Friday, June 20, 2014

Empties: May 2014

It's already the middle of the year! Every time I start on a Empties post, it always feels like I just posted last month's not too long ago.

The sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser is a staple in my cleansing regime. I have gone through many bottles of this, gentle enough for day frequent use and I love the scent. Bonus points that it is sulphate and paraben free. Another product making a regular appearance is the Clarins Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum; one tube usually lasts me 2 months (once in the morning) but recently I've been using it at night as well. Love the scent, absorbs well and doesn't clog my pores. The Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel [travel size] is a hydration moisturizer for normal to combination skin (there is a Cream-Melt for drier skins), it has a nice scent and a light, fresh texture. Very pleasant to use.

I almost always have at least 2 different scents of body wash in my bathroom- and invigorating/fresh scent and another more indulgent/creamy scent. The Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate [travel size] is a firm favourite, infact I have the whole line- Tonic Body Scrub, Body Oil and the Body Balm. The tonic scent is sooooo good, I love it! The Rodial Life & Style Bathing Balm was my creamy scent for the past 6 months (at least). A little bit goes a long way and the bathroom smells lovely, like almond milk even hours after. I liked it, but not enough to repurchase. The Clarins High Definition Body Lift [Deluxe size] is my last bottle of the old formula, and I am currently using the new one. De Lorenzo rejuven8 the ends was my favourite hair leave-in-treatment whilst living in Melbourne. It really left my damaged ends so soft and smooth, plus the scent was really nice too. Brought a bottle back to humid Kuala Lumpur and it didn't seem to have the same effect, instead making my hair a little greasy and heavy. Highly recommend if you're living in colder/drier climates.

Loose powders take foreverrrrrr to finish! Which could be a good or bad thing LOL with the Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder, it was definitely a good thing. The powder is really fine, never cakey nor matte, which is what I like. One tub lasts a long long time, I think mine was around for a year? Would repurchase. This benefit 10 bronzing and highlighting duo has been with me for 8 years! Okay that's way past the recommended use by, but to be fair I only really started going at it in the past year. This was a gift from my sister, and a heart-warming story accompanies it (: Perfect for people who want to contour AND highlight but don't want to spend much time doing their face. I liked the bronzer half but the highlighter was a wee bit sparkly for me. The product comes with a decent brush applicator as well.

Total January - May: 58


  1. I love the Chanel loose powder. Its a multi talent product.
    Sunny greets, Mariana

    1. I never expected to like this product so much! Always felt that loose powders were the same, regardless of from the drugstore or highend.

      Hope you're well!