Monday, July 31, 2017

Empties: July 2017

Already Repurchased:
1. Naruko Tea Tree Night Gelly
2. make remake Cloud all in one Cleanser- I've read mixed reviews on this, not the best makeup remover for me but as a second cleanser, it works well. Made with plenty of grain extracts and the texture is quite unique.
3. Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream

Just recently discovered the Naruko Tea Tree Gelly and I have to say that I reaaaaallllyyyy like it! Ok scratch that, LOVE it. It really helps with minor blemishes (not sure about cystic) and also redness, I always wake with clear and calm skin. Also the scent is right up my alley, minty and herbaceous. Love!! 

Empties- 6
Total Empties- 70

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New-In: July 2017

So, what's new this month? They're all replacements for June's Empties, no new steps in my regime.

Clarins Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum (discontinued, my last tube T_T)
Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment- this cute little bottle was part of the welcome giftbag at a close friend's wedding in Capri
Cow Brand Additive-Free Cleansing Oil
Scinic Snail All in one Ampoule
Teien Herb Garden Natural Body Soap- gifted for my birthday this year, I just love the geranium scent! I usually use a fresher or herby scent during the summer months and a sweeter, milkier scent when it's colder so this body wash is just perfect for the humid weather! 

Not a fan of Summer, lost track of the new types of insects I've seen so far in Japan. Can't wait for it to be over.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Empties: June 2017

6 months have gone by, I don't really feel that it has been half a year already if not for doing these monthly posts. I mostly share my thoughts on beauty on Instagram (username: xxenn) these days but I also repost them here.

Already Repurchased:
1. Scinic Honey All in one Ampoule
2. Clarins Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum

Note: I would repurchase the Innisfree Green Tea Scalp Scaler, however it's been discontinued.

Empties- 6
Total Empties- 64

Saturday, June 3, 2017

New-In: June 2017

What's new in my beauty routine this month?

Lux Luminique Sakura Dream Shampoo & Conditioner (Spring Exclusive)
La Mer The Tonic
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
Naruko Lupin Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Gelly
Swisspure x Le Petit Prince Foundation Pact

Hoping the Benton Snail Essence will be better than the Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence which just didn't do much after a few months.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Empties: May 2017

Came back to Japan with soooooo many beauty products, I managed to lug back 1 whole suitcase full and I have another coming when my family visits in October. Thank goodness for ANA's generous baggage allowance. 23kgs x 2 pieces of luggage per person and I even got to take over Y*'s space, total weight- 92 kilos! Thank you my love!

I have decided to self-impose a no-buy, I most definitely have enough skincare and bodycare to last me for a long time. Starting next month, I will be holding off all beauty purchases until end October (5 months!) cause that's when my family comes for the final part of #MrMrsKomai and we may or may not go shopping and also Y* and I will be heading on our honeymoon, so I forsee that there will be beauty purchases LOL.

Anyhow, on to May's Empties!

There is only 1 item which I've already repurchased- the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover. This has been my absolute favourite eye makeup remover for the longest time. Ive recently discovered a Japanese drugstore brand which performs just the same, if not better and for less than half the price. Would be switching out after I finish my backups but it's still an excellent product!

I also want to note that the novelty of the Kanebo Evita Rose Whip Soap ran out for me, whilst it wasn't a bad cleanser I just got bored of it and ended up using it as a body wash to speed up usage.

Empties- 6
Total Empties- 58