Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gifts & Empties: December 2012

My last Empties post for 2012! 

Before I get there, here's what I received in December 2012...

That's a crazy amount of products, all of which were gifted! The majority came from a Christmas gift packed by Claire. I also ended up with a few new beauty products which are not pictured.

And I wonder how I end up with way more than I need. Thank you, generous friends!

Face products
On to what I emptied in December:
1. Hello Kitty x Rosette Cleansing Paste (am keeping the cute case to use as storage)
2. CLARINS Gentle Exfoliating Refiner [Trial size]
3. CLARINS Pore Minimizing Serum [Trial size]
4. OLE HENRIKSEN African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser [Trial size]
5. OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum Collagen Booster [Trial size]
6. OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Revealed Super Creme with SPF 15 [Trial size]
7. shu uemura Cleansing Oil 150ml
8. Lavender Water Mist

Body products
 9. CLARINS High Definition Body Lift [Sample]
10. Etude House Missing U Harp Seal Hand Cream
11. Himalaya Herbals Cream & Honey Soap- I found this soap to be moisturizing and an added plus was how it scented my bathroom with the lovely scent. Well worth the price!
12. Sexy Girl Hair Essence
13. batiste Dry Shampoo XXL volume
14. NIVEA Night Whitening Body Milk

Thrown out!
15. ettusais Medicated UV [Trial size]
16. OLE HENRIKSEN Invigorating Night Gel [Trial size]- I only used this twice, and I only have two words: IT BURNS!!!!
17. MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth BB Stick
18. L'OCCITANE Ultra-Matte Face Fluid [Sample]
19. CHANEL Vitalumiere Compact- Nothing wrong with the product, I just got sick of using the last bits (it kept crumbling on my dresser everytime I used it with a brush). Decided to chuck it out instead.

Not pictured:
20. Etude House Petit Bijou Soft Body Wash
21. KAO Essentiel Hair Mask

Total products emptied: 16
Total thrown out: 5
Total: 21
Total Feb - December: 154!!!

I think I did good in 2012, am aiming to clear out my stash even more in 2013!


  1. Wow you managed to finish a lot of products through December! I am impressed! I've been slacking recently! Need to get back on it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

    1. Thank you, Leanne! Most of the products were trial sizes so they only lasted about a month, I sure hope my incoming items are less than what I've finished up else I'll never see the bottom of the bin!

  2. The packaging of the Hello Kitty cleansing cream and the Shu Uemura oil are just darling. I would keep them for storage too!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    the shop of worldly delights

    1. The shu uemura bottle has been refilled once already! :D I wont be purchasing their cleansing oils anymore so this would probably be good to fill with my dog's shampoo or something haha

  3. wow you did impressively with the empties.. now you can treat yourself with those beauty gift hehe

    1. nooooo! the point is to minimize, dont encourage me!! haha :D

  4. YAY! I'm featured XD Seems like you're slacking a bit on the review already. Getting shorter and shorter LOL!

    1. i'm slacking more? :( i wanna give up lol. too many i don't know how to review :(((

    2. Take picture of all the products but only review the good ones?

    3. Claire: HAHA mentioned in older post that reviews would only be given for outstandingly good/bad products :P too lengthy even I dont want to read

      Xc: Start new then its Jan 2013 now, scrp the old and just start fresh!

      Claire: That's what I just did!!! haha