Tuesday, May 31, 2016



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~ MARCH! ~

So obviously time is flying by too fast for me to keep up to these days so I am combining two months
together as March especially was AGES ago! Plus it is almost the end of yet another month so a new
month of empties is again due for reflection and review.

Being at home 24/7 with my two toddlers plus being co-owner of our own business I help run with
my husband, free time to relax and blog/vlog and do my own thing is rare. However I am doing the
best I can with the time I have. Being busy sure does make the time FLY! I have come to realise this 
so much more over the past almost five years since becoming a mother. Seems like everyday second 
of everyday is go, go, GO! Frankly I need a break and time to breathe...

Come early August we are packing up our place we have lived in here in Brisbane over the past six
 years and are moving on to live closer to my husbands family about an hour and a half away to a 
more quiet neighbourhood.  I am really looking forward to a fresh start in a new place, having some
extra family around and with Imbi starting big school next year (which I am completely freaking out
and excited about) it should be nice to have some of my day partially calmed down and can focus on
just one kid at home which might let me relax a little. Maybe...

Anyway mini life update over, let get onto the fun stuff!


Peony Scented Bubble Bath
Back in January I received my $5 birthday voucher from Priceline in the mail and this is what I
spent it on. :) Mainly for the kids bubble baths, they loved it. Had a gorgeous scent and made great
white, fluffy bubbles!

Organic Care Lemongrass & Ginger Hand Wash (Review!)
Picked this one up again a few Beautorium's ago. Why? Because it is amazing and great value!
Not to mention my whole family uses it and enjoys it. 

Hello Kitty Shower Gel
Received this in a gift pack with matching perfume. So super cute and made great bubbles in the


If you have really and I mean REALLY dry skin then this product is a must for you! So rich and thick
the lotion just soaks in and softens the skin instantly!! Honestly the best, most effective dry skin 
treatment I have ever come across!

Papulex Oil-Free Cream
This was a nice light weight facial cream. My skin didn't irritate or break out whilst I used it. So I
think the fact it is designed for acne prone skin worked because my skin does tent to break out
when I don't use products targeted to my skin type.

Frangipani Body Lotion
This smelt amazing. Nothing else too special about it though. Just your average body lotion from a
gift pack I was given for Christmas.

NeoStrata Skin Active w/SPF (Sample)
This sample was good. I got two uses out of it. I would use it again. 


This is so hydrating and healing. I love it for my acne scaring and it just feels so so good!

Pumpkin Seed Organic Facial Serum (Review!)
This was such an interesting product to me. Simply sure pumpkin seed oil. That's it! The only
ingredient. I had no idea how lovely a product is actually is. Found in my Pearlesque monthly
subscription box reviewed here.

Eminence Naseberry Treatment Cream
I used a dab of this whenever I eyed a cheeky spot coming on and bam, it just cleared it up and
helped the already nasty ones heal up. My skin is so good right now! Hope I can live without this
now it's empty! I do have a bunch of other acne related products I have to replace this with though
so I should be good.

Sealicious Cuticle & Nail Oil
This tiny little bottle was in my Doll Connection goody bag and this was my first time using the
brand's products. Really nice, I liked it! Made my cuticles nice and soft and I believe my nails are
stronger and longer now because of it.

Sealicious Hand & Foot Mask
Used this sample up in one go! Lathered up my tootsies and let it set. I don't think I had ever used a
foot mask prior to this, so it was oh so nice to treat my tried aching feet!

~  HAIR!  ~

VO5 Silky Mist Miracle Mist
I used this on both mine and my daughters hair and it actually did an amazing job at detangling the
hair and giving it a lovely shine. Sadly, I don't think this product is still available to purchase.

L'Oreal Paris Perfect Blonde Cream 
This conditioner came in my hair dye box which I forgot to keep for photographing for this empties
post. However it is the same boxed hair dye I used to use way back in my early 20's when I first
bleached my hair. It stripes the hair of any colour so the base is ready for colouring. It does a hell of
a great job at lightening the hair in one go!

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Razor Refil (Review!)
Here it is again. I go through these all the time. Cannot recommend this razor enough! The moisture
strip saves me every time. I just love it!


Avon Cashmere Finish Foundation
This wore more like a tinted moisturiser in my opinion. Very light coverage. Would not particuarly
recommend it.

Brilliant! Love it, dries fast and up there with the best.

Napoleon Perdis Lip Gloss in Acapulco Pink
Pretty light barbie pink shade. Love it, it's my go-to lip colour! Always!

Catwalk Purple Eyeshadow
Had this for far too long and glad to see it go. Much prefer eyeshadow palettes over singles to be 
honest. Much less fiddly and easy and faster to get the job done. The shade and quality was good
though. Had a nice subtle shimmer through it.

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in #10 Pink Frosting
This was a gorgeous shade and this pot lasted me AGES! I would purchase this again, though I
might go for another colour to try something new.

Nars Optimal Brightening Concentrate (Sample)
Hard to have much of an opinion after just one use. Didn't irritate and did not leave any kind of
residue. Was able to apply my normal facial moisturiser over the top straight away.


Not so many this month. Just a few large bottles which I have to say I am still pretty proud of since
they are so large. Every one is a little win. :)

~ HAIR! ~

I have been using this shampoo/conditioner combo for years and have reviewed them here.
Does a good job at curbing those pesky split ends. Smells really nice and lathers up like a treat
with every wash.

With my DIY hair lightening comes DIY tone correcting! At the moment my hair is leaning toward
the gawd awful orange side and I just ain't got time for that! So purple & silver shampoos &
conditioners have been my best friends at every single wash!

Scunci Hair & Body Art Tattoos
We've all heard about body tatts, but with hair tattoos being the new thing to do, it was a fun
experience to try these out and if you are interested, you can watch my video tutorial on these here.

~  BODY!  ~

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Lotion
This lotion is gorgeous! A gift from my husband a few years back which I have been savouring. 
However it was most likely past it's due date so had to be used up asap!

Another beautiful product. I have reviewed the whole Coastal range here. Lovely and light on the
skin. The fragrance is light and is so hydrating and soothing at the same time.

Puretopia Sensitive Care Protective Moisturiser
Coming into Winter, my skin is becoming dryer, hence why I am probably going through a few more
facial creams than usual. I don't have sensitive skin by any means, but I still really liked this.
Stopped the dry feeling and sensation on my skin and soaked in fast!

~ Sample! ~

I wanted to love this, really I did. Props to Benefit for being innovative, however this product was just
a big fail for me. Maybe it was just the sample packaging and the full size is much easier to use? 
Please let me know, because this was pretty much impossible to use and dried out pretty much 
straight away. 

How are you going with your empties so far this year?

I have included this post over at Fabulous & Fun Life's blog link up 'Monday Makeup Madness!' Check it out!

Let's follow each other! 

*Some products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own


  1. I got a sample of the Sealicious Hand & Foot Mask in a Sea Siren order last year & once I used it properly, I fell in love with it! Definitely going to purchase a full size at some stage - it made my feet feel so soft. You've done really well for 2 months worth!

  2. Oh wow!!! I remember Maybelline's dream mousse! I had their eyeshadows, unfortunately it didn't work too well for me. But love seeing a blast from the past :)

    Lily not Louise

  3. Oooh I want to try that lanolips ointment now, I get such dry hands in winter, I'll have to check it out :D

  4. You did really well! I have so many products to finish up and I don't think it will be possible to finish all of them before some expire.. boo.

    Good luck with the move. I know how stressful moving can be but also how great a fresh start can be!

  5. Terrific post Candy, and I loved the video too - there's so many here I haven't tried (and some I won't bother with at all thankyou sweetie!). It's a comfort to know I can come back anytime and use your comments as a reference xxx

  6. So many empties! It is a good time to finish off products and declutter before you have to pack everything up and move. All the best with your move, it sounds like you will have a lot more family support after your move.

  7. Great work finishing some make-up products!
    I'v been trying to pan a blush, however after a week I get bored with the same colour! haha