Empties and Final Thoughts

This is the last empties post for the year. When I was pregnant for a good part of the year, I decided to bust out my skincare samples and use them up. I also got a little ruthless and got rid of a few older makeup items. As I’ve done with the previous empties post, I’ll give you my final thoughts of these products (mostly already reviewed) to see if my views have changed. And also to discover whether or not I’d repurchase any of them 🙂


hair and body


L’occitane Supple Skin Oil – used up this one rubbing my belly. LOL! Kept my skin moisturized and itch free during pregnancy. I’m using Clarins anti stretch mark cream now, and I think I prefer this oil. Will repurchase.

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo – yes, still as awesome, will repurchase.

Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream – Used this up too fast! Too pricey for just a month of nightly use. Even though I saw huge improvement on my feet’s condition, I can’t justify the price tag. Will not repurchase.

Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream – already repurchased.


skincare fullsize


Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask – this is my 3rd tube. Will repurchase

Estee Lauder ANR – for face, already repurchased. My staple! For eyes (the serum), I’m not too sure. Maybe!

Estee Lauder Nutritious cleanser – it’s a good foam cleanser which multi tasks. I always like to try different cleansers though, so I’m not repurchasing this not because it’s not good, but because I wander…

La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum – it’s a press sample and it really did its job! Now, if I had a job, I would repurchase… but I’m unemployed now

Lancome Bi-Facil – I always repurchase this sooner or later

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV – It works and it’s cheap. What’s not to like? Will repurchase

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti Ageing Creme – I went through this so fast! I used it day and night and the whole tub was gone in like 3 months. It was good while it lasted. Won’t repurchase for the moment because I have a few moisturizers to go through.


skincare samples


Now for skincare samples.

Murad Resurgence Hydrating Toner – I really like this one. My skin feels smoother and softer. Will purchase the full size item.

Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion – (GWP) not the first time I used this. I like it, but darn pricey!

Diorsnow Anti-Spot Cream – (GWP) I love the Diorsnow skincare line. Made my spots go away. But at the moment, my concern is not about spots or pigmentation. I want some firming action!

Estee Lauder Timezone Eye Cream – I always get this with GWP so I won’t be purchasing the full size item.

Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover – (GWP) This is surprisingly good. It removes stubborn waterproof mascaras so easily! It’s gentle on the eyes too. I will get the full size once I’m done with my cheapo Biore one.

Dior Capture Totale Multi Perfection Base UV – I already bought the full sized item. It has SPF50 and is tinted and is awesome. Full review to come.

Dior Capture Totale Eye Cream – hhmmm… not too impressed.



Dior Lip Glow in Coral – I used up this one. A favourite!! If they sell the coral one again, I’d definitely buy it.

Lancome Hypnose Star, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – they were good but I’m moving on to other mascaras. Aren’t there any cheaper good ones? Sigh

Diorshow Art Pen – dried up and it was good. Bought some cheaper ones which are just as good. That makes it better!

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – I had to chuck this out. Been around for too long and it’s drying up.

MUFE HD foundation – yes, this is a good foundation but had to throw this out. This buddy’s getting old. I have too many other foundations sitting around to be repurchasing this




Now the creams that I tossed. MAC fluidline in Blitz and Glitz is something I like to reach for. It’s not as harsh as black, it’s dark brown with some fine glitter. I would repurchase this if I wasn’t limiting myself on cream products. The same goes to Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Gunmetal. Both were in my stash for a long time. While they didn’t smell bad and still performed, I had to get rid of them. They’re too old. So are MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell and concealer in NC20. Also, I found better concealers than this MAC one and Shell got a little too frosty for my liking.

Whew! LOOOOOOOOONG post. I feel like I’ve been writing forever. If you read every word, hats off to you. If you skimmed through the pictures and read those that interested you, yup, that’s what I would’ve done.

Just 2 more days to 2015. CRAAAAAZY!!


xoxo Lily