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Empties for April 2015

I usually only do an empties post every few months, but for some reason I have a lot of empties in the month of April.

 

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Candle (link goes to my review)

I really liked this candle, more than I expected. I have been unexpectedly liking sugary scents lately!
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Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods shower gel (link goes to my review)

This is a much loved, much repurchased product. I like that the scent is pretty unisex, without any overly floral tones. I think this particular one was a gift from a good friend of mine.

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Johnson’s Body Care Extra Care hand cream

This product and the entire line of Johnson’s Body Care seems to not be available in the US or UK. This was a hand cream that I used in the early spring. I liked that it was moisturizing without feeling heavy.

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Bifesta Uruochi cleansing lotion (link goes to my review)

I picked up this product wondering if it would be a dupe for the Bioderma. While I liked the simplicity of just wiping my face, I found that this product did not completely remove my eyeliner and mascara.

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Baby Oil

This winter, my skin was so dry that body lotions made my skin itch. I used baby oil for a while, and this was the cheapest one I could find.  Later, I switched to using pure olive oil on my skin.

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Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum (link goes to my review)

Although this is only a sample, it lasted me over a month! I ended up buying the roller ball, which is also lasting me for a long time.

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RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

I have purchased this quite a few times, but it looks like I never wrote a review of it. I like that it is hydrating moisturizer that sinks into my skin very quickly.

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Bath and Body Works Fresh Brazil Citrus body lotion (link goes to my review)

I enjoyed the scent of this product, which smelled of pineapple and citrus. It reminded me of tropical summers!

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (link goes to my review)

After I cut my hair to a bob, I have been really loving salt sprays to give an effortless look to my hair!

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Muji Blend Essential Oil in Relax

I don’t even know if Muji still sells this essential oil blend! I really enjoyed the lavender scent.

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What products have you used up recently?

xoxo, K

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Empties for January to March, 2015

Empties are a very interesting type of blog post for me to read.  What is it about people’s trash that is so exciting? Maybe it is because I want to see what people really use up and what people weren’t able to use up… as apposed to some favorites posts and videos that seem a little too commercial-y.

At the same time, I’m always amazed that people can use up so many products in only 1 month. I think I use up only a few skin or body products each month.  Don’t get me started on makeup – it takes FOREVER for me to use up a powder product!

Here is what I used up in January, February, and March.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place makeup

This was a gift from a friend, and I totally loved it! I also randomly found a pump which fit as well. Interestingly, I also found that the shade name is different in some parts of the world.  I have already repurchased this product!

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Revlon Colorstay foundation for Combination/Oily skin in Sand Beige

This was my go-to foundation for a very long time. Although it looks thick and cakey if I apply it normally, it looks very natural when worn sheered out. The product shown here is the American version – the Japanese version comes with a pump, and costs more than twice the cost of the American one!

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

This is the second bottle of this that I have used up.  This helps my makeup to last, although it is less effective in the summer when I sweat it all off. I still haven’t found anything like an antiperspirant for the face, so please let me know if such a product exists!

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This is one of the small tubes sold at Sephora. I like it better than the full sized tubes because it is easier to squeeze out product from these. This product smells pretty strongly of shea butter.

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Bath and Body Works Shea Cashmere Hand Cream

This product has a very strong scent.While I liked how it kept my hands moisturized, I didn’t like how strong it smelled.

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ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler

I usually pick up a retinol cream when I go to the US. This was just the level of moisture that I wanted in the winter.

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Lush Hot Toddy shower gel
(link goes to my review)

This was a limited edition shower gel that I picked up for the holidays. It smelled like cinnamon and had biodegradable glitter!

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Bath and Body Works Velvet Tuberose shower gel

I usually only buy travel sized shower gels because I get tired of the scent before I can finish it…and as expected, this took FOREVER to use up!!

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The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Home Fragrance Oil
(link goes to my review)

This is a home fragrance that I picked up when I visited Hawaii last winter. The Ginger Sparkle scent is a line of products that comes out each Christmas at The Body Shop. I enjoy how the scent smells like the holidays without being a sweet scent.

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Bath and Body Works Lanikai Coconut Candle

This is a 3-wick candle from Bath and Body Works. I typically stay away from 3-wick candles because I don’t burn them long enough for them to burn evenly. You can see that the soot accumulated on the container because of this.

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Bath and Body Works Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut Candle
(
link goes to my review)

I bought this candle during my recent trip to the US, and I was surprised at how much I liked it! I usually stay clear of overly sweet candles, but this was spicy enough that I enjoyed burning it.

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Hope you enjoyed seeing my empties!  Are there any products you used up recently that you would recommend I try?

 

xoxo, K

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Empties for October, November and December 2014

Here are the products I used up in the last 3 months of 2014! I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my empties.  When I watch empties videos on Youtube, I amazed at how many products people can use up in a month.  It takes me a very long time to use up skin care products, and makeup takes forever!

 

Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum
I apply only a very small amount of perfume, so it’s amazing when I use up a bottle!  I remember picking this up at a CCO in London quite a few years ago.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment (link goes to my review)
This product made it in to my favorite products of 2014! That’s pretty amazing considering I picked it up expecting not to like it.

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Bath and Body Works Cashmere Glow body lotion
I’m just about done with my BBW stash, just in time for another trip to the US!  This product smelled similar to the vanilla scents from BBW, but not quite as sweet.

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Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Super Rich Body Cream
This is part of the True Blue Spa line at BBW, and is thicker than their normal body lotions.

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Sleek Vintage Pigment
I bought this product when I went to London, and pressed it into a pan.  It is a shimmery antique gold color which I got a lot of use out of.

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Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods shower gel (link goes to my review)
This is a much loved, much repurchased product.

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Bath and Body Works Tiki Beach 3-wick candle
This was the first 3-wick candle I purchased, and I learned that they are way too big for me, and also do not burn evenly in my home.  I’ll stick to the medium candles from now on!

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Bath and Body Works Island Margarita 3-wick candle
You can see the soot at the top of the container, where the candle did not burn evenly!

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DET Clear Fruit Enzyme Powder Wash
(link goes to my review)
This was a great facial cleanser for my skin, with gentle exfoliating properties.

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Urban Decay 24-7 eyeliner pencil in Zero and Whiskey (link goes to my review)
I got the Urban Decay Naked palette when it still came with this pencil, and now it is available to buy individually! From trying out this pencil, I found out that I definitely need to use brown eyeliner on my lower lash line as black looks too harsh. This was a great eyeliner, but I still love Jordana pencils more (and they are much, much more affordable!)

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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation (link goes to my review)
This product made it into my favorites numerous times. It feels lighter on the skin compared to the original Revlon Colorstay, but it did not last on my skin as well.

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Skinfood Fermented Soy Milk Wrinkle Care Sleeping Mask (link goes to my review)

 Sleeping masks are a hassle-free way to give your skin some pampering.  Just slather it on and go to sleep! It is surprising to me that while sleeping masks are popular in Korean cosmetic brands, I have never seen them in other countries.

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Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub (link goes to my review)

This is a very affordable skin care product that I picked up while I was in the Philippines. It did brighten my face, but the scrub was a little harsh.

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I enjoy reading other bloggers’ empties posts because the reviews tend to be more in depth, and I can find a lot of great products that I want to try next.  Hope that my empties post inspires you to try some of these products as well!

xoxo, K

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Empties Jan – Sep 2014 part 2

This is part 2 of my long overdue empties post.  While I lived in China and in Indonesia, I tended to hoard beauty products because there were a lot of things I couldn’t purchase in those countries. Now that I am back in Japan, I am trying to get through all of them.  It’s been a long journey – for example, although it has been a year since I came back, I still have cotton pads that I hoarded!

Victoria’s Secret Pure Seduction body lotion
(link goes to my review)
This was a surprisingly good body lotion and moisturized my body well.  I want to try a different scent next!

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Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods shower gel and body lotion
(link goes to my review)
I’m not sure how many of these I have purchased.  That’s saying a lot, considering I only have a chance to buy BBW products when I go to the US.

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Philosophy The Gingerbread Girl shower gel
(link goes to my review)
I purchased this product as part of a set quite a few years ago. The scent of this product reminds me a lot of sweet ice tea with lemon.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherpy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Cream
This product is a thick body cream which works great in the winter.

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St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea scrub
(link goes to my review)
I think I purchase this every time I go to the US.  This is a gentle facial cleanser that lathers up well with a facial net, and I love the scent.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla shower gel
(link goes to my review)
This is a rare product because although it is vanilla scented, it is not sweet smelling. I enjoyed this scent a lot.

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Bath and Body Works Pure Paradise body lotion
(link goes to my review)
This product was very fruity scented. If you enjoy fruit scents, this may be a good product for you.

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Bath and Body Works French Lavender and Honey body lotion
I don’t remember much about this product, except that the honey scent was not strong.

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Lush Prince Charming shower gel
(link goes to my review)
This product smells like sweet grapefruit, and reminded me a lot of spring.

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Urban Decay All-Nighter spray
I am not sure how well this product works. In the summer, I tend to sweat off my makeup, even with this on. Is there such a thing as sweat proof foundation?

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What products have you used up recently?

xoxo, K

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Empties Jan – Sep 2014 part 1

Can you believe that I haven’t done an empties post in 10 months!?!?  Even though I hauled a lot of things when I went to New York in the spring, I haven’t used up a lot of things. I am going to Hawaii again next year, so hopefully I will clear up some space in my closet and make room for a haul!

Since I haven’t done an empties post in such a long time, I have so many empties to share with you, so this is a 2 part post.

Lush Pineapple Grunt soap
This soap should be called Pina Colada soap since it smells pretty strongly of coconut as well as pineapple.  This was a fun soap to use and created a firm lather.

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The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter

(link goes to my review)
I really liked the scent of this product, being spicy and sweet but not too sweet. I would pick it up during this holiday season as well.

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Bath and Body Works Sparkling Icicles candle

(link goes to my review)
This was a great scent for my room, being fresh and not too sharp.  I enjoy the BBW candles although I don’t have a chance to purchase them very frequency.

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Bath and Body Works Snowday candle
(link goes to my review)
This was a very sweet candle and smelled strongly of vanilla. If you like sweet scents, you might really enjoy this candle.

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Bath and Body Works Velvet Tuberose body lotion
Wow, I purchased this product in 2010!  It takes me so long to get through a full-sized BBW product that I prefer to purchase a travel size.

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Kiko Mat Fluid
(link goes to my review)
This was a product I purchased during my trip to Italy in 2013.  Kiko is a great brand with affordable prices, and I recommend you check it out if you have a chance to go to Italy.

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Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path body lotion
Moonlight Path was one of the first scents that I tried from BBW, and judging from the packaging, I probably had this bottle for a long time!

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 Bath and Body Works Velvet Sugar body lotion
(link goes to my review)
This was a very sweet scent, smelling like strawberries and sugar, similar to Kool-Aid. This was the first time I tried a BBW product with the new packaging, and I really liked it.

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Lush Reincarnate Solid Shampoo
(link goes to my review)
This solid shampoo was just so-so.  It is supposed to make my hair color more vibrant, but I did not notice any change.

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Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro primer
(link goes to my review)
This is an old favorite of mine.  Rimmel now has a matte version which I prefer, but I would recommend this one if you have drier skin.

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Wow, that was a long post!  Stay tuned for Part 2!

xoxo, K

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