March 2013 Empties

March was an uneventful month for empties.  I just finished up a few items and didn’t touch many samples and minis.  It was just two full size items and two deluxe minis.

March 2014 Empties

March 2014 Empties

  • The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream – This product says cream, but its consistency is more of a lotion.  In fact it reminds me A LOT of baby lotion, from the smell to the color to the scent.  I didn’t really care for this too much and I don’t think it did much for my skin either.
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil – This was my first facial oil.  I was very surprised that it didn’t make me feel like a total grease ball.  I guess its the word oil.  I use cleansing oils for removing makeup so I shouldn’t have underestimated the power of oils!
  • Dr Brandt Pores No More Cleanser – Be careful using this item!!  My eyes sting and burns like crazy whenever I accidentally get some into my eyes.  I’m not sure if I noticed any improvements in my pores however..  I might give this another try in the future and try to use this cleanser exclusively to see if there is any visible improvement.
  • Novex Brazilian Keratin Conditioner – I received this item in one of my Glossyboxes.  The conditioner is intended to be applied into dry hair which was not what I am usually used to for conditioners.  Also the mouth is not quite big enough to insert my fingers into the conditioner and I have to pour the product out into my hand.  I did not care for the packaging of this product at all.

November 2013 Empties

wpid-IMG_20131214_011126.jpgIts been a while since I posted an entry.  Its the peak retail season right now and work has just been crazy!  I recently realized how much clutter I had in my room, and bathroom, and living room, and etc etc.  Hubz keeps telling me to clear my stuff and not to keep leaving nail polish and lotions and such all over the house.  And so I am trying to use up a lot of the partially used products to start clearing out some of my products.

I usually don’t finish using up enough products to post about so this is actually my first empties post ever and its actually a big one.  I ever thought I can actually finish using up so many products in a month.  Just keep in mind that a lot of these products have been used before and I just happened to finish using them in November.


wpid-IMG_20131214_011240.jpgBumble and Bumble Surf Spray mini – this is my absolute summer hair staple, there was just a little left and this was finished being used up when I was salvaging some second day hair in November.  I love this product have 2 more backups of this

Aveda Shampure – I’ve had this for a long time now and only use this occasionally when I feel like my hair has a lot product buildup.  I love how my scalp feels a bit tingly, it makes me feel like its cleaning extra well.

John Freida conditioner – This was from my John Freida foaming hair dye from when I colored my hair a few months back.  It was only okay, my favorite hair dye conditioner is from the Loreal Open hair dye.  That conditioner just smelled so amazing!!


wpid-IMG_20131214_011323.jpgLush Brazen Honey mask – I heard this product was good for acne prone skin so picked it up to try out since I’ve been starting to break out again.  I don’t notice any improvement in my skin and I have used it 2-3 times a week in November.  Hubz can’t take the smell so I can only use it after he goes to bed.

Ole Hendricksen Sheer transformation – This is just a lightweight moisturizer.  I got this in a set with their vita C serum that I also use.  I don’t think this moisturizer is very special, its light enough to use in the summer, but feels a bit lacking now in the fall and winter.

Etude Baking powder scrub – I bought two boxes of this scrub in my first GMarket haul.  I accidentally licked some once and ever since then have been a bit hesitant to use it.  It really does taste exactly like baking powder

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal face scrub – This is a very gentle scrub.  It was my first jojoba scrub and I was surprised at how gentle it was.  I love the scent of this product and this product is gentle enough for every day use.  I wash my face with Philosophy’s purity in the shower then follow up with this scrub. 


wpid-IMG_20131214_011415.jpgMizon Snail recovery Gel – I initially enjoyed using this moisturizer on my face then soon felt that it wasn’t moisturizing enough.  I ended up finishing up this product as a body moisturizer.

CVS Makeup remover cloths – Just a basic makeup remover wipe.  Not the best but not too bad either.  Very budget friendly.  I have one more packs of these that are open and will probably be finished up in December.

Mission lip balm – Just a basic lipbalm, nothing special

Fresh Sugar Rose – I love this balm.  The sheer wash of color, the scent, the way it makes my lips feel… Its just incredible, however the one major downfall of this item?  It melts way too easily.

NHEB-05 Lotion – Received a sample of this and absolutely love how this feels and applies.  I plan on ordering a full size of this after I finish up my Christmas shopping

Armani Code – One of my liked fragrances.  I really enjoyed this scent when it first came out and still do enjoy it now.

Bvlgari – I believe this was Omnia but I don’t really remember and didn’t care to note it down as I didn’t enjoy the scent and finished using this just to finish it.  I enjoy other Bvlgari scents, mainly their tea ones, but this one was just too flowery and old lady smelling.


Last night after work me and my make up newbie best friend, who I will here after refer to as Mun, went to cut our hair.  My hair was up to the middle off my back and I’ve been funding split ends lately and am constantly playing with my hair do wanted it to be a bit shorter so I wouldn’t play with it as much. 

I wanted a shoulder length tousled cut with a bit of a bang.  I brought in a pic to show the stylist as usual.  I should have know something was off when I asked him what kind of hair products I should use to achieve that messy tousled look.  He told me nothing.  Don’t use any products, just let your hair dry naturally.  I just listened although I was doubtful as I am a complete hair newbie.  Other than dying my hair every single color of the rainbow back in high school I really don’t know how to do anything else with it.

Half way through the cut I felt it was not going the way I wanted and I expressed it to Mun who was in the chair next to me getting her hair cut as well.  He knew I was upset and diff try to fix it and make it more like what I wanted.  Anyways props for effort but I don’t think I will be going back.  My hair looks like my mothers.