Empties from March to May 2016

These are my empties from March to May.  I love seeing people’s empties and hearing what people thought about the product!

 

(All links go to my reviews)

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

This is a facial scrub which I used as a facial cleanser. With a face wash net, it foamed up nicely.
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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

This is my go-to facial SPF.  It has alcohol in it, which may not work for some people, but I really like this SPF because it does not make my skin greasy.

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Barry M Dazzle Dust in Mushroom

This is a purply taupe color which was extremely popular in the beauty blogger community a few years ago. Barry M products are extremely affordable in the UK, and I recommend the brand highly.

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MKB cleansing oil

A review of this product is coming up! I bought this on a whim because I was running out of cleansing oil.  It was surprisingly good!

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Living Lalique Eau de Perfume

This was a light perfume which was very feminine.
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Fresh Life Eau de Parfum

This is a floral-citrus scent.  I liked the scent, but I felt that it wasn’t worth the price.
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Cartier La Panthere Eau de Parfum

This is a musky floral perfume. I felt that the scent was generic and definitely not worth the price.

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Bath and Body Works White Tea and Ginger shower gel

This scent is a discontinued line which is periodically brought back.  It smells like sweet ice tea to me.
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YuskinA hand cream

This is a very thick hand cream which is well-loved in Japan. It helped my hands a lot this past winter.

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Seabreeze Deo+Water deodorant

My go-to deodorant! I always have one on hand.

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Hope you enjoyed my empties!

 

xoxo, K

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Empties from November 2015 to February 2016 – Part 2

This is part 2 of my recent empties. Where do you normally keep your empties?

(all links go to reviews I have done before)

 

Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum

I liked this scent quite a lot, and am considering buying the full sized bottle.

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Tory Burch Eau de Perfume

This is a great scent for the young professional woman.  It is feminine without smelling too sweet, and is not offensive – but be careful how much you apply!

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

I did not know when I tried this product that it is such a popular fragrance! This was heavier than most scents I am used to wearing, so I am glad I got to try it in the cooler months.

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Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream in White Tea & Ginger

I liked this body cream much, much better than Bath and Body Works’ normal body lotions.

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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

This is a sunscreen that I apply on my face every single day. It provides SPF 50+ without making my face greasy. It contains alcohol though, so don’t apply it to your face if you have sensitive skin.

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Sea Breeze Deo & Water Frozen Mint

This is a new product in the Sea Breeze Deo & Water line, and has a stronger menthol feeling. It was very refreshing in the summer, but too cold in the cooler months.

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Bath and Body Works Sparkling Limeade candle

I liked the scent of this candle, but as you can see from the black marks on the container, this did not burn evenly.  I’ve realized that Bath and Body Works don’t sell many of their candles in the small size anymore!

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The Body Shop Lavender Home Fragrance Oil

This was a nice lavender scent.  If you are looking for a pure lavender oil, this is not the right product, but it is great if you are looking for a lavender scented oil

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Those are all of my recent empties! What products have you used recently?

 

xoxo, K

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Empties from November 2015 to February 2016 – Part 1

Here are some of my emptiness from November 2015 to February 2016. I’m always surprised at how many empties people have each month.  I struggle to use up even a whole bottle of shower gel!

(all links go to reviews I have done before)

Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast

I recommend these eyeshadow pencils so much. They look great by themselves or as a base, and they don’t crease!

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YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau foundation

I never did a review on this foundation because when I got it, it was already discontinued. I did not like the applicator, but this gave my skin a nice even finish without looking too cakey.

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Skinfood Buckwheat loose powder

I completely forgot about this product until I realized it was taking up a lot of space in my makeup drawer.  It is a finely milled powder that I can apply on top of my makeup without looking too unnatural.

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Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

While I liked the product itself, I did not like the packaging. The plastic top will crack if you keep the product where it can get squeezed.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Orange Ginger shower gel

This is still one of my favorite scents from Bath and Body Works. If you are looking for a shower gel which isn’t too floral or fruity, take a look at this one.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla shower gel

This is another one of my favorites from Bath and Body Works. It is a change to have a vanilla scented product which isn’t very sweet.

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Stay tuned for part 2 of my empties!

xoxo, K

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Empties for September and October 2015

Wow, I used up a lot of products in the past few months. I usually go for months and months without doing empties posts, but I just did one 2 months ago!

 

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin

This was the first liquid foundation I bought (obviously not the same bottle!) and I keep going back to it. It is sold in Japan with a pump, but the price is more than twice the price in the US!

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NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (link goes to my review)

This was part of the birthday gift from Sephora. Although it was not a full sized product, it was enough to last for a long time! I wish all brands sold lipsticks in smaller amounts than they do today.

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Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick in Blushed (link goes to my review)

I bought this in New York 1.5 years ago, and I can’t tell you how many times it has made it into my favorites since then. I loved this product so much! If you are interested in trying out a cream blush, this is the one I recommend, especially since the price is so affordable!

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Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB Cream (link goes to my review)

This is a local Indonesian product that I bought when I lived there. Although it didn’t have heavy coverage, somehow it managed to make my skin look better. I really enjoyed using this product in the summer.

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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel SPF 50 PA+++

During the summer, I go through tons of sunscreen!

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Noevir Cleansing Crystals (link goes to my review)

This was a powdered facial cleanser that did a fairly good job of promoting cell turnover. However, this is quite a pricy product, and there are other facial cleansers that work well at a lower price.

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Kose Softymo blotting sheets

Not my favorite blotting sheets but they got the job done. I’m glad I am through with these!

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger shower gel (link goes to my review)

This is probably my favorite scent from Bath and Body Works!

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Gatsby Ice Deodorant Body Papers (link goes to my review)

These are a must have for me in the summer. I even kept one package at home, one package at work, and had a travel pack to carry around in my bag!

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Rohto Z! eye drops

Who remembers when these were all the rage on the beauty community? These eye drops deliver MASSIVE menthol coolness, and are not for the light hearted!  Actually, Rohto has come out with an even stronger line recently!

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Hope you enjoyed my empties!

xoxo, K

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Empties for July and August, 2015

Here are my empties from July and August. There is a TON of sunscreen since I apply it religiously, especially during the summer.

 

Lush Olive Branch Shower Gel (link goes to my review)

This was a gift from a co-worker. This product smells of bergamot, which is a citrusy scent without being sharp. It is a very unisex scent which I think appeals to many people.
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Stella by Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum

This is my go to perfume, and has been for many years. It is a rose scent with amber notes, making it feminine without being old fashioned. I cannot find it in Japan, nor can I buy it at the airport duty free, so I need to wait until my next trip to the US to buy it. I heard that it has been reformulated recently – I need to get the travel spray so that I can find out before I buy my next bottle.
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Sea Breeze Deo + Water deodorant (link goes to my review)

This has been my go to deodorant for many years. It is a very strong menthol spray, so I can also apply it to cool off. The orange bottle (the soap scent) is the one I normally buy, but I found this new line of blue bottles which are supposedly even more cooling.  I transfer this to a spray bottle before using it, because this bottle is extremely hard to use for such a liquidy product.

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum (link goes to my review)

I liked the product itself, and I loved that it has a pump. However, I didn’t like how heavily scented it was, and also it is quite expensive for a drugstore product.

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Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme (link goes to my review)

This is a great hand cream for me all year around, except in the middle of summer. It is absorbed without leaving any residue, leaves my hands feeling very moisturized, and is affordable.

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L’Occitane Honey hand cream

This was a travel-sized hand cream that I kept in my purse. While I liked the hand cream itself, the honey scent is quite strong. I don’t like applying such strongly scented products in public because it may offend people around me, so it took me a while to get through this product. I can’t find it any more on L’Occitane’s website, so I assume it has been discontinued.
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Biore UV Perfect Milk Sunscreen SPF 50+ (link goes to my review)

This used to be my favorite sunscreen year round, and it is still my favorite for the cooler months. I’ve realized recently that I prefer gel formulas for the summer though, as even this milky product feels sticky. If you dislike alcohol in your skin care products, I still recommend this one.

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Menturm The Sun UV gel SPF 50+

This has been my favorite sunscreen this summer, but unfortunately it is not easy to find. I usually stayed away from Menturm sunscreens because they were thick and left a white cast, but this one was pretty good!

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Nivea Protect Water Gel Super SPF 50+

This was an OK product. Some gel sunscreens pill on me or flake off, but this one did not.

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Nivea Sun Protect Plus Waterproof UV Milk SPF 50+

Between this product and the one above, I prefer the other one. It also has more product!

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It’s still summer here in Japan, so I’ll be using up a few more sunscreens. SPF is important all year around!

 

xoxo, K

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