January Empties

Empties time! I’m thinking of replacing this with a monthly favourites post, a hit or miss, or what’s in my bag, based on all the suggestions I received earlier. Furthermore, while I’ve been thriving at using up stuff, I doubt I can continue every single month. We’ll see. This month, I used up a little bit of everything. They are…

January Empties


Biore Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips is one of my new favourites. It takes off stubborn eye makeup (read waterproof, smudge proof, long wearing stuff) with ease. I like to wet a cotton pad then press it over my eye for about 10 seconds before wiping off the makeup VERY gently. I have seen some of my friends remove makeup, and they scare me. Our eye area is very delicate, so we need to be extra careful.

Dior Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion in Fresh¬†is quite expensive for a toner, and I have found a more affordable replacement in Lancome. However, this one from Dior does a great job in removing remaining residue from cleansing, and I find that it keeps my skin bright. I’ve read mixed reviews about toners, whether or not we really need them, and I have to say it depends on your skin type. My skin loves that extra bit of Tender Loving Care, so I don’t skip this step. I have tried giving it a miss, and trust me, after about 2 months, my skin looked dull.

MAC Brush Cleanser is not really one of my favourite brush cleansers. *don’t hit me* I’m having better luck with Barbara Hoffman cleansing soap but it’s a little dry for natural bristles. For that, I am thinking of replenishing my Bobbi Brown one. I’m using baby shampoo at the moment, and I don’t care what others say, it is just NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Eyes, my staple for my eyes. I’ve used up more than 3 of these and I thought it might be time to change. When I was younger, my mom told me to be consistent with skincare because even though I might not see the effects then, I’d thank her when I’m older. I have to say it is especially true for my eye area. There are some fine lines popping up, but when compared to my peers, friends of the same age, I have less lines. Some ask me what I do, and my answer is “I started young”.

MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist¬†has to be my favourite shade of the lot. Even though I haven’t used it up, it’s time to say goodbye. The cream eye shadow has dried up to the point of no return. I used to watch some videos on how to revive these paint pots, but I have to accept that our relationship has reached the point of no return. Adios. It was good while it lasted.


There you go. My 5 for this month. YOUR TURN!


xoxo Lily