April Empties & Chuckers


  1. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula SPF 15 Body Lotion - Thick, slightly greasy but effective at keeping my usually parched skin moisturised throughout the day -- lasts pretty much until my next shower. I have less less greasy options in my stash, but I may re-purchase for its SPF content.
  2. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Milk - A basic moisturiser that worked well on its own until the weather became colder, or perhaps my skin became more dry/dehydrated. Layered over Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Serum, it worked brilliantly again. I will probably repurchase once I clear the other moisturisers in my queue -- I still have Hada Labo moisturisers from the Retinol and Whitening ranges.
  3. Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Face Serum - I quite liked the fragrance of this, but felt it was rather tingly to slightly burning on my cheeks so it was relegated as neck serum. I don't think it did much for my main neck concern (dark folds, not wrinkles), so I definitely won't be repurchasing this.
  4. My Beauty Diary Arbutin Whitening Mask - A couple of years ago on a trip to Kuala Lumpur, I acquired a few whitening products after getting a quite sunburn. But it didn't take long for my facial skin to go back to normal even without any whitening products. I don't think this one is effective at all, but I've just been trying to use all these sheet masks before winter as they are too cold for winter use.
  5. Bio-Oil - Greasy, but effective enough on my growing belly that it doesn't get itchy throughout the day, so I recently bought the biggest size available.
  6. Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser - Boring moisturiser that I used on my arms and legs just to quickly be done with it.
  7. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes - I'm not a fan of wipes, because I feel they're too scratchy for my skin, and wiping my skin gently but thoroughly takes longer than using and washing off an oil-based cleanser. I have another packet to go, but I won't be repurchasing any facial wipes after that.
  8. Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream - Ugh, I guess I was another victim of PR-fuelled blog raves. Sure it moisturised fine, but also made my skin burn a bit. Another one relegated as a neck cream after a few uses on my face.
  9. Skin Doctors Powerbrasion Intensive Micro-Dermabrasion Crystals - Too abrasive. Used some on my knees and elbows just to finish it. I will not be purchasing any physical exfoliants in the future.
  10. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence - I used to swear by this in my late twenties, back when I lived in Singapore. I'm not sure if it's my age or the different climate, but it so doesn't do anything for me anymore.
  11. Tatcha Polished Deep Rice Enzyme Powder Samples sample x 4 - The rice enzyme powders were the best of the Tatcha sampler set that I purchased. Leaves my skin clean and smooth, but not screaming for mouisturiser. But I think it's overpriced and I'm not willing to shell out the exorbitant shipping fee.
  12. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Serum sample x 4 - Fancy pants serum that makes my skin sparkle, literally. I do not understand why it's got so much shimmer! I don't particularly think it did a lot on my face, though 4 sachets lasted a couple of weeks of daily night time use. Made me look like a disco ball after layering other unguents on top.
  13. Estée Lauder Time Zone Line And Wrinkle Reducing Creme SPF 15 sample x 3 - Used 1 sachet per day on my face, neck and decolletage, I'm not in a position to judge its efficacy. But I know at least I won't be purchasing this, as I was unimpressed.
  14. Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night Creme - Used a couple of nights on my neck, and I don;t it's for me.
  15. Konjac French Red Clay Sponge Puff - I did enjoy using this with a foaming cleanser, but now that the weatehr's getting colder, I'm easing off the foam and using creamier cleansers. I might try a creamy cleanser with the other Konjac sponge in my stash.
  16. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo - A freebie shampoo that I shared with hubby. I'm not too fussed with shampoos, as long as my conditioner works fine. We have so many bottles of freebie shampoos, it will take a while before I buy some.
  17. Shampoo Samples - Um, yeah. We have a bunch of hotel shampoos that I want to get rid of as well.


  1. Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool - The three-pronged liner works really well, but the formula smudges on me. Still, this wouldn't have been a chucker if I hadn't accidentally pulled the prongs off and wasn't unable to put them back in.
  2. Revlon Age Defying Precise Wrinkle Eraser - Got this ages ago from the bargain bin, but never used it. Might be the scent. Might be the fact that it doesn't do anything on my hand so I never bother to put it on my face. Anyway, the liquid has separated, rendering it useless.
  3. Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub - Not enough beads for a physical exfoliant. Not even foamy or pleasant enough to use as a body product.
  4. Simple Eye Make-Up Remover - Does not work at all for any sort of makeup. Tap water might be better than this.
  5. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturiser SPF 30 - So many minutes of my morning rush wasted trying to open this thing. I give up.


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