May Empties and Chuckers


  1. Estée Lauder Futurist Age Resisting Make Up SPF15 in 3W1 Bare Beige - Huzzah! A makeup product in an empties list. I liked this a lot which is probably why I only brought it out on special occasions when it was new. But it was also a summer shade for me so it has taken me a while to finish this up. I would repurchase if I were not fickle and didn't have an army of foundations waiting for me to deploy.
  2. Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+ in Medium - It feels heavy and greasy so I normally just use it when I'll be in the sun for a while, but eyeing the approaching expiry date, I persisted in using it up last month. Not sure I'll repurchase, but I do have a sample in a light shade that I can use in the summer which won't expire until next year.
  3. Shiseido Benefiance Intensive Nourishing and Recovery Cream (sample) - Quite thick and greasy, and takes a while to absorb. Good enough, but not great. I think I'll be going off of Shiseido for a while.
  4. Shiseido The Skincare Eye Moisture Recharge (sample) - Rather basic eye cream. Didn't do any harm, but I didn't think it did much good either.
  5. Avene Soothing Moisture Mask - I thought this would be a really good intensive hydrating mask, since I loved the Avene Skin Recovery Skin so much. But it neither soothed nor moisturised. My skin didn't absorb much of it and after I wipe it off, I just felt a greasy layer on my skin. At AU$30+, it was not cheap, but I had to use the last few squeezes of it on my legs as it was expiring and I just wanted to be rid of it.
  6. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Mist - This was a fine mist - a fine product that produced a really fine mist. I loved using this and it absorbed really quickly, though I'm not sure it did much for my skin. I really wanted to reuse the bottle it sprayed evenly and beautifully, but somehow I broke it while refilling it with the Hada Labo Lotion.
  7. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks (sample) - Not moisturising enough for winter time, and I am addicted to my body oils.
  8. Dermalogica Super Rich Repair (2 samples) - I like this as it really does make a difference to my dry and dehydrated skin. I get 3-4 nightly applications per sachet. I may purchase a full size depending on how I get on with some new moisturisers I'll be trialling.
  9. Clinique 3-Step (sachet sample) - Just wanted to finish these. Did not rock my boat.
  10. Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF20|PA++ (sachet sample) - Not really suitable for my skin type.
  11. Missha Super Aqua Marine Stem Cell Intensive Serum (sachet sample) - So tiny, I don't know why I bother.


  1. Max Factor Lipfinity Colour Gloss in 550 Reflective Ruby - An old product, that I keep just in case. But after discovering Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, I don't think I'll ever want to coat my lips with a thick, lacquer-like substance again.
  2. Maybelline Superstay Lip Color in 774 Cinnamon - Another lacquer-like substance that I'm finally ready to toss to make room for better lip products.
  3. Maybelline Superstay Lip Color in 755 Plum - Ditto.
  4. Vaseline Lip Therapy x 2 - Chucked after reading about petroleum jelly being nasty for the face. But I honestly haven't found a non-petroleum-based lip balm that heals my lips when they are dry and chapped.
  5. Nivea Sun Spray SPF15 - Expired, almost empty. The spray sort of gets everywhere.
  6. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF15 - Expired, hardly used. We have bottles of zinc sunscreens, but they're so greasy I end up not using any at all so I think I will repurchase this with a higher SPF next summer since this feels quite light.
  7. Hawaiian Tropic Oil Free Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF50 - Expired, almost empty. Got this from a resort shop overseas.
  8. Shower Gel In a Sponge - One of the many things that turned me off beauty boxes. Did not like the smell at all.


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