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    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 31st Oct 17, 4:31 PM
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    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries November 2017
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    • 31st Oct 17, 4:31 PM
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries November 2017 31st Oct 17 at 4:31 PM
    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, err me, sstevo19 for starting us off last month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Welcome to all newbies - the more the merrier. Please introduce yourselves so we can welcome you properly! Do de-lurk if you are lurking, this is one of the friendliest threads on MSE.

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


    Useful abbreviations and jargon!

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

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


    Graduates

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

    1. mineallmine - graduated with honours March
    2. Bronnie - graduated with honours March 2011
    3. lostinrates - graduated with honours around June 2010
    4. Ruby_Eskimo - graduated with honours June 2012
    5. Seaside dreamer - graduated with honours October 2012
    6. InaPickle - graduated with honours September 2014
    7. Fiasco55 - graduated with honours May 2017


    Previous threads

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

    January 2012
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    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 31st Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    • #2
    • 31st Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 8:17 PM
    Thank you for the new thread

    My November PP list:

    John Masters scalp shampoo
    John Masters Detangler
    Cowshed Grumpy Cow shower gel
    Ren Rose face wash
    Aromatherapy associates bath oil
    Pai cleanser
    Odilique rose toner
    Ren moisturiser
    Laura Mercier body lotion
    Aveda body oil
    Living proof volume spray
    Chanel Noir perfume
    Jo Malone Red Roses perfume
    Burts Bees honey lip balm
    Last edited by pinkfluffybabe; 22-11-2017 at 7:31 PM.
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2019 104/146 UU, 61 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2019 No.64 £528.74/£1000
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    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 1st Nov 17, 8:58 AM
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    • #3
    • 1st Nov 17, 8:58 AM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 8:58 AM
    Thanks for the new thread sstevo. I'm in.

    No ins at all last month and will be aiming for the same this month.

    My PP list

    Korres Wild Rose Moisturising Cream
    Clinique Superdefense Moisturiser 15ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace EDP 60ml
    Philosophy Pure Grace Whipped Body Cream
    Philip Kingsley Moisture Balance Conditioner 1L
    Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream 100ml
    Estee Lauder Lipstick
    Avon MagiX Concealer

    My 5 by Christmas list

    Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
    Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush - surely this time I can finish it
    Bare Minerals Brightening Primer
    No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing Eyeshadow
    Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit - I would just like to hit pan on this.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • savingfortomorrow
    • By savingfortomorrow 1st Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 11:17 AM
    i have not bought anything new in months but need to use up what i have
    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Nov 17, 1:42 PM
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    • #5
    • 1st Nov 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 1:42 PM
    I'm back, as always. My Finish 5 by Christmas challenge list has seen some changes:

    No 7 liquid highlighter - the tube is now cut open and there is very little product left. I've been using this as primer.

    Pearly eyeshadow from Pop eyeshadow trio used as highlighter in conjunction with above - this is still awful as a highlighter and I have put it away. I will finish the two remaining eyeshadows (at some stage) and then be done.

    Am replacing the above with my Benefit Dallas powder as I have now crushed the powder so that it is not clinging to the sides of the box and making a concerted effort to use it exclusively every day. Do still love this colour.

    NARS Fig lipgloss - this has gone. I can't get anymore product on the wand. Am going to replace with my Burts Bees lip balm.

    OPI Spare Me. A French Qyarter mini - am using this every third mani and am seeing a gap at the top of the bottle. Will be repainting my nails tonight with this.

    Tiger Balm - keep trying to apply at night. MRM keeps moaning about the smell.

    PP list:-

    Maybelline Colour Tattoo -using a brush now to get all the bits from the edges out.

    Smashbox eyeshadow - am using this until I hit pan and will change to a different eyeshadow - still not hit pan!!

    LUSH Dirty shave cream
    kind Natured conditioner
    Batiste travel sized dry shampoo
    Avon Citrus Zing liquid soap/handwash
    Bumble & Bumble B Straight creme - mini tube
    Murad Brightening Toner
    Boots No 7 face wipes
    ABC Tea Tree body lotion

    I have not totted up totals for October but will do so in November. I have ordered two items from someone on QVSELL. One is a Liz Earle body wash as a gift. The other is a Bare Minerals Moxie lipgloss as I want to see what the formula is like.

    I am loving my new Marc Jacobs lipstick called Infamous.
    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
    • VALM
    • By VALM 1st Nov 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 1:43 PM
    Thanks for the new thread sstevo. I'm in.

    No ins at all last month and will be aiming for the same this month.
    Originally posted by dolly84
    Well done xx
    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
    • catherine/kate
    • By catherine/kate 1st Nov 17, 5:46 PM
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    • #7
    • 1st Nov 17, 5:46 PM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 5:46 PM
    I'm in too. Thanks for the new thread!

    I need two items: day moisturiser and deodorant. I have no backup of either in the stash.

    Hoping for 10UUs this month but not sure where they will come from!
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 1st Nov 17, 8:53 PM
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    • #8
    • 1st Nov 17, 8:53 PM
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    • 1st Nov 17, 8:53 PM
    My PP list for the month is:

    La Roche Posay Cicaplast Pro Recovery 40ml
    Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer 50ml
    Noreva Sensidiane Micellar Milk Cleanser 100ml


    The Cicaplast is carried on from last month's PP list. Hoping to finish this as I've had it open a while. The cleanser should be finished in the next week or so, but it seems to be lasting forever. And I'm getting bored of the Soap & Glory scrub now, I don't reach for it as much as I should.
    Last edited by sstevo19; 02-11-2017 at 10:25 AM.
    • Lizzy22
    • By Lizzy22 1st Nov 17, 9:22 PM
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    • #9
    • 1st Nov 17, 9:22 PM
    • #9
    • 1st Nov 17, 9:22 PM
    Three UUs this evening! What a way to start the month!
    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor - WDBA have many tubes of this in the stash. Much better than a lot of the expensive hair masks IMO.
    Body Shop Rose Shower Gel - WDBA, more in stash.
    Elemis Procollagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml - WMBA if price was right, better as a GWP tho!

    PP List for the month:
    Estee Lauder Daywear 15ml
    Estee Lauder ANR eye cream 5ml
    Sachajuan Volume Shampoo
    L'oreal Elvive Fibrology mask
    Burberry Fresh Glow Primer 5ml
    Smashbox pore minimising primer 7ml
    • sunny_money
    • By sunny_money 1st Nov 17, 10:04 PM
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    sunny_money
    Off to a good start!

    UU
    Soap & Glory - Pulp Friction body Scrub - 250ml - WNBA, masculine fragrance

    Icelandic Silica Mud Mask - 30ml - WNBA, not fussed by masks and expensive

    Gilchrist & Soames - Body Lotion - 40ml mini
    • kadison
    • By kadison 1st Nov 17, 10:11 PM
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    kadison
    I'm in!

    Here's a good shock for you all....my stash list! Anyone who can beat it can have a free cotton bud on me!

    I'm not posting make-up because frankly I want to leave room for other posts on this page!

    Body Lotion/Cream/Oil/Scrub
    Avon Avon Care Green Tea Body Lotion 400ml
    Avon Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray 150ml
    Champney's Seaweed & Sea Salt Scrub 450g
    Clarins Shimmer Oil for Face & Body 100ml
    First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 56.7ml
    Garnier Body repair extra-dry lotion 400ml
    Johnson's Baby Oil 300ml - Aloe Vera x 2
    L'Occitane Arl!sienne Beauty Oil 75ml
    L'Occitane Jasmin & Bergamot Body Lotion 50ml x 2
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee Body Lotion 50ml
    Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Body Lotion 100ml
    Nivea Original Crème 200ml
    Nivea Original Crème 50ml
    Sanctuary Hot Sugar Scrub 550g
    Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub 300ml
    Soap & Glory Scrub 'em and leave 'em 300ml
    The Body Shop Mango Sugar Body Scrub
    Vaseline Intensive Care Spray - Aloe 190ml

    Cleanser/Toner/Wipes
    Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water 30ml
    Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs 200ml
    Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Shea Butter 5ml
    Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind 5ml
    Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml
    Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel with Marula Oil 5ml
    Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris 200ml
    Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser 10ml
    Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes x 15
    Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur 200ml
    Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur 400ml x 3
    Lancôme Galat!e Confort 400ml
    Lancôme Tonique Confort 400ml x 2
    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Pump 150ml
    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Tube 200ml
    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Tube 30ml
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic 30ml
    Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml x 2
    Nivea Cleansing wipes x 25 - Dry Skin x 2
    Nivea Cleansing wipes x 25 - Normal Skin x 3
    Primark Micellar Cleansing Wipes x 25 x 2

    Day/Night Cream
    Avon ANEW Clinical E-Defence Multi-Shield SPF50 Lotion 30ml
    Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet 15ml
    Clarins Daily Energizer Cream 15ml
    Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream 5ml
    Clarins Multi-Active Day Gel 5ml
    Dead Sea Spa Original Night Cream 50ml
    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml
    Lancôme Absolue Premium ßx 15ml
    Lancôme Absolue Premium ßx Night Care 15ml
    Lancôme G!nifique Day Cream 15ml x 4
    Lancôme G!nifique Night Cream 15ml x 4
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Day Cream 15ml x 6
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Night Cream 15ml x 5
    Lancôme Visionnaire Cream 5ml x 2
    Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser 15ml
    Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser 50ml
    Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser with natural neroli 15ml
    L'Occitane Divine Cream Sachet x 6
    L'Occitane Divine Extract Sachet x 3

    Deodorant/Talc
    Dove Deodorant 125ml Compressed - Original
    Dove Deodorant 250ml - Go fresh
    Dove Deodorant 250ml - Sensitive
    Dove Deodorant 35ml - Go Fresh
    Dove Spray Deodorant 125ml - Beauty Finish
    Femfresh Powder 200g x 4
    Medipure Medicated Body Powder 200g
    Nivea Deodorant 35ml - Black & White
    Nivea Deodorant 35ml - Pearl & Beauty
    Nivea Roll-on deodorant
    Soft & Gentle Deodorant 150ml - Lotus & Watermelon
    Soft & Gentle Deodorant 150ml - Verbena & Waterlily

    Dry Shampoo/Hair Styling/Hairspray
    Avon Advance Techniques Heat Protection Spray 100ml
    Avon Naturals Golden Apricot & Shea Detangling Spray 150ml
    Avon Naturals Raspberry and Hibiscus Daily Hair Refresher 100ml
    Batiste Batiste Dry Shampoo 50ml - Blush
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml - Cherry
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml - Naughty
    Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml - Tropical
    John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Agent Crème 100ml
    Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil 50ml
    L'Oreal Elnett 75ml - Supreme Hold
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 200ml - So Sleek
    L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray 400ml - Extravagant Volume
    L'Oreal Magic Retouch 75ml - Black
    Moroccanoil Original Treatment 15ml
    Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence 60ml
    Primark Texturising Hair Powder 14g
    Primark Volume & Texture Spray 75ml
    Redken No Blow Dry Airy Cream for Fine Hair 30ml
    Root Perfect Root Concealer 75ml - Black
    Root Perfect Root Concealer 75ml - Dark Brown
    Weleda Revitalising Hair Tonic 100ml
    Wella Silvikrin Hairspray 400ml - Maximum Hold
    Wella Silvikrin Hairspray 75ml

    Eye Cleanser/Cream/Gel/Serum
    Dead Sea Spa Original Eye Cream 30ml
    Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Cleanser 125ml x 5
    Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Cleanser 30ml x 3
    Lancôme G!nifique Eye Light Pearl 5ml x 4
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm Eyes 15ml x 5
    Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm Eyes 5ml
    Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 150ml x 2
    No7 Youthful eye serum 15ml
    SpaScriptions Hydrating Under-Eye Pads x 10
    The Body Shop Aloe Eye Defence 15ml x 2

    Face Mask/Scrub/Serum/Wash
    Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum 30ml
    Avon Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask
    Clarins Booster Detox 0.8ml
    Clarins Double Serum 0.9ml x 3
    Clarins ENERGY Booster 15ml
    Clarins Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream 50ml
    Clarins Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream 5ml
    Clarins Hydraquench Cream Mask 5ml
    Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract 30ml
    Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant 57g
    Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil 15ml
    Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial 16ml
    Lancôme Crème Mousse-Confort 125ml
    Lancôme Exfoliance Confort 100ml
    Lancôme Gel Éclat 125ml
    Lancôme G!nifique Serum 30ml x 4
    Lancôme Hydra Intense Mask 100ml x 8
    Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for Night 10ml x 3
    Liz Earle Superskin Face Serum 30ml
    Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask 100ml x 2
    OSKIA Renaissance Mask 10ml
    Pond's Pristine Cleansing Foam 116g

    Hands/Feet
    Avon Cooling Foot Mousse 150ml x 2
    Avon Foot Works Blister Defence Stick
    Avon Footworks Beautiful Pedi-Peel Pads
    Avon Footworks Cooling Crackle Mousse with Aloe 150ml x 2
    Avon Nail Experts Nail Enamel Remover 150ml x 2
    Avon Planet Spa Paraffin Hand & Foot Mask 125ml
    Avon Planet Spa Soothing Nail Hand and Foot Soak
    Champney's Barefoot foot butter 125ml
    Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy 25ml
    Cuticura Hand Gel 100ml
    Elegant Touch Nail polish remover 200ml
    Liz Earle Rosemary & Rock Rose Hand Repair 50ml
    Liz Earle Rosemary & Rock Rose Hand Wash 200ml
    L'Occitane Almond Hand Cream 10ml x 3
    L'Occitane Delightful Rose Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Shea Rose Heart Hand Cream 150ml
    L'Occitane Zesty Lime Hand Cream 30ml
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml
    Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Hand Cream 100ml x 2
    Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream 50ml
    Soap & Glory Hand Food 125ml

    Miscellaneous
    Avon Simply Delicate Gentle Feminine Wash 300ml
    Banana Boat Aloe aftersun spray 235ml
    Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Nose Strips x 6
    Bio Oil Small Bottle 60ml x 2
    Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel 50ml x 5
    Clarins Bust Beauty Firming Lotion 15ml
    Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm 3ml
    Dr Lipp's Original Nipple Balm 4ml
    Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Shimmer Light 125ml
    Fake Bake Faux-Glo 120ml
    Femfresh Feminine Deodorant 125ml - Active
    Femfresh Feminine Deodorant 125ml - Freshness
    James Read H2O Illuminating Tan Mist 30ml
    L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine Refreshing Mist 50ml
    L'Occitane Precious Mist 50ml
    L'Occitane Verbena Refreshing Mist 75ml x 2
    M&S Rosehip All-Purpose Salve 50g
    No7 Brush Cleanser (Cleansing wtr) 200ml
    No7 Instant Tan Lotion 125ml
    No7 Perfectly Bronzed Self Tan 125ml
    Pink Sun Coconut Oil 500ml
    T-Zone Spot zapping gel 8ml
    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 250ml

    Mouthwash/Toothpaste
    Coco Smile Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder 90g
    Dentyl Mouthwash 500ml - Smooth Mint x 5
    Oral B Premium Protection Toothpaste 15ml
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml - Deep Clean
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml - Premium
    Oral B Toothpaste 75ml - Strong Teeth x 2

    Perfume
    Chanel No. 5 EDP 20ml
    Chanel No. 5 Sheer Moisture Mist 100ml
    Clarins Eau Dynamisante 5ml
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea EDP 50ml
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Tropical EDT 100ml
    Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Black Perfecto 7.5ml
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 4ml x 2
    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 50ml
    L'Occitane Arl!sienne EDT 7.5ml
    L'Occitane Arl!sienne EDT 75ml
    L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine EDT 100ml
    L'Occitane Jasmin & Bergamot EDT 7.5ml x 3
    L'Occitane Magnolia & Mûre EDT 75ml
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee EDT 7.5ml x 2
    L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee EDT 75ml
    L'Occitane Pivoine Flora EDT 75ml
    Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition 30ml
    Philosophy Baby Grace EDP 120ml
    The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne
    Tiffany Eau de Parfum sample 1.5ml
    Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 100ml
    Vince Camuto Bella 1.5ml

    Shampoo/Conditioner
    Alberto Balsam Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo 350ml
    Art Naturals Argan Oil Conditioner 473ml
    Art Naturals Argan Oil Shampoo 473ml
    Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo 250ml
    Avon Naturals Grapefruit & Passion Fruit Complex 2-1 250ml
    Avon Naturals Mango & Ginger 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner 700ml
    Avon Naturals Red Clover & Blackcurrant 2-in-1 700ml
    Avon Naturals Strawberry & Guava 2-in-1 250ml
    Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox 50ml
    Johnson's Baby Shampoo 500ml
    L'Occitane Aguape Conditioner 300ml
    L'Occitane Aguape Shampoo 300ml
    L'Occitane Bromelia Conditioner 300ml
    L'Occitane Bromelia Shampoo 300ml
    L'Occitane Mandacaru Conditioner 300ml x 2
    Lush Big Shampoo 330g
    Ojon Ojon Damage Reverse Conditioner 30ml

    Shower Gel/Soap
    Avon Planet Spa Moroccan Romance Bath & Shower Oil 150ml
    Avon Planet Spa Relaxing Thailand Bath & Shower Oil 150ml
    Cien Tropical Shower Foam 200ml
    Imperial Leather Foamburst 200ml - Vanilla & Cherry Blossom
    L'Occitane Arl!sienne Scented Soap 50g
    L'Occitane Bromelia Bi-Phase Body Oil 250ml
    L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Perfumed Soap 75g
    L'Occitane Citrus Verbena Shower Gel 500ml
    L'Occitane Honey Soap 100g
    L'Occitane Iris Blue & Iris Blanc Shower Gel 250ml
    L'Occitane Jardin Secret Shower Foam 150ml
    Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap 150g
    Molton Brown Gingerlily Body Wash 100ml
    The Body Shop Shower Gel 250ml - Blueberry
    The Body Shop Shower Gel 250ml - Raspberry
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018
    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it - Groucho Marx
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 2nd Nov 17, 10:08 AM
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    dolly84
    Kadison - that is quite a stash, I also have a lot of stuff, I have some areas under control now but still have lots of make up, shower gel, body lotion/butter and shampoo and conditioner. Are you still buying?
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • mrs.butler
    • By mrs.butler 2nd Nov 17, 11:13 AM
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    Can I join in please?! I used to post on here years ago!

    My recent UU's:

    Avon Skin So Soft Creamy Body Conditioner & Cleanser - Really Nce Product. Improved my skins texture. WBA.

    Tresemme Expert Pre Wash Conditioner - Nice Idea - not very effective. WNBA

    Police Aftershave - Obviously my OH's. Nice enough aftershave. WBA if on offer.

    Boots Dreamy Body Wash for Babies - Lovely scent, bought when heavily reduced. WBA

    Loreal Paradise Mascara - Nice mascara but dried up too quickly - WNBA.

    Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Lasted forever but cant really see any difference when using. Too expensive - WNBA.

    Schwarzkopf Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner - Bought from £land. Decent quality products - WBA.

    John Freda Frizz Ease Shampoo & Conditioner - Really didn't suit my hair - WNBA.

    Loreal Hydrogenius Aloe Water Moisturiser - Used as a Serums not rich enough for my skin - Quite nice product - MBA!

    Herbal Essences Daily Detox Raspberry & Mint Shampoo - Agan bought from £land - Does the job! - WBA

    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Deep Treatment - Its ok but nothing special - WNBA.

    Loreal Man Expert Carbon Body Wash and Shampoo - Husband liked this - WBA.

    Mitchum 48HR Shower Fresh Deodorant Aerosol - Normally buy Roll On and would not buy Spray again - did not last long at all.

    Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer - No visible difference under foundation - WNBA.

    Superdrug B Refreshed Essence Lotion - Liked this - WBA.
    • kadison
    • By kadison 2nd Nov 17, 12:12 PM
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    kadison
    Kadison - that is quite a stash, I also have a lot of stuff, I have some areas under control now but still have lots of make up, shower gel, body lotion/butter and shampoo and conditioner. Are you still buying?
    Originally posted by dolly84
    I am but trying only to buy when I really need to, though that hasn't gone well of late......I get a real rush when the Christmas gift sets come out, sad isn't it?
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018
    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it - Groucho Marx
    • mad_scientist
    • By mad_scientist 2nd Nov 17, 7:44 PM
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    Ooh Kadison, not seen a stash list for ages on here and I do like to be nosy! ��

    I definitely beat you on shower gel and body lotion totals but you win on moisturiser and shampoo lol.

    I saw the boots Xmas guide but wasn't too impressed, it all seems too samey every year. I will try to resist!
    No more buying unnecessary toiletries 2018
    35 UU / 13 unnecessary ins
    • asset2004
    • By asset2004 2nd Nov 17, 7:46 PM
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    Thanks for the new thread. I think I missed the October thread, not sure what happened there but last month kind of ran away with me. However I did not buy anything and although I can't remember any UUs I'm hopeful there were some.
    So November I will be sticking to NO purchases. TBH I don't go into those aisles when I'm in the supermarket and avoid those shops as I know I need to reduce my stash before I can even contemplate buying any more!
    • mad_scientist
    • By mad_scientist 2nd Nov 17, 7:50 PM
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    I am in again this month and hope I get more UU than last month! I think I UU a shampoo and threw out a solidified foot scrub I had never used. And that was it :-(
    Fingers crossed for November!
    No more buying unnecessary toiletries 2018
    35 UU / 13 unnecessary ins
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 2nd Nov 17, 10:49 PM
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    One UU this evening:

    Lush Igloo soap 100g WBA and did. I enjoyed the scent and it lasts for ages. Moves onto another piece of Lush soap that I have in my stash.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 3rd Nov 17, 8:59 AM
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    I have a uu

    Hawaiian Tropic Coconut Body Butter - I use this as a regular body butter rather than an after sun. I have more in the stash but WMBA in the future.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler.
    • VALM
    • By VALM 4th Nov 17, 9:31 AM
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    VALM
    I have a uu

    Hawaiian Tropic Coconut Body Butter - I use this as a regular body butter rather than an after sun. I have more in the stash but WMBA in the future.
    Originally posted by dolly84
    I love this product.

    1 UU Avon Citrus Zing handwash. WDBA although have a small stash I brought back from B&BW. Have opened a pumpkin one which smells divine.
    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
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