The use it up challenge

Like a lot of people, I like buying things. It doesn't matter if it's makeup, skin care or hair products, I just like trying new things.

This has led me to have an ever increasing stash and a feeling that I'm getting a bit overwhelmed.

So I've decided to set myself a money saving exercise. It's not a spending ban, but for every product I use up, going to put money aside and later next year, treat myself to something nice.

I've decided to save:

50p for every small travel size or sample size product

£1 for full size products

£2 for expensive items such as perfumes.

I'm hoping that incentivising myself will give me the focus I need in order to cut down on my stash and use up some of the drawers full of products in my bathroom!

I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing, and hopefully my monthly empties posts will start looking a lot fuller!

Think this would work for you? Please join me and we can motivate each other! :)


  1. This is a really great saving idea! I think I'll join you :) x

  2. That's such a good idea! I haaaave to do this :) xxx

  3. I think this is a great idea, I'm terrible at using things up and have a massive box of items I haven't even tried yet! I think I might do a spending ban until boxing day and then treat myself to some 1/2 price lush goodies with the money I save xx

    1. good plan :) You can feel justified buying lots of new bits when you know your stash has gone down a little x

  4. I am actually really good at upswing stuff up other then eye shadows concealers and on a unrelated topic food I never finish my food

    1. well done! I need to take a leaf out of your book. x

  5. Such a good idea I think I definitely need to do this!

    Gillian x


  6. This is a great idea, I really need to get some things used up, my house is a mess of half-finished products!


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