OCTOBER Empties10:36:00 PM
It's late but it's time for another empties post!
I've been giving myself a pat in the back because I'm proud to be able to finish a lot of products since 2 months ago. My Empties bin is always full of products lately so I've been very happy and satisfied with it.
It usually took longer time for me to finish a product because most of the time I'm just too lazy to routinely use all the beauty products I have on my vanity. But I've been diligently using them up for the past couple of months so it's quite exciting to see them go because truthfully it starts to get overwhelming here with stacks and stacks of products lying around everywhere ^o^
So anyway, last month I finished quite a lot of products which mostly are bodycare and skincare products. There are quite a few full size products that I finally finished last month aside from the usual travel and/or smaller size products.
So without further ado, here are my Empties for last month... This time I divide them up by product sizes in no particular order or categories, so I hope it's easy enough to read and see the products clearly. As usual, I will also include a mini review on each product and whether or not I would repurchase it again. Let's start!
Udderly Smooth Moisturizing Lotion
This is a super size body lotion which I got from a US company several years ago (yes, it's that old!). The bottle is so huge it took a really long time to finish. Overall, I love Udderly Smooth products because they cure dryness like nobody's business [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: I would repurchase this again based on the cute cow-prints alone (i love cow prints!), but it's not available here. If you have super duper dry skin that no lotion can heal, try Udderly Smooth!
Honeycat Cosmetics On The Prowl Peach Brandy Shower Gel
It has a really long name but it's basically a peach brandy scented shower gel in a cute packaging. This is also a product that's been sitting too long in my shower so I'm glad I finally finished this off (with the help of my husband ;p). It has thick texture so a little goes a long way. Check out Honeycat Cosmetics if you like cute things.
NOTE: To replace this I'm back to using my Etude House Sweet Appleade Body Wash.
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
My HG hair product! I love the formula that absorbs quickly and doesn't weigh my hair down. Love the way it makes my blow-drying time much shorter and love how it volumizes my hair. My strands feels light and airy all day.
NOTE: I already stock it up! I highly recommended this if you're looking for heat protective spray for your hair.
ROC Extra Comfort Cleansing Water
This is my number two micellar water solution after Bioderma. This cleanse off beautifully and lift off those makeup, dirt and oil off my face. Although I still prefer Bioderma's texture and power in lifting makeup but I'd say this ROC one comes very close. It's also fairly cheaper than Bioderma ^o^
NOTE: I got this from my Strawberrynet haul but right now it's not available on the website. Hopefully it's available again soon. As replacement I'm now trying on the Bioderma Sebium.
Udderly Smooth Udder Cream
Another Udderly Smooth product and another big love! This one is lightly scented and it's as good as the moisturizing lotion above. There's no Udderly Smooth product that I didn't like [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: To replace this right now I'm using Nivea UV Extra Whitening Body Lotion.
Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray
This is my first dry shampoo and I really really like it. It has no visible color and it absorbs quickly and bring my hair back to life in just several minutes!
NOTE: I would def repurchase this but I also want to try other brand such as the popular Batiste.
Belia Earth Fantasy Mist Cologne
I bought this when I was staying over and forgot to bring any fragrance, so I bought it from nearby store. Hubby picked the scent for me but I like it too although secretly I kinda like the other one ;p
NOTE: I've been using this so that I can finish it off and use something else. I'm now back to using my Etude House Shinee Ms.Bloom Perfume Mist which has super cute ballet princess packaging ;)
L'Occitane Purifying Rice Toner
This is a discontinued product from L'Occitane and that's the reason why I held on to it for a long time because once it's empty I couldn't repurchase it :( It's one of my favorite toner ever because it cleans my oily face thoroughly even picking up lots of dirt and makeup left from previous cleansing.
NOTE: I'm so sad that this is discontinued, I would have repurchase it.
Made From Earth Rosehip + Hibiscus Organic Face Serum
I got this from one of my sponsored blog project a couple years ago and I quite like the result it gives my skin aside from the heavy texture that feels a little bit sticky on the skin [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: It's not locally available here so to replace this serum I'm now using Hakubi White C Gel that I recently got from Nihonmart.
The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleanse Gel
This is my only hand-bac that's not from Bath & Body Works (BBW) ;p. The bottle is bigger than BBW and it's kinda hard to squeeze especially when it's getting empty. The scent is quite fresh but when it starts to get empty I can smell the alcohol in it [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: I'm not sure whether or not to repurchase because I'm curious to try other scents but I hate the bottle and the alcohol scent that comes out when it starts to get empty. Anyway, to replace this I'm using BBW Paris Amour pocket bac.
Etude House Dress Room Sweet Look Body Wash and Body Lotion
These are my body wash and body lotion set for travels and stay-overs. I love the cute pink packaging and I'm thinking of not throwing the packaging away and putting them in the dressing room for decor instead ;p Anyway, this smells exactly like Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction which is too sweetly sweet for me [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: I think they're unavailable now because Etude House change their products so quickly. Right now I use Cath Kidston Honeysuckle Body Wash & Body Lotion travel set as replacements.
Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle
This is an exfoliator that can double up as a mask. It's meant for oily skin and promise to bring back that healthy bright tone on your face. I think I'm allergic to one of the ingredients here because it burns a little bit on my skin so I never use it as face mask [REVIEWED HERE].
NOTE: To replace this face scrub / face mask duo I have another similar product which is The Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.
LUX Velvet Touch Body Wash
It's a teeny tiny bottle that I sometimes use for traveling. This smells really nice and quite refreshing at the same time.
NOTE: I won't mind repurchasing the big size bottle because this one smells really nice, but I already have a stack full of LUX shower gels on my stash.
Orlane Absolute Recovery Cleansing Serum Eyes
It's an eye makeup remover infused with some skin recovery formula, so it is an eye serum as well as eye makeup remover in one. It's a no-go for me. The texture is weird because it's thick and gooey but it's very runny so it's kinda hard to use. I also think it only works on removing light eyeshadow but useless for eyeliner or mascara.
NOTE: Def not gonna purchase this and I also won't recommend it either. Eye makeup remover and eye serum should be two separate different things ^o^
Lioele Perfect Soothing Essence Mask
It says the mask would help with skin metabolism and blood circulation as well as help rejuvenates the skin. I kinda like this mask because it has a very cooling effect which also calms my skin down. It's perfect to use after a deep clean mask to help cools down the skin.
NOTE: I will do a more detailed review soon of both of these Lioele face masks.
Lioele 3D Lifting Mask
This one has a weird shape unlike any other face masks I've tried before, but it seems to fit all surface of my face down to the neck! The sheet is super wet but it's not drippy, it has a cooling effect but it's not as cooling as the Perfect Soothing Mask above.
NOTE: Same as above, will do a detailed review soon!
Overall, I was able to emptied 11 full size products (including 2 sheet masks), and 6 travel size items. A total of 17 products last month, yay!
I guess I'll see you on my next Empties post!
If you want to see my previous Empties post, Click here.
Hugs and Kissies,