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    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 29th Feb 16, 9:58 PM
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    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries March 2016
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    • 29th Feb 16, 9:58 PM
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries March 2016 29th Feb 16 at 9:58 PM
    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 toDolly84! 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: letís 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 stashed 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 some of us even years!!) 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 signature as a reminder?

    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 repurposed and 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 or a local women's refuge as mentioned earlier

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

    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 nosy??!!

    Useful abbreviations and jargon!
    WBA - Will 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!
    NBI - A non-bought item such as a present, gift with purchase or free sample
    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 inspired by Erma Bombeck who said: 'If I had my life to live over again I would have burned the pink candle sculpted 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 to charity, as a present, or "just because" rather than binned or UU
    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
    PP - Project Pan: a list of specific items targeted to be used up

    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 June 2012
    5. Seaside dreamer - graduated with honours October 2012
    6. InaPickle - graduated with honours September 2014

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    • seasideDreamer
    • By seasideDreamer 29th Feb 16, 10:12 PM
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    • 29th Feb 16, 10:12 PM
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    • 29th Feb 16, 10:12 PM
    Thanks for starting us off Maddie I'm IN again, its been a slow start to the year but am getting through the moisturizer if nothing else at the minute in an attempt to preserve my tan
    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
    • WeAreGhosts
    • By WeAreGhosts 29th Feb 16, 10:52 PM
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    • 29th Feb 16, 10:52 PM
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    • 29th Feb 16, 10:52 PM
    Thanks for the new thread, Maddiemay

    PP list for March:

    Pure Chimp Solid Shampoo Bar
    Dove Straightening Serum
    Good Things Five Minute Facial Face Mask
    Garnier Anti Blemish Foam Wash
    Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y Perfume
    Soft and Gentle Wild Rose and Vanilla deodorant
    La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo Moisturiser
    B. Nourished Night Serum
    Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser
    Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes
    Silvikrin Hairspray - this has been on the go for about five years, cos I never really bother with hairspray!


    I just made a lip scrub with sugar and mango & banana smoothie. Very impressed by the results! Made my lips feel nice and tingly!
    Last edited by WeAreGhosts; 29-02-2016 at 10:56 PM.
    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Mar 16, 7:59 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 7:59 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 7:59 AM
    Thanks for starting us off again maddiemay.

    February was not such a great month in that I equalled my OUTs with INs however it was my birthday during this month so that explains some of the INs. Broken down it went like this:-

    INs that I bought : 16
    Some were treats bought for myself ie the UD eyeliners but most of the items were things that we use and had run out of.

    INS that were gifts/contained in beauty box/freebies (got a replacement lippie from Smashbox and a tube of hand serum from LE this month) : 29

    UU: 42
    OUT items (sold) : 2
    TA: 2

    My PP list for March:-

    Carried over from Feb:-
    Clynol leave in conditioner
    Vichy Eye Cream

    The rest of these items I want to work through though not sure they will go in March:-

    TBS Tea Tree cleanser
    Elemis Lime Blossom Balancing Cleanser
    Darphin Micellar Water
    LG Bronze N Brighten
    Various soaps
    LG eyeliner
    Smashbox eyeliner
    L'Occitane perfume - Nerol I think

    I have ended up with an abundance of cleansers lurking in the bathroom as they are all Emma's tried and tested and rejected items with the exception of the Elemis one which is my HG. Am using the TBS one in conjunction with a Soap and Glory one at night time. The Soap & Glory one is acting as my make up remover first and I'm quite pleased with how effective it is so far. Can't remember the name of it but it came in the OOTW kit. Am really disappointed by the Darphin Micellar Water and will probably use this to wash make up brushes with at some point.

    I'm using the Bronze N Brighten as blush. It is way too dark to use as coverage all over at this time of year.

    Have decided that I need to pull soaps out of my stash rather than shower gels as I don't want them to lose their fragrance.

    The two eyeliners will go. I can't wind up the Smashbox one any more and the LG one breaks practically every time I use it. I should give in but I can't let it defeat me.

    I have been working through a bottle of perfume a month and found this mini size (was a mag freebie) when tidying last weekend so will UU this. After that I'll choose a bottle that has the most fragrance in to tackle before the end of the month.

    Of my Finish 6 by Spring challenge I only have back ups left which are the Seventeen highlighter (still going strong) , the Benefit Roller Lash which is getter drier and will be gone soon. The Benefit Dallas powder is still going strong and will probably not be finishedby 20 March.

    The items I have really loved/hated this month are:-

    Skincare : Love: Glycolic toners. Can't believe I have only just discovered these after moaning about how the LE one just didn't seem to do anything. Am enjoying using the Pixi and LE together.
    Hate: Micellar waters in general. None have done anything for me.

    Make Up : Love : Bare Minerals Original Primer. Am using the NO 7 Instant Radiance? Primer at the mo and not enjoying as much. It's a different consistency - creamy - and my make up is not lasting as long as it does with the BM one.
    Hate: Those eyeliners I mentioned above. Will not be buying wind up ones again.

    Bodycare: Love : Philosophy Gingerbread Girl body lotion. So so lovely. Hate: Jointly : Elemis Nourishing shower cream. Hate anything that smells of baby powder. I would have ebayed this but the bottle was dented. Lush Christingle - though if any Lush workers are reading it was gorgeous honestly!!

    I do have a last few INs to declare from yesterday but were not fanciful purchases if you like:-

    NYX lipliner in Jewel and Red. Got these to wear with the Avon matte lipsticks I got last week as they keep bleeding from my lips.

    NYX eyeshadow stick in Milk

    NYX cream lip colour in Creme Brulee.

    All bought with AP points.

    Also went to Superdrug yesterday and bought 3 100ml spray bottles and have decanted some of my Pixi Glow Tonic into one, decanted the last of the Avene cleanser mixed with water in another and Emma is to have the other to decant her Murad toner in. These were 3 for 2.

    And finally, I have a UU and an OUT already today:-

    UU: Lush Let the Good Times Roll. One of Emma's rejected cleansers. Tried it on my face last night and did not like the smell at all (odd toffee kind of smell). Used it as a body scrub this morning.

    OUT: An Elemis Frangipani Moisture Melt Oil sold on Ebay.

    So, I really need to be on a low buy this month although I am going to treat myself to the Glen Stefani blush palette as I have a gift card for John Lewis. It was sold out at weekend or I would have ordered it already. Somebody posted that they had this. Can you plesae post and let me know what your complexion is like. I've read reviews for this saying that it works better on fair or very fair skin. My foundation colour is warm beige and as I'll have to order this online I don't want it to be a dud.

    Cheers everyone. Sorry for the long post but it's easier to post these when I have access to a keyboard.
    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
    • BirdNerdSophie
    • By BirdNerdSophie 1st Mar 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 9:48 AM
    Hi guys, had such a rubbish week but needed to drop in to report some UUs. Sorry to hear you have also had a bad week Gemzie, I hope things start getting better. Belated birthday wishes to all that I've missed, and welcome to the newbies that joined us at the end of Feb.

    Now for my UUs:

    L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Cream 8ml: This seemed far too perfumed to put on my face so I used up as a hand cream. The joys of working outside with animals means my hands are always dry and cracked. WNBA.

    Burts Bees Hand Salve: This smelled nice and herby when I put it on, but after about 5 minutes, my hands smelled of potato starch! I washed my hands and tried again to make sure it was the product and it was - bleurgh! WDNBA!

    Garnier Micellar Water 400ml: This lasted absolutely ages and was fine but I don't want to keep buying from companies who sell to China, thus testing on animals. WNBA and have replaced with one from B.

    BBW Pocket Bac Best Friends: This smelled lovely and fruity but half of it leaked in my pocket at work so it was a short and sweet enjoyment. WDBA.
    Duck enthusiast. Mango milkshake connoisseur. Positive reinforcement training. Bob Ross fan girl. Team Q.
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 1st Mar 16, 10:05 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:05 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:05 AM
    I am in again. I achieved my ten item a month goal for both Jan and Feb so I shall make ten items my goal for March too.
    • rdone
    • By rdone 1st Mar 16, 10:21 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:21 AM
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    Thanks for starting us off this month MaddieMay!

    I don't normally do a PP list but I have a few things I really want to target this month.

    Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye primer - Reaally picking the dregs out of this but it seems to be lasting forever!
    Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
    Superdrug Coconut Body Lotion

    Sometimes I'm good at being in a habit with my skin care routine but I've been rubbish lately and my skin is showing it. So I want to target these to remind me to use them, hopefully putting it here will encourage!

    I went into Lush yesterday to buy a mothers day gift and ended up buying myself two items
    Tangled hot oil treatment
    Rosy cheeks face mask

    H2B will be in college tomorrow evening so I'm thinking of having a pampering night!
    • lucia22
    • By lucia22 1st Mar 16, 10:24 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:24 AM
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    Haven't done my PP list yet but lots of products which I've almost finished, including 4 body lotions/butters, my Lush shower cream, a 500ml bubble bath bottle, 1 x Lidl hand cream, 1 x Superdrug Feminine Deodorant, an almost empty bottle of Ted Baker perfume, M&S aloe vera body scrub, a couple of hair conditioners, and a can of dry shampoo. It's all the products that are on their way out but aren't quite gone yet. I'm also going to use up some moisturiser sample sachets this week as it will get me off to a good start..

    I've recently stocked up on Dove and Garnier body moisturisers and oils that were going cheap in Boots and Tesco clearance sections. I couldn't say no as they were substantially reduced and most were less than £2. Although I ended up buying some products last month that were too good a deal to miss, I'm glad I also used up 20. Feels like I'm making some progress with my stash.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2019 Total UU since 2016 - 396 | Total February UU - 1
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 1st Mar 16, 10:35 AM
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    I Love comps
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:35 AM
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    • 1st Mar 16, 10:35 AM
    Hello Everyone,

    I would really like to join in this challenge. I have lots of items I need to use up before buying any more.

    Good Luck for March everyone
    • Eyebright
    • By Eyebright 1st Mar 16, 10:38 AM
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    VALM, I have the UD Gwen Stefani blush palette. I am fair in complexion, think Mont Blanc by NARS.
    The UD blushers are super pigmented, so you will probably be able to build up the colours. I literally just dab my blusher brush in the blush and that's plenty for me, anything more than that and it's too dark on my complexion. Do you have a Debenhams close to you? The Debenhams near me in Exeter has an UD counter and I was able to swatch the palette and see if I liked it before I asked for it for my birthday.
    The first blush called Cherry is quite a baby pink, so I don't know if that would suit a more medium complexion, but the rest of the colours would I'm sure. Angel is a gorgeous soft gold/champagne highlighter, Lo-Fi is more of a matte bronzer on me. OC is a nice peachy blush. Hush I use as a shimmery peachy/pink blush, but could also be used as a blush topper.

    I don't want to say definitely get it, cos it's a lot of money to spend and it not do anything for you, but I feel like it would be ok for you. Unfortunately I've never been anything but pale, so I can't be 100% sure!!
    Slinky for Christmas 0/10lb lost
    • Lou85
    • By Lou85 1st Mar 16, 11:00 AM
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    Lou85
    I'm in again for this month.

    It amazes me how much you lovely ladies get through in a month. It sounds like you are constantly beautifying yourselves!

    I tend to stick to one thing until it's done. I'm a bit OCD like that. I don't like to have more than one thing opened. I currently have 2 cleansers on the go and it's stressing me out!

    BirdNerdSophie - I know what you mean about the animal testing. I do try to stay away from some products I know who do testing i.e. Avon but it's so hard to know everyone who is involved in this. I do feel strongly about it but I don't feel strongly enough to investigate absolutely everything I want to buy and then feel guilty about it because I don't have the time to do this. I've only just bought this misceller water and I really like it but what is the one you've replaced it with and is it good? If so, then I may change this and then I'll feel like I have a small victory!
    #27 £2016 in 2016 = £763.61

    #42 £2 Savers Club = £160

    [I]*Savers Club not included in overall 2016 savings until the tin is opened and my estimates have been confirmed later in the year.
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 1st Mar 16, 11:15 AM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Thank you for the new thread
    hope everyone is well and managing to UU more than they add

    would like to be below 250 by the end of the year
    first full count list done for a while was at End of Feb 2014 had 358
    I'm starting 2016 with 292 items
    INs - 8
    UUs - 38
    Running total for 2016 = 262

    Perfumes - 17
    Kills love slowly
    Alfred sung Sui
    Hypnose
    Sexy Amber michael kors
    vivienne Westwood boudoir
    Thierry Mugler X2 8ml
    Thierry Mugler Angel 25ml
    Narciso Rodriguez for her
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Agent Provocateur X2
    Tresor in love
    Jimmy Choo
    Doir poison
    Nina Ricci RicciRicci
    Jean Paul Gaultier classique



    face care - 17
    aldi face mask
    Anew clinical eye lift pro
    Anew clinical defence deep recovery cream x2
    ren rosa centifolia hot cloth cleanser
    skin doctor instant face lift
    skin doctor instant eye lift
    skin therapy eye make up remover
    Aveeno cleansing lotion
    Anew ultimate age repair cream cleanser
    dead sea magik gentle cleansing face wash
    balance me pure skin face wash
    No7 skin spritz
    dead sea magik mild exfoliant
    body ultimate skin care face & body polish
    body ultimate skin care collagen therapy gel
    Lacura Q10 renew multi intensive serum


    Body butters - 10
    Champneys good as new body butter
    S&G the righteous Butter 300ml
    salonniere body butter
    Elle Macpherson nourishing honey butter
    sanctuary body butter X 4
    sanctuary mande lular body souffle
    champneys moisture miracle body butter

    scrubs & polishes - 10
    Body boutique body scrub
    sanctuary mande lular body scrub
    spa O2 revitalising body scrub
    sanctuary body scrub
    bhs brazilian lime sugar cane and basil body scrub
    Gok gorgeous body polish with almond oil
    B&h skin spa body polish
    B&h sweet mandarin & grapefruit body polish
    no7 cleansing body polish
    Sanctuary gentle polish body scrub


    lotions and creams including hand - 35
    Champneys good as new hand cream
    Orange and lime hand cream
    Pink pepper and amarys hand cream
    Mandarin and patchouli hand cream
    Spiced winterberry hand cream
    salonniere hand cream
    B&H lemon blossom and white rose hand & body lotion
    Bath boutique body lotion
    Royal jelly body lotion X 2
    cerise tube of GW body lotion
    B&H french lavendar and cassis body balm
    dead sea magik silky smooth body lotion
    pure poison body lotion
    secret obsession body lotion
    jean paul gaultier classique body lotion
    tresor in love body lotion
    agent provocateur body glamour lotion
    B&H white mulberry & marshmallow body lotion
    B&H sweet mandarin & grapefruit hand &body lotion
    O2spa hand and body lotion
    sanctuary body lotion
    Lush dream team hand and body lotion
    cowshed grumpy cow body lotion
    ArranAromatics shimmer gel
    Hypnose senses body lotion
    Lush potion body lotion
    B&H silky hand and body lotion
    B&H cherry blossom oriental lily and lotus flower hand & body lotion
    Boots oriental floral mimosa body cream
    nivea soft X2
    boots royal jelly body lotion
    Natural extracts body lotion with vitamin E
    Sanctuary silky smooth body lotion


    Oils - 4
    source of purity massage
    Avon SSS dry oil body spray
    Agent provocateur body massage oil
    Dr organic organic vitamin e pure oil complex


    bath and shower - 22
    Champneys good as new bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml mandarin & white jasmine bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml White Lily bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml romantic rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml soft rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml lily of the valley bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml warm vanilla & fig bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml soft pink bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml cranberry & orange bubble bath
    Avon 500ml mandarin & white jasmine bubble bath
    Avon 500ml lavender bubble bath
    Avon 500ml strawberry sorbet bubble bath
    Avon 500ml pink bubble bath x2
    S&G Sugar Crush Body Wash
    BS chocomania shower gel
    fenjal luxury shower oil
    Angel perfume shower gel
    bhs whitetea and gojiberry bath salts
    bhs olive sage and cocoa butter bath and shower gel
    Champneys skin comforting bath soak powder
    Sanctuary cleansing burst body wash


    feet - 11
    Champneys good as new foot butter
    Elle Macpherson pedicure in a jar
    the rectory softening foot cream
    the rectory smoothing foot polish
    body blitz revive foot scrub
    body blitz revive foot lotion
    sanctraury intensive heel rescue balm
    scholl revitalising gel
    carnation anti blister stick
    carnation cracked heel cream
    SpaO2 foot lotion

    bath bombs - 8
    Bomb seasons tweetings bath bomb
    Bomb rocking Robin bath bomb
    Bomb snowflakes on your tongue bath bomb
    Bomb glitter all bath creamer
    Rosebud bathbomb
    Bath fizzer
    Rose shaped thing with bubble bath petals
    Lush candy bubble bath bar



    deodorant -

    hairspray and hair - 9
    Avena smooth infusion curl relaxer
    aldi hair spray
    Vo5 heat protect spray
    Lee Stafford dry shampoo
    paul mitchell colour protect locking spray
    catwalk frisky scrunching gel
    Argan oil conditioner
    Tresemme Shampoo
    Alberto balsam raspberry shampoo


    talc 2
    2 assorted

    sachets and samples - 2
    avon clear skin blemish treatment
    Maybellene superstay better skin tester

    soap - 9
    carex liquid soap
    apple tango hand wash
    so fruity fresh mandarin hand wash 750ml
    Astonish liquid soap
    Lush Angel delight soap
    Pears soap bars X4

    Massage bars -
    Lush

    random items - 3
    L'Oreal solar advanced sun protection
    L'Oreal nutri summer tone up
    Clarnis sun wrinkle control cream


    Nail stuff - 26
    polishes assorted X20
    collection 2000 2in1 top coat
    nail attraction top coat
    nail attraction strenghtener
    avon exfoliating expert manicure gel
    boots holy grail nail and cuticle cream
    cutex nail polish remover

    skin and face - 76
    Nivea fruity shine strawberry lip balm
    nivea tinted day cream
    maybellene dream matte mousse
    rimmel stay matte make up
    rimmel double act foundation
    Elizabeth Arden let there be light compact
    No7 intellegient colour foundation
    estee lauder lucidity
    benefit show off
    benefit sun beam highlighter
    ritz loose powder
    olay loose glitter powder
    candida beauty glow loose powder
    candida beauty glow powder compact
    blushers assorted X4
    eye pencils assorted X12
    lip pencils assorted X2
    body shop choc lip butter
    lip sticks assorted X 24
    mascara assorted X2
    eyeshadows assorted X17

    i think that all of it.
    i havent bothered counting the toothpaste & mouth wash products as they are essentials
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    • rdone
    • By rdone 1st Mar 16, 11:54 AM
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    BirdNerdSophie - I know what you mean about the animal testing. I do try to stay away from some products I know who do testing i.e. Avon but it's so hard to know everyone who is involved in this. I do feel strongly about it but I don't feel strongly enough to investigate absolutely everything I want to buy and then feel guilty about it because I don't have the time to do this. I've only just bought this misceller water and I really like it but what is the one you've replaced it with and is it good? If so, then I may change this and then I'll feel like I have a small victory!
    Originally posted by Lou85
    I'm very careful about what I buy as I'm Vegan. I find super drug own very good for the basics. Only thing I haven't really found that I like is a tooth paste. Let me know if you have any queries
    • BirdNerdSophie
    • By BirdNerdSophie 1st Mar 16, 12:03 PM
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    Lou85 - I know what you mean, it is so hard to keep up with who is doing what, but when I find out about a particular brand I know I have bought in the past, I do try to stay away from them where possible! I'm currently using the Superdrug B. Micellar Water as none of their own brand products are tested on animals and so far I'm happy with it (although I don't use it to take of make up as I don;t wear any, I just use it as a cleanse).

    rdone - I use the Sainsburys Whitening Toothpaste - I'm not 100% sure if it's vegan but it isn't tested on animals and is a very good price!
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    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Mar 16, 12:37 PM
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    VALM, I have the UD Gwen Stefani blush palette. I am fair in complexion, think Mont Blanc by NARS.
    The UD blushers are super pigmented, so you will probably be able to build up the colours. I literally just dab my blusher brush in the blush and that's plenty for me, anything more than that and it's too dark on my complexion. Do you have a Debenhams close to you? The Debenhams near me in Exeter has an UD counter and I was able to swatch the palette and see if I liked it before I asked for it for my birthday.
    The first blush called Cherry is quite a baby pink, so I don't know if that would suit a more medium complexion, but the rest of the colours would I'm sure. Angel is a gorgeous soft gold/champagne highlighter, Lo-Fi is more of a matte bronzer on me. OC is a nice peachy blush. Hush I use as a shimmery peachy/pink blush, but could also be used as a blush topper.

    I don't want to say definitely get it, cos it's a lot of money to spend and it not do anything for you, but I feel like it would be ok for you. Unfortunately I've never been anything but pale, so I can't be 100% sure!!
    Originally posted by Eyebright

    Thanks so much. I'll have to wait until it's back in stock any way but in any case I have dropped very big hints to Emma that I'd like it for Mother's Day so will also wait until after Sunday anyway. I know that I had a look at it in Selfridges and really liked the colours so should be ok. Like you say, it's a lot of money. x
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    • asset2004
    • By asset2004 1st Mar 16, 12:38 PM
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    Back again for this month been AWOL last few weeks, RL has been hectic. But I have no INS to report. Went into superdrug last week to look at the 'free gift' but decided against as knew I had soooo much at home
    • Ailurophile
    • By Ailurophile 1st Mar 16, 12:42 PM
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    Hello everyone! I've taken part before but I've been slacking these last few months and I've acquired quite a lot over the holiday season. I'm looking to get back on track with a March project pan. I'm going to London in a few days so I may treat myself to some Nyx lip creams/glosses as I haven't been able to find them in any local boots stores. I also need a new shampoo but that's all I will allow myself to buy this month.

    March Project Pan:

    1. Rimmel Fix + Perfect primer 30 ml
    2. Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
    3. Malin + Goetz lip moisturizer 5 ml
    4. No 7 High Shine lip crayon in Delicate Pink
    5. Nivea rich moisturizing day cream 50 ml
    6. Dove go fresh deodorant 125 ml
    7. The Body Shop satsuma shower gel mini
    8. Dove vanilla + shea body lotion mini
    9. Simple face scrub 75 ml
    10. Simple facial wash gel 150 ml
    11. Soap + Glory Flake Away body polish 50 ml
    12. Vo5 Give Me Moisture shampoo 400 ml

    Good luck everyone!
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    • rdone
    • By rdone 1st Mar 16, 2:38 PM
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    rdone - I use the Sainsburys Whitening Toothpaste - I'm not 100% sure if it's vegan but it isn't tested on animals and is a very good price!
    Originally posted by BirdNerdSophie
    Ooo thank you! I will test it out
    • Gemzie121
    • By Gemzie121 1st Mar 16, 4:11 PM
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    Count me in again too still nowhere closer to reducing the stash.

    Pp for March:

    1. TBS honeymania shower gel 250ml
    2. TBS honeymania body butter 200ml
    3. TBS honeymania bubble bath melt
    4. Garnier ultimate blends strength restorer honey treasures shampoo
    5. Garnier ultimate blends strength restorer honey treasures conditioner

    6. Tesco pro formula hair mask
    7. Listerine gum protection mouthwash
    8. Sure bright bouquet roll on deodorant
    9. Right guard total defence 5 floral power spray deodorant
    10. Medicated talcum powder
    11. 1/2 bar lush pink fun
    12. L' occitane rose hand cream
    13. Avon foot works macadamia foot scrub

    14. Palmolive rose petals bar soap
    15. Roberto cavalli body lotion
    16. Roberto cavalli perfume 50ml
    Last edited by Gemzie121; 28-03-2016 at 3:28 PM.
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    • Gemzie121
    • By Gemzie121 1st Mar 16, 4:16 PM
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    First UU this month, chucked it as I couldn't get anymore out. Could have cut the tube but I wanted to start a sensodyne one as I've had sore teeth.

    Tesco pro formula sensitive toothpaste- WMBA I'm really annoyed because I love this and it's a great price but unfortunately my teeth only stop hurting/sensitivity when I use sensodyne (I hate the taste and price of sensodyne but I can't stand my teeth stinging if I don't use it!). This was a 1/2 used one that I'd started ages ago and I decided to use it up before I started a new pack of sensodyne. I really like the taste of this but sadly my teeth don't get on with anything other than sensodyne
    Last edited by Gemzie121; 12-03-2016 at 5:41 PM.
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