December 2014 empties

December 2014 empties

My skin care routine fell apart a bit in December 2014, what with the holidays and Gramps not being well and everything. I managed a sheet mask once a week, but there was no regular moisturising or exfoliating. That's probably why I have fewer empties to show than usual.
New Year's Resolution: Stick to a strict skin care regimen, with a face serum and all-over moisturising two times a day, and sunscreen before stepping out in the daytime. Exfoliation once or two times a week, and a face mask once a week. At least seven hours' sleep every 24 hours, and erm... more than three glasses of water each day. Let's see if I can keep this up at least until April.

Check out the beauty products I emptied in December 2014 and my quick thoughts about each.



Nivea Soft Light Moisturiser

When you moisturise all over two times a day, you want a good moisturiser that will not break the bank. This was excellent for the dry spell we've been having. It is paraben-free and there is a generous 300ml. Not a very pleasant fragrance, though.
Repurchase? Yes, I can live with the smell.
Nivea Soft Light Moisturiser

Beautiful A.M. Moisturiser and P.M. Revitaliser

This 100% natural set, reviewed here, was great for Winter face care. I love that they personalised the packaging with my name, so I'm keeping the bottles!
Repurchase? Once I make a dent in my facial serum stash. It is great to have bottles with my name on it in the vanity.
 Beautiful A.M. Moisturiser and P.M. Revitaliser

DermaHouse Foot and Heel Care cream

I am not a fan of this foot cream - it made my bedsheets greasy when I applied the cream overnight, and I hope the marks come off. Also, my feet felt really warm at night and had to come out from beneath the covers, and I know for a fact that I don't have hormonal or Rh factor issues.
Repurchase? Nope!
 DermaHouse Foot and Heel Care cream

Facial sheet masks:

  1. Etude House Aloe Moistfull Mask
  2. Etude House Pomegranate Mask
  3. Missha Super Berry Fruits Sheet Mask
  4. Kangskin Beauty Aqua Soothing Mask
  5. Memebox Intensive Moisturising Hydrogel Meme Mask
December 2014 empties
I am not going to be repurchasing sheet masks for now, since I have quite a few to go through, but all of these were hydrating and soothing on the skin overnight.

Hand care:

Kamill Hand and Nagel Creme

My dry hands loved this cream, but it contains parabens.
Repurchase? No.
December 2014 empties

Shib Jang Cen Chin Hi Heang Hand Cream

The name reminds me of the time I wrote the word "uvulopalatopharyngoplasty" in some copy and my boss returned it with the word "ugh" blue-pencilled in the margin. This was from the Oriental Medicine Memebox and contained ginseng extracts and olive oil. It did a good job on my dry fingers.
Repurchase? No, have a dozen or so hand creams to get through.

Summary

Last month was a tad meh as far as beauty discoveries were concerned. Maybe it was because of all the Holiday shopping and excitement? Hopefully things will look up from January. I already have a great moisturiser I've nearly used up. Stay tuned for this month's empties post!

What beauty products did you use up last month? Found any you LOVED? Tell me in the comments below.
  1. I'd love to get an update on your skincare routine come April! :)

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  2. I love seeing what people actually!!

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  3. You're on point with keeping moisturized!! I need to make 2015 the year of empties.

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  4. I'm impressed that you were able to use up so many products! I think the only product I used up was a body wash from Bath & Body Works!

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  5. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJanuary 05, 2015

    I always love to see the brands you use because they are always so exotic! Even the Nivea you used, we don't have that product and most of the Nivea here has parabens.

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  6. When you say empty, you mean it! I love how you cut the packaging open to get out the last drop. And if I had beauty packaging with my name on it, I'd keep it, too! How cool.

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  7. The packaging with your name is so cute!

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  8. I love posts like this! I would like the hand cream I think.

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  9. Love seeing all of your empties!

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  10. erikatheicyoneJanuary 06, 2015

    Nivea Soft is nice stuff. :D

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  11. Kristin BassettJanuary 06, 2015

    I love seeing what you actually used. I haven't tried any of these, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for them!

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  12. I really liked that hand cream from Oriental Medicine box. There's still a little bit left in my tube :)

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  13. cindyprimebeautyJanuary 06, 2015

    I need to be better about using things up before I get bored and buy more!

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  14. FabZilla_KathJanuary 06, 2015

    You are so good keeping up w/ your empties!!!!

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  15. I really need to try some sheet masks, they look so intriguing!

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  16. I am so envious of your ability to use things up!

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  17. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 06, 2015

    Thank you! We get both here - I have to take a sneak-peek below the ingredients label before adding it to my cart. The "German"-registered version is paraben-free while the one showing a registered US address has parabens.

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  18. Betzy CarmonaJanuary 06, 2015

    I love using things up

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  19. I always love seeing other peoples empties! It gives me ideas of the good stuff!!

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  20. I have that Nivea! It's a nice, light on-the-go lotion.

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  21. I love Nivea and their signature scent!

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  22. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    I hope mine is the year of decent skincare!

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  23. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    It all began when I started moisturising everyday; the bottles just emptied themselves lol.

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  24. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    Thank you! Those moisturisers are personalised with the names of the people who buy them, so cool!

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  25. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    So am I, especially one that does not grease up my sheets and keeps my feet cool at night.

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  26. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    I agree!

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  27. Aleya BamdadJanuary 07, 2015

    I'm going to have to try that foot cream.

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  28. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    It's the thought of buying more that is responsible for all the empties!

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  29. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    They are great, convenient and hydrating.

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  30. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    It is a great brand that does not break the bank!

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  31. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    Same here!

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  32. The Polished MommyJanuary 07, 2015

    Have you tried wearing socks at night, I moisturizes and wear socks every night and it's made my feet really soft. I also get really cold feet so I've found I sleep better when my feet aren't cold all night lol

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  33. Bailey_AlltheWordsJanuary 07, 2015

    Love seeing empties! I really like the Beautiful am/pm oils too.

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  34. Victoria - manicuratorJanuary 07, 2015

    Good luck with keeping up with your regimen. I need to get better at that too!

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  35. cindyprimebeautyJanuary 07, 2015

    That's brilliant!

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  36. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    I've tried slightly damp/cool socks or foot masks and they work - it's the opposite with me - my feet get really warm and I sleep better when they are cool/cold LOL

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  37. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    Hopefully 2015 will see better results for us both!

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  38. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    Aren't they great? I love how they are customised with our names!

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  39. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    I need to find my HG foot cream before my feet shrivel up in the summer.

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  40. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 07, 2015

    I did! I especially love that they are natural, and customised with my name lol. They're reviewed here: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2014/09/beautiful-moisturiser-and-revitaliser-review.html

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  41. I never use anything up! You should be proud :-)

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  42. Nice set of empties, Nivea Soft is one of my all time favorites as well! :)

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