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2/18/13

February Empties ~ 16 Beauty Products I've Used Up!

Hola! This is my first Empties blog post. I gathered up all the products I've used up and a few that will be empty within a week. Some- because I love them so much. The rest- because they're not bad.

Hair:
  • Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo ~ LOVED! Basically, you just spray the white powdery thing on your roots, and your unwashed hair will go from greasy to bouncy & voluminous! I can't tell you how many times this saved my hair from looking like Marilyn Manson's (Tell me, how does this scary-looking man snag all the hot chicks???) I'm getting Lace and Blush next.
  • VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner ~ It took trying out a few other shampoos & conditioners for me realize these were awesome. They made my hair really silky, especially the conditioner. Definitely using them again.
  • Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner ~ This was a free sample with a magazine, but I really liked how the pink + white stuff smelled. Will probably buy a full size version someday.


Face & Body:
  • Nivea Cashmere Moments Cream Oil Shower Cream ~ Nice winter/dry skin shower cream. Smells nice, but not good enough for me to remember the scent.
  • Pond's Age Miracle Daily Regenerating Facial Foam ~ Been using this for over 5 months. There's still a bit left, but I'm very bored of it now. It has a gritty texture which makes it a mild exfoliating & foamy facial wash that leaves skin feeling super clean. I bought this by mistake, actually. I wanted to get the new version - Pond's Cell Regen Facial Foam - but I somehow bought this one instead on one confusing shopping day in Lajpat Nagar Market.
  • Garnier Ultra Lift 2-in-1 Serum & Cream ~ I showed you this before here. It's not highly moisturizing like most anti-ageing serums/creams, but it is a light moisturizer that suits oily/combination skin, especially for day time. Definitely won't repurchase it.
  • Garnier Dark Spot Corrector ~ It didn't "correct" any dark spots, but it was a nice and refreshing moisturizer for both day & night. Probably won't repurchase it.
  • The Body Shop Shea Body Butter ~ I used this up in a month, I think. Not because I like it too much, but because I didn't find it buttery enough. I ended up scooping big chunks of it every time. It was kind of hard and matte compared to other TBS Body Butters, like Raspberry. Maybe it's just the cold here, I don't know.
  • Lakmé Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Face Wash ~ I liked using this when I had pimples and I wanted them to dry out quickly....and after that, to help prevent them from scarring. It's great for oily skin because it makes skin look & feel quite matte, and it does brighten up the complexion.


Make-up:
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle ~ Look at it now! This is the first lippie I've finished so quickly! It's just a great everyday/mlbb shade that I reach for almost every time I'm unsure which lipstick to put on (and because I held back from the one below). Swatches here
  • MAC Patisserie Lipstick ~ You could say this is my Holy Grail Nude Lipstick. I was afraid to use this one up coz I didn't want to repurchase it from the UK (costs more). Now that I'll be in India soon, I'll start wearing it again. Swatches here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss In Touch Of Toffee ~ You know this is my favorite lip gloss. I bought another one before this was even finished, so I wasn't bummed when the doe foot applicator of this one couldn't fetch any more lip glossReview & swatches here.
  • Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm ~ Best overnight-curing lip balm I've ever used. Already repurchased 2 (shown here)
  • Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal ~ I don't know if I'll repurchase this any time soon, but it is a good kajal. Too many options with black eye pencils, so it makes ore sense to try everything else first.
  • Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencil in Smoked Brown ~ I'll never ever stop buying this pencil! I already have a backup.... that I want to backup =)

Let me know if you like Empties posts.... to do them again or not.
Any special products you've used up greedily recently?
Also, do you find it hard to throw empty containers in the trash? Especially the attractive ones? I can't bring myself to throw away TBS Body Butter (it's Body Shop!), Batiste Dry Shampoo (aww...cherries!), Garnier Serum (it used to be swirly inside!), Maybelline Lip Gloss (aww...), I finished the VO5 products more than a month back (err, cute bottles.) Okay, okay! I'll stop and bin them right away. Yes, I will.


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

37 comments:

  1. Haha . . I thought i am the only one with oriflame precious moments perfume bottle still on my dresser due to the cute stone ring at the neck of it . . or the lakme perfect radiance night cream that i NEVER use, because of the grey packaging i love.
    Visited your blog after a while :) . . read back all the pending posts . . . You are visiting india for a month ?? have a pleasant stay !

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    1. Hahaha...same with my empty Jlo perfume & tons of body lotion bottles :P :D

      Great to have you back :)

      ♥xx♥

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  2. Oh I love 'Empties' blog posts...inspires me to finish up my stuff...however its relief that I feel everytime I empty a skincare product coz I get bored of using the same product so easily :p

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  3. The post is so motivating for me to do an empties post too :)

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  4. hey do come out with more empties posts....i so love to read/watch videos coz they are a real inspiration to use up all the stuff lying around in my drawer, most of which I was too enthu to pick up from the store but lazy enough to use regularly....the only lippie ive ever finished is colorbar velvet matte in Bare...loved it so much dat im on my second tube now :-)n i did finish a tube of the maybelline bb cream-on my second one now n ill def repurchase...same with MAC studiofix fluid-but im bored now...so waiting impatiently for that to get over....

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    1. Okies will do more then :) Hope u can finish the foundation soon!

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  5. wow..awesome post..great that u finished lippies also

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  6. great post and very helpful :) So we're getting ready for new haul post :) all in all, all the empties need to be replaced ;)

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    1. Haha...true, true. A haul is in order :D

      ♥xx♥

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  7. am making my " To buy " list from your empties post !!! do more !! <3

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  8. Definitely more empties posts CZ, its like a mini review of everything :D

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  9. OMG I just added 4 products from the above post to my wish list. lol :D

    Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner Review

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    1. Lol...hope u'll empty them too :D

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  10. This is awesome! So many lippies?? I loved ur empties post :)

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    1. Yes, I use nude lippies a lot..thanks :)

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  11. Me likes this post..keep them comimg CZ
    <3

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  12. i liked empty posts but yea never want to throw ur products feel very baaad ! :'( u knw i keep all the packaging of products that i buy ! this sounds awkward but im mad <3 shrutika

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    1. Haaw No replyies for me !
      :)

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    2. SORRY! I must have missed seeing it. I keep everything too, so I'm also mad :D

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    3. No yu r Nice and intelligent than me !:D packagings are so cute <3 shrutika

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  13. I actually start worrying about environment when I see my empties :/ I wish all product brands had Back to mac kind of programs. What do you suggest we can do to appropriately dispose empties?

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    1. They are recyclable, actually. Here in UK, we have a separate bin for them. I also feel bad and wish all brands do that...esp TBS!

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  14. Oooooh so many empties! Batiste Cherry must smell sooooooooooooooo good x

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  15. Like your empties :) n it's making me think if I ever finished up any makeup product

    http://amakeupdiary.com

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  16. Please do more.... inspiring and encouraging....

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  17. OMG I finished my pink truffle too! So proud to sharing truffle love with such an awesome person like you haha!

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    1. Hahaha...that makes u awesome too :D

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  18. loved this post....inspired to buy the lippies

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  19. could you provide me with any online sites in india to buy the maybelline color sensational lip color touch of toffee ?? really need your help.......

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    1. I see it in Purplle.com & Myntra.com

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  20. Where to buy Vo5 products. India ??

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  21. Know any online sites which sell VO5 products in India?

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