Oct 29, 2013

October Empties

Another month flew by and cooler weather has arrived. With the daylight saving time switching this Saturday, we are going to enter shorter days. Yay for an extra hour of sleep but when it gets dark at 4:30pm, it can get depressing :(

I have gone through quite a bit of products this month which I am happy about. I am not quite a hoarder yet but I have so many products in my stash that it is hard to stick with one product and finish it till the end. 

3 Candles from Bath & Body Works:
Summertime S'Mores, Rio Glow & Honey Suckle

I go through about 2 to 3 3-wick candles each month. I switch them up so I would not get bored of each scent. I get tired of scent easily so unless I am really in love with one candle, I rarely buy back-ups with the exception of Honey Suckle. This is my second one and I still have one left. The scent is so nice and refreshing. Even though it is from their summer collection, this candle is a pleasant scent for all year round. Summertime S'Mores is very similar to Fireside Marshmallow which I adore. I got a couple from last fall so this year I pass on those and try new ones. Rio Glow is a bit too sweet to my taste. You know sometimes some candle scents can be so sweet and over-powering that would give you headache. This one is borderline like that. 

Lush Ocean Salt Facial Scrub
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream (in sample size)
Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover

With oily skin, Lush's Ocean Salt facial scrub is very effective in unclogging pores. This is my second tub and is a staple product in my skincare routine.

I received a generous sample size of Lush's Enchanted Eye Cream. It is a lighter textured moisturizer for delicate under eye area which I thoroughly enjoyed. Will probably pick up a full-sized one with my next Lush trip.

Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover is one of my favorite eye makeup removers. It is reasonably-priced, and really does a great job in removing my waterproof eye makeup including those stubborn mascara. 

Lush Party On Shower Jelly
Tresemme Thermal Heat Protector
NuMe Hair Finishing Serum

Another Lush product I finished up this month. Party On is from the retro products which were so popular in the past that they decided to bring it back for a limited time. Party On is a very refreshing citrusy scent. Perfect wake-me-up for morning showers.

Tresemme heat protector is my favorite. I blow dry my hair and I have thick hair. This does an excellent job in protecting my hair.

I received the NuMe finishing serum in probably my Ipsy bag. This does the job in giving the ends of my hair a nice finishing touch. Not too greasy which I like. But I have other hair finishing serum that works similarly and more accessible to purchase so don't think I would go out and purchase it in full-size.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

The Clinique bottom lash mascara is such a great product to use for my barely-there bottom lashes. It has the tiniest brush so I can apply mascara to my bottom lashes, making them visible. It stays on and doesn't smudge. I already re-purchased another one.

Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian has to be my favorite lip cream/gloss. I rarely finish any lip gloss since I have so many. But this White Russian is my go-to lip cream almost daily. It is a light pink shade which I love to apply on top of almost all my other lipsticks. It tones down brighter shades and this gloss is not sticky at all. Has a very pleasant scent and I love the menthol-tingling sensation. Repurchased another one already. Love this.

Last product is of course my Target brand makeup wipes. I don't have a Target store near me and every time I go to the city, I stock up on a few. I am out of that already and switch back to my other favorite brand, Simple.

Do you have a lot of staples in your beauty stash that you would use up month after month? Or do you prefer to try out new things?


  1. Awesome empties! I agree, White Russian is beautiful :)


    1. the White Russian is by far my favorite lip gloss. Such a nice formula and color is beautiful.

  2. Oh the s'mores candle just sounds delicious! The very few times I use heat styling on my hair during the year I use the same thermal spray.


    1. I am really enjoying the s'mores candle as some marshmallow candles can be too sweet-scented. This is just the right amount. I wish I could get away without heat styling my hair. You're so lucky.

  3. So satisfying to finish things! =) Especially...candles! :)

    1. yes, whenever I get to the end of those candles, I am just relieved that it's done and I can start over with a new scent :)

  4. awesome batch of empties! I've never tried buxum but that lip gloss looks really lovely, I also really want to try the ocean scrub now! :)


    1. Buxom has the holiday set with few of their popular ones in mini size. Great time to try.

  5. I also went through the Tresemme heat protectant this month and a bunch of candles. I cannot get enough of those candles!
    The Grass Skirt

    1. I get tired of scents easily so I'm happy to get the candles used up and start my fall scented ones :) The Tresemme heat protectant is one of the best ones for drug store. I always stock up on those whenever I spot a sale.