Monday, February 1, 2016

2015 Empties - Fourth Quarter

Here we are, the final instalment of the products I used up during 2015. I'm pleased with the bits I managed to complete before the years end, and overall I think the year went well in terms of sticking to a skincare regime as well as using up more samples than I usually would.
I managed to finish off quite a few base products this quarter, including the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream, Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Primer and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer alongside two sample pots of the new Too Faced Born This Way Foundation which I love. I also did quite well on the perfume front following my Perfume Purge post, I used up a bottle of Michael Kors Very Hollywood and a travel sized bottle of Urban Rituelle's Cotton Candy - I also have another empty perfume for my next empties post, ripping through them now!
I used up some travel sized shower gels taken from hotels I stayed at for my honeymoon and anniversary, as well as the awesome Palmolive Peppermint Crush Body Butter Body Wash that I reviewed here and used as my festive body wash for December. I'd definitely purchase that one again, it's one of the nicest mint body products I've come across and it's easy to throw in during the weekly grocery shop. I adored the el cheapo Kmart body scrub in Jasmine and will definitely repurchase, and I'll always have a soft spot for Aveeno body products as the are such great quality.
Can you tell what our favourite deodorant is? Rexona is the best of the best but there are only so many times I can rave about them on the blog, so from now on my empties posts won't include deodorants unless a new one is worth a mention.

A bit lousy on the haircare front, I only used up my basic staples and a hotel travel sized conditioner, but I have a few products almost out in the wings so the first instalment of 2016 empties should be slightly more impressive.

I was glad to finally finish the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Kiehl's Washable Cleansing Milk* as they had been open for quite a while and I didn't want them to expire. I also finished up the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water which did the trick, and the Garnier Moisture Match Light Softening Cream which was a repurchase for me. A few samples made it out of my stash too (Clinique Take the Day Off Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips, Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub*, Bioderma Sebium H2O) I was so sad to see the end of the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, and will have a full review up shortly professing my love for it.

I've really enjoyed sharing my empties in a quarterly post and have decided to continue that into 2016 - to check out the other products I finished in 2015, here are some links!
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter


*Product provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. What did you think of the Illamasqua foundation? I found mine really hard work to get right.

  2. That was a massive empties post :)
    I need to try that deodorant.. If I can find it here :)

  3. Hello Emma and a belated Happy New Year! I've just emerged from my bubble to come and visit now that the old blogging mojo's back. I'm in envy of all the base products you've used up. I'm using my liquid foundations and BB's more these days before I open any more but they are taking FOREVER to finish! Great job! *applauds*

  4. Awh I used to LOVE that Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, memories! I had to throw mine out recently coz it's just been too long. I have recently starting to collect my empties too, I think I will be posting every quarter as well. I'm trying to use up all the samples I've manage to accumulate!

    chloé⎪ status.chlo

  5. You did so well getting through all that product! Over the past year or so I've really stopped buying new things unless I'm certain I'll use them regularly, as I just had accumulated so many bottles and products that I just couldn't get through! And the sight of them in my bathroom was stressing me out, hehe. :)


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