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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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@darkiceis @JoannaMC wanted to jump in and say, LOVE the foot masks. Definitely recommend trying them. Works great on it's own but really like it after using my clarisonic smart profile pedi attachment too. Did the math, using 1x a week for a year is the same price as 5 pedi's at going rate here, not too shabby!

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@CC3616 Thanks for letting me know! Smiley Very Happy

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I also would like to know what you thought of the foot mask! Smiley Happy

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@JoannaMC  I ended up purchasing one and used it after a day at the beach. I have a really really bad dry left foot.  This worked so well my on feeties and it they looked and felt great the next day.  It lasted about 3 days so I am pretty content. I purchased a few more so I can used them consistently to see if there is more of a difference.

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Thanks for letting me know, @darkiceis! I am always in search of HG foot products! Smiley Very Happy 

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@JoannaMC  No problem.  I will also add that after I took the booties off to  massage in the rest of the serum I did not walk. I sat on the couch for about 30 minutes to make sure that I didn not disturb the "absorbing" process.  Smiley Very Happy

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I am not sure... I have tried a couple of others from japan and they all seem to do the same thing. They make my feet soft right after but the next day it is back to normal. This time my feet look a bit better even if I used it 2-3 days ago... But my feet are super cracked so I have yet to find something that will really help. I have the purple one I still need to try.

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Thanks for the feedback, @maeva

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June Empties

Loves: Benefit & Too Faced primers, Too Faced mascara and Glamglow mask. Liked everything else

 

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I tried the rahua shampoo/conditioner and it scented my hair for two days! It smells like some kind of spicy licorice or cardamon maybe? I couldn't decide if I loved my hair smelling like that for two days or not. What did you think?

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Oh my word - cinnamon/cardamom scented hair sounds amazing!

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Lol! That shampoo left my hair smelling really spicy, like Christmas even! It was funny because I let my hair down around my friend and I got a whiff of cinnamon rolls and was accusing her of the aroma, wondering what she sprayed to smell like that.  She was confused and said she put nothing on.

 

Fast forward to later in the evening, I let my hair down again (I was putting it up and down throughout the day) and I could smell it again! I realized it was me the whole time, whoops lol.  It isn't a bad smell but it really is over powering! @dguest

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Haha cinnamon buns! I totally would have blamed someone else for the smell too! At first I couldn't decide if I liked my hair smelling like that or not but by day two I was sick of the smell. I feel like this is a shampoo/ conditioner maybe only for sexy dates or special occasions ha! @sabrinas

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I have actually been meaning to try that Josie Maran comment since you mentioned it to me a while back. It is on my short list for which one to open next.

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I like it (not as much as I used to) so I keep going back to Too Faced.

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June 2016 Empties

 

My biggest month of empties so far this year, yayyy ! Quite happy that I won't have to bring all that stuff back home in my suitcases. 

 

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The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Green Tea x 2 : One of my favorite sheet masks. It is awesome for when you feel tired. It also helps controlling oily skin without being too drying. * Have 3 backups left, will buy again when I’m back home.

 

The Face Shop Firming MasCream Sheet : I didn’t really care about the firming effect in the first place, however I did notice a difference. Would be a great mask for anyone who needs hydratation and some firming. It calmed my irritated skin and reduced redness. The product sinks in really quick and does not leave my skin oily. * Have 2 backups left and would repurchase later.

 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-In-1 Cleansing Water : Used as a replacement for Bioderma and I was not disappointed. It worked even better to remove mascara and didn’t sting my eyes. * Already have backups and will keep on repurchasing in the future.

 

Quo Luxury Square Cotton Pads : I really enjoyed using the square cotton pads to remove my makeup ! It was the perfect size and didn’t leave any plush residue on my face. It was also thick enough. Moreover these are often on sale at the drug store. * Will totally repurchase when I’m back in Canada.

 

Kirkland Baby Wipes Ultra Soft : These wipes are an extremely good deal at Costco. They stay very moist and the package has a plastic closure. Wonderful wipes to clean your makeup items and to remove makeup swatches. It did not irritate my skin after using it. * Have many backups at home (came in a box with 10 x 100 wipes I believe) but will repurchase in the future for sure.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Rice : Best sheet mask I’ve found to brighten up my skin. It does help with dark circles and the results are long lasting on my skin. The mask fits my eye area really well and the serum doesn’t make my eyes sting. * Have some backups left. Will repurchase it when I’m back in Canada.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Lemon : Another awesome mask to brighten up skin. My skin also feels very moisturized after using. I like the smell of it and my skin feels relaxed after using it. * Have a few backups left, will buy again when I’m back in Canada.

 

Bath & Body Works White Tea & Ginger Shea & Vitamin E Shower Gel : Beautiful smell ! I really like the Bath & Body Works shower gels since a little goes a long way and it’s very foamy. The smell lasted a long time on my skin and the gel didn’t dry out my skin. * Would repurchase this exact scent if it’s out at the next semi annual sale in December. Meanwhile I need to shrink my shower gels stash.

 

The Face Shop Moisture MasCream Sheet : I really like to use this sheet mask when my skin feels irritated. The serum absorbs quickly into my skin and calm it right away. It gives some extra moisture in a few minutes and it diminishes redness. The mask is soaked with serum and you can totally use the remaining after. * Have 2 backups left and will repurchase when I’m back in Canada.

 

Avon OnDuty 24 Hours Unscented Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Lotion : This is my favorite deodorant roll-on product that I’ve ever tried. It does always leave my armpits totally dry and scent free. Does not dry up my underarms. Also, this is regularly on sale in the Avon catalog, making it super affordable. * Have a few backups of the scented ones, will repurchase the unscented one later on.

 

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Shampoo : Made the color of my hair look deeper than usual after one single use. My hair did not get oily nearly as fast as before after using this shampoo. It also left my hair looking healthy and shiny. Finally, it did not stain my shower and my hands. * I will repurchase when I’m back in Canada.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Green Tea : Awesome mask to use when you feel tired. It makes my skin feels rejuvenated and I found out that it helps controlling oily skin without drying it out. The smell is pleasant and the Real Nature sheet masks are a good fit for my eye area. * Have a few backups left, will buy again when I’m back in Canada.

 

Nest Dahlia & Vines Rollerball : Discovered this smell in a Black Friday kit and was surprised at how great it is ! Very unique and works wonderfully with my skin’s chemistry. It was also very long lasting and a not too overwhelming floral smell. * Would totally repurchase in the future. Will ask the full size bottle for Christmas.

 

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The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Varech : Not the most incredible results, however it did make my skin feel extremely refreshed and soft, as advertised. It did not irritate my skin and did not leave it oily either after using it. * Would repurchase if available during the frequent sheet masks promotions at my local The Face Shop store.

 

The Body Shop Blueberry Shower Gel : I wasn’t sure about the smell of it at first but it grew on me. It was nice for relaxing at night time. It was moisturizing and did not dry my skin out. However, the smell did not linger at all on my skin. The bottle also make it a bit hard to squeeze everything out toward the end. * Probably would not repurchase this exact smell, but will try other The Body Shop shower gels.

 

Personnelle Cosmetics Precision Cosmetic Sponge : Excellent makeup sponge for the under eyes area. It did apply my makeup really well. It was however a bit hard to clean after using it at times. Very resistant and would last a long time. Another positive aspect is the cheap price of it. * Will probably repurchase in the future, but I want to try other brands too.

 

Sephora Anti-Fatigue & Energizing Pomegranate Eye Mask : It did reduce the signs of fatigue. It was also moisturizing but not as much as I expected it to be. It did feel energizing however. For the price tag, I much prefer the rose one. * Would maybe repurchase it during a sale, but not at full price.

 

Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer : This was a perfect color match for my skin. The product is a bit thicker than what I like for concealers, but I got used to the formulation after a few uses. I felt that I had to be careful or else my face would look cakey. However I liked the price tag, since it’s the cheapest option for my Color IQ matches. It’s just too bad that it’s always out of stock online. * Already repurchased 2 backups.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Pomegranate : This mask does not exactly target my skin type, however I got free ones during a promotion at my local store. It did leave my skin feeling and looking good. I would have to use it more often to notice if it has any anti-aging properties as it claims. * I have two backups to use and will probably buy it again in the future.

 

Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (Sample) : This is fantastic at removing makeup. However, I find the product to be a bit too oily for everyday use and more suitable to remove heavier makeup. The full size is quite expensive but I appreciate that it’s so easy to get the travel size product in the Lancôme GWP. * Will probably not purchase a full size, but will keep using the free travel sizes.

 

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The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Mung Bean : Didn’t help with breakups at all and I saw no differences after using it. Didn’t help with oily skin. The positive point is that it did not irritate my skin. * Have one backup left and won’t repurchase in the future.

 

Bath & Body Works Magnolias & Mimosas Deep Cleansing Hand Soap : I’m not a fan of the Bath & Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps since they make my hands super dry at times. This one was no exception and it took a while for my hands to recover. It’s also quite hard to use the product until the last drop. Really enjoyed the smell though ! * Would repurchase the same smell, but in the foaming hand soap formulation.

 

Sephora Nourishing & Repairing Avocado Eye Mask : This did moisturize my undereyes, but it didn’t show any significant results. It was just ok, but it wasn’t worth the price in my opinion. * Won’t repurchase this one particular eye mask in the future.

 

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Life Brand Short Hair Wax Strips : This did work great to remove hair, however it burned my underarms’ skin. I guess it was a bit too harsh for sensible skin. I wasn’t a fan of the towelettes that came with the kit either. * Would not repurchase in the future

 

Ebelin Professional Präzisions Make Up Blender : That was actually a fail … I’m not sure what happened, but after not even two weeks of use it started to « rot ». I was cleaning it after every single use as well as keeping it in a clean area and it started to get green patches. Also, it didn’t apply concealer very well. * Won’t repurchase it, had to throw it out after not even two weeks. 

 

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Love seeing all those masks.

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You could say that they are pretty addictive Smiley Happy 

 

I am looking to try some other brands too, but I have been so satisfied with The Face Shop ones so far that I don't feel the need to switch up things too much. 

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@emiie I am convinced my skin is never different when I use a sheet mask but clearly you must be seeing some results! Is there a secret to using them that I am missing?!?!

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@JoannaMC

 

Sorry I forgot to answer you ! I tried quite some brands and sometimes I see no noticeable results. I guess I just got lucky with The Face Shop ones.

 

I also find the brightening one to provide the best results for my skin Smiley Happy Usually I leave the mask longer on my skin than what the package says. Ideally I leave it there until most of the serum soaked into my skin. 

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