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    No buying unnecessary toiletries in May - Challenge
    • #1
    • 30th Apr 12, 2:55 PM
    No buying unnecessary toiletries in May - Challenge 30th Apr 12 at 2:55 PM
    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 Hollylangman37 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 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 Sarah*a or xoxo or Trudji for more info on joining.

    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 extravagently 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, Bodyshop, 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 willl always be another deal!*


    Good luck all for April and indeed the rest of the 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 to 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 dont be scared !!) oh - and we 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!


    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 erm, me () 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 2011
    2.Bronnie - graduated with honours March 2011
    3. lostinrates - graduated with honours around June 2010

    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:

    Monthly Challenge:

    Since it is a new month, why not list how many products you used/stashed last month (if you have been keeping count)? If you want to, why not set yourself a target for the number of UUs, purchases or amount of money you want to spend on toiletries this year, to help you focus more on the challenge? (That's a target you are aiming not to exceed, ladies, not surpass at supersonic speed! )
    Total debts = £3116, 2216 £2066£1916£1766£1616£1466£1316£1166£1016£866
    DMP £150 each month
    Total paid off so far £2150
    Debt Free by Jan 2013
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  • Itzybitzy
    • #2
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:00 PM
    • #2
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:00 PM
    Anything i use up will be put to red!


    Indulgent Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Dead Sea Magik Bath Salts, 250g
    Bamford Botanic Geranium Bath Oil, 30ml
    Nivea Creme Soft Shower Cream, 50ml
    Molton Brown Enlivening Toko-Yuzu Bath and Shower, 30ml
    Superdrug Sweet Snuggles, Sweetheart Mini Soaps x 1
    Loccitane Plum Blossom Polishing Shower Gel, 75ml
    Burt's Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash, 29.5ml
    Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Bath and Shower, 50ml
    Molton Brown Energising Seamoss Bath and Shower, 100ml
    Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath and Shower Gel, 75ml
    Rituals Wai Weng Exfoliating Body Scrub, 70ml
    Loccitane Mint Pine Rosemary Shower Gel, 75ml
    Yardley Body Wash, English Lavender, 200ml
    Loccitane Rose Bonne Mere Soap, 125g
    Loccitane Milk Soap, 50g
    Body lotion/Butter/Gel
    Loccitane Verbena Body Lotion, 30ml
    Garnier Body 7 Day Intensive Body Lotion, 6ml x 4
    Yves Rocher Organic Vanilla Body Lotion, 50ml
    Korres Body Butter, Quince, 50ml
    Steamcream, 75g
    FAB Body Moisturiser, 56.7 g
    Elemis Pro Collagen Body Cream, 50ml
    Nature's Extract Cocoa Butter and Almond Body Butter, 100ml
    Loccitane Rose Body Milk, 75ml
    Molton Brown Inspiring Wild-Indigo Body Lotion, 100ml
    Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion, 70g
    Bernard of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe Body Lotion, 200ml
    Loccitane Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel, 250ml
    Other body products
    Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off, 10ml
    Bepanthen Nappy Cream, 3.5g
    Kleenex Facial Cloths x 30
    Aldi Dentitex 125 ml Fresh Mint Toothpaste
    Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque, 20g
    Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque, 20g
    Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Deep Cleansing Masque, 17g
    Aprivita Express Beauty Masks, 8ml x 2
    Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac, 20g
    Aquafresh Ultimate and Whitening Toothpaste, 75ml
    Oral B Pro Expert Toothpaste 75ml
    Epaderm Cream, 25g
    Allura 200 Cotton Wool Balls x 1
    Superdrug Cotton Wool Pads, x100
    Superdrug Cotton Wool Balls, x100
    Superdrug Cucumber Face Wipes, x25
    Body Spray/Deo
    Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray, 150ml
    Avon Hawaiian Shores Body Mist, 100ml
    Soap and Glory Mist You Madly, 250ml
    Triple Dry Deo
    Sure Deo, Linen
    Sure Deo, Bright
    Hands, Feet
    Loccitane Shea Hand Cream, 20ml
    Sasy and Savy Rose Lavender Hand and Nail Creme, 5ml
    Loccitane Rose Hand Cream, 30ml
    Loccitane Brightening Hand Care, 15ml
    Asda Face and Body Shimmer Cream, Gold, 16g
    Virgin Vie Cooling Foot Fizz
    Lip Gloss/Balm/Stick
    YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick, Fauborg Peach, 4g
    Avon Lipstick - Deep Bronze
    Joules Elderflower Fragrenced Lip Balm, 7.5g
    Topshop Magical Lip Tint, Crystal, 3.5g (my Jane Iredale is running out and this is a replacement for it, which is far cheaper and was bought on a gift card)
    Elf, Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Strawberry
    Avon Glazewear Sparkle, Shimmering Amythyst
    Hello Kitty Raspberry Ripple Lip Gloss, 7ml
    Max Factor MaxWear Lipfinity Lipgloss, 710 (A browny pink and silver)
    Lip Rocks Lip Gloss, Rose, 15ml
    Burberry Lipstick Rosewood, 0.8g, 04x 2
    John Masters Lip Calm, 4g
    Chanel Glossimer for Lips, 166, Amour
    Terre d'OC Lipgloss, Abricot Negara
    Diego Dalla Palma Lipstick, Number 42
    Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain
    Avon Lip Gloss - Lilac
    Avon Lip Radience - Rose Foil
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Strawberry 3x
    Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalm Mango/Peach
    Pretty Smile Juicy Strawberry Lip Balm
    Carmex Lip Balm
    2 x Jemma Kid Lip Gloss
    Superdrug Little Green Tin Lip Balm, Apple
    Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm, Rosy Lips
    Next Gold, Vanilla Lip balm
    Stila Lip Glaze, Spiced Maple (only a little bit left but still enough)
    Hair products
    Pantene Pro V Restoratives Night Renewal Nourishing Mist
    Philip B Styling Gel, 15ml
    Toni and Guy Daily Style Conditioner, 75ml
    John Masters Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo, 236ml
    Pantene Split End Serum -Normal-Thick Hair(Freebie to trial for Supersavvyme)
    Tresemme Split Remedy Leave in Treatment, 10ml
    Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo, 10ml
    Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner, 10ml
    Berber Oil Hair Treatment, 10ml x 2
    Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum, 25ml
    Richard Ward Energiser Styling Spray, 50ml
    Percy and Reed Dry Conditioner, 50ml
    Percy and Reed Finishing Polish, 100ml
    Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 200ml
    Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo, 50ml
    Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo, 50ml
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Shampoo 400 ml
    Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner 400 ml


    Ellie Saab, Le Parfum, 1ml
    Fandi Fendi, 4ml
    Swarovski Aura, 1.2ml
    Tous H20 Perfume, 1ml
    Lolita Lempika L'Eau en Blanc, 0.8ml
    Lolita Lempika Eau en Parfum, 0.8ml
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Beyonce Heat Rush
    Dr Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator, 15ml
    Sophyto Restorative Toner, 100ml
    Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream, 7g
    St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub, 30ml
    Avon Solutions Sensitive Botanicals Gentle Day Moisturiser, 200ml
    Eve Lom Rescue Mask, 15ml
    No 7 Cleanse and Care Eye Make Up Remover, 100ml
    Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream, 7ml
    Primark Sensitive Skin Wipes - x1
    Essential Care Organic Avacado Replenishing Cream, 15ml
    Murad Renewing Cleansing Cream, 45ml
    Murad Skin Perfecting Primer, 5ml
    Loccitane Beauty Body Oil, 15ml
    Lavera All Round Cream, 150ml
    Etat Pur Melting Moisturising Cream, 5ml
    Etat Pur Ultra Rich Nourishing Balm, 5ml
    Barefoot SOS Face and Body Cream, 5ml
    AD Skin Synergy Overnight Oil, 5ml
    Benefit Watt's Up, 25g
    Loccitane Cleansing Gel, 50ml
    Monu Reviving Rosewood Mist, 100ml
    MONU Collagen Cream, 50g
    Caudalie Vinosource Thirst Quenching Serum, 10ml
    Origins Perfect World White Tea Moisturiser, 15ml
    MOA Green Balm, 15ml
    Davine's Moisturising Balm, 75ml
    Simply Argan Oil, 50ml
    Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream, 12ml
    Essential Care Rose Moisturiser, 15ml
    Clearasil Perfectwash Kit
    Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream, 50ml
    Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner, 200ml
    Neutrogena Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser, 50ml
    REN Omega 3, Night Repair Serum, 50ml
    Dr Nick Lowe Oli Control Day Cream, 20ml
    Figs and Rouge Sweet Geranium Balm, 8ml
    Figs and Rouge Balm Rambling Rose, 8ml
    Bio Oil 60 ml
    Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, 45ml
    Pushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, 30ml
    HD Brows Grow Baby Grow, 8ml
    Collection 2000 Dazzle Me, Mystery
    Collection 2000 Dazzle Me, Paradise
    NKDSKN Eyeshadow, Turquoise, 2g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, Shade 4, 2g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, Shade 7, 2g
    Front Cover Glitter Pigment, Moonshine
    Rimmel Stir It Up Eyeshadow, Sure, 4g
    Rimmel Body Glitter, 002, 1.2g
    MeMeMe Beautifully You Eyeshadow, Mermaid
    Rimmel Glameyes Royal Violet Eyeshadow
    MUA Extreme Metallics, Celebrity, 5.9g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, 2g
    Virgin Vie Eyeshadow, Indian Ocean
    No 7 Eyeshadow, Island Sea, 1.5g
    Blingtone Eyeshadow, Spicy
    Calvin Klein Eyeshadow, Plum, 2.5g
    Rimmel, Colour Loose Eyeshadow, Suede
    Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder, Silver, 1.8g
    Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder, Rose Gold, 1.8g
    Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow - Tempted
    GOSH Copper Eye Dust
    Marks and Spencers - Platimum Trio Eye Shadow - All usable
    Boots Duo Eyeshadow - Mocha Latte - Both useable
    Bourjois Noir Emeraude Eyeshadow
    Bourjois Bleu Myosotis Eyeshadow
    Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow, Beach Plum
    Clinique Eyeshadow Duo, Totally Neutral
    Clinique Colour Eyeshadow Quad
    Stargazer Eyeshadow Satin Earth 2x
    Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow, Grey Sparkles
    Bourjois Rose Perle Eyeshadow
    Avon Smooth Mineral Midnight Mauve Eye Dust
    Make Up Pallate's
    Next Face Complete Pallate - Bit of a mess but most eye shadows usable
    Rimmel Pallate Sweet Seduction - Again bit of a mess, but blusher and some eye shadow usuable
    Marks and Spencers 4 Eyeshadow Pallate - All usable
    Collection 2000, Smokey Eyes Pallate
    Smashbox Photo Finishing Luminizing Foundation Primer, 7.1ml
    Bare Minerals Foundation Light - Little Pot
    Estee Lauder Foundation Sample Ecru
    Avon Ideal Shade Light Make Up
    W7 Cover Stick Concealer with Tea Tree Medium Deep
    Calvin Klein Endless Light Concealer - Brown Sugar
    Clinique High Impact Mascara Black
    Avon Beyond Colour Mascara Navy
    Avon Colour Trend Mascara - Black
    Avon Supershock Mascara, 10ml
    Lip Pencil/Liner
    Fearne Vamp Red Lip Pencil
    Elf Lip Liner, Natural Blush
    Inika Eyeliner, Graphite, 1.2g
    Studio Make Up Line Styler Pen
    Avon Kajalstick Brick Bronze and Black
    Avon Colourtrend Kajal Stick. Black and Warm Brown
    Markwins Eyepencil - Black
    Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner, Black x2
    Nail Polish/Remover
    Nail Rock, Designer Nail Wraps
    Nails Inc, Jermyn Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Porchester Square, 4ml
    MUA Nail Polish Shade 18, 6.2ml
    Nails Inc, Nail Polish, Bluebell, 10ml
    Nails Inc, Porchester Square, 10ml x 2
    Collection 2000 Nail Varnish, Bongo Beat, 8ml
    Collection 2000 Nail Varnish, All That Jazz, 8ml
    Smooth Nail Varnish Juicy, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Luscious Lavender, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Jade, 15ml
    Smooch Nail Varnish Indigo, 15ml
    Leighton Denny Nail Varnish, Sex Kitten, 12ml
    Beautyuk Shatter Polish, Black
    Andrea Fullerton Nail Polish, Eliza, 5.5ml
    Allura Nail Varnish Remover, 400ml
    Zoya Nail Polish 15ml (Carey)
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Be A Dahlia Won't You, 15ml
    OPI Nail Lacquer, Save Me, 15ml x 2
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Suzy Says Feng Shui, 15ml
    OPI Nail LacQuer, Gold Shatter, 15ml
    Deborah Lippmann - Razzledazzle, Don't know how much is in's the one out of the December Glossybox
    Elizabeth French Nail Polish - Mystery
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish- Metallic Green
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Black
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Silver
    Topshop Nail Varnish Top and Base, 8ml
    LCN Nail Polish, Free Spirit, 8ml
    Nails Inc, South Molton Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Symartis Street, 4ml
    OPI Wocka Wocka, 3.75ml
    OPI, Designer De Better, 3.75ml
    OPI, Warm and Fozzie, 3.75ml
    OPI Excuse Moi?, 3.75ml
    Sally Hansen Lacquer, Vibrant, 8.8ml
    Barry M, Navy, 10ml
    OPI Nail Envy, 15ml
    Nails Inc, Cadogan Square, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Portabello, 4ml
    Nails Inc,Jermyn Street, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Notting Hill Gate, 4ml
    Nails Inc, Westbourne Grove, 4ml
    MeMeMe, Blush Me, Coral, 8g
    Rimmel Summer Fever Blush

    Total on 1st May 2012 201 products

    Goal for this month- Use everything up and ONLY buy when absolutly essential (aye right)
    Last edited by Itzybitzy; 31-05-2012 at 8:26 PM.
    Total debts = £3116, 2216 £2066£1916£1766£1616£1466£1316£1166£1016£866
    DMP £150 each month
    Total paid off so far £2150
    Debt Free by Jan 2013
  • rosemary54
    • #3
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:07 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:07 PM
    thanks for the new thread,can't believe it is May tomorrow especially after the awful weekend weather!
    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 30th Apr 12, 3:27 PM
    • 1,770 Posts
    • 7,864 Thanks
    • #4
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:27 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:27 PM
    I'm in again for this month. Said at the beginning of April I would try to post my list but the month has gone so quickly I've not found the time. Will hopefully try to do it this month (or at least some of it) although we are going on holiday in three weeks o it may not happen

    Hopefully will have a couple of UUs in May too as have some things spluttering.
    Last edited by lynseydee; 30-04-2012 at 3:29 PM. Reason: too many this months!!
    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
  • scrappie
    • #5
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:32 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:32 PM
    Thanks to Itzybitzty for the new thread - I made it onto the first page!!! Usually am lucky to catch up on page 4!

    I'm in again for the forseable future - def for the month of May anyway.

    How on earth did we get to may??? Is it just me, or has this year flown by so far. Can't believe we are almost half way through the year.
    No Buying Toiletries in 2013

    SPC # 1336
    VSP #54

    • moromir
    • By moromir 30th Apr 12, 3:54 PM
    • 1,823 Posts
    • 5,010 Thanks
    • #6
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:54 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:54 PM
    I'm definitely in for May, a month with no purchases = £100 in to my Mulberry fund.
    • Turtle2010
    • By Turtle2010 30th Apr 12, 4:01 PM
    • 128 Posts
    • 151 Thanks
    • #7
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:01 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:01 PM
    Hi All

    I'm a newbie! Totally up for this challenge, just moved house and opened a box literally full of stuff i've not used for a while and thought, that's it, time it was being used! Plus....bigger house = bigger mortgage, no money to go splashing out on stuff I don't actually need!

    Wish me luck!
    • Dollypop
    • By Dollypop 30th Apr 12, 4:53 PM
    • 257 Posts
    • 2,858 Thanks
    • #8
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:53 PM
    • #8
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:53 PM
    I'm in for this month! Aiming for serious cut backs on in's this month!
    • Dollypop
    • By Dollypop 30th Apr 12, 4:56 PM
    • 257 Posts
    • 2,858 Thanks
    • #9
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:56 PM
    • #9
    • 30th Apr 12, 4:56 PM
    I'm definitely in for May, a month with no purchases = £100 in to my Mulberry fund.
    Originally posted by moromir
    Oooooooooo which one are you after? I have the 'Mitzy' tote already but I've been eyeing up the 'Daria' shoulder bag recently!!
    • evilsquid1603
    • By evilsquid1603 30th Apr 12, 5:06 PM
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    im def back for this month! will do my stash list later on!

    aims: only INs of Amarya box and expected LE C&P prize.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries!
    • emsjune78
    • By emsjune78 30th Apr 12, 5:10 PM
    • 569 Posts
    • 5,667 Thanks
    Thank you ItzyBitzy for starting the new thread and welcome and good luck to Turtle - you're in the right place, although we can be a bit naughty tempting each other with bargains and good offers at times!

    My totals for April were IN 9 and UU/TA/GA 28 so pretty pleased with that. Can definitely see the stash decreasing in size and the bathroom decluttering. However, its my birthday at the beginning of June so I expect I may have an influx of IN then so its extra incentive to be angelic in May.

    Updated stash list below, currently in use in pink, INs in RED (since beginning of challenge in Jan, unless they are already marked as being in use). I've deleted any UU/TA/GA as the list was getting too long in total! My aim now where possible is to use up products that have been in the stash since the beginning i.e. those in black:

    Soap & Glory Clean Mary Cleansing Milk 75ml x 2
    No.7 Heavenly Hydration Moisture Mask 100ml
    No.7 Cleanse & Care Eye Makeup Remover 100ml
    No.7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser 150ml
    No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum 30ml
    Tesco B Natural Energising Facial Scrub 50ml, 75ml
    Tesco B Natural Skin Brightening Cleanser 50ml
    Sainsbury's Skincare Cleansing Fluid 200ml
    Sainsbury's Skincare Cleanser & Eye Makeup Remover 75ml
    Christian Dior Equite Makeup Remover 50ml
    Cyclax Apricot Facial Scrub 300ml
    Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 30ml x 2
    Clinique Moisture Surge 30ml
    Clearasil Blackhead Clearing Pads
    Clearasil Perfectawash 3ml sachet
    Avon Clearskin Cleansing Pads
    Almay Pore Minimizer 14.2g
    Renew You Anti-Ageing Collegen Face Mask 10ml sachet x 2
    Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml
    Clarins Extra Firming Cream sachet
    Soap & Glory Bright Here, Bright Now 50ml
    Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture 45ml
    The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Balm x 2
    Primark 4 in 1 Deep Facial Cleansing Wipes twin pack
    Primark 4 in 1 Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes twin pack
    Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir 50ml
    Montage Jeunesse Pomegranate Passion Peel Off Mask

    Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath 500ml
    FCUK Polished Cleansing Souffle 300ml
    M&S Wowee Plum Bath Sugar
    M&S Luscious Lime Bath Caviar
    M&S Jazzy Plum Bath Caviar 42g
    M&S Juicy Lime Bath Caviar 42g
    M&S Funky Orange Bath Caviar 42g
    M&S Zingy Lemon Bath Caviar 42g
    Asquith & Somerset Luxury Soap 50ml
    Tesco Spa Cream Bath 100ml
    Tesco Spa Cube Bath Fizzer 150g
    Britannia Hotels Soap 40g
    Britannia Hotels Hair & Body Shampoo 20ml
    Ted Baker Bodywear Bath Soak 50ml
    Plantana Well Protected Complete Shower & Bath 250ml
    Baylis & Harding Waterlily Soap 100g
    Sanex Zero% Shower Gel 250ml
    Next Just Red Bath Crystals 100g
    Unidentified bath bomb x 2
    The Body Shop Dewberry Bath & Shower Gel 250ml x 2
    The Body Shop Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel 250ml x 2

    L'Oreal Techni.Hairmix Supreme Smooth Nutri-Smoothing Cream 200ml
    L'Oreal Excell Ten Conditioner
    Tresemme 24 Hr Body Amplifying Mousse 225ml
    Tresemme Vitamin E & Aloe Colour Revitalising Shampoo 60ml
    Tresemme Freeze Hold Hairspray 500ml x 2
    Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Volume Volume Booster 200ml
    Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Volume Volumising Mousse 200ml
    Trevor Sorbie Straightening Addict Protect, Flatten & Shine Spray 50ml
    Trevor Sorbie Colour Preserve Intensive Conditioner 50ml
    Superdrug Coconut & Sweet Almond Naturals Conditioner 50ml
    Charles Worthington Results Mineral Hair Spa Rescue Treatment 200ml
    Charles Worthington Dream Hair Shining Star Glossing Spray 50ml
    Charles Worthington Takeaways Results Relax & Unwind Straightening Cream 50ml
    Charles Worthington Takeaways Results Heat Protection Spray 50ml
    Charles Worthington Takeaways Results Moisture Seal Hair Healer Intensive Leave-In Conditioner 50ml
    Schwartzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Reflex Shine Care 150ml
    Toni & Guy Model.Me Erin Creative Styling Glue 150ml
    Toni & Guy Iron-It Heat Defence Spray 200ml
    Lee Stafford Poker Straight Dehumidifier 200ml x 3
    Wella Shockwaves Boost It Heat Defence Volumising Mousse 200ml
    KMS Silker Therapy Plus 200ml
    John Frieda Frizz Ease Straightening Potion 50ml
    Jo Hansford Smooth & Shine Glossing Serum 50ml
    Label.M Smoothing Cream 150ml
    Salon Chic So Smooth Straightening Mist 250ml
    Festival Dry Shampoo 150ml
    Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner 200ml
    Aussie 3 Miracle Miracle Anti Frizz Intensive Conditioner 250ml
    Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo 500ml
    Tesco McAdam Brunette Conditioner 75ml

    Soap & Glory Butter Up Body Smoothing Cream 200ml
    Soap & Glory Pulp Fiction Body Scrub 250ml
    Soap & Glory Mist You Madly Body Spray 250ml, 100ml x 2
    Soap & Glory Easy Glistening Sweet Almond Dry Oil Body Gloss 150ml
    Soap & Glory Glow Lotion Highlighting Glimmer Lotion 150ml
    Soap & Glory Girligo Moisturising Mist 100ml x 3
    Lush Once A Year Massage Bar
    Lush King of Skin Body Butter
    Lush A Ring of Roses Body Butter

    Tesco Finest Shimmer Body Balm 60g
    Tesco Finest Shimmer Body Brush 10g
    Tesco Spa Body Lotion 100ml
    FCUK Polished Body Spray 75ml
    FCUK Polished Sugar Scrub 75ml
    FCUK Polished Whipped Body Cream 75ml & 300ml
    Sure Nutritive Roll On Anti Perspirant 50ml x 2
    Sure Cotton Dry Anti Perspirant 50ml
    Sure Activreserve Oxygen Fresh Deo Creme 50ml
    St Tropez Body Moisturiser 120ml
    St Tropez Bronzing Mousse 120ml
    Gucci Rush Body Lotion 100ml
    Asquith & Somerset All Over Body Moisturiser 50ml
    Palmolive Soft & Gentle Sensual Aromatherapy Wild Rose & Vanilla Anti-Perspirant 50ml
    Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake Self Tan Mousse 210ml
    Elle Macpherson Glow Shimmer Body Creme 475ml
    M&S Chocolat Du Bain White Chocolate Body Mousse 200ml
    Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter 250ml
    DKNY Energising Body Lotion 150ml
    Sanctuary Spa Essentials Body Lotion 75ml
    The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish 75ml
    The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter 200ml
    The Body Shop Passion Fruit Body Butter 200ml
    Impulse Very Pink Body Spray 75ml
    Estee Lauder Body Performance Slim Shape+ Anti-Cellulite Visible Contouring Serum 15ml
    Sainsbury's Perform & Protect Dry Skin Hand & Body Lotion 200ml
    L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Smooth Milk Fluid 150ml
    Nivea Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion 4ml sachet
    No.7 Pre-Holiday Conditioning Body Balm 15ml
    Gaultier Le Lait Body Lotion 40ml
    Baylis & Harding Waterlily Hand & Body Lotion 150ml

    Hands & Feet:
    Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream 125ml
    M&S Feet Moisturising Lotion 50ml
    M&S Feet Exfoliating Scrub 50ml
    Next Beauty Parlour Indulgent Foot Lotion 100ml
    Next Beauty Parlour Pampering Foot Scrub 100ml
    Scholl Foot & Nail Cream 75ml
    Classics Nail Polish Remover 250ml
    Boots Essentials Quick Off Nail Polish Remover 150ml
    Be Bare Nail Varnish Remover 250ml
    Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Concentrated Cream 60g
    Christy Feet Treats Revitalising Scrub 20ml sachet
    Derma V10 Orange Nail Polish Remover Pads
    The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream 100ml

    Gucci Guilty EDP 75ml
    Chanel Mademoiselle EDP 35ml
    Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 30ml
    Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDP 100ml

    Hugo Hugo Boss Woman EDT 5ml
    • moromir
    • By moromir 30th Apr 12, 5:24 PM
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    Oooooooooo which one are you after? I have the 'Mitzy' tote already but I've been eyeing up the 'Daria' shoulder bag recently!!
    Originally posted by Dollypop
    I think I want something classic so I'm thinking either a plain Bayswater or I quite like the Effie, Evelina and Daria Hobos.

    In fact, the more I look at the Evelina Hobo the more I like it, the logo is less 'garish'.
    • Shazzadouglas
    • By Shazzadouglas 30th Apr 12, 5:30 PM
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    • 148 Thanks
    hiya can i join in too?

    ive been a lurker for ages but realise that i really have to start using up some of my "stash" .. I started to dread opening my cupoard for something and thinking omg too much stuff then a friend seeing my stash and exclaiming OMG lol

    im determined to stop buying....i REALLY dont need any more toiletries ..

    I will however buy 2 things, my hair dye and my Clinique moisture hg moisturiser.

    love this thread, one of my favourites

    *lifts imaginary skirt at each side and dances round more then ever*
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 30th Apr 12, 5:39 PM
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    I am in again please, big thank you to Hollylangman37 for last month and to Itzbitzy for the new thread. I have to confess to falling off the wagon and ordering Elemis 3 piece Night Indulgence Collection, but it is advanced orders for w/c 28th May, so will not sit on the naughty step until it arrives, in defence, I have just finished my Elemis Night Cream and the Simple one I have feels too heavy now, I am intending being good and allocating the other two items for best ff birthday in mid July.
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 30th Apr 12, 6:12 PM
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    Well l'm in again for May, don't need to buy anything at all. Only expected ins will be my Lux Box as it didn't arrive today and my Amarya box (due next week). You all have my permission to yell at me if I buy anything else.
    • lilly1972
    • By lilly1972 30th Apr 12, 6:12 PM
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    thanks for the new thread i am in again and will be for about the next 2 years. i have some ins in the form of my glossybox

    Caudalie serum 10ml
    Figs & Rough lip balm Cherry & Vanilla 8ml
    Burts Bees body milk 70g
    Inika eyeliner Purple Minx ( i hate purple eyeliner)
    Monu Collagen Cream 50ml

    i know thay are april ins but i am puting them on here so i remember that i have had them. talking of beauty boxes has anybody had a email from shesaid beauty about box being dispatched i thought thay sent them out at the end of the month.

    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 30th Apr 12, 6:14 PM
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    • 37,638 Thanks
    Hi there, I'm back in again for this month.
    Here's my updated stash list and I've deleted all of the strike throughs from last month.

    In Bedroom drawer:
    Soap: 22 oz in 6 separate bars
    Hand Cream: 3x TBS hemp, 1x Sea spa, 2x No7 P&P 25ml samples, 1x hand lotion gadi minerals 250ml, 1x cuticle oil
    Face cream: P&P intense serum 1x 30ml, 21x 5ml, No7 Lift and luminate day cream 2x 10ml, P&P Day cream 15ml, P&P eye cream 7ml
    Cleanser: No7 cleanser, toner and eye make-up remover 30ml of each,
    Body butter: 4x TBS coconut 200ml, 1x TBS coconut shimmer 200ml, 1x TBS Shea 200ml, 1x TBS hemp foot protector 100ml.
    Aloe heat lotion
    Wax: 800g in 2 tubs
    5x mens sray deodorant
    3x talcum powder I don't even use this stuff
    1000ml bubble bath
    1550ml shower gel in 8 bottles
    S&G peace hand love 2x250ml bottle gift set (Unopened so put in gift cupboard for now). Joining 3x Royal jelly bath gift sets.
    For holiday: 2x sun cream f30 & f50, 2x aftersun, 2x loreal solar expertise facial sun cream f50+ & f25, 4x FCUK sport lip balm
    8 nail varnish
    1x NV remover
    250ml vaseline
    2 packets cotton wool balls
    2x mascara
    2x unopened eye-shadow gift sets
    1x lippie
    2 pairs scrubbie mits, 1 puff
    1x lavender essential oil
    2x Virgin vie 1step face base

    In bathroom:
    1x bubble bath
    1 bar of aloe vera soap.
    1x FCUK urban body wash
    1x Olay regenerist thermal cleanser
    1xTBS shea whip body lotion
    1x Sanctuary souffle 475ml
    17 face lotion sachets
    2 fake tan enhancer sachets
    1 face mask
    1 bottle alberto balsam shampoo
    1 blissful body wash

    Aloe stick deodorant (I actually hate this now and can't wait to get back to dove )
    FCUK shave gel
    2 packets of q-tips
    1 tube of cotton wool pads
    mens deodorant
    mens no7 face cream
    bio oil
    2x hair gel things
    1 FCUK deodorant stick
    1 tube toothpaste
    1 gellibaff
    Contact lens stuff.
    P&P night cream 15ml,
    P&P serum 5ml.
    Oh shoot!
    Better get scrubbing and moisturising then hadn't I?

    This post has been cut and pasted from last months stash list. I can't believe that I have not managed a single UU this month! Perhaps I'll get on better next month
    Debt: 16/04/2007:TOTAL DEBT £92727.75 £49395.47 £43332.28 repaid 100.77% of £43000 target.
    MFiT T2: Debt £52856.59 £6316.14 £46540.45 repaid 101.17% of £46000 target.

    2013 Target: completely clear my £6316.14 £0 mortgage debt. £6316.14 100% repaid.
    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 30th Apr 12, 6:19 PM
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    • 10,475 Thanks
    Sorry forgot to mention won't be counting soap, toothpaste or full size deodorant, as don't tend to over purchase these items.
    • ruby_eskimo
    • By ruby_eskimo 30th Apr 12, 6:31 PM
    • 2,255 Posts
    • 12,613 Thanks
    I'm back in again this month. Will be posting a stash list at some point soon because I'm moving so will have to sort everything out! Will probably uncover a whole load of stuff that I never knew I had!
    Emergency Fund - £0 / £5,000 :: Decluttering - 12 / 1095
    :: VSP #13 - £18.49:: NSD 2019 - 17 / 200 Weight Loss: 43 / 58lbs January GC - £76.35/ £200
    Engaged 9th December 2010 Married 29th October 2015 Bought a House 13th January 2017
    • elmer
    • By elmer 30th Apr 12, 6:56 PM
    • 830 Posts
    • 1,443 Thanks
    Ive been in every month since I joined in October, but I dont post much, however, just being in doesnt seem to have helped as much as I would have liked, I still have far too much stuff, and am buying things when I really shouldnt.

    So... Im going to see if posting as well as reading will help with NO Purchases for a least a month, heres hoping....

    Otherwise I may be on the naughty step, and no cakes as Im also dieting...

    elmer xx
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