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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August empties:

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There were a few dislikes in the bunch that I couldn't wait to get rid of, but mostly there were a lot of old standbys and new loves.

 

The Davines Oi line continues to be my holy grail haircare line and I used up my shampoo, conditioner, oil and milk. (All already repurchased.) I also really liked the Davines Sea Salt spray that I got from @notcreative in a trade.  I have another TS bottle that I got from my sister that I am excited to use next.  I also really enjoy the Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel treatment.  I've been slacking on using it lately and my hair looks more yellow to my eye.  For the Deva Curl I had used up both a sample of the coconut cream styler and a full-size of the original and have decided I like the coconut version better and purchased that to replenish instead.

 

Dr. Dennis Gross peels, Ole Henriksen wipes (x2), Lush Ocean Salt, Lush Celebration, Caudalie hand cream and Anastasia Brow Gel are also all loves.

 

One new discovery I had this month was a scalp treatment from Caviar that I found at Marshall's on deep discount.  It's an interesting treatment you massage into the scalp, leave on for a few minutes, and wash out.  I don't have problems with dandruff but I do have a dry, itchy scalp so it seems to work for that.

 

All six of the sheet masks I tried were good, but I think I liked the Blue Dress Code Mask the best.  I can see why they are a favorite around here.  My skin looked really healthy afterwards.

 

The only real no's this month were the Pores No More Primer (felt like spackle) and Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Cream (too perfume-y).

 

I got a little lazy about reviewing everything next month.  (With September's empties I'm going to try a new process of writing up thoughts as I finish something so at the end of the month it's not like I have to write out a novel at a whole time.)

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I am so glad you liked it. I've only used mine once more since we talked about it, so I still have tons left.

 

I use the Alterna Caviar spray everyday and have been interested in trying the massage version. I also have a dry, itchy scalp that dandruff shampoo does nothing for. 

 

 

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Yes thank you again for that.  It works perfectly with my hair type and I especially like the scent.

 

I really like this Alterna product.  Unfortunately it seems like it was meant to be an in-salon treatment from what I have gathered because I can't find it anywhere.  But it was a good Marshall's bargain.  Of course that's the downside of Marshall's, when I really love something and am SOL about getting more.

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Yes thank you again for that.  It works perfectly with my hair type and I especially like the scent.

 

I really like this Alterna product.  Unfortunately it seems like it was meant to be an in-salon treatment from what I have gathered because I can't find it anywhere.  But it was a good Marshall's bargain.  Of course that's the downside of Marshall's, when I really love something and am SOL about getting more.

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Like:

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Cotton Balls are liked too

 

Ok:

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Caress body wash was an ok

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I just bought that foot mask today whilst getting my UD lipglosses.  I can't use it yet though because peeling and open toed shoes do not go well together.  It can't possibly peel like the Baby foot ones I get from Amazon tho.

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I am definitely going to pick up the TonyMoly Foot socks. Was going to get them in Ulta 10x points if they included it, but it was only 5x. Should have gotten it anyway at 5x. 

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My feet peeled a lot!! More than what I expected but they look better now. Not completely baby soft but good results

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My first empties post!  This is about 2 months worth. 

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Loves

Tony Moly sheet masks

Beauty 360 sheet masks

Secret roll on deodorant

DevaCurl Supercream

Naked Skin green color correcting fluid

belif aqua bomb 

 

Likes

Forever Young sheet masks

Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser

Neutrogena alcohol free toner

Algenist complete eye renewal balm

Algenist anti aging eye cream

Clinique repairwear

 

Just Ok

Origins GinZing eye cream

Fresh rose hydrating eye gel cream

belid moisturizing bomb

Clinique smart custom repair eye treatment 

 

Dislike

Farmacy rise n shine

 

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Such pretty sheet masks!

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Sheet mask pampering!

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IMG_1949 (1).JPGAugust empties!

Loves:

DDG alpha beta peels- Right now I only have these from promos but I will definitely purchase in the future

REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask- I love this stuff!  Works well and I've already openned another one.

ban in sweet simplicity- This keeps me dry and I really like the scent

Origins drink up intensive mask- Smells great and I like to use it after a clay mask.  Gives my skin a lot of hydration.

 

Liked:

Dr Brandt instant wrinkle relaxing cream- I swear I could feel this working! I definitely do not need intense wrinkle cream at this point in my life, but I could see myself returning to this in the future.

Glamglow youth cleanse- Will use samples in the future but I have other cleansers I like better.

 

Pass:

NYX matte liquid liner- cracked and flaked off within minutes! Throwing away.

DIOR Miss Dior blooming bouquet- Although nice, it didn't mesh well on my skin. Throwing away.

Ole Henriksen professional cleansing sponge- Nothing special and a washcloth works better.

Kiehls powerful wrinkle reducing cream- I started to use this then put it to the side to finish the Dr Brandt one. When I came back to use it a few weeks later it had gone bad. Throwing away.

John Frieda smooth control conditioner- Nothing special but it smelled really nice.

FAB face cleanser- I could not get over the smell! Not sure if I got a bad one or what but it didn't smell good.

Skintimate shaving cream- Was nice but drying

Gilette satin care shaving cream sensitive skin- Again, it was nice but drying

Curly Girly conditioner- conditioner from my former salon. Nothing special and very expensive.

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I keep forgetting to open my dr. Brandt. Hopefully, I remember this month. Glad you could feel it working, because I need intense wrinkle cream.

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Second half of August empties! 

 

Loved (have/will or want to repurchase) // Liked // Didn't like or not impressed...

 

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I think that rinse in the middle is what I am getting in my upcoming Birchbox. Can you tell me more about it? Did it reduce frizz?

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I don't keep my empties physically, but I did keep track of what I used this month. I actually managed to go through some big items within a couple weeks of each other, which was pretty unusual for me.

 

Loves

first aid beauty ultra repair cream - foil

first aid beauty ultra repair cream - fs
l’occitane amande hand cream - ds

cerave hydrating cleanser - fs

bath & body works country apple body wash - fs

lancome eye makeup remover - ds

 

Likes

origins clear improvement active charcoal mask - ds

 

Meh/No Opinions

juice organics shampoo - foil
juice organics conditioner - foil
bag of cotton balls
urban decay beauty balm (illuminating, medium) - foils
 

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My son loves the Cerave Hydrating cleanser, and it is all he wants to use. I like the way it makes my skin feel, but I miss the squeaky clean feeling I get with other products when I use it.

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See, I hate the squeaky feeling!  But that's also because my skin is really dry, and I feel like it's even more dry after I wash with the squeaky cleansers.

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Mine is, too. The struggle between my OCD clean feeling and nourishment for my dry skin is real.

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August 2016 Empties

 

I finally have access to my whole stash since I'm back from my semester abroad, yayy ! I feel like my decluttering can be pursued in a more serious manner from now on Smiley Tongue

 

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Love

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The Face Shop Real Nature Peony Face Mask : This was my first time using this sheet mask and I was not disappointed. My skin felt super fresh and not congested after using it. It also was very smooth and hydrated. The smell was pleasant and the mask itself did fit my face even though it was a bit big. There was plenty of serum in the packaging and I left the mask on my face for longer than the recommended time (20 minutes) to get optimal results. My skin was glowing after use. * Will totally repurchase it when it’s be available at my local The Face Shop store. 

 

Nest Dahlia & Vines Eau de Parfum Rollerball (Deluxe sample) : Beautiful fragrance which lasted all day long on my skin but that wasn't too overpowering at the same time. The smell is very unique and floral. It is definitely a smell for all year long.  I also enjoy that this product is often offered in mini sizes too, for example at Black Friday, so it's an excellent way to try it out & to get travel sizes for a good price ! Bonus point, I think the packaging is super cute too. * Will repurchase it in the future & probably will ask the full size bottle for Christmas.

 

Mac Fix+ (Travel Size) : Ideal size for travelling and the packaging doesn’t leak. The product worked wonderfully to set my makeup and it helped it to stay in place the whole day. Pleasant smell as well and the product doesn’t irritate my sensible skin. The only negative thing about the travel size is that it is a bit difficult to get the last drops out of it. * Would buy the travel size again in the future, currently using a full size of it.

 

The Face Shop Clean Face Soothing Face Mask For Oily Skin : Fabulous sheet mask to remove excess sebum and to help control oil. It helps to balance out skin and the results last for almost a whole week. I like to use these when my skin is out of control or if I want to prevent a breakout. The sheet mask does not slip out of my face as much as other formulas and the scent isn't strong. It contains green tea extracts which also help tired skin. Totally worth buying ! * Already have backups and will keep on repurchasing in the future.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Rice Face Mask : I feel like I have this sheet mask in my empties bag almost every month, so it really shows how much I like to use it. It makes my complexion way brighter and glowy after using it and it does help with dark circles. The sheet fits my eyes area and the serum doesn't burn, so it's possible to bring it closer to the eyes and get optimal results in this area. The smell is pleasant as well and the mask is soaked in serum. * Have backups of it and will definitely repurchase in the future.  

 

Lush Mask of Magnaminty Face & Back Mask : Ideal to purify skin and to do a deep cleansing. It feels fresh and has a tingly effect thanks to the mint but it didn't irritate my sensible combination skin. It might be a bit strong for dry sensible skin however. I like how it controls oil and brightens up my complexion as well. The downsize of this mask is that it can be a bit messy to apply and remove. It is also a bit thick so it goes down faster in the packaging than other masks. * Will repurchase it soon when I go back to Lush.

 

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The Face Shop Real Nature Green Tea Face Mask : I don’t know if the formula of this sheet mask changed or if this one was a dud, but I feel like it didn’t absorb sebum as well as usual. However, it was very soothing and made my skin feel more relaxed, as usual. The Face Shop’s sheet masks fit my eyes area very well.  * Will repurchase it in the future when The Face Shop has a sheet masks sale.

 

The Face Shop Real Nature Acai Berry Face Mask : Made my skin super smooth and moisturised, but that’s about it. My skin didn’t look brighter than usual after using it. However, it was very soothing and the smell was really nice. The sheet mask fitted my face well, even though it was a bit big. * Have some backups of it, would repurchase it when I need smoother skin and when there’s a sheet mask sale at my local The Face Shop store.

 

Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom Gentle Foaming Hand Soap : I really enjoy using the Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps and this one was no exception. It cleaned my hands really well without ever making them dry. Also, these are always on sale and it is easy to use it all up until the bottle is empty, contrary to the deep cleansing ones. I enjoyed the smell of Cherry Blossom because it is very light and clean, but it wasn’t anything very unique. I did not particularly care for it and have many others that I prefer. * Would probably repurchase a bottle it if it was on sale and available during the semi-annual sale this December.

 

DM Ebelin 70 Wattepads : Excellent cotton pads, especially for the very cheap price tag it has. It did not leave any plush residue on my face and it was quite sturdy. It was also quite soft. Only problem is that it took several of those pads to remove all my makeup off, as they are quite small. * Would repurchase if it was available locally in Canada.

 

Adidas Control Ultra Protection Cool & Care 48h Anti-Perspirant (Travel Size) : Kept my armpits dry all day long and the spray formula dried instantly. The smell was very fresh and not overpowering, I really enjoyed it. However, the product left a weird residue on my armpits, which was difficult to remove, except in the shower. It didn't stain my clothes however. * Would repurchase if it was available locally in Canada.

 

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Dream (Sample) : Nice light and floral smell. It is nothing too unique but I liked to use it in the spring and summer. It does not have the strongest power on my skin so I definitely had to reapply a couple of times throughout the day, which can be a bit of an hassle if you're out for the day. I would say that I prefer the Daisy Eau So Fresh over this one. I enjoyed the fact that it was wearable for both day and night time. * Have a rollerball of it, but would probably not purchase a full size. 

 

Lush Aqua Marina Face and Body Cleanser : As much as I can't get used to the smell of it, this cleanser works wonderfully to make my skin feel refreshed and soft. The product is also very soothing and doesn't irritate my sensible skin. It does make my skin look brighter.  It's a bit messy to apply and remove, so I do not use it daily for that sole reason. * Will repurchase it soon.

 

Meh

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Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head in Normal : This brush was of very good quality and was easy to clean after use, as every other Clarisonic brushes I tried. However, I feel like it was still too rough for my sensible skin, so this is the only reason I didn’t enjoy using it as much as other ones. It would be great for anyone with non-sensible skin though. *  Won’t repurchase it since I switched to the sensible brush head.

 

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Balea Pink Grapefruit Deodorant : Had to use it up with another deodorant to get decent uses out of it because this absolutely did nothing to control odors. It made me feel gross at the time. It did however keep my armpits dry, so it was quite strange for a deodorant product. I liked the smell but it didn’t have any lasting power. The positive thing is that it only cost me 0,55 euros.  * Wouldn’t repurchase if it was available locally in Canada.

 

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I always love your reviews. That Mask of Magnanimity is something I've wanted to try for a while. Thanks for the details, because it makes me want to try it even more.