October 2018 Empties

Quick update on my empties for the last two months! I spent the weekend working with an automatic breadmaker (perhaps a review on that later). But for now, here’s a sneak peek of the beauty products leaving my stash:

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Color Deep Glam Shine Eyeshadow Palette

I’ve thought long and hard about my relationship with Korean eyeshadows while writing this review. To me, Kbeauty shadows can be described as shimmery and trendy in a nutshell. The palettes have that wow factor at first glance, but longevity is a little more elusive when it comes to the more affordable options. Is the Color Deep Glam Shine Palette (PHP 580) from Althea Korea up to the challenge?

Color Deep Laboratories Glam Shine Palette

Quick Specs: 12 x 1.5 g ; made in Korea

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Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer

As a skincare fan, I think I am a long, loooong way from becoming jaded with what the market has to offer. Kbeauty, especially, has such rapid advancements that I’m always wondering how I’ll be surprised next. So here comes the first surprise: Althea Korea has collaborated with Get It Beauty, a Korean TV show on all things beauty. Second surprise: They’ve developed a wash-off detox mask. Now let’s dish on Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (PHP 550 each)!

Quick Specs: 150 ml / 5.07 fl oz ; made in Korea

Green Tea Mask Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol

Rose Mask Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol

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August 2018 Empties

I’m always talking about my personal anti-hoarding campaign, but I feel like I’ve actually made a lot of progress this year. I want to free up the linen closet I’ve been using to hold skincare and bath products to hold… well, towels and linen. Out of the three shelves in that closet, I’ve already been able to reclaim one! Now I’ve got a fresh batch of empties and the wish that another shelf will be good to go by the end of the year.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Daily Solution

At a certain point, I think everyone has their list of go-to ingredients that they check for when shopping for potential skincare products. I often seek out hyaluronic acid in moisturizers, centella for soothing skincare, and witch hazel or tea tree oil for those occasional flare-ups.

For my most recent anti-blemish care purchase, I’ve decided to change things up by trying out a serum-type blemish care product that I can easily sandwich between toner and moisturizer. This is The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution (PHP 1,095 / USD 13.20).

The Body Shop Blemish Solution

Quick Specs: 50 ml / 1.69 fl oz ; made in Thailand

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Medicago Sativa Extract/Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Limonene, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citral, t-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Citronellol, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol

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