Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Empties: February 2012

1. SANA HADANOMY Collagen Mist, 90ml
I am a sucker for packaging, when this line debuted I didn’t even bat an eyelid. But when they came out with the Limited Edition heart packaging, all of a sudden I had to have it! This mist contains collagen and smells of roses but not of the sweet variety. I use this on my face and neck after my toner. It doesn’t break me out and my face does feel more supple when I use it. Repurchase? Maybe after I finish my other mists.

2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, 30ml
This trial size was a GWP (Gift with Purchase), I took it along to Melbourne in Dec/Jan and this lasted me for more than a month. I use it nightly after my toner (and mist) and sometimes in the morning. This essence is really worth every dollar, while I was using it regularly (a year ago) I did notice my skin to be more refined and radiant. Repurchase? Most definitely! After I get through the unopened bottle first.

3. BATISTE Dry Shampoo (Diva), 150ml
This product is one of my must-haves! I always have a can on my dresser as I only wash my hair about 3x a week. I have long, thick hair which I prefer to air-dry and this takes forever, so if I get home late, I don’t wash my hair. I never really use the hairdryer (though I own one), not even in Winter. This product soaks the oil up and leaves the hair smelling clean and also gives it volume. Comes in a few scents too! My only gripe is that it is not available where I live. Repurchase? YES!! And in bulk!!

4. ADIDAS Women 3 Action Deodorant, 35ml
I received this in a goodie bag, the scent is nice and it is also a good size for travel. However it has been sitting for way too long on my dresser so I used it on my feet as well. Repurchase? No, I still have another can waiting plus I am trying to phase out using deodorant.

5. LANEIGE Star White Cream, 50ml (old formula)
My sister abandoned this whitening face moisturizer a long while ago in favor of Anna Sui’s prettier packaging (sidenote: a nice scent + pretty packaging does not equate to a great product! The Anna Sui was eventually demoted to elbow/foot cream *boo* ) so I picked it up as a neck and elbow cream. While it was great on my face for Melbourne Winters, it feels heavy for the tropical country I live in now. Repurchase? No.

6. HADA LABO Retinol Lotion, 170ml
Touted as the alternative to SK-II’s FTE, I bought this a year ago after I finished my first FTE bottle thinking I could save major moolah. I used it the same way I did the FTE, after toner, before serum. In the first few months my skin did experience smoothness and the fine lines on my forehead seemed to disappear, but after that, nothing. I demoted it to arms/legs lotion status as I do all my other rejected serums and moisturizers. Because it is such a huge bottle and you only need a little bit, it took me AGES to finish this. Repurchase? No.

7. GARNIER Clean Sensitive Gentle Eye Make-up Remover, 150ml
Not to be mistaken with the awesome 2-in-1 Gentle Make-up Remover, this water-based product was shared between my sister and I when we had our eyelash extensions done (oil-based removers loosen the lash adhesive). This product is so gentle that it couldn't even properly remove my light eyeliner. I gave it a few weeks before I decided to bin it. Repurchase? Neverrrrrr.

Total products emptied: 6
Thrown out: 1

P/s: Happy Birthday to those who only get to celebrate their real birthday once every 4 years!♥  


  1. the dry shampoo sounds so interesting!! i always wanted to try some but i find it a little bit weird to go to the store and buy it.. it's considered kind of an old grandpa's product over here :/ but since my scalp gets oily super fast while the ends of my hair are rather dry i might just buy it! i saw the tigi rockaholic dry shampoo at the department store the other day.. have you ever tried it? also, the hadanomy spray is sooooo great and moisturizing <3 i love the packaging too!!

  2. haha why would grandpas need to use dry shampoo!! :D i havent tried the tigi rockaholic before but they are def more expensive than batiste, maybe you can try it out and let me know??

    yes, i remember reading your review on the spray as well :D i kept the empty bottle, am hoping to fill it up with when i repurchase the "normal" packaging hehe