Beauty Empties #5 ♡ ft. Tony Moly, Batiste, Elizavecca + More [2015]

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I spent most of January on holiday, so no complaint here; and February has been a good month, I have purchased a few beauty items and at the same time I have emptied out a lot of skin care and hair products. Ever since I made a plan of using up the products that has already been opened and not wasting things; I have been doing quite good; pretty impressed with myself.

I usually write up an empties post at the end of each month, but January was all about the holiday and relaxing time, I admit I was a bit lazy. So today I am combining the two months - January and February - and show you all the products I have emptied during these months.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

TONYMOLY Red Cheeks Girl's Patch was mentioned in my recent Memebox unboxing (My Cute Wishlist 3), this product is described as a patch that hydrates and soothes the cheeks. One pack comes with two pink patch for each cheek and all you need to do is apply and leave on for 20~30 minutes.

I personally think a cheek patch is not necessary in your daily / weekly skincare routine, cheeks patches are not much difference to a lips patch in material and performance, both are very cute in packaging too; the only difference is, I can usually see an improvement lips patch makes as it soften and smooth my dry crack lips, but a cheek patch didn't make a difference at all! I didn't feel it hydrating nor soothes my skin and while using it, it keeps sliding down so I had to tilt my head back and not look down.

Maybe a full facial mask does a better job at soothing your cheek area than the actual cheeks patch.

Anyway, not bashing and talking down on the product; I still think the packaging is really adorable and I love that it's pink! If the product doesn't work for me, it does not mean it won't work for you!

Tonymoly Red Cheeks Girl's Patch is available to purchase at hikosencara and they are NZD $3.50 per pack, each pack contains two patches for each cheek. I may re-purchase this, even though it didn't do much to my cheek area, I love that it's adorable and very affordable.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I have very straight and very stubborn hair that won't curl, but at the same time it is very smooth, soft, fly with the wind (you know what I mean?!) and very healthy; apart from getting its split ends trim once a month, I hardly fuss with my hair or spend a fortune of hair products that doesn't work on me.

Surprisingly I have been loving the BATISTE Dry Shampoo, this product is kind of expensive for the big size, but it lasted me through nearly six months with regular use. Batiste dry shampoos comes with a few flavors and every single one of them smells amazeball! The best thing about this is I could go three days without washing my hair and without feeling gross. On day 3 it pretty much felt like I just washed my hair the night before.

SCHWARZKOPF Moisture Gloss 10 Days Shine Mask is another of my favourite hair products lately, I received this in my Beauty Review December Beauty Box and when I first saw it I was like... "mehh~ me no like hair stuff". Then as soon as I tried it, I instantly fell in love! On the packaging it suggested to use this product regularly, so I use this hair mask whenever I wash my hair. I already have shiny, gorgeous, smooth and soft hair, and after using this product; my hair has gone the softest it could get, but still healthy and not breaking etc... The hair mask smells so good too!

Batiste Dry Shampoo is available to purchase at Farmers, in-store only, and the price ranging from NZD $7.99 ~ $23.99. Schwarzkopf Moisture Gloss Hair Mask is available at Countdown and it is very affordable, only cost NZD $9.99 each. I have and will continue to re-purchase both hair products mentioned and I highly recommend them to anyone who loves their hair.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I have raved about the PURE SMILE Choosy Lip Masks many many times on my blog, even did a review on this product; it is one of my favourite lip masks of all times as it hydrates and smooth my dry crack lips. Choosy lip masks are very affordable and they come in various flavors, so far peach is my absolutely number one!

Choosy Lip Mask is available to purchase at Ippondo, Albany / Auckland CBD, not sure on the exact price as I have always purchased them in bulk; hmm it cost approximately NZD $15 for 10 packs, each pack contains one lip mask. I have already re-purchase this plenty of times and I will continue to re-purchase it, I love it so much!

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

As you can tell, I have been really into my sheet masks lately; I spot this MY BEAUTY DIARY Puffiness Intensive Care Eye Mask at the Japanese Mart in Albany and while looking at the ingredients etc... I saw the picture of the mask, it looks like one of those masquerade party masks and the first thought that came to my mind was... "it's so princess-y"! So I bought it based on the look hehe.

If I wasn't full of curiosity and didn't pick up the product to check its ingredients, I probably wouldn't know such amazing product exist! This product is described as a mild eye mask that contains double nourishing ingredients, vitamins and plant essences; it claims to soothes eyes from tiredness and avoid puffiness. Ever since using this eye mask, my eyes doesn't look as tiring now even though I often stay up late and hardly get any sleep, it avoids puffiness and my makeup doesn't crease around the under eyes like it used to.

My Beauty Diary Puffiness Intensive Care Eye Mask is available to purchase at the Japan Mart in Albany Mall, I am unsure of its exact pricing as it was purchased awhile ago; but I think it is something around the NZD $15 price mask per pack, each pack comes with five sheets of eye masks. I love this product, not only of how amazing it works for my skin, also of its butterfly shape, very girly and princessy, so pretty and I will definitely re-purchase!

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I purchased the AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion, all because I had a $5 off voucher. The product claims to improved the health of dry skin and to protect dry skin for up to 24 hours! I have always been lazy and avoid moisturizers, my legs are the worst, they look cracked and they are very dry. After using up the bottle of Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion, I see a huge improvement, my legs are getting better, no longer have cracked skin here and there and also super moisturizing at the same time! The lotion is not sticky and when applied on the night after shower, it could last till the morning / afternoon of next day.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is available to purchase at Countdown and the price is NZD $10.99 each. I would happily re-purchase this lotion, it is very affordable, amazing product that I highly recommend to all that has dry skin.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

My love for Lush started when I tried the SNOW FAIRY Shower Gel, it is a Limited Edition product that is only available during the Christmas seasons. This past Christmas I bought a bunch as a back-up, hehe I don't want to ever feel like I am panicking because it's running out soon! Snow Fairy looks pink, my favourite color and it smells like marshmallow; arghhh how perfect can it get?


Next to Snow Fairy is ULTA Travel Size 3-in-1 Beauty Smoothie in Yum Yum Yumberry, it act as a shower gel, bubble bath and shampoo. This product is free of Parabens, Phthalates, DEA & Gluten, it claims to leave skin and hair smooth and soft very every yummy cleansing. My favourite thing about this is the smell, it has a very gorgeous and rich berry scent.

I received the ELIZAVECCA Collagen Ceremide Coating Protein Treament in the Memebox Rapunzel Princess Edition box and I didn't really enjoy using it until I had nothing, no hair oil or treatment to use while I was on holiday at Mount Maunganui. After using it a couple of times and realizing my hair is softer than ever, I kind of just fell in love, I guess. This hair treatment is to prevents dry, damaged hair and split ends.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel is available to purchase at Lush, both online and in-store, its pricing ranged from NZD $14.50 ~ $35.90 per bottle depends on the sizing. Ulta Beauty Smoothie was gifted to me by my girly friend from the America, pretty sure you've all heard about Mary, I have mentioned her a lot on my blog; it is available to purchase at Ulta and it is USD $4.00 each. Elizavecca Collagen Hair Treatment was from a Memebox, not sure where this is available to purchase, sorry.

I look forward to every Christmas, just so I could stock up on the Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gels ^^ so YES! I would definitely re-purchase. Since both the Ulta Beauty Smoothly and the Elizavecca Hair Treatments are not easy to get my hands on; I won't be re-purchasing both items.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

ROOIBOS Aqua Sprinkler Gel Cream was from the Memebox Herbal Cosmetics box, and it claims its sparkling water will deliver nutrition rich minerals and deep hydration to your skin. This product can be use as a toner or an overall facial moisturizer and even though it has a pudding-like gel texture, it can be sprayed like a mist. I have tried to sprayed it directly to my face, but the gel is too powerful, it often hurts my face, felt like something was shooting at me.

NEUTROGENA Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover claims to be that one product that can remove waterproof eye makeup the gentle way, it is oil-free, non greasy, and it is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearer. This product is what it claims to be and I love that it removes makeup, even waterproof ones easily with just one cotton pad and it doesn't make my face feels oily.

I am on my third bottle of THE BODY SHOP Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash, and it is one of my absolute favourite, must-have skincare products! This is a cleansing gel-based facial wash that is subtle for every day use to help prevent blemishes. My face looks a lot clearer since using this facial wash and I hardly break out these days!

DDOBYUL Plant Stem Cell Anti-Aging Solution came from my first ever Memebox, can you believe this little thing lasted me one year?! This product claims it increases collagen production to fight the appearance of aging, winkles and enhances skin complexion. Obviously I see no difference because I am still young in age and I still look like I am under 18 (got asked for my ID everywhere I go, including R18 movies =.=). What I like about this product is the bottle, lol seems like it's always about the packaging! Also the product itself feels hydrating during wear.

Both Rooibos Gel Cream & Ddobyul Anti-Aging Solution came from Memebox beauty boxes, and I have no idea where they are available to purchase and how much they would cost; I also wouldn't re-purchase neither of them, as they did not perform as good as it should on me.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover is available to purchase at Countdown, Pak'n Save, New World and I think they are all priced differently, but the pricing is around NZD $10 ~ $15 per bottle. The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash is available to purchase at The Body Shop NZ website, or in-stores and it cost NZD $18.95 per bottle, usually one bottle can last me up to three months of every day uses. I love both of these products and I would love to re-purchase them over and over again!

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I got a mini sample of the NEUTROGENA Deep Clean Gentle Scrub to try from the Beauty Review December Beauty Box, I have grown up using this product as a teenager and I love how it leaves my face very soft. To me it is one of those products that is not a must-have for me, at the same time I don't mind buying and using it.

TONYMOLY Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub has to be my all time favourite facial scrub! The product came packaged in a mini coffee mug, the texture is thick like a jelly / gel type and it has a very strong smell of coffee! This facial scrub claims to remove dry and dead skin cells as well as providing nutrition to the skin. (click here to read my full review).

VELLA Fresh Creamy Soap is a not-so-coffee item that came in my Memebox Cafe Box, it contains donkey milk, honey complex and flora extracts. When using this product, it feels like taking a scoop of cream cheese and smooth it all over my face, and after cleansing, it gives me that "very very clean, absolutely no oil left on your face" feel.

I have tried one of those foil packet samples of the ANTIPODES Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream that came from one of those non-Asian beauty boxes (either Goodie Box or Sample Bar), obviously I really enjoyed it, so much that I went and purchase the full size! It is really an amazing night cream, a little goes a long way and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft the next day!

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub is available to purchase at Countdown, Pak'n Save, New World and any other supermarkets, different stores have different pricing, I haven't purchase one in so long, I am guessing it would be around NZD $10 per tube. As mentioned above, it is not one of those must-have items, I would re-purchase the full size if I feel like. Tonymoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub is available from eBay, prices ranging from NZD $13.93 ~ $40.66 o.O! I have already re-purchased the Tonymoly scrub, how can I say no to coffee? I love Memebox, but they always includes not popular brands that you can't buy anywhere unless if you buy from their store, which they charge an expensive amount per item! Because of that, I can't tell you how much the Vella Fresh Creamy Soap cost and nor would I know where to purchase it, now that Memebox only delivers within US. Antipodes Nourishing Night Cream is available to purchase at Antipodes (NZD $65.50), Feel Unique (AUD $63.67) or Beauty Bay (AUD $58.80). As you can see, it's VERY expensive! That little thing lasted me for the whole six months and I used it every night before bed, I would definitely re-purchase, but since it's not as affordable, I may have to think twice before placing an order.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

SALLY HANSEN Salon Effects Nail Strips is my absolute summer favourite! It is so easy to apply, I don't have to wait around for hours to my nails to dry, and they last up to 10 days without chipping! I have received sooo many compliments whether if it's out shopping or at work.

I bought a bunch of HURRAW Lip Balms when Oh Natural was having a $5 dollars sale on all Hurraw lip balms, and so far I have used up the Night Treatment Lip Balm. I love the smell of this, but I can't describe it, the lip balm is very moisturizing, the texture is thick and creamy and that little tube lasted me two months and I used it every night before bed.

I buy all of my Sally Hansen Nail Strips from Trademe sellers driina (NZD $6.00 per pack), these nail strips are also available to purchase at Farmers, not sure on the exact price, but I think it should be somewhere around NZD $15 ~ $20. Hurraw Balms are available to purchase from Beauty Bliss (NZD $6.95 ~ $7.50) or Oh Natural (NZD $6.95).

Both products mentioned I will happily re-purchase again! They are each amazing in their own way.

Beauty Empties // January & February '15

I purchased a few PUREDERM Nose Pore Strips to try from a makeup sale group on Facebook and I have no idea where I can purchase them >.<; these are one of the most amazing pore strips I have tried, remove my blackheads very well and doesn't leave my nose sore after use. I would love to re-purchase, could someone please let me know where I can buy at a reasonable price?

I have tried a foil pack sample of the WEI Lady Berry Instant Line Repair, I received it as a complimentry sample from a Mecca Cosmetica order. I am not a fan of this, the texture is very thick, hard and it didn't apply smoothly; my face felt very heavy throughout the whole day while have this on. This product is available to purchase at Mecca Cosmetica (online or in-store) and it cost NZD $94.00, pretty expensive, for a product that didn't work for me, I would definitely not purchase the full size.

I bought a few packets of the Etude House Collagen Eye Patch to try when I did my Etude House order (should show you guys the haul soon ^^), I love love LOVE this product! It hydrates and brighten up my under eye area, I hardly get dark circle these days. It is available to purchase at Etude House and it is so affordable, only cost USD $1.00 per packet, each packet includes two eye patch for each eye.

Hope you all enjoy reading my January & February beauty empties, sorry for such a long article heheh; I wanted give you all as much information about the products as possible, so if you were interested in one of these products mentioned, you won't regret your purchase after.



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8 comments

  1. Seeing this post makes me realize that I reaaaally need to use up more of my products. I just keep collecting and not using everything.

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    1. Haha same here Hao! I had a full draw of empties, so full to the point I couldn't fit in anymore empties!

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  2. Great empties!!! I totally love to try that lip mask and the snow fairy wash! I've bought the batiste but in brunette but haven't used it yet, i totally need to tonight!

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    1. I gotta try the Batiste in Brunette! I heard it is so amazing, it doesn't leave any white stains in your hair ;)

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  3. Awesome products you've used!!! I love Aveeno lotion. I suffer from dry skin and it's been amazing for my skin all winter. I just tried their moisturizing body wash and it is the perfect compliment. I'll be doing a review this week. Love your blog. Following you on bloglovin.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! I haven't tried their body wash yet, but I did had a sample of their facial wash, not sure what it was called, but it was in a gel texture, it's so amazing, I am new to this brand, but I am starting to really enjoy it!

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  4. Brilliant post honey, I love thorough posts like this. Great to see that you love Batiste, i think it is sooo worth the money! xxx

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    1. Thanks Laura! Batiste is so amazing, no other brand beats its amazingness! xxx

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