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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No real loves or hates this month. October was all about using up samples and getting rid of some old nail polish. I've only painted my nails myself once this year, so I wanted to declutter. Also, BT decided to make the mask photo sideways, a problem I've never had before. Cool job, BT.

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Great empties as always.  I always love seeing the sheet masks you use.  I always see some varieties/brands I've never heard of.

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thoughts on the Glossier stretch concealer? 

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@morgannicole I was really lukewarm on it, but others in the Glossier thread seem to like it. I have very intense dark circles that require color correction and concealer, and this one couldn't cut it, no matter how I applied it.

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Oh gotcha! I tend to like more slippy concealers since I don't have much to cover, I just like to have a bit of a highlight/brightening which is why I thought I might like this one. Thanks! 

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Would you reccommend the Origins balancing tonic?

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@Kbtt No. I lied and said I had no hates, but this is one. The bottle was actually still half full. I bought it a few years ago, and even though I found it very drying, I couldn't bear to toss it until now, because I thought it was a waste of money. This was also back when I thought all toners were supposed to dry out your skin, or else I would have returned it.

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So much stuff!!

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I am determined to use up all my little samples this year, and to not be afraid to throw away the ones I don't like. Why suffer through a mediocre moisturizer, even if it's only a DS that lasts a week or two? @CC3616

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@TKLJ I hear you! I often can't bear to throw out something I don't love even when I have SO many other DS that it isn't as if I often need every last drop.

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@TKLJ I totally agree.. Not worth messing with the balance, and I'm glad to know its off my radar.  

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You used up a lot of masks this month and many I've never even heard of! I love the title though 'i woke up like this' Smiley Happy

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@blondesluv2shop Ulta had a promo a few weeks ago, B2G1 free, so I stocked up on masks that I'd never used before. None of these were real winners. Sadly, the best thing about I Woke Up Like This (and others in the line that also have fun names) are the names, not how they improve my skin.

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I just saw this thread! I didn't save all of my empties last month, but thankfully I did still have some skincare products empties.jpglaying around! Procrastination pays off. 

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Nice empties! So much rainforest spray! Did you like tidal? I didn't like Tarte rainforest @blondesluv2shop.. I really wanted to like the spray but just didn't see results. It felt refreshing but no noticeable differences. I also tried the cleanser and it didn't remove even a single layer of powder shadow and the moisturizer wasn't moisturizing to me at all.. 

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@CC3616 I forgot to add you to my response about the tarte Mist. My detailed opinion is below this response. Basically it says I completely agree with you. I love the scent and feeling of it, but it has zero skincare value. 

 

Tidal broke me out, and I don't have acne prone skin. At 38, a break out just isn't cute or very forgiving! I really do enjoy her products though. I think she understands skincare from a scientist point of view and comes up with delightful products that do give me great results. That's the only product from SR I've ever had an issue with. Have you tried it? Do you use SR?

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Good to know @GlamourJunction! I do use SR, currently I use good genes/luna unless I'm at work (every 3rd day) and also have blue moon in my cleanser rotation and have really noticed a difference. I introduced them all at different times and good genes was the most noticeable improvement. I ordered the 5 piece build your own SF kit with tidal and am excited to try it.

 

That's a bummer, I don't have acne prone skin either but I hear you at close to 30, it doesn't look like it did at 16. I really thought SR was hype for a while and resisted, but one of my SA's recommended it and I'm glad I gave it a try. I'm really dry and use heavier creams in the winter, and have already switched over. Do you think it'd be good to introduce now or wait for it to warm back up to try? 

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What a bummer. tarte products really seem to be hit or miss.

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What did you think of the tarte sea products? I haven't heard many people talking about them.

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Even without all your empties this is a big lat!  Looks like you have great taste in skincare and used up quite a bit. Any favorites/HG's from the bunch @GlamourJunction?

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@kelloua Most of my skincare comes in the blue tinted bottles. I have a friend who works with broken glass so I always recycle those to her. So my HG products are May Lindstrom Youth Dew and Blue Cocoon. They will remain in my routines forever. Mila Moursi Cleansing Toner, Nude Skincare Omega Cleansing Jelly, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels, Indie Lee's CoQ10 and her Eye Balm, May Coop Raw Sauce and Murad Hydro Moisturizer. I recently got into Drunk Elephant but I think it's too soon to tell. I also love Sunday Riley's Luna, but I upped my retinol game to Peter Thomas Roth's Retinol PM.I am 99% sure that will be a holy grail. What about you?

 

@blondesluv2shop My honest opinion about the tarte Mist is that it is lovely for self care, but does nothing for skincare. I loved using it as a refreshing spray because it smells wonderful, but it carries no skincare value IMO. I also used it as a setting spray because I don't like using most setting sprays due to the fact that they're filled with alcohol and my skin hates that. So I will continue to repurchase this when the mood strikes me because I believe using products like that is a wonderful way to treat yourself. Who doesn't love a splash of citrus yumminess on their face?!