[2022] Empties / Currently Finished Products

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Wow, I just checked and the last time I wrote an Empties post was in April of 2020 ! Phew, it's been a loooong time since that. I think it was before or around the pandemic spread, and I wasn't active on this blog at all since the pandemic happened, hence the many lack of posts here including my regular Empties post.

But I did sometimes remember to set aside some finished products to my Empties bin so I can post about it later, but other times I forgot and just throw away the empties. So what you will see here in this post is just a fraction of my finished products during the last few months. I didn't save all of the finished products but here are some of them that I managed to salvaged :

S H O W E R  P R O D U C T S :

Meyer & Bachman Green Tea with Mint Hand Wash
If you're my old follower you might probably know by now that I LOVE fancy handsoaps, LOL :) It's because I'm a germ-phobic and I have this weird thing where I don't like my hands to feel dirty or oily or dusty. I just want my hands to be clean and dry at all times. So that's why I wash my hands very frequently, sometimes I can wash my hands more than 10 times in a day, so that's why I love using fancy soaps because I enjoy washing my hands hehe. Aaanyway, this one is definitely a fave. Love the pretty packaging, and the formula is soft and didn't dry my skin out. Oh and it smells like a fresh mint tea!
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Klei Handsoap in Golden Lemon

Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Energizing Bath & Shower Gel
Aside from fancy handsoaps I also love fancy body wash (😁). I always consider my shower time as my "me-time", where I'd like to enjoy my shower routine. And that's why I love using fancy products in my bathroom, because I wanted to recreate that spa feeling every time I shower. This was my first time trying out Yves Rocher Shower Gels and I liked it so much. I like the formula, the scent, the packaging, how it feels on my skin, all of it! They often have sales too so they are pretty much affordable :)
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Scarlett Brightening Shower Gel in Coffee

Love, Beauty, and Planet Tropical Refresh Body Wash
Another body wash I finished, this one is infused with Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang aroma. It smells wonderfully cozy! It's sweet yet invigorating, and it refreshes my mind and body. I really love the scent of this one, and I love their packaging too. 
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Love, Beauty and Planet Majestic Glow Body Wash

Love, Beauty, and Planet Radical Refresher Shampoo
With Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver aroma, this one also smells good but too bad the formula doesn't go well with my hair condition. I always have problems finding the right shampoo, and unfortunately this tea tree oil formula makes my hair feel greasy and oily.
> Would I Repurchase ? No
> Current Replacement : Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Shampoo

S K I N C A R E  P R O D U C T S :

Scarlett Acne Serum
I usually only have acne when it's that time of the month, but other than that I don't really have acnes except for some comedones. Sometimes my skin breaks out and there's clogged pores / comedones especially in my forehead area, so I used this acne serum for the breakouts, and it really helped. I have reviewed this serum in detail, you can read it here : Scarlett Acne Serum.
> Would I Repurchase ? Probably Yes, But I just don't need any acne serum right now.
> Current Replacement : None.

Scarlett Brightly Ever After Serum
I think this is my 2nd bottle of the Brightly Ever After Serum by the local brand Scarlett. I really like Scarlett products and I used them routinely. I love using this brightening serum for additional glow on my skin and it helps brightens the complexion too. 
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes, I have another bottle in stock :)
> Current Replacement : Glowsophy Pineapple Triple C Serum (reviewed here)

Scarlett Glowtening Serum
I was surprised that I finished this rather quickly. I didn't realize that I must have used it a lot almost everyday so it got emptied really fast. I must have liked this so much then :)
I have a more detailed review here in this post if you would like to know more : Scarlett Glowtening Serum.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes, I have another bottle in stock 
> Current Replacement : Charis Glow+ Serum (reviewed here)

Deciem The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%
This was the only actives that I used for the last few months. I basically would prefer using BHA instead of AHA as my main actives as my skin reacts better to BHA than AHA, but I still use this as my light acid treatment because I don't have any other option for actives in my skincare wardrobe right now. I have done a full review some times ago for this product, you can read it here : Deciem The Ordinary.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : None. Haven't bought new actives/acids yet

Celebon Red Ginseng Face Mask
This is a mild and refining mask with red ginseng extracts and collagen essence. This was just okay. It felt comfortable enough on my face without any dripping. Great for tired skin.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes

SNP Diamond Brightening Ampoule Mask
This is a brightening mask with Sodium Hyaluronate and Diamond Powder to help brightens the skin's appearance. It does help brightens my dull skin after using it, and it also gave extra moisture for my skin.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes 

Patyka Repair Night Serum (sample size)
This was my first time trying Patyka and this repair night serum was meant for firmness and wrinkle treatment. It was too oily for my skin. It probably would be great for dry skin, but for my combination skin it was too thick and too heavy. 
> Would I Purchase The Full Size ? No
> Current Replacement : Blithe Gold Apricot Pressed Serum

Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace Perfume
This is a sample vial of "By The Fireplace", one of Maison Margiela Replica's most famous perfume. I was amazed by how real the scent was. It literally smells like woods on fire. I thought the scent was genius because it smells exactly the same like the real thing, but I'm just not sure if I want to smell like a campfire ;)
> Would I Purchase The Full Size ? No

B O D Y C A R E  P R O D U C T S 

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
I had this for a really long time and almost never wore it so I think it's time to say goodbye to this one because I think it has gone past its expiry date by now. The reason why I rarely used it was because it is a body butter - which tends to be more thick and more oily in formula compared to body lotion. I could never use body butter because they are just too rich for my oily body skin, but I love the Moringa scent so I kept holding on to it. Then apparently, I just never used it, so this still has product left inside but I'm throwing it anyway.
> Would I Repurchase ? No
> Current Replacement : Still trying to use up my Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Body Lotion

Dr Soap Fabric Mist
I accidentally put this in the bodycare products pile and shoot them together without realizing that this is actually a fabric mist that I used to spray my bed and linens, so it's definitely not a bodycare product but please bear with me 😬 Anyway, ever since the pandemic happened I was a little bit obsessed with linen sprays, and this was one of my fave for bed linen sprays. As I have mentioned many times in this blog I love Dr Soaps products and this one is no exception. The scent was Urban Shee no.10, it smells a little bit medicinal but cozy. It eliminates odor and kill germs on any fabrics, so I used it to spray my clothes (let's say if I only went out for a while and wanted to re-wear the clothes again some other day), for my bed, sofa, as well as my towels and handbags too :)
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Heaven Scent Good Girl Linen Spray

Tansan Sparkling Gelee (sample size)
I got this from the Japanese salon Shunji Matsuo at Kemang Village after I went there for a haircut. And I've been saving this tiny little tube for special occasions only. This has been my go-to hair product if I have special events and wants my hair to feel and look amazing. I used it after I wash my hair and it would give the most beautiful texture to my hair. My hair would feel light, bouncy, and easy to style after using this. I want to try to search for a full size product of this :)
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes, still on the hunt for the full size product 
> Current Replacement : Still trying to use up my Furatasse Scalp Lotion, so no new replacement

L'Occitane Verbena Hand Cream (travel size)
I bring this around in my makeup bag inside my everyday bag, so whenever I feel my hands dry I can easily grab this and put it on. I really love the formula of this one, it doesn't feel thick at all, doesn't leave any oily residue, and it absorbs quite fast to my skin. Also, I really love the scent of L'occitane Verbena.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Still trying to use up my Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy

M A K E U P  P R O D U C T S 

Laneige BB Cushion
One of my fave cushion this Laneige one was actually my second purchase. I used shade 23 Sand Beige and I found that the shade fits my warm skin tone perfectly. I can use this for daily makeup base but I can also build the layer up for more coverage if I want to. I also love the simple but sturdy packaging :)
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Luxcrime Skin Luminuous Cushion in Cashew

Maybelline Express Turbo Boost Mascara
One of my fave mascara from Maybelline, I have repurchase this two times already because I liked it a lot. It delivers black thick volumized lashes - which I loved :) It is waterproof too!
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter
This is another one that I didn't realize that I probably used this a lot, because apparently I finished it in no time. I do remember that I only solely use this as my main highlighter at the time. Because it's so easy to use, and it's not too shiny so it's just perfect for an everyday highlighter.
> Would I Repurchase ? Yes
> Current Replacement : Still using up my Guerlain Meteorites in Teinte Beige 02

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer (travel size)
I rarely used an eyelid primer nowadays because I rarely used eyeshadows anymore, especially ever since the pandemic happened. Thankfully this was the only lid primer I have in my drawer right now and it was only a travel size so I finished it rather quickly too :) Formula-wise it is good enough for your daily eye makeup.
> Would I Repurchase ? No 
> Current Replacement : Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Jordana Cream Blush in 05 Tender Mauve
This still have about 3/4 of the product left but I want to throw this away because this is so old. I also rarely used this because the color wasn't right for my skin tone. I got this as a freebie when I purchased something so I couldn't choose the color. But I did used this as a bronzer a couple times though so this wasn't a total waste of product.
> Would I Repurchase ? No
> Current Replacement : Still trying to use up my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (as a bronzer)

Maybelline Color Show Crayon in Gold
This is a gold colored eyeliner and it has gone dry / the color isn't putting out anymore, it stopped working probably because the product inside dried up. I got this as a gift from Maybelline and I did used this a few times before so this wasn't a total waste of product too.
> Would I Repurchase ? Probably Yes, if it's still available when I need a gold eyeliner
> Current Replacement : NYX Eye Pencil in Karat - which has similar gold color 

Makeup For Ever Aqua Shadow in 26 E
I also got this as a gift from one of Makeup For Ever event I attended a long time ago (oh how I missed going to events), and I did used this crayon eyeshadow several times as a solo eyeshadow on the eyelid. It also has dried up now so I can't use it anymore.
> Would I Repurchase ? I don't know, probably
> Current Replacement : Still using up my other eyeshadow singles, so no new replacement

Sleek The Original Divine Makeup Palette 
This used to be one of my favorite palette for daily wear back in the day. As you can see from the picture above I had a few of the shades gone from the palette (I broke a few of them and used up the rest). I decided to just throw this away because I don't really use this anymore because the colors left are not what I would wear on a daily basis and I know I would never reach for this palette in the future because I have already used up all of my fave shades from the palette. The mirror inside also already broken.
> Would I Repurchase ? Not now
> Current Replacement : I still have my MUA Glamour Days Eyeshadow Palette, so no new replacement

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Lip Balm
I used lip balms almost everyday and this one is just okay. Although I really like the packaging but for me the formulation is just so-so. I have tried other brands with better formula than this L'occitane Ultra Rich Lip Balms.
> Would I Repurchase ? Probably No
> Current Replacement : Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

All Expired Lipstick & Lipsticks I don't used anymore (not all of them pictured)
I recently decluttered all the lip products in my collection and I have gotten rid of some lip products that were too old the formula just doesn't feel the same anymore (which I forgot to take pictures before throwing them away), and I also have re-homed a few lipsticks such as my Shu Uemura nude one, my Mac brown lipstick, The Balm, and a couple of Maybelline ones to my family. The ones in the picture above (the two Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and a lip gloss that I got from a sponsor a long time ago) are just some examples of what I have gotten rid off from my vanity. I think in total there were about 7 lipsticks that I gave to my family and a couple others that I threw to the bin.

And that's all of my Empties for today !

Phew, I forgot that Empties post took so long to create because it took time to write all the short reviews in one post, especially if the products are too many (^o^). But anyway, I am happy with the amount of products that I managed to empty for the past few months. It includes : 22 full size products, 2 sheet masks, and 5 sample size products! = A total of 29 products (not to forget some lipsticks that I re-homed).

Wow, 22 full size products is a personal record I think, LOL. I'm glad that I finally made this post so now I can actually recycle these empty bottles and packagings and threw away the rest of them that cannot be recycled. 

See ya on my next Empties post !

Hugs n Kissies,

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