February Empties

Another month, a few more things gone…. and this time, they’re mostly skincare.


feb13 empties

Ever since I used up my Estee Lauder ANR serum, I replaced it with Antipodes Hosanna. In the picture here, I peeled off the label because I wanted to know how much was left. This serum has been keeping my face hydrated, but it didn’t wow me enough to garner a repurchase. I am using something from Aesop in place of this. Antipodes’ Manuka Honey mask is pretty good, but I also want to try another hydrating mask from Dermalogica. I haven’t bought that yet, so we’ll see. I’ve run out of my hydrating stuff, since the Clinique Moisture Surge is also gone. I have to get something soon.

I use toner daily, and when I ran out of my Dior one, I’ve been using this Laneige face mist instead. It’s OK, but I think it’s better as what it is. Just a face mist. The Estee Lauder Hydrationist moisturizer shown above is a deluxe sample, and I’m still using the full sized one. I’m already half way through. I have yet to write a review on this, so you’ll be seeing it soon šŸ™‚

Last but not least, I finally used up my Silky Girl nail polish remover. It is affordable and gets the job done. I’m not too fussed about this. I have since bought a Sally Hansen one. The little gold nugget you see there is thrown in for decorative measure, by my visual director, Little Miss Ashlyn. Yeah, my 3-year-old decided to add some bling in this picture šŸ˜›

As usual, please share your empties with me! It’s a good habit to use up stuff. Otherwise, money spent feels like a waste! Can’t say the same for makeup, but I’m slowly (and surely) changing my habit šŸ™‚


xoxo Lily



  • Jan S

    Usually my only empties are cleansing oil, bath and shampoo! Occasionally a powder foundation or two. But I did recently use up a clarins white plus velvet emulsion. Loved it and will soon replace with the SPF 20 version!

    • Ah yes, hair and body wash products are easy to use up too šŸ™‚ I have yet to use up a powder foundation though!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Nice empties Lily! Ever have a bottle of shampoo that you want to use up and it JUST WON’T DIE? Haha yeah-that’s me right now. I want to use a new one, but not until I finish that one up!

    • HAHA! I have a lot of things that just won’t die, like that little bit of brow pencil left… ugh!

  • I`m so impressed that you can finish things this quickly. Ive just purchased this Antipodes mask — used it for the first time a couple days ago, I think I really like it! Can`t quite decide if its hydrating enough to leave on all night though.

    • I don’t leave on the Antipodes mask the whole night. I just apply it for 15 mins and wash it off. I find that it’s good enough for me šŸ™‚ I slept with my Dior One Essential mask on last night. Bad idea. Hahahaha!

      • Oy, what happened? I once took a nap in the Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask and my face was red for SO long.

        • Hhmmm… maybe you put it on longer than recommended? Or maybe the mask is just not for you?

  • Good for using up and replacing items with backups that you already have! I’m doing that, too, gauging what really needs to be repurchased and what doesn’t. Such a relief!

    • It’s a great practice, for sure. Why can’t I do that with makeup?

  • I want to try that Manuka Honey mask SO bad!! I am such a fan of using honey in my skincare/body products and especially love the idea of using manuka honey–it really is an amazing ingredient!

    • This one is not too bad. It doesn’t smell anything like Manuka Honey though. haha!

  • I I would love to try the Manuka Honey mask, I actually went to go pick up some Manuka honey to use in homemade masks and I couldn’t believe the price if it! I have nothing used up this month, but skin care is something I absolutely use up before a repurchase, well beside masks šŸ™‚

    • I only have one mask left in my cupboard (Dior One Essential, which is excellent, by the way). The horror! I usually have a few, for different conditions. I have to get my act together, and get my hydrating mask asap. I think that one’s the most important.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Some nice products you got (or I guess HAD) there šŸ™‚

    • Haha, thanks!