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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries March 2023

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  • ruby_eskimo
    ruby_eskimo Posts: 4,541 Forumite
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    Those are some nice sounding products @Clutterbug07 and yes I think the body yogurts might be better for summer but I have a spiced orange one from Christmas to use soon 🤣

    Quite a few UU's to report:

    Versed Dew Point Moisturising Gel Cream - been using this every day and have another one in the stash to go.  However had been using up a sample I've had opened of the Avene Cleanance moisturiser that I used to use a veerrrryyyy long time ago and I think I may have fallen in love with it all over again.  May have to buy a full size when the next Versed is done.

    TBS Camomile Cleansing Butter - yes the packaging is awful but the product is great.  Have replaced with a Farmacy Green Clean balm that I got in a set at Christmas.  This one is prickly pear and seems to be doing an amazing job.

    Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - this was a deluxe sample and I hated the texture (a bit gloopy) and the cucumber scent was way too overpowering for me.  Did an ok job but I'm glad to be back to my Jordan Samuel Aftershow

    Rituals Jing Body scrub - I love the Rituals scrubs but the scent on this one didn't really do it for me.  Have replaced with the last in the stash of my Mehr one (also from Rituals) and then after that, I'm going to give making my own sugar scrub a go...

    Missha Lemon Sheet Mask - only a couple more left!

    Bayliss and Harding mini bubble bath - another from the advent calendar.  Did the job.
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  • dolly84
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    It was my birthday last week and DD bought me a perfume:

    M&S Discovery Sea Salt & Neroli - these are big 100ml bottles and they do loads of scents including mens, this one smells lovely, DD bought DH a black pepper one for Christmas and she has another one which smells gorgeous too.  Can recommend these as an affordable scent for work perhaps.
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  • VALM
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    dolly84 said:
    It was my birthday last week and DD bought me a perfume:

    M&S Discovery Sea Salt & Neroli - these are big 100ml bottles and they do loads of scents including mens, this one smells lovely, DD bought DH a black pepper one for Christmas and she has another one which smells gorgeous too.  Can recommend these as an affordable scent for work perhaps.

    Happy Belated Birthday Wishes. xx  I have the Coconut one from M&S and also worked my way through a little sample kit last year.  They are lovely. 
    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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  • Clutterbug07
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    dolly84 happy birthday for last week! 

    ruby_eskimo spiced orange sounds really nice!  Haha yes, but perhaps not so summery!

    UU
    • Barry M - Fine Glitter Dust in Wildfire (27):  I use this for my brow bone, have done for years- it's fine and sparkly and beautiful- shine without too much base colour, not remotely chalky.  I have one in back up stash, although they don't seem to have them on the Barry M website anymore, so I may need to get a few more backups.  I have never found anything as good!
    Throw away
    • Sugarpill- Pressed eyeshadow in Dollipop:  Bright hot pink.  This smells bad, and is ancient (ahem, 2014 apparently when I searched my inbox….), so it's going in the bin!
    Will probably be more throw aways within the next few months, as we're hoping to move house soon, and I don't want to take rubbish with me!

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    • Sure 72H anti-perspirant spray- 250ml- Uplifting and Fresh: Replacement for the one that ran out.
    • Nina Ricci- 12 x sample sprays: I bought one of those atomiser things to "decant" some of my own perfume into, but the damn thing didn't fit properly and wouldn't fill up- just splurted my perfume everywhere!  So I had to take my giant bottle away with me this weekend which was v annoying, space is a premium, so I ordered these little Nina Ricci samples- I love this perfume and have bought the big size many times, but money is tight, didnt want to fork out for the large size and then find the atomiser doesn't work on that either.  These samples will last a while, and very transportable.
    • Elf Matte Magic Mist & Set:  My current Revolution one is running low.  I'd have bought that, but they didn't have it in stock, so back to the ELF one in the interim.
    • Barry M nail paint in Fortune teller:  A holo flakie topper, very pretty.  Have to start some long-term medication today and feeling a bit down and anxious about it, and this purchase was a bit of a self-soother- instead of buying crisps!!
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  • ruby_eskimo
    ruby_eskimo Posts: 4,541 Forumite
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    Happy belated birthday @dolly84.

    It was my birthday on Monday and I got 1 beauty related gift - a Neals Yard gift set which has been added to the stash and will get used up soonish I hope!

    Have a bunch more UU's to report:

    Wild Deodorant refill - like these and they last a while.  Don't have a favourite scent but the Peppercorn and pomegranate I've just switched to smells nice

    Giorgio Armani My Way perfume sample - I kind of hated this which isn't a surprise because it has jasmine in it and I really can't stand jasmine.  But I also kind of liked the drydown on this after the jasmine had faded.  Was a freebie with an order from somewhere.  Won't be buying it.

    Avene Cleanance Mattifying Emulsion - sample size gone.  Liked this but may not have been moisturising enough for me.  Back to the Versed Dew point.

    Revolution 5D Lash Waterproof Mascara - bought this as it's a dupe for my L'Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof and it gave a good effect initially on my lashes, but it flaked and smudged by the end of the day so I had panda eyes.  Have gone back to my beloved L'Oreal now.

    Bayliss and Harding Jojoba and Vanilla body lotion mini - another from the advent calendar.  Love the scent of this but just an average lotion.  Have a few more to work through.
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  • VALM
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    Belated birthday wishes to you too @ruby_eskimo.  I had another IN yesterday - 10ml Shay & Blue Framboise Noire fragrance.  This is gorgeous.  They have an offer at the moment that you can apply for a free 10ml bottle and only pay p&p.  Am tempted to get MRM to apply for another for me as this is gorgeous.  I applied it last night at about 6.00pm and could still smell it (albeit faintly) this morning. 
    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
  • Clutterbug07
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    @ruby_eskimo  Happy Birthday for Monday!  Also, yes, Lash Paradise is the best, I love it, I just finished one and sadly have to use some others in the stash (gifts with purchase) before I can buy it again!!

    UU
    • L'Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara Black Waterproof:  My HG, but it's been open since Dec and is hitting that three month mark, and it getting hard work with being too dried up now (I use it every day), so this is done.  Once all waterproof ones from my stash are done I shall repurchase this.
    • Concrete Minerals- Mineral Eyeshadow in Living Dead: Beautiful murky mossy green with almost a pinky coppery sheen to it. When my Concrete Minerals eyeshadow primer runs out, I'll put in an order and will repurchase this one as I have nothing quite like it in my collection
    • UOMA Beauty Stay Woke Brightening Concealer - T1 White Pearl:  Quite like the desaturated colour of this one, it's quite neutral and not too light considering it's called White Pearl, but it's to fluffy/creamy and not actually concealing enough.  I was using this to damp down a bit of redness on my cheeks, no good for covering blemishes sufficiently, and didn't like it under my eye either. WNBA, though have another one in my stash to use first :smiley:
    Throw Away
    • Lily Lolo Cream Foundation- in Charmeuse: Don’t like this.  It doesn't cover well or blend into my skin nicely.  Used it a couple of times but just couldn't vibe with it.  Had it a while now, and not used, so just getting rid.
    • NYX Eyeshadow Full Throttle quad in Colour Riot:  Very lackluster eyeshadow.  An orangey quad, and I like orange eyeshadow, but these are just a bit rubbish, not v good colour payoff.  Have other much better oranges, and I don't want to use this ever when I have them.
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  • dolly84
    dolly84 Posts: 5,851 Forumite
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    Thanks for all the birthday wishes.  Belated birthday wishes to ruby_eskimo.

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    Avon Oatmilk & Cornflower Shower Gel 500ml

    Out

    I've sold 9 brand new makeup brushes.  I had a good sort out and I had so many duplicates.
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  • VALM
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    UU Elizabeth arden ceramiide capsules.  This was a mini pack. I found the serum absorbed very quickly and then made my skin feel dry   WNBA.
    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
  • VALM
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    Updated  PP List
    Ultrasun SPF
    Too faced Old Money 
    Lacura hand cream 
    Superdrug shampoo 
    The Inkey list Caffeine eye cream 
    Superdrug conditioner 
    Bare Minerals Golden Gate 
    MAC primer
    Molten brown Coastal cypress and sea fennel shower gel
    The Inkey list Niacinamide serum

    I've added a mini Molten brown shower gel and The Inkey list Niacinamide serum to the list because I'm hopeful that I can finish them still this month.

    Of the other items I think the blusher and primer will be done.

    Uu Urban decay Gwen Stefani OC Blush which I used as a bronzer.  That's 2 pans gone from this palette.  I have also depottedcthe highlighter from 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
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