Taking out the trash V – May Empties

Another month, another empties video. This time it is a little bit of everything: Makeup and skincare as well as hair and body care. Oh, and a perfume!


Taking out the trash V - May Empties
Taking out the trash V – May Empties


Not that I am going through all these products in one month, mind you, but I am making an effort to finish my stuff before using new one. And as I felt like I needed to stop rambling for ten minutes plus about my trash, I made different piles to film different videos in the time coming.



Yes, I sat there organizing my trash. And planning to use this trash in the upcoming months. This is either art or very disturbing. I will leave it to you to judge.


Products mentioned

  • Maybelline Mattemaker Mattifying powder (Review here)
  • MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in „Undercurrent“
  • Beautenizer Fiberwig mascara (Review here)
  • Givenchy „Angue ou démon – le secret“
  • The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil (Review here)
  • Clarins Doux Exfoliant (Review here)
  • Oskia Renaissance 360 Anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream (Review here)
  • Alpha H Essential Hydration Cream (Review here)
  • Etude House Dry Shampoo
  • M. Asam bath&body body soufflé „Macaron“


Anything you have finished recently?

And did you try any of the things mentioned, maybe with different results?


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  • I laughed when you said ‚obviously‘ after explaining how your husband chose the scent based on its name alone! Your videos are nice to watch by the way, you have a calming voice (as strange as I’ve no doubt that sounds haha).


    • He should have gone for L´Imperatrice, that would have been appropriate!
      And I have been told my voice is calming before, but at work. Or maybe it is all the yoga transitioning into my voice. Who knows?

  • Great vid Anne, Love the look of that body soufflé. I’m loving the humour in your videos recently you make me laugh with your little jokes. Have a lovely day. Gemma x

    • Thank you, Gemma. I feel more comfortable in front of the camera now, I guess that is showing.

      • Yes it is! Your personality is really shining through. Gemma

  • Love your amazing video, truly inspiring, thank you for sharing, you look great!!!



  • Great video, loving your channel! Subscribed 🙂

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Great video! I love cleansing oils! That Clarins exfoliator also sounds like something I’d like to try!

    Doused In Pink

  • loved hearing your thoughts on these, and the baby sort-of cameo at the end! 😉

    • He just wouldn’t want to sleep through the video. Obviously he got upset at the empty perfume bottle.

  • I live for empties videos and posts! I consider myself really good at using up products, but I wish I could play those skills into my makeup collection. I get that makeup lasts you longer than say a bottle of shampoo, but I wish now and then something would find it’s way into my empties basket like a bottle of foundation or something? haha

    • It is so hard to finish makeup! I have to tell myself not to have more than two foundations or two mascaras open at the same time, otherwise I would never finish anything. But finish an eyeshadow? A blush? I am not sure that will ever happen.

  • thefashionfolks

    Love these „trash posts“, so good and interesting! Xx


  • I love how you look in this video, Anne!!! Also, I think I want to try out TBS cleansing oil you have mentioned. It sounds very good to me 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Obsessed with the Alpha H line, loved your video x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

  • just came across your blog and i’m so happy i did! its so adorable and that video is awesome!! I cant wait to read more!

  • The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing oil definitely sounds like something I would love to try, right now I have way too many cleansers to use, but I’m sure I will end up trying it before the end of the year! I’ve always been intrigued by the Clarins Doux Exfoliant, it will be very interesting to do a blog post comparing it to the Pixi Glow Tonic!


    • Do you have a waiting list for skin care products as well? I swear, I have enough on my list to last me the next five years!

  • I haven’t finished anything lately other than my toners! I go through Pixi glow tonic every quarter and Fresh’s black tea one once a year. They got replaced and backups!

  • I loved this video, especially the baby gurgles in the background! xx


  • I like the fedora you’re rocking in the video! I recently received a sample size of the PIixi Glow Toner that I look forward to trying. I just finished the Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains which is a product that my husband and I share.

    • Oh, I am excited to hear what you think about the Pixi Glow Tonic!

  • I vote option 1, that you’re a fashionista and you’re following a trend! 😉 Your videos are getting so good, Anne, your sense of humour is really coming through and I had a good chuckle watching this. Smelling like baby puke is not that bad…well, it’s easy for me to say it because I’m over that period. LOL!

    ps: When I hear him cry in the blooper, I instantly went ‚awww…‘ and I bet you that I’m not the only one who did that. Haha!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • When I asked my doctor how long they´d puke so much (Helena didn’t at all), she told me it should get less once they start walking. I almost dropped dead: That is another year to go!

      • William did too! And he stopped as soon as he stopped being on the bottle. And I forgot to add, I managed to score two small sample size of Pixi Glow Tonic, I hope I’ll like it.

  • Dressed With Soul

    Mir ist auch das Trockenshampoo ausgegangen, denn nach Deinem Post habe ich es wieder ganz oft hergenommen 🙂 Ansonsten noch mein Feuchtigkeitsschaum für die Haare, und das wars dann glaube ich schon.

    • Trockenshampoo ist glaube ich das einzige Haarstyling-Ding, das ich regelmäßig aufbrauche.

  • Love reading posts like these. I really enjoy seeing what products people have been using up!

    Darriyan♡ | http://www.darriyancateland.blogspot.com

  • You look so lovely Anne! , your skin looks dewy and beautiful ♥_♥ !!

    I have finish a few things this week, including my Estée Lauder ANR serum :'( which I can’t afford to replace (for now).

    • Oh no! I love the ANR, it is a staple in my routine. I got the 100 ml super size when traveling a year ago, so I hope it will last a little longer.

  • hehe I think because you are taking videos of the trash it becomes art, like a performance piece? 🙂

    Also, you can rock a hat so it’s definitely because you’re a fashionista! I was tempted by a $5 felt hat with purchase yesterday when I was buying a gift for my bestie…should have got it so I’d have more than just the mum-bun for my go-to hairstyle on those ‚I didn’t wash my hair‘ days!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Hats are probably the only thing I own that qualifies as accessories.
      And yes, I am a performance artist! I should add that to my CV.

  • thefashionsalt

    Oh that last outtake sounded so cute! That green eyeliner with the gold flecks sounds amazing. And I love the hat, you definitely look like a fashionista, even if it is just to hide the unwashed hair 🙂

  • I say you’re totally rocking the heck out of that hat! Also, I feel stupid, but I’ve totally been pronouncing like ALL of those brands wrong. Hah!

    • Well, maybe it is me that is pronouncing them wrong? I am not a native speaker, I guess I do make a lot of mistakes, especially with brand names…

  • Anne you’re videos are getting better each time! I can tell you’re changing things up. 🙂
    I liked the TBS Cleansing Oil but I feel like it left a film over me each time so I’m not sure if I will repurchase it. But it is one of the few cleansing oils readily available off the shelf here.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • I am experimenting still, but I think I am learning a little bit about videos. Just when I say that, I edit my last video and the lighting is off, but that are minor drawbacks I will ignore for now.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    What a lot of great products, I’ve just finished some Soap & Glory moisturisers
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Mrs Fashionista, do you apply perfume to your hair? Sometimes when I am going out at night, I make sure to spray a little to my hair, mostly to ends. Camomile cleansing oil is one of the first oil makeup remover and it really does the job, I don’t mind the scent as long as it doesn’t linger around for ages.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • I apply perfume to the nape of my neck, that way it gets on my hair as well. That really helps with it lasting, and I like to think I smell good when I swoosh my hair. Which I rarely do these days, but it is the thought that counts, right?

  • I will go with option one.


    Undercurrent is a good shade! Too bad it broke half way 🙁 The Oskia moisturizer really sounds amazing. Sounds like you’ve found your HG.

    • I did, I never thought I´d find a HG moisturizer, that is about my least favorite skincare item.

  • You look absolutely stunning in that video. Your sense of humour is amazing.


  • I loved TBS cleansing oil, it does a brilliant job of removing every speck of makeup for me, although I don’t think anything can quite beat my beloved oskia cleansing gel ♥

    • I haven’t tried the Oskia one, but if you recommend it I will put it on the list.

  • hahah, auch wenn ich option eins auch nicht ausschließen würde, befrüchte ich dass du da wie ich in option 2 fällst 😀 da muss man einfach prioritäten setzen und das ist definitiv GOT 😀 wieder ein wundervolles video von dir:)
    ja ich dachte an mindestens 2 pro monat, also nicht übermässig viel aber regelmäßig zu posten :)aber ich glaube die vorbereitungen werden langsam 🙂

    • Ich habe im Augenblick eins pro Woche und das ist schon ziemlich viel Arbeit. Ich freu mich auf Deine Werke, wann geht es denn wieder los?

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    When I saw that Givenchy bottle I was like YASSSS PERFUMES!!! 😀 😀 You know I’ve actually never tried that particular version myself… I have the original, and it is super unique – not something I’d wear everyday but I do love it. Need to get my hands on this one asap… Loving your hat btw, you look lovely as always! 🙂 <3


    • If you don’t own that many perfumes, it is easier to finish one every now and again.

  • lots of good products! I think this month I only finished a face lotion, I guess I’m pretty slow on product consumption lol


    • I do use a lot of stuff, I do love my skincare regimen to contain multiple steps.

    • I do use a lot of stuff, I do love my skincare regimen to contain multiple steps.

  • Catching up with Game of Thrones and haven’t washed hair because of that? Straight up my alley, so I’ll be going with that, haha. I don’t use a lot of products honestly, and I don’t think I’ve finished any sort of product within these two months.


    • I use a lot and try to finish them as well. Before that I was constantly opening new stuff without finishing the things I was already using. So much waste!

    • I use a lot and try to finish them as well. Before that I was constantly opening new stuff without finishing the things I was already using. So much waste!

  • Great job!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • The rest of the products were fairly new to me except the Body Shop cleanser. I’ve had an eye makeup remover form their chamomile range and I really liked it 🙂 Although I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a Body Shop product….
    Have a lovely weekend Anne 🙂
    Emma xxx


  • Lou

    You do so well getting through so many products. The only products I have used up recently is a bottle of cleansing water and a bottle of perfume! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

    • We are moving in a few weeks and I try to finish as much as I can before that.Which perfume did you use up?

  • Surbhi Suri

    I love the etude shampoo. It’s the best thing that happens to me in the heat . Anu swear by alpha h products . Little difficult to score but last really long.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3

  • Love the hat! It suits you! Yey to finished perfume! 🙂 I like that scent I had a sample of it but never a full bottle, might look into it for Autumn/Winter. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I wear it in the colder season as well, and switch to something more fruity come summer.

  • Love the hat! It suits you! Yey to finished perfume! 🙂 I like that scent I had a sample of it but never a full bottle, might look into it for Autumn/Winter. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • Evelyn

    wow, there’s a lot of good products i think! we have the same perfume btw, ange au demond by givenchy, love the smell, it make me feel elegant and classy lol
    have a great weekend

  • I like the way you organise your ‚trash‘ lol…I’ve never really ended up with so many products that I need to use or try out, because I like to stick with the bare essentials and my skin doesn’t really like me experimenting which limits my choices in products..I should probably do a ‚whats in my makeup bag‘ post lol…

    Pop over to my blog!



    • I would love to read that for sure. But yes, i am lucky that my skin isn’t overly sensitive, so I can get away with using a lot of different things.

  • Lol, I love your opening line in the video!


  • Super Intro Linda, ich entscheide mich für Punkt 2 und dafür dass GOT das Haare waschen verhindert hat 😉 Ein sehr schönes Video mit ganz tollen Produkten hast du uns da vorgestellt! GLG


  • Wow you finish things a lot faster than me! I very rarely finish any makeup except for mascara….


    • I have been collecting for quite some time now. Makeup is just so hard to finish!

    • I have been collecting for quite some time now. Makeup is just so hard to finish!

  • Nadia

    Lovely video & your empties, Anne! Super cute baby noises in the background 🙂 I am really enjoying The Body Shop cleansing oil at the moment. I’ve heard so many amazing things about Oskia. I definitely want to give it a go! Thanks for sharing, lovely.
    xox Nadia

    • He was eager to make an appearance it seems. Have a great day, Nadia.

  • I finally got around to watching your video. I love that hat on you! That Oskia moisturizer sounds sooo good! And kudos to your hubby for picking a scent you actually ended up liking, perfume is such an individual thing.

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • He did that twice, I have another perfume he picked and bought all by himself two years ago. It used to be my „work scent“.

  • I love The Body Shop Chamomile cleansing oil. I need to repurchase it, as it’s the best at removing makeup easily and quickly. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK