Sunday, 18 March 2012

Empties 2012.03.01

The "empties" post will be too long if I wait till the end of the month to do one, hence I'll do one once I find the time to!  Read on if you're interested in pictures of (trash) used up packaging and a lot of ramblings~~

Make Up 

#057 - Sana Grafixx No.101 Flared Silhouette Mascara

Love the application, the effect it gives, the hold and the durability.  Hate how difficult it is to be removed!
Rating: 5/5 + Repurchase: No.

Skin Care

#058 - Joseristine Bio-technology Hyaluronic Acid Solution
Basically this is a very very cheap moisturising serum.  Just about USD15 for 100ml, maybe?  And it lasted me a good couple of years of infrequent use.  Sadly not too moisturising, not fast absorbing, leaves a slight weird sticky/disturbing feel on the skin.  Good points: no scent, simple ingredients, cheap. 
Rating: 1/5 + Repurchase: No.

#059 - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum
Smells of high-end skin care, i.e. carefully blended fragrant notes, and is a pale yellow liquidy gel.  It is supposed to be a serum you put before other serums to help 'boost' others' absorption and effect, etc.  I feel like it itself is fast-absorbing and not interfere with following products, but not especially necessary or good.  It even dries out my skin a bit, I feel.  For similar purpose I'll prefer my Naruko Narcissus Fundamental Serum - which smells and works better at a lower price (but might be discontinued as it disappeared from the website!)
Rating: 2/5 + Repurchase: No.

#060 - Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate
It targets i) crows feet ii) sub-orbital wrinkles iii) dull eye area iv) dark circles, of which I have 3 except for i).  It is a quite thick yellowish milk that applies easily but takes a little time to absorb - hence a little time to massage in or pat in is required.  The concentrate/serum warms up a little bit around the eyes and I love that feeling.  Not too sure of the effects as I just got 1 sample, but I quite like it. 
Rating: 3/5 + Repurchase: Maybe.

#061 - Lush Mask of Magnaminty
Target oily/troubled skin, helps exfoliation and such.  Not the right product for my skin type.  Don't like the cool minty effect it has on my face.  But very nice on the back.  In fact, when used on body, I find the smell very refreshing and yummy.
Rating: 2/5 + Repurchase: No.

Sheet Masks

#061, #062 - My Beauty Diary (Platinum Line) Camellia Mask
From Taiwan.  Moisturising.  Soft and fitting cloth.  No scent, no eye-cover (not a problem to me).  Wish it is cheaper, smells better and have a better cut.  Could be dis-continued.
Rating: 3/5 + Repurchase: No.

#063 - Kracie Hadabisei Hikishime Mask (Black)The pic shows "packaging-before-during-after"... Well, like this very much!  Supposed to be a pore-clearing and tightening and good for oilier skin types also, but work well on my dry skin!

Almost scentless with a hint of coffee (imaginative?),
Made in Japan,
Black (which is very fun and cool),
Nice fit and sheet texture - see the sides of nose?,
Moisturising, not sticky,
Soothing (see the redness of my cheeks changed)
No dislike yet, except relatively expensive!

Rating: 4/5 + Repurchase: Yes.


#1006 - St. Ives Apricot Scrub - Blemish n Blackhead Control
This is put under random because most of the tube is not consumed by me, but my mum.  My mum has totally different skin type as mine.  Mine is dehydrated, dry, pale with some freckles and prone to expression/fine lines.  Hers is oily, full stop.  At her age, her sebum secretion is really exceptional.  She also have some enlarged pores, scaring from acnes, or fresh black/white heads with her skin.  After this tube is half done it become hard to squeeze out so I cut it open and help used it up (on my face and back).  Love it for its price and feel.  Now mum is using my whitening one - hopefully finish that soon too!
Rating: 5/5 + Repurchase: Yes.

left 2: la lune // right 2: naruko white illuminating

#1007 - La Lune Facial Puff (Cotton)
Got this free with a magazine when I was in Taiwan.  This is a trial pack with 5 pieces.  One side is a stiff textured side for exfoliation/make up removal; while the other is a smooth normal surface.  Very good for applying lotion/toners.  Want to get it if I can find it!

Rating: 5/5 + Repurchase: Yes.

2012 Empties Update:
Jumbo Size: 2 + NA
Full Size: 12 + 3
Deluxe Sample/Travel Size: 21 + NA
Samples: 13 + 2
Sheet Masks: 9 + 3
Random/Extras: 5 + 2

Project 20 Skin Care Update:

Start Date: 1st November, 2011
Balance Brought Down: 37.75
Finished: Full Size 2, Deluxe Sample/Travel Size 0, Samples 2
Total Finished: 2.5
Purchased: Nil
Distance from Goal: 35.25 
Project 20 Body and Hair Update:

Start Date: 15th February, 2012
Balance Brought Down: 13
Finished: Jumbo/Full Size , Deluxe Sample/Travel Size , Samples
Total Finished: Nil
Purchased: Nil
Distance from Goal: 13

Cheers :D

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