January 3rd, 2019

Rounding off 2018 with a load of empties

Hello 2019! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family and loved ones. My son started primary school yesterday, which is a new milestone for him and a whole new change for the entire household as we all have to adapt to his new schedule. In previous years I’ve made resolutions relating to (buying less) makeup and (doing more) social media, but this year I find my interests straying in a whole new direction. I’d like to commit to living more in the moment, finding new experiences and hopefully having more memorable vacations with my son. I may be back home but my heart and mind are still tethered to that glorious week spent in the Maldives, and in case you hadn’t seen our videos yet, please do subscribe and check out Ezra’s youtube channel here (shameless plug!).

It may seem odd to kick off the year with an empties post, but there is an immense sense of achievement when I am able to properly bin a bunch of products without a sense of waste, and to memorialise them here on my blog. 2019 had seen the launch of many brands in Singapore, not all of them new in the world, but they certainly took their time. There wasn’t anything earth-shatteringly innovative that I’d seen, and personally am feeling a little tired by many brands, with the exception of Chanel which keeps growing stronger with every season. As such, I find it difficult to select “bests” or “worsts” for the year, instead I go back to my staples many of which are perennial favourites as you will find out below.

Empties vol. 09

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October 4th, 2018

Empties Vol. 08: Staples, travel-samples, luxury blahs

Hello October!  Another quarter has passed, and I feel immensely accomplished to be able to empty out yet another bumper crop of products.  Personally I look forward to writing these post the most nowadays, because it truly reflects how I feel about each of the items.  Through July – September, I managed to finish up not only my usual range of products, but also a good amount of things that have taken far too long.  Let’s take a closer look after the jump!

Empties Vol. 08

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July 10th, 2018

Popping into my time machine and rewinding to… Empties Vol. 6

As mentioned in my previous post, I was on a crazy spring-cleaning mission towards the end of last year, and threw out empty bottles and containers for an empties post before December was up.  And recently as I was scrolling through my photo album, I realized that I had left this one out when I prepared my last empties post for 2017.  So for the sake of completeness (mainly for my own record-keeping), I’m turning on the time machine for a brief respite, and naming this post simply Empties Vol. 6 (but it really should be Vol. 4a).

Empties vol. 06

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July 9th, 2018

Mid-year achievements… Empties Vol. 7

This is an extra-bumper issue of Empties post… not only did I manage to finish up more products than ever, it is also a 2-part special!  As I was going through my photo archive recently, I discovered another empties post that I had photographed but never got around to blogging about at the end of last year.  But since I am already working on this one, let’s just call this post Vol. 7, and have Vol. 6 come in a few days or whenever I get the chance to work on it.  Now, are you ready to get down to business?

Empties 07

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January 4th, 2018

Kanebo’s latest skincare range reverses the signs of aging

Kanebo completely revamped its product line last year, including both makeup and skincare.  The entire brand philosophy now revolves around the concept of Chrono Beauty, changing rhythm of the body and skin at different times of the day and year.  By understanding how the skin condition has evolved, Kanebo believes we can reduce the signs of aging and mature gracefully by taking proper care accordingly.  The skincare range is rather extensive, but today, I’d like to give you a peek at a few specialized items that were recently launched to address concerns of sagging and wrinkling.

Kanebo Fall 2018 skincare collection

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December 22nd, 2017

Last Empties Post of the Year… Vol. 4

It’s been an amazing year in many ways, and I hope you’ve enjoyed all the product reviews or introductions here on the blog.  Reality is, it takes much more time to write a skincare/bodycare/haircare review than makeup.  On the other hand, I think it is far easier to get through those products, and so I’ve taken to documenting my empties to better speak to my fondness of some of these stuff that never makes it to the blog.  There are way too many to go into detail here, so please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below!

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