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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April empties, used up a decent amount:

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Yes, Please:

Topix Power of Three Cream: Great for my combo skin and it's got good ingredients. Helps tame my mild rosacea, it's got green tea in it.

Kirkland Rogaine: Use a tiny bit, and I mean tiny bit on my brows to regrow them. I'm seeing results already even though I'm sporadic with the application.

Belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb: Worth the hype, it plumps up my skin. I did notice if I use it too much I start getting tiny whiteheads but I plan on using this when I'm flying to prevent dehydration.

Drunk Elephant C Firma Serum: One of the better Vitamin C serums I've tried. I'm glad I found a wee more friendly wallet friendly option to the Skinceucticals. 

Tony Moly Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid: This is no joke. It exfoliates me feet and makes them super soft.

 

Eeehhh:

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water: I'm not huge on micellar waters but this is the second one I've tried, the Garnier being the first. This didn't remove much of my makeup and I had to use twice as much as the Garnier.

 

Not for me:

Rock Your Hair Size Matter  x2: Didn't use up, tried a couple of times. Made my hair sticky and gave me a headache. Tossed.

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule: Didn't realize this had cacao, broke me out. Used it up on my chest.

Olay Regenerist Serum: This is alright, I've just found something else with loads of niacinimide that I prefer over this one. 

 

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Ehhhh:

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer

NARS Tinted Moisturizer

Versace Bright Crystal

 

Not for Me:

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder

Benefit Sun Beam Liquid Highlighter

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Lady Gaga Fame

Prada Candy

 

 

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@dziggi what product did you find with niacinamide that you prefer now?

Also, I've been using Rogaine (5% minoxidil) on my eyebrows for over a year now. I have to use it on my hair anyway, so it was easy to incorporate my brows into the routine. I spoke to my dermatologist's assistant about it one day and she said to apply with a cotton bud to brows once daily for about 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, you may reduce use to about 3 times per week, but it will be a continuous process otherwise new hairs will not stay. I still use it about 5 times per week just because it's easy and I'm still noticing improvement!

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@BaseballMommy

I've been using the Elta MD Am Moisturizer instead of the serum. I think it has a higher % of naicinamide in it and is very moisturizing but doesn't break me out. I really had a love/hate relationship with the Olay serum because of the texture. Interesting about the eyebrow regrowth! I didn't know it stops working once you stop? Does that only happen if the follicles have been dead for a really long time or just for anything? I've had friends use it too and once they got the needed regrowth they stopped all together. I need to be more diligent about reapplying it to see better results. 

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@dziggi Thanks for getting back to me on the moisturizer! I'll have to look into this one. I haven't used the Olay serum but niacinamide has been on my radar for something I want to try.

My understanding on Rogaine is that it will not restore growth from dead hair follicles, but rather revive damaged hair follicles. The hair can miniaturize (smaller diameter) and have a faster growth cycle (more time spent in the resting phase vs growing phase) when the follicle is damaged. I believe Rogaine is supposed to help with both of those aspects, which will make the hair fuller in thinning areas. It's not a permanent treatment from what I've been told which is why I included the maintenance plan she suggested. I wonder how your friends' hair growth has maintained. I hope well! 

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That's such a great idea for brow regrowth. Glad it is working out.

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@notcreative your comment on brow regrowth is what brought me into this thread. If you're interested in trying it, I wrote how I use it aboveSmiley Happy It has actually really helped my brows!

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Thanks. I actually have a couple of eyelash/brow serums left before I would buy something new. One is open but pretty full and the other is not even open yet. Once I am done, I would seriously consider it, so I will find your post.

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Great empties! Mizon and I aren't friends either. I love my snails and have to find them elsewhere. 

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This is April & May together so far, most of them are things I use regularly, except SR Tidal & Dr.Roebuck's Face cream.

I don't have any of the foils I tried, I threw them away right away Smiley Sad

 

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Great empties!  It's always fun to see what people's 'regulars' are.

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@dioradict What are your thoughts about Pixie glow tonic. It is so much raved by so many people, I am curious if it is actually that good and does something or toners are not doing. 

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@fatimamummy I jumped on the pixi glow bandwagon, too, when everyone was raving about it. It was relatively inexpensive, so I figured why not? I break out from it. Smiley Sad

 

TBT I'm finding, for myself at least, that Caudalie products work best for me. I have products from a couple other brands, but my core products are from them.

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@jozkid Thankyou for sharing your experience. I like Caudalie moisturizer and lip balm.

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I actually went through more than I expected in April. Some of my favorites:

Loved the Becca color corrector so I bought the full size, Wen is a staple for me. I have at least 5 other SC body butters. Dr Jart micro water is pretty awesome. Kat Von D wipes work well.

 

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Great empties!  It does look like you went through a lot.  Kudos. 

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I still love Wen, too. I have not used it exclusively in a while though. 

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full size

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yassssss  

middle child syndrome  

bye felicia  

  deluxe samples

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yassssss

middle child syndrome

bye felicia

  • formula x top coat  this was super disappointing!!! i didn’t even get a chance to use this! i opened it up and not only was it dried up and virtually empty but the brush was broken off in the remaining polish.

foil samples

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yasssss

middle child syndrome

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@sparklekai Can I just say that you have the best review scale I have ever seen? YASSSSS!! Smiley Very Happy

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You always have such an impressive amount of empties, this is equivalent to a year's worth for me lol

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its a combo of i use a lot of crap Smiley Tongue, i wear makeup at least 5 days a week and really trying to use stuff up! 

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She is the Queen of the Empties!

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