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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries March 2023

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  • Clutterbug07
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    @ruby_eskimo I'm currently working on a Body Shop strawberry body yogurt (was a Christmas/birthday gift)- and I too am not sure how I feel about it!  I think because it's so light and watery almost?  I'm used to a thicker body moisturiser perhaps.  I shall have to pay more attention to how moisturised my skin feels though- if it does the job, doesn't matter if it's not a thick body-butter type thing!  I actually have another one in my stash from Christmas/birthday also! :lol:
    Jan Grocery Challenge 2023:  £181.18/£400
    OSWLC 2023 Q1:  0/10
  • VALM
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    I had an IN yesterday - Skin Chemists Hyaluronic mask.  There was an offer of a free tube if you paid p&p only.

    I have received a few perfume samples this week too but will only mention them as and when I use them as to what I thin.

    Hit pan in another eyeshadow today -  Colourpop Lightening Bug.
    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
  • VALM
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    UU Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb sample. Lovely fragrance. 
    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
  • VALM
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    Updated PP List
    Carried forward
    Ultrasun SPF
    Too faced Old Money 
    Lacura hand cream 
    Superdrug shampoo 
    Kiehls Ultimate cream 

    For March
    The Inkey list Caffeine eye cream 
    Superdrug conditioner 
    Elizabeth Arden ceramiide capsules 
    Bare Minerals Golden Gate 
    MAC primer

    UU

    Glamglow Good in bed moisturiser. This was a mini. Must have come in a goody bag. My skin felt lovely each morning but I didn't care for the fragrance or colour of this cream.

    Sephora Vitamin C eye mask. Feels lovely. 

    TA Colourpop Supershock eyeshadow in Deep Dive. Has dried up and I don't care for the colour enough to revive it.
    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
  • asajj
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    @ruby_eskimo I'm currently working on a Body Shop strawberry body yogurt (was a Christmas/birthday gift)- and I too am not sure how I feel about it!  I think because it's so light and watery almost?  I'm used to a thicker body moisturiser perhaps.  I shall have to pay more attention to how moisturised my skin feels though- if it does the job, doesn't matter if it's not a thick body-butter type thing!  I actually have another one in my stash from Christmas/birthday also! :lol:
    I like them in summer! 

    UU-Elemis Superfood Facial Wash 30 ml. Nice cleanser and I think it was either from a beauty box or a gift. Not sure If I would buy it though, paying anything more than £15ish for a cleanser feels always excessive to me.

    Batista Dry Shampoo - bought another one to replace it, paid with Advantage card points.
    ally.
  • wondercollie
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    UU:

    Yves Rocher Sel D'Azur hand cream  30ml.   It made my hands soft.   Has a scent that made me think of a sea breeze with a hint of citrus.  Probably wouldn't repurchase  Just didn't like the smell enough.

    Neutrogena cream.   It was meant to reduce aging spots.  30 ml.   Hated the packaging.   It's not on the website anymore, so it can't have been a popular product.   Didn't really do much for the spots I worked on.

    Philosophy Fresh Cream body cream.   Part of a gift set.   Looks around 250ml.   I used it.   I can't decide if I actually liked the smell.   It did the job and kept my skin soft but looking back on it, the scent clings for a long time.   The matching shower gel still has a bit of life in but it's done as well.  Would regift it if I ever got it as a gift again.

    It's really cold and dry now, so I've got another two tubes of hand cream approaching the end of life.
  • pinkfluffybabe
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    Two In to report:

    medik8 calmwise serum to replace one that's almost done 

    dr bronner lip balm as I'm nearly done with the ones I have open. 

    First time in years I've had to buy a lip balm as it's been one of the biggest categories in my stash  o:)
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2024 22/53 UU, 20 IN
  • Clutterbug07
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    @asajj yes I can definitely see them working well for summer!

    @pinkfluffybabe  well done for finishing all your lipbalms, that is an achievement! <3

    A few UU's from the weekend
    • Sample sachet -  Purito Plainet Squalane oil 100:  Used this on the ends of my hair. Perhaps a little thick for hair oil, but softened the ends up nicely. Wouldn't buy though as I don't think it's the right oil for my face, and others would be better for my hair.  It was handy to take for our weekend away though, being in a little sachet!
    • Sample sachet - Mizon Cicaluronic serum:  Used on my decolatage/chest area- non sticky, felt hydrating.  I don't really need a standalone hyaluronic serum, so wouldn't buy.
    • Dove Compressed Aerosol Anti-perspirant Deodorant Invisible Dry 75 ml: Good travel size deo, would buy again.

    Aaaaaaaaaand my Yesstyle and Mad About Skin orders arrived over the weekend, so here they are, my big INS- it's a LOT, but it's cheaper ordering direct and they had an excellent sale on, so I did stock up a little- it should save me money in the long run.  Most are actually replacements, so slightly less guilt about it......

    • SKIN 1004 - Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule [100ml]:  This will be my new tranexamic acid once my Facetheory one runs out- I have about half a bottle left, so this is my replacement for that.  The FT price hikes leave me wanting something a bit more economical (from £19.99 to £27- no thank you!!!).  The percentage of tranexamic acid is lower in this, but it also has some lovely centella for soothing and a dash of Vit C deriviative, so a nice well rounded brightening serum.
    • COSRX - Full Fit Propolis Synergy Toner [150ml]:  Replacement for my Wishtrend Propolis toner than ran out last week.  Going back to this one which is lovely and juicy.
    • Benton - Deep Green Tea Toner [150ml]:  My current green tea toner will run out soon, and I like have GT in my routine for anti-oxidant/anti-aging, and this one is also meant to be good for blemishes as it has heartleaf too which is anti-inflammatory, so thought I'd give this one a go, as I don't love the Isntree one.
    • Isntree - TW-Real Bifida Ampoule [50ml]: My fermented toner ran out ages ago, and I didn't replace it, so going to try this serum instead as I have heard good things about this for brightening/anti-aging
    • I'm from - Mugwort Essence [160ml]: This a replacement, though purchased a little early, as I still have a decent amount left of my current mugwort ampoule, but this is a little pricey normally and It had a nice discount, so purchased it now.
    • RNW - DER. CONCENTRATE Ceramide Plus [30ml]:  Cannot get this in the UK, so purchased it now from yesstyle with my other purchases, as it was like 50% off!  Ceramides and peptides, lovely, excited to try, have wanted to for a while.  Replacement ceramide serum, though my current one won't be running out too soon, this will be next up.

    • Mad About Skin- Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++ 100ml: mine is almost out, so replacing this now as I don't want to do without.  It's lovely and light and non-greasy compared to a lot of face sunscreens!
    • Mad About Skin - All Day Protection Antioxidant Cream (30ml): Can't check the current bottle as you can't undo the pump and it's an opaque bottle, but it feels like I'll finish my current one of these soon, so replacing it as I need my antioxidant fix!
    Jan Grocery Challenge 2023:  £181.18/£400
    OSWLC 2023 Q1:  0/10
  • Clutterbug07
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    Oh, I forgot- I got a free gift with purchase!
    • Mad about Skin - Nourishing Lip Conditioner: this is a big tub too, so nice gift.  Currently have one I'm working on- use it on chapped lips, any bumps, cuticles etc- quite a nice all-purpose balm.
    Jan Grocery Challenge 2023:  £181.18/£400
    OSWLC 2023 Q1:  0/10
  • VALM
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    I placed another Boots order.  I am nearly out of The Inkey List Niacinamide and decided to purchase another ELF lipstick. This one is called Vocal and is the coral colour that I wanted initially.  V.  nice.
    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
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