Hit The Pan

May 13, 2013



This is actually an appreciation post. A salute and a praise for the bloggers who do ‘empties’ post. At the start of very month they show the beautiful empty bottles which they have successfully finished. Inspired by all the beautiful bloggers who do empties post, I want to do empties post from now on. The beautifully lined up empty bottles just look yummy (no, I do not mean to eat any those empty shower gel bottles but I wanted to use the word and so, I used it. Do not write me a mail now to correct it! But you can mail me for other corrections. I always reply to each and every mail). 

Also, empties post is a way to read small review after they have finished up the ENTIRE product. Plus, at times it’s a way to catch up with the complete reviews as well which I might have missed in their blog. 


Why I could never do such posts? Because, I love smell. Confused? Let me explain. I have this habit of attaching smells to feelings and emotion and also, people. Dove soaps reminds me of Boy visiting my city where are I was doing my engineering, Ponds lotion reminds of my time in high school, Nivea reminds me of my second year of college, Palmolive Thermal Spa reminds of my first days of job in Bangalore…and the like. So, when I want to feel a certain time, I sniff the product’s smell attached to it. Hence, I do not want to finish few products. For HG product, I finish up things with no regrets because I buy them back to back. But, finishing products which are tough to source and also, products which were not much effective for me is of issue. What if I finish them and then need to sniff them??? *disaster strikes the Earth. Boom!* Also, there is a bug in me about recycling this. The moment a tub or bottle is about finishes, I know what to do with it *smiles like a cunning cat* I simply cannot keep it for an entire month to take a collective photo. And no, I do not want to show a collage of photos taken as and when each of them got over! 

Now this describes the issue with skincare products now, let’s talk about makeup. Who among you have finished a lipstick? Raise your hand…eggggxxacktlyyyyyyy…NO ONE! But, I still have seen bloggers showing lipsticks in empties post and I have 120% respects for them! *does a Chinese Bow for appreciation and respect…twice* I do finish up nail polishes. In fact, I finished 2 this month! And when I hit the pan for Bourjois Healthy Mix this month, I realized the super huge excitement of doing empties post. 

This month I am trying my level best to keep the products for the post. Empties so far – The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo, L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum, Maybelline Colorama Beige Natural (2nd bottle down and 3rd bottle will surely come in), Maybelline Colorama Coral Chic (search of 2nd bottle started), Palmolive shower gel of some red color etc. 

Best part – I still have 17 days left in this month. So, wish me luck to do a decent enough empties post. Let’s hope I do not present you ONLY the bottles I mentioned in this post. *I know I am hopeless at times …. most of the times* 

For now, let me bask in the glory of the fact that I could hit the pan for one products.

Wish me Luck. 

Shayoni

17 comments

  1. wow .. i never finished certain perfumes because im attached to the smell like yu said emotionally, few remind me my coll days and few remind me schooling hehe ... its really a sensitive and genuine post :) likes likes..

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    1. I think I will never put perfumes in the post for sure. I always keep at least 4-5 usage left it the bottle and store it properly. Same pinch for having emotionally liked to scents :D

      Thanks for liking the post Gowthami

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  2. glad to see that you finally hit pan on something but im still waiting for your official empties post! heres a tip- dont stocks up on similar products!

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    1. Ha ha..u are the one who is sitting on my head (figuratively) to do a empties post ASAP. My first empties posts will be surely dedicated to you. Thanks for the tip. Hugs :D

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  3. BFL on ur empties post.. Looking forward to it :)

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  4. This was such a nice reading!! Empties post do keep me motivated and yes, I did use up lipstick and another is on the way and a couple of other products as well!!! Good luck to you on that. you would realize the deep satisfaction the empties post bring you and you would automatically keep a rein on your purchase as well!

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  5. Btw, doejar pichhone ekta bager modhye rekhe dao and tell yourself you can only buy once you use up at least three products each month. Pick out say the lipsticks you had used for sometime and then had been sitting in a corner and find out the different ways you can use it ( dabbibg, with gloss, balm, on it's own) and start wearing with different attire). For myself, i do touch ups, so it helps me more :P

    Sorrry for almost spamming this space .

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    1. Thanks for all your tips darling and double Chinese bows for finishing lipsticks.

      I have already started to keep the empties in the big bag and I am already on a ban of not buying the same thing. Like no same type of foundation, blush etc. Amen.

      I try to change the contents of my office makeup bag each week to make sure that nothing is rotting in my makeup drawers but I keep getting back to my favorites :D

      And ohhh touch ups...They help a lot in finishing up products...alas I cannot do touch ups in office :(

      THANKS a lot for pouring your heart out :D Loved your suggestions

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  6. Omg I don't completely finish up products because of that too! :O. I thought I was the only one like that until now :P. But I do try finishing them up fully nowadays because my shelves are getting too full with almost-empty bottles, leading to Mom threatening to throw them out :P. Good luck for the post! :)

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    1. I have introduced 3 more shelves in last one year to keep all the junk! And not only that, my fridge also have a shelve only with skincare. And then there are drawers which keep the off season skincare! I really need to do something. I trying to get hooked to empties post to help clean.

      Thanks for the wishes Neha. I hope I success. Why don't even you start doing it? It will be fun to surprise your mom :D

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  7. I associate things/events with fragrances too. In fact, every holiday of mine I take along a different fragrance and whenever I smell that, I remember that particular holiday....Ralph Lauren Glamorous with my honeymoon in Australia, Perry Ellis Portfolio, Thailand.....etc etc, and my latest one, Lancôme Magnifique with Hong Kong.
    I do have quite a few L'Occitane empties, shower gels and lotions are easiest to use up...will do a post soon.

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  8. I'm the complete pposite.. I love finishing up products so that gives me a reason to try and buy new ones..

    Btw I noticed th change in your blog design and logo.. looks good!!

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  9. Very nicely written! I have hit pan on a few products but the one i keep getting back is my pressed powder from Oriflame.. I love the fragrance.

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  10. Wow .. Nice post :)
    I usually end up finishing my Face Wash, face packs, Body lotion and scrubs, as well as Body wash. Makeup like lippies hardly get over and I usually finish up my pressed powder in two to three months. :)

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    1. Oh and Shayoni is the name of my sister too . .Though she spells it like Sayani :)

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  11. Hey even I hit pan of the same powder! I like this powder alot!
    Plz check out my blog! It will make my day!

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