Inspired by Ann's £100 toiletries challenge I'm going to keep an eye on how much we spend this year on toiletries and beauty stuff. It also motivated me to sort through all the stuff we already have and use it up. I didn't think we had all that much but it turns out we do. I think I thought there wasn't much because I'd decided that we'd never get round to using it.
We received quite a lot of stuff at Christmas - three handmade soaps and a vanilla giftset. I usually wouldn't use vanilla scented stuff, I prefer something zingy like lime, but it's there so there we go. In the set there is a body scrub, body butter, bath salts and body wash.
I will be starting the body wash in February as I'm right at the bottom of my favourite Faith in Nature one. We're currently working our way through gift sets from last year too. I thought we were nearly at the end but I found a full bottle of shower gel that I'd set aside to use as bathroom cleaner. Dan is using a shampoo that was hanging around, there's also some moisturiser and an aftershave balm. There's also two part tubs of face moisturiser, one was a gift (not pictured) and one was something we bought for Dan but it didn't suit his skin. I had been using it for my feet but it will be fine for my face so it's been promoted!
There are three part bottles of shampoo, I think I've mentioned before that shampoo is an issue in this house. Two of the bottles will be used eventually, probably by me, I don't know what will happen with the third as it did neither of us any good at all. It will probably become shower cleaner. There are also a lot of hair products, we use all of them.
Oh yes, there's a tube of face mask, again bought for Dan but not suitable for his skin (there's no way of knowing until we try things). I don't usually bother with face masks but I am working my way through this tube, probably won't bother replacing it when it's gone. Dan loves a nice face pack though, stops him turning to dust. Also not pictured is a tube of handcream.
As I've just counted everything as "non-food" I'm not full sure what I've bought this month. Off the top of my head I can remember toothpaste, dental floss and face masks. I think I'll just start totting up from the start of February instead, keep it simple and honest.