Our Nospender–No Spend November has inspired me to take a look at the inventory of all kinds of products that we have around our home. I want to be intentional about using up what I already have on hand instead of buying products.
Today I went in my bathroom and cabinets and got out all products related to skin care. I have shared pictures below of what I have on hand.
Lotions: (21 items)
I found 21 different bottles of lotion. Most of these I had forgotten that I owned. Granted a few are hotel or sample lotions, but really? How did I get all of these? I am planning on putting a sample size in my purse, taking one to my desk and keeping the small “relax” lotion by my bed. I hope to use up three of the small sizes and perhaps a couple of the larger lotions. I hope by keeping some of the scented lotions visible, I will get in the habit of using them after I shower.
Masks: (6 items)
I have 6 sheet masks and one tube of cucumber mask. I realized after taking the picture that the deep pore peel off mask is for men. I guess my hubby and I will have a mask evening together! I am sure I will use all of these in the month of November. (there is a small bottle in this picture that should have been with skin care)
Toners/Eye Makeup removers: (9 items)
I have four toners–1 large Garnier micellar water, 1 small IT cosmetics micellar water, and Estee Lauder small toner and a larger Thayer’s witch hazel. I have 4 small bottles of eye make-up remover. I also have a large spray bottle of Timeless HA spray. I completely forgot that I bought that. It will be nice to start using that spray again. I know that I will finish the IT Cosmetics micellar water, two of the small bottles of eye make-up removers.
Face Wash: (5 items)
I have one package of cleansing cloths, a partial container of Colleen Rothchild’s Radiant Cleansing Balm (I love this stuff but it is pricey–I only buy during sales), one IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser (so nice!) and 2 Aveeno cleansers. I am not sure if I will actually finish any of these–I like to rotate what I use.
Skin serums/Moisturizers: (15 items–one is pictured with masks)
I have 8 bottles of serums, 5 moisturizers, a bottle of Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle repair and a tube of Retin A. I want to finish the bottle of vit C on the far left, the small open sample of moisturizer and the brown bottle of Estee lauder night repair lotion. I am actually running really low on regular moisturizer, but I hope to be able to make do with what I have for the month of November.
Special items: (5 items)
This picture has some special items. Paula’s Choice Resist, Nivea Serum, Bare Minerals Neck Cream, another neck tightening treatment (can you tell my neck has been something I am worried about?) and Palmer’s fade cream. I complete forgot I owned the Bare Minerals cream and the Paula’s Choice. I will get those back into my rotation. I already use the Palmer’s and Nivea serum regularly. The Tight Neck is something I only use every few weeks.
61 total items!! And this is only one category–skin care. This doesn’t begin to cover all of the personal care items I have–hair care and make-up. And don’t even get me started about cleaning supplies!!! I plan to post about those categories as well.
It will be interesting to see how much I can use up in November.