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    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 31st Jul 19, 10:03 AM
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    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries August 2019
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    • 31st Jul 19, 10:03 AM
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries August 2019 31st Jul 19 at 10:03 AM
    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, er me, sstevo19 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 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 can 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 February 2018 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! Do de-lurk if you are lurking, this is one of the friendliest threads on MSE.

    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
    7. Fiasco55 - graduated with honours May 2017


    Previous threads

    In case you need to refer back to a previous stash list or product review, here are links to past challenge threads. Click on the date to take you straight to it:

    January 2012
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    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 19th Aug 19, 8:36 PM
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    lynseydee
    I have this in banana, I think I might break it out of the stash and into use soon!

    UU
    Johnson's Gentle Eye Make-up Removal Pads x 30 - WDBA, I've cut way down on wipes and switched to washable ones, but this is an HG product for me, I use one each night after cleansing as all other cleansers leave my skin either too oily or too dry, so I use these as a sort of 'toner pad'
    Yorkshire Soap Company No.2 - Peppermint Cream Shower Gel 250ml - WNBA, WAY too strong, like having toothpaste in your eyes if you used it above waist level!

    INs (I fell for the pretty tins and lovely smells in TKMaxx! )
    Scottish Fine Soaps Triple Milled Soap 100g - Heather
    Scottish Fine Soaps Triple Milled Soap 100g - Raspberry
    Scottish Fine Soaps Triple Milled Soap 100g - Seaweed

    In other news....I THINK I've cracked the code for this shower gel making, it turns out I needed the following:
    A rotary grater (doing it by hand was not a pleasant experience for an RSI sufferer and took FOREVER so I decided £15 was worth spending not to have permanent claw hand! )
    Large saucepan (Husband made a face when he discovered I'd used his copper-bottomed stainless-steel one, so I've now found an smaller one, older non-stick one)
    Stick blender - absolute essential to get the right consistency
    Large heat-proof bowl, jug, funnel and empty bottles
    Vegetable glycerine for foaming and essential oils for scent.

    Basically it turns out you need to leave the mixture to cool for an hour at least, blend it all, let it sit for about 3 hours before you can see what the texture will end up like, mine changed massively during the four hours after cooking, which might be to do with the soap used, but I'll find out when I do another lot. This lot is still a little gloopy but that could well be down to how much faffing I did with it, I'll do it properly next time!

    It cooled to a very dense jelly but went to a lovely gel texture after using the blender, which is why it's so necessary.

    Right now we have approximately 3L of shower gel in peppermint & rosemary and in lemon, rosemary & eucalyptus!
    Originally posted by kadison
    You'll have to post your instructions as I specifically bought a hand blender for my soap making and I'm sure I've got most of the other stuff as well. Would love to make some shower gel with the soaps I've inherited somehow along the way.
    Did owe £9,951.96

    Now helping hubby pay off loan. Finally paid off

    Owe Virgin £5,950.00 at 0% til June 2009 £3,427.89. Owe HSBC £5,460.78 2.9% til May 2010 £3,703.07. Owe Post Office £1,676.62 at 0% til September 2010
    • kadison
    • By kadison 20th Aug 19, 1:36 AM
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    kadison
    You'll have to post your instructions as I specifically bought a hand blender for my soap making and I'm sure I've got most of the other stuff as well. Would love to make some shower gel with the soaps I've inherited somehow along the way.
    Originally posted by lynseydee
    The best I've managed so far was making hand soap/shower gel with some wool fat soap....I tried a small batch of this, using 2oz soap and a quarter of the rest....

    8oz bar of soap, grated
    2 tbsps vegetable glycerin (optional)
    16 cups water (approx. 3.6L)

    I heated it up on the hob until the soap dissolved, transferred it to a pyrex mixing jug and let it sit for 8-12 hours with a fly cover over it, it turned into a very dense jelly so I blended it using the stick blender, tried it and added the same amount of glycerin again as I wanted it to be more moisturising, my OH said he can't tell the difference between this and Carex so it must be good!
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018
    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it - Groucho Marx
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 20th Aug 19, 10:12 AM
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    One UU from last night:

    Oral B Satin Tape 25m WDBA. Cheap and effective. Replaced with the one I bought the other day.
    • VALM
    • By VALM 20th Aug 19, 10:24 AM
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    Updated PP List
    Lacura hot cloth cleanser
    Bath and Body Works Shea Butter hand cream
    Snake Venom eye cream
    Tweak'd hair mask
    Lacura Q10 serum
    Lacuna glycholic pads
    Liz Earle Skin Repair
    The Ordinary Rosehip oil
    Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom cleanser
    Liz Earle Lavender and Rosemary shower gel

    Lacura Cleanser UU. Love this product. Have another in stash plus original C&P. Won't need to purchase these cleansers for a while but getting low on my Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser.
    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
    • savingfortomorrow
    • By savingfortomorrow 20th Aug 19, 9:34 PM
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    Finish
    Soap and glory hand cream. Nice smell.

    Wild rose shampoo. Nice Aldi shampoo but out of stock at the moment.

    In
    Highlighter and sun screen.
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 21st Aug 19, 6:53 PM
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    Two INs today:

    The Body Shop Mango Shower Gel 250ml
    The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter 90ml


    Some treats I got for myself after my dentist appointment this morning.

    And one UU from this morning:

    SVR Sebiaclear SPF50+ Creme 50ml WDBA and will do. Love this SPF, its my favourite SPF. No white cast at all, which is what I'm looking for.
    • asajj
    • By asajj 21st Aug 19, 8:17 PM
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    Hi all, I have given in to Kiko sale when I was in Munich for a short break and bought 3 x pencil eyeshadows, 1 x eyeshadow palette, 1 x high pigmented compact eyeshadow and 1 x lip balm. Paid 20 Euros so not too bad..
    I also UU'ed 1 x travel size Verbana shower gel from L'occitane. I have also UU'ed Pixi Mud Glow Cleanser today. It is HG and WDBA. I have another one in the stash. I need a toner and probably will offer glow toner from Beauty Pie.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

    No buying unnecessary stuff.
    Clearing out by selling on Ebay, donating to charity etc.
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 22nd Aug 19, 8:29 AM
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    I purchased the Aloe Vera sheet mask from Flying Tiger (I know, I know!) and it caused the worst skin reaction I have ever had. I wasn't even going to own up to it on here but then realised I ought to warn others off. It tingled so much, I thought it was just part of the process of it working but it was actually stinging and my face was so red and sore. DO NOT BUY.
    Anyway so that's an IN and a UU and a WNBA I wish I didn't have to report!
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • VALM
    • By VALM 22nd Aug 19, 11:25 AM
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    UU: Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Cupcake hand soap. So lovely but we seemed to go through it really quickly.
    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
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 22nd Aug 19, 12:24 PM
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    Been away camping since last weekend. Haven't had any uu's but a few things are going to be finished soon. I took a slice of soap for use as face wash in the morning and a slice of travel soap for body wash and shampoo. Makes travel toiletries so much easier.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 22nd Aug 19, 6:10 PM
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    One UU from yesterday that I forgot:

    Impulse Instant Crush 35ml WDBA and have done. Love this scent. Cheap and cheerful.
    • asajj
    • By asajj 25th Aug 19, 11:30 AM
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    Hello all, hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend weather. Two UUs from me

    Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
    The Body Shop - Wild Rose Hand Butter

    Both are good products but I WNBA as I have plenty of other body creams and hand creams at all. Opened a Mango Body Yogurt from TBS. I also have a TBS hand cream on the go now.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

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    • savingfortomorrow
    • By savingfortomorrow 25th Aug 19, 8:49 PM
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    Nothing new in

    I finished a vitamin c jelly face mask. It was ok. But the hair got stuck to it and it was sticky. I prefer vitamin c serums.
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 25th Aug 19, 9:06 PM
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    I'm sorting out my samples so a few OUTs:

    Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting 10ml sample
    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask 3ml sample


    My updated sample collection:

    Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It (Fine) 7ml sample
    Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer 30ml sample
    Bumble and Bumble Bb. Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo 25ml sample
    Bumble and Bumble Bb. Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray 25ml sample
    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant sample
    Eucerin Dermo Capillaire Calming Urea Shampoo 20ml sample
    Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel sample
    Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk 50ml sample
    Origins Mega Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion sample


    So no number difference really, haha
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 26th Aug 19, 9:04 AM
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    dolly84
    uu


    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 200ml
    Soap & Glory Super Tonic Orangeasm - WNBA, nice scent but it just doesn't last, cooling on the skin in this weather though and I wanted it used before it gets cooler as I can't bear spritzing wet things on when it's cold.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • shed35
    • By shed35 26th Aug 19, 5:26 PM
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    shed35
    Hi

    This is my weekly update:-

    Avon Eau Du Parfum Amethyst
    Elemis Fragnani Body Cream
    Aveeno Baby Daily Wash
    Avon Sensitive Suncare SPF50 Body and Face Cream
    Superdrug B Hydrating Face Mask
    M&S Shea Butter Lip Balm

    IN
    Aldi Deodorant

    Total 105
    • asajj
    • By asajj 26th Aug 19, 5:29 PM
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    I got myself a new sample of Clarins' foundation, Skin Illusion SPF 15, I think this is a new formula. I have it in two colours and today I tried Flesh. Today is a hot day and I was out all day and didn't use a primer underneath the foundation. It didn't make my skin dry so far however it doesn't have great coverage. I have some brown spots near my cheekbones and I can still see them through the makeup. I haven't tried to build it up because I felt it would feel heavy on my face despite being a serum-based foundation. Full size of this product is £30 and I'm not sure if it would worth the money. I will try more and report back! I also have this in beige.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

    No buying unnecessary stuff.
    Clearing out by selling on Ebay, donating to charity etc.
    • fixx
    • By fixx 26th Aug 19, 8:23 PM
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    A few UUs this month - just sorting through them now for recycling purposes:

    - Elemis Frangipani Monoi Bath and Shower Nectar (300ml). WMBA - nice, but wouldn't pay much for it, as there are cheaper shower gels I'm happy with. This was a gift.
    - John Frieda Sheer blonde brightening shampoo (250ml). WPBA - HG, though I'll be trying some more solid shampoos once I've finished the current ones in use. This really does keep my hair very clean and bright though.
    - Simple rich moisture sheet mask. WNB - part of a bundle, seems ok, but no noticeable effects.
    - Madara liftin face mask. WNB - part of a bundle, seems ok, but no noticeable effects.
    - skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. WMBA - pleasant and simple to use, though not sure they did much.
    - Alpha-H Liquid Gold (100ml). WPBA - love this, though it's not cheap. I do see improvements from it though. Switched out for a Nip and Fab version I got on offer, but so far it's not quite as good.
    - Lancome cleansing fluid (50ml). WNBA - though happy to use it again if I got it in another offer. It's ok, but a bit too milky and runny for me.
    - Clinique Take the Day off (30ml). WDBA - HG. Gentle and effective.
    - Clinique smart night cream (15ml). WPNBA - nice to use, but nothing special.
    - Estee Lauder Rivitalizing Supreme+ day cream (15ml). WNB - also nice to use, but nothing special.
    - Benefit BrowZings. WMBA - this wasn't actually totally used up, but reeeaaaaaaalllllly old. So it's great value for money Very good, but I'm experimenting with some pencials at the moment which are a bit simpler.
    - Garnier Olia hair dye. WDBA - HG.
    - Aura Mugler perfume sample. WNB - not my scent.
    - Benefit inferno lip gloss. WBA if I could, but it's discontinued. Had to throw as it was really old, but it was almost done anyway.
    - Tigi Bedhead reconstructor (and a few dregs of other conditioners mixed in) (750ml). WDBA - HG for many years now. Have another bottle in stash, though I'm intending to try some bars once that is done.

    TA:
    - Naturtint Anti-aging CC cream for hair. WNB - did nothing for my hair, left it looking very unshiny and feeling a bit sticky sometimes.

    I've also made some progress clearing out nailpolishes:
    - Opi Koala Bear-y and Maybelline Superstay in Divine Wine both had to go as they are too gloopy to use any more, though had been heavily used. Loved both colours.
    - Fearne polish in a lilac type colour thrown out as it had separated. After shaking and trying it, it applied ok, but barely lasted 4 hours before chipping.

    A few INs as well, from the No. 7 offer:
    - Large Kabuki Brush (to use with my Laura Gellar body bronzer powder instead of the silly puff thing it came with. I'd been wanting to replace that for a while)
    - eyebrow pencil in blonde
    - mini facial sunscreen (50p in a charity lucky-dip in store)
    - Eyeshadow palette
    All for £14.50 with the £10 off voucher. I'm happy with that - all will be used.

    I also treated myself to a new electric mains powered pedicure kit to replace by very old No7 battery powered one. I'm loving it already - easier to polish some of my more messed up toenails, as well as keep hard skin under control.
    • kadison
    • By kadison 27th Aug 19, 1:41 AM
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    kadison
    MADE INTO BODY SCRUB (Dregs apart from the Vaseline Lotion and the A'kin lotion, respectively boring and not moisturising enough!)
    A'Kin Rosehip Oil Lotion 150ml
    Avène Skin Recovery Cream 50ml
    Lancôme Énergie de Vie Sleeping Mask 15ml
    NH Hotels Hand Cream 30ml
    No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Normal/Dry 25ml
    Olay Regenerist 3 Point Day Cream SPF30 7ml
    Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream 50ml
    Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion Advanced Repair 400ml

    UU
    Dr Lipp's Original Nipple Balm 4ml
    Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules x 14 - Loves these, I have a 60 capsule pot I emptied this into, when finished I will try the Beauty Pie capsules.
    Femfresh Powder 200g - HG
    Issey Miyake Rose & Rose Intense EDP 1ml - Gorgeous but didn't last more than 5 minutes!
    Nivea Deodorant 35ml - Pearl & Beauty
    No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser 200ml
    Primark Face wipes x 25 - Cucumber
    Superdrug Trichology Scalp Tonic 150ml - HG

    Coca-Cola Cherry coke lip balm 4g x 2
    Lancôme Hypnose Mascara 2ml x 2
    No7 Airbrush Away Primer - Instant Illusions

    INs
    Cien Nail Polish Remover 200ml - Acetone Free x 2
    Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream Sensitive 150ml x 2

    TA
    Lancôme Hydra Intense Mask 100ml - Old and more stinky and sticky than usual so although newly opened, it had clearly gone off. WNBA, I only ever got this as a GWP, I'd never pay for it.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018
    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it - Groucho Marx
    • asajj
    • By asajj 27th Aug 19, 5:23 PM
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    asajj
    I got myself a new sample of Clarins' foundation, Skin Illusion SPF 15, I think this is a new formula. I have it in two colours and today I tried Flesh. Today is a hot day and I was out all day and didn't use a primer underneath the foundation. It didn't make my skin dry so far however it doesn't have great coverage. I have some brown spots near my cheekbones and I can still see them through the makeup. I haven't tried to build it up because I felt it would feel heavy on my face despite being a serum-based foundation. Full size of this product is £30 and I'm not sure if it would worth the money. I will try more and report back! I also have this in beige.
    Originally posted by asajj
    Amendment! This wasn't the Skin Illusion but Everlasting Youth Fluid! Today I tried the Beige and this is a better colour for me, other colour was too pale. Today weather wasn't as hot so the product kept in place better. It has a nice glow and I have been wearing this for about 6 hours now and it still looks fine.

    1 UU - Clinique 2 in 1 Micellar Gel + Light Make Up Remover. This was a GWP and 30 ml. I like the texture of it but WNBA as I don't think it is worth the price. I have another one of the same size.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

    No buying unnecessary stuff.
    Clearing out by selling on Ebay, donating to charity etc.
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