Empties

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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June/July

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Grrr...not sure why 1 picture is correct and the others are sideways! Sorry!

 

Loves-

  • Caudalie Polyphenol Anti-wrinkle Defense Serum- I love this and my skin freaks out when I don't use it. I'm on my third bottle now!

 

Likes/Might Buy Again-

  • Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash- loved it had a pump but wasn't moisturizing enough
  • Sephora Soft Touch Cotton Pads- These are decent and are a good option to add to my cart to qualify for a promo code
  • Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb-  I like this one during the summer but it's comparable to other gel moisturizers I own.  Personally, I like the moisturizing bomb better
  • Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet- I enjoyed this and need to go through some sample vials before I decide to purchase a bottle
  • TATCHA Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil-  I loved the scent and thought it removed makeup well.  Will definitely use samples
  • Tarte Lights, Camer, Lashes mascara- I really enjoyed this but like other mascaras better

 

Likes/Won't Buy Again/Will Use Sample-

  • Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original- It gets the job done but it's not my favorite scent
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Conditioner- Enjoyed the scent and cleaned/conditioned my hair well. Will use samples again
  • Boscia Detox Black Cleanser- Enjoyed it but don't see myself buying a full size until I finish other face wash samples
  • Benefit POREfessional- It fine, but I don't use primer often enough to justify buying a full size 
  • Glamglow Power Cleanse Mud and Oil to Foam- Loved the smell but not sure it's worth the price
  • Glamglow Youth Cleanse- Enjoyed and will use samples but no intention of buying it
  • Hask Keratin Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner- Didn't wow me but would use a sample again
  • Garnier Fortifying Shampoo- Would use to travel but dries out my wavy hair
  • Dr Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator- I like a more gritty exfoliator but will use samples again
  • Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL- I feel like my lashes don't need a primer but I would use a sample again

 

Not For Me-

  • Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary**- Didn't leave a matte finish as advertised on the bottle and the spray nozzle kept getting clogged
  • Sephora Coconut Hand Wash- Purchased as an item to qualify for a promo code. Left my hands dry after using
  • Dior Lip Maximizer 001**- not a fan of lipgloss or mint in my lip products
  • LORAC Lip Lustre Cream**- Bought off Hautelook and didn't like how thick it was.  Plus, I don't like lipgloss so not sure why I bought it
  • Dolce and Gabanna Dolce Rosa Excelsa-  Was nice but didn't last long on my skin
  • CAOLION Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo-  Didn't like the consistency and it didn't do anything for my skin
  • Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser- dried out my skin
  • AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream- Didn't provide enough moisture and the scent was too powerful and lingered. 
  • Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Shower Gel- Didn't like the scent
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash- Broke me out so bad!!!
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze**- I used this once and didn't like it.  Now it's starting to dry out
  • NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation- Color match was great but I rarely wear foundation and this sat on my skin
  • Flower by Kenzo eau de parfum- Nope. Didn't like the smell
  • Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser- Didn't like the texture and it dried out my skin

Hotel Samples

  • Mineral Fusion Fortifying Shampoo- nothing special
  • Bergamote 22 Shower Gel (x2), Shampoo, Conditioner- Loved the scent! Will use again the next time I stay at a Park Hyatt
  • Pantene Classic Clean Shampoo, Conditioner- I love the smell of Pantene products
  • WIRU Shampoo, Body Wash- AMAZING scent!  Sadly it's exclusive to Ayers Rock, Australia

**Throwing out/did not finish

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Now you're making me curious about that Caudalie serum.  Not sure if it's being discontinued (or just the set that contains it) but saw a set that included I believe that serum full sized at Nordstrom Rack for a steal of a deal!

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I saw this too. I'm debating on going back and getting it

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I picked that Caolion set for my Soko to Tokyo set without sampling it or reading any reviews. I have not tried it yet, but I really think I should have read more reviews before selecting it. I've seen a few similar to yours now.

 

Which hotel uses Pantene products? 

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I haven't used my Caolion set yet, but now I'm not looking forward to it.

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It wasn't a hotel per se but was a vacation condo on an island off the coast of Australia. I lumped it in with the others Smiley Happy

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Got it. I remember staying at a time share where they did not have any products at all. It was crazy, because I had to make a store run. I never travel with shampoo and I ran to the store and got TreSemme. I wondered if the Pantene was a similar experience for you.

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I realized I forgot to add my empty sheet masks. Oops

Loves

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Likes

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Nopes

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Shout out to @greenporchlights

for the Baies candle she gifted me for my birthday. It's such a great well rounded scent and a great burn. 

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Like that you put them all on a shelf!  I always love how many candles you make it through.  You seem to go through them like crazy!

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I cannot see which Fresh product that is in the likes. Is it the lip serum? I have a love/hate relationship with that, because it is long-lasting and leaves my lips so soft. It tastes terrible though!

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It's the rose hydrating gel cream. I have the lip serum sample but I haven't tried it. I've had horrible luck with fresh lip balms drying my lips out. Maybe the serum would be different.

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Unless you're allergic or something, I doubt it will dry them out. That stuff is magically hydrating. 

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Just jumping in here for the Fresh lip serum, it does indeed taste terrible, but smooths like no other. I thought my small sample tasted worse than the full size, or I just got used to it. You should definitely try it! @dalidyli

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Thanks @Haleyhale

 

Im giving myself a facial today so I got out my fresh lip scrub and serum to give my lips a little love! 

 

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Second half of July empties...

 

Will/Would repurchase:

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Maybe/not sure yet...:

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Nope... Smiley Sad

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I love that antiperspirant too.  That is one of my go-tos.

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I LOVE the foot masks! They've been selling out quick online too.

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I'm seriously considering getting a foot mask for my spouse.  His feet need so much help!!!

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I have not seen a bad review yet, so I look forward to trying them.

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I'm babysitting and brought a bag full of garbage empties over to my friend's house so I could photograph them. Please note the children's playmat being used as a backdrop.

 

LOVE

* Naisture Aqua Marine Collagen Skin Elasticity three-step maskSo moisturizing! If anyone ever sees these being sold in bundles on Amazon like people do for Tony Moly, let me know.

* Tony Moly Pureness 100 Propolis mask. Also very moisturizing!

* Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 eye mask. I'm so glad Shiseido is being sold at Ulta now. These aren't cheap, so if I buy them during a points multiplier, I'll rake in the points.

* It Cosmetics CC cream in Medium. A kind BTer sent this foil along as a sample in a trade. I'm very grateful, because I also have a DS tube of it that I received in a  GWP bag that I didn't want to open unless I knew I liked the product. I do like it, and it has SPF 50, which made it great for summer. The Medium was a hint dark on my skin, but since it's summer, I could pretend that I had a bit of a tan going on. Medium is also very yellow, which matched my undertones.

* Glossier Balm Dotcom. My third (?) tube? I wear it every night, and also discovered that it gives the prettiest natural highlight glisten, although it is rather sticky since it's a balm and doesn't dry down.

* Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. I got this in a trade and love it. My skin never felt so soft or moisturized. But it's ridiculously expensive.

* Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel. If I hadn't just bought a tub of FAB pads, I would have bought these. My skin felt great after trying it.

* Sephora waterproof eye makeup remover. A staple. I buy this in bulk during the holiday sale.

 

OK

* Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Sunscreen Cream. It was nice to have a moisturizer with sunscreen in it for a bit, as I usually use two separate products. The DS jar lasted a long time with generous use, too.

* Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum. I used to use the FS of this; this is a 100-point perk. It's OK, but I wouldn't repurchase.

* Amore Pacific Natural Protection. Another moisturizer/sunscreen. 

* It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector in Medium. Mehhhh. I've used better.

* Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This was raved about by someone on YT. I don't usually fall for YouTubers' recs, but bought it since I got a nice GWP. The eye cream is OK, albeit too thick for daytime. I wouldn't repurchase, but I would use any free ones that came my way in future GWP bags.

* Tony Moly Panda's Dream eye mask. These are mainly a gimmick and only moisturize OK. They're also a pain to put on.

* Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. The gel texture was weird, but at least it didn't break me out like it does others.

* Burt's Bees Sensitive face wipes. I'm trying to break the habit of using face wipes. After using other cleansers, I realized how drying these are.

* Jo Malone creams in White Jasmine, Wood Sage, and Fresh Lime. I'm just not a body moisturizer person. An SA made me these samples months ago and I didn't finish any of them before they turned. White Jasmine and Wood Sage (two of my favorite cologne scents) smelled especially nice, though.

* Nude Treatment Oil. It's an oil sample. It was OK.

* Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask. The Galaxy Green mask that sucks out impurities is better. This one was OK, but it just felt like putting on a bunch of (albeit lightweight) moisturizer and then wiping it off 20 minutes later.

* Stila Stay All Day liquid liner. One of my few makeup repurchases. It finally dried out, but I hadn't used it for months and months and months.

 

HATE

* Sjal Liquid Saphire Anti-Aging Face Oil. It just sat on top of my skin and never sank in.

* Marc Jacobs Highliner in Express-Oh! I'm so disappointed in these MJ liners. I own the holiday set, which was supposed to have been fixed after they kept drying out, but this and all my other MJ liners still dry out, including my full-sized ones. I grabbed this one to toss in a fit of fury, but I'll be throwing away my others and won't buy any more.

* Ole Henricksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. First of all, the pump on mine was broken, hence the other dropper I grabbed from another product in the picture. Second of all, when I did manager to apply it to my face, it didn't seem to do anything. I used half the bottle and then threw in the towel.

* Origins Zero Oil toner. I've owned this forever and I'm finally giving myself permission to toss it. It dries out my skin and never seemed to do anything positive.

* Flo Refillable Fragrance Atomizer. It leaks, plus it looks like a weird tampon case or, ahem, personal massager. Fortunately, I filled it with one of my least favorite perfumes, so there's no loss in throwing it away.

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I've tried the Shiseido eye makes before and never seem to notice a difference. What differences do you notice? (Curious as to what I should be looking for).

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