I haven't done an Empties post for a little while, so here we go again... !
I found that I have finished quite a few products these past few weeks and here are some of the products that I finally able to finished up during July to mid August:
I decided to continue this Empties series because I actually find it useful. I can look back to my old Empties posts to see which products that I love and which ones I loathed. So this is basically some kind of a personal note for myself, but I also hope that this series can also somehow help you based on the mini reviews that I put on each of the empty products listed.
Okay, so this time I've finished some full size products as well as samples and a couple of travel size items. I'm gonna separate them into categories such as Face products, Hair products, and so on..
First up is some Face Products. I finished three full size products and a couple of sample sachets:
Jean Pierre Cosmetics Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Pads with Microbeads
I just reviewed this earlier and I loved it. It's like a face towellettes to clean your face but in the form of little round pads. On one side it has regular soft cotton surface, but on the other side it has textured surface that acts as exfoliating pads. You can read my full review HERE to see the details.
Repurchased? I would love to repurchase it but it's not available locally. Right now I'm back to using my trusted Shikada Facial Cleansing Wipes.
Lady Soma Renewal Serum
I finally able to finished this up because I had this bottle for a long time. I actually like this serum because I think it really shows some good result on my skin. This serum contains advanced cellular renewal and collagen enhancement which I think have successfully made my skin feels and looks healthier. (reviewed HERE)
Repurchased? Again, this is not available locally. Right now I'm on my last leg of my V10 Plus Collagen Serum.
Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On
OMG I had this thing for so long in my drawer and I think it didn't serve it's purpose anymore. I just used this for the cooling effect on my skin because it has a steel roll-on tip. Other than the cooling sensation I think this product is pretty useless ;p
Recommended? NoRepurchased? Nope, and right now I haven't bought anything new to replace this with. Any suggestion for similar product?
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate (3 sachets)
I got these samples from the Lancome counter in PIM 2 and I think it needs more than just 3 sample sachets to actually see the difference in my skin because I couldn't see any noticeable difference when I used these up. I do feel that this serum is comforting for the skin and it absorbs quite fast too so it didn't leave any sticky residue.
Recommended? Not sureRepurchased? Maybe in the future, who knows? I think Lancome skincare products are quite good.
TonyMoly Floria Whitening Capsule Essence (sachet)
Another sachet sample that I tried was this serum from a Korean brand called Tony Moly. I think this really gave me a brighter looking skin if I use this before makeup, but I'm not really sure whether to repurchase this because I only got one use out of this tiny sachet.
Recommended? Not sureRepurchased? Not sure.
Now let's move on to Hair Products. I finished only two hair products this time and yes, it's another shampoo bottle ;p
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hydro Collagen Shampoo
This shampoo has liquid keratin as well as collagen and hyaluronan in it. The bottle said that it can help repairs hair damage and refills gaps in the hair cuticle. It also claim to give intensive moisture and restore balance for softer, shinier hair. Well, it didn't do anything miraculous to my hair. It weigh my hair down and making it flat, and it gets greasy easily too. Def not for me.
Repurchased? No. To replace this I'm currently using Tresemme Scalp Care Shampoo.
Makarizo Advisor Hair Repair
You might have seen it quite often in my Empties post because this is one of my go-to hair conditioner in the shower. This contains phytantriol and pro vitamin B5 which I find very good for my hair. It makes my hair light and bouncy, easy to style, and it smells good too. I love it.
Repurchased? Yes, but right now I'm trying on a new hair conditioner which is Herbal Essences Touchable Moisture Rinse-Off Treatment.
Next up is Make Up & Body Care empties. Because I only finished one makeup item so I compiled it together with body care items instead:
Rosary Polish Remover
This is actually very blah. It dries up to thin air even when I already put the lid on very tightly, and it doesn't remove nail polish effectively. There's nothing really special about this polish remover.
Repurchased? No. To replace this I bought a new Revlon Extra Moisturizing Nail Enamel Remover.
Bath & Body Works Anti Bac Hand Gel in Candy Cane Bliss
I love BBW Pocket Bac Hand Gel because I'm a germ-phobe so I bring them and use them everywhere. Candy Cane Bliss is one of my favorite BBW scent because it's fresh and minty. I always love BBW christmas collection ;)
Repurchased? Definitely. Right now I'm replacing this with my BBW Paris Amour Pocket Bac Hand Gel which is also one of my favorite :)
NYX The Curve Eyeliner
The only makeup product I finished currently is this NYX eyeliner called The Curve. I like this eyeliner because I think it's easier to use, especially in creating winged eyeliner. I also love the texture and consistency of the liner which is pretty much stayed put for hours. Plus it's not that hard to clean at the end of the day. Read the full review HERE.
Repurchased? Probably yes, but I still have lots of eyeliners in my drawer. I haven't replaced this with anything because I'm still trying to use up my Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner.
And last but not least, Fragrance empties:
The Body Shop Neroli Jasmin Eau de Toilette
I can't remember the last time I finished a perfume because I have several perfumes which I use alternately every day so it seems that they won't be finished any time soon. This is is one of my oldest one, I had it since several years ago and it was part of a gift set that my husband bought for me. The scent is pretty nice and fresh, very fruity floral. It's just not really my type of scent although I can see that lots of women would love it.
Recommended? Yes, if you like this type of scent.
Repurchased? Not for me. I didn't bought anything to replace this because I still have many perfumes. Right now my favorite is Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum.
Kenzo Flower In The Air (sample)
I think this is much better than the original Kenzo Flower perfume. I fell in love with this perfume because it smells sweet and feminine yet it's not overly floral. I'm not really a fan of strong floral fragrance and this one is like a more subdued scent of florals. It has musk as the base which is probably the reason why I love it.
Recommended? Yes, if you like this type of scent.Repurchased? Yes. Maybe in the future I'd buy this. But for now I still have many perfumes to finished first.
That's it for my current Empties post. I actually finished up a total of 9 full size products, 1 sample vial, and a few sample sachets this time.
If you want to also check out my previous Empties post, click HERE.
Hugs and Kissies,
, by Yuri