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    • KT2802
    • By KT2802 30th Nov 13, 2:04 PM
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    KT2802
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries December 2013
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    • 30th Nov 13, 2:04 PM
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries December 2013 30th Nov 13 at 2:04 PM
    Happy Christmas everyone

    AND 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 Maddiemay 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 locked 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 are making great progress in reducing our stashes and unnecessary/excessive spending.

    Regulars ignore this, but a quick resume is always helpful for newbies;

    Why not add the challenge to your sig as a reminder?


    We have a "Swaps Group" on Facebook when you can swap good condition items with other like-minded addicts. PM Trudij, Tokkiandoliver, seasideDreamer or luvlycake your email address and they can add you to the group.

    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 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 as mentioned earlier.

    It helps to avoid the places where temptation lurks for you; be it QVC, Boots,Body Shop, 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 December and indeed next year, and remember to keep popping in for inspiration and support, and to report your UU's and IN's, especially any sales bargains - we want a nosy, and keep your stash lists updated

    Welcome to all newbies - the more the merrier. Please introduce yourselves so we can welcome you properly!

    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 nosey??!!

    Useful abbreviations!

    WIBA? - Will I 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!
    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.From Erma Bombeck who said, 'If I had my life to live over again I would have burned the pink candle sculptured 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 rather than binned or UU, to charity,as a present, or "just because!".

    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.

    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 Jun 2012
    5. Seaside dreamer -graduated with honours Oct 2012

    Previous threads:

    In case you need to refer back to a previous stash list or product review here are the links for the past few months challenge threads (just click on the date to take you straight to it):


    January 2012
    February 2012
    March 2012
    April 2012
    May 2012
    June 2012
    July 2012
    August 2012
    September 2012
    October 2012
    November 2012
    December 2012
    January 2013
    February 2013
    March 2013
    April 2013
    May 2013
    June 2013
    July 2013
    August 2013
    September 2013
    October 2013
    November 2013

    Can't wait to hear how people get on stash busting over the festive period and hearing about gifts that people get!
    Last edited by KT2802; 30-11-2013 at 2:17 PM.
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  • TheOxfordOwl
    • #2
    • 30th Nov 13, 2:30 PM
    • #2
    • 30th Nov 13, 2:30 PM
    I'm in, hurrah, and I've rearranged my stash list specially - I'm now counting normal and Lush stuff together!

    It's a little easier for me to see what I've got in real categories - soap is still soap, etc.

    Current stash 80, target 32.

    Body moisturiser 920ml (2 reasonable)
    1. NSpa Passionfruit Body Butter 200ml.
    2. The Body Shop Papaya Body Butter 200ml.
    3. The Body Shop Passionfruit Body Butter 200ml.
    4. Bio Oil 200ml
    5. Ro's Argan Body Conditioner 45g
    6. NSpa Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Whipped Body Creme 75ml
    7. Celebrate body lotion 45g
    8. NSpa Peach Body Butter 200ml

    Hand cream (2 reasonable)
    1. The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream 30ml
    2. L'Occitane Rose Tendresse Hand Cream 30ml
    3. L'Occitane Subtle Violet Hand Cream 30ml
    4. The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream 30ml

    Face moisturiser (1 day, 1 night)
    1. Mizon Multi Function Snail Repair Cream 75ml
    2. Johnson's Daily Essentials Hydrating Day Cream 50ml
    3. Nivea Pure and Natural night cream 50ml
    4. Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream 50ml
    5. Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream 20ml
    6. Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer 50ml

    Face masks (1)
    1. Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask 30ml
    2. Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask 50ml
    3. L'Occitane brightening moisture mask sachet

    Cleanser (1)
    1. Burts Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream 20g
    2. Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream 250ml
    3. Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream 250ml
    4. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash 150ml

    Toner (1)
    1. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner 250ml
    2. Boots Botanics 100% Rosewater Toning Spritz 150ml
    3. Eau Roma toner 100g

    Face scrubs (1)
    1. Let the Good Times Roll cleanser
    2. St Ives Apricot Scrub 150ml

    Soap -1.206kg (4)
    1. Hey Soapy Soapy Mintra Soap 100g
    2. North Pole, White 33g
    3. HIWTK 99g
    4. Ice Blue 76g
    5. Ice Blue 93g
    6. Ice Blue 96g
    7. Ice Blue 96g
    8. Queen of Hearts 115g
    9. Figs and Leaves 176g
    10. Godmother 180g
    11. Figs and Leaves 82g
    12. Angel's Delight 120g
    13. Snowcake 120g
    14. Rockstar 22g
    15. Bohemian 100g
    16. Hey Soapy Soapy Mint and Menthol Soap 100g
    17. Ice Blue 42g

    Body Wash - 1.134L (2)
    1. Arran Aromatics Feelgood Formulas Bergamot and Ginger Shower gel 30ml
    2. Arran Aromatics Feelgood Formulas Bergamot and Ginger Shower gel 30ml
    3. Rose Jam 500g
    4. It's Raining Men 250g
    5. Rose Jam 100g
    6. Snow Fairy 100g
    7. Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie 45g
    8. Disney Resorts H2O+ Blushing Orange shower gel 37ml
    9. Dirty 250g
    10. Disney Resorts H2O+ Blushing Orange shower gel 37ml

    Body scrubs (1)
    1. NSpa Skin Glow Sea Salt Scrub 650g
    2. Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Wash Grains with Crushed Bamboo 75ml
    3. NSpa Skin Glow Sea Salt Scrub 650g (2/3)

    Bubble bath (1)
    1. NSpa Indulgent Angel Cake Bath Melt 350ml
    2. Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Bath Melt 100ml

    Bubble bars/Bath melts (2)
    1. Brightside
    2. Penguin
    3. Star Light Star Bright bath melt
    4. Gold FUN
    5. Christmas Eve
    6. Christmas Eve
    7. Floating Island bath melt
    8. Pumkin

    Bath bombs (1)
    1. Cinders
    2. Cinders
    3. So White
    4. So White
    5. Sex Bomb
    6. Luxury Lush Pud
    7. Secret Santa

    Shampoo (1)
    1. Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo 400ml
    2. Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo 500ml
    3. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo 250ml

    Conditioner (2)
    1. Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner 400ml
    2. Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner 400ml
    3. Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Intensive Mask 200ml
    4. Sainsbury's Basics Conditioner 1L

    Other haircare (1 heat spray, 1 hair spray, 1 serum/oil, 1 treatment)
    1. TreSemme Heat Protect Spray 250ml
    2. TreSemme Hair Spray 500ml (1/2)
    3. Nicky Clarke Smooth It Over Hair Serum 75ml
    4. Toni and Guy Shine Gloss Serum 30ml
    5. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml
    6. R&B Hair Moisturiser
    7. Ojon Rare Blend Oil 15ml

    Lipbalm (3)
    1. Nivea Soft Rose
    2. Nivea Pearly Shine
    3. The Body Shop Born Lippy Strawberry
    4. The Body Shop Born Lippy Raspberry
    5. The Body Shop Born Lippy Guava
    6. The Body Shop Born Lippy Passionberry
    7. The Body Shop Born Lippy Stick Plum
    8. The Body Shop Dragonfruit Lip Butter
    9. Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
    10. Silver Owl (toffee apple)
    11. Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter
    12. Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter
    13. Shell Lip Balm
    14. The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Butter
    15. Celebrate lip tint
    16. Santa Baby lip tint
    17. Pink Owl (strawberry)

    Massage bars (1)
    1. From Dusk til Dawn
    2. Midnight Massage
    3. Midnight Massage
    4. Therapy
    5. Snow Fairy Sparkle

    Other (0)
    1. Whoosh Temple Balm
    2. Chou Chou I Love You Toothy Tabs
    3. Lustre dust
    Last edited by TheOxfordOwl; 26-12-2013 at 9:24 PM.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries in January!
    UU: 5, IN: 2
    Total Stash: 99 - ultimate target 33 (year start 99)
    • seasideDreamer
    • By seasideDreamer 30th Nov 13, 3:20 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Nov 13, 3:20 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Nov 13, 3:20 PM
    Im IN, might buy the Burt Bees set on Amazon later but that will still be November Not sure I need anything this month but will be stocking up for next year in the sales
    Debt free and busy treating myself

    No more toiletries/make up until I've used what I've got stashed since Jan 2011, graduated October 2012. Restocked Dec 13..damn those sales
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 30th Nov 13, 3:47 PM
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    dolly84
    • #4
    • 30th Nov 13, 3:47 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Nov 13, 3:47 PM
    Thanks for the new thread KT2802, count me in.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 30th Nov 13, 4:46 PM
    • 1,509 Posts
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    Babafette
    • #5
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:46 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:46 PM
    Count me in again for December please!
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 30th Nov 13, 4:48 PM
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    maddiemay
    • #6
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:48 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:48 PM
    Thank you for starting us off for another month KT2802, I am in please. My November total of 10 UU and 6 IN was much better than I had expected.
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
    • suzitiger
    • By suzitiger 30th Nov 13, 4:51 PM
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    suzitiger
    • #7
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:51 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Nov 13, 4:51 PM
    Thank you KT for the new thread, I am in once again and I will be making a PP list for the month, anyone in?
    Don't turn a slip up into a give up
    *NSD Challenge Nov 0/10* *£10 a day challenge Nov £0/£300*
    No buying unnecessary toiletries challenge-in it for the long haul


    • Sundaysgirl
    • By Sundaysgirl 30th Nov 13, 8:35 PM
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    Sundaysgirl
    • #8
    • 30th Nov 13, 8:35 PM
    • #8
    • 30th Nov 13, 8:35 PM
    Cant believe its December tomorrow already

    Thanks for the new thread KT2802, I'm in again!

    I did well in November with no bought ins and am planning the same for December.

    I managed 8/10 PPs in November, my December list is as follows:

    1. No7 serum
    2. Lee Stafford Arganoil
    3. Elemis cleansing balm
    4. Hello Kitty Liberty hand lotion
    5. Clinique dd moisturising gel
    6. Soap & Glory righteous lotion
    7. Clinique dd moisturising lotion
    8. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette mousse
    9. Aussie miracle hair insurance
    10. L'Occitane Eau Angelique eye roller
    MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)
    • Kiwisaver
    • By Kiwisaver 30th Nov 13, 9:30 PM
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    Kiwisaver
    • #9
    • 30th Nov 13, 9:30 PM
    • #9
    • 30th Nov 13, 9:30 PM
    Thanks for staring us off again KT2802 - I'm back in although it's not likely to be a good month for stash reduction. Already have a couple of things on order that have GWPs so I will have to work hard to counteract some of those. Couple of things spluttering so quite hopeful that some extra December pampering might help reduce the damage.

    Project Pans

    1. BS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner 250ml
    2. Sanctuary Spa - Body Lotion 250ml

    3. Le Reve - Invigorating Body Shampoo 200ml
    4. L'Oreal Perfect Clear Apricot Face Back Scrub 150ml
    5. Simple - Deep Cleansing Face Mask 75ml

    6. Olay - Complete Defence SPF30 75ml
    7. Garnier - 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask 150ml
    8. Clarins - Super Restorative Day Cream 30ml
    9. Ragdale Hall - Spa Sugar Scrub 200ml
    10. Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 60ml

    Hope you all have a lovely pampered December.
    Mortgage
    Start January 2017: $268,012
    Latest balance $266,734
    Reduction: $1,278.45
    • getting-there-slowly
    • By getting-there-slowly 30th Nov 13, 9:45 PM
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    getting-there-slowly
    Count me in again - must update my stash list.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries: July stash 72/0 INS/2 UU/0 TA
    • evilsquid1603
    • By evilsquid1603 30th Nov 13, 9:59 PM
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    evilsquid1603
    im in again!

    thank you for starting us off KT! x
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries!
    • rogueylawyer
    • By rogueylawyer 1st Dec 13, 12:40 AM
    • 615 Posts
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    rogueylawyer
    Thanks for starting us off KT!

    Last week of November got a bit hectic, so I'm declaring the last of my UUs here:

    Champneys spa treatments citrus blush shower gel 50ml
    Body shop vitamin facial oil 15ml

    This was the last of the chmpagneys shower gel from two years ago It was still very lovely and a WBA, perhaps in the Boxing Day sales this year…

    The facial oil was ok but nothing great, it seemed to sit on the skin rather than sink in.

    So that's 32 OUTs and for the first time ever, no INs all month!! Of course, I've spent a lot of money on jewellery supplies…perhaps replaced one addiction with another

    Asset: I'm so sorry to hear about work. There were a lot of redundancies at my last firm before I left; shortly after, two people who had worked in roles I would have progressed to had I stayed, were made redundant. It's just so prevalent now. I suffer from stress related eczema that causes reddening and thick skin, I find the Avene rich recovery cream is the only thing that works.

    Sunshiney/Maddie - I bought the sensational kit a couple of months back. I haven't done my nails for a few weeks as I've been making resin jewellery, and the resin doesn't mix with gel nail polish I do love the kit though, and it works out so much cheaper and easier than salon gel manicures. I find it impossible to book those appointments due to my long commute time, so I can do my own nails at midnight if I have the time and inclination. I'm also a terribly clumsy person and am not the best at painting neatly, but with hot water and soap the gel does come off skin without coming off nail, if you overpaint.

    I've set myself up a little product advent calendar so should go through at least 25 items this month, hopefully more, because I'm already planning Boots sale purchases...
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 1st Dec 13, 9:39 AM
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    Clutterfree
    Morning All.
    Don't know what the etiquette is so hope it is okay to repost my list at the start of the month because it will make it easier for me to update during the month.

    Re PP is this just any items that I will work harder to use up, ie just use one shower gel until it's gone rather than chopping and changing?
    I'll give it a try.

    Well I started the challenge half way through November and I'm down 15 items so it's a start...
    However, I think this month there will probably be more INs than OUTs. I want to keep it below the 300 figure though.

    My stash...

    Challenge started 13/11/2013
    (items in red are "INs" after I started challenge. )


    FACE

    Cleansers (11 NOW 10)
    Clinique Take The Day Off Balm x 2
    REN Ever Calm Gentle cleansing milk
    REN Hydra-calm Cleansing Milk 150ml WBA
    Alpha H Balancing Cleanser
    Balance Me cleanse & smooth balm
    Balance Me pure skin face wash
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm x 2
    Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90ml
    Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil 200ml


    Sample/travel size cleansers (16 NOW 14)
    REN Rosa Centifolia cleansing gel x 2
    REN Evercalm gentle cleansing milk
    REN No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm 5ml
    REN Micro Polish Cleanser 5ml
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
    Sunday Riley Charisma Creme cleanser (sachet) WNBA
    Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser
    Clarisonic nourishing care cleanser
    Clinique mild facial soap WNBA
    Clinique liquid mild facial soap
    Philosophy Purity x 2
    Anthony Glycolic facial cleanser
    Collin Resultime Micellar Radiance Cleansing water 50ml
    Collin Resultime Micellar Radiance Cleansing Water 50ml

    Toners (8)
    Pixi Glow Tonic x 2
    Caudalie Beauty Elixir
    Serozinc x 2
    Jurlique Rose Hydrating Mist
    Alpha H Liquid Gold
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml

    Moisturisers (13 NOW 9)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream 50ml x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream 50ml x 2 WNBA
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream 50ml
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream 50ml x 2 WNBA
    Steam Cream x 2
    Alpha H Rejuvenating cream
    Emma Hardie Rejuvenating night cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Jar
    Garnier BB cream

    Sample/travel size moisturisers (22 NOW 24)
    Perricone MD Neuropeptide firming moisturiser 7.5ml WNBA
    Zelens 3T Complex 10ml
    Balance Me moisture-rich face cream
    Balance Me balancing face moisturiser
    REN Vita-mineral day cream
    REN Hydra-calm Global Protection Day Cream 5ml
    REN T-zone Balancing Day Fluid 5ml
    Clinique moisture surge
    REN Evercalm global protection day cream
    REN Frankincense revitalising night cream
    Caudalie Vinoperfect day perfecting cream x 3
    Caudalie Vinoperfect cell renewal night cream
    Aesop Camelia Nut facial hydrating cream (sachet)
    Aesop Parsley Seed anti-oxidant hydrate (sachet)
    Garnier Moisture Match shine be gone (sachet)
    Garnier Moisture Match wake me up (sachet)
    Garner Moisture Match protect & glow (sachet)
    Embryolisse nourishing moisturiser (sachet)
    Prai Pure Creme royale
    Guinot Youth Renewing skin cream
    No 7 Lift & Luminate night cream x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect day cream
    Elemis SOS Emergency cream
    Emma Hardie firming treatment
    Elave Age Delay Night Treatment 5ml (sachet)
    Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint 1ml (sachet)


    Eye Creams (10 NOW 10)
    Eyesilix
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour Cream 15ml
    Garnier Roll-on anti-dark circles
    Principal Secret Advanced Eyesaver gel 15ml RELIC!! WNBA
    Simple Anti-wrinkle eye cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip firming cream
    Dead Sea Spa age response eye cream
    Avon Anew Rejuvenate 24 hour eye cream x 2
    Alpha H Age Delay Eye & Lip cream

    Sample size eye creams (12 NOW 10)
    Clinique All About Eyes
    Balance Me wonder eye cream
    Sunday Riley Start Over active eye cream (sachet) WNBA
    Emma Hardie firming eye serum x 3
    No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse x 2
    REN Vita Mineral active 7 eye gel 3ml WNBA
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip cream x 3

    Serums, Treatments and Masks, etc (20 NOW 16)
    Balance Me Oil x 2
    Balance Me facial expression filler
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml WBA *HG*
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml
    Hydraluron x 2
    Peptabright
    REN Invisible Pores Detox mask
    Alpha H Liquid Gold smoothing & perfecting mask
    No 7 Protect & Perfect serum 30ml WNBA
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash 236ml x 2 1
    Philosophy Microdelivery Peel crystals & activating gel
    Dead Sea Spa Magik spot-on gel 15ml WNBA
    Dead Sea Spa Age response wrinkle filler
    Dead Sea Spa Mud Mask
    Dead Sea Spa delicate boosting mask
    Avon Anew Rejuvenate revitalising concentrate 5ml WNBA

    Samples (17 NOW 16)
    REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask
    Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance serum
    Caudalie Vinosource SOS thirst quenching serum 2ml WNBA
    Snoxin
    Olay Regenerist wrinkle relaxing complex
    Olay Regenerist 30 second wrinkle filler
    Vichy Idealia life serum (sachet)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect serum x 3
    Emma Hardie Natural lift and sculpt skin plumping serum 10ml
    Emma Hardie rosehip exfoliating seeds x 3
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Guinot Instant Radiance Moisturising mask
    Guinot Biological Peeling Radiance Gel
    Erno Laszlo Phormua 3-9 Repair Serum 2ml (sachet)

    Wipes (10 NOW 9)
    Boots cleansing wipes x 2
    Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Cleansing wipes 25 wipes
    Boots Baby wipes x 3
    Johnsons Baby wipes x 4



    BODY

    Body Lotions (35 NOW 33)
    SBC Collagen Gel x 3
    SBC Propolis Gel x 2
    SBC Aloe Vera & Cucumber Gel
    Vaseline Nightly Body Renewal RELIC!
    Lusardi Shimmer Lotion
    Jergens Naturals ultra hydrating
    Ted Baker
    212 Sexy
    Angel
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace lotion x 3
    Philosophy Pure Grace body butter
    Philosophy Falling in Love shimmer lotion
    Kyusu Essence moisture mist RELIC!
    Dead Sea Spa silky smooth lotion
    M & S cotton collection body cream x 2
    No 7 Super Slim anti-cellulite balm
    Boots Spa firming cream RELIC!
    Bio Oil x 2
    Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion 250ml x 2
    Guinot Vital Body Care Luxurious Body Firmng Creme 15ml WNBA
    Dove Visible Effects lotion
    Find Sculpted Silhouette anti-cellulite treatment
    E45 lotion x 3 (sachets)
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Exotic Retreat Body Cream 50ml

    Body Scrubs (8 NOW 8)
    Ted Baker
    I Love... Vanilla & Ice Cream exfoliating body smoothie 200ml x 2 WNBA
    Molton Brown exfoliating oatmeal & milk cleanse bar x 4
    Dead Sea Spa Salt Brushing scrub
    Rituals Fortune Scrub Sweet Orange & Cedar 150ml
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Distant Shores Body Scrub 50g

    Hand Creams (7 NOW 8)
    Balance Me super moisturising hand cream
    A'kin Lavender, Geranium & Jojoba hand cream
    No 7 Protect & Perfect hand cream
    Leighton Denny Best Defence hand & nail cream
    Neal's Yard Citrus Hand lotion
    Liz Earle Hand Repair
    Elizabeth Grant Hand & Foot treatment RELIC!
    Champneys Spa Treatments Hand and Nail cream 40ml

    Shower Gels (18 NOW 17)
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Australian Body Care Tea Tree oil body wash
    Philosophy Unconditional Love shower gel 473ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower cream 240ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower Cream 240ml WBA
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Inner Grace
    Philosophy You Are My Sunshine - lemonade
    Nivea Cashmere Moments
    Nivea Happy Time
    Radox Nourish Shea butter & ginger
    Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry
    Anatomicals Rose
    Anatomicals Sud the lot of you
    Balance Me Rose Otto
    Ted Baker
    Dettol Anti-bacterial
    Palmolive Ayurituel Energy (sachet)
    Champneys Spa Treatments Citrus Blush shower gel 200ml

    Perfumes (24 NOW 21)
    Wonderstruck
    Wonderstruck Enchanted
    Angel
    Ysatis
    Suddenly Madame Glamour x 2
    212 Sexy
    So! Kiss Me
    Soap & Glory Mist You Madly body spray
    Philosophy Unconditional Love Eau de toilette 50ml WNBA
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Pure Grace roller-ball
    Pecksniff's Eau de Parfum - Fig 30ml WNBA
    Pecksniff's Eau de Parfum - Oriental Amber 11ml WNBA
    Pecksniffs Classic Chypre x 2
    Pecksniffs Floriental
    Pecksniffs White Floral
    Pecksniffs Chypre Green x 2
    Pomegranate Noir
    Tova Signature
    Ted Baker
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative

    Perfume Samples (16 NOW 12)
    Angel x 2
    Narciso Rodriguez x 2
    Paco Rabanne
    Jo Malone Lotus Blossom & Water Lily
    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    Secret Obsession
    Anais Anais
    Ralph Lauren Notorious 1.5ml
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Vera Wang Lovestruck
    Very Irresistible (sachet) WMBA
    Eau De Lacoste (sachet) WNBA
    Especially Escada Elixir (sachet) WNBA
    Especially Escada Delicate Notes (sachet) WNBA
    Gucci Guilty for Her (sachet)

    Perfume Oil Dupes (3ml size) (9)
    Pomegranate Noir
    Ed Hardy
    Shalimar Women
    Vera Wang Woman
    Cinema Women
    Samsara Women
    Issey Miyake Women
    Hypnotic Poison
    Be Delicious Red



    HAIR

    Shampoo (9)
    Avon Argan Oil
    Avon Curly & Chic
    Pantene Perfect Curls
    Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol
    Aveda hair detoxifier
    Aussie Miracle Moist x 2
    Philosophy Shear Spendor
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)

    Conditioner (9 NOW 7)
    Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil 250ml WMBA
    Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care
    Dove Intense Repair
    Pantene Pro-V Perfect Curls Conditioner 250ml WNBA
    Sachajuan Leave in conditioner
    Avon Quick Touch leave in conditioner x 2
    Philosophy Shear Spendor
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)

    Hair Miscellaneous (38 NOW 36)
    Toni & Guy glamour hairspray
    Philip Kingsley One More Day dry shampoo
    Batiste Boho dry shampoo
    Batiste Diva dry shampoo
    Avon Argan Oil hair mask
    Avon Argan Oil leave in treatment
    Avon Celloshine treatment
    Avon Mirror Shine spray
    Avon Curly & Chic anti-frizz serum
    Avon Curly & Chic defining cream
    Silk Oil of Morocco certified organic Argan oil hair and skin treatment 125ml WMBA
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan oil thermal shine spray
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan rep-hair Creme
    Silk Oil of Morocco Pure Argan Oil
    Tesco Pro Formula hairspray
    Organics hairspray
    Paul Mitchell thermal protection spray
    Paul Mitchell Fast Form Cream gel
    Percy & Reed bodifying cream
    Percy & Reed hairspray
    Percy & Reed No Oil oil
    VO5 Give Me Texture spray
    VO5 Volume Boost gel spray 200ml
    VO5 Hairspray
    Tresemme Volume & Lift mousse
    Pantene Ice Shine anti-frizz shine Creme
    Pantene Intensive Treatment Colour Revival RELIC!
    Bed Head Hook- up mousse wax RELIC!
    Wella High Hair Style Builder RELIC!
    Wells High Hair pearl styler RELIC!
    John Frieda Frizz Ease 5 minute Manager
    Michael Di Cesare Clarifying Oat hair wash x 7 (sachets)

    GRAND TOTAL = 307 NOW 286

    Start stash: 307
    November: 292 (down 15)
    December: 286 (down 6)
    Last edited by Clutterfree; 31-12-2013 at 9:19 PM. Reason: Updating list...
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    • minicooper272
    • By minicooper272 1st Dec 13, 10:26 AM
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    minicooper272
    How did we reach December so quickly? I swear I must have slept through a couple of months, there's just no way 2013 is almost over!

    I'm in for this month, need to definitely keep my purchases down (save money for Christmas and keep room for any gifts), but I am also going to make a few toiletries, which will have to count as INs.

    Started the month with my first UU:

    BS Vitamin C skin reviver. I'd say this is a bit of a HG item, so WDBA, I have about 3 skin illuminators in my stash just now, so will get through them before I buy another one of these.
    • asset2004
    • By asset2004 1st Dec 13, 10:32 AM
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    asset2004
    I'm in again for this month don't need anything and will be watching my pennies big style for the foreseeable future :/
    Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.
    Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further.
    Take time but don't waste time
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 1st Dec 13, 1:11 PM
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    maddiemay
    I'm in again for this month don't need anything and will be watching my pennies big style for the foreseeable future :/
    Originally posted by asset2004
    Keep "popping in to say hello" even if you are being extremely frugal in your use of toiletries and making them last while you sort out your next position, you know (in my belief) that this is one of the most supportive threads to be part of and we will all be cheering you on.
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Pamylib
    Thanks for starting this month's thread KT2802; Im going to carry on from last month as I found it very encouaging to post my UUs, even though I didn't actually reduce my stash .

    I have a UU to report,

    15 ml Essentially Yours Under-Eye Firming Serum (finally!). Wasn't really right for me, and anyway I think they've reformulated thei range, so WNBA.

    Also 2 INs .

    nurturecleansing wipes, which came with...
    sample sachet nurture replenish Day Cream

    Am visiting in-laws this week so will pack sample to use!
    Toiletries Starting Stash Nov 2013:205
    May 2014: 178. Jun 2014 175/178. July 2014 167/175



    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 1st Dec 13, 6:37 PM
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    sam.4000
    Thnak you for starting us off KT2028.

    I'm in for another month.

    My updated list:
    Soap (lush) (22)
    lust 300g
    Karma 80g
    Gratuitous violet 122 g
    Sweetheart (47g R, 110g, 102g, 70g, 58g, 103g, 64g, 48g R, 114g, 85g, 61g, 51g, 31g, 107g, 93g) total 1144g
    Northern lights 119g
    Snowcake ( old) 138g
    Icon 104 g
    Snowcake 316 g 240g

    Other soap ( 110g unless stated, samples25g) (21)
    FP Black sands 55 g
    FP Lughnasadh
    FP Mama didn't listen so I told the bees
    FP The lamp lighter
    FP Cold pillow
    FP Shadow show
    FP Ethereal seas
    FP Cold pillow
    FP White witch
    FP Lagoon
    FP Hermatage hill
    FP six pence
    FP Snow drift
    FP lamplighter
    2x FP dust witch
    HM irgenpwie and soweso
    E Siren
    Yves rocher liquids soap in lotus flower 200ml
    Yves rocher lavender liquid hand soap 200ml
    Yves rocher lavender liquid hand soap 200ml
    1X asda soap (1 used)

    Sugar scrubs (13)
    Lagoon 225g
    Cold pillow 225g
    White witch 225 g
    White witch 225g
    FP dust witch sugar buff 200g
    Warrior 50g
    Lush sandy Santa
    Lush sugar babe
    Enchanted summer stars 200g
    Enchanted strawberry smoothie 100g
    Haunt dragon fly sugar polish 7oz
    lush sandy santa
    BC black current body polish 300g

    Shower gel (14)
    Lush twilight 500g
    Lush twilight 500g
    Lush twilight 500g
    Lush twilight 500g
    Lush slammer 100 g
    BS apple 250g
    BS Raspberry 250g
    Yves rocher purple rice 200ml
    S&G clean on me 500ml
    Ritual Happy buddha shower gel 200ml
    Ritual Happy buddha shower gel 200ml
    Ritual T'ia chi shower gel 50ml
    Yves rocher lavender 200ml
    Br bronner's pure Castile soap lavender 50ml

    Shower jellies (4)
    Calacus jelly 100g
    Deep sleep jelly 240g
    Lush the joy of jelly 240g
    Lush the jilted elf jelly 100 g

    Whipped soap (4)
    Spiced Cider & Vanilla Whipped Cream Soap
    Scarcrow whipped soap
    Enchanted comfort blanket whipped soap 200g
    Enchanted Mix whipped soap 200g

    Bubble bath/ bath salts/ oil (9)
    Lush blue skies liquid bubble bath 500g
    Tesco sleep therapy bubble bath 750ml
    Burt bees bath salts 450g
    FP bath salts in white witch 250g
    Elemis skin nourishing milk bath 400ml
    Neom tranquilly bath oil 5 ml
    Aromatherapy associates revive bath oil 3 ml
    Manderin spa bath milk 100ml
    Manderin spa bath milk 100ml

    Body lotion/ butters/ whips/ milk (20)
    FP White witch 180g
    FP Lagoon 180 g
    FP Lughnasadh 180g
    FP mama didn't listen so I told the bees body whip 180g
    FP dust witch body whip 180g
    FP The lamplighter 180g
    FP snowdrift 180g
    BS spiced vanilla body butter 200ml
    BS spiced vanilla body butter 200 ml
    Burt bees milk and honey 235ml
    BS yuzu and rice body milk 250 ml
    BS coconut body milk 200ml
    Aveda. Foot relief 150ml
    Shine like a celeb diamond sparkle body cream 25 ml
    BS divine calm body butter 200 ml
    Seba med body lotion 15 ml
    Aromatherepy revive 40ml
    HMdream a little dream of me body cream 150g
    Roger and Gallett sublime body oil 10ml
    Spa find bust extract 6ml

    Hair removal (6)
    Yves rocher shaving foam 200ml
    Nair hair removing cream 100 ml in use
    Veet hair removing cream 100 ml
    Veet wax strips
    Nair hair removing cream 100 ml
    Veet hair removing spray in use

    Shampoo (6)
    Yves rocher anti dandruff shampoo 200ml
    Yves rocher anti dandruff shampoo 200ml
    Frizz ease shampoo 250ml
    BS ginger shampoo 400ml
    BS ginger shampoo 400ml
    S&G glad hair day 250ml

    Conditioner/ masks (12)
    Jungle solid
    Tresemme salon silk conditioner 900ml
    Pantene classic care 400ml
    Pantene extra care 400ml
    Dickson tonic line regenerating mask 500ml
    Frizzease conditioner 250ml
    Tigi catwalk collection you highness 750ml
    Curly sexy hair curl defining 1 litre
    Intense hydrating mask 200g
    Philip Kingsley elasticizer 40ml
    Dove intence heat defence therapy deep conditioner 250ml
    Pantene classic care conditioner 250ml


    Hair products (31)
    Nicky Clarke instant calm 30ml
    Groomed defining putty 100ml
    L'oreal professional mythical oil 125 ml
    BS cotton seed curl boost 150 ml
    BS cotton seed curl boost 150 ml
    Frizz ease spray gel 150 ml
    Tesco hair spray
    Toni and guy volume plumping whip 90 ml
    Argon oil hair treatment 100ml
    Shock waves mousse 200 ml in use
    Frizz ease flawless finishing cream 100 ml
    Frizz ease hair serum extra strength 50 ml
    BS define and no frizz 100 ml
    Tresemme hair spray 75 ml
    Hair spray
    Hair spray

    Paul Mitchell texturizing sea spray 25ml
    Coconut oil 500g
    Pantene time renewal leave in spray 150ml
    BS cotton seed curl boost 150ml
    Fizz ease spray gel 150ml
    Umberto giannini flirty curl scrunch jelly 200ml

    Vatican coconut hair oil 150 ml
    Tony and guy shine gloss 30ml
    Lush superbalm in use
    KMS curl up mousse 75ml
    Alterna bamboo volume spray 25ml
    Alterna bamboo volume spray 25ml
    Phillip Kingsley one more day 50ml
    Tony &guy firm hold hair spray 50g
    Tony &guy firm hold hair spray 50g

    Massage bars (9)
    After midnight
    After midnight
    Ego 1/2
    Merry christmas
    Tender is the night
    Mangetout in use
    Silk stocking
    HM pianos bar massage lotion
    BC pod people massage bar

    Bubble bars (Lush) (33)
    1X Blue skies and fluffy white clouds
    2x brightside (1 in use)
    The comforter
    Magic mushroom
    Candy mountain
    3X Christmas Eve
    Bubble beard
    4X I am 10
    Two timing tart
    Mumkin
    Gingerbread house

    Flosty gritter
    Green day
    Santa's sack
    Marathon
    6 Bathos
    Hot milk
    Not lush caramel
    Penguin
    Pumkin
    comforter
    Karma

    Bath bombs (21)
    Green flower one
    The enchanter
    Big blue
    lord of misrule
    Sex bomb
    Lux pud
    Avobath
    Soot ball
    HM dreamer bath tab
    Hm sprudelatus bath tab
    HM chunky monkey bath tab
    HM nights in white satin bath tab
    BC pink rhubarb princess
    BC azure skies
    1x BC flying high
    1x BC flying saucers
    BC feel the love bath creamer
    BC lazy lavender Brulee
    2 x winterwald foot tabs

    Face cleansing/ scrub/ wipes (16)
    Yves rocher camomile cleanser and toner 200ml
    Ultra bland 100g in use
    BS cucumber cleanser 250ml
    Elemis pro collagen cleansing balm 20 ml
    AEOS cleansing oil 30 ml
    2 X Elemis pro radiance cream cleanser 30 ml
    Baby wipes
    Baby wipes in use
    Yves rocher detox activator scrub 30 ml
    Yves Rocher gentle scrub 75ml
    Dr brandt microdermabrasion 7.5g
    Microdelivery exfoliating facial wash 30ml
    Microdelivery exfoliating facial wash 30ml
    HM clean piece face cleanser
    I'occitane cleansing gel 50ml
    I'occitane cleansing gel 50ml

    Face wash (7)
    Elemis gentle face wash 100ml
    Elemis purifying face wash 100ml
    Yves rocher hydra vegetal face wash 125 ml

    Lush coal face 75 g
    Lush fresh farmacy 50 g
    Santa verde aloe Vera face wash 100 ml

    Toners/ water (8)
    Bioderma water 30ml
    Simple toner 200ml
    Love your skin balancing and refreshing skin mist 100 ml
    1x Melvita rose water 28 ml
    Yves rocher hydra vegetal toner 200ml
    Yves rocher clarifying toner 150ml
    I'occitane toner 50ml
    I'occitane toner 50ml

    Face moisturiser (30)
    Yves rocher hydra vegetalgel cream 50 ml
    Elemental herbology cell plumping moisturiser 30 ml
    Espa moisturiser 7 ml
    3 X Elemis pro collagen marine cream 15 ml
    4X Elemis pro collagen marine cream 4 ml
    Est!e Lauder advance time zone cream 5 ml
    2 X Dr bragi age management moisturiser 5 ml
    Temple spa skin truffle moisturiser 15 ml
    2X Balance me intensive wrinkle repair cream 10 ml
    LP skin therapy overnight replenishing cream 15 ml
    Trilogy rosehip oil 2.5 ml
    1x Nude treatment oil sample 1.5 ml
    1 X Nude cellular renewal moisturiser sample 2 ml
    Murad blemish treatment 30 ml
    Clinique laser wear 7 ml
    Steam cream 75g
    Balance me moisture rich face cream 20ml
    Balance me moisture rich face cream 20ml
    Yves rocher anti age global moistuiser sachet
    vichy Idealia 15ml
    Redermic R 30ml
    Redermic R 30ml

    Serums/ treatment (14)
    Caudal use SOS thirst serum 30 ml
    EGF serum 3 ml
    Yves rocher ADN radiance cellular serum 40 ml
    Lush full of grace serum bar
    Indeed labs hydraluron 30 ml
    Indeed labs hydraluron 30 ml
    Argon oil 100 ml

    3 X Lacura hydraluronic gel 30ml
    Lacura serum 30ml
    The organic pharmacy antioxitant face gel sachet
    Hyralauron 5ml
    Hyralauron 5ml

    Eye cream (6)
    Vichy eye and lash 1.5 ml sample
    Indeed labs eysilix 15 ml
    Espa eye serum 3 ml
    Monu eye gel 20 ml
    Avon revitalist eye system 15 ml
    Elemis eye cream sachet

    Masks (9)
    Oskia renaissance mask 15 ml
    Renu flash relax mask 30 ml
    Dermalogica power recovery mask 15 ml
    The organic pharmacy honey and jasmine mask 5ml
    HM honeyliscious face mask
    REN invisible pore detox mask 15ml
    REN invisible pore detox mask 15ml
    Glycolactic radiance renewal mask 15ml
    Glycolactic radiance renewal mask 15ml

    Sun screen/tan (5)
    Green people self tan 20 ml in use
    Avon anew 30 SPF 150 ml in use
    2 others sunscream
    Tantastic instant tan 175ml in use
    St tropez gradual tan ( face ) 15 ml

    Hand cream (9)
    Neom inspiration 50 ml
    O'keefe working hands 96 g
    Neutrogena concentrated hand cream 75 ml
    Neutrogena concentrated hand cream 75 ml
    BS spiced vanilla 30 ml
    BS hemp oil
    Sanctuary hand cream 50ml
    Ioccitane cherry bossom 30ml
    Ioccitane cherry bossom 30ml

    Perfume (full size) (17)
    Lush cinders 30ml
    Lush day of the dead 30 ml

    Lush twilight 30ml
    Lush twilight 30 ml
    Lush American cream 30 ml
    Lush American cream 30 ml
    Lush snowcake 30 ml
    Enchanted evening falls 50ml
    Enchanted Harlot 50ml
    Enchanted jungle dupe 50ml

    Enchanted Vixen 50ml
    Yves rocher so elixir purple 50ml
    J'adore 100 ml
    Orla kiely eau de perfume 100 ml
    John Paul gaultier 50 ml in use
    John Paul gaultier 50 ml in ue
    Cheap one from pound land

    Perfume samples (1)
    Yves rocher so elixir purple 5 ml in use

    Perfume oil (8)
    Cold pillow oil 5 ml
    White witch oil 5 ml
    Black sands oil 1 ml
    Rook and raven oil 1 ml
    Lugnasadh oil 1 ml
    Enchanted perfume oil
    twilight 5 ml
    Enchanted 1ml
    BPAL Bess 1ml

    Other (23)
    Anti perspiration foot spray 150 ml
    Beauty formula body and face cooling mist 150 ml
    Glucosamine joint gel 50 ml
    Purel anti bacterial hand gel 50 ml
    Simple baby powder 250 g
    Johnston's baby powder 100 g
    Lacura travel wipes 25
    Bio oil 60 ml
    St tropez bronzing mousse 50 ml
    Mitchum deodorant
    BS deodrant
    Nail varnish remover
    Nail varnish remover pads
    Cotton wool 100 pads
    Cotton wool pads 100
    Sanctuary hand scrub
    Carex hand gel 50ml
    Mitchum deodrant
    Mitchum deodrant
    Impulse spray
    BS hemp high balm 45 ml
    BS hemp high balm 45 ml

    25 items advent calender

    I don't list dental, lip, make up or nail varnish.

    Final count 397. I may have bought from Yves rocher and I have an order from an American company due in this month. I have made headway with some areas my weakness is soap, body lotion, bubble bars, bath bombs.
    Last edited by sam.4000; 15-12-2013 at 5:19 PM.
    • suzitiger
    • By suzitiger 1st Dec 13, 8:19 PM
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    suzitiger
    Cant believe its December tomorrow already

    Thanks for the new thread KT2802, I'm in again!

    I did well in November with no bought ins and am planning the same for December.

    I managed 8/10 PPs in November, my December list is as follows:

    1. No7 serum
    2. Lee Stafford Arganoil
    3. Elemis cleansing balm
    4. Hello Kitty Liberty hand lotion
    5. Clinique dd moisturising gel
    6. Soap & Glory righteous lotion
    7. Clinique dd moisturising lotion
    8. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette mousse
    9. Aussie miracle hair insurance
    10. L'Occitane Eau Angelique eye roller
    Originally posted by Sundaysgirl
    Thanks for staring us off again KT2802 - I'm back in although it's not likely to be a good month for stash reduction. Already have a couple of things on order that have GWPs so I will have to work hard to counteract some of those. Couple of things spluttering so quite hopeful that some extra December pampering might help reduce the damage.

    Project Pans

    1. BS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner 250ml
    2. Sanctuary Spa - Body Lotion 250ml

    3. Le Reve - Invigorating Body Shampoo 200ml
    4. L'Oreal Perfect Clear Apricot Face Back Scrub 150ml
    5. Simple - Deep Cleansing Face Mask 75ml

    6. Olay - Complete Defence SPF30 75ml
    7. Garnier - 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask 150ml
    8. Clarins - Super Restorative Day Cream 30ml
    9. Ragdale Hall - Spa Sugar Scrub 200ml
    10. Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 60ml

    Hope you all have a lovely pampered December.
    Originally posted by Kiwisaver
    Morning All.
    Don't know what the etiquette is so hope it is okay to repost my list at the start of the month because it will make it easier for me to update during the month.

    Re PP is this just any items that I will work harder to use up, ie just use one shower gel until it's gone rather than chopping and changing?
    I'll give it a try.

    Well I started the challenge half way through November and I'm down 15 items so it's a start...
    However, I think this month there will probably be more INs than OUTs. I want to keep it below the 300 figure though.
    Originally posted by Clutterfree
    Good to see some PP lists already up, good luck guys!
    And yes clutterfree, PP is when you say you will use up said items before buying anything else..but seeing as this is what this thread is for me I just use PP as a list of products I really need to focus on using up to help make a noticeable dent in my stash/or for things that have been hanging around for ages! are you in?
    Don't turn a slip up into a give up
    *NSD Challenge Nov 0/10* *£10 a day challenge Nov £0/£300*
    No buying unnecessary toiletries challenge-in it for the long haul


    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 1st Dec 13, 8:57 PM
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    Clutterfree
    Thanks Suzitiger.
    No I'll just stick with trying for UUs this month and perhaps try PP in the new year.
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