Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 2012 Empties

I accomplished a lot this month, my small sephora baggie didn't hold it all! I am glad its time to empty it out! =)

 The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner: My review here. I have one more backup of this toner and I will be breaking it. I have to have this toner on hand. I don't use it everyday but it works great at refreshing my skin and clearing it of any residue from the day.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion: I absolutely love this lotion. It for the most part doesn't have a scent, except for maybe oats smell which you barely notice. It is hydrating for my dry skin and sinks it well. I bought this huge bottle at costco. I want to try the Cetaphil next but I will definitely repurchase this once I finish my BBW lotions!

BBW Wild Honeysuckle Triple Moisture Body Cream: This is my favorite BBW product ever! The none triple moisture creams are not moisturizing at all. This body lotion very hydrating and I love the layer of protection it leaves on my legs. I absolutely LOVEEE this scent! Next time they go on sale I am going to buy a bunch of backups! I apply it before I sleep and the scent lingers on my blanket and makes my room smell like honeysuckle. I urge everyone to smell this! It is absolutely to die for!! 

The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover: I bought this in Spring 2011 and it has taken me quite some time to finish it. Granted I don't use this as often as I use to. I bought this as a cheaper replacement for my MUFE makeup remover. I do like this but I think the MUFE works just a tad better. This makeup remover doesn't irritate my lashes but at the same time it isn't very conditioning. I like it but I won't be repurchasing this anytime soon.

Claudalie Toning Lotion: It took me a very long time to finish this bottle of toner. I will have a review of it soon. It has a pleasant scent and is refreshing. Toners is something I am very fickle about. I don't know if I will ever get around to repurchasing this but it is something I would recommend. =)

Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover: I emptied out two bottles of eye makeup remover this month! I absolutely love the makeup remover! It is very comparable to the Lancome Bi-Facil and it costs $10 for that large bottle. This is my second bottle of this makeup remover so a repurchase is a definite. I have to go out of my way to get to a target so I don't have a replacement yet. I am going to keep the bottle because I like that it is tall and slim, it takes up very little room on my already small table. I have already put the Neutrogena makeup remover in this bottle. =)

Lancome Bi-Facil: I cult favorite and I understand why it is so loved. I most likely will never purchase the full size since I found my beloved SK remover. I still have a bunch of these little bottles from GWP. 

Avon hydrating booster: I have a mini review here. As mentioned I could live without the scent. It takes a while to sink in and leaves my face feeling tacky. I use this mostly at night. I still have 2 more backups and I will be glad when these are done. =)

Sekkisei Facial Liquid Wash: I liked this face wash but I think I prefer my Shiseido White Lucent face wash. It doesn't foam up enough for my me. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil: This is my second bottle of this and when I first got it I loved it. Lately I feel it doesn't work as well on me anymore. I might try a more concentrated version next. 

Etude House Collagen Moistful: I like this cream a lot. It is very light but moisturizing, it sinks in well but doesn't completely disappear after 10 mins. One of the things I absolutely love about this is it smells like oranges. When you first cut open an orange and the instant the orange citrus smell hits your nostrils is what this smells like. It doesn't smell artificial and does stand out for me. I am going to put this on my list of things to buy. =)

Perricone MD Cold Plasma: It is very light and absorbs quickly however it isn't moisturizing enough alone for my skin.

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream: The smell is typical for any asian skincare cream product... lol, has a light face cream smell is the best I can explain it... (I hope you girls understand what I am trying to say) It absorbs quickly and would be a good cream for the warmer months since it is made for normal/combo skin. I would consider purchasing this. =)

DHC Co enzyme Q10 Creme: The "creme" comes out yellow and smells horrible. It is definitely more of an oil than a cream. It smells absolutely horrible. I put a bit on my face and it went on so greasy. It left my fingers greasy and it just sat on my skin. If I accidentally touched my face, my hand will have that greasy consistency. It didn't sink in at all. After a while my face was getting kind of tingly, at which point I decided to wipe it off with a toner. Absolutely horrible. I can still smell the "creme" after wiping it down.

Pangea Organics Facial Cream: This cream smells very woodsie. It is very strong and not very pleasant. It goes on very tacky and light.

Burts Bee Radiance Day Cream: I absolutely love this! It sinks it quickly, has spf 15, and smells great! It isn't oily so I can use it before my foundation in the mornings and the little bit of spf helps me feel not as guilty when I forget to slap one on. I will definitely pick up a full size of this soon!

Strivectin Neck Cream: I don't think this really does anything. I got this in a set when I bought the Stivectin-SD cream. I was hoping it would help prevent any neck wrinkles but I don't think it really does anything and it doesn't smell very pleasant though it is tolerable.


Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes: Hate the smell, it irritates my skin and it doesn't remove makeup very well. I used this to remove swatches on my hand and it even irritated the skin on my hand!

MJ Lash Expander Frame Plus: One of my HG mascaras I will always have this on hand. Currently working on my backups. (Two left! ><) It is hard for me to get here in NY so I stock up every time I hear someone is going to an asia country. =D

Skin 79 BB cream: I had this sample for a while. I don't particularly think this is a great BB cream. In my opinion is it just okay. Won't repurchase this. 

Mac Slim shine in Missy: I am so proud of this! I finally finished one lipstick!!! Hurrah for meeeeee!!!!! I really got in there with a lip brush too. I made a lot of orange lipstick purchases lately so I am glad I used this up first.  

Phew! That was a long post to do. I love doing empties posts and I think I had a very successful month. It is the last month of the quarter so I wanted to finish it with a bang! Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed doing it. =D

Project 5 Lips: 1/5

How many empties do you have for the month?


  1. wow. well done ari!

    Love the etude house collagen cream also. Adore the BBW 3 moisture cream - too bad there isn't any BBW in HK (or Asia). *there's victoria secret in Macau but I think they don't stock BBW, do they?*

    1. In the states BBW and VS are different shops. VS has their own line of body care. I am not a fan of the strong seductive smells of VS lotions. They tend to be very heavily scented and not very moisturizing at all. I always try and walk past their body care though the packaging always draws me in!

  2. Wow, this is the first time I've been to your blog, I think and I love it! It's so readable and full of pictures. ^_^ I honestly wish we could get our hands on the MM mascara. It has easily become THE mascara for me. I'm just like you, I need to stock up the next time I go to Taiwan!

    1. Thanks! I try to include as many pictures as I can! hehe I love your blog too! I only found it recently but I am loving your battle mascaras!


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