November Empties

This month’s empties contain some makeup items, but I still think it’s a bit of a cheat. There is only 1 skin care item in this month’s post, and I have a feeling I won’t have any empties to post soon.


I’ve reviewed Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex here. It was sad to see it go because of the hefty price tag for repurchasing. Darn my skin and its expensive taste. Not doing my wallet any good.

I haven’t talked about this before, but Bobbi Brown makes a pretty good conditioning brush cleanser. This tube has been with me for 2 years and I’m only using it up now. You squeeze some of this clear liquid into a cup, fill in some water, swirl your dirty brushes in there, rinse them with clean water and voila! Clean brushes with really soft hair. It is good for brushes with natural hair, those you use for powder products. I’m afraid this isn’t strong enough for your foundation or concealer brushes.

The Eyeko Grafitti Eyeliner Pen was good while it lasted. I didn’t use it for a few months, and when I decided to use it again, it dried on me. Dry like a desert, but it’s been more than a year. It was good to know you!

The gold tube of Lunasol Treatment Mascara Base is good stuff. While it conditions lashes, it does great things to short fine Asian lashes. It adds volume and length, so any crappy mascara you use later does a magnificent job. However, it is rather pricey, so I’ll just look for a more affordable base. This stayed with me for about a year already, so it’s time to go.

The L’Oreal mascara has also outlived its life span. It’s been with me for more than 6 months already, so it’s time to go. It has dried up a little and I find I have to do a lot more to get it to work. I’m too lazy for that. Next please!

What have you used up this month?


xoxo Lily


  • Germs

    Hi Lily! I like the ANR too πŸ™‚ my rule of thumb – always buy from duty free cos it’s so expensive xD

    • Yes duty free. I’m flying in a couple of weeks so I’ll be sure to have a look! Yay for saving some $$ πŸ™‚

  • So Bobbi Brown has a brush cleanser? I need to buy that like NOW! I’m going to but the EL advanced Night Repair for my mom as a gift because yes, it’s awesome!

    • Yes, Bobbi Brown has a brush cleanser. A conditioning one too πŸ™‚

  • I dont know HOW you girls are always going through enough products to feature them in an “Empties” post–I’ve been saving mine for MONTHS and I only have 3 (face wash, eye makeup remover, and cream liner)!!! It’s insane!! πŸ˜›

    • WOW! You can use up a cream eyeliner? YOU are awesome πŸ™‚ Well, mine are expired mascaras so they don’t really count do they? I’m diligent in using my skincare. I just used up something else and on the way to finishing another something else, so that will be December. Muahahaha!!

  • Jennifer

    I can reasonate for ANR, into my second bottle now. Cannot really pinpoint the effect though some colleagues said my skin is brighter these days πŸ™‚ That could really be due to I don’t go out in the hot sun for lunch. One thing for sure, after following through a disciplined routine of cleanse, tone and moisturize (with serum before that), I no longer get those pesky red allergy patches on my face. Still thinking to get samples for Dior One Essential before I splurge πŸ™‚

    • Oh I went off the ANR and I could definitely tell the difference! Yes to One Essential! These are both my staples.

  • Hi Lily. I got a Eyeko pen in a birchbox and absolutely loved the way it applies, I thought I had something great on my hands, but I literally dried up a week later… No good πŸ™

    • Oh no! One week? Do you think the pen has been in storage for more than a year? That’s awful πŸ™ At least I got to enjoy mine for a few months