Last Empties Post for 2015 and Update

Last one, for 2015.

I think I did well this year, in terms of reducing the products in my skincare cupboard. I didn’t buy anything new unless it’s staple, I didn’t buy backups, only replacements, and I use up more makeup than I ever have. I declutter by giving – friends, family, donation – and by no means I’m in for that minimalist lifestyle. I don’t think I ever can. I love having more, but I also love being in control. My stash has never been crazy, but it’s more psychological than anything else. I think it boils down to the fact that I want to be able to appreciate what I already have and that doesn’t mean I don’t want new shiny things. I accept that. I might want only 5 lipsticks instead of 20 tomorrow, but hey, that my friends, is my fickleness coming in strong. LOL!

Moving on…

Here are the things I used up in November and as you can see, mainly full sized skincare (save a bottle of dry shampoo).



empties 1



Then recently, here are the things that were emptied.



empties 2



One whole bottle of base. I’m proud of that. I think this is the 3rd bottle of base product I ever emptied in my lifetime. Haha! Pencil liners get used up quite frequently, and I already bought another one of Clinique’s browscara. I really like it. I bought the darkest shade which is Black/Brown, which I think is a great match for my dark brown hair. I think we can all see clearly what products are used up here, and most of them were reviewed, but if you want to know more about any of them, just let me know in the comments.

I unintentionally took a week off (soooo busy and got sick for a bit) and things are still uncertain for the following week. Ashlyn is starting primary school next week (she’s all jitters!), Ashton is walking FAST so I’m forever by his side – accident prone, and Chloe is thankfully, very helpful. Ashton broke my phone (a 3-year-old Samsung Note 3) by swiping it off the table. His little but strong arms just whoosh and the phone went thud, splat. The screen went black, it gasped for air a little (vibrated) and then… kaput. Beyond repair. I just went “)(@*#&*%)(*@&$!!!! I was so upset. In less than 2 hours, my husband surprised me with a brand new phone!! It was so unexpected and I was so touched that I cried. I wonder if it was hormones, but the last I checked I’m not pregnant anymore, even though I still sport a 4 month old belly.

But yeah, that’s a little update on what’s been happening here.

Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope to put up one last post before 2016! Wherever you are, have a great day and much love <3



xoxo Lily




  • Hope you had a great Christmas too! 🙂

    • Lily

      Thanks! It was a relaxing one 🙂

  • Liz

    Woohoo! Good job. You made me want that Biotherm plankton thing so badly months ago, lol!

    And with Ashton running around now, you could probably scale back on the exercises, haha.

    • Lily

      LOL it’s different though. Ashton running around gives me a heart attack more than an exercise. LOL! I’m currently trying to use up my toners (I have one more and I’ll be done) and I’ll repurchase this life plankton. I love it!

  • WOW!! Great job, Lily!! And kudos to the hubby!!! I’m with you man, this year i’m just not gonna buy anything anymore… it’s gotten to the psychological point of I-can’t-handle-anymore. And being temporarily jobless had made me realise how much bills i’m incurring now so it’s time to put something away for my retirement or Ezra’s college. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you & your family enjoy a wonderful 2016!

    • Lily

      LOL Linda, I had to re-read my post to remember what I wrote. That’s because when I write, I just speed type and blurt out whatever’s in my head. HAHAHAHA! I did buy a few things, but they were just repurchases of empties. And yes, kids’ tuition! That’s gonna be THE bomb 🙁 Hope you had a great New Year’s Linda!