Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Finished Fortnight #22 | Samples Since October

Happy 2014!  新年快樂~


Been procrastinating on my empties publishing since forever, and it's time to clear out my trash stash a little.  These have been piling up since I started packing for the move, yes, I even brought over trash from parents' home to my current home... Remarkable?  It just seems natural to me~

Let's start, with this post focusing on the non-full-size only; as that will be a totally different mile-long post.  (Hesitated to even touch that bag.  Honest.)


REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel * - Just Jacq - Sam sent me this.  Nice gentle watery gel wash.  Feels lovely and my skin reacts well with it.  Problem is the price.  I'd rather buy another new product to try instead of going back to this. ;)



Gentle Exfoliating Gel - Joyeux Jacq - I do not feel very exfoliated after using this but it definitely is gentle enough to use frequently.  Great when stress is driving my skin crazy and I can't use scrubs stronger than this.

去角質/磨砂。個人很喜歡它的香,裡面粒子不多,好處是皮膚壞的時候,用這個很舒服。我的皮現在好像不太能承受強勁的水晶粉去角質(La Mer, Botanics 那種)。

LA ROCHE POSAY Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser Cleansing and Make up Removal Fluid & Dermo-Soothing Hydrating Lotion * - Just Jacq - Probably came in Glamaboxes... These are very non-irritating, something I will always trust when my skin is misbehaving.  Reliable, but not exciting.


DECLEOR Hydra Floral "Flower Nectar" Moisturizing Cream * - Joyeux Jacq - Obtained from the beauty salon I get facials at.  Lengthier review here.  A nice rather light, rich in moisture, not too emollient cream.


Body and Hair

SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care Shea Cashmere Shampoo & Conditioner * - Joyeux Jacq - Magazine gifts, possibly.  Beautiful creamy 'shea cashmere' scent.  Leaves hair smooth and manageable and reasonably shiny too.  If I do not own as much shampoos and conditioners as I do, and if I do not mind the 'bad' ingredients when time comes to buying a new shampoo, I'll consider these.


LE AMENITY Hair Conditioner * - Just Jacq - Taken back from the Spa we stayed at Koh Samui.  I had to haul this back, along with other tubes from this line, because the sandalwood note is light but beautiful.  The product doesn't do much though, to be honest.  :P


KOSE CoenRich Q10 Whitening Medicated Deep Moisture - Joyeux Jacq - Really moisturising and not greasy feeling after absorption, which doesn't take too long, if you don't over-apply.  No scent, and has whitening ingredients.  I enjoy it enough to keep using the larger tube I own.



SUNWOO COSME Q10 Bee Venom, FOR BELOVED ONE Extreme Hydration Bio-Cellulose Mask, NEVILLE Syn-ake, LA ROCHE POSAY Toleriane Ultra Biocellulose Mask, DERMAL Bee Venom Collagen Essence Mask, ETUDE HOUSE Pomegranate Mask Sheet, FLEUR DE BEAUTE Ageless Firming Mask, KAO Steam Eye Mask "Odorless" "Rose".

None of these masks left bad impression, but I will only repurchase the Neville Synake, LRP Toleriane, and Kao steam eye masks.  Ordered two boxes of 14p of the Kao from Japan through a friend, cheaper there, and I'm obsessed with that stuff.  (can't you tell?)

有回購慾望的:卓悅買的蛇毒(黑色包裝)和 LRP 生物纖維

sunwoo bee venom ingredients

Small Samples (mostly *)

CLARINS Shaping Facial Lift - not a fan and don't see results.
CLARINS White Plus Brightening Hydrating Emulsion - adore!
CLARINS White Plus Intensive Brightening Serum - like it enough to contemplate getting a full size, it is moisturising and noticeably brightening.
CLARINS White Plus Whitening Velvet Emulsion - the day version of the other emulsion, a bit drier, but with spf.  I prefer the Hydrating one.
CLARINS Eye Contour Gel - no special comment.
CLARINS HydraQuench Cream-Melt - nice stuff, good for all skin types as it says, I like this stuff enough to have purchased a full size of its brother cream.

十一月某天,對 Clarins 火得很,就把所有試用裝全找出來,用用看。
(同日,強逼 Honor 陪我到櫃上摸/聞/看產品,還有比價)
還有,已經入手了一瓶水潤活肌保濕霜 (中性至乾性肌膚),現在愛用中。

FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream - like, but the price tag scares me.
ETUDE HOUSE Collagen Moistfull Enriched Cream - good if you're on a budget.
ETUDE HOUSE Collagen Moistfull Cream - not enough for my skin, probably good for younger skin, or in the Summer.
ORLANE Super-Moisturizing Light Cream - surprisingly good stuff, first time trying Orlane and very positively impressed!  (it is so alien to me that, I don't remember where their counters are?)
DR HSIEH 15% Mandelic Acid Anti Acne Gel - needed this when I was breaking out before my wedding.  The acne went away together with the pre-nuptial stress, so I can't tell if this worked or not.  Not too irritating is my two cents.

Fresh (貴)> Orlane(第一次接觸,大有好感)> Etude House(豐盈/輕盈,任君選擇)

These I was not particularly fond of:

GUERLAIN Blanc de Perle Essence Whitening Pearl Perfection - skin care from this brand is pure perfume to me, too much.
HEYNATURE Cleansing Oil
KIEHL'S Clarity-Activating Toner
KIEHL'S Purifying Foaming Cleanser
A'PIEU Moisty Deep-sea Serum & Cream - Mr. A said I stole his aftershave after I used this cream/serum.  Fail.

韓國 A'Pieu 的保濕,被我先生形容為鬚後水,而且久久不散:不合格。

Body and hair sachets, most are just okay.

L'OREAL New EverRiche Shampoo
WELEDA Regenerating Oil
SEPHORA Super Supreme Body Butter - love this stuff!!
JOHNSON'S Extra Care Body Lotion - the smell is soothing and soft and who doesn't like Johnson's fragrance?
AHAVA Firming Body Cream
DRESDNER ESSENZ Body Oil "Wild Rose Lavender"
Nivea Firming Body Oil Q10

特別喜歡 Sephora 的身體奶油霜(絕對亂譯),和強生的嬰兒味乳液~

Travel empties, used up in Thailand.

BIOGLO Red Ginseng Body Scrub
AHAVA Mineral Body Exfoliator
ENCHANTEUR FloralMoisture Shower "Elegant"
YVES ROCHER Mexican Aloe Vera Shower Gel
SOAP & GLORY Righteous Butter - Very nourishing and long lasting.  A little goes a long way, this almost lasted me a week.


ASIENCE Shampoo & Conditioner (Yellow/Gold)
SEN Moisture & Repair Shampoo & Conditioner
PANTENE CLINICARE Damage Repair Conditioner
JIMMBENNY Peach & Shea Butter Shampoo - smells a little plastic-ish.
DAVINES Nounou Nourishing Repairing Mask - very nourishing and beautiful, saved my hair which was dipped frequently into pool water.
KAO ESSENTIAL Damage Care Rich Premier Nourishing Care Lotion

Basically will only repurchase the Sen by Kim Robinson line.  ;)


More KAO Steam Eye Mask "Odorless" "Eucalyptus" - Eucalyptus is perhaps my second favourite, it is perfect to put me to sleep or clear stuffy nose
GUERLAIN Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper
BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution for Sensitive Skin

Bioderma 卸妝水我有幾公升存貨…

*Gift/PR Sample/from Glamabox/anything I didn't pay for

2013 Toll:

Full Size - 89 + 0
Deluxe Sample - 116 + 14 = 130
Small Sample - 68 + 42 = 110
Sheet Masks - 41 + 11 = 52
Random - 84 + 0
Tossed - 99 + 0
His - 16 + 0

The 2013 toll will be completed by my next post... Now I am looking at my big bag of full size and panicking...

Anyway, leave your recent empties link below!  I'd love to know what you've finished up~

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")


  1. I got some of your A'Pieu orange tree facial foam(something named like that?) from Honor. I really cant stand of its smell on face......

    1. the brand/shop A'Pieu was really nice when I visited, too bad their skin care don't impress us positively!



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