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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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June Empties

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Loves - have or would repurchase

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-Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects
-Aveeno Daily Lotion
-Dove Advanced Care Deodorant Original Clean
-Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub
-Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 5.5
-Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo
-Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
-Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clear Invisible Dots
-Boscia Luminizing Black Peel Off Mask
-Glamglow Supermud Mask
-Sunday Riley Good Genes
-Dior Forever Foundation (010 when not self tanned, 021 when tanned)
-Belif Aquabomb 
-Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Balm
-DDG Alpha Beta Peels (6)

 

 

Likes - enjoyed using, might repurchase

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-Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
-Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel
-Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
-Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light
-Glamglow Youthcleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
-Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
-Hempz Body Scrub
-Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser
-Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask
-Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
-Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser
-Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
-Dior Miss Dior Perfume
-Clean Air Perfume
-Hourglass Illusion Skin Tint in Nude
-Skin Inc Chlorella Serum
-Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
-Arcona Tea Tree Mask
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 004 Sandstorm
-Carol's Daughter Cupuacu Anti-Frizz Hair Mask
-BBW Handsanitizers in unscented and Bright Autumn Day
-MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in Y225 and Y245
-John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves

 

 

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-The Body Shop Body Butter in Coconut
-Pacifica Deodorant Wipes 
-Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot
-Clinique Liquid Facial Soap for combo oily to oily skin
-Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer
-YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in B30 Almond
-REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot
-MUFE Ultra HD Concealer in R20 and Y23
-KVD Lock it Foundation in 54
-KVD Lock it Featherweight Primer
-Hourglass Liquid Lipstick in Canvas
-MAC False Lashes Extreme Black
-SOL Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
-It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
-HEMPZ Pomegrante Body Moisturizer

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image.jpegTrying to get through lots of foils and deluxe samples

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Top Shelf Tried and True:

 

Garnier micellar water.. the most effective makeup remover I have tried. I have repurchased this.

It's a 10 miracle leave in plus keratin...I have bought many bottles of this and it makes my cranky hair behave.

No. 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced serum.... A truly effective fragrance free serum that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I will be repurchasing.

Benefit Roller Lash mascara...One of my favorite no budge, no smudge lengthening mascaras. Always in my collection.

 

Meh:

 

Pacifica eye shadow trio... This bugger really made my eyes water so it will not be emptied by me, passing it on to a friend.

 

Stinky, Rotten and Soon to be forgotten:

 

Matrix Biolage dry shampoo...The floral smell was nausea inducing for me, and the product did not absorb the oil at all...fail!

Batiste dry shampoo sweet and seductive...This smells like Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume, and made my hair reek of the scent for two long days. I will not finish the product.

Garnier Whole Blends 5 in 1 lightweight spray...This was a fail, it made my hair frizzy and unmanageable...in addition to that, it smells like rotting green apples. If you like attracting flies then this is the spray for you lol! I'm not finishing this one either.

 

 

 

 

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I hate batiste... I wish I liked it, because I have oily hair and sounds like a very good idea. 

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My "mini" May empties 

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another big empties month!!! i'm trying super hard to use stuff up.  goal is 150 makeup related products this year and i'm on it!!! 

 

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yassssss  middle child syndrome  bye felicia  
  • dr jart + blackhead master pouch 
  • smile foot peeling mask 
  • sephora + pantone universe venus lure lip balmy
  • essence enter wonderland cream highlighter

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I love the Nivea in shower body lotion too! Received a sample in an Amazon beauty box and had to order two full size bottles! It's funny...I don't like the scent when I'm in the shower but my skin feels so silky smooth and hydrated when I dry off and love the scent when I'm dry. Lol

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i like it for mornings when i'm in a rush...but i like it even more that it makes my 12 year old actually put something hydrating on his skin!!

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This thread has REALLY made me start going through all of the beauty products I've been hoarding.  It feels so good to finish something!  Here are my empties for the month of May.

 

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:  Love this stuff.  I love the way it makes my skin feel so silky after applying it.
Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub:  This made my skin look and feel amazing!
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat:  I always come back to this stuff.  It dries so quick and so shiny!
Davines Ol Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion:  I got this as a sample in a Birchbox and fell in love.  It makes my hair super smooth and smells amazing!  I bought a full size bottle of it already!
Whish Shave Cream:  This smelled so amazing (blueberry scent) and left my skin so soft!
Oscar Blandi At Home Salon Glaze:  This made my hair feel very silky (which usually isn't the case!)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Patina:  The color looks good on just about anyone!  I got this sample size in a pack of 6 around the holidays and my friend bought me a full size for my bday (it's her favorite too).
GlamGlow Super Mud:  I just loved the way my skin looked after using this. 
e.l.f. High Definition Powder:  I use this stuff every day.  And it's so cheap!
BBW body lotion - Cool Amazon Rain:  I really like BBW lotion and this scent was nice.
Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel Body:  I used this on my arms (it would take so long to do your entire body!) and I really noticed a difference!

Likes:

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Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser:  It smelled nice, but I don't know if it really exfoliated.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield:  I liked it and I liked that it had SPF, but I don't know if I LOVED it.
Stila Foundation (don't remember which one now...it came with an Ulta GWP) - I don't really remember much about this other than it was a decent foundation
Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Body Wash:  smelled yummy, average body wash to me.
Sonia Kashuk Pink Innocencia Body Polish - I actually got this on clearance a while ago and just recently used it.  It smelled nice, but I've used better body scrubs.
Benefit Porefessional:  Liked it, but I like other primers better.
Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner:  I liked this better than I thought I would.  I have very dry hair and this conditioner seemed to help with that.
Caudalie Devine Oil - I used this on my body (you can use it on your face and hair too) and liked how it absorbed quickly.
Tocca Body Scrub - Giulietta - I loved how this smelled and it was a decent body scrub.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo:  Not my favorite dry shampoo, but certainly not my least favorite either!
Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator:  Leaves my skin feeling nice. 




Meh:

 

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer:  I'm 30 and am starting to get fine lines on my face that I would like to start correcting now rather than later.  This smelled nice and didn't irritate my skin, but I don't think it really did anything for the fine lines!
MTJ High Definition Mascara - Meh.  Didn't really do much.
Cargo Texaslash Mascara - Name is misleading.  It really didn't add volume to my eyelashes!

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Already repurchased or plan on it:

First Aid Beauty Hydrating Serum: Purchased the full size. Plums & hydrates my skin without breaking me out, only downside is it can get tacky if I apply too much.

Acure Organics Marula Oil: This has surpassed Argan oil for me. It hydrates my skin and helps calm my rosacea. I’m using a DS sample of the Drunk Elephant and honestly cannot tell the difference.

Cerave Moisturizing Cream: Simple body cream that I always go back to when my skin is acting up.

 

Meh, if I get a sample but don’t feel the need to purchase:

Boscia Purfying Gel: I’ve had deluxe size but never been motivated to purchase it. It’s a decent cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin but nothing mind blowing. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Scent: Batiste used to my HG dry shampoo but I’ve notice the last couple of months it hasn’t worked as well. I don’t know if they’ve changed the formula or my scalp has just changed. I’m using up a backup but after that I need to try something new.

Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Femme

 

No. No, thank you:

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence: I really want to add a skincare item with fermented ingredients since I keep hearing so many good things about it. However, this didn’t do much for my skin.

Infusion Rapid Repair Treatment: Alright, but I think this is discontinued. It did weigh down my hair if I used too much of it.

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Lotion: I’ve got the perfume but I’ve never liked the lotions that come with perfumes. They usually are super greasy and cause my skin to break out.

Gucci Guilty

 

 

 

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I have that Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence on my list of things to try. Is there any specific reason it was a no thank you or did you really just notice no difference, as in nothing positive or negative?

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Great empties!  I'm with you on the lotions that come with perfume.  My sister got me one for a scent that I liked so much but I feel like they're never actually hydrating and it's the equivalent of just spritzing perfume over my entire body.

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yay.jpgThese are my Yays!  Standouts were the Roc serum, the Crest 3D white strips, the YSL primer and the Korres Saffron serum sample.  I also loved the Egg mask.  The Time revolution face spray was awesome, and I love Lineige water mask.  My daughter loves the Neutrogena stuff always.

 

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These are the okays.  Im indifferent about BBW lotions, and the hair oil is okay, Id repurchase if I wasnt already to something else.

 

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These are Nope, not again.  My daughter will use any shampoo not nailed down, so she will finish what I buy and dont love/like.  The hairspray was a freebie, and it did the job but didnt smell the best.  Those eye gels never work.

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I have a hard time noticing much of a difference with any eye gels I've tried. I am starting to wonder if they really do not work or if I am too harsh a critic. Have you tried any that work well?

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@heartsmyface you got it! Smiley Wink

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This past month had nothing truly bad—even the stuff I didn't like is more down to personal preference, such as not liking creamy products (so goodbye lip glosses and creamy blush). The Mac shadow trio is something I never reach for, so I might as well Back to Mac it instead. There aren't any real standouts, as most of these things are everyday essentials that I've repurchased multiple times.

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This was my first time ever with nothing bad, too.

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Loves for May

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Alterna caviar shampoo and conditioner- I'm almost out of Black Friday sets and am very sad about it.  I love how soft and manageable my frizzy long hair is when I use them.  I only wish they weren't so expensive.
MUFE green primer-- I'm not particularly red all over, but I still liked how this was light and wore well.  I'm not sure it covered any of my red ares though.
TF hangoveRX -- this was a purchase I bought thinking " hey I'm getting older and don't handle a night out like I used to...but I don't want anyone to know that..." While I can't see it hiding a hangover, it was slightly moisturizing and felt nice.  I have a lot of primers at the moment but will re buy once I work through some of these samples.
Radical sunscreen -- light, not greasy, didn't leave a white cast, and I didn't burn.  I use sunscreen everyday and I quite liked this one. Again, I've got a bit to work through but I would buy this.
The Balm Time Balm tinted moisturizer-- the tint was light enough, I wouldn't call it coverage but it helped to even out a bit of tone issues before foundation.  I like the spf 18 to top off my daily sunscreen.  
IT Cosmetics brow power. This is my third of this brow pencil and while I haven't tried a ton of brow products (mine are full just need a bit of filling here and there), I have no desire to try others. This is a great colour, doesn't smudge and last me over 3months.  I'm already on to another. 
Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara-- I know others didn't have much love for this, but I quite liked it.  I have been a pretty dedicated TF BTS user but I'll rotate this in to my mascara cycle.  I have long lashes already and one coat of this gives a nice fullness without going spidery and really makes my light tips black.
Purity-- this went into the wrong photo.  I do like it well enough, but ordered this by accident last year meaning to get the micro delivery wash.  I'm Canadian and this was right when the warehouse switch happened so I just kept it.  It belongs in the "okay but nothing special" pile.

Good... But not Great

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cotton rounds-- from Costco, nothing to write about here really.
Alterna overnight hair mask-- smell was a bit fishy and I don't really think it did anything, the smell did disapate and didn't bother me.
Marula oil shampoo and conditioner-- it washed and conditioned, I'd use it again but I won't go out my way to get it by any means. 
Ole Henrickson wipes-- they were on clearance at winners and worked well, they did sting my eyes a bit, I wouldn't pay full price but on sale, sure.  I don't use wipes very often and have never found any that really wow me. 
Burrbury Fluid Sheer-- this was nice, I have another sample that I'll use but I expected more.  The luminosity from this was covered entirely by a foundation and I wasn't strong enough to be a highlighter.  If you have nice enough skin to not wear foundation this would be a pretty all over glow.
Atillier mandarins-- I have so many of these.  It's okay but I'm sure I'll have samples to last years with how little I reach for it vs. Several other fragrances I do love.
Burts Bees Cleansing Oil-- it was okay, did clean my skin but nothing exciting.
ogx keratin oil conditioner-- this was too much oil for my hair but good for my ends.  If I got it up too much on hair other my ends it became greasy, on my ends alone it was fine.  It's just too much work when I'm half asleep in the shower.
alterna dry oil spray-- this was okay, not crazy moisturizing but worked more to tame frizzies on dry hair, I have other products that work better for this though.
Dry Bar Dry Shampoo, this worked on my greasy roots without being sticky, it would have ranked higher were it not for the powdery flowery smell.  Reminded me of an old lady's perfume.  I used it but Batiste works just as well with a scent I prefer.

A Pass for me

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sally hershberger 24K-- I should have known when I saw the word volumizing.... It felt like old school Aqua net in my hair.  I like silky Soft, run your fingers through it hair... This was not for me.  Used once and passed to a friend.

Overall a good month and I felt like I finished off more than I opened up, so it's a win!

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Love the detailed reviews!

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