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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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I have this same packet of Macadamia Masque, I really need to try it!! Nice empties this month!

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Same here.  It will make it into the August empties edition.

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You ladies have inspired me to use up all these half empty products I had! 

These are my empties for April.

image.jpgLa mer Creme de la mer: terrible fillers but it does get the job done for when my face is acting up or extremely dry. Won't be purchasing it again.

Sunshine spa organics herbal salt scrub lavender: I love this! I purchased it at a spa and haven't looked into where I can buy this. Only downside is my shower gets so oily I have to be extra careful not to slip. Will purchase it after finishing all my other scrubs.

Chanel firming and rejuvenating cream: crazy expensive and not worth it. Pass

Bliss fatgirl scrub: Ok. Just another scrub in my stash that needed to be used up.

Bobbi Brown eye make up remover: Just meh nothing special.

 

image.jpgClarins gentle make up remover: Terrible. Worst eye make up remover I've ever used! I'm a big fan of Clarins but this was such a miss.

Ren comfort milk cleanser: Ok nothing special

Ren ultra moisture day cream: Made me break out.

Laura Mercier eyebrow powder: Love this!

Fresh soy face cream: Good for when I don't need too much moisture.

Rexaline eye cream: Pass. not hydrating and didn't notice any difference.

Loreal Expert absolute repair conditioner: Great for severely damaged hair

 

image.jpgVS sheer love body splash: I'm not a fan of body splash but I like using it before going to bed. 

Mac tranquil cleansing oil: Good purchased it mainly for traveling. The clear one is much better.

Caudalie Vinosource eye cream: Moisturizing but didn't wow me.

Dior mascara: Not my favorite. Seperate lashes well but no length or volume.

Jack Black hand lotion: Love this will repurchase once I finish my hand cream stash.

Pai skiing brightening scrub: Gentle and leaves a glow after I used it.

YSL mascara: My favorite! already repurchased

C.O. Big elbow lip scrub: Good leaves my lips baby soft

 

image.jpgwet tissue: Picked this up on my last trip to Japan. I love the way this smells it's gentle and alcohol free.

Biore eye mask: Love this! De puffs and brightens the eyes In 10 minutes!

 Secret clinical strength deodorant: I work out everyday and this keeps me from being stinky or overly sweaty at the gym. 

Body Shop vitamin C: This was good but I've used better vtamin C products in the past so won't repurchase

NYC bronzer: this was a guerlain dupe. I loved the color but staying power is not the best.

john masters green tea and rose hydrating serum: Good but I prefer my Caudalie serum.

 

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I agree on the Secret Clinical Strength.  It works better than anything else I've tried.  I have always wanted to try La Mer Creme de la mer.  Too bad you did not like it, but I am glad to read that, honestly.  It will save me some money for now.

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I simply can't live without this! I know it's suppose to be terrible for you but nothing else has ever worked this good for me! I can even skip deodorant all together in winter months it's amazing! Smiley Very Happy

La Mer is ok. I started using it when I was 18, totally unnecessary, I've gone through 3-4  of these. I used their face wash, the lotion, the serum, the eye cream and the body butter. In my opinion the only thing worth a splurge is their body butter. It's very rich and moisturizing but I much prefer other $ options! Also, there's nothing special about this face cream no brightening effects, not anti-aging. NADA!

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Nice job! Glad you've joined us Smiley Happy

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Yes! All thanks to your post Smiley Wink

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image.jpgWould repurchase/ or already have back up:

lever200

shisiedo pureness wipes

smashbox and Stila mascaras

porefessional

brow whiz

tarte eye cream

l'occitaine exfoliating soap

pacifica body wash ( not as drying as a lot of others)

alterna caviar cc hair cream

glam glow exfoliating mask 

tarte smolder eyes

 

i wasn't that impressed with anything else. Major LET DOWNS were nude cleansing oil and hourglass immaculate foundation :/

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Daaang girl!! You did WORK!!!

Aww I have the nude cleanser as well, I hope I like it!

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Wendy, the nude cleanser is ok but the Boscia cleansing oil is my HG!

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I must try the Pacifica line soon!

 

Little animal paws poking in that photo Smiley Happy

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Crayzeern I really like everything I have tried from Pacifica! The body butters are also wonderful! Smiley Happy

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full size

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would repurchase:

  • shiseido facial cotton (already repurchased)
  • ponds cleansing & makeup removing towelettes with vitamin e, chamomile and green tea (already repurchased)
  • elf makeup remover cleansing cloths
  • sephora targeted eye remover swabs
  • glysomed body lotion(already repurchased)
  • glysomed hand cream(already repurchased)
  • first aid beauty facial radiance pads (already repurchased)

neutral:

  • olay ultra moisture with shea butter body wash
  • vaseline extra strength lotion
  • c booth eqyptian argan oil body butter

not for me:

  • sephora waterproof eye makeup remover
  • ole henrikson ultimate lift eye gel
  • ole henrikson invigorating night gel

deluxe samples

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would repurchase:

  • algenist overnight restorative cream

neutral:

  • benefit total moisture facial cream

not for me:

  • willa gentle cleansing lavender face towlettes
  • lancome visionnaire skin corrector
  • estee lauder advance night repair
  • caudalie vinoperfect radiance serum

foils

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would repurchase:

  • tarte dollface blush
  • urban decay primer potion (4) - eden, original anti aging, sin (have a full size)
  • lancome labase pro
  • soap and glory righteous butter (already repurchased)
  • dr andrew weil for origins - mega bright skin tone correcting serum

neutral:

  • dove aromatherapy body was
  • benefit its potent eye cream

not for me:

  • clinique pore refining solutions stay matte hydrator
  • clinique even better eyes dark circle corrector
  • murad hydro dynamic ultimate moisture
  • murad pore and line minimizing hydrator
  • origins - ginzing energy bossting moisturizer
  • l'occitane precious eye balm
  • mdskincare - dr dennis gross hydra pure vitamin c serum

 

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=O wow...

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Go, sparkle, go!!

 

Glad to see you like the Weil for Origins Serum- been wanting to try that!

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Sparkles!! You used a ton of stuff! So proud of you!

 

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the original plan was use to make room for more pretties...Smiley Happy

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Just a small pile for me this month. My kitten wants to be a paw model when he grows up, do you think he has a future in the business? Smiley Tongue

 

Love: Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial, which I have a backup of already; AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Cream, very sad to be out of minis of this one! Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, I’ve got more minis of this one; Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, which I love intensely, but it has been less effective as winter has begun, so I might give it a break; and Dr Brandt Retinol Hydracreme, something I hadn’t tried before but I liked how refreshed my skin felt after using this!

 

Hate: Origins High Potency Night a Mins cream, being thrown away half empty. It made me break out and didn’t absorb into my skin nicely. Also smelled like burned orange peels or something icky. Marc Jacobs mascara, which I tried to use for several weeks but it doesn’t lengthen or volumize my lashes well and its gel formula dries slowly and loves to smudge and smear everywhere somehow while it’s wet. Bleh.

 

Feeling Neutral: Bliss body wash, smells like bubble gum and I’m not fond of that, but it is a nice enough shower gel otherwise; O’Keefe’s hand cream, I actually use this on my feet mostly but it keeps them nice and soft. Nothing amazingly special though. La Mer Moisturizing cream, this stuff is super rich and I think it hydrates my skin well, but it reminds me too much of Nivea to make me want to pay the amount this stuff costs! Murad Oil-Free Sunscreen, nice enough non-greasy feeling SPF 30 cream, nothing special; Caudalie Vinexpert Broad Spectrum SPF15 Radiance Day Cream and Night Infusion Cream, I’m less impressed with their Vinexpert products than most of the others I’ve tried so far, but to be fair these sample tubes were pretty small. I’d want to give them a longer try before forming a stronger opinion.

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Mr. Kitty definitely has a future in hand modeling- I am just impressed you kept him from plopping down directly on top of your pile as my cat would do if I was paying attention to anything but him!! LOL

 

I also hated Origins Night-a-mins. Gross! Peeled of my face like I was molting and broke me out!

 

Thanks for sharing! I LOVE THIS THREAD!

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use the night a mins on your feet! lol that's what I do with products I hate Smiley Wink.

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Hahaha, love the kitten paw sticking in the corner Rikkie!