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    • sunshineyday
    • By sunshineyday 31st May 12, 7:50 PM
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    sunshineyday
    No Buying Unnecessary toiletries in June
    • #1
    • 31st May 12, 7:50 PM
    No Buying Unnecessary toiletries in June 31st May 12 at 7:50 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 ItzyBitzy for starting us off last month.

    Welcome all newbies and regulars to this very friendly and chatty thread where we give lots of lovely tips on how to use up your stash and lots of support and encouragement if you need them.

    Keep up the pampering and keep down the spending: let’s make the naughty step an empty and lonely place this month (rather than one so long that it can be seen from space)! Will this be the month when the "usual suspects" rein it in a bit? Let's see..... (but I doubt it!)

    Remember - those products do nothing for you while they are locked in drawers, boxes and cupboards!

    We are eternally grateful to Katie Clampet who set up this fab challenge in January 2010.

    Here's her original challenge post:

    "No buying any new toiletries, cosmetics, perfume etc... until I have used up ALL the ones I already have. I got a huge amount of (really nice) stuff for christmas but I am going to resist the urge to browse Boots, Asda, Superdrug etc, and pop another tub of cream, face scrub, shampoo or conditioner into my basket. I reckon the stuff I have will last me until possibly June. I have decided that the money I save I will put into my special holiday account.
    Anyone else?"

    Lots of us have taken part in the challenge over the past few months and are making great progress in reducing our stashes and unnecessary/excessive spending.

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

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

    We have a "Swaps Group" on Facebook when you can swap good condition items with other like-minded addicts. PM Sarah*a or xoxo or Trudij 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!*

    *Honest!

    Good luck all for June 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!

    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 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:
    March: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3823189
    February:
    January: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3702779
    December: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3643977
    November: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3583027
    October: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3520791
    September: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3457221
    August: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3392750
    July: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3330436
    June: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3264270
    May: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3201982
    Last edited by sunshineyday; 05-06-2012 at 11:51 PM.
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    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 31st May 12, 8:17 PM
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    SuiDreams
    • #2
    • 31st May 12, 8:17 PM
    • #2
    • 31st May 12, 8:17 PM
    Thank you Sunshineyday for starting the thread for this month. I will definitely be joining this month again. My aim for this month is for my only ins to be my Amarya box, I also plan to keep outs higher than my ins (therefore reducing the stash). I will give myself a reward in July if my outs are greater than my ins in June. I haven't decided on my reward yet. I will also post a list of targeted items to UU in June later.
    • MoonJelly
    • By MoonJelly 31st May 12, 8:21 PM
    • 324 Posts
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    MoonJelly
    • #3
    • 31st May 12, 8:21 PM
    • #3
    • 31st May 12, 8:21 PM
    I'm a newbie and would like to join in. I'll do the list later simply because I have to read the abbreviation list and see what applies to what in my stash.
    • noelphobic
    • By noelphobic 31st May 12, 8:26 PM
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    noelphobic
    • #4
    • 31st May 12, 8:26 PM
    • #4
    • 31st May 12, 8:26 PM
    I'm definitely in. Just had major work done on my bathroom which included throwing out a MASSIVE cupboard that hid a multitude of sins - including mushrooms cultivated by the damp - and now have very little storage. I now have only a drawer underneath the new vanity unit and a small mirrored cupboard. I have a shower caddy yet to be fitted but basically have very little storage - deliberately. I have nowhere to put my existing stash so defintely nowhere to put new purchases and need to use up what I have before even considering anything new.
  • Itzybitzy
    • #5
    • 31st May 12, 8:34 PM
    • #5
    • 31st May 12, 8:34 PM
    Thanking you

    Anything i use up will be put to red!

    Bath

    Dead Sea Magik Bath Salts, 250g
    Lush Amanapondo Bubble Bar
    Lush Madame Butterfly Bubble Bar
    Indulgent Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup, 100ml
    Bamford Botanic Geranium Bath Oil, 30ml
    Shower
    Rituals Wai Weng Exfoliating Body Scrub, 70ml
    Loccitane Rose Bonne Mere Soap, 125g
    Yardley Body Wash, English Lavender, 200ml
    Loccitane Milk Soap, 50g
    Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath and Shower Gel, 75ml
    Greenland Bulgarian Rose and Patchouli Body Scrub, 200ml
    Loccitane Mint Pine Rosemary Shower Gel, 75ml
    Punch Studio Lavender Soap
    Body lotion/Butter/Gel
    Nivea Moisturising Cream, 8ml x6
    Loccitane Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel, 250ml
    Bernard of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe Body Lotion, 200ml
    Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion , 29.5ml
    Neom Real Luxury Body Lotion, 50ml
    Cowshed Milky Body Lotion, 200ml
    Other body products
    Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac, 20g
    Aquafresh Ultimate and Whitening Toothpaste, 75ml
    Allura 200 Cotton Wool Balls x 1
    Aquafresh Ultimate Toothpaste, 20ml
    Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief 22ml x 7
    Oral B Pro Expert Toothpaste 75ml
    Epaderm Cream, 25g
    Superdrug Cotton Wool Pads, x100
    Superdrug Cotton Wool Balls, x100
    Superdrug Cucumber Face Wipes, x25
    Body Spray/Deo
    Sure Deo, Cotton
    Avon Hawaiian Shores Body Mist, 100ml
    Soap and Glory Mist You Madly, 250ml
    Triple Dry Deo
    Sure Deo, Bright
    Nivea Sensitive and Pure Deo
    Hands, Feet
    Loccitane Brightening Hand Care, 15ml
    Cath Kidston Bluebell Hand Cream, 30ml
    Loccitane Rose Hand Cream, 30ml
    Virgin Vie Cooling Foot Fizz
    Lip Gloss/Balm/Stick
    Joules Elderflower Fragrenced Lip Balm, 7.5g
    Topshop Magical Lip Tint, Crystal, 3.5g
    Elf, Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Strawberry
    Avon Glazewear Sparkle, Shimmering Amythyst
    Hello Kitty Raspberry Ripple Lip Gloss, 7ml
    MUA Lipstick - Bright Red
    I Love Raspberry and Blackberry Lip Gloss, 15g
    Max Factor MaxWear Lipfinity Lipgloss, 710
    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 2x
    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
    Mischa Barton Lip Gloss Pink Pop, 8g
    Stila Lip Glaze, Fantasy, 1.5ml
    Stila Lip Glaze, Spiced Maple
    Hair products
    Tresemme Split Remedy Leave in Treatment, 10ml
    Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo, 10ml

    Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner, 10ml
    Richard Ward Energiser Styling Spray, 50ml
    Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum, 25ml
    Loreal Everpure Shampoo, 10ml
    Loreal Everpure Conditioner, 10ml

    Percy and Reed Dry Conditioner, 50ml
    Berber Oil Hair Treatment, 10ml x 2
    Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner, 10ml
    Paul Mitchell Leave in Conditioner, 100ml
    Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Shampoo, 400ml
    Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Shampoo, 400ml
    Berber Oil Hair Treatment, 10ml x 2
    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
    Perfume
    Ralph Lauren Romance
    Beyonce Heat Rush
    Skincare
    Davine's Moisturising Balm, 75ml
    Asda Face and Body Shimmer Cream, Gold, 16g
    Neal's Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, 45ml
    Caudalie Vinosource Thirst Quenching Serum, 10ml
    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, 30ml
    Loccitane Divine Cream, 1ml x 8
    Figs and Rouge Sweet Geranium Balm, 8ml
    John Masters Anti Aging Serum, 2ml
    MONU Collagen Cream, 50g
    Essential Care Rose Moisturiser, 15ml
    Irosie Ultimate BB Cream, 1ml
    Moisture Comb
    Origins Perfect World White Tea Moisturiser, 15ml
    Nuxe Anti -Fatigue Moisturising Cream, 2ml
    Elemis Maximum Moisture Day Cream, 2ml
    Moisture Comb
    Holistic Facial Oil
    Toner for Combination Skin
    Nature Republic Brightening Mask Sheet
    Clinique Multi Active Early Wrinkle Cream, 5ml
    Yon Ka Vital Defence Cream, 5ml
    Avene Rich Hydrating Cream, 5ml
    Benefit Porefessional, 7.5ml
    Garnier Ultralift Anti Wrinkle Firming Cream, 1.5ml, x 4
    Origins Skin Rejuvinating Treatment Lotion, 150ml
    Ad Skin Synergy Oil, 5ml
    Elemis fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask, 20ml
    Essential Care Avocado Replenishing Cream, 15ml
    Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Night Treatment Cream
    Face wash for Combination Skin
    Boots Tea tree and Witch Hazel Night Treatment Gel, 75ml
    Santaverde Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel, 100ml
    Benefit That Gal Primer, 7.5ml
    Benefit Watt's Up, 25g
    Loccitane Cleansing Gel, 50ml
    Monu Reviving Rosewood Mist, 100ml
    MOA Green Balm, 15ml
    Simply Argan Oil, 50ml
    Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream, 12ml
    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 Balm Rambling Rose, 8ml
    Bio Oil 60 ml
    Pushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm, 10ml
    Eyeshadow
    BM Beauty Eyeshadow, Dusty Road, 1g
    Collection 2000 Loose Glitter Wand
    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 Stir It Up eyeshadow, No Way!, 4g
    Rimmel Body Glitter, 002, 1.2g
    MeMeMe Beautifully You Eyeshadow, Mermaid
    Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeshadow, Celestial Sapphire
    Rimmel Glameyes Royal Violet Eyeshadow
    MUA Extreme Metallics, Celebrity, 5.9g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Pearl, 2g
    MUA Eyeshadow, Cream
    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
    Boots Duo Eyeshadow - Mocha Latte -
    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
    Rimmel Pallate Sweet Seduction
    Marks and Spencers 4 Eyeshadow Pallate
    Collection 2000, Smokey Eyes Pallate
    Foundation/Bronzer/Concealer
    Bare Minerals Foundation Light - Little Pot
    Vichy Dermablend Samples, 6g
    BM Beauty Mineral Summer Warmth Bronzer, 1g
    Smashbox Photo Finishing Luminizing Foundation Primer, 7.1ml
    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
    Mascara
    Avon Supershock Mascara, 10ml
    17 Peep Show Mascara, Black, 9ml
    Jemma Kidd I Glamour Volume Mascara
    Clinique High Impact Mascara Black
    Avon Beyond Colour Mascara Navy
    Avon Colour Trend Mascara - Black
    Lip Pencil/Liner
    Fearne Vamp Red Lip Pencil
    Elf Lip Liner, Natural Blush
    Eyeliner
    Inika Eyeliner, Coco
    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
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Black
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish - Sparkly Silver

    OPI Nail LacQuer, Suzy Says Feng Shui, 15ml
    OPI Wocka Wocka, 3.75ml
    Technic Nail Varnish, Carnival, 12ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish, Azure, 8ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish,Your Majesty,8ml
    Rimmel Nail Varnish, Double Decker Red, 8ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Tate, 4ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Shoreditch, 4ml
    Nails Inc Mini, Porchester Square, 4ml
    Elite Nail Varnish, 8ml, Cuivre
    MUA Nail Varnish,6.2ml, Shade 12
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade 10
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade, 15
    MUA Nail Varnish, 6.2ml, Shade 3
    Nails Inc Nail Varnish, 10ml, Manchester
    Nails Inc Nail Varnish, 10ml, Hanover Square
    MUA Nail Polish Shade 18, 6.2ml
    Nails Inc, Nail Polish, Bluebell, 10ml
    Nails Inc, Porchester Square, 10ml x 2
    Collection 2000 Hot Looks Nail Polish, Bright Lights, 8ml
    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
    GOSH Nail Polish, Gasoline, 8ml
    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, Gold Shatter, 15ml
    Deborah Lippmann - Razzledazzle
    Elizabeth French Nail Polish - Mystery
    Claire's Accessories Nail Polish- Metallic Green
    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, 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
    Ciate Paint Pot, Purple Sherbet, 13.5ml
    Blush
    Rimmel Summer Fever Blush
    Rimmel Summer Fever Blush
    MeMeMe, Blush Me, Coral, 8g



    Total on 1st May 2012 193 products

    Goal for this month- Use everything up and ONLY buy when absolutly essential (aye right)
    Last edited by Itzybitzy; 01-07-2012 at 9:07 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
    • amyb
    • By amyb 31st May 12, 8:53 PM
    • 3,344 Posts
    • 3,877 Thanks
    amyb
    • #6
    • 31st May 12, 8:53 PM
    • #6
    • 31st May 12, 8:53 PM
    I'm in in the same way i am each month.

    Currently chuffed as i didn't buy Instyle or Red for the mascara/liner freebies and only bought on Marie Claire and one Glamour.
    Might sound mad - but my brain actuallly went ...
    Oooh free mascara and eyliner and more mascara, ooooh and another eyliner - hang on i have so much mascara/liner i don't need any more no matter what a bargain it is.

    My brain never works like that
    I'm so boring, my clothes wanna keep someone else warm, someone cooler
  • tokkiandoliver
    • #7
    • 31st May 12, 9:23 PM
    • #7
    • 31st May 12, 9:23 PM
    Definitely in again this month, I am super motivated to get through some items this month!
    STASH LIST


    HAIR
    Aveda volumising tonic
    Alterna Caviar Anti aging rapid repair spray (2x)
    Batiste brunette dry shampoo
    aveda daily hair serum sample (3x)

    SKINCARE
    Mario Badescu drying lotion - spluttering
    Dior mattifying toner
    Clinique spot healing gel - spluttering
    Clinique Even Better Serum
    Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner
    Clarins water purify one-step cleanser 100ml
    Clarins foaming cleanser with cotton seed
    clarins hydraquench cream
    2x No 7 face wipes
    Samples:
    2x chanel ultra correction lift sample
    Clinique Eye cream
    Clinique Corrector serum
    Lancome genifique sample
    Dior - capture totale eye serum
    Caudalie - vinosource cream

    BODY
    True Religion shimmering body lotion
    Nuxe Golden Shimmer Oil

    OTHER TOILETRIES
    Dr. Organics royal jelly lip serum - spluttering
    La Mer Lip Balm

    I've been in this challenge for a few months, and I am so happy to say that I have gotten my shampoo & conditioner, deodarant and body wash stash under control (down to only 1 item). This month, I am going to work on my skincare samples, hair care samples, and really focus on using up my body lotion/body oil stash.
    Last edited by tokkiandoliver; 24-06-2012 at 10:19 PM.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries Challenge
    TOTAL UU's in 2012: 588
    Total UU's in 2013: 210
    INS for 2013 starting March: 8
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 31st May 12, 10:04 PM
    • 1,345 Posts
    • 15,364 Thanks
    Fiasco55
    • #8
    • 31st May 12, 10:04 PM
    • #8
    • 31st May 12, 10:04 PM
    I'm back in again. Thanks for starting us off this month Sunshineyday.

    Welcome to the newbies - good luck with the challenge!

    Grrrrr no luck yet with the Glamour GWP. I am not going back out tonight. Will try again tomorrow.

    So targets for this month -
    • Finish off mini deo, body wash and a lotion.
    • Conditioner gonna be repurposed to shave lotion for my legs.
    • Couple of sample perfumes.
    Will return with my stash list.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items
    2018 3060 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
  • scrappie
    • #9
    • 31st May 12, 10:06 PM
    • #9
    • 31st May 12, 10:06 PM
    Hello Ladies!

    I'm in again for the month. Hope that I will be feeling a bit better this month and so have the energy/ will to post and become more involved in this lovely thread.
    Scrappie
    No Buying Toiletries in 2013


    SPC # 1336
    VSP #54

    • Alton Towers
    • By Alton Towers 31st May 12, 10:12 PM
    • 754 Posts
    • 5,991 Thanks
    Alton Towers
    I am also in again.

    Amyb I did the same thing with the mags, no eyeliner or mascara for me, got stacks!
    • seasideDreamer
    • By seasideDreamer 31st May 12, 10:14 PM
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    seasideDreamer
    I'm in again and hoping I can bring myself to go and buy the things I do actually need and keep not getting when I go to the shops. I must be nearly on double figures attempt wise now
    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
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 31st May 12, 10:17 PM
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    Fiasco55
    Items in red are in use.
    Haircare Shampoo
    Louise Galvin Volumising Shampoo 300ml HG
    Tigi Bed Head Manipulator 350ml Shampoo x2 (1/2 full)
    Phil Smith Big It Up Shampoo 250ml
    Ultra Swim Shampoo 200ml (1/2 full)
    Tigi Superstar Shampoo 750mls
    John Fredia Sheer Blonde Shampoo 50ml
    Ultra Swim Shampoo 50ml (1/2 full)
    John Fredia Thicken Shampoo 50ml
    Kenneth Turner Nature Nurture shampoo 50mls
    Conditioner
    Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde 750ml (3/4 used) &250mls
    Tigi Catwalk Sexed Up Conditioner 200ml (1/2 full)
    Tigi Bed Head Manipulator Conditioner 200ml x2 (1/2 full)
    Nicky Clarke Highlights Cream x 30 Tubes
    Andrew Collinge Weightless Volume Conditioner 250ml
    Fudge Colour Lock Conditioner 300ml
    Ultra Swim Conditioner 200ml (1/2 full)
    Louise Galvin Volumising Conditioner 300ml
    Tigi Superstar Conditioner 750mls
    John Fredia Thicken Conditioner 50ml
    Ultra Swim Conditioner 50ml (1/2 full)
    Styling/Treatments
    Tigi Bedhead Hard to Get Texture Paste x 5 HG
    Lee Stafford Matt Fat Powder 10g
    Gum Hairspray 300mls x 2 HG
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 150mls
    VO5 Hairspray 50ml (stashed in work)
    Tressemme Root Boost Spray
    Tigi Rockstar Groupie Texture Spray
    Tigi Rockstar Rocktastic Gel Spray
    Tigi Rockstar Moulding Clay
    Toni & Guy Hairspray 50mls x 2
    Bodycare Body Washes, Shower Gel, Shave Gels,Scrubs, Bath
    No7 Body Polish 50ml (Spluttering) x 2
    Bic Soleil Shave Gel 75mls
    Elle Macpherson Start the Day Body Wash 200mls
    Elle Macpherson Release the Day Bath Soak 50mls x2 (1is ½used)
    Salvatore Ferragamo Shower Gel 400mls
    No7 Body Wash 40mls
    Davidoff Cool Water woman shower gel 50mls
    Body lotion,body butter, Body Moisturisers, Foot Lotion
    Elle Macpherson Foot Butter 150mls
    Dirty Works Moisturising Body Oil
    Armani Diamonds Body Lotion 75mls
    Jason Coco Body Lotion 300mls x 2
    Prada Body Lotion 50mls
    Vaseline Essential Moisture Clean Feeling Lotion 50mls
    Davidoff Cool Water woman body lotion 50mls
    Garnier Intensive Body Lotion x 7 Sachets
    Deodorants & body mists
    Oasis Body Mist 100ml (stashed in work)
    Dove Roll On Deodorant x 2
    Right Guard x 3 (1 stashed in work)
    Sure Women Biorhythm Anti-perspirant 35mls (spluttering)
    Elle Macpherson Pulse Point 8ml x 2 (1 stashed in work)
    Fake Tan,Bronzers, shimmers
    St Moritz Bronzing Mist
    Clinique Self Tan for the face 50mls
    Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs 75mls
    Pretty Polly Bronzed leg gloss
    Pretty Polly Leg Shimmer 150ml
    The Sanctuary self tan corrector wipe x 3
    M & S self tan corrector wipes x 2
    Hand & Nail
    Quickies Nail Polish Remover Pads
    Healthy Hoof cream 28g (1/2 full)
    Natural Nail Polish Remover 250ml
    Elle Macpherson Replenishing Hand Cream 50mls (stashed in work)
    Kenneth Turner Nature Nurture hand lotion 50mls
    L’Occitane Nail & Cuticle Cream 15ml
    Cath Kidson Hand cream and wash set 300mls
    Orly Smudge Fixer 22ml (1/2 used)
    Nails Inc Paris/South Molten St x 3 /Wimbledon final/CoventGarden/Floral Stx2/ Henley/ Tate/ Serpentine Party/Leicester sq/Albert bridgetop coat x 3/Notting hill/St James/Victoria/ Jermyn St/Hanover Sq / Charlotte St /Tudor Way/ Manchester/ Electric Teal / a & e / Bluebell
    17 Hot stuff/Nightshade/Silver
    Rimmel purple rain/top coat/fuel/Serene
    Jessica /top coat (spluttering)/base coat
    No 7 Coconut Ice (1/2 used), Beanie
    M & S Wild Plum/Shocking Pink
    FCUK Red
    No7 P & P Hand Cream 25mls x 4
    S & G Hand Food 125ml / S & G Hand wash& Hand Food Duo
    Fragrance
    Lulu Guinness 100ml (3/4 full)
    Davidoff Echo 30mls (2/3 empty)
    Narciso Rodriguez for her 100mls (¾ full)
    Kenneth Cole Black 50ml
    Armani Code 50ml
    Agent Provocateur 30mls
    D & G Light Blue 50ml (stashed in work)
    Banana Republic Classic 100mls
    Jasper Conran Mistress50mls
    Jasper Conran Woman 30mls & 2x 7mls
    Mont Blanc Presence 30ml
    Rochas Alchemy 30mls
    Davidoff Cool Water Woman 30mls
    CK Truth Bamboo 5mls
    Fascinating By Ferragamo 50mls
    Fascinating Night 50mls
    Salvatore Ferragamo 100mls
    The One D & G Purse Spray
    Aromatics Elixir 100mls
    Gucci Guilty 75mls
    Armani Diamonds 30mls
    Molton Brown Lijiang Freebie
    Prada 6 x10mls Purse Spray set
    Womanity by Thiery Muglar Freebie
    Face Skin Care Moisturisers/Serums
    No 7 Balanced Results Night Cream 50mls x 3
    Elemis SOS Emergency Cream 50mls
    Clarins Flash Beauty Balm
    No 7 P & P Beauty Serum 30mls
    No 7 Balanced Results Day Cream 50mls x 2
    Clinique City Block 40mls
    Eye Cream
    Elizabeth Arden Skin Simple Eye Cream 15ml
    Olay Aqua physics eye cream 15ml
    Olay Eye Cream with Touch of Concealer x 2
    Facial Scrubs /Face Mask
    Clinique Turn Around 15ml
    Elemis Skin Buff
    Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
    Molton Brown Snowclay Mask 75ml
    Clinique 7 day scrub cream 50ml
    Bliss Sleeping Peel Mask
    Ultimaii eye Mask (1/2 full)
    St Ives Face Scrub 30mls
    Cleanser /Toner/Make Up Remover/FacialWipes/ SpotTreatments
    Garnier Eye Make Up remover HG
    Clinique Liquid Soap 200mls
    Clinique Clarifying Lotion 400mls & 500mls
    No7 Quick Thinking Beauty Wipes x 2
    Nivea Essentials Face Wipes
    Clarins Blemish Control 15ml
    Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser/Lavender Toner
    Clinique Take the day off 125mls HG
    L’Oreal Eye Make Up Remover x 2
    No 7 Radiance Boasting Hot cloth Cleanser
    Make Up rimers, Correctors, Foundations,Concealers, Highlighters & Powders
    Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer HG
    Model Co Luminosity Highlighting Serum
    Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer Porcelain
    Clinique Almost Make Up Powder Neutral Fair
    Clinique Gentle Light Powder
    Clinique Almost Make Up Parfait Neutral Fair
    Clinique Stay Matt Pressed Powder Stay Buff
    YLS Touch! Éclat Concealer
    Maybelline Highlighting Concealer
    Clinique Superfit Neutral Foundation x 2 (1 is ½ full)
    Smashbox Primer Freebie
    Blushers& Bronzers
    Maybelline Dream Blush Apricot
    Clarins Bronzer Duo
    Clinique Bronzer
    Mac Bronzer
    Lipstick/LipGloss/Lip Balms
    Chanel Lotus Rouge, Bubble Plum Gloss
    Clinique rose Aglow x 3/ Shy x 2 /Black Honey / Lip Quad
    Stilla Anna Lipstick
    Soap & Glory Red My Lips
    Clinique Glosswar for lips Crystal/ Kiss fly/ Glamourful /duoWhisper/Roar, ????
    No 7 High Shine Lip Gloss Smile
    Too Faced Lip Injection
    Models Own Lipstick
    Natural Collection Caramel
    Clarins # 4
    Chap Stick x 2/Vaseline Lip Therapy Pocket Size
    Eyeshadows
    Clinique Sweet Nothing /Blackberry frost / Mystic/whisper
    Pout Pallet
    Lancôme 9 shades pallet
    Hard Candy Pallet
    No 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Truffle
    Autograph Powder Eye Shadow Light
    NYX Smokey Eye pallet /NYX Caribbean Collection
    Mascaras, Brow &Eyeliners/Gels
    Clinique cream shaper for the eyes Egyptian x 3, duosable/mink, Quickliner really black
    L’Oreal brow pencil (1/2 used)
    No7 brow pencil x 2 / Eye liner brown
    Too Faced Mascara / Liquid Eye Liner Black
    Clinique High Impact Mascara
    Maybelline Mascara
    Model Co Brow & Lash Growth Serum
    Tweezerman Brow gel
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items
    2018 3060 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
  • Mingle
    I'm back in after a crazily busy month!
    • mad_scientist
    • By mad_scientist 31st May 12, 10:41 PM
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    mad_scientist
    I'm in again too! Thanks to sunshineyday for starting the thread.

    I am hoping for a few UU this month because I have a few cut open tubes and upside down bottles already. I am also trying to go through my make up and chuck out stuff I know I'll never use but it takes such a long time to try it all out and make a decision!

    Good luck ladies, stay strong!
    No more buying unnecessary toiletries 2018
    35 UU / 13 unnecessary ins
  • SansPareil
    I started last month, under a different username and password (which I've completely forgotten!) but after my first month of mixed successes and falling spectacularly at the last hurdle, I'm knuckling down and getting back in.

    Stash list immaculate, alphabetised, I'm raring to go!
  • rosemary54
    OMG I so need to be inwas very bad in May with all the boxes,Clarins etc etcreally need to be good but have already subbed to two more SSBs and if LIB has a good themed box may well fall for that toohave already made up boxes as pressies for 4 people and still loads of stuff left for methink DH may well start to complain if I buy much more esp if they continue to send eyelashes
    • trudij
    • By trudij 31st May 12, 11:47 PM
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    trudij
    start using them all up and tricking him into thinking that they are spiders Rosemary

    Im in again - will sort out the stash list at some stage this month, but as I mentioned last month, other than bars of soap, Im pretty much down to one in use and one in reserve at the most - and have been that way for at least a year with most things on my list, just have had so much of a few things that it has been mad !!!

    First UU of the month I presume will be my Immac which is half gone already - and also my ted baker body scrub, theres not much left in that either....
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup
    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Jun 12, 6:35 AM
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    VALM
    Thank you sunshineyday for starting new thread.

    OMG I so need to be inwas very bad in May with all the boxes,Clarins etc etcreally need to be good but have already subbed to two more SSBs and if LIB has a good themed box may well fall for that toohave already made up boxes as pressies for 4 people and still loads of stuff left for methink DH may well start to complain if I buy much more esp if they continue to send eyelashes
    Originally posted by rosemary54
    Yes I'm in again even though May was a very bad month for me. I even gave up recording my INs and OUTs on my sheet as it got embarrassing. Are we a couple of lost causes, rosemary54? As mentioned in May though I'm going cold turkey. Am going to attempt not to spend anything at all on toiletries unless I run out of something completely and can't get by without it. Cotton wool pads and shampoo come to mind.

    Not sure I'll have many UUs either because everything I'm using is full sized but will plod on regardless.
    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
    • kiplingmonkey
    • By kiplingmonkey 1st Jun 12, 7:03 AM
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    kiplingmonkey
    Thanks for starting us off Sunshineyday. I'm in again - I think I should manage at least 15 UUs this month so that is what I am aiming for. Re INs - will have my Amarya box but plan to have no other INs.

    I received a couple of INs last night - a belated birthday pressie from one of my lovely friends but will be counting those as May INs -

    Steam Cream
    Givenchy Majic Kajal eye pencil

    Valm - thanks for the info over on last months thread abouth the L'Occ - I will be safe as I OD'd on almond shower oil when they had it as the constant product in an AD a few years ago.

    Will catch up reading last months thread later - need to get ready for work now.

    Good luck everyone
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  • rosemary54
    I think this thread has been a bad influence on me,I now buy more stuff as have got into beauty boxes
    fleabay has a 4 day no fee from saturday so am going to try and sell a few things if I can get DH to show me how to take a photoI can hardly get into my cupboard for boxes of stuff I don't need/useplus am concerned over sell by dates after seeing neals yard items so wish me luck(only thing is DH may then realise just how much stuff i have
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