{Beauty} October ’16 Empties


Now that October has come and gone I thought I would share my October empties with you all. This month I used up only 7 products, far from my usual number of empties which is regularly in the high 20’s. To be honest this was due to a very boring month in the beauty department and an incredibly lax cleansing schedule. Naughty, I know!



Skincare Products:

Cocofixation Facial Wipes | $12.00 (25 wipes)
From my September “Kiss Me” Bellabox came this sample packet of 5 Cocofixation Facial Wipes. I really enjoyed using this product, the wipes were soft and felt smooth against my skin. They weren’t as tough as some other facial wipes I have tried, however they are made from natural products such as bamboo fibres and coconut oil, so I think this makes up for that. The organic coconut oil in the wipes does a surprisingly good job of removing makeup, and it leaves your skin feeling fresh and lightly scented with coconut.

Repurchase decision: Yes, I would gladly use this product again.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser | $53.50 (250mL)
I don’t remember where I picked up this tiny sample, sorry, and I’m not sure there was enough in the packet to formulate an opinion, I have had clear skin recently, so it didn’t calm my skin, but on the other hand it also didn’t break me out. I don’t feel I have used this product enough to justify the high price tag.

Repurchase decision: At this time I have yet to see any benefits, and the product is far too costly in my opinion.

Essano Rosehip Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes | $9.99 (20 wipes)
Now, this full sized product was included in the Priceline Skincare Gift Bag I picked up earlier this year. Honestly I could take or leave this product. They smelt beautiful, and were tough but soft, but I think I would choose the Cocofixation wipes over these. There’s not something about them that I could actually pinpoint, however, they just felt a bit “fake” to me, not natural. Sorry if that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Repurchase decision: No, I wouldn’t buy these again, I have other brands of wipes which I prefer.


Cosmetic Products:

Blink Lash Masquerade Lashes* | $19.95
These lashes were gifted to me by Lash Sublime in Perth from the Beauty To A Tea event which I attended this October. I got a bit confused with what the actual lash was called, because it was hard to find on their website, but I think it might actually be the Miss Vamp Faux Lashes which I linked above. Sorry if there is confusion on this. This is the first pair of false lashes I have ever worn, the lashes held up their end, however my application was sadly lacking. I wore them for my Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Costume tutorial, and they definitely made my lashes look longer and fuller, however, I found them difficult to apply in the corners of my lash, but I believe this to be user error.

Repurchase decision: I’m not a huge fan of fake lashes so I can’t see myself repurchasing these.


Body Products:

Le Tan Universal Application Mitt | $9.99
Last month I complained that my old tanning mitt had disintegrated after 2 or 3 uses and I had to replace it. I replaced it with a new Bondi Sands tanning mitt, which then fell apart with the first application (not happy). I decided I had to try a different brand so I went with this lovely soft tanning mitt from Le Tan. It provided me with a lovely and even tan application, and the mitt hasn’t disintegrated yet, so it’s already better than Bondi Sands!

Repurchase decision: Yes, this is going well so far, I will most likely keep repurchasing it.

Intergalactic Bath Bomb | $8.95
Unfortunately I crushed this bath bomb before use, so I poured the crumbled powder into my bath, it was a very sad day. It still turned the bath a beautiful swirl of blue, but I feel it would have been infinitely more beautiful if it had been able to dissolve as intended. I would like to pick up another one just to see it dissolve.

Repurchase decision: Yes, I want another one to see how it is meant to look.

Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean | $49.99
I decided it was time to change up my toothbrush. I change the head regularly, however I just felt it was time to replace the whole unit. I use an electric toothbrush, as advised by my dentist, and pretty much every dentist out there. I always buy the Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean because it’s the cheapest one and I can still feel it cleaning all my teeth well. I never pay full price for these toothbrushes either, Shaver Shop almost always has them on sale for half price!

Repurchase decision: Yes, I really like this toothbrush, I feel it does everything I need.

Have you been through many products this month?
Do you use any of these items?
What toothbrush do you like the best?

Thanks for stopping by.

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*Products kindly supplied for consideration, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. November 15, 2016 / 9:23 am

    I use an electric toothbrush I got from Aldi! My teeth feel amazing afterwards

    • November 18, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      I know right!?! Electric is definitely the way to go, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth either! Thanks for sharing xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  2. November 15, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I too was a smidge lazy last month BUT am back to my usual this month, because my skin is paying the consequences of not being on my game in October SAD FACE have you tried Korean beauty products incidentally? I’d say a good 85% of my regime is Korean and the remainder comprised of a mix of Taiwanese, Japanese and organic stuff 🙂

    I’m currently tackling something literally “borrowed from the boys” on the blog, i.e., an item of clothing I took from my husband’s wardrobe. Come on over and see how I (and four other women of all ages) styled pieces we, ahem, borrowed from the men in our lives.


    • November 18, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      I know the feeling, my skin seems to be suffering a little after my lazy October too! It’s definitely crying out for more hydration after this hot Perth weather! I haven’t tried many Korean beauty products yet, although I’ve seen a few which look amazing, I’m not too sure where the best place to get them is? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
      I like the sound of your latest posts, I’ll definitely head over and check them out! Thanks for sharing Sheela xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  3. November 16, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Oh I was looking at those rosehip wipes just yesterday in priceline! good to know that there aren’t anything special, I’ll stick with my usual brand 🙂

    Hope you’re having an awesome week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • November 18, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Yeah, as I said, there’s nothing particularly wrong with them, they were just a bit meh. If you have something that is already working for you and you like I would just stick with it xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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