03 November 2013

October Empties

I can't believe it's less than eight weeks till Christmas and I haven't even started thinking about Christmas shopping yet! I'm not usually this unorganized. I usually would have a list in my head by now and start looking out for things, but I've been so busy with work during the weekdays and getting the fiance's house ready for sale over the weekends. Hopefully, the house sells soon so it'll be one less thing to worry about.

I did not finish many products in October, so this will be a fairly short post.

1 & 2. Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes & Johnson's Face Care Daily Essentials Oil Balancing Facial Cleansing Wipes 
I actually forgot to include one of these cleansing wipes in my empties post last month (I think it was the Face of Australia one). I've used quite a number of packets of both the Face of Australia and Johnson's oil balancing facial wipes before and both have made an appearance in an empties post (see here and here). I can't actually decide which is better, but I'm leaning towards the Face of Australia one because when it's on special, it's really cheap. Both these wipes aren't as moist as I'd like them to be, but they get the job done (I like to use these prior to washing my face with my clarisonic).
3. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
I am in LOVE with this primer. It makes my skin feel so darn soft and smooth. I also love that it's waterproof and is oil-absorbing. Needless to say, I've purchased the full sized bottle despite the hefty price tag of USD$52.00. The only thing I hate is the bottle - I can't seem to get the product at the bottom out! Grrr!

4. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Nude
I only used this once, but I liked it so much, I purchased the foundation when I bought the veil mineral primer. The reason why I used it once is because it's not in my shade. I love that it has a powdery finish, which is perfect for oily skin. I bought this in the shade called "Shell". Fingers crossed it's the right shade!

5. Summer's Eve Feminine Wash
Because every female should be incorporating feminine wash as part of their everyday body cleansing routine.

6. St Tropez Gradual Tan Firming Plus
This is the reason why I have beautifully tanned legs! This does not look streaky, fades evenly and doesn't look orangey. It's also super easy to apply. The only con is that you have to be really careful and make sure you wipe your hands clean or you might end up with darker patches where you've missed. I would repurchase this!

7. Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
Not impressed with this treatment balm. It did nothing for my dry, damaged hair. Would not repurchase.

8. Lush Rehab
Not impressed with this either. I didn't like the smell of it, and it took me forever to finish this tiny bottle even though I use more than I needed each time because I kept putting off using it. Also, I think this gave me an itchy scalp. Would not repurchase.

That's it for last month's empties! What did you empty last month?

Also, the winners of my belated 1 year blogiversary giveaway will be announced shortly! :)


  1. You used up quite alot! I really need to work on using up some products!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  2. smash the bottle to get the rest out?? :) I hate when you can't get all the product out - my husband loves the Palmers Cocoa butter, we buy the pump one, and you can never get it all out, even tipping it upside-down. Now I use a big-ass sharp knife and cut the top of the bottle off lol!

  3. So frustrating when you can't get all the product out! It sounds great though, and nice faves!

  4. You are the only person I've ever seen include "feminine wash" in their empties! Good for you gal!
    I really want to try that Hourglass primer after just now seeing it on Jen's favourites for October, and now your empties! Darn you! :P