Empties

I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.

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Here are my July empties!  I'm a bit behind and didn't go through as many foils cause work's been crazy.IMG_1249a.jpg

 

 

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Loves/HG items - will repurchase:

  • Paul Mitchell Quick Slip styling cream
  • Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner: HG, makes my hair so soft
  • Neutrogena makeup remover wipes
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean face scrub
  • Clinique Super Rescue moisturizer
  • UD Naked Skin foundation 6.0
  • UD Primer potion
  • UD 24/7 eyeliner in Black Market

Likes 

  • Sephora body butter
  • TF Better than sex mascara: I prefer the travel size, hard to use this size up before it starts clumping
  • BBW Pure Paradise body wash
  • Bee Kind body lotion
  • Paul Mitchell Hair Rescue Treatment:  took me forever to use this up, I liked it at first but I think I'll buy something else next time

Dislikes

  • Yes to carrots body butter: not moisturizing enough
  • Boscia black cleanser: makes my eyes burn when I rinse
  • Pearl souffle shaving cream: was super silky but definitely overpriced
  • Stila 10-in-1 BB cream: made me super greasy
  • Blinc mascara: ok at first, trying to put on a second coat was a total nightmare, not good after second week
  • MUFE Smoky Extravagant mascara: spider-lash-city, threw out after first use
  • Alterna Bamboo volume shampoo and conditioner: horrible tangles, conditioner did nothing, never again
  • BB Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner: too heavy for my fine hair, smells great though

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I cannot agree more of the MUFE mascara.  Unlike you, I tried to use it for a while.  In retrospect, I should have tossed it after the first use.  It is not like I do not have 40 more unopened mascaras.  Thanks for the tip on getting the smaller size Better than Sex mascara.  I am going to try that next or just after Babydoll.  I never use a full tube of mascara, so I prefer buying kits with smaller sizes or using sample sizes.

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boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil - works great to remove makeup, I use it as a first cleanse when I wear makeup

boscia Black Mask - I love peeling it off, my skin looks better after using and it nips any blemishes in the bud

Every Strand Argan Hair Mask - love it! Easy to use, already repurchased the bigger size, my hair is so soft after using this

Skintimate Shave Cream - keeps my legs moisturized

L'Oreal Sulfate Free Shampoo - my HG

RL #4 - Love it for summer

Clinique Dramatically Different Gel - one of the only moisturizers that does not break me out

 

Just OK

Caress body wash - smells good, but there are others I like more

Aveda Dry Remedy - works pretty well, not a huge fan of the smell

Degree - works ok, I like Secret better, but they didn't have my normal one so I picked this up

 

Not a fan

Sport Sunscreen - eh, didn't last very long for a sport sunscreen, also not a huge fan of spray sunscreens

John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioner - did nothing for my hair

boscia White Mask - made my skin worse

FAB Facial Polish - ok, but nothing special, I like others more

Neutrogena sport face sunscreen - super oily, pretty much every time I used it I had a new blemish or two

 

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I'm working though my stash of samples to justify this week's shopping. I would definitely purchase the glam glow, peter thomas roth bath gel and argan oil. 

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i came, i saw, i used!!!

 

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would repurchase

  • glysomed hand cream
  • MUFE lift concealer
  • anastasia brow whiz
  • bb solid cleanser
  • vaseline problem skin therapy moisturizer
  • algenist gentle rejuvenating cleanser
  • algenist eye balm
  • soft soap - body butter coconut scrub

 

meh

  • vaseline extra strength moisturizer
  • jergins vitamin e moisturizer
  • vichy hand cream
  • biotherm intensive repair lotion
  • stila convertible eye colour

no

  • ole henrikson truth is in the eyes

 

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would repurchase

  • algenist firming and lifting lotion
  • origins plantscription
  • lancome bi-facial
  • shu uemua skin purifier
  • too faced chocolate soleil
  • algenist overnight restorative cream

meh

  • ud primer potion
  • nexxus rejuvenating elixir
  • lancome hypnose mascara
  • derma dr kp drying lotion

 

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would repurchase

  • lancome visionnaire 1 minute blur
  • algenist genius
  • dior dream skin
  • dr brant pores no more primer
  • amore pacific rejuvenating cream
  • algenist multi perfecting pore corrector concentrate
  • ysl touche eclat
  • dr brant pores no more vacuum cleaner
  • origins gin zing eye cream
  • amore pacific age defence pore corrector gel moisturizer
  • caudalie lacreme
  • belvada blackhead facial mask
  • korres anti anging primer

meh

  • fab ultra repair cream
  • boscia hydration gel
  • MUFE hd primer

no

  • benefit stay flawless primer

 

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I love the scent of the soft soap - body butter coconut scrub I've lost count of how many times I've bought it.

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BiFacial is fantastic.  I like that you only had one no from everything you tried.  I know your skin color is not much darker than mine.  How are you applying the chocolate soliel?  I used it (again) for the first time the other day.  I am liking it more than before but thinking I will concentrate it on certain areas and use a lighter bronzer in others.  

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i like it...i use a mac 163 around the outside of my forehead and use my ud optical blurring blush to blend...it ends up being very subtle on me

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Thanks. I am thinking of using it for the hollows of my cheeks and sides of my nose but trying a lighter color for my three and E.  I will keep practicing applying it with a lighter hand and blending more.

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Killin it as usual, Ms. Sparkle :smileyhappy:

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i'm going hard on my use it before opening something kick!!

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Haha, that's how I decided to get around not buying stuff!  I still get to buy it but I have to sit on it til a coupke things are used up':smileyhappy: 

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Smaller empties month for me:

 

Loved:

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

ABH Clear Brow Gel

 

Liked/Ok:

Simple Cleansing Wipes x 2

Buxom Mascara

Dermalogica Active Moist Face Moisturizer

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Sephora Professional Kabuki brush (the natural hair fibers are scratchy now)

 

Hated:

Ulta liquid eye liner

Eylure Lashfix adhesive

Stila lip glaze (Throwing this away full because that's how much I hate it... not only do I really dislike sticky lipglosses, but this one arrived cracked in a goodie bag and I've been trying to salvage it but it's just not worth it. It's been making everything else around it sticky! Yuck!)

Foam applicator (Got this when experimenting with liquid foundation application methods. Thank god I found the beauty blender)

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Had to laugh at your Stila lip glaze review.  I barely wear mine as well, because they are so sticky.

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Ha, I'm on the fence with the stila gloss as well.  I use it only when I'm doing peels or whitening my teeth.  Things that could make my lips dry. If it''so cracked then it's trash cause it's not that great a product.  Makes me wish there were a teenage girl in the house.

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I have this same packet of Macadamia Masque, I really need to try it!! Nice empties this month!

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Same here.  It will make it into the August empties edition.

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Why is it so fun to look at every one else's empty? :smileyhappy: Can't help  but click on this thread!

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It's disturbingly fun to collect empties as well.  

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Hi there! *waves*

 

Coming back to visit for empties time :smileyhappy: Absolutely huge month for empties for me, my Sephora bag was literally overflowing.

 

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Skincare:

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes- very nice, but I have found paraben-free options I equally

Le Couvent Des Minimes 3-in-1 Micellar Water with 3 Beneficial Roses- LOVE the scent of this, excellent product and reasonably priced (about $17). Will definitely keep in my rotation.

Swisspers Cotton Rounds

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Cream Cleanser- IN LOVE WITH. Unfortunately, price is ridiculous so I will have to stick with getting this in GWPs.

REN Radiance Perfection Serum- my second deluxe sample, really enjoyed. Smells like raw pumpkin, really brightened my face. I like Lancome Genifique better though.

Dr. Brandt XXY Dual Fusion Water- good product but I prefer lesser expensive options

Kate Somerville Exfolikate- LOVED. Too expensive for me though.

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel- very very drying on my skin, hated the feeling of the gel.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo- this has officially replaced my HG DDF Benzoyl Peroxide. The LRP version has a stronger percentage (5.5%), is much less expensive and has a better texture that absorbs. The DDF version tends to pill up on my skin a few hours later. Have already purchase a full-size :smileyhappy:

Lancome Dreamtone Serum- really loved, may add to my regimen

Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil- thought this was very comparable to high end cleansing oils!

 

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Urban Decay De-Slick XL- WOAH that took forever to use up. Use daily, Holy Grail item :smileyhappy: Had a backup waiting.

NARS Sheer Matte Foundation- sadly not an empty but a throw away. Went to get it out of my stash after putting it away a few months and found that the cap had partially corroded away and the foundation had dried out. Won't repurchase, it was ok but very drying and acne-causing on my skin. Loved the light coverage and initial look though.

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder- HG powder foundation, one of the rare foundations I've found that I can wear for 13+ hours at work and not have a resulting breakout from. Love the soft glow this gives to your skin, very natural looking. Had a backup waiting!

Mineralogie Cream Concealer- very nice, great color match on me. Great for under-eye and blemishes. Very hard brand to get a hold of though.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara- very nice, repurchased the waterproof version

Chanel Le Volume De Chanel- very nice volumizing mascara

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey- LOVE, own the full size

Bare Minerals BareSkin Serum Foundation- loved and purchased

Korres Anti-Aging Primer- made my skin shiny

Fresh Life EDP- LOVED the scent but this stuff disappears ridiculously fast for an EDP

 

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Organix Australian Tea Tree Shampoo- hoped this might be a dupe for the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo, but nothing can beat PM :smileyhappy:

Suave 2-Minute Recovery Deep Condition- have had this forever and wanted to use up. Despite the cheap price tag, this stuff was actually pretty decent!

2 Stage Moisture Miracle Mask & Serum- something else I've had around forever. Hair was not happy with.

Madison Reed Nourishing Color Enhancer Shampoo & Conditioner- don't have color treated hair, but this stuff was ok

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm- too heavy

DevaCurl One Condition- it was ok, won't repurchase

 


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Everything Else!

 

Wild Apple Daffodil Shower Gel- very nice scent

Garden Strawberries Foaming Hand Soap- looovee the scent

Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter- love the scent, a little too moisturizing for me, left my skin a little greasy

Vitafusion Multi-Vites- yes vitamins are in my empties. These taste amazing and I 100% recommend if anyone is interested in gummy vitamins (you know you are :smileywink: )

Cotton Blossom Wallflower

Ulta Fresh Lilac Lotion- lovely scent

Ayres Body Butter in Patagonia- OH EM GEE. This is hands down the best body butter I have ever used. Melts right in to your skin and is super silky. I wasn't 100% on this scent but would definitely repurchase in a different scent. Sad that this stuff is pretty expensive but I think it is worth it!

 

 

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I am close to finishing a few items, so I am going to push off my post for a bit.  

 

Look at you.  I love how much you used up this month.  

 

I am actually in the market for a new vitamin.  Between 9 months of pregnancy and almost three years of breasfeeding, I have been taking prenatals for way too long.  I stopped breastfeeding over two months ago, so I want to switch to a regular multivitamin once my current ones are gone.  A chewy one seems interesting.  I hate the taste of vitamins, and I am having a hard time finding a coated one (like my prenatals).  

 

I got a sample of that Body Shop body butter.  When you said it was too moisturizing, I perked up. I cannot wait to try the sample now.  I had a coconut one a while back, but I only used it on my hands.  The scent was a little too strong for all over my body.

 

I see you started cutting open items.  I am doing that too.  I've already got a lot of extra use out of things I thought were empty.  

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