05 January, 2014

December's farewelled products (2013 edition)

So this is my final empties post for 2013.  To tell you the truth I'm a lot more excited about my 2014 beauty wishlist which I've also been working on so I'll try to keep the rambling to a minimum.  We'll see if I can reign it in!
Skin care 
139) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (1 litre) - The third bottle of my favourite in-shower soap-free body cleanser used up this year. Just realised this should be included in my hand and body category where it usually lives but I've slipped up here. Whoops!
140) Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant (75ml/2.6 oz) - This was one of my skincare splurges in 2013 and it was well enjoyed too!  This creamy white exfoliant is permeated with the scent of pure lily extract so it was a sensory pleasure while exfoliating.  I used this twice weekly in the shower and it did a thorough but gentle job.  I'd love to repurchase this - when my skincare stash dwindles just a little!
141) Milk Beauty Wipes (25 wipes) - After all this time I think I have finally met the HG of cleansing wipes! These are extra large, alcohol and paraben free, and are beaded on one side for exfoliation - let me tell you they did a fantastic job of declogging the bumpy little pores on my chin! Great resealable packaging and a lovely gentle baby powder scent too. 
142) The Face Shop Real Nature Mask (Aloe) - This sheet mask was refreshingly aloe-scented and lightly moisturising.  Not the most intensively moisturising I've tried but not a bad skin pick-me-up for $3AUD either! 

143) Eos Lip Balm (Honeysuckle Honeydew) - Yup I finished one of these little spheres! I found this 'flavour' very silky smooth (smoother than the medicated Tangerine I'm now using) and pretty darn addictive.  I'm usually a single swipe kind of gal when it comes to balms but with this I would just keep swiping and sweeping it over the lips - I think it was a combination of the spherical shape and the super smooth moisturising formula.  In any case these aren't expensive so I can swipe to my heart's content - besides I have four more flavours to try in my little collection! 

Hand and body care

144) OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover (120 ml/4 Fl.oz) - Another bottle bites the dust! I've recently found out this formula is recommended for GelColor removal, hence OPI's  "superior performance" claim.
145) L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream (75ml/2.5fl.oz travel size) - I was pretty pleased to find this GWP lurking in my bathroom drawer because I love this for the ultimate creamy shower indulgence! I have raved about this previously - the only reason I don't repurchase all the time is the equally indulgent price for a product that gets washed away down the shower drain.

146) L'Occitane Dry Skin Foot Cream (10ml/0.3oz travel size) - I found this during the same purge of my bathroom drawers and put it to use immediately for an overnight foot treat.  It was fantastically rich and silky on application, not surprising given the 15% Shea butter content and scented with lavender which makes for slightly fresher scented tootsies! I plan on pricing this one for a future purchase.

147) Nivea Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream (75ml) -  This rich hand cream is targeted at dry hands with its Macadamia Nut and Vitamin formula.  I'm a fan of the classic Nivea cream scent so I loved inhaling it with every application.  Despite its claims of being quickly absorbed I did find it to be on the greasy side so I used it for my overnight hand cream. 


148) Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eye Liner (Caviar Black) - I'm absolutely kicking myself that I didn't use this gel liner more often because it dried up on me and I really did love it. Oh well. See my original mini review here.
149) Rimmel 100% Waterproof Mascara (Black) - My everyday workhorse waterproof mascara and not bad for a budget product. See my mascara comparison post here for more about it.

150) Essence Glossy Lipbalm (Toffee Frappucino) - This lip gloss tube was on my hit list of products to use up in 2014 but I got there earlier.  These have been discontinued a while ago so I won't bother with an unnecessary review.

151) Dior - Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet EDT (1ml/.03fl.oz) - This didn't make a lasting impression on me - I can only remember the lightness of the fragrance.   From the Dior website: 
"Delicate and light, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a tender, floral bouquet. The Sicilian Orange Essence top note comes together with a tender floral heart, unveiling dominant notes of Peony and Damask Rose. As a finishing touch, white musk delicately envelops this springtime composition..."
So that's it for another month and another year's worth of empties! Now onwards with the new year and my plans to reduce my makeup collection just a little to make way for a little more luxury beauty this year as per my Beauty Diet.  Knowing that I have quite a few well used makeup items - and knowing that I finished 23 makeup items (including 1 tossed item) in 2013 - I'm pretty excited I'll succeed and can't wait to finish my first 2 items so that I can earn my first luxury makeup reward!
Next post:  My 2014 wishlist!


  1. I can't remember the last time I've finished a lip balm, but I'm fickle with them. Some of them end up drying my lips further so I ditch 'em midway through, LOL.

    1. I haven't had that drying the lips out problem for a while but I know what you mean. I'm pretty picky with balms too!

  2. I ♥ the way you've put this list together. x

    1. Thanks! I like knowing just how much I use over the year :)

  3. Great job as usual! I once went down to the bottom one of those EOS balms as well, but I have no desire to try it again, lol. It was pretty good but the stress of trying to finish one was too labour intensive. :)

    Good luck with your goal this year!


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