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First Empties post for 2014! 
I decided to continue this Empties series because it serves as a note for myself on how many products I used within a year and also as a reminder for myself on what products work for me and which ones didn't. 

That's one of the perks of having a blog, you can always go back to your old posts to take some notes when you need to ;)

Naturian Goat's Milk + Organic Wheat Shower Cream
With 3x whitening & moisturizing power this purified goat's milk shower cream is enriched with milk protein, organic wheat, and vitamins A & D. Goat's milk is well-known for it's smoothing properties. This does makes my skin feels so smooth afterwards and did not leave any residue at all. The scent is nice but it's pretty standard for a shower gel. 
- Recommended? Yes
Note: I probably won't repurchase this but I would love to try other variants from this brand. To replace this I have my Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel and my new Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Body Wash.

Loreal Fall Repair Anti-Hairfall Shampoo
This is certainly not my first bottle because this has been my go-to shampoo these days. You can read my previous notes on this shampoo because my opinions still remains the same. >READ HERE<  
- Recommended? Yes
Note: I would def repurchase this shampoo but right now I'm trying to use up my Tresemme Nourishing Keratin Shampoo first.

Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum
This is a super old product which I found lurking on one of my container. It's a product that you use after you shave your legs or under-arm area (or wherever area on your body) to avoid irritation and also to prolong the shaving results. Because this is a very old product so I think it's better to throw this away since it has changed color and turns gooey. Better safe than sorry. 
- Recommended? Yes, probably.
Note: I probably won't repurchase this for myself, and right now I don't have anything to replace this product with.

Makarizo Honey Dew Repair Mask
This hair mask contain royal jelly with moisture-balance that makes hair soft and elastic. It also said that it's good for reducing abnormal hair loss. I didn't used this properly (with a hot towel wrapped on the hair - as the instruction said). I just used this as a deep conditioner instead, leaving it on my hair for a little while without covering it before washing it out. The result is a really soft manageable hair with a sweet-smelling strands.
- Recommended? Yes, if you like hair mask.
Note: I personally don't like hair mask because they're a hassle for me to use, so I prefer a deep conditioner instead. For that I still have a sachet of L'Oreal Total Repair Deep Repairing Mask and also the Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Treatment to use.

Skin Aqua UV Mild Milk Face & Body
This is a great UV protection lotion with an SPF 25 PA++ that is suitable for everyday wear. I love any sunscreen product from Skin Aqua and I have tried four variants of them (none of them disappoint me). They work great for my combination skin and didn't feel greasy and did not leave a white cast too. It also absorbs quite fast and work well under makeup.
- Recommended? Yes
Note: I used this for my daily face moisturizer, and now to replace this I'm using a combination of my Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Gel with an added layer of Clarins UV+ HP11 SPF 40.

Hada Labo Mild Peeling AHA+BHA Face Wash
This was my first product from Hada Labo which was very popular back then and I don't find something special from this range. If I'm not mistaken this is for anti-aging care. It provides mild peeling for your face but I find that this is nothing special for me, that's why it took me so long to finish this little tiny tube.
- Recommended? No.
Note: This is my face wash that I put on my vanity in my parent's in law's house where I spent almost every weekend there. To replace this face wash I'm currently using my Clarins Daily Energizing Cleansing Gel.

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa Papaya Enzyme Body Scrub
One of my favorite local brand, this body scrub really scrubs off dirt and dead skin cells from my skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It's a gel-like formula with tiny exfoliator beads in it, so it feels soft and un-abrasive at all on the skin. Papaya is also known for it's skin brightening properties.
- Recommended? Yes.
Note: I would probably repurchase this at some point but right now I'm still trying to use up my Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Scrub and also my favorite Ovale Balinese Milk Scrub.

Orlane Anagenese 25 First-Time Fighting Care Eye Contour
Phew, that was a long name for a teeny tiny tube, LOL. A little bit goes a long way with this one, so this tiny tube lasted me a couple of months. I'm not sure whether or not it really worked for my eye area because I don't have many wrinkles yet (thank GOD). But so far, I felt nothing special with the application. No soothing feeling or tingly sensation or anything. Truthfully, it felt just so-so.
- Recommended? Not really.
Note: I probably won't buy the full size. I haven't found an eye care product that I really really love, but right now I'm still using my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye and C+M Voom Green Tea Eye Gel.

Artsistry Intensive Skin Renewing Peel (REVIEWED HERE)
I have several sachets of this skin renewing peel and this is the last sachet. My opinions remains the same. The last time it was on my Empties post was back in April, you can READ IT HERE
Note: Right now I don't have any chemical peeling product to replace this with.

Lioele Dr.Ampoule Pore Clean & Tightening (sachet)
I think this is some kind of a primer to cover the pores or to reduce the size of the pores, enabling makeup to go on smoothly on top of the skin. But this felt a bit sticky which is pretty annoying. It comes in a clear gel formula and it took a little time to be fully absorbed too. I don't think this is suitable for my normal-combination skin.
- Recommended? No.
Note: I won't be repurchasing this because I don't like sticky stuffs for my combination skin. I would still prefer a primer such as my trusted Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer.

Talika Lipocils Expert (REVIEWED HERE)
I should've thrown this away since a couple of months ago because I think this is already passed it's expiry time. I have reviewed this a few times here in my blog and my opinion remains the same. This really grow my lashes and made it thicker and longer. Genius stuff!
- Recommended? Yes.
Note: Because this is very pricey so I might not repurchase this in the future, but if you have the money then go on and buy this! Right now I'm trying out the OptiLash Serum from ApoT.Care (will be up for Review soon!).

Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Serum (sachet)
This has fast-acting cell active form to firm wrinkles and powerful osilift that tenses and smoothes skin. This plumping + Volumizing serum felt a bit tingly at first, which means that it's working. But I only get to use this one time as it is a small sachet. Application feels smooth on the skin and it's not sticky at all. And that's all I can say for this product ;p
Note: I can't say that this does work or not because I only tried it once, so I'm not sure whether or not I would buy the full size. Right now I'm still trying to use up my Lady Soma Renewal Serum.

Vivelle Collagen Face Mask (REVIEWED HERE)
This collagen face mask is my mom's favorite one. This mask is also infused with virgin coconut oil and olive oil for vitalizing and replenishing the skin, as well as bengkuang (Jícama) that is well-known for it's brightening properties. Vivelle is one of my favorite supermarket brand for face masks, it felt soothing and not too-dripping-wet which is very convenient for me.
- Recommended? Yes.
Note: This is probably my third buy of this sheet mask. I will def buy this again because it's affordable. Right now I'm trying to use up the rest of my sheet mask stash first. 

That's all for the first Empties of the year. I successfully finished 4 full size products ( and get rid of 1 full size product), 5 travel / deluxe sample size products, and 3 sachet samples = Total of 13 products. Not bad to open the year ;)

To see my previous December 2013 Empties (& Recap) post, CLICK HERE.

How about you? Do you still keep notes of your empties?

Hugs and Kissies,

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1 thoughts & comments

  1. I really do need a review for optilash by apot.care please do really soon :) Thankyou yuri!


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