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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the rest of my august empties!

 

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Dislikes on the left, likes on the right

 

Dislike:

 

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benefit ka-brow: my brows are super thin and this didn't look as natural as other things for me

Sephora hand mask: doesn't come close to the awesomness of the foot mask! No real changes after wearing or lasting hydration.

Sephora lip mask: SA's highly recommended. Didn't stay on, no hydration with what little I did get on my lips.

Bare minerals lash domination: maybe it was the mini size wand, but made my lashes SO sparse.

Smashbox primer: eh.. nothing special

Tarteguard: also nothing special.

sephora lipstick card: loved the color of the matte (rebel chic) but it didn't go on well at all. Dry and not smooth.

PTR 24K gold: too orangey for me

guerlain abeille royale: sticky!! tried before bed and felt heavy. took 3 good rinses to get off. one of the ingredients is caramel..

josie maran finish balm: i prefer something heavier to get into my volcanic pores.. If you don't need that, this would be a good primer for you.

Dr. Brandt pores no more: okay, but NYX pore filler does the same thing for much cheaper.. 

 

 

Likes/Loves:

 

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Ole Power bright: Many have already seen me rave about it. If you haven't- this stuff works! brighter after use and thought eh, it's okay.. woke up the next morning with  visible dark spot reduction and rejoiced.

Murad essence: got this DS in store and ended up purchasing FS. SA said it was the step i didn't know I needed, so true. Upped my hydration game.. 

Fresh nectar mask: It smells so good!!! I was softer after use, not much else change. Not sure I would pay full price but I enjoyed it..
Dr Jart BB: went on really well, would consider buying after i use up the 100's of things i have

Erborian bamboo water lock: Another game changer. I had this foil sitting around for ages and didn't think much of it. After abusing my skin playing with a new technique, this restored a red, dry patch right to normal. Also another hydration game upper and super calming. 

Sephora makeup remover wipes: Worked, didn't sting but would seek out cheaper options. 

Benefit goof proof brow pencil: I like it and goes on natural, not water resistant nor does it stay put overnight. A little goes a long way. Would use it if it showed up but probably won't buy because of brow power.

It brow power: goes on natural, somewhat water resistant and stays put (within reason) overnight. A little goes a good way, bought another.

 

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My beauty diary apple polyphenol sheet masks-finished my box of these, liked them but might not repurchase since there are other My beauty diary masks I like better.
Josie Maran whipped mud mask,I thought this might not get dry on my face,it did but still didn't seem as drying as some mud masks can be.

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Ren wake wonderful night time facial-I think this might break me out but not sure,I have a deluxe sample tube so will try it a few more times.

Fresh sugar lip serum-I normally love fresh products but this one seems to burn my lips.

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Nice! With all the love for the lip wipes, I'm really wanting to try them..

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I was just looking at that Pur cushin foundation yesterday. Did you have any specific thoughts on it?

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@RainbowRae I liked it but lancome is still my favorite,the big down side of the pur one would be finding your shade since there are only 4 shades but it is a nice cushion compact.

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I do pretty well with most of the light shades, so I will give it a try. I was using a similar product from a cheaper brand and have been getting breakouts with it. This one also lacks mica in it, which is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your feedback!

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Looks like a good month of empties.  You definitely did some damage on those face masks @Seymore3.  Where did you get the My beauty diary apple polyphenol sheet masks from?  Those sound interesting.  Do they smell like apple?

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@kelloua I got them at the Atlantic Superstore.They have the boxes with 10 mask each.They do have a bit of an apple scent but it isn't strong.

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I know you can get my beauty diary face masks at t&t grocery stores.  I wasn't a fan of the apple ones either.  They're for more oily skin which is probably why.  

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Some empties from this month:

 

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I liked everything except for:
-Dr. Jart hydrogel mask: this was my first time using a hydrogel mask and I didn't like how it kept sliding down my face.
-MediHeal Aquaring mask: it was brightening however the serum left on my face when I removed the mask felt like it never absorbed - it was quite thick.

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Interesting about the mask sliding off your face.  Were you sitting up or lying down?  Some masks are a bit more slippery and I find I have to lay down when using them to keep them from moving around on my face.  Looks like you definitely treated yourself to a few face masks this month.

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I was sitting up - I'm never good about just lying down while I have a mask on. Smiley Sad I also don't think the hydrogels are as hydrating - I am even using eye patches that are hydrogel and just don't think they make a difference. @kelloua

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Yeah I hear you, lying down is challenging .  I have a TV in my bedroom so I tend to lie down when I do my mask with my head propped up slightly on a pillow.  Gives me something to do while I wear it without turning my face into a slip and slide.

 

I haven't tried hydrogels yet.  I have one in my box of sheet masks that I've been meaning to try. I kinda hope I don't like it because I have so many sheet masks that are much, much cheaper that I like.

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How did you enjoy the Fresh roll-on deodorant? 

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It was great, @Fernleaf! It is both an antiperspirant and deodorant and I thought it was very effective - I just wish the price was lower!

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August Empties!

 

I am feeling extra lazy today and cannot bear to list all the products with mini reviews haha. Loves are things I will or have repurchased. I'd be happy to give any additional info if anyone wants to know about a specific product.

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Great empties.  Looks like you did some serious damage.  (I'm always especially impressed at the candles that get used up around here.  I seem to never remember to light mine unless I have company over.)  What made the Glamglow a dislike for you?  Curious because I have a couple samples and haven't tried yet.

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It caused a bad breakout unfortunatelySmiley Sad I used it the first time and had radiant skin but woke up with multiple zits. I thought it was a fluke and tried it again a few weeks later resulting in the same breakout. I think it has to do with the heavy scent/perfume. I usually love Glamglow but it was a pass for me.

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Oh no!  That's awful.  I have acne-prone skin so I'll be curious how mine responds when I finally try it.  Thankfully a lot of ingredients that seem to give other people problems (shea butter specifically comes to mind, though I don't know if it is in this) don't seem to give me problems so I'm hopeful it won't break me out.

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I am really trying to de-stash (and be on a low buy...) but I have so much stuff to use, ugh.

Here are my empties for the first half of August.

 

Loved (have/will repurchase) // Liked // Not for me...

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