Empties #22: July 2015 – Part 2


As usual, here comes Part 2 of July’s empties! I like to cut my empties post into 2 posts because they’re much easier to do up. I try to comment on how much I like the products since I have used them up so I have a pretty good idea; sometimes it’s also for my own reference – so I can check back about how much I liked something and if I should repurchase them. So every empties post is like doing 10-15 mini reviews – which is not that easy I tell ya! Anyway, let’s get cracking on!

Rating system:
♣ No idea as it’s too small, no opinions or have no impression of.
♥♥ Dislike.
♥♥♥ Neutral/ok; will not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥ Liked; but may or may not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥♥ Holy grail; will repurchase or have repurchased.

11. Phyto Secret de Nuit Hydrating Regenerating Night Treatment ♥♥♥
This is a cream that I rub into my hair after washing and leave on overnight. It feels okay, not too heavy-feeling – I don’t see a lot of difference in my hair after using. I managed to get 2 applications out of this sachet, because I don’t like putting on too much in my hair.

12. Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire ♥♥♥♥
Reviewed here. I really like the formula, worked pretty well on waterproof makeup but I think it’s just too expensive for the brand and brand positioning.

13. Value Nail Foils ♥♥♥
I have a love hate relationship with this – it’s cheap and looks great on. But it only really lasts about one day before it chips off. I would probably still buy them for special events.

14. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Solution Micellaire ♥♥♥♥
Reviewed here. As compared to the Embryolisse micellar solution which was USD32 for 250ml, this is so much cheaper at S$25 for 500ml. I like this a bit less than the Embryolisse one because it’s not as efficient at removing waterproof makeup, but at the price difference I will still repurchase this.

15. NYX Eyeshadow in Pure Skin ♥♥♥♥
This is not finished but it’s shattered into many pieces making it quite difficult to use so I’m throwing it out. I really like it – it’s a beautiful skin shade with very small shimmer bits but it’s not obvious so it makes for a great brow highlight. The texture is smooth and buttery; and it’s really affordable!

16. i.myss Cantabile Stick BB Concealer ♥♥♥♥♥
Reviewed here. I really really love this; it looks great on, feels great on and is so convenient. I’ll definitely be getting another of this when I’m done with my other concealers!

17. Essence Lipstain in You Rock! ♥♥♥♥
Sorry that this looks so dirty. I’ve been using this to give a slight stain everyday – and it’s lasted such a long time! It feels quite nice; it’s not drying like some lipstains but the stain doesn’t last very long.

18. ELF Brightening Eye Color in Glam ♥♥
I know ELF products are cheap but this feels cheap, looks cheap and applies terribly. It’s either lacking in pigmentation or very powdery/crumbly; it doesn’t last on me at all. Out it goes!

19. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream
I really don’t know how well this performed because… it expired and hardened!

20. A’PIEU Essential Source Hyaluronic Acid First Ampoule ♥♥♥
Reviewed here. I like how this feels but according to my facialist, this does nothing for my skin.

21. Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water ♥♥♥♥
Have used several of these – I like bringing them to the gym and I use them like toners although they’re not really. Feels refreshing and moisturising.

22. SAMPAR Glamour Shot
I think this is meant to be a primer but I can’t remember how well it performed.

23. Cle de Peau Beaute Wrinkle Correcting Concentrate
The tiniest sample on earth ever – so small that even trying to push the product out is difficult.

24. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser ♥♥♥♥
I really like this – there’s very small grainy bits in this exfoliating cleanser which I like; it’s small enough not to be too abrasive, but I can still feel some grainy bits which I generally would like to have in an exfoliator. I just don’t like an exfoliator that feels like a cleanser, you know? Some exfoliators breaks me out but this did not and my skin always looks better after using this (for a short while).

And that’s it for my July’s empties! It’s not as much as usual – I’m quite shocked at how little I went through because I thought I’ve been a lot more diligent in using my skincare products than usual! But it could also be explained by the fact that I’m trying to use up more of the large bottles instead of just the sample-sized ones, which takes much longer.

What did you use up in July?

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