By the time I'm writing up this empties/ beauty products I have used up post, I have a feeling that I will win the Project 10 Pan my friend Sam and I are competing in. Check out her post, and mine, and make a bet! We have raised the price to a USD$ 50 package - and that will probably be mine!
Oh, and I had to take the pictures in my kitchen - notice the rice cooker - because that is where the sunlight is at its best. :)
首先從面膜說起，其實後排的我已經另外有專文，可以去看（連結）。簡單說，萬寧 Annecy 牌的比較普通可以跳過不試；另一邊箱，台灣 LoveMore 愛戀膜法 豐。台灣系列的面膜非常好用，已經用過四款口味（還有絲瓜待用）：四款都大推！前排的蝸牛面膜分別是 Mask House 的 Celebrity 系列（萬寧有賣），和 It's Skin 的 Prestige 線（韓國手信）。我正在嘗試比較手上約十款左右的蝸牛面膜，比較完會寫文報告…！暫時說，這兩款生物纖維／ gel 片狀都不錯用，但沒有非常驚艷的感覺。
I have a review for Divinia, Annecy and LoveMore sheet masks here, please check! Currently I am testing out a couple of snail masks, to compare and review collectively, hence the black Mask House and gold It's Skin ones in the front. I will do a post on them soon. At the time being, all I can say is these two options are both 'just okay', 'nice to try' types.
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Hurray
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector - Light/Medium (discontinued) Hurray - See swatches and FOTD here
Dr. Wu Hydrating System Extra Hydrating Lotion with Aqua-Collagen Hurray - Full Review
Laneige Perfect Renew Essence_Ex No Way
YuskinA Family Medical Cream - Hurray/Okay - Reviewed in last Finished Fortnight
Time to Move New Radiance Face Scrub - Okay/No Way
Eternal Concept Aloe Vera Gel - Okay
推薦：Viktor and Rolf 手榴彈香水（但是跟 Zara 的 黑牡丹 Black Peony 一樣味道）。Maybelline 美國版已停產雙頭遮瑕／打亮筆。Dr. Wu 保濕。YuskinA 上個月寫過。Eternal Concept 蘆薈凝露。
不推：Laneige 精華（得一個「香」字）。Time to Move 磨砂。
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb is indeed duped by Zara Black Peony (my review link), now that I have tested a real sample of the Flowerbomb. Maybelline concealer and Dr. Wu hydrating lotion are both contestants of P10P, both are Hurray products, and I'm 2 steps further to victory! :D
Laneige Essence is too fragrant and did nothing. Time to Move and Eternal Concept are samples I got from my Glamabox subscription. The Time to Move smells lovely and has very fine exfoliating particles, I like, but doesn't worth the price I feel. Eternal Concept Aloe Veral Gel was great. After torturing myself with an epilator, I smooth this on and instantly feel better. It calms the redness and heals the sore hair follicles. I am happy that there are still a couple of these samples lying around.
La Sulcane de Saba Hair and Body Gel with Argan Oil - Okay
Nails Inc. Eaton Dry Skin Exfoliator - No Way
Ryoe 呂 Anti Hair Loss Shampoo (unsure of the name) - Hurray
Leocrema Fluida Idratante - Okay
Yves Rocher Tradition de Hammam Clay Mask - face and hair - Okay/No Way
基本上，上圖這幾款身體用的香港都買不到（Yves Rocher 可能有賣這款，不詳），重點是，除了 呂 的洗頭水（洗髮露）我是喜歡和推薦的以外，其餘四樣我都不愛。由於不愛，也省得說了！呂 的紫瓶是防脫髮的（應該），有很優雅的漢方味道，洗得很乾淨，頭髮也滑順。我在秘密地找韓國代購，如果有推薦的賣家不妨介紹給我呢！
Got the La Sulcane de Saba shower gel from a beauty swap with Noire. As with initial impression, it really is similar to the Neutrogena Rain Bath, only runnier and seems to be more moisturising. The Nails Inc scrub is basically coarse sugar soak in oil, quite abrasive but not very enjoyable to use. Ryoe shampoo is another contestant in Sam and I's P10P, I am also planning to write a better review of it. In case that post doesn't come up any time soon, let me just briefly say that I adore this stuff so much I can justify a Korean trip just for buying this brand. Or rather, it is totally worth the hefty price tag some online sellers are charging them for! An Italian swap brought me this Leocrema body lotion, which I gave to Mr. A as body moisturiser. He didn't use it up - he blames the temperature for his irregular application - so I finished it up. It was very thin, but decently moisturising. I much prefer something heavier for my dry limbs. Finally, the Yves Rocher mask. This is a funny, weird thing. I acquired a bunch of Yves Rocher through my Canadian friend JW who's working in Hong Kong. The price was significantly lower compared to the HK price, hence I ordered quite a big bunch. Anyway, so this is a clay mask you apply to both your hair, scalp and face. I have only used this as a hair mask. It comes out similar to the other face clay masks I have tried, but smells a little strange, and has some sandy feeling to it. After waiting for I-forgot-how-long according to the instructions, I rinse off and I didn't notice any difference.
Mannings Wet Wipes Peach Hurray
Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste Hurray
Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection Toothpaste Hurray
Tossed - Shiseido Lash Adhesive No Way
Like the Mannings wipes for cleaning hands, laptop, desk surface, what-not; will defo repurchase. My gum reacted not so well with the new toothpaste I was testing out, so I fall back to good old basic Colgate. Not the most exciting thing to share, but these do work with my gum.
Discarded the Shiseido lash glue that was a 'best-seller' when I visited Tokyo's drugstores. It doesn't dry quick, nor does it dry clear. Very bad product!
More Disappointingly Discarded (borrowed name from Ari)
Tresemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo Volumizing for fine/oily hair No Way - I only used this several times before it got stuck. There are still product inside, but it doesn't come out. I like its smell but I don't find it volumizing nor removing grease too well.
No.7 Poppy King Lipgloss Okay/No Way - I give up using this up despite it's one of the P10P contestants. The packaging broke and the colour isn't beautiful enough to make my heart stay. It has to go.
Threla Lavender All Natural Lip Balm (- shop link) Okay - Mentioned over a year ago in my favourites, this has gone lost for many months - as with many of my lip balms, they tend to hide. When it recently appeared from nowhere, I find this melted and had to go. Also, I have grown to realise that lavender is not my favourite scent, I prefer rose and other flowers than lavender.
The Balm Batter Up "Home Plate Kate" Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows No Way - I much prefer my other cream eye shadows, e.g. MAC paint pots or Benefit creaseless cream. The formula is pretty dry when it's brand new, not too blend-able, and dry up in the pot too soon. The shade "Home Plate Kate" is a pretty pink shimmer though.
Thierry Mugler Womanity "pull-n-spray" card Unknown - It is a perfume sample but I didn't get any spray out of it. It could be because it has dried up (?).
Have you finished any beauty products or personal care recently? Tell me! If you have a blog post, paste the link below, I love me a good read!
Jumbo - 0
Full Size - 13 + 6
Deluxe Sample - 10 + 5
Small Sample - 13 + 1
Sheet Masks - 2 + 7
Random - 9 + 3
Tossed - 20 + 6
Finished Fortnight is a series featuring products I have Finished using, primarily beauty-related empties. I try my best to do this bilingually every other week, Fortnight it is.