Friday 1 November 2013

October Empties

How is it already November? Time seems to be flying! I am still waiting on the warmer weather though, it has teased but just hasn't stuck around. I know I will be complaining it is too hot in a few weeks times but currently, I am sick of having to wear jumpers and cardigans all the time. Oh well.. I am sure the heat will make up for the cool once it arrives. 

Anyway onto the empties!

Shu Uemura Ultimae8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
I really enjoyed this product. I love how it effectively cleanses away make up and the days grime without leaving my skin feeling stripped or dry. My skin actually feels moisturised after using this. My only problem is when I use it to remove eye make up. I always end up with it in my eyes... maybe I am just using it wrong. Haven't repurchased at this stage as I am using the Eve Lom cleanser at nights currently.

Shu Uemura Porefinist Gentle Foaming Cleansing Water
I received this as a sample from a David Jones GWP bag (I think). I liked this but it felt a little uneffective against makeup and left my skin feeling tight. I think this just didn't suit my skin type. 

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
This scrub bought back high school memories, Biore reminds me so much of Clearasil and all those brands that is your first introduction to skincare. I loved the tingly clean feeling this gave my skin but it was too harsh to use more than twice a week.

Payot Demaquillant Essentiel 
This was a sample I received from somewhere and I actually really liked this product. It is a very gentle cleansing milk with Shea butter so it left the skin feeling hydrated but cleansed.

Tiaki Day Cream
I was surprised how much I liked this moisturiser. It was hydrated my skin for the day but didn't feel heavy on the skin. The fact that it is 100% natural is a bonus. 

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner
This is a fantastic product! I am really lazy and pretty much never moisturise my body unless my skin is feeling really dry. This just takes an extra 30 seconds or so in the shower and I come out with silky soft skin. I haven't had a chance to repurchase yet but I think I will buy the one for extra dry skin instead of this one for normal to dry skin.

4me Nail Polish Remover Pads
These were useless for removing polish. The formula was really weak and barely made a mark on the polish on my nails. I ended up soaking these with another polish remover to be able to use them up.

Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel
I LOVE this product. It is really effective at sanitising my hands and it smells lovely whilst doing so. My whole family would use this when we were out and about. The scent is a lovely floral, fruity scent that had a colleague asking 'what is that gorgeous perfume?'. The only downside is it is on the pricey side for hand sanitiser - about $8 a bottle. I will repurchase but for now I am using a cheapie from the chemist. 

Lush Big Sea Salt Shampoo
Love this product and have already repurchased (for the third time).

Goldwell Dual Senses Ultra Volume Gel-Conditoner
This was an okay product, not moisturising enough for my hair but I used it a few times until it ran out. I liked to use this on occasion after the Big shampoo to leave my hair feeling really light and clean. 

Mirenesse Tight Liner
This isn't so much an empty as it is more it has dried up and there is no point keeping it. Can't say I have used this much. I am more of a smudged out pencil liner girl than a slick liquid liner one.

Shu Uemura Pentagon Sponge
This was a pack of 4 square sponges with the corners cut off on one end. After using these I now understand the benefits of using a more expensive sponge compared to the bulk $2 bag I had been using. I will repurchase this soon, at $16 for 4 sponges it isn't too pricey.

So there is another empties post done! I have lots of posts planned for the next month including reviews on the Chanel Christmas collection, items from the Nars & Guy Bourdin collection and a haul on its way from Sephora (via Tarazz) and Nordstrom (which now ships some beauty brands to Australia).

What did you empty in October? 
Which of the above posts do you want to see first?


  1. Good job with the empties this month! My post is MASSIVE for all the finished products. Do you think the Goldwell conditioner is worth repurchasing?

    1. I'll have to check out your empties post, I love to see what products have been enjoyed enough to be emptied. I wouldn't repurchase the Goldwell conditioner as for me as my hair needs something more moisturising but if I had oily/really fine hair then I probably would.

  2. The nivea conditioner for really dry skin {the blue one} is awesome! I love that stuff! I always want to try some nail remover pads but haven't got around to it... will give that brand a miss :)

    1. The body conditioner is such a good invention! I haven't had any good experiences with the nail remover pads I have tried (a couple of different ones), the formula just seems to weak to remove polish. Let me know if you find any that work!

  3. I adore the Nivea shower lotion and the Biore Scrub. Great favourites :)


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