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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Great empties!  I see a lot of minis in there that are in my stash as well.  It's been a long time since I've used drugstore foundation.  I've never find it easy to find my shade match without physically trying products on my skin.

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here are my empties from our cabin in Whistler.  I like everything except the choosy lip masks.  I'm fairly confident at this point that they do nothing but shut me up for ten to fifteen minutes.  

I will be buying the skinn Iceland eye cream as I think I saw improvement in my undereyes while testing it out and I need to confirm this.

oh and I really really love the Sephora brush cleansing wipes.  I bought them from the sale section a while back and am sad that I will run out on my next trip. IMG_8261.JPG

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@heartsmyface the sephora brush wipes are back in the sale section, in case you want to restock Smiley Happy

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"I like everything except the choosy lip masks.  I'm fairly confident at this point that they do nothing but shut me up for ten to fifteen minutes."

 

LOLOLOLOL

 

Which hourglass powder is that @heartsmyface?

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January and February empties, I decided to go back  to every two months since I noticed I was rushing through products not actually enjoying them or not being to form a proper opinion. 

 

Loved. Will repurchase:

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Neutral on, would give another go:

 

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Not for me and very underwhelming: 

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Great empties.  It'll be something like 3 months for me by the time I finally post (eep) but in my case because I've been lazy about putting together a write up and photographing things.  I LOVE Buxom glosses.  And was neutral on Brigeo Don't Despair Repair myself.  So many better hair masks out there for dry/damaged hair.

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This is my first empties post! Yay! Lol...I really made an effort to not throw away anything for some months so I could see everything I used up. This was really gratifying to see that I actually use up products instead of hoarding them like the product junkie I am! This is motivating me to next get through my hoard of samples and more foundations next time. Smiley Happy

  

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Loves here are the Mac mineralize skinfinish, Becca under eye brightening corrector, Mac paint pot in groundwork, the Dr. Brandt no pores primer, the Tarte mascara, and the Hard candy eyebrow ink (but really hard to find  in stock at walmart). Also, I really love the Murad Invisiblur but that went pretty quick and it is really just too expensive. 

 

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 Most of these are holy grails for me. The Pixi Beauty makeup fixing spray I really love! I swear it makes any foundation I use look 10x more skin like. Also love my Mac fix plus mostly for spraying my foundation brush or sponge before using.

 

Other loves are the Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash. The best for making my skin clear, soft and smooth. Love the Philosophy purity wash to remove my makeup. I switch between that and the DHC oil. Also love my Proactiv for any sudden breakouts or the Murad clarifying cleanser.

 

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Congrats on your first post!!! I 100% agree.  I credit this thread with getting me to use more of what I have and reflect on whether or not I like it vs. blindly repurchasing.  It's really fun to see a few months worth!  Are all those Pixi products the same thing?

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Thanks! Sorry i missed your post earlier...yes they are all the same Makeup Fixing spray <3 it!

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Great empties photos, thank you for sharing! Smiley Happy

I want to try that Pixi makeup fixing spray!

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Thanks!! Must try the spray! =)

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WEll, here's this weeks sample expenditure from the hotel.  Haha, so I kinda got drunk at our party and stumbled in and decided to do a face mask.  Yeah, I didn't take my makeup off when I did it so I can't really tell you how it went.  My face didn't break out or anything...and I'm sure it appreciated the extra moisture.😅😅 I've been reviewing stuff in the sample challenge thread.IMG_2472.JPG

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LOVE all the samples you've used up.  Impressive.  And your story is so silly.  That sounds like something I would do drunk.

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March empties

 

For the most part I enjoyed using everything pictured except for the Boscia exfoliating peel gel. It has a watery consistency and really didn't do much for my skin. The Amore Pacific treatment cleansing foam worked well to remove makeup but has a very strong scent.

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Interesting on the Boscia.  I haven't tried that product yet.  I haven't enjoyed AmorePacific in the past for that exact reason.  It's just way too perfumed for me.

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A very belated February empties:

 

fresh rose hydrating eye gel cream - full size (will repurchase - I've already bought it twice)

drybar detox dry shampoo - deluxe sample (I liked it, might buy a small size)

bite beauty agave lip mask - smashed - sample (like the lip mask, wouldn't buy the tinted ones though)

 

*I love how some of you went through dozens of products and I went through THREE. One of which was a sample. lol.

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I feel like it varies for me by month.  Sometimes I happen to finish a lot of things at the same time (since most things take me well over a month to use) and other times there isn't much to share.  I think that's why I like using up foils/DS.  Easier to get through those quickly. :-)

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@LolliLove I agree, I feel like I use so much stuff and yet nothing is ever empty!

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Top row- Staple products I buy over and over again.
-Hand Chemistry lotion
-Nugg hydrating face mask
-Lush Honey Trap lip balm

2nd row-I liked these products and would purchase again.
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Overnight Eye Balm
-Acure day cream
-Kate Somerville Goat Milk cleanser
-Sunday Riley Tidal

3rd row-I won't repurchase these products.
-Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel eye patches (these felt nice but, there's not enough serum in the jar to keep them moist before the whole jar can be used)
-Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting face mask
(this makes my skin feel soft, but I don't think it's worth $62 for a jar)

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Mmm I haven't tried that lip balm, though I do love all things lush.  Bummer to hear about your feelings about the Fresh mask.  I have a DS around I've been meaning to try.

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February Empties!

I used up quite a bit this month - lots of full size and deluxe size Smiley Happy

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Loves - definitely a repurchase

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I have combo skin and I love the Vibrancy foundation for winter! It is stunning on the skin. The two store-made samples from Sephora are Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation 370W (a bit too dark and orange but love the formula) and Diorskin Forever Foundation in 010 (way too light but again I love the formula).

 

 

 

Likes - enjoyed using, would consider repurchasing

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Several of these are from the Sephora Play boxes (DE Lala Retro, Tarte Frxxton Stick, Cover Fx Illuminating Primer, Ouai Treatment Mask). It has been great trying products I probably wouldn't have purchased on my own.

 

 

Okay - wouldn't repurchase but didn't dislike the product

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Enjoyed the formula of the BBW lotion and hand soap but not a big fan of the scents. Also - the Juju bar from Drunk Elephant was interesting (but I'm not very into bar soap as facial cleansers).

 

 

Ohhhhh the satisfaction of empties!

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I love this thread!