Jan 28, 2014

January Empties

First month of the year really flew by. We have been hit with extreme cold snaps one right after another (-25C/-15F) 4 days in a row certainly is not fun. 

Back to this month's empties:

Managed to finish up quite a few products this month. I got a few fall or Christmas season scented candles and I can't wait to get some spring scents.

Bath & Body Works Velvet Cupcake 3 Wick Candle
BBW Island Margarita Mini Candle
BBW Cider Lane 3 Wick Candle
BBW Fresh Picked Apples Hand Soap

Bath and Body Works Velvet Cupcake has to be one of my favorite candles from their holiday season collection. Island Margarita is from last summer and I like to burn that in the kitchen after cooking a heavy-scented meal. Cider Lane is a mixture of apple, cinnamon and caramel. I thought it would be a pretty mixture of scents but the scent is just too strong.

Fruits & Passion Lily Body Souffle
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye
Roc Dermatologic Enydrial Hand Cream
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion
LaVanila Healthy Deodorant(vanilla grapefruit)
Origins High Potency Night a Mins

I received the Fruit s & Passion body souffle as a PR sample and really enjoy it. Will definitely repurchase it.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye is my second tube finished up. I love their Midnight Recovery Serum and without a doubt this eye cream is moisturizing enough. But I don't find it do exceptionally well with helping my under eye area look brighter in the morning. 

Roc Dermatologic Enydrial hand cream is a gift from Shoppers Drug Mart with purchase. This is really moisturizing. Definitely helps with my dry chapped hand. This doesn't have a scent which I prefer for hand cream. Will purchase it in full-size.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion is one of the products included in my Shiseido White Lucent gift set from Sephora a few months back. I apply that after I wash my face at nite and apply it before I apply my night time moisturizer. It has a very light texture. But it is quite pricey so I won't be buying it in full-size.

LaVanila healthy deodorant has been a stable shower routine product for me. Yes, it is pricey but it does last a few months for me. Vanilla grapefruit is one of my favorite scents from their collection.

Origins High Potency Night A Min is such a joy to use. It is scented like sweet oranges. Texture is thick but fast-absorbing. This one is the regular version and I also have the oil-free version. I have normal to combo skin and even though winter is dry, I prefer the oil-free version.

It Cosmetics CC cream(sample satchel) in medium
Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream

I really enjoy It Cosmetics products and I tried their CC cream and really impressed. Gives my skin a medium coverage and it does cover all my imperfections and doesn't grease me up. 

Fresh Sugar lip balms have to be my all time favorite lip balm. Rose is the color I like the best. 

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara(waterproof) has a very brilliant idea of combining 2 brushes in one tube. One brush for upper lashes and a much thinner and defined brush for lower lashes. Even I got the waterproof version, it doesn't do magic to my stubborn Asian lashes and doesn't hold my curls.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day perfecting cream is a deluxe sample size product I received from redeeming some Sephora BI points a while back. It does last me quite a while and I apply it every morning. Very nice texture and I will definitely look into it next time I go to Sephora.


  1. I really want to try the LaVanila deodorant, I am trying to find a natural deodorant that works but I had one that didn't and gave up and bought normal stuff again, so I have a few to finish up first, but once I have maybe I will spurge on this. I am not allowed to buy beauty products but I don't think deodorant counts especially if I am running out (but I am using 3 at the moment, so definitely not running out yet). I have a sugar lip balm that came as a part of the favourites kit that I haven't used yet but have heard good things about them. I am excited for my empties this month because I didn't do one in December so it'll be nice to get a post done up :)


    1. have been using the LaVanila deodorant for more than a year. Works well for me except for the really hot humid days in the summer. Yes, deodorant totally doesn't count towards beauty products so you're safe to go buy some haha. What an enabler I'm :)

  2. That is an impressive bunch of empties, I also like the Origns night cream x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Great job on your empties! I think I have 3 this month, lol!
    I LOVE the Fresh lip treatments as well. I currently have 3, but I'm sure that stash will grow at some point.

    1. Fresh lip treatment is such a luxury lip balm. Yes, it's pricey but it's totally worth it. I'm planning to get another one soon. Want to try another shade.

  4. And there I thought I did well with my empties, but they look so skimpy compared to yours! I like Lavanilla deodorants too, they helped me completely switch from aluminum antiperspirants.

    1. My monthly empties vary. Sometimes, it's skimpy one month and another month my pile is quite big. Lavanila deodorants come in so many delicious scents.

      Thanks for stopping by:)