New Empties Again! Bath/Body and Skincare Edition

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I know I’m not the only one who gets excited over empty bottles of shampoos and whatnots or makeups almost hitting pan. Call it trivial but that’s what I have become over the last months. I have a plastic bag in the bathroom drawer where I collect my empties until I’m ready to post ’em, all in their naked glory. It’s like an affirmation of self-control. It’s hard I tell ‘ya but I try to keep up. 

Let’s start from the top, hair care! I have reviewed Taya Amazon White Clay Thickening shampoo and conditioner (plus some more from the line) not too long ago. I like how this combo made my hair silky-smooth.

Now we go to my torso, arms, legs, feet and all the nooks and crannies of your imagination, haha!

I’m big on body scrubs, drugstore or high-end it doesn’t matter as long as I love the scent or texture. I have also reviewed Perlier Volcanic Thermal Spa Scrub, while I like its gentle exfoliation properties, I wasn’t a fan of the scent.

The Body Shop is one of my favorites when it comes to shower gel. So yes, I will stock up when I hit the mall after Christmas so I can avail of huge discounts!

Body Butter or lotion is one category that’s hard to consume down to the last drop. I have several in my stash that’s why. I found this moisturizer brand called Boutique at TJ Maxx. It has a hint of floral scent and feels so light on the skin.

Back in August, I did a major Victoria’s Secret haul. Their 6+1 promo (I think?!) was simply too hard to resist so I bought every lotion, cologne, lingerie, etc. Fast forward to present, I’m still forcing myself to use them up so I’m glad that I have finished this mini-bottle of Luscious Crush fragrance. It smells like candy!

Time for skincare! Let’s begin with facial masks from The Face Shop, a Korean skincare brand. 

If you have The Face Shop near you, I say go try these masks, they’re only $2 each! I like to store these in the fridge so they stay cool and moist. Once or twice a week, I treat my face ala- spa. Ten minutes of nirvana at home, olala! By the way, that Volcanic clay is a nose strip, another must-try from The Face Shop.

Let’s go to more skincare products.

I have reviewed Eclos skin prep cleanser here. It has a nice apple scent, perfect for daytime skincare. 

Another must-try for you is Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Wash, it feels so gentle and the coconut fragrance is definitely inviting! 

I initially thought that these Pacifica wipes are for makeup. Boo me for not reading; turns out, they are lotion wipes. But see they come in handy when you’re out and about and want to freshen up!

Another favorite from The Face Shop would be their makeup wipes. They remove makeup and residues with less effort. No face- tugging of sorts, if that makes sense.

What are your recent empties? I’m curious as a cat!

Kathryne

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30 Comments

  1. December 19, 2013 / 7:07 am

    Oh don't you just love the Ecos cleanser?? It's so perfect for every skin type. I'm really impressed by how much you've been able to use up.

    • December 20, 2013 / 7:57 am

      Hi Shelley, it's a challenge but I try to keep up ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. December 19, 2013 / 7:20 am

    Love Pacifica anything, and Alba is one of my favorite drugstore brands ๐Ÿ™‚ I also don't have the Face Shop nearby, but I'll be on the lookout for these masks in case I spot one on sale online somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • December 20, 2013 / 7:59 am

      Oh that's great to know! Maybe some of The Face Shop products are sold in Asian stores. I remember somebody told me that before.

  3. December 19, 2013 / 10:31 am

    You have used up so many products! I love reading empties posts and see what others like or don't like ๐Ÿ™‚ I also get a good feeling, when I use up products and extra good feeling, when its makeup products ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • December 20, 2013 / 7:59 am

      Hi Laura, I'm glad to know you feel the same way! Cheers!!!

  4. December 19, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Can I just commend you on having such nice looking empties? Mine always look like they've gone through the washing machine!

  5. December 19, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    My boyfriend is using the Taya conditioner and likes it so far– plus it makes the shower smell great!!

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:01 am

      lucky boyfriend for having a gorgeous beauty blogger girlfriend!

  6. December 19, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    I've never heard of a lotion wipe. Where have I been… hmm a lot of my hand creams are empty. My Model in a bottle spray is running low

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:02 am

      Me too, that's why I thought it was for my makeup. But it does smell good though!

  7. December 19, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    Love posts like this! I could never post my empties… they look so wrecked when they are done! lol

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:02 am

      hahaha, that's the proof of their journey so post it. This woman just happened to be OC freaky!

  8. December 19, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    I love posts like this! I could never post my empties… they look so wrecked when I get done with them!

  9. December 20, 2013 / 12:36 am

    I always enjoy seeing what people finish!

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:03 am

      I do, and right now I just used up another facial wash!!!

  10. December 20, 2013 / 1:39 am

    I never use up that much. It takes me months and months. My post would be eensy short. Good job.

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:04 am

      I try my best to contain my stash or it will rival a beauty store.Shame shame shame on me!!

  11. December 20, 2013 / 5:29 am

    I have had my eclos kit for a couple months and haven't even tried it yet… yikes, I better get with it. lol I love seeing empties because I am so bad with them, I throw them away and then remember that I should have kept them and it was too late. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • December 20, 2013 / 8:05 am

      This facial wash is nice, also the moisturizer except that the latter has very strong, almost to the point of intimidating scent!

  12. December 20, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    That's a whole bunch of empties! Those lotion wipes sound interesting….did you like them?

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