Last Empties for 2013

It’s that time again. The time to declare that I use up as much as I buy. OK, who am I kidding? It’s the time to say, hey I used up these things, so I really don’t have that bad an addiction!




As usual, most are skincare and I have reviewed them before. One is the Guerlain moisturizer which I really liked, another moisturizer from Estee Lauder and the few samples of the Murad serum. Β There is also a sample of the Dior Capture Totale serum that I used up. This is something that I will definitely purchase, after I use up the serums I have at the moment. It makes my skin feel and LOOK more refined but the price sucks everything out of my wallet πŸ™

I have also been using the Biore makeup remover wipes a lot lately, because I prefer to remove my makeup before I workout – and I workout after work. Have you seen some women going to the gym or a workout class with a full face of makeup, black liners and even smokey eyes? I don’t know what to think of that >_<

The Peter Thomas Roth powder mineral sunscreen was really nice to have, but after a while, the brush really got to me. It felt too scratchy, and I couldn’t seem to get the powder out (so I could use my own brush), so this is a toss. Sad, really, because the thought of reapplying sunscreen throughout the day made me so happy!

Mascaras. Do not hoard mascaras. They are not for you to hoard because it’s like a race against time, and a race against their dry out time. I have much love for this Lancome Doll Eyes mascara and used it well. However, the Dior rotating mascara dried out before I could really use it, and the sample from Estee Lauder was probably dry when I received it. Out of my drawer and into the bin they go. The same goes to my favourite gel liner from Bobbi Brown. It still worked well, but it’s been in my stash for more than 2 years and I don’t feel comfortable using it even though it didn’t smell off or give my eyes allergic reactions.

Last but not least, the Shu Uemura UV Base Mousse. I got that before I started the blog, so that’s nearly 3 years old. When it comes to base products, I only keep them for a maximum of 3 years. The “what ifs” always creep me out.

It breaks my heart to toss out makeup, so I’m doing it slowly. Have you tossed out or used up anything lately?


xoxo Lily


  • liyeun

    Wow u finish up that Time Zone moisturizer clean and clear from the bottle! Amazing…. i always left some (ring shape) at the bottom of my moisturizers. Hehehe. anyway Happy New Year to you and your family! Cant wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

    • Lily

      LOL yes, it was a very tricky situation trying to get most of the moisturizer out πŸ™‚ Happy New Year Liyuen! 2014 will be great!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Why does skincare we love have to cost so much? πŸ˜› Sigh! That’s where I’ll be spending most of my money from now on! Which means less makeup to throw out haha!

    • Lily

      I know right? Wait… the question should be – why does my skin like expensive skincare so much? LOL LOL!

  • Victoria

    I just finished the same Estee Lauder moisturiser on Sunday. LOL. I
    bought it after reading Tine and your reviews. Would not be repurchasing
    it because at RM285, it is one of the most expensive moisturisers in
    the market. It was good on my skin though but nothing spectacular. But
    it did last me a good 9 months which is pretty amazing for a
    moisturiser. I think it lasted so long because I might have used too
    little of it during the day time and only increased the amount over the
    last 2 months πŸ™‚ Have now move on to Origins Make A Difference Plus +
    Rejuvenating Treatment and quite liking it.

    • Lily

      Hi Victoria. I’ve moved on as well. I’m trying Pai at the moment, and at night, I use the Bobbi Brown Extra moisturizer I reviewed recently. It keeps my skin well hydrated the whole night – I sleep in air conditioned room πŸ™‚ I read good things about this Origins one too. Might give it a try one day!

  • Am about to do some major spring cleaning and throwing out of stuff. Going to love it! haha Happy New Year!

    • Lily

      Happy 2014 Paris. May 2014 bring you whatever you want πŸ˜€

  • I toss out things if they start to suck or if I know I’ll never use them, lol. No looking back!

    • Lily

      I wish I could do that!! I’d throw it in the bin and I’ll be staring at them (in the bin) for a while before I let them go >_<

  • it breaks my heart to toss makeup too. so i just keep it haha

    • Lily

      HAHAHAHA breaks my heart, but I still toss it. Difficult, but had to be done!

  • I actually like tossing things out after I’ve had them for a while, otherwise I get too worried about hygiene!

    • Lily

      Hey Kirti, I’m not worried much about hygiene issue since I’m the only person who touches my makeup… but I do worry a little about what old makeup would do to my skin – especially creams and liquids!

  • Hurrah for empties, Lily! I do toss things out as well. I try to hold on to products that don’t work for me for a while and see if any friend wants to try it, but if it’s really bad then in the bin it goes! Happy new year to you and your family! xx

    • Lily

      Yes, a little spring cleaning before the New Year. Happy New Year Sunny!!

  • I just finished another Nars Pro Prime and Chanel Concealer and replaced them with news. I have so many mascaras which have dried out in the past, one should really get them one at a time and use up as quickly as possible.

    • Lily

      Ah yes, I have to agree about the mascaras. Darn my hoarding habit. LOL!

  • Bella

    Oh I agree about the gym and makeup thing!! I have hit pan on my Nars Radiant Creamy Compact Foundation, which excited me no end. It’s not finished yet though. I’m about to finish my La Mer the Moisturizing Soft Cream, so that’ll be a rib out of my body. And I’m running low on my Nars Pro-Prime, those really don’t last. Further more some shower gel, Moroccanoil Treatment Light and my trusty Dove Original formula roll on deodorant, of which I have about 10 backups.

    • Lily

      Hey Bella. Talking about La Mer, I tried their La Creme a few years ago, and somehow or rather, I couldn’t see much difference. I would like to give it another go, but it’s really really costly! LOL πŸ™‚

  • Ha ha! If I go to the gym straight after work, I have on whatever makeup I wore to work that day! Face wipes always make me break out and I just can’t get down with the idea of bringing facial cleanser with me to work and doing a full wash in the ladies room. So I am that fool at the gym wearing makeup on week days unless I go home first and remove it! Sigh. J’adore empties posts! There’s something so intriguing to me about what people used up! It’s like a fun bonanza! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh no you don’t! And all makeup wipes break you out? That kinda sucks… you know, I’m that annoying fussy git who will bring the cleanser to work. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Liz

    I got rid of a lot of old stuff I had been hanging on to and it felt good to unload. Sad that I let a sample of Lancome Hypnose Star go to waste, ugh! I have a Shu base too and it’s at the two year mark. I’ll take your cue and give it one more, lol.

    • Lily

      Hey Liz… I think this getting rid of stuff reminds me that I really can’t finish all my bases and I have to stop buying foundations until I finish all of them. Yup, I’ll stick to that this year!