Tada ~ the first ever "empties" post on Oh My Little Girl! Before getting into this whole makeup and skincare addiction business, I've never emptied anything other than facial cleansers, nor have I hit pan on anything other than powder pacts. Which is why creating a series on this blog dedicated to product empties and "hit pan" products is quite a feat for me. Since the first half of 2016 just ended, I thought it would be a good idea to show which items I've managed to use up! Some of these took years to finish, but hey, that's still an achievement! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧
r/AsianBeauty cleanser pH list, this cleanser's pH is 7.5, which is way too high. (I want something that's in the 5-6 range, at least.)
A'PIEU Deep Clean Foam CleanserAn impulse buy, but only because I was ordering a bunch of stuff from BHappywithMe and she had this on sale for P99. Like the Nature Republic cleanser, this was okay, but I actually prefer the former because this one had a citrus scent that reminded me of toilet cleaners, wtf.
A Bonne Spa Milk Salt (Shower Formula)Picked this up after reading about it on Project Vanity. I have really dark knees and elbows, so I kept an eye out for it. It was sold out for a while but I got to try it eventually. It's SO GOOD. I didn't keep track of my whitening progress, but if you look at my last post you'll be able to see what my knees look like now. I used to lighten them with Photoshop (heh), but other than a couple of scars, I didn't touch them at all! Much amaze. I highly recommend it! Last time I checked at Watsons, there were other interesting variants like citrus and coffee, too.
BONUS: Safeguard Derma Sense Sensitive Skin Facial CleanserNot an empty, but I'm throwing it out anyway. I bought this because I saw a Filipina reddit user on r/AsianBeauty claim that it was in the 5.5 pH range. I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it, so I looked for reviews and saw this one fairly well-known blogger say how good it is. Well, after using it myself, I felt like I had a weird film left on my face, even after rinsing for two-three whole minutes, blargh.
OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 SerumI bought this at the start of the year, and used it up until the first half of June.. which, apparently, was not a very good idea. As you can see, the color of the serum is already a dark orange, which means it had already oxidized long before I stopped using it, ew. This product worked SO WELL in lightening a lot of my older acne scars, but the thing is, once a Vitamin C serum has oxidized it's pretty much useless. The general consensus is that you're supposed to stop using the OST C20 once it turns even just a tiny bit yellow. Meaning, in about two to three months. While the results I got from this serum were great, using a whole bottle of product worth ~P900 in two to three months doesn't sit right with me. I still need a good Vitamin C serum in my routine though, so I'm thinking of getting the Melano CC instead, since I hear that it's much more stable than the OST C20.
new Strawberry version!
LUSH Mask of MagnamintyMy first ever LUSH purchase. I knew that it had a high rating on @cosme, but I almost never see it in stores, so when I saw a pot while I was checking out stuff in the LUSH store at ATC, I bought it immediately. I like peppermint-scented things A LOT, so this was really pleasant to use! Technically, it's supposed to be a deep-cleansing facial wash, but I found that it worked well as a mask and helped calm down my skin whenever I had breakouts. I bought this last year and ended up using it way past the best before date, haha. I only stopped using it when it dried up in the jar.
LUSH Jumping Juniper Shampoo BarMy first ever shampoo bar! I got curious about shampoo bars after reading about them on Jenny's blog. I initially wanted to get Soak and Float, since I get little scabs in my scalp a lot for some unknown reason, but decided on Jumping Juniper after reading reviews saying that it helps with extremely greasy hair. My hair is extremely greasy, but my scalp is dry and flaky. I'm pretty sure it's not because of over-shampooing, since I only wash my hair every other day. If I go two days without shampooing, my hair turns into an disgusting, oily mess, with flakes and all. This shampoo bar did a great job with the grease, and made my hair look really healthy, even. The only thing I had an issue with was that it didn't do anything for my scalp problem. I'll still repurchase when I get the chance, but with a separate product for my scalp, probably.
Majolica Majorca Majolook Illuminator in BR355This was my first ever decent neutral eyeshadow quad, and for a long time, my go-to eyeshadow quad. Similar to the Wet n Wild palette, I've had this since 2013. There's still a lot of the third color left, and to be honest I'd rather keep it until I've used it all up. But my eyes have become quite sensitive over time, so I don't think using eye makeup that I've had for more than 3 years is a good idea, haha _(┐「ε:)_
Prettyfab. Prior to receiving this, I'd only heard good things about this particular Canmake product, so I was excited to try it out. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. This particular color is perfect for me as well. I only hit pan and won't probably finish using this until the end of the year, but I'm thinking of getting another one soon. Just in case.
Leanani Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in BrownA pasalubong from Japan, which I've never heard of until I looked it up online. It's a really good liquid eyeliner that's waterproof yet easy to take off. It's not super waterproof like say, Heroine Make's liquid liner, but it stays put even when I'm sweating buckets, as long as I don't touch it.
And that's it! Generally, I liked most of the stuff I used up. Usually when I don't like something, I either sell it or pass it on to family and friends after a while. For skincare, I guess I'm lucky because my face is super hardy and doesn't break out easily, so I get to finish most of my skincare purchases. For makeup, most of these items were my beauty staples, which is why I managed to use up / hit pan on a lot of them. That said, even though I liked a lot of these products, not everything is being repurchased. I guess with my newfound knowledge of what I like and don't like in a certain type of product, I'm able to experiment and try new things a bit more. Right now, the only definite repurchases are the LUSH Jumping Juniper, the Canmake cream cheek, and my favorite Baby Lips. The Gokujyun lotion too, of course, but not until I finish up my Shirojyun.