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    • bingbon
    • By bingbon 1st Oct 16, 10:45 AM
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    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries October 2016
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    • 1st Oct 16, 10:45 AM
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries October 2016 1st Oct 16 at 10:45 AM
    Here we go again for another month. As usual this initial post has been shamelessly copied from the many previous months. A big thank you to Er... Me! for starting us off last month.

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

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

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

    We are eternally grateful to Katie Clampet who set up this fab challenge in January 2010. Here's her original challenge post:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Unsuitable products can be repurposed and used for other jobs (shower gel/shampoo as handwash etc).

    Some items can be returned to certain stores for exchange (for essential items or gifts!!) without a receipt.

    Unwanted items can be recycled as gifts or for gift hampers (saving the money you'd have spent on gifts).

    Unsuitable items can be donated to charity or a local women's refuge as mentioned earlier

    It helps to avoid the places where temptation lurks for you; be it QVC, Boots, Body Shop, email newsletter, the supermarket toiletries aisles, Grabbit board, online toiletries browsing, seductive department store beauty counter offers etc. Remember retailers are making offers and promotions all the time, so there will always be another deal! Honest!

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

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

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

    Useful abbreviations and jargon!

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

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


    Graduates

    Here is a list of our lovely,fragrant ladies who have polished and pampered their way through their products and managed to get their toiletries stash under control. Ladies - congratulations, you are an inspiration to the rest of us, xx . Thanks also to InaPickle who suggested we start the Graduate list. To join the list of graduates let us know by posting that you are graduating in big colourful letters, that way the OP can easily spot you and add you to the list, or better still - PM the OP as the thread can move really quickly! You may also wish to add how many products you have used up during the challenge. Good luck ladies! xx

    1. mineallmine - graduated with honours March
    2. Bronnie - graduated with honours March 2011
    3. lostinrates - graduated with honours around June 2010
    4. Ruby_Eskimo - graduated with honours June 2012
    5. Seaside dreamer - graduated with honours October 2012
    6. InaPickle - graduated with honours September 2014


    Previous threads

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


    January 2012
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    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2017. Jan stash: 490
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 1st Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 12:11 PM
    thanks again for the new thread bingbon

    hope everyone is well and managing to UU more than they add

    would like to stay below 250 by the end of the year
    first full count list done for a while was at End of Feb 2014 had 358
    I'm starting 2016 with 292 items
    INs - 32
    UUs - 93
    TAs - 7
    GA - 1
    Running total for 2016 = 224

    Perfumes - 14
    Victoria's Secret bombshell
    Kills love slowly
    Alfred sung Sui
    Hypnose
    vivienne Westwood boudoir
    Thierry Mugler X2 8ml
    Thierry Mugler Angel 25ml
    Narciso Rodriguez for her
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Agent Provocateur
    Jimmy Choo
    Doir poison
    Nina Ricci RicciRicci

    face care - 14
    Anew clinical defence deep recovery cream x2
    ren rosa centifolia hot cloth cleanser
    skin doctor instant face lift
    skin doctor instant eye lift
    skin therapy eye make up remover
    Aveeno cleansing lotion
    Anew ultimate age repair cream cleanser
    dead sea magik gentle cleansing face wash
    balance me pure skin face wash
    dead sea magik mild exfoliant
    body ultimate skin care face & body polish
    body ultimate skin care collagen therapy gel
    Lacura Q10 renew multi intensive serum


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

    scrubs & polishes - 10
    Lovely bubbly salt scrub
    Cranberry and lime shower scrub
    sanctuary mande lular body scrub
    spa O2 revitalising body scrub
    sanctuary body scrub
    Gok gorgeous body polish with almond oil
    B&h skin spa body polish
    B&h sweet mandarin & grapefruit body polish
    no7 cleansing body polish
    Sanctuary gentle polish body scrub


    lotions and creams including hand - 29
    Summerday ocean hand lotion
    Champneys good as new hand cream
    Orange and lime hand cream
    Pink pepper and amarys hand cream
    Mandarin and patchouli hand cream
    Avon hand cream
    salonniere hand cream
    Bath boutique body lotion
    Royal jelly body lotion
    cerise tube of GW body lotion
    B&H french lavendar and cassis body balm
    dead sea magik silky smooth body lotion
    pure poison body lotion
    secret obsession body lotion
    jean paul gaultier classique body lotion
    tresor in love body lotion
    agent provocateur body glamour lotion
    B&H white mulberry & marshmallow body lotion
    O2spa hand and body lotion
    sanctuary body lotion
    Lush dream team hand and body lotion
    cowshed grumpy cow body lotion
    ArranAromatics shimmer gel
    Hypnose senses body lotion
    Lush potion body lotion
    B&H cherry blossom oriental lily and lotus flower hand & body lotion
    boots royal jelly body lotion
    Natural extracts body lotion with vitamin E
    Sanctuary silky smooth body lotion


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


    bath and shower - 9
    Avon 1000ml mandarin & white jasmine bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml White Lily bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml romantic rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml soft rose bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml lily of the valley bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml warm vanilla & fig bubble bath
    Avon 1000ml bubble bath
    S&G Sugar Crush Body Wash
    Sanctuary cleansing burst body wash


    feet - 10
    Champneys good as new foot butter
    the rectory softening foot cream
    the rectory smoothing foot polish
    body blitz revive foot scrub
    body blitz revive foot lotion
    sanctraury intensive heel rescue balm
    scholl revitalising gel
    carnation anti blister stick
    carnation cracked heel cream
    SpaO2 foot lotion

    bath bombs - 5
    Bomb seasons tweetings bath bomb
    Lush bright side bubble bar mini
    Lush the comforter bubble bar mini
    Lush fizz banger bath bomb
    Lush the experimenter bathbomb

    deodorant - 2
    Dove invisible dry Roll on
    Sanex spray deodorant

    hairspray and hair - 7
    Fresh salad hair pack
    Tresemme Shampoo
    aldi hair spray
    Vo5 heat protect spray
    Lee Stafford dry shampoo
    paul mitchell colour protect locking spray
    catwalk frisky scrunching gel


    talc 2
    2 assorted

    sachets and samples - 1
    avon clear skin blemish treatment

    soap - 8
    Bomb green star soap bar
    Bomb Amber and orange soap bar
    Secret garden shower soap
    Fragrant finds massage sponge soap bar
    Summerday ocean liquid hand wash
    carex liquid soap
    apple tango hand wash
    lush soap bar

    Massage bars -
    Lush

    random items - 2
    L'Oreal solar advanced sun protection
    Clarnis sun wrinkle control cream


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

    skin and face - 68
    Benefit gimme brow
    Nivea fruity shine strawberry lip balm
    nivea tinted day cream
    maybellene dream matte mousse
    rimmel stay matte make up
    rimmel double act foundation
    Elizabeth Arden let there be light compact
    No7 intellegient colour foundation
    estee lauder lucidity
    benefit show off
    benefit sun beam highlighter
    ritz loose powder
    candida beauty glow loose powder
    candida beauty glow powder compact
    blushers assorted X4
    eye pencils assorted X10
    lip pencil
    body shop choc lip butter
    lip sticks assorted X 22
    mascara
    eyeshadows assorted X15

    i think that all of it.
    i havent bothered counting the toothpaste & mouth wash products as they are essentials
    Last edited by mrs-moneypenny; 30-10-2016 at 2:44 PM.
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 1st Oct 16, 12:13 PM
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    mrs-moneypenny
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    • 1st Oct 16, 12:13 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 12:13 PM
    Will sort a PP list out as soon as I can.
    Hope everyone is well and using up more than they a getting in
    I'm trying to UU as much as possible in the knowledge that December will bring a lot of INs
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
    • bradleysmum
    • By bradleysmum 1st Oct 16, 12:35 PM
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    • #4
    • 1st Oct 16, 12:35 PM
    • #4
    • 1st Oct 16, 12:35 PM
    Stash is currently looking like this:
    Palmolive honey bath milk 500ml PP
    Avon dark orchid and raspberry bubble bath 250ml
    Avon mrs frosty spiced apple bubble bath 250ml
    Avon choc orange bubble bath 500ml
    Avon passionfruit and peony bubble bath 500ml

    Sanctuary spa cleansing burst body wash 250ml
    Sanctuary spa white lily and damask rose body wash 250ml
    Sanctuary spa Cooling Shower Drench 250ml
    Sanctuary spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash 75ml
    Champneys distant shores shower mousse 200ml
    Boots extracts spiced apple body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts coconut body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts cranberry body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts vanilla body wash 75ml
    Balance me hand and body wash 100ml
    Imperial leather foamburst blackberry and fig 200ml PP
    Imperial leather foamy banana shower cream PP
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 75ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 75ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
    Loccitane Bonne Mere Honey Soap 100g
    Loccitane Bonne Mere Honey Soap 100g

    Sanctuary spa gentle polish body scrub 200ml
    Sanctuary spa Gentle Polish Body Scrub 50ml
    Chocolate orange grounded coffee scrub 200g PP
    Avon planet spa shea butter scrub

    Johnsons baby lotion 500ml
    Boots extracts cranberry body butter 200ml PP
    Boots extracts spiced apple body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts vanilla body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts mango body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts satsuma body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts cocoa butter body butter 50ml
    Sanctuary spa luxurious body butter 300ml PP
    Sanctuary spa Cooling Body Sorbet 200ml
    Sanctuary spa Silky Smooth Body Lotion 75ml
    St Tropez Gradual Tan Medium/Dark 50ml
    Loccitane Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk 75ml
    Loccitane Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk 75ml

    Avon skin so soft tissue oil 150ml
    L’occitane shea hand cream 30ml
    Sanctuary spa Velvety Hand Cream 30ml
    Sanctuary spa Intensive Heel Balm 75ml PP

    Mark hill miracOILicious argan oil 50ml

    Avon anew hydra recovery overnight mask 50ml
    Avon radiance day cream 50ml
    Avon radiance night cream 50ml

    Beyonce Heat Perfume 100ml
    DKNY Women Perfume 100ml
    Avon Far Away Infinity Perfume 50ml PP
    Loccitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 5ml
    Loccitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 5ml
    Avon tropical roll on deodorant 50ml
    Avon tropical roll on deodorant 50ml

    PP List for October is:
    Palmolive honey bath milk 500ml
    Imperial leather foamburst blackberry and fig 200ml
    Imperial leather foamy banana shower cream
    Chocolate orange grounded coffee scrub 200g
    Boots extracts cranberry body butter 200ml
    Sanctuary spa luxurious body butter 300ml
    Avon Far Away Infinity Perfume 50ml

    May have some INs though as like the look of the Loccitane advent calender!
    • Houseplant26
    • By Houseplant26 1st Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    • #5
    • 1st Oct 16, 1:57 PM
    • #5
    • 1st Oct 16, 1:57 PM
    Stash is currently looking like this:
    Palmolive honey bath milk 500ml PP
    Avon dark orchid and raspberry bubble bath 250ml
    Avon mrs frosty spiced apple bubble bath 250ml
    Avon choc orange bubble bath 500ml
    Avon passionfruit and peony bubble bath 500ml

    Sanctuary spa cleansing burst body wash 250ml
    Sanctuary spa white lily and damask rose body wash 250ml
    Sanctuary spa Cooling Shower Drench 250ml
    Sanctuary spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash 75ml
    Champneys distant shores shower mousse 200ml
    Boots extracts spiced apple body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts coconut body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts cranberry body wash 75ml
    Boots extracts vanilla body wash 75ml
    Balance me hand and body wash 100ml
    Imperial leather foamburst blackberry and fig 200ml PP
    Imperial leather foamy banana shower cream PP
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 75ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 75ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
    Loccitane Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
    Loccitane Bonne Mere Honey Soap 100g
    Loccitane Bonne Mere Honey Soap 100g

    Sanctuary spa gentle polish body scrub 200ml
    Sanctuary spa Gentle Polish Body Scrub 50ml
    Chocolate orange grounded coffee scrub 200g PP
    Avon planet spa shea butter scrub

    Johnsons baby lotion 500ml
    Boots extracts cranberry body butter 200ml PP
    Boots extracts spiced apple body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts vanilla body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts mango body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts satsuma body butter 50ml
    Boots extracts cocoa butter body butter 50ml
    Sanctuary spa luxurious body butter 300ml PP
    Sanctuary spa Cooling Body Sorbet 200ml
    Sanctuary spa Silky Smooth Body Lotion 75ml
    St Tropez Gradual Tan Medium/Dark 50ml
    Loccitane Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk 75ml
    Loccitane Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk 75ml

    Avon skin so soft tissue oil 150ml
    L’occitane shea hand cream 30ml
    Sanctuary spa Velvety Hand Cream 30ml
    Sanctuary spa Intensive Heel Balm 75ml PP

    Mark hill miracOILicious argan oil 50ml

    Avon anew hydra recovery overnight mask 50ml
    Avon radiance day cream 50ml
    Avon radiance night cream 50ml

    Beyonce Heat Perfume 100ml
    DKNY Women Perfume 100ml
    Avon Far Away Infinity Perfume 50ml PP
    Loccitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 5ml
    Loccitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 5ml
    Avon tropical roll on deodorant 50ml
    Avon tropical roll on deodorant 50ml

    PP List for October is:
    Palmolive honey bath milk 500ml
    Imperial leather foamburst blackberry and fig 200ml
    Imperial leather foamy banana shower cream
    Chocolate orange grounded coffee scrub 200g
    Boots extracts cranberry body butter 200ml
    Sanctuary spa luxurious body butter 300ml
    Avon Far Away Infinity Perfume 50ml

    May have some INs though as like the look of the Loccitane advent calender!
    Originally posted by bradleysmum
    Oh no, advent calendars! I'm going to have to resist I think I totally cannot afford one.

    I really want to properly count up my stash (I reckon it will be worse than I think, body care will be low but skincare and free samples won't be) but ok struggling to find time. I've been working quite a lot and I need a day when OH is out so he doesn't think I've lost the plot!
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 1st Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    • #6
    • 1st Oct 16, 3:51 PM
    • #6
    • 1st Oct 16, 3:51 PM
    I'm in again

    My UU list for October:

    Lady Gaga fame fragrance
    Osmo Effects detoxifying shampoo
    Adidas firming shower gel
    Johnson's baby powder
    Avon white lily bubble bath
    Avon Lavender bubble bath
    Simple micellar water
    2x Simple micellar cleansing wipes
    Wilko skin therapy cotton pads
    Primark cotton pads
    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 01-10-2016 at 9:10 PM.
    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Oct 16, 5:29 PM
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    VALM
    • #7
    • 1st Oct 16, 5:29 PM
    • #7
    • 1st Oct 16, 5:29 PM
    Thanks for new thread bingbon. I'm in again. Will sort out PP list soon.
    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
    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 1st Oct 16, 7:21 PM
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    pinkfluffybabe
    • #8
    • 1st Oct 16, 7:21 PM
    • #8
    • 1st Oct 16, 7:21 PM
    Thanks bingbon

    I'm back in. Aiming for 6UU in October.
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2019 104/146 UU, 61 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2019 No.64 £528.74/£1000
    Saving for Christmas 2019 No.13 £365/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2019 No.12 £107.05/£150
    • lucia22
    • By lucia22 1st Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    • #9
    • 1st Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 8:53 PM
    My first 3 UU for the month:

    Colgate Advanced White Toothpaste 50ml - I'm counting this as UU as I have currently more than 1 extra toothpaste in my bathroom. WDBA as Colgate is a brand I can rely on and I always get good results.
    Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Body Scrub 200ml - This was one of the reduced price Calcot Manor products which Tesco had offers on in store. This was a good scrub and not too abrasive so it was suitable for daily use and I got it at a good price. WMBA.
    Dove Intensive Nourishment Hand Cream 75ml - I found this to be of a good quality and I liked the perfumed scent. It made my hands soft and it dried fairly quickly. WDBA.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2019 Total UU since 2016 - 396 | Total February UU - 1
    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 1st Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    lynseydee
    I'm in again this month.

    UU a Sensodyne toothpaste this morning, think I've got three left in my stash now although only one Sensodyne and that is my HG so need to find an offer sometime.

    Have received my treats I ordered from Avon but haven't yet added them to my list. I am classing them as treats although I didn't need any of it as I can't remember the last time I bought anything toiletry related that wasn't essential so I'm not going to be hard on myself.
    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
    • lucia22
    • By lucia22 1st Oct 16, 9:35 PM
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    lucia22
    My PP list (updated 30/10/2016) - Total = 10

    Face
    All used up!

    Hair
    Daniel Galvin Junior Shampoo 250ml
    Hair Chemist Phase 3 Oil 30ml
    Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo 50ml
    So? Fabulous Dry Shampoo 150ml

    Body
    Patisserie De Bain Cranberries & Cream Hand & Body Lotion 200ml
    1 x Shower gel sachet 15ml
    The Cooperative Aphrodite Body Spray 75ml

    Hands
    Ted Baker London Hand Cream 50ml
    M&S Rosehip Hand Cream 30ml
    Creighton's Hand and Nail Cream 100ml

    Hopefully I'll use quite a few of these up. I've moved a few more things from storage into the bathroom. I'll also take some perfume samples in to wear at work. I have a perfume at work at the moment (not used up yet but down much more than it usually would be).

    Hope everyone has a great month. I can't believe it's October already! Has anyone got a target for the whole year? I hope I'll manage to use up another 50 products by the end of the year to reach 200.
    Last edited by lucia22; 30-10-2016 at 10:38 AM. Reason: update list
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2019 Total UU since 2016 - 396 | Total February UU - 1
    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 1st Oct 16, 9:41 PM
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    sam.4000
    Thank you bingbon for starting us off again.

    I went to lush today and picked up some things from the new Christmas range.

    IN's
    4 bath bombs
    Sleepy body lotion ( not a strong scent which means that I probably will not buy more)
    Sandman powder ( full of lustre, will not buy anymore but well scented)
    250 ml Lord of Misrule shower cream
    Yog nog roulade 120g
    Shooting stars soap 218g smells like skittles
    2 face masks ( free from returning pots)

    Have bought a big chunk of snow castle off eBay which I will get this week.
    • bingbon
    • By bingbon 1st Oct 16, 11:27 PM
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    bingbon
    Hope everyone has a great month. I can't believe it's October already! Has anyone got a target for the whole year? I hope I'll manage to use up another 50 products by the end of the year to reach 200.
    Originally posted by lucia22
    I had aimed to get my stash below 400 - I started at 542 - but I'm only at 481 so it's not looking likely! I'm making a point of finding whichever items are nearest to being finished even if they're not my favourites because I want things gone! Also with the season changing I should use a lot more bath bombs as I will be more likely to have a nice bath vs a quick shower. But with the season changing there are also more temptations! Already got the Halloween Lush stuff and now there's Christmas popping up everywhere too!
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2017. Jan stash: 490
    • lucia22
    • By lucia22 1st Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    lucia22
    I had aimed to get my stash below 400 - I started at 542 - but I'm only at 481 so it's not looking likely! I'm making a point of finding whichever items are nearest to being finished even if they're not my favourites because I want things gone!
    Originally posted by bingbon
    I'm not sure how big my stash is. I've only chosen to count my bathroom stuff and not all my cosmetics (as I don't use them daily). I don't dare count all the cosmetics too! I'm like you. I'm just trying to use up little things that I find and go for the next smallest product when getting through the stash. I count everything, even little free samples, as it keeps my spirits up.
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2019 Total UU since 2016 - 396 | Total February UU - 1
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 2nd Oct 16, 8:09 AM
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    dolly84
    I have a uu

    Clarins Eau Dynamisante Body Lotion 100ml - I love the scent of this but do find the body lotion a bit wet. I would happily use again but WNB, this was a GWP so didn't actually buy anyway.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 2nd Oct 16, 8:13 AM
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    dolly84
    My PP list for October:

    1. S&G Sugar Crush Shower Gel
    2. Hawaiian Tropic Lime Body Butter
    3. Khiels Moisturiser
    4. Clarins Eau Dynamisante Body Lotion
    5. Avon White Tea & Jasmine Bubble Bath
    6. Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep Bath Oil
    7. Clearasil Rapid Action Pads
    8. Avon Herve Leger Body Lotion
    9. Beautannia Brighton Body Lotion
    10. Boots Cocoa Butter & Mallow Lip Balm
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • shed35
    • By shed35 2nd Oct 16, 12:21 PM
    • 180 Posts
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    shed35
    Hi

    Started the end of September with 99 Items

    Here is my first update for October

    UU
    Elemis Hand and Body Lotion (Travel size)
    Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask
    Avon So Soft Original Bath Oil
    Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter Cream

    IN
    Ojon Restorative Dry Hair Treatment
    Avene Cleansing Bar x 3 (brought it as on a 3 for price 2 offer in Boots)

    Total =97

    Planning to reduce the amount of stash in time for Christmas as I always get toiletries. Not sure if I suppose to mention this in October!!
    • VALM
    • By VALM 2nd Oct 16, 2:56 PM
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    VALM
    2 UUs today, both Emma's left overs: Bumble and Bumble conditioner and Aussie conditioner. Used some of the latter to shave with.

    PP list (made up mostly of Emma's left overs:-

    LE C&P - 200ml pump. Feeling light
    TBS Seaweed serum - about half used
    Suoergdrug B wipes - half pack (mine)
    Murad clarifying mask - small tube. Will cut this one. Maybe 2 applications in there
    LUSH King of Skin - part used
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom shower gel - 1 application left
    Mark Hill straightening cream - tube feels light (mine)
    Umber to Giannini hairspray- few spritzes left
    Sample sachets
    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
    • Lou85
    • By Lou85 2nd Oct 16, 8:06 PM
    • 135 Posts
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    Lou85
    Thanks Bingbon. I'm in.

    I've got a Body Shop order on it's way to me but to balance it out I've sorted through my stash to give to my local baby bank for mum's in need (for themselves as no more room for baby stuff at the bank just now).

    I'll post once the order arrives and I've sorted out exactly what I'm handing over :-)
    #27 £2016 in 2016 = £763.61

    #42 £2 Savers Club = £160

    [I]*Savers Club not included in overall 2016 savings until the tin is opened and my estimates have been confirmed later in the year.
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 2nd Oct 16, 9:11 PM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    I don't know if any of you remember that I had a Gillette shave foam on my UU list for a while in previous months, but then I took it off as I put it in the bathroom for any one to use.

    Well ironically I UU'ed it during my shower this evening.

    Funny how things turn out
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