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No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries March 2023

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  • VALM
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    VALM said:
    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.
    I love those capsules!   I noticed they are sold in Costco of all places!  Two of the large pots for less than the price of one in a department store.   Which raises the problem of buy them at less than glamourous Costco or the Bay and get a gwp?
    If it was me, I'd end up going for the GWP if the GWP product(s) were products I would use anyway.
    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 Garnier body lotion (the red one).  This is lovely and I have another one in my stash.
    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
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  • Clutterbug07
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    @ruby_eskimo what a great incentive for people to shop at MAC, what a shame they're not doing it anymore!  I bet a lot of people will start shopping elsewhere now!

    UU
    • Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Sport SPF 30:  From last year, so good to get it used up now.  Will repurchase, as it's good for our running, doesn't sweat into your eyes.  Might pop out to Boots at lunch to grab a replacement since I'll be out for a run tomorrow.
    • Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner: always love finishing a toner, feels like such an achievement!  Nice toner, this is the second of these toners I've used.  People absolutely rave about it, but I think it's ok.  Wanted to try the Benton green tea one, so not repurchasing this particular right now.
    • PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream:  I like this moisturiser, its light but rich at the same time.  Quite soothing.  I'll repurchase at some point :-)
    • Boots Sheet Mask with Added Collagen: Was alright, lots of serum I used up on my body.  Felt nice and cooling.

    INS
    • Geek & Gorgeous - Happier Barrier moisturiser: replacement moisturiser.  Only used once so far, seems nice, has some heft, but might not be quite as thick a night moisturiser as I'd like.  We'll see.  Its only 50ml so it probs wont take ages to use up esp since my skin feels dryer now I have started using retinal.
    • Geek & Gorgeous - aPAD serum:  replacement for my Facetheory azelaic acid that is about to run out.  The FT one went from £18.79 to £26.00, and my first bottle was only September- crazy price hike, no thanks!!!!  So trying G&G APAD, it's a deriviative, however studies are showing that the deriviative might be able to penetrate the skin better.  Looking forward to giving this a whirl!
    • Geek & Gorgeous - Jelly Joker cleanser - travel size:  Bought this for summer travel 2nd cleanse.  Will be away for two weeks, so need more than can fit in my little decanter pot.
    • Barry M - Fine Glitter Dust in Wildfire (27) x 2:  Replacement, had to order, worried they're not selling it anymore as it's not on the actual site, only Superdrug!  Got two as it was 3 for 2 in Superdrug, so one was effectively free
    • Elf Power Grip Primer: my third item.  I don't have heaps left of my current Elf primer, the jellypop one which I don't think they do anymore, so thought I'd give this one a try once it's done.
    Oof it has been a spendy month this month, mostly replacements or 'next in line' products, but it feels like a lot!

    Jan Grocery Challenge 2023:  £181.18/£400
    OSWLC 2023 Q1:  0/10
  • VALM
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    How do we all feel we are doing with our Project Pans considering that next week will be the last of the month?

    Here's a run down of mine:-

    Ultrasun SPF - I hate the packaging as i can't tell what is left.  I know it feels very light but have a feeling this may roll over.

    Too faced Old Money - this will roll over.  It's not the only eyeshadow that I'm trying to pan at the moment though I'm wearing it today.

    Lacura hand cream - I think I can finish this.  The tube is mostly flat.  I wish I had bought more of these from ALDI. 

    Superdrug shampoo - This is really light but I only wash my hair twice a week so it will probably roll over.

    The Inkey list Caffeine eye cream - I hit the point where the tube was making the pht pht sound this morning however I intend to cut this open so feel this may well roll over too.

    Superdrug conditioner - I felt like I was on the last use last time I used it so hopefully this will be gone.

    MAC primer - I can't see through this packaging either but it feels very light and I think it may be gone.

    The Inkey list Niacinamide serum - Same goes for this one. 

    Any favourites for the month?  Here's mine:-

    Skincare:-
    I brought in a bottle of D'Alchemy Skin Repair Oil which I thought was a mini.  I must have got it in a goody bag.  It's beautiful.  Leaves my skin so soft in the mornings.  However, it costs £50.80 for 30ml. 

    Makeup:-
    I still love the Colourpop Supershock Shadow called Telepathy which is a gorgeous charteuse green colour.  Am wearing it today with Old Money mentioned above.  I can't buy this anymore as it was a limited edition however I'm toying with the idea of ordering The Child palette from Colourpop however am waiting on a free international shipping offer.

    Bodycare:-
    Have opened my Rituals Good Fortune shower gel and body lotion and the fragrance is beautiful.

    Perfume:-
    I used Hugo Boss The Scent for her yesterday (have a sample) and will be putting this on the Lanzarote list for my holiday in the Summer.

    Anyone else particualrly loving something?



    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
  • Hodgepodge
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    I don't think I'll have any more use ups this month.
    really need to get stuff moving though, as the sheer volume (or rather weight...) nearly broke the drawer they are in. I've had to move the stash to a stronger drawer (hangs head in shame...)
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without
  • VALM
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    2 UUs from my PP List 

    Lacura hand cream.  I cut the tube open and used this up as body lotion last night. Wish I could repurchase. 

    Superdrug conditioner.  WNBA.

    I bought a new Garnier body lotion as its still on offer at Tesco.
    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
  • wondercollie
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    Tossed because of damage

    Elizabeth Arden Frosted Grape lipstick.   It snapped off from the tube and stuck to my lips!  In reality it was a bit dark for me but I liked the texture.   There's not enough reason to buy it (it was a gwp item)

    Catrice lip butter.  Opened it and the sponge applicator was hanging off.  I got my money's worth out of it, it was a cheap holiday buy and a nice neutral colour, so would consider buying it again if I saw it  (not easily found in Canada, so if I remember next time we're overseas, I'll have a look)

    Used Up:
    Kamill hand cream in original scent. 100ml tube.  I'll buy it again, it goes on promo offer in May at my favourite drug store.   If I don't buy it, I know one of my son's will get the Christmas gift bag of it for a gift.

    Haven't decided what to replace it with yet,  I have a box of assorted handcreams gifted to me from family and friends.

    Which reminds me I need to send my bestie her spring surprize from L'Occitane.

    Keep up the good work peeps.  We need to use this stuff we invested in.
  • VALM
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    I've UU 4 x make up items today

    Benefit Goofproof eyebrow pencil. Whilst I do love this product I have also started using a brown eyeshadow in my brows so won't repurchase. 

    Too Faced Old Money eyeshadow.  I thought there was more of this left TBH.

    Eyeko gel black eyeliner.  Have a mini KVD one to replace this with.

    Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara.  Have a Too Faced one to replace this with.

    Here's my Finish 25 Pan over purchase list.

    1. Benefit Bad Gal Bang
    2 Erborian primer 
    3. MAC Princess Jasmine eyeshadow hit pan
    4 Laura Mercier Rose Gold caviar stick
    5 Bare Minerals Pressed Mineral veil 
    6 OPI Did you ear about Van Gogh 
    7 L'Oréal Infallible foundation 
    8 Colourpop Lightening Bug hit pan
    9 Wet n Wild Bare lip liner
    10 Colourpop Here's 2u lipgloss 
    11 Colourpop November lip lacquer 
    12 Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue 
    13 OPI Tickle my Francey mini
    14 Colourpop Telepathy hit pan
    15 Urban decay OC Blush
    16 Urban decay Venus hit pan
    17 OPI Aphrodites pink nightie 
    18 ELF Concealer 
    19 Bare Minerals Heart eyeshadow 
    20 MAC Painterly hit pan
    21 Urban decay Angel highlighter 
    22 Bare Minerals Golden Gate blush 
    23 Bare Minerals Cookie lip lacquer 
    24 Benefit Goofproof 
    25 Too faced Old Money
    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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    • Facetheory - Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15:   I like this product, but the price hike is massive, so moving on. Wont repurchase right now, unless I find my skin suffers without it.  Trying Geek & Gorgeous APad instead.

    INS
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo my Garnier sports face sunscreen is no longer a thing!  Its not on any websites, it's not in either Boots in town or the Superdrug- I traipsed everywhere on Friday. It is gone :disappointed:   And how many SPFs say they're sweat proof?  Literally none.  Well, I found two, but I don't think either are meant for the face, but I'm going to have to try.  If they don't work for face, they'll be fine for the body, and as I don't have any new body SPF for this year yet this is a replacement purchase either way.
    • Garnier Sensitive Advanced Protection Lotion SPF50+
    • Nivea Protect and Dry tough SPF 50 spray: used this on my run yday, and it seemed ok, not too heavy.  Stung my eyes a little on first application, but that went away v quickly.
    Jan Grocery Challenge 2023:  £181.18/£400
    OSWLC 2023 Q1:  0/10
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