After a loooooong hiatus, I’m back (hopefully with a bang!). I’m in the process of moving yet again, and so when I’m not having a panic attack about how on earth I am going to transport all my stuff, I’m trying my best to use up products, so I have fewer bottles to carry. This will continue over the next few weeks, so here’s the first batch of empties!
Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Lip and Cheek Colour – Coffee Lite
This is my second tube and it’s only a matter of time before I purchase a replacement. This is a beautiful shade, and I’ve read some places that it’s similar to Kat von D’s Lolita. Really comfortable formula and decent lasting power. I adore this lippie!
Lakme Absolute Shine Line – Black
There is no shine in this eyeliner, contrary to its name. It’s affordable and easy to use but I like the Sugar one better (HG stuff, I’ll have a post on it soon!) because it’s much blacker. This one is a dark grey. Love the matte finish but won’t be repurchasing because I like my eye liner to be jet black.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion
I always thought my skin is oily. I’ve come to realize now that it’s more combination-sensitive-dehydrated with an oily t-zone. Here’s a paradox: This ‘moisturizer’ does not moisturize. It’s mattifying to the extent that it completely disappears into the skin and my skin feels matte but not in a good way. All the dry patches are still there, so I’m not sure what’s happening with this one. I’m not sure if this did anything to help my blemishes but I won’t repurchase.
NYX Micro Brow pencil – Espresso
Ah, another hero product! I already have a backup! I thought for a while that I won’t repurchase this, which is why I kept the empty pencil (for the spoolie). But I ended up going back to it. Very easy to use and I’m complacent so I haven’t tried any other pencil. I do feel like this one is a bit pricey especially when it’s not on discount.
Benefit Gimme Brow
My Gimme Brow is in such a state! I believe this has been discontinued? Even if it hasn’t, I don’t know if I have it in me to spend so much on a brow gel (student loans ftw!) If you know of any other brow gel that has a similar teeny-tiny brush, please let me know! I’ve already lamented in an earlier post that the ‘Make Me Brow’ by Essence doesn’t come close.
The Body Shop Honey Mania Hand Cream
Okay. I. Love. This. What do I love? The scent plus the fact that it’s so hydrating without being tacky or greasy. It absorbs really fast. I won’t need a dedicated hand cream now (thank God, I hate winters!) so I’m not going to repurchase (and I think I can’t? I don’t see this particular range in TBS anymore). But out of all the hand creams I own (the other two are by L’Occitane) this is my favourite.
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
I have a post on this mask. Although in that post (almost 2 years ago) I quite enjoyed this mask, I now think this was just okay. I’ve seen bloggers rave about this, but I didn’t think it was anything that special, especially for this price tag.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
Just didn’t get the hype around this one either. I thought the Body shop one (which is supposed to be a dupe) worked just as well. Won’t repurchase.
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for the next volume of empties! 🙂
As a side note, I’m not really sure if blogs are on the verge of obsolescence, what with Youtube and Instagram swatches being all the rage these days. I know I love watching empties videos, but do people read blogs anymore? What are your thoughts?