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    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 30th Jun 14, 7:36 PM
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    No buying unnecessary toiletries July 2014
    • #1
    • 30th Jun 14, 7:36 PM
    No buying unnecessary toiletries July 2014 30th Jun 14 at 7:36 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 Clutterfree 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 years!!) and are making great progress in reducing our stashes and unnecessary/excessive spending.

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

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

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

    How about taking a bit of time to do a stock-take and see if there are any gaps in your stash that you might need to spend on this month? Some of us set a budget for the month for essential purchases or to help with withdrawal symptoms, others like to go cold-turkey!! Other ideas which some people find useful: Listing everything out so you can cross things off as used to increase the sense of achievement, and putting a sum of money in a pot each time you use up an item to save for something you really want, or simply to assist in making future essential purchases "cash neutral".

    Remember the challenge is about making the most of your money, enjoying your products, finding which products really suit you best and are worth buying, giving yourself a well-deserved pampering and breaking the habit of buying for the sake of buying. In money-saving tradition, it should also be about making your products l-a-s-t as long as possible (although the temptation of using an unloved shower gel extravagantly to finish it off is sometimes too much to bear!).

    Brand new products (or opened perfume) sell well on eBay.

    Unsuitable products can be 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, the supermarket toiletries aisles, Grabbit board, online toiletries browsing, seductive department store beauty counter offers etc. Remember retailers are making offers and promotions all the time, so there will always be another deal! Honest!

    Good luck all for March and indeed the coming months, and remember to keep your stash lists updated, keep popping in for inspiration and support and to report your UU's and IN's, especially any sales bargains - we want a nosy!

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

    Oh - and anyone thinking "OMG my stash is FAR bigger than all of theirs, I cant possibly join" - believe you me, we have been doing this challenge for well over a year some of us - you wont scare us, and I can almost guarantee that someone somewhere will have had more and survived.... we are very supportive (and protective - so don't be scared !!) oh - and did we mention that are nosy??!!

    Useful abbreviations and jargon!

    WBA - Will Buy Again
    UU - Use Ups
    IN - Self explanatory - stuff you've gained into your stash - warning: lines may be given out for unnecessary purchases or you may be sent to the naughty step!
    NBI - A non-bought item such as a present, gift with purchase or free sample
    WNBA - Will Not Buy Again!
    Glitch - when a shop/online store make a pricing mistake so you end up paying less or even get freebies!
    PYN(M/T/W/Th/F/Sa/Su) DELETE AS APPROPRIATE! - Paint Your Nails Monday/Tuesday...... it allows everyone to try and finish those dastardly nail varnishes with group support! You can never be too groomed for this thread. Also see PY(T)N... - for toenails!
    Splutterer - the stage where an item is nearing the end of it's life and spluttering - also the most annoying and seemingly never ending stage!
    GWP - Gift With Purchase - a sample or mini sized item
    HG - Holy Grail - this is the product you would go back for time and time again, it does the job brilliantly, and is either economical, or so fantastic price becomes no object!
    NPI - Near Purchasing Incident (OMG we all have those!)
    LHJ - Long Haul Job - for those products - love 'em or hate 'em - that never seem to end no matter how often you use them
    PRCP - Pink Rose Candle Philosophy inspired by Erma Bombeck who said: 'If I had my life to live over again I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose that melted in storage'. Don't keep things 'for best' or 'for a special occasion'. That day never arrives. Give the best to yourself now and enjoy it. (Thanks to McCulloch29 for introducing this thought provoking sentiment to us)
    GA - for an out that was given away to charity, as a present, or "just because" rather than binned or UU
    TA - for an out that was thrown away due to going off (generally as it has been lurking at the back of a stash since time immemorial) or for any other reason such as a broken container or spillage
    PP - Project Pan: a list of specific items targeted to be used up

    If anyone can think of any more we can add to the list so newbies won't be intimidated by our jargon!


    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

    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
    February 2012
    March 2012
    April 2012
    May 2012
    June 2012
    July 2012
    August 2012
    September 2012
    October 2012
    November 2012
    December 2012
    January 2013
    February 2013
    March 2013
    April 2013
    May 2013
    June 2013
    July 2013
    August 2013
    September 2013
    October 2013
    November 2013
    December 2013
    January 2014
    February 2014
    March 2014
    April 2014
    May 2014
    June 2014
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
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    • Prudent
    • By Prudent 30th Jun 14, 8:01 PM
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    • #2
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:01 PM
    • #2
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:01 PM
    I would like to join this thread for July please. I don't have a huge or expensive stash (excluding some nice items which were comp wins), however it is one area of life that feels quite chaotic and disorganised. I am clearing my bedroom this week as it is getting decorated soon. I want to go through all the toiletries with a view to reducing them so they take up less space and have ones that really earn their space. I am removing some dated and dark fitted bedroom units and will be putting in less furniture to make the room lighter and more spacious.
  • homemademama
    • #3
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:11 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:11 PM
    Can I join please? I seem to have a serious perfume stash I need to get through. I plan on choosing 12 of the maybe 25 bottles and giving the rest as frugal Christmas gifts, some have only been used once! I just need to grab some shower gel as I ran out today and that should be it. I want to use up what I have before buying more!
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    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 30th Jun 14, 8:25 PM
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    • #4
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:25 PM
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    • 30th Jun 14, 8:25 PM
    Prudent and homemademania your both welcome to join it's a lovely thread to be part of.
    Last edited by sam.4000; 30-06-2014 at 8:35 PM.
    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 30th Jun 14, 8:35 PM
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    • #5
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:35 PM
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    • 30th Jun 14, 8:35 PM
    Thank you babafette for starting us off again.

    Current list.
    Soap (35)
    Lush 2.3KG or 23 bars
    612g sweetheart
    520g Snowcake
    140g old formula snowcake
    104 g icon
    104g sunny citrus
    122g Gratuitous violet
    186 sultana of soap
    124g karma
    124g honey I washed the kids
    164g orange jelly
    136 sexy peel
    100g rock star soap
    Bars (12)
    Hot apple pie
    FP The lamp lighter
    FP Cold pillow
    FP White witch
    FP Lagoon
    FP Snow drift
    FP lamplighter
    FP Sylph
    FP penny black
    NB Twilight
    2 x L’occitame delice des fruits
    HofG lavender sugar
    L’occitane lavender 250ml

    Bath ballistics/ Bombs (25)
    2X lord of misrule
    2 X Bombardino
    Secret santa
    2X Shoot for the stars
    2 X Cinder
    4 X So white
    Father Christmas
    E Vanilla dream
    May Day
    2 white witch
    1 shadow show
    lavender black
    Cold pillow
    2 X error 404

    Bubble bars (55)
    2X Blue skies and fluffy white clouds
    brightside (i used)
    The comforter
    Magic mushroom
    2 x Christmas Eve
    4 X I am 10
    3 X Two timing tart
    3 x Green day
    2 X Santa's sack (1 used)
    14 X Bathos
    Hot milk
    3 X It's a date
    Ma bar
    5X Penguin
    1 X Karma
    Bunch of carrot re-usable
    Freedom foamer
    Temple of truth
    Green, green bath of foam
    Jack froth
    Gold star
    red ruby slipper

    Bath melts (5)
    1 x melting Snowman (1 used)
    2 X Star light star bright
    E rose melt

    Bubble bath (4)
    2 X Lush blue skies liquid bubble bath 500g
    FP bath salts in white witch 250g
    Neom tranquilly bath oil 5 ml

    Shower gels (13)
    3 X Lush twilight 500g
    Yves rocher lavender 200ml
    Philopsophy ginger bread 480ml
    Philosophy Sugary cinnamon icing 240ml
    Philosophy gingerbread girl 240ml
    Philosophy Vanilla cake mix 120ml
    Yves Rocher vanilla 400ml
    L’occitane red cherry 75ml
    BS spiced pumkin shower gel 250ml
    karma shower gel 250ml
    Anatomicals body cleanser 250ml

    Sugar scrubs(10)
    Lagoon 225g
    Cold pillow 225g
    2 X White witch 225 g
    Haunt dragon fly sugar polish 7oz
    lush sandy santa
    E evening falls 200g
    A pudding of maple rice 160g
    the ancients 50g
    Ethereal seas 50g

    Whipped soap (4)
    Spiced Cider & Vanilla Whipped Cream Soap
    Enchanted comfort blanket whipped soap 200g
    EW evening falls 200g
    FP sylph whipped soap

    Jellies (5)
    Deep sleep jelly 240g
    Lush the jilted elf jelly 100 g
    Strawberry twin tub
    2 X bada bing

    Body creams/ butters e.t.c. (20)
    FP White witch 180g
    FP snowdrift 180g
    BS yuzu and rice body milk 250 ml
    BS coconut body milk 200ml
    Aveda. Foot relief 150ml
    BS divine calm body butter 200 ml
    E Evening falls 200g
    E tropical volcano
    H&B body butter 250ml
    boots cranberry 200ml
    Bioderma aftersun
    Elemis Frangipani monoi 100ml
    SBC Arnica gel 125ml
    SBC Propolis gel 125ml
    L’occitane red cherry 75ml
    E Snowcake body mist 100ml
    BS devine oil 100ml
    2 X L'occitane milk concentrate body lotion 50 ml
    BS coconut body butter

    Massage bars (7)
    2 X After midnight
    Tender is the night
    HM pianos bar massage lotion
    2X close to you

    Hand creams (5)
    Ioccitane cherry bossom 30ml
    4 X neutrogena concentrated hand cream

    Shampoo (9)
    5 X BS ginger shampoo 400ml
    2 X BS ginger shampoo 250ml
    Lush squeaky green
    L’occitane repairing shampoo 75ml
    Mane and tail shampoo
    100g gentil lentil solid shampoo

    Conditioner/ masks (13)
    Curly sexy hair curl defining 1 litre
    Theorie argon oil repair mask 500ml
    Happy hair days intense repair conditioner 300ml
    Ian Clayton Smith conditioner 1 litre
    Joico moisture recover hair conditioner 1 litre
    Macadamia hair mask 250ml
    Charles Worthington instant volume treatment 20ml
    Jungle solid conditioner
    L’occitane repairing conditioner 75ml
    Joico K-pak deep penetrating reconstructor 150ml
    Joice K pak revitaluxe 50m
    2 X BS moisture 50ml conditioner

    Hair Products (20)
    Nicky Clarke instant calm 30ml
    L'oreal professional mythical oil 125 ml
    2 X BS cotton seed curl boost 150 ml
    Frizz ease spray gel 150 ml
    Toni and guy volume plumping whip 90 ml
    Frizz ease flawless finishing cream 100 ml
    Frizz ease hair serum extra strength 50 ml
    Tresemme hair spray 75 ml
    Yves rocher hair oil
    yves rocher repair balm
    Coconut oil 500g
    Umberto giannini flirty curl scrunch jelly 200ml
    KMS curl up mousse 75ml
    Tony &guy firm hold hair spray 50g
    Hair oils beauty box
    Olive oil incredible rich oil moisturising hair lotion 251ml
    Moroccan argon oil 100ml
    Dr organics hair oil

    Face cleansing (17)
    Ultra bland 100g
    BS cucumber cleanser 250ml
    Elemis pro radiance cream cleanser 30 ml
    Elemis gentle face wash 100ml
    Elemis purifying face wash 100ml
    Bioderma micelle solution 20ml
    Lancome Clarifying cleansing pearly foam 125ml
    SBC 3in 1 complete cleansing and toning gel
    Alpha H balancing cleanser 200ml
    BS camamile cleansing balm 90g
    Beautylab glyowash 100ml
    2 Spray clays
    Murad Essential C cleanser 200ml
    Murrad cleansing wipes
    Lancome non oily cleanser 125ml
    Anatomicals face wash 150ml

    Face scrubs (4)
    Dr brandt microdermabrasion 7.5g
    2 X Microdelivery exfoliating facial wash 30ml
    Yves rocher scrub 75g

    Yves rocher hydra vegetal toner 200ml
    Alpha H liquid gold 200ml
    Rose water 500ml
    Pixi glow

    Face Cream (29 but 10 sachets)
    Redermic R 30ml
    Origins plantscrition 50ml
    Cetuem SCR gold 50ml
    Yves rocher Exlixir 79 40ml

    4 X Elemis pro collagen marine cream 15 ml
    Elemis pro-intense lift effect night cream 15ml
    2X Lancôme Hydra zen Neurocalm day 15ml
    2 X Lancôme Hydra zen Neurocalm night 15ml
    Murad blemish treatment 30 ml
    Boots R face cream
    10 sachets of essential c day moistirise
    lancome multi lift day 15ml
    lancome multilift night cream 15ml
    Caudalie spf20 anti wrinkle protect fluid 15nl
    Ole Henriksen night gel 7g
    Ole Henriksen sheer transformation 7g

    EGF serum 3 ml
    Yves rocher ADN radiance cellular serum 40 ml
    Lush full of grace serum bar
    2 X Indeed labs hydraluron 30 m
    Lacura hydraluronic gel 30ml
    Lacura serum 30ml
    2 X The organic pharmacy antioxitant face gel sachet
    Yves rocher serum 30ml
    Black pearl serum 5ml
    Nip and Fab venom wrinkle fix 40ml
    Bellapierre hydrating face serum 20ml
    Murrad advance active radiance serum 10 ml
    Caudalie anti wrinkle defence serum 10ml
    3 x Lancôme Genifique 7 ml
    1 X Ole Henriksen truth serum 15ml

    Eyes (8)
    Demalogica age reversal eye complex 15ml
    Indeed labs eysilix 15 ml
    Monu eye gel 20 ml
    Elemis eye cream sachet
    Lancome hydra zen eye 5ml
    Alpha H eye cream 15ml
    Caudalie defence eye and lip cream 5ml
    Puffy the eye bag slayer

    Face mask (9)
    Renu flash relax mask 30 ml
    Dermalogica power recovery mask 15 ml
    Delarom aquacomfort mask 15ml
    Gazelli white oil 75ml
    Murad intensive c radiance peel 5 ml
    4 X glam glow

    Lush cinders 30ml
    Lush day of the dead 30 ml
    2x Lush twilight 30ml
    2 x Lush American cream 30 ml
    Lush The comforter 30ml
    Enchanted evening falls 50ml
    Enchanted Harlot 50ml
    Enchanted jungle dupe 50m
    2X Enchanted Vixen 50ml
    Enchanted head office 50ml
    Yves rocher so elixir purple 50ml
    J'adore 100 ml
    Orla kiely eau de perfume 100 ml
    John Paul gaultier 50 ml in use
    Samples 16 (14)
    Fendi 4ml
    Cold pillow oil 5 ml
    White witch oil 5 ml
    Rook and raven oil 1 ml
    Enchanted perfume oil
    twilight 5 ml
    Vera wang Be jewelled 1.5ml
    Flash Jimmy Choo 2ml
    Emporio Armarni Diamonds 1.5ml
    3X La vie est belle EDP 4ml
    2 X britney Spears samples

    Other (27)
    Anti perspiration foot spray 150 ml
    Beauty formula body and face cooling mist 150 ml
    Simple baby powder 250 g
    Bio oil 60 ml
    St tropez bronzing mousse 50 ml
    Nail varnish remover
    Avon anew 30 SPF 150 ml in use
    factor 50 spf
    Tantastic instant tan 175ml in use
    St tropez gradual tan ( face ) 15 ml
    2 x 50ml face sun tan lotion
    Yves rocher shaving foam 200ml
    7 x Mitchum deodorant
    3 X caudalie devine leg
    Hand sanitiser
    Instant body bronzer
    Facial self tan

    Total down to 376 which is definitely moving in the right direction.

    Last edited by sam.4000; 13-07-2014 at 7:50 PM.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 30th Jun 14, 8:59 PM
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    • 36,676 Thanks
    • #6
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:59 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Jun 14, 8:59 PM
    Babafette a big thank you for starting us off for another month.

    Welcome to Prudent and homemademania and huge hugs to the lovely ladies that have bad stuff happening at the moment, lots of positive and caring thoughts coming your way.

    Today I have been eating tasty home made food, gardening, supervising OH gardening, watching tennis ( for Any Murray), and putting essential (not) things into virtual shopping baskets, the great thing is that I realised that whilst these lovely products will be essential at some time in the future, that time is not now, and I will not run out of any of them for many weeks/months, and baskets have been duly emptied and tempting e-mails deleted, not cured, but getting there perhaps
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 30th Jun 14, 10:30 PM
    • 3,568 Posts
    • 19,245 Thanks
    • #7
    • 30th Jun 14, 10:30 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Jun 14, 10:30 PM
    Thanks Babafette for starting us off.

    Down 13 items last month.

    My stash...

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


    Cleansers (11 NOW 9)
    Clinique Take The Day Off Balm 125ml
    REN Ever Calm Gentle cleansing milk
    Balance Me cleanse & smooth balm
    Balance Me pure skin face wash
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm 200ml
    Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90ml
    Alpha H Balancing Cleanser 200ml
    Bio2you Organic Facial Cleanser 100ml
    Garnier Micellar Water

    Sample/travel size cleansers (16 NOW 12)
    REN Rosa Centifolia cleansing gel x 2
    REN Evercalm gentle cleansing milk
    REN No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm 5ml
    REN Micro Polish Cleanser 5ml
    Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
    Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser
    Clarisonic nourishing care cleanser
    Clinique liquid mild facial soap
    Philosophy Purity x 2
    Collin Resultime Micellar Radiance Cleansing Water 50ml

    Toners (8 NOW 8)
    Pixi Glow Tonic
    Caudalie Beauty Elixir
    La Roche-Posay Serozinc 150ml
    Jurlique Rose Hydrating Mist
    Alpha H Liquid Gold
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml
    Alpha H Liquid Gold 200ml
    Body Shop Vitamin E mist 100ml

    Moisturisers (13 NOW 8)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream 50ml x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream 50ml
    Steam Cream x 2
    Emma Hardie Rejuvenating night cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Jar
    Garnier BB cream

    Sample/travel size moisturisers (22 NOW 19)
    Balance Me moisture-rich face cream
    Balance Me balancing face moisturiser
    REN Vita-mineral day cream
    REN Hydra-calm Global Protection Day Cream 5ml
    REN T-zone Balancing Day Fluid 5ml
    REN Evercalm global protection day cream
    REN Frankincense revitalising night cream
    Caudalie Vinoperfect day perfecting cream x 3
    Garner Moisture Match protect & glow (sachet)
    Embryolisse nourishing moisturiser (sachet)
    Guinot Youth Renewing skin cream
    No 7 Lift & Luminate night cream x 2
    No 7 Protect & Perfect day cream
    Elemis SOS Emergency cream
    Emma Hardie firming treatment
    Elave Age Delay Night Treatment 5ml (sachet)
    Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint 1ml (sachet)

    Archeia Rose Cream 5ml

    Eye Creams (10 NOW 9)
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour
    Collin Resultime Cellular Eye Contour Cream 15ml
    Garnier Roll-on anti-dark circles
    Simple Anti-wrinkle eye cream
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip firming cream
    Dead Sea Spa age response eye cream
    Avon Anew Rejuvenate 24 hour eye cream x 2
    Alpha H Age Delay Eye & Lip cream

    Sample size eye creams (12 NOW 9)
    Clinique All About Eyes
    Balance Me wonder eye cream
    Emma Hardie firming eye serum x 2
    No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse x 2
    Philosophy Hope in a Tube eye & lip cream x 3

    Serums, Treatments and Masks, etc (20 NOW 18)
    Balance Me Oil x 2
    Balance Me facial expression filler
    Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel 50ml
    Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron 30ml
    Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron 30ml
    REN Invisible Pores Detox mask
    Alpha H Liquid Gold smoothing & perfecting mask
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash 236ml
    Philosophy Microdelivery Peel crystals & activating gel
    Dead Sea Spa Age response wrinkle filler
    Dead Sea Spa Mud Mask
    Dead Sea Spa delicate boosting mask
    Clayspray Brightening 30ml
    Glamglow Youth Mud
    Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil 30ml

    Samples (17 NOW 16)
    REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask
    Vichy Idealia life serum (sachet)
    No 7 Protect & Perfect serum 5ml x 2
    Emma Hardie rosehip exfoliating seeds x 3
    Philosophy The Great Mystery
    Guinot Instant Radiance Moisturising mask
    Guinot Biological Peeling Radiance Gel
    Erno Laszlo Phormua 3-9 Repair Serum 2ml (sachet)
    Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Refining Face oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Anti-ageing Intensive Skin Treatment oil 3ml
    YSL Youth Serum

    Wipes (10 NOW 4)
    Boots Baby wipes x 1
    Johnsons Baby wipes x 2
    This Works In Transit No Trades cleansing pads 60 pads


    Body Lotions (35 NOW 26)
    SBC Collagen Gel x 2
    SBC Propolis Gel x 2
    SBC Aloe Vera & Cucumber Gel
    Lusardi Shimmer Lotion
    Jergens Naturals ultra hydrating
    212 Sexy
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace lotion 236.6ml x 2
    Philosophy Pure Grace body butter
    Philosophy Falling in Love shimmer lotion
    Kyusu Essence moisture mist RELIC!
    Dead Sea Spa silky smooth lotion
    M & S cotton collection body cream x 2
    Bio Oil x 2
    Find Sculpted Silhouette anti-cellulite treatment
    E45 lotion x 2 (6ml sachets)
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Exotic Retreat Body Cream 50ml
    Oil Arganic Dry oil 100ml

    Body Scrubs (8 NOW 3)
    Molton Brown exfoliating oatmeal & milk cleanse bar
    Dead Sea Spa Salt Brushing scrub
    Rituals Fortune Scrub Sweet Orange & Cedar 150ml
    Champneys Spa Indulgence Distant Shores Body Scrub 50g

    Hand Creams (7 NOW 4)
    Balance Me super moisturising hand cream
    No 7 Protect & Perfect hand cream
    Neal's Yard Citrus Hand lotion
    Champneys Spa Treatments Hand and Nail cream 40ml

    Shower Gels & Bath Oils(18 NOW 20)
    REN Moroccan Rose Otto 50ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower cream 240ml
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Inner Grace
    Philosophy You Are My Sunshine - lemonade
    Nivea Cashmere Moments
    Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry
    Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower Rose cleanser
    Anatomicals Sud the lot of you
    Balance Me Rose Otto
    Palmolive Ayurituel Energy (sachet)
    Champneys Spa Treatments Citrus Blush shower gel 200ml
    Noble Isle Willow Song Lavenham Walk bath & shower gel 75ml
    BalmBalm Relax bath & shower oil 5ml
    Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Mind bath & shower oil 55ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Revive Evening bath & shower oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Equilibrium bath & shower oil 3ml x 2
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe bath & shower oil 3ml
    Aromatherapy Associates Support Lavender & Peppermint bath & shower oil 3ml

    Perfumes (24 NOW 13)
    Wonderstruck Enchanted
    Suddenly Madame Glamour
    212 Sexy
    So! Kiss Me
    Soap & Glory Mist You Madly body spray
    Philosophy Eternal Grace
    Philosophy Pure Grace roller-ball
    Pecksniffs Classic Chypre
    Pecksniffs Chypre Green x 2
    Elizabeth Arden Provocative

    Perfume Samples (16 NOW 5)
    Angel x 2
    Narciso Rodriguez x 2
    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir

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


    Shampoo (9 NOW 5)
    Avon Argan Oil
    Aveda hair detoxifier
    Aussie Miracle Moist x 2
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)
    L'Occitane Repairing Shampoo 75ml

    Conditioner (9 NOW 3) GRADUATED!
    Sachajuan Leave in conditioner
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong (sachet)
    L'Occitane Repairing Conditioner 75ml
    Herbal Essences Bee Strong 400ml

    Hair Miscellaneous (38 NOW 27)
    Toni & Guy glamour hairspray
    Philip Kingsley One More Day dry shampoo
    Avon Argan Oil hair mask
    Avon Celloshine treatment
    Avon Mirror Shine spray
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan oil thermal shine spray
    Silk Oil of Morocco Argan rep-hair Creme
    Silk Oil of Morocco Pure Argan Oil
    Tesco Pro Formula hairspray
    Organics hairspray
    Paul Mitchell thermal protection spray
    Paul Mitchell Fast Form Cream gel
    Percy & Reed hairspray
    VO5 Give Me Texture spray
    Tresemme Volume & Lift mousse
    Pantene Ice Shine anti-frizz shine Creme
    Bed Head Hook- up mousse wax RELIC!
    Wella High Hair Style Builder RELIC!
    Wells High Hair pearl styler RELIC!
    John Frieda Frizz Ease 5 minute Manager
    Michael Di Cesare Clarifying Oat hair wash 6ml x 6(sachets)
    Percy & Reed Wonder Balm 75ml
    VO5 Pump it up dry shampoo

    GRAND TOTAL = 307 NOW 225

    Start stash: 307
    November: 292 (down 15)
    December: 286 (down 6)
    January: 280 (down 6)
    February: 269 (down 11)
    March: 262 (down 7)
    April: 255 (down 7)
    May: 249 (down 6)
    June: 236 (down 13)
    Last edited by Clutterfree; 31-07-2014 at 11:35 PM. Reason: Updating list...
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    • dippy3103
    • By dippy3103 30th Jun 14, 11:02 PM
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    • #8
    • 30th Jun 14, 11:02 PM
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    • 30th Jun 14, 11:02 PM
    Hello ladies,

    Even though I am utterly rubbish at refraining, would love to join for July. I also promise not to buy anything fir the rest of June
    • KT2802
    • By KT2802 30th Jun 14, 11:09 PM
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    • 30th Jun 14, 11:09 PM
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    • 30th Jun 14, 11:09 PM
    Thanks babafette - I am in again too. Welcome to any new people - it's great to have you here

    Didn't do too well with the UU last month. Only 2 items went of the PP list!
  • sjprmc01
    Thanks for the thread Babafette!

    I'm in again and I'm on hol (now) for the first two week of the challenge do hopefully some (minis) UU and no ins!
    No more unnecessary toiletries Feb 2014 INS: 24 UU: 13. Mar 2014. INS: lost count, naughty step for me! UU: 8
    • city_girl_258
    • By city_girl_258 30th Jun 14, 11:32 PM
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    Hi everyone, I'm in again for this month. Found June to be the most inspirational month ever for finally getting started on using my toiletries stash up. Joining this thread being the driving force! It's much more exciting to use up something when you've got somebody to tell who's excited for you!

    Total for June – Was 123 now down to 92.

    Keeping going for July and only buying when absolutely necessary! Well...try my best at least
    • mad_scientist
    • By mad_scientist 30th Jun 14, 11:33 PM
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    Thanks for the new thread babafette and welcome to the newbies!

    I am hoping not to buy anything this month, I have been busy decluttering my flat before I move and have absolutely no desire to bring anything at all back again I think it might have cured me of shopping!
    No more buying unnecessary toiletries 2018
    35 UU / 13 unnecessary ins
    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 1st Jul 14, 12:56 AM
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    Welcome Prudent, homemademama and dippy3103.
    Joining this thread being the driving force! It's much more exciting to use up something when you've got somebody to tell who's excited for you!
    Originally posted by city_girl_258
    Oh how very true. It makes the use ups even more satisfying when you report them here.
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
    • Prudent
    • By Prudent 1st Jul 14, 6:39 AM
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    Thank you for the welcome everyone. I will try and get a list up in the next couple of days. Over the past month or so, I have used up quite a few small products which I found in the bottom of a cupboard.

    Clutterfree & Sam your lists were full of lovely things. I think mine will be more basic as I haven't had much money to spend on toiletries. Most of it I am hoping to use up to try and save money. Anything I can't use I am going to hand into school at the start of next term. I work in a special school and we have a beauty room for teaching pupils to look after themselves and for a bit of pampering whne they need it.
    • Sundaysgirl
    • By Sundaysgirl 1st Jul 14, 9:01 AM
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    I'm definitely in again - thank you Babafette for starting us off!

    In June I had 27 UUs and 14 INs. So I ended June on 145 UUs, 146 INs and 1 TA - breakeven at the halfway point!

    July PP:

    1. Bumble & Bumble Seaweed Conditioner 7ml
    2. Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Serum 4ml
    3. Philosophy Hope in a Jar 7ml
    4. Philosophy Hope in a Night Jar 7ml
    5. Clinique Pore-Refining Solutions Instant Perfector 1.5ml
    6. Colgate Total Interdental Toothpaste 15ml
    7. Alterna Caviar Volume Shampoo 7ml
    8. Alterna Caviar Volume Conditioner 7ml

    9. Soltan Moisturising Suncare Spray SPF 15 75ml
    10. Cussons Mum & Me Baby Sleep Tight Baby Bath 50ml
    11. Cussons Mum & Me Relax & Unwind Bath Soak 50ml
    12. Sanctuary Body Butter 50ml
    13. Sanctuary Salt Scrub 60g

    14. Jenny Packham Salonniere Body Butter 250ml
    15. Jenny Packham Salonniere Body Polish 150ml
    16. Jenny Packham Salonniere Body Wash 200ml
    17. Gucci Premiere EDP 7ml
    18. Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel 75ml
    19. Clinique DD Moisturising Lotion 30ml
    20. Sanctuary Intensive Heel Balm 75ml

    Whew! Some of these are nearing the end so these and the minis should be easy targets - I have a weekend away later this month and also hoping to get back to my very regular gym visits as foot (finally) seems to be healed.

    Determined to have another good month and no reason for any bought ins whatsoever - going to hold out on shampoo and conditoner as long as I can by using the minis I have stashed first.
    Last edited by Sundaysgirl; 01-08-2014 at 9:01 AM.
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    • Sundaysgirl
    • By Sundaysgirl 1st Jul 14, 9:04 AM
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    Welcome Prudent and homemademama you've come to the right place and this is a fab thread!
    MFW 2017 #123 2018: £1,852.64/£39,200 (4.7%)
    • pixtotts
    • By pixtotts 1st Jul 14, 9:33 AM
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    Happy July!

    I always find July and august good times to get things used up as I'm on holiday for 3 weeks, I'm going to do a recount before posting my numbers but I'm house sitting at the moment. Think I just ran out of shampoo and conditioner though
    I hope you know your capable, & brave, & significant.
    even when it feels like your not....
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 1st Jul 14, 11:00 AM
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    Thanks for the new thread Babafette.

    A big welcome to our newbies, no strict rules on this thread about sticking to the topic, we all like a ramble and a moan now and again.

    I have no plans to buy anything this month. The kids break up from school on 18th and we are away on holiday at the end of the month but I have plenty of travel sizes to take. In reality I shouldn't need to buy anything at all for the rest of the year but I would like another of the Revlon lip butters and I plan to make that a treat for further weight loss.

    My PP list for this month is:

    Ren Active 7 Eye Gel 3ml
    Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Powerfirm 5ml
    No7 Bubble Bath 250ml
    Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Wash 300ml
    Body Shop White Musk Libertine Body Spray
    Body Shop White Musk Libertine EDT
    Body Shop White Musk Libertine Shower Gel
    Body Shop White Musk Libertine Body Lotion
    Elemis Skin Bliss Capsules 7 day supply
    No7 Nourishing Nail and Cuticle cream
    Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm

    Using the above will not be a hardship as they are all pleasant to use.

    I am barely containing my excitement for the weekend, we are going to see the Tour pass through a gorgeous little town a short train ride from home, we were going to see the Grand Depart in Leeds but decided on day 2, I would really like to see the riders negotiate Holme Pass, I have driven on this road many times, it is a hill like nothing else, a sheer drop down both sides and the scenery is amazing, we can drive there in about half an hour but not sure where we could stop to watch.

    We are going a bit bike crazy in Yorkshire at the moment I have never seen so many cyclists about, the weather is helping aswell.
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    • asset2004
    • By asset2004 1st Jul 14, 11:42 AM
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    Thanks for the new thread Babafette
    I've been MIA last month taking advantage of this beautiful weather.
    I've had no OUTs or INS so I suppose that is good toothpaste has a couple of days use I think as does the shower gel, hopefully out.
    Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.
    Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further.
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    • Kiwisaver
    • By Kiwisaver 1st Jul 14, 12:48 PM
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    Thanks Babafette and welcome to the new girls.

    I'm starting the month off with an OUT M&S Pure Moisture Plus Face Mask 50ml - yet another product I persevered with to the bitter end despite it having made no discernible difference to my skin and smelling a whole lot strange / off.

    Still a lot of old stuff to wade through on the PP list:

    1. Clarins - Lisse Minute Line Correcting Concentrate 50ml
    2. Soap & Glory - Easy Glistening Dry Oil Body Gloss 150ml
    3. Evolu - Rehydrating Facial Masque 50ml
    4. Body Shop - Divine Calm Lavender Body Lotion 200ml
    5. Schwartzkopf - Colour Protect Shampoo
    6. Clarins Hand and Nail Cream 50ml
    7. The Aromatherapy Co - Lavender & Rosemary Bath/Shower Gel 200ml
    8. Garnier - Clean Detox Brightening Foam 100ml
    9. Clarins - Extra Firming Body Lotion 100ml
    10. Body Shop Ginger Shampoo

    Start January 2017: $268,012
    Latest balance $266,734
    Reduction: $1,278.45
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