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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@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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@notcreative@sparklekai there are empty glosses for crying out loud! That is like the ultimate goal of empties lol

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@njattanathose were some serious work over some serious time! and also not totally finished.  just got to the point where they were old, sticky and i'd used enough to be ok with getting rid of them

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Completely forgot to share April Empties:

 

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Loved

InstaNatural Neck Smoothing Cream- This thin, bright orange cream moisturizes well and smells like oranges and lemons. A little goes a long way.

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream- This is still a FabuFind. It is instantly soothing and seems to moisturize from within.

Schick Hydro Silk Razor- This razor is still a FabuFind, because it gives a close shave and rarely cuts me. The moisturizing serum along the blades helps the razor glide. I just upgraded the handle.

bliss Aloe Leaf + Peppermint Foot Patrol- This is not the best smelling foot cream, but it is far enough away from my nose that I do not mind that. It is thick and penetrates deeply.

Tree Hut Shea Butter Coconut Lime- This really smells like limes and coconuts, so it is impossible to apply this without singing Put the Lime in The Coconut. Limes and coconuts compliment each other surprisingly well. The cream is thick but rubs in easily and moisturizes nicely.

Essentielle Beauty Super Oils Cream- Megan was kind enough to send me a generous sized cream to sample. While I mostly used this on my face, it worked wonderfully on elbows and other areas of extremely dry skin. The cream consists of: jojoba, hazelnut, rosehip, macadamia, and kukui. This formula is not overly thick, but it is deeply moisturizing thanks to the impressive blend of oils. My skin glows.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle- I love the way this smells. It detangles and reduces frizz. My hair feels softer when I use this.

h2o+ Sea Salt Body Wash- This wash smells very fresh and clean. The lather is lovely.

Alterna Daily Root & Scalp Stimulator- This is still a FabuFind. My scalp feels less dry and tight since I started using this. It helps my scalp flake less.

Julep Konjac Sponge- This is still a FabuFind. It lathers well and cleanses nicely with very gentle exfoliation.

Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Light & Fresh- I bought the wrong 3-pack of deodorant from Sam's Club by accident, so I still have 2 more of these left. Thankfully, I do love this, but I do not love it as much as the Invisible Solid, which is a FabuFind. This does everything I expect from deodorant but it is a little more messy than the Invisible Solid.

h2o+ Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter- I prefer this to the body lotion, which has the same wonderful scent. This is a thicker cream that moisturizes better than the lotion. There is something in it that does not play well with eczema, but it feels great on my skin.

Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter- This is thin for a Pacifica Body Butter. It is still medium density, so it would classify as a normal body butter from most lines. Like every Pacifica product I've tried, it smells unbelievably good. Even though it is thinner than most, it moisturizes well.

Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream- This light/medium color is too dark for my skin, but I like the formula. It sits well, wears comfortably, and I love the added SPF it provides. I'd love to try this in a lighter shade.

365 Foaming Hand Soap Herbal Mint- This has a fresh scent. The only thing that keeps this from being a FabuFind is the inconsistency and potential product waste. Sometimes, one pump is enough and does a thorough job foaming (as it should according to the product name) and cleansing. Other times, it takes 2-3 pumps to get the same effect. While I am unsure why this happens, I am not okay with it. Unless a soap is very cheap, it is unacceptable to use multiple pumps for one hand wash. My husband really loves this, so he keeps repurchasing.

365 Foaming Hand Soap Pumpkin Caramel- I love all things pumpkin, the taste, the smell, anything. It really smells incredible without being overpowering, which is something Whole Foods does well. The only thing that keeps this from being a FabuFind is the inconsistency and potential product waste. Sometimes, one pump is enough and does a thorough job foaming (as it should according to the product name) and cleansing. Other times, it takes 2-3 pumps to get the same effect. While I am unsure why this happens, I am not okay with it. Unless a soap is very cheap, it is unacceptable to use multiple pumps for one hand wash. My husband really loves this, so he keeps repurchasing.

Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum- This is a beautiful serum that adds moisture to my skin and prepares it for the products that come after. It helps everything else absorb deeper into my skin.

Softsoap Kitchen Fresh Hands- The citrus scent in this is light and refreshing. It rinses very clean. My only issue is the mess it makes on the sink when my kids spill it.

 

Willing To Try Again

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara- This mascara only adds color to lashes. It does not do much in the way of volume or definition. I think this would be a great mascara for a teenager or for a really natural look.

Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Olive Oil Conditioner- I love the smoothing cream, so I wish the conditioner did more. It did not seem to help much with frizz or tangles.

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash- The lather was okay and the scent was pleasant. There was nothing wrong with this, but I did not notice anything that made it special again. I'd use it again, but I would not purchase it.

 

Not for Me

Maison Caulieres Tourbillon Vegetal Perfumed Bath Oil- I do not take baths, but I received this in the Vanity Affair Limited Edition Birchbox and decided to give it a try. The scent is strong but not bad. Instead of applying it to my bath, I applied it directly to my skin after cleansing and rinsed it off. It does add moisture to the skin in a way similar to other rinse off in the shower products. While I am unsure if it was the oil or the perfume, I believe I am allergic. My skin developed a slight rash when I used this.

 

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Glad I'm not the only late one.  I've been debating whether to post now or just wait another month since at this point I have them from Jan 1 on. 

 

Your empties look like a good mix of stuff and as always I appreciate the detail in your reviews.  Sorry to hear you had rash in response to the bath oil.  Ever since I got one this fall (though my derm thinks it was stress triggered and not product triggered) I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

 

 

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@kelloua Last year I forgot to photograph my empties, but I kept saving them. I ended up photographing the whole lot spread all across my dining room tablee at the end of the year. It was really quite fascinating to see them all there together and to find random foils of stuff I'd have sworn I'd never heard of before, but had apparently used up.

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