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Post  Babafette on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:05 am

I know most ladies on here have a rather large stash of nail polish, but do any of you also have a problem with stashing toiletries? The thread I used to frequent on MSE was for fellow toiletry addicts. Embarassed

As well as my polish collection, I also have a huge range of different toiletries and cosmetics, most of which I rarely use and some of which are years old. Every so often I just like to take various bottles and pots out and sniff them and that makes me happy for a bit. I also love to look at sparkly make up and pretty palettes. Whenever I feel down, I tend to buy something to cheer myself up. However, the amount of stuff I have accumulated makes me feel anxious sometimes. It causes tension between me and OH as he says I have far too much and that I should give some away. Frankly, the idea of parting with any of my stash fills me with absolute horror. I don't really know why I buy stuff, I just can't seem to help myself and I love a bargain. I must admit I haven't bought many toiletries lately, but unfortunately I have added to my nail polish collection in a big way instead. I also seem to have a lot of fruit teabags, books, magazines and bags.

Am I the only one here or do any of you seem to hoard toiletries or other items? Please help me feel like less of a weirdo. pale
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:16 am

I hoard clothes. Seriously my wardrobe which is large is overflowing and I've got TWO large pine chest of drawers which are both full to the brim. I can barely get clothes in or out now!! I keep having sort outs but always end up keeping loads as I might wear it one day....
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Post  Babafette on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:21 am

I don't have that many clothes - I absolutely detest clothes shopping. OH actually has more clothes than me! Embarassed Laughing
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Post  Jasmina on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:31 am

I have loads. I have cut down a lot but probably replaced it with the nail polish. Mine used to be Lancôme juicy tubes.

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Post  Sarah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:08 am

I used to be a toiletries addict. Unfortunately my 'no buy' toiletries pledges on the mse thread led to me wander in to the nail polish sections in boots... I think in one shopping trip I once bought about 30 polishes while trying to avoid toiletries purchases. Then Saiwan on the toiletries thread introduced me to ninjapolish and indie polishes and then a monster was born. Laughing

I also have a clothes addiction. My drawers and wardrobe are overflowing with clothes still complete with tags. Despite this I can usually be found in jeans, vest top and hoodie... Laughing Ditto shoes. But usually found in converse, vans or uggs. Same with bags but rarely bother taking a bag anywhere anymore....


I think i'm just an addict in general Laughing
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Post  Babafette on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:11 am

xoxo wrote: Ditto shoes.
Oh yes, shoes. I forgot about the shoes. I have rather a lot of those too. Embarassed
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:13 am

Oh Christ shoes! And handbags too..... I need to start being tough but just can't face it.......
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Post  Sarah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:29 am

Same here. I really really need to stop spending... but there's so many pretty things I don't own yet Crying or Very sad
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:22 am

Ditto. What I need is for someone to come over and help me be ruthless!
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:13 am

Hello, my name is Loolabeanbag and I'm an addict.
Yup, I have a large cupboard under the sink overflowing with toiletries including a seperate 'man vault' - he has to ask for a new allocation on production of the empty bottle/can as he's not allowed near my preciouses. Oh, and a seperate drawer for my many perfumes (I have enough Loulou Blue and Jil Sander Sun to last me a lifetime).
My excuse is that I'm a clothes size 18 top and 22 bottom therefore nothing fits me properly therefore I don't spend a lot on clothes (they get covered in baby sik anyway);my feet are very wide so I only wear DMs and don't spend much on them as they last so long.
Therefore in my mind (and fortunately DHs) my spends on ladygoods is duly justified....!
I'm also a sucker for pretty packaging.....
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Post  kissmenow9 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:30 am

If anything I horde food Embarassed But that's a separate issue...

I go through phases of hoarding things, then getting bored when I have so many I can't move, and moving onto something else.
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Post  Babafette on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:33 am

kissmenow9 wrote:I go through phases of hoarding things, then getting bored when I have so many I can't move, and moving onto something else.
Do you ever use any of it up or get rid of it, or does it all just stay in the cupboards? Question

I'm still trying to use up all my fruit teabags, but I keep seeing new flavours and thinking 'ooh, I must try that!'. Embarassed
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Post  Jane on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:46 am

Boots and handbags here....

I have dozens of pairs of boots (3 pairs of genuine Uggs alone not to mention other brands of the same style). I have biker boots, thigh boots, knee boots, Dr Marten boots, heeled boots, ankle boots. You name it, I own it Embarassed

Then there are the handbags (and purses to some extent). That started not long after I'd had my little scotty dog Jack (we lost him in February aged 9). Radley had scotties on it so ergo I had to buy Radley but one was never enough......last count I had about 14 of them and then there are the purses. Of course it's not just Radley, other bags will do...... Embarassed

Pullip dolls is another addiction (hence my username) There are 28 of those, though all are sadly currently confined to the loft until one of the kids fecks off and I can have their room haha
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Post  kissmenow9 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:03 am

Babafette wrote:
kissmenow9 wrote:I go through phases of hoarding things, then getting bored when I have so many I can't move, and moving onto something else.
Do you ever use any of it up or get rid of it, or does it all just stay in the cupboards? Question

I'm still trying to use up all my fruit teabags, but I keep seeing new flavours and thinking 'ooh, I must try that!'. Embarassed

Depends what it is really - I'm good at using up things that go off but at the end of every uni year I have a small stockpile of random jars and pasta etc. where I've just bought it cos it looked tasty/was on offer Laughing I'm better this year as I have no money lol.
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Post  fosterdog on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:29 am

I'm a complete toiletry hoarder, I have a huge built in cupboard in the bathroom that OH had to add some new shelves to to hold my collection.

My fave have to be my Lush goodies, I really don't think I could live without them.

My addiction has started spreading to makeup and nail polish lately and after just a few months of getting into them I already have a drawer full and am looking for a new way to store and organise everything.
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Post  fixx on Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:31 pm

I was one of the original people on that MSE challenge, but haven’t posted on it for ages – I just don’t have as much time to get onto forums nowadays.

It did completely reform me though I’m glad to say Smile I still have a bit of a stash, but nowhere near as bad, and I rarely buy things now unless I need them. I’ve started accumulating a lot of polishes this year though!

I was in Boots at the airport on Sunday, and gave myself permission to shop – I was bored (flight delayed by an hour) had room in my bag, and it’s so much cheaper to buy things in Boots in the UK. I still bought nothing. I just couldn’t think of anything I needed, and there was no ‘want’ either!

And yes, I had a hard look at lots of polishes, but bought none Razz

It has changed my shopping habits for lots of other stuff too – I shop a lot less in general, but am comfortable buying something quite spontaneously if I see something I need/really want – I tend to buy slightly more expensive/higher quality things now, but spend less overall. It’s nice Smile

I do need to get back into the habit of using toiletries though, I’ve been really lazy (and short of time) these past couple of months, and my skin is getting really dry and annoying Sad

And I reeeeealllllly need to clear out my wardrobe – I haven’t done it properly in years, and it’s pretty silly now!

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Post  starrystarry on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:58 am

I would like to be a toiletries hoarder. Money has been so tight over the last year or so that I've used up every last scrap of everything before I could justify buying any more. I've literally been down to the last drops before I would buy another. I've hardly bought any nail polish either, got lots as presents but I bet I've bought no more than a dozen in the last year.

Now when I get my redundancy money in January...
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Post  Wesker on Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:45 am

fixx wrote:I was one of the original people on that MSE challenge, but haven’t posted on it for ages – I just don’t have as much time to get onto forums nowadays.

I started reading that thread 2 or 3 years ago....i now have more toiletries than ever Embarassed

They all post about using up these brands that i've never heard of so i have to buy some to see what all the fuss is about Very Happy
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Post  Babafette on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:55 am

*Wesker* wrote:I started reading that thread 2 or 3 years ago....i now have more toiletries than ever Embarassed

They all post about using up these brands that i've never heard of so i have to buy some to see what all the fuss is about Very Happy
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] So true, so true.
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Post  Sally Magpie on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:04 am

My names Sally and I am Clinique obsessed.

I never used make up, ever really until I was in my twenties. Then I felt miserable and went to the clinique counter and delved right in. For about 10 years I used it daily, on everything. The only thing I deviated for was mascara, as I loved Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara.

Then I got married, and got poor, and it had to be by the wayside. Although some of it is still used to this day, but only special occasions.
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Post  Babafette on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:59 am

I'm quite proud of myself - I haven't bought anything toiletry wise at all from the Boots half price sale this year. Usually I can't resist the Sanctuary stuff or reduced cosmetic palettes.

My toiletry stash hasn't reduced in size though. I did buy some more perfume in the sales and a Molton Brown Maracuja Sugar Polish and I just got sent four 250ml haircare products to trial......... Neutral
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:40 am

I think I may have a perfume obession going on right now! I bought 3 bottles in the sales asked for one for Xmas plus the others I already have!! Doh!
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Post  Babafette on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:44 am

shoppingaddict wrote:I think I may have a perfume obession going on right now! I bought 3 bottles in the sales asked for one for Xmas plus the others I already have!! Doh!
What perfumes did you buy? I just bought some more Opium plus Stella by Stella McCartney and Creed's Virgin Island Water. I've got quite a few others I sometimes wear too. Embarassed
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Post  Sarah on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:39 am

I'm also a perfume addict but tend to stick to the Milton Lloyd copies rather than spend a fortune for originals!
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:47 am

I got xoxo Hugo boss from my mum I then bought a bottle of juicy couture in the sale at tk maxx and then another two bottles of perfume from the next sale which were lush!
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