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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August empties

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Loves

Nude Skincare Omega Cleaning Jelly

Living Proof PHD Shampoo and Conditioner

FAB Ultra Repair Cream

Cover FX Drops

My favorite soap of all time (and the only one I keep in my bathroom for washing hands) is this Turkish rose soap directly imported from Turkey

MUFE Hydrating Primer

Jack Black lip balm

NYX Control Freak Brow Gel

Glamglow Youthcleanse

 

Just ok or completely no

Glamglow Thirsty Mud (this is the mask) - I had forgotten how much I hate the smell

Sephora sleeping masks pearl and rose - neither did anything for me

 

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July-August empties

These items I Loved and have already re-purchased every product pictured. I feel like several of these items were in my last empties post. sorry for the repeats but I just like them. haha

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Sun bum spf 50 spray sunscreen: This is actually my husband's empty, I don't like the spray ones I don't think they cover well enough. But he LOVES it, I am just so excited he finished a container of sunscreen I had to share it.

Sun bum spf 70 sunscreen lotion: This is my body sunscreen and it has not disappointed me all summer. I have read that sunscreen can't really go over spf 50 but I am going to keep buying the spf 70 cause it doesn't cost any more than the spf 50. 

MD solar sciences spf 50 mineral creme: My face sunscreen. I definitely think its worth the money. only complaint is that I wore it during a VERY hot, sweaty workout and it made my face itch. I just remember to wear a different sunscreen during intense workouts.

Tree Hut sugar scrub (alomnd honey): This is seriously in every one of my empties. Love this stuff, harsh enough to exfoliate my legs but gentle enough not to cause damage.

Dr. Jart+ premium BB spf 45: This is my everyday BB cream. It has pretty good coverage and has spf 45.

OH sheer transformation: This is my everyday moisturizer I just like it cause it works for me.

Alterna instant recovery shampoo and conditioner: This stuff has really really helped my hair. I don't use any chemicals on my hair and I don't heat treat my hair very often, but I have naturally dry hair and this shampoo/conditioner works better than any other moisturizing brand I have tried (I am looking at you dry bar Sake bomb, and living proof restore)

Lush mint julips: great lip scrub and I loved the flavor. It took me almost a year to go through this jar and I used it often so its a good value.

Dior Diorshow mascara: Love this reformulated version. Fans out my lashes and lengthens them.

MAC makeup wipes: Gets my makeup off and slightly exfoliates at the same time. win-win.

OH power peel: my face feels so soft after I used this.

YSL touche éclat #2: I like that this is such a thin under eye concealer. This conceals but doesn't cake into my fine lines.

Belief true cream aqua bomb: I actually use this on my legs once a week (I know very expensive leg moisturizer) but it only takes a little bit and oh my goodness my legs feel so soft. I always test products on my legs or arms before my face just to see how my skin will react.

Butter London scrubbers: These do not come with enough nail polish remover on them, but the clothe itself is good and holds up to even removing glitter polish. So I just add some extra polish remover to them and they work great.

Boscia mini konjac sponge: i like the mini one better than the big one because it dries out faster.

 

 

These items I did not like, and pretty much all for the same reason... they just didn't do well what they were supposed to.

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Sun bum! It's such a good brand, I use the spray.  How does the Sun Bum lotion apply?

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Have you tried Coola? I'm on my third bottle of it in the past two months but have heard great things about Sun Bum (without trying it yet, similar to NC)..

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I haven't tried any Coola sunscreens yet. A couple of their products got really good ratings on the EWG guide to sunscreens. I want to try the Coola baby mineral sunscreen but I haven't gotten around to it because I figured it was similar to the MD solar sciences mineral sunscreen. How do you like the Coola products? I can never have too many sunscreens.

 

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You're spot on about the Coola baby mineral being similar to MD - I have both and don't have a preference when deciding between the two. I really like Coola products .. I'm primarily outside for work and have found that they're non-drying (don't leave my skin feeling parched), doesn't leave me looking like I took a ride down the baby oil slide, and using it directly onto my face - I don't experience the nasty eye sting that I experience with other product lines. The one Coola item that I highly recommend is the Radical Recovery lotion .. for as much sunscreen as I use, there have been a few times where even a slight burn on my arms makes it hard for duty carry and this lotion has saved me.

 

 

Sorry for the long reply!

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I am glad for the long reply! I will have to look into that recovery lotion. Thanks!

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I've been interested in Sun Bum products but have yet to try them.

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I recommend it. Even my husband likes it, the spray sunscreen smells good and dries quickly.  The lip balms are really good as well, the pomegranate flavor smells really good and tastes good too lol.

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I think they are definitely worth a try. I get my sun bum products at Ulta, but I have been seeing them pop up in the major grocery stores too.

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I have $125 rewards points at Ulta burning a hole in my pocket (thanks to 10x points). I may look into something. It may be better to wait until next summer though to get a later expiration date when I try them. Have so many items expiring within the next year. Thanks for the info.

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I have never had a empty except, mascara, eyeliner, and concealor. But i am not sure if they count since they were really just dried up. Am i alone in this?

 

edit to add, i have also only hit pan on two eyeshadows, and thats just barely.

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I count dried up stuff in my empties.  But I do actually have a brow pencil and a foundation next time around!!  So proud of myself!

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No, you're not alone. I finish skincare products, but I had never finished anything resembling makeup until 2015. Even then, I've finished lip balms and sample sized items. I've never finished a full-sized item (other than one CC cream recently). I was super proud of it, too. I rarely wear makeup, but I am trying to wear at least CC cream and lip balm when I leave the house now. Of the past five weekdays, I managed CC cream and lip balm twice. It's a start. 

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Sorry in advance.  My empties for May - August.

Hair & body 

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Shave gel hiding behind the Endless Summer scrub is from a passion party. Anyone else have to go to one of these? 

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Face & makeup

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Foils, wipes and UD setting spray I forgot to include in the previous pic.

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Stuff that either went bad or sucked.  Shout-out to MrsBaine who made me throw out that MUFE foundation. Turns out I bought it in 2010.  :/

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In the second picture, is that the Sephora Lavender blotting papers?  If so, how did you like them compared to the Boscia peppermint blotting papers?

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Nice empties! Out of curiosity, how did you like the dove dry spray? 

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Thanks!  I didn't like it at first but I started using it at night and I really like it now!  I still use lightly it in the morning but the nighttime spray really makes a difference!

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This made me laugh, and I am going to share May-August next week as well, so I also apologize in advance. I am tired of being behind, so I need to catch up.

 

Lots of goodies here. I am impressed you finished a They're Real full sized liner. I have not even been able to finish a micro mini yet.

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Oh I didn't finish it NC.  It was so difficult to use that I'm just getting rid of it.  I hadn't used it in a while and much of it had dried out.  I don't know if it was just me or if it was too old but I couldn't get a solid line. 

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