03 May 2014

Empties - April 2014

One more month to go before it's tax return time a.k.a. shopping frenzy!!! Not too sure how much I'd get back, but I'm hoping it'd be a good one!

Getting back on track, I wish I finished more makeup last month. I managed to get rid of a few mascaras, but I still have a whole heap of opened mascaras I need to work my way through.

1. Maybelline Turbo Volum Express Mascara (Waterproof)
I really enjoyed using this mascara. Fortunately, I didn't have to test out the waterproof property of this mascara, but Maybelline mascaras have rarely failed me. The volume I got out of this was fantastic and I didn't have any issues with clumping. This is a mascara I'd repurchase if I didn't already have 2 drawers of opened mascaras and a drawer full of unopened ones.

2. Clinique Lash Building Primer
I love this primer! I love that it's so much more affordable than one of my favourite primers - Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. Although it has less product than the Dior one, I think it's more of a pro than a con, as not as much product is wasted when the formula turns to poo after a few months (I can never completely finish a mascara or a primer).

3. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
I've been using this over the top of the Maybelline Turbo Volum Express mascara over the month of April. It did a phenomenal job of adding even more volume and even a bit of length without clumping my lashes. I absolutely love this mascara, and it definitely compliments the Maybelline one.

4. Sleek Flick It Eyeliner in Black
I remember absolutely loving this eyeliner, but then I found better ones. I love that I could create deep black thin lines with this, and it was so affordable. However, it seemed to gradually fade on my lash line through the day, and this was a deal breaker. I stopped using it and when I finally pulled it out again to give it another go, it dried out. I probably would not repurchase this, as there are far better eyeliners out there. 

5. Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder
I purchased this at IMATS last year. I looove this loose powder! It seemed to control my oily skin quite well. I'm currently using this container with other loose powders, as it is the perfect size to dip in my big fluffy brush without making a mess. I will definitely be repurchasing this!

6. Selsun Blue Anti-dandruff shampoo
I'm really devastated that this shampoo doesn't work as well as it did previously. I've moved on to something else (which is unfortunately a lot more expensive but it smells nice), and it seems like it's doing the job at relieving me of an itchy scalp. I won't be repurchasing this, at least not for a few months.

7. Aussie 3 minute miracle luscious long deep treatment
I purchased this when I went to England. Despite the name, this haircare brand is quite hard to find in Australia. I also think that the US and UK formulas are different. I prefer the US formula, as my hair seems to benefit more from it. My hair feels so much softer and less tangled. However, I'm not bagging out the UK formula, as it's still good.

8. Bath & Body Works Wild Berry Tulips shower gel
If you've been reading my blog for quite a while now, you can probably guess what I'm going to say here. I love Bath & Body Works shower gels, and this one is no different. I just did a Bath & Body Works order and I can't wait for all my goodies to arrive (although I might get them delivered to Singapore, so I won't get it till next month)!

9. Australis See Ya Later nail polish remover
Excuse the layer of dust on the cap. I finished this at the beginning of the month. I purchased a whole heap of these nail polish removers when they were on special at Big W. I think I paid something stupid like $2, and it's absolutely amazing. I've smelt better nail polish removers, but I can overlook the smell because it's so efficient at removing polish!

10. Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait Body Milk
I received this in a gift pack from David Jones. I really liked the smell of this body lotion, but I still prefer my Bath & Body Works lotions.

11. L'occitane anti-dandruff sensitive scalp shampoo
This stuff reeks. It didn't do much for my itchy scalp, and I had to rely on the heavy duty, pharmacy medicated stuff. It's also expensive, and I definitely would not be repurchasing this.

That's it for my April empties! What have you emptied?


  1. Awesome empties! I agree, I can never finish a mascara, they always dry out first! The Clinique lash primer sounds really good, I've never tried a lash primer before but I really want to.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. Thank you! Lash primers are awesome if you have short, sparse lashes! :)

  2. Great empties! I've been hauling more makeup than I have finishing them! Oh no! Haha, I really want to finish up my current mascaras so I can open The Falsies again!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

    1. Thank you! I've been hauling more than finishing products for quite a while, so now I have a mountain of stuff to get through... Although that isn't stopping me from purchasing stuff.

  3. I have a couple of mascaras that need tossing so will need to hunt down some more to replace them. There's so many out there now.. it's like a lucky dip :) Loved the Scottish Fine Soaps lotion, smells so nice and clean! :)

    1. I think some of my mascaras need throwing out, but I can't bare to, as one of them is a Chanel one (even though it's not that great).

  4. Great empties. I can so relate, I never finish up mascaras and have a whole bunch of unopened one. I'm kinda worried because I hardly use mascara so it's a bit pointless!
    I would love to try a BnBW shower gels one day, they always sound like they smell so good. I strongly dislike the smell of nail polish removers and it makes my room smell so suffocating haha.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    1. I use mascara practically everyday, so I don't feel too guilty about having so many of them.

      There are some nail polish removers that don't smell too bad, like the Zoya ones. I wish I purchased more when I was in the states.