Hey girls & boys!
I’ve actually never done an empties post before since I started this blog, and I guess this a collective empties for the year 2015 so far. Now I’ve been trying to finish up my products since I realized I had too many of them lying around collecting dust and being of no use. Some of these products have been a staple in my routine & some were new additions.
PS: Some of these products were sent to me, some were bought by myself, but it will not affect my review on them.
PPS: Let me know if you want full, proper reviews on any of these products, and I shall oblige 🙂
Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume : This is my second bottle of dry shampoo that I’ve finished, the first being the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original Clean & Classic. I love me some dry shampoo, and I usually use them on the 3rd day after a hair wash just maintain a less greasy looking scalp. I have no complaints on the dry shampoo, it does what it says & considering I’m on my 3rd bottle now, I must say I love it! Currently I’m using the Batiste Fruity & Cheeky in Cherry. They retail for MR25.90 at local supermarkets. Repurchase? Oh you bet! ❤
Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo: I bought this simply because it claimed to address hair thinning, so I fell hook, line and sinker. It didn’t eradicate my hair thinning completely, but it did minimize it. It acts like a clarifying shampoo, and my hair was healthy when I was using it, though it did leave my hair feeling slightly dry. My hair loss issues aren’t gonna go away with a shampoo, but at least this helped. This shampoo retails for RM96 at Luxola Malaysia. Repurchase? Yep, sure will, since its a cheaper alternative to the Rahua Shampoo!
Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream: I didn’t expect to love this moisturizer as much as I did, but I do. It keeps my skin hydrated, no breakouts occurred while I was using it, and leaves skin looking matte. Kiehls did a marvelous job developing this! I used this whole jar up in 3 months, and have been planning to get another jar soon, but I need to finish up my current stash of moisturizers first. The product retails for RM105 at local Kiehls outlets. Repurchase? Yes, once I go through my skincare drawer and finish everything else! 😀
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment: I got this product from a giveaway, and it was part of the Tarte Sweet Dreams collection. I used it all up in less than a month, since it was just a small jar of product. It claims to hydrate, firm and brighten the delicate eye area, but I couldn’t see much of a difference after a month of using it. Either I have to use this product longer, or it just doesn’t work for me. And since I don’t have wrinkles or any dryness around my eyes to begin with, how could I see difference? I’m not sure how much this retails for, but I do know a small jar of this & the sample sized Tarte Maracuja Oil retails for RM47 at local Sephora outlets. Repurchase? Nope. Will be spending my money on a better eye cream, like the Clarins one I’ve been eyeing. Pun totally intended!
Rahua Shampoo: This was another whim purchase off Luxola, and was recommended to me by someone I knew. It claims to fortify weak, damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles, allowing for hair to grow longer and stronger. And as all hair products go, I fell for the claim. It did keep my hair long and strong, and definitely kept my scalp healthy, though my hair loss still remained. This was a pricey purchase too, since 275ml of product retails for RM 129.50 on Luxola Malaysia. I liked the scent of the shampoo, it smelled like molasses and sugar, and always left my hair smelling sweet and nice. Le jaan used to say my hair smelled like syrup lol! Repurchase? If I had the extra cash, definitely.
b.liv Hyaluronic Original Hydration Essence: This was sent to me for a review, and I did rave aplenty on the blog post on it which you can read here. Repurchase? I already have Hydraluron, which is a more cost-effective hyaluronic acid serum, though with Hydraluron’s recent price increase, I’m not so sure anymore. Damn you GST!
Hydraluron by Indeed Labs: This is also another hyaluronic acid serum that I purchased for moisture boosting my skin, and my thoughts on it are available here. Repurchase level? Amazeballs!!
Last but not least, the Vichy Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel: This I bought simply Paris B raves to no end about it, and I just had to pick up a bottle for myself. And I’m actually on my second bottle now, which says a lot, since I always find myself changing cleansers as often as I change clothes lol! I love this cleanser, it keeps my skin balanced, hydrated, and most importantly, clear! I haven’t had acne, breakout, not even hormonal ones for the past few months. This is only available via Luxola Malaysia currently, I’m afraid and retails for RM69.50. A tad pricey no doubt, but a price I’d pay for clear skin, so definitely a repurchase worthy product.
So there you have it lovelies, my empties for this month. I’ll try and finish up more products and get another empties post up soon ❤ Hopefully I manage to finish up some makeup too, because I have yet to hit pan on anything so far!
Do comment if you would like full reviews on anything mentioned, or if you’ve tried any of these products, and loved or hated them. I would love to know more! 🙂