Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Officially end of the ban! Yeah! + empties during these 100 days

Yeah! My 100 days spending ban is finally over!

To review my previous posts, please visit:

Post one: The start of spending ban
Post Two: First update on day 24
Post Three: Second update on day 39
Post Four: Third update on Day 70
Post Five: Last update on Day 86

I know I am not very good at keeping weekly update as other bloggers are, however, I have managed to keep the rules in my heart from not spending.

This post was originally going along with an unboxing video, which I was going to open my swap with an American Lady. But there were some problems with the posting and the delivery of the box is delayed :( Hopefully it will arrive soon!

Let's recall the rules.

Rules as follows are simple: 
1. DO not allow to buy anything on beauty or makeup or nail vanishes. IF something runs out e.g. my foundation stock is only half full, then buy when necessary. There are 50 USD allowance on that. I will keep track what I have purchased and make sure it is not exceeding this limit
2. Getting free samples to test on is not affected by this 100 Day ban. I am sure that everyone cannot resist to try something which is newly launched. Getting free samples is not a kind of purchase. So it is allowed.
3. Cannot ask others to buy you anything, which is listed above. This is cheating!!!!

Stuff that I am planning to finish
1. 1 set of skincare (toner, day and night cream)
2. All the little samples that I have at home (mostly 7ml size)
3. A base
4. 2-3 bottles of cleansers

Let's see what I have finished.
For 1. I have managed to finish a set (sample size only)
2. I couldn't finish the little samples as I have too many (and I have acquired a lot recently as well)
3. I have mixed the bases to finish them. Both of the bases are 30% left now :P
4. I have managed to finish them! Yeah!!

Overall, my result of the 100 day spend is not very successful, as I have over estimated the speed of clearing my stock. I think I will start another one soon to finish my stuff.

These two products are what I am going to throw them away because I don't like them.

1. Shiseido Aqua Label cleansing oil.
I have heard a lot of great reviews about this oil but it didn't work on my skin. It has been sitting in my toilet for quite a while now and I think it's time to say goodbye to it.

2. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Mositruiser with SPF 15
I used to love this cream a lot, however I found it less mositurising to my skin. I am not sure why, maybe the formula has changed. Again, it has been sitting in my toilet for about a year now, and I think I should throw tit into the bin.

3. Nivea Daily Essencials makeup removing wipes
It is the go-to makeup removing wipes of all time. I did a blog post on the makeup removers some time ago. I have finished 5-6 packs I think (or more than that).
I will definitely repurchase it!

4. Shiseido Aqua Label cleansing milk
To be honest, I think it does an Okay job to my skin. Will I repurchase? Maybe not!

5. Kiehls Yerba Mate Tea Gel-cream
Nothing much to comment on this. Didn't really like the texture and I used it as body lotion just to finish it. I think Kiehls no longer carries this line.

6. Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore cleanser
I think this is too drying to my skin and the cleansing power is not good enough. I can still see some clotted pores after applying this cleanser.
Will I repurchase again? Not at all!

7. Etude House Foaming pelling
I quite like the idea of foams and the cute packaging. Again, not cleansing enough.
Will I repurchase again? No.

8. Innisfree Apple Juice Foaming cleanser
I really like the apple smell and the cleansing power. It does not leave my skin very dry like other foams do. I have started using this for quite a while and I used it to clear my acnes. If you are interested, feel free to visit my previous post.

9. Evolve Organic beauty Gentle Cleansing melt
 This is supposed to be a dupe of the hot cloth cleanser. I don't like the texture and the finish to our face. I won't buy this again although it is cheap. It left my face very oily and caused breakouts.

10. Innisfree Eye/lip remover
 I have blogged about this before. If it is not too expensive in the new Innisfree shop, I think I will repurchase it again!

11. Shiseido Eye/lip remover
 This remover removes makeup very well and leaves the eye area very refreshed.
Will I repurchase again: Yes....

12. Eve Lom Cleanser
This is my holy grail cleanser. However I think the price of Eve Lom is not very friendly. I will blog about this cleanser later on. I just love the sense of freshness after cleansing and pampering my skin.
Will I repurchase again? Of coz without a doubt!

13 + 14. Kose Infinity toner + Lotion
I have blogged about these two skincare before. I will repurchase them when I have run out of all of my stock at home (2 still sitting in the drawer)

15. L'occitane shimmering body lotion
I really hate it. There are so many glitters in the lotion to create that grow on skin. The glitters are just everywhere and turned out to be a mess. The lotion wasn't hydrating enough. Luckily that it's just a sample that I got from swaps.

16. Ren Cleansing gel
This cleansing gel does not do anything amazing on my skin. I think with the price of a full sized product, I have more choices than choosing this one.

17. Bioderma cleansing water
This is my go-to cleansing water during day and night! I have already got 2-3 bottles stock up!

How do you think my clearing goes? Have you tried any similar products or have the same experience of my "no-no" products?


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