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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My second month collecting empties! I was satisfied that I got through quite a few products in September. Lots of good stuff and a few not so good!

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Loves

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Drybar Detox dry shampoo - one of my favorites. Wish it wasn't quite so light colored, but the white always brushes out. Already bought full size
Klorane dry shampoo for brown/dark hair - a new favorite from Birchbox! Works so well and smells good. Repurchased
Dionis hand cream - I have dry hands like no other and this really was very moisturizing (then again, winter hasn't hit yet - lol). I bought a gift set of these hand creams from Ulta in some different scents!
KVD Lock-It foundation primer - I have dry skin so I'm picky about primers. This one is awesome! Applied it with a BeautyBlender and got a great finish no matter what foundation I was using it with.
GlamGlow PowerCleanse Dual Cleanser - I've been working on this baby for almost two years, right when GlamGlow introduced it! I really really like both the mud and the oil cleansers in it. Wish the mud side was transparent as well, but overall it's a great cleanser.
UD Color Correcting Concealers in peach and green - these are great on my super fair skin. Purchased both already
Caudalie Premier Cru Creme - this moisturizer is the best. Wish I had stocked up on it while it was a 100 point perk - but this little tube went a long way! I'm not about to splurge on a full size, but I'm hoping to find it in more sets or point perks.
Too Faced Better Than Sex - my all-time favorite mascara, no other explanation necessary.
BlenderCleanser Solid - works so well for all brushes, and a disc of it lasts a decently long time. Repurchased

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Likes/Ok

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Clarins body lotion
H2O+ Sea Salt body wash
Lavanila Pure Vanilla body butter
Philosophy Hands of Hope
Hempz Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon body moisturizer
DryBar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot
Philosophy Pumpkin Icing 3-in-1
Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It!
Julep Hydrating Cleansing Oil
Urban Decay Minor Sin eyeshadow primer
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion exfoliant
Matrix Mega Sleek conditioner
Beauty Protector hair oil
Benefit Gimme Brow

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Didn't like

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Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask - had some problems with it staying on my face, which was annoying but not a dealbreaker. However, I had multiple breakouts within a day after using this - the serum felt too heavy and sticky on my skin.
Touch in Sol Feel Like Honey Moon skin base - way too thick for a primer, and I even have dry skin. It was a weird wet and sticky texture, and when I put it on, I would have to wait for a while for it to dry before I put my foundation on.
Dr. Brandt Poredermabrasion - I actually don't know if I like this or not, but this DS arrived with broken packaging and leaking. I didn't feel safe using it on my face so I just used what was left in the tube on my hands. The product seems fine and I would love to try it in the future, but low marks for bad packaging!
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm - gave me a reaction around my eyes after using it. The area under my eyes had noticeable bumps all around, and they didn't go away for about a week after I stopped using this. Weird because I've never had a negative reaction to an eye cream before.

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Dionis at Ulta?? Get out of here, that's my favorite hand cream. I only get it from Cracker Barrel and didn't think to search elsewhere for it. Well, not like I shop at Ulta anyways but it's definitely good to know. I see that they have a body wash too. I might need to make a trip there or place an order.

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Lol at Cracker Barrel!! I had never heard of the brand before but I really am liking their hand creams, and I ordered a lip balm so I'm excited to try that too! It definitely wouldn't be a bad idea for you to go check it out at Ulta Smiley Wink

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Love the mini reviews. I've wanted to try that PTR mask for a while. Your review makes me feel better about waiting to purchase it. 

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Thank you! I had been really curious about it too - I'm glad I was able to get it during the labor day sale so I was only out a few dollars. If you don't have skin that's prone to breakouts it might work better, but for me I had 2 or 3 big honkers on my chin and cheek the next morning. There was tons of serum left in the packet that I could have saved, but I tossed it instead. I was disappointed since I know a lot of people love this mask!

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My skin is mostly dry, but I still get breakouts. I will probably eventually try it, but I will not rush to do so.

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September Empties!

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Loves

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-Bath and Body Works Candle - Sweater Weather
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation - Medium Honey
-Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
-Philosophy Purity Made Simple
-Macademia Deep Repair Mask
-Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
-Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream
-Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
-Simple Cleansing Wipes
-Living Proof PHD Shampoo and Conditioner

 

Likes

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-Lavanilla Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla Coconut
-Belif Bergamont Herbal Extract Toner
-Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
-Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue
-Bath and Body Works Wallflower - Sweather Weather
-Benefit POREfessional
-Escada Joyful
-Elizabeth and James Nirvana White
-Dolce and Gabbana Dolce
-Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner
-Soap and Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream
-The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick
-Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
-Klorane Dry Shampoo
-Victoria's Secret Body Spray - Aqua Kiss
-Michael Todd Lemon Toner
-Clinique Lotion+

 

Okay

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-Redken Beach Envy Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
-BBW Soap - Iced Guava Colada
-BBW Soap - Beach Bellini
-BBW Ultra Shea Body Cream - Pretty as a Peach
-Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
-VitaBath Body Wash Asian Orchid and Coconut
-Smith's Rosebud Salve
-Lush Herbalism Facial Cleanser
-Clinique Cream
-Wildfox Perfume
-Amazing Cosmetics Concealer - Fair Golden & Medium Beige
-Origins Original Skin Serum
-Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion
-The Body Shop Body Wash - Satsuma

 

Dislikes

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It says dislikes, but I do not see any under it. Did you have any or did they get cut off?

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No dislikes this month. A good month Smiley Happy

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These are actually August empties, never had a chance to upload. I still have a couple of days to use up some stuff for September but I doubt it will be as much.

 

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Great job with the perfume vials. I'm impressed.

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Thank you! You know I really wanted to decluttering my perfume samples, I've had some for years and really made an effort to use them up. A couple of them were only half full so it made it easier... Plus fragrance doesn't last on me, so I usually marinate in it. Smiley Very Happy

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My September empties with a focus on trying to work through samples (yet being careful not to stress out my skin).

 

Sheet masks:

 

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Karuna masks are my absolute favorite but not so friendly for my wallet.
Sur Medic: My face was always brighter after using any of these.
The LLang masks all had a chemical smell and I will not repurchase any of them.
The SkinFood masks are so-so.

 

 

Skincare and Makeup:

 

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The baggies were samples I purchased from The Detox Market - I found a few gems and this started my new obsession with May Lindstrom products.
Ole Henriksen PowerBright: I didn't notice a difference but will try another sample in October.
La Mer: I tried twice and couldn't stand the chemical smell - I'll give my mom the rest to try.
Bite Agave Lip Mask: I really like using this at night - I wake up and it is still on my lips and they feel soft and hydrated. I will purchase the full size.
Algenist Eye Balm: This was such a lovely product but my quest for the perfect eye cream continues.

 

 

Body Products:

 

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Vita Liberata 2-3 week tanning mousse: I love this product and have gone through many bottles over the years.
Deep Steep Fig & Apricot Body Scrub: Enjoyed and already have backups. Lovely scent and relatively natural ingredients.
The Body Shop Peppermint Pumice Foot Scrub: I really liked this and will definitely repurchase.
Andalou Naturals Aloe Mint Body Lotion: Lightweight lotion that has the same peppermint scent as a Girl Scouts Thin Mint - I loved how this smelled!

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I want to work through more samples, but my skin also gets stressed easily. Love all those sheet masks. I've never tried Karuna, but I want to.

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CYMERA_20160924_170409.jpgrefilled my Fresh Glow with two travel sized tubes, my fingers hurt from squeezing it all out  hehe

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Cut the tubes open and you've got another four days worth of productSmiley Wink 

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I squeezed those puppies dry but I will give it a try 

 

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Love this. 

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Here's about 5 weeks worth. Once I pulled out my stuff I realized how daunting it would be to separate. Eeeeeek 

Maybe I should do bi monthly empties while I'm going through my stash and trying to get through things. 

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😱 Wow very impressed!

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danggg girl!!! i'm super impressed!