Empties: Devoured and Dumped

There is no way to make empties post interesting. However, I still want to document what I used up. I have used up skincare as usual, and threw out old makeup. I threw out mostly old pencils, both eye pencils and lip pencils. Dude, I had eye infections so regularly, I totally freaked out. Gone now, and probably weren’t the liners’ fault since I didn’t use them, but I still got rid of them. Having swollen eye is no fun. Not pretty either. My husband called me Rocky Balboa and I don’t want the name to stick.

Then, there’s this Honey bath gel from The Body Shop. I wanted to show you guys because I absolutely LOVE this thing. I already bought a new one to replace this. I also have a backup for the Philip B shampoo which I’m already using. As for the rest, no backups – just going through what I have in my cupboard before buying.

If you want to know how any of these products work, do let me know in comments so I’ll give you a brief summary. If not, that’s it folks!



makeup empty and bin Pencils to throw and used up skin care skincare and haircare empty



xoxo Lily




  • I’ve always wanted to do an ’empties’ post, but there aren’t many things I’ve used up. Sorry to hear about the swollen eyes. I agree it’s not fun at all. Hope it gets sorted out. Rocky is pretty badass though lol. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Yeah, Rocky is really badass but I still didn’t want the name to stick, especially seeing my husband’s impersonation of Rocky. He made look Rocky look retarded. Bahahahaha!

  • Lotsa’ empties! And yeah, if I had a bad eye infection like you did I’d throw out a bunch of eye liners too. I did throw out a lot recently actually. So much stuff I don’t use anymore! It has to go. It’s funny as I’ve gotten older that I’ve gotten over the whole collecting thing. I hardly want any of it now haha!

    • Lily

      I’m still going through phases. I don’t want any now, but there will be a time when I’ll want it all. We’ll see how long this lasts πŸ˜›

  • Liz

    Your empties are always awesome! Way to kill that Dior powder!!! And I like The Body Shop honey stuff too but haven’t tried the bath melt. I should, right?!

    • Lily

      Oh you should. I love love love the Honey bath melt. Mmmm… I should go hug and tub and sniff it like an addict. Hahaha!

  • Oh eye infections can be scary, I got up once with one eye the size of a tennis ball. Such a coincidence that day at work I had to train a new rep on his first day,… like oh Frankenstein is training you. Anyway, I haven’t gone toe the Body Shop in ages, you just reminded me that maybe I should!

    • Lily

      LOL Sofia. Frankenstein. You actually went to work even when your eye swelled up? WOW! I’d hide at home. Hahahah!

      • No way, I didn’t go to work hehe, I figured the guy would start screaming and quit on his first day. I mean, I got the shock of my life when I looked at myself in the mirror, so I thought a new employee might freak out! I rang my then boss and ordered her to give him training instead (lol) and went to the doctor. The doctor said I was infectious anyway and ordered me to stay home. Apart from the potent eye drops, I put myself chamomile infusion on my eye and got the swelling down. I should write about it in my blog. Its very potent and did wonders!!

        • Lily

          Oh yes please – do write about the chamomile infusion. I’d love to know about it πŸ™‚

  • wow you already finished up your la mer eye gel?! Good job Lily!! Definitely good idea to refresh the old stash from time to time. I’ve a good mind to get rid of some pencils i never use soon too!

    • Lily

      Yes, I used up the eye gel and I’m now half way through the Estee Lauder ANR for Eyes. I use eye creams very diligently, so I always buy backups πŸ™‚ Talking about pencils, K Palette makes a really really good one. I went to the gym with it on (for science sake!) and it didn’t move. At. All. I’m super impressed πŸ™‚

  • Great job, Lily! Now come to think of it I’ve never even finished a base product… I really don’t wear makeup often enough!

    • Lily

      Ah, you must be referring to the Chanel. It’s a cheat I’m afraid. I think it must near the end because the bottle feels very light, but it’s already 3 years old, so time to throw it away. Don’t want to risk breakouts πŸ™‚ I use up powders really quickly but I’ve never used up liquid foundations before. Heh!

  • Jaa

    I have the same Benefit Eye Bright. I think mine is more than 3 years old now. LOL Time to toss I suppose. I wouldn’t want eye infections, either!

    • Lily

      No eye infections are a pain to deal with. And it also makes you paranoid of all eye products. LOL!

  • Yvonne Tay

    ahh I definitely can identify with the swelling.. don’t care to relive my experience either. Love seeing your empties, they inspire me to use up my stuff too. Curious about the Loreal Base Magique though.. would love your thoughts on it! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Haha seeing other people’s empties inspire and motivate me to use up stuff too. The L’oreal base is a dump. I’ve had it for 3 years and I only touched it 3 times? I guess that answers you what I think about it. Lol

      • Yvonne Tay

        Muahaha! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one! πŸ™‚

  • Honeymania is ACES! I’m obsessed with the glycerin soaps from that line. I don’t know what sparked this empties revolt but I’ve seen so many people saying they hate them / are boring / etc. I am in the other camp – I love them! If someone finishes something, they’re just stubbornly dedicated even if they hate something, or they really loved it and can speak on it more fully than a cursory tried-it-a-few-times POV. But, to each their own. One thing I’m not a fan of are subscription box posts.
    PS: Rocky Balboa!!! OMG! I hope that’s all over for you, never to return!

    • Lily

      Thanks Kristen. I hope to never see Rocky Balboa in my reflection ever again. WTF! But yeah, I love Honeymania! Smells so good πŸ™‚ I also don’t know what’s with the empties revolt, but it kinda feels good not having to talk about what, about 30 products in one post? Hahaha! I still want to document what I’ve used up, just maybe not talk about them too much. For me though, I’m just getting lazy and uninspired. Haha!