Project Empties #1

Monday, 24 January 2011

It's been 2 months since I decided that I want to do Project 10 Empties and I'm disappointed to say that I've done a terrible job at keeping to this! Initially it started off well, but then I decided to change the rules to make an exception for limited edition products, since I desperately wanted MAC's Virgin Isle CCB and the Nails Inc/Coke nail polishes. Since then I've managed to also buy a number of other unnecessary products. Major major major fail.

I think I'm going to change the name to "Project Empties" so there's no limit to how many products I need to use up and I'm going to make it so that I can still buy products (since I obviously have no willpower). But I have to make sure that I only buy the equivalent number of products as I finished in the previous month. I don't know if that makes any sense, but an example is: If I finish 3 products in January, then I can buy 3 in February. At least that way I won't be adding to my collection, just replacing... Ahem.

I just thought I'd share the products that I've used up in that time and do a mini review of the products.

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer
Review: Here. Despite this being a small jar, it lasted me from June to the beginning of December, so I was mightily impressed.
Would I repurchase? Yes! I already have.

Garnier Fresh Essentials Eye Make-up Remover
Review: I really liked this product. It removed my eye make-up easily and didn't leave any residue. It has a faint fruity smell, which I thought was rather pleasant. It says that it is suitable for sensitive eyes, but I disagree - I managed to get it in my eye a few times and it was painful (However, I have extremely sensitive eyes...)
Would I repurchase? Yes

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Cleanser
It looks like there's a little left in the bottle, but I couldn't get that bit out :/
Review: I really liked the smell of this cleanser. It's a really nice, refreshing lift, especially if used in the morning. It made my skin feel clean, but didn't leave it feeling tight or dry. I occasionally found that you have to get the right proportion of water and product to get a nice lather. I don't feel like I can comment on how well it works for acne prone skin, because I usually just get the occasional breakout and I used other products in conjunction with this. If you don't like products with SLS, then this isn't for you.
Would I repurchase? Maybe

Finished Items: 3
Accumulative Finished Items from December 2010 to January 2011: 3
Allowance for February 2011: 3 (Even though it was Dec/Jan combined, it's just easier to make February's allowance 3, because I don't remember which products I finished in which month.)

Have you finished any products recently?

Thanks for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. Love this post. I finished aussie hair shampoo and conditioner recently, loved & bought again almost automatically. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

  2. I love to use up products! Good job! (=

  3. i found ur blog trying to looking for reviews of the loreal studio secrets primer! thanks for the great review!!
    thats a product i think i will go buy and try out myself :)
    and its amazing how it lasted u for so many months! :)

  4. Great challenge! I need to try this too...cosmetics are addicting :).



  5. @Jazzy - Yay for finishing some products. Ooh, I love Aussie shampoo and conditioner, it smells soo good! xx

    @Gaby - Me too! There's something satisfying about finishing products and starting new ones :) xx

    @MEOW - I'm glad I could be of help! :D I was surprised at how long it lasted me too, especially since I used it everyday. If you buy it, I hope you like it! xx

    @Amanda - Good luck if you do try this. Haha, they really are addicting. Unfortunately it's an expensive addiction... I really wish it wasn't though! xx