500ml
    Rose & Frankincense Skin Cream 60g - this will be carried over to May I think

    My 7 by Summer list
    1.  No7 Lip Crayon in Statement - still using as regularly as I can
    2. Barbara Daly Trade Secrets Sheer lip melt in Adorable -  b/f from the last challenge - I have this in my car to use as a lipbalm as it just wears off too quickly to use as lipstick

    4. Miss Sporty Stick Concealer - b/f from the last challenge - still using but there is loads left
    5. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - barely touched this
    6. Soap & Glory nude eyeshadow from quad - using nearly every day but it never looks any different
    7.  Bare Minerals Eyeliner in Plum - b/f from the last challenge  - using regularly but it will last a lifetime I think

    Final update of the month.  I haven't really made much progress this month but there should be quite a few things finished in May.

    I had to call into town to collect an M&S order this morning (first time I've been in there since Christmas 2019) and I called into the health food shop and bought DS and DH a Sukin moisturiser, it was only £6.99 for 125ml which I thought was good value.

    I was very annoyed whilst in town that the whole place but particularly M&S was full of old biddies on sticks and my poor DD is stuck at home until next Friday as a classmate tested positive, she can't see anyone, go to work or take her driving lesson at the weekend, even though they are all perfectly fine and all the vulnerable are supposedly protected, why is no one shouting from the rooftops about this?

    Sorry off topic rant over but I have just had enough of how badly kids are suffering.

    Sorry to hear about your job London_baby, we should all brace ourselves for hearing a lot more of that.

    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler

    Fashion on the Ration 28/66
  • edited 30 April at 8:35PM
    getmyacttogether2016getmyacttogether2016 Forumite
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    edited 30 April at 8:35PM
    Final declaration for April.

    The Inkey List Q10 serum 30ml - WNBA as felt this did nothing for my skin.

    Bare Minerals prime time foundation primer spf30 30ml.  Currently using one of these and I do not like it.

    Unfortunately I have quite a few INs to declare as I went on a spending spree to make myself feel better (don’t know why as it’s not going to bring mum back).

    MUA mattifying face primer
    MUA loose setting powder in white
    MUA foundation stick in 120
    MUA liquid lipstick in anti-gravity
    MUA liquid lipstick in firecracker
    Revolution liquid lipstick in bouquet
    Revolution liquid lipstick in chocolate orange
    Revolution brow pomade pen in ash brown
    Revolution brow pencil in brown
    Barry M nail varnish in lemon sorbet
    Malvala nail varnish in cyber chic
    Malvala nail varnish in solaris
    Nails Inc sos pen
    Revolution blotting papers
    Revolution eye shadow palette in mermaid
    Revolution eye shadow palette in pandemonium
    Revolution eye shadow palette in all we have is now
    Revolution liquid lipstick in violet
    Revolution liquid lipstick in dollhouse (this did not have the protective wrapper on it so they are sending out a new one)
    Revolution liquid lipstick in white wedding
    Revolution liquid lipstick in cutie
    Revolution liquid lipstick in raw (this was sent instead of rose which I ordered.  They are sending rose out to me)
    Revolution vit C serum
    Revolution under chin masks
    Revolution eye make up remover
    Revolution plum essencespray
    B pure cleansing wipes x3
    Superdrug nail glue
    Waken mouthwash in blackcurrant & mint
    Wild deodorant in fresh cotton & sea salt
    Wild deodorant in jasmine & mandarin blossom
    Wild deodorant in orange zest.

    Really quite disappointed in myself and writing it all down makes me feel sick.  The only thing I really needed was a serum as knew I would run out.  The foundation I’m okay with as I only have 1 other and that’s a powder and the nail varnish is helping me in not biting my nails but I really didn’t need to buy 3.  Everything else I really didn’t need.

    See you all back in May.


    Lost my way for far too long but now back on board to lead a more simplistic lifestyle

    Mar PP - UU 24 (£279.46), TA 2 (£ 13.99) IN 12 (£89.81)
    Apr PP - UU 27 (£324.94), TA 3 (£38.50) IN 53 (£216.65), GA 6 (£40.97)
    May PP - UU 0 (0.00), TA 0 (0.00), IN 0 (0.00), GA 0 (0.00)
  • VALMVALM Forumite
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    I did tally up but don’t have the figures handy atm. Am pleased however that I finished the Bare Minerals bronzer yesterday. Will now recommence work on the mini Benefit Hoola one.

    Sorry to hear about your job londonbaby and dolly84 it also angers me how children have suffered over the last year. I think though that we have to be mindful that everyone in Society has been affected and not all those people deemed to be vulnerable felt that they were and are quite angry too at not being able to live their lives as independently as they were capable of hence why they are out and about now.
    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!

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    £2. Challenge member 55
  • asajjasajj Forumite
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    asajj said:
    I have cut open Lacura Vitamin C Facial Cleanser. It is an ok cleanser but I don't like Aldi dupping other brands really so not sure if I would buy it again. Also UU'ed Japanfusion (Beauty Pie) Day Cream. Great product and would buy it again once I order from BP.

    I have selected 5 products from my cupboard to finish by end of this month as I have a lot of more than half-used products taking up space.

    Finish by EOM:

    - Japanfusion Hydra Prep Lotion
    - B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz
    - Clarins SOS Hydra Refreshing Face Mask
    - Clinique Supercharged Serum
    - Estee  Lauder Take it Away Makeup Remover Lotion
    Updated the list for April and carrying over rest to next month.
  • pinkfluffybabepinkfluffybabe Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread London_baby. I'm back in for April.

    PP List:
    Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
    Aveda Cherry Conditioner
    Natural Siberia Shampoo
    Origins Ginger Body Cream
    Nature Siberia Shower Gel
    Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
    Bamboo Hair Oil
    Aveda Cherry Hand Cream

    Seven for Summer List:
    Eight Hour Cream
    Midnight Recovery Concentrate
    This Works Eye Cream
    Phillip Kingsley Elasticiser
    The Inkey List PHA Toner
    Burts Bees Lip Balm
    Espa Lip Balm
    Totals for April:

    2 UU, 5 IN

    Will carry the rest forward into May.
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2021 23/91 UU, 17 IN
  • sstevo19sstevo19 Forumite
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    One UU from the last day of April:

    Oral B Satin Tape 25m - WDBA and have done. Cheap and effective :):smile:

    My scores for April are:

    UUs - 13
    INs - 9
    OUTs - 1 
    TAs - 4
  • edited 4 May at 8:43PM
    ponypalponypal Forumite
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    edited 4 May at 8:43PM

    IN Tesco hand and nail cream

    IN Superdrug tinted conditioner x 2

    IN Superdrug SPF face cream

    IN Rituals Happy Buddha Body Scrub (found this sealed in a charity shop for £1.50! amazing!)

    Debt Free since December 2017
    #11 3-6 month Emergency Fund - £6,000.00/£6,000.00
  • edited 4 May at 8:50PM
    ponypalponypal Forumite
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    edited 4 May at 8:50PM
    April Totals
    IN: 5
    UU: 2
    TA: 3
    GA: 1

    2021 Totals so far

    29 IN (10 NBI - 6 bought with xmas voucher, 4 given)

    27 UU

    2 GA

    3 TA

    Debt Free since December 2017
    #11 3-6 month Emergency Fund - £6,000.00/£6,000.00
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