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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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Love your comment about the Eve Lom cleanser. I have the same experience with the Eve Lom Rescue Mask. Does a great job but smells horrendous! I don't even have it on and can smell it! Haha Maybei should breath through my mouth...since I can't hold my breath the whole time the mask is on. Lol

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I have no idea how I managed to use up 61 products this month!

 

All:

Loves:

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Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil -- I’m a huge fan of cleansing oils and I really loved this one. It felt softer than other oils I have tried, if that makes sense. I’ve been a long time fan of the Origins cleansing oil but I might change it up once I finish the bottle.


Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation -- This samples lasted 4 applications which gave me ample time to decide that I really liked this coverage.


Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue -- Got a rollerball from the Sephora Travel Fragrance Sampler kit, so I used up the rest of the little vial I had. One of my favorite scents.


Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara -- One of the best mascaras I have used in a long time. Doesn’t clump and it makes your lashes look so naturally full. Already repurchased.


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara -- Another favorite mascara; already repurchased.


Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil -- This one also felt soft like the Tatcha oil.


Up & Up Skin Clearing Body Washing in Pink Grapefruit -- This is the only body wash (the the Neutrogena it’s a dupe of) that I can use to keep my back and shoulders clear and I’ve been using it for longer than I can remember. Already repurchased like 3 bottles during an Ulta sale.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Foundation in 3.5

Likes

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Bobby Brown Smoky Eyes Mascara -- I really liked this, but I don’t know if I would repurchases. Would definitely use future samples, tho.


Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Moisturizer -- I loved the smell and it felt very smooth on my skin. I have a ton of moisturizers right now, but I would consider purchasing this one.


Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen -- I liked this ok, but I think I want to try some cheaper drugstore brands before I repurchase this. Sunk into my skin nicely, didn’t have too strong of a smell.


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer -- I liked this moisturizer, but I think it was a bit too light for winter.  I have too many different moisturizers I like more to consider repurchasing this one.


Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen -- Texture was nice, but I will try more drugstore options before purchasing this.


Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Brightener -- This was okay, good enough to use up. I repurchased in a different color to see if I like the coverage better.


It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream -- This felt really thick and moisturizing for the winter. Since it’s getting warmer, tho, I probably won’t repurchase.


Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner -- I liked it, worked very similar to another Tarte paint liner I have.


Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

Meh:

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Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Masque -- It felt nice on but I didn’t notice any difference, probably because it was just one use.


Nuface Prep-N-Glow -- It was a makeup remover towelette. No better or worse than any other I’ve tried. WNP.


La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover Cloth -- It was a makeup remover towelette. No better or worse than any other I’ve tried. WNP.


Ouai Treatment Mask -- It was fine; I prefer the Eva NYC hair mask, and you get a lot more product for less money. WNP.


Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask -- It was okay, I didn’t think it did anything special bove other mud/clay masks. I also found it a bit difficult to wash off. WNP.


Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches -- I didn’t notice any difference after using these, but thel felt nice on and it’s kinda cool that they are gold.


Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes


Benefit The Porefessional -- It was fine.


Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream -- The texture was nice, but I didn’t have enough to try it long enough to see how much of a face lifting difference it made. WNP.


Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum -- Didn’t seem to do much more than other hair serums I have used.


Tony Moly My Little Pet Eye Patch -- I didn’t notice any difference.


Tony Moly Foot Peeling Shoes -- Peeled my feet, but I still don’t feel like they were all that much softer. Didn’t do much for my heels. WNR.


Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum -- Didn’t do much. WNP.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer -- It was fine.

No:

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Farmacy Honey Potion Hydration Mask -- I gave this one a few tries because it felt so nice to apply and massage in. It made my face burn too much when I washed it off, however. I always had to follow-up with a moisturizing mask which seemed silly to have to do after a hydration mask. WNP.


H2O Plus Elements Keep It Fresh Cleanser - I didn’t feel like it cleaned my face very well, and it definitely didn’t help remove my makeup. WNR.


Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster - I didn’t notice any difference after using this for about a month. WNP.


Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Face Wash - I hated everything about this. WNP.


Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer -- It made some mascaras look better but some worse. All in all I didn’t love it. WNP.


Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator -- The exfoliants felt very sharp and it actually hurt to rub this into my skin. WNP.


Chloe Eau de Parfum -- Too sweet smelling for me. WNP.


Colorscience Daily UV Protector -- The consistency was really thick which I didn’t care for. WNP.


Glamglow Glowstarter Illuminating Moisturizer -- I looked like I dumped my face in oil. WNP.


Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer -- Thicker than I would like. WNP.


Number 4™ L'eau de Mare Hydrating Shampoo -- This was the worst smell I have ever smelled in a hair product; like old cologne and moss and old man. WNP.


Number 4™ L'eau de Mare Hydrating Conditioner - See above. WNP.


Skin & Co Truffle Body Milk -- I didn’t care for the smell if this product. WNP.


Pur Big Look Mascara -- Awful. Clumpy, sticky, not volumizing or lengthening. Used twice and got rid of it. WNP.


AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ -- I think I’m just not a fan of the cushion foundation application process. WNP.


Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara -- Clumpy, makes my lashes look stringy, hated it. WNP.


Sunday Riley Martian MAttifying Melting Water-Gel Toner -- This didn’t reduce my oil at all. WNP.


Urban Decay Liquid Vice in Amulet -- Didn’t like the color on me. Would like to try other colors, tho.


Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream in Natural Glow -- My oily face does not need any help looking shiny. WNP.


Shisheido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask -- Didn’t notice any brightening effects, and I feel very alone in this opinion, but I hate sheet masks. WNP.


Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in Smoky Quartz Ink -- I didn’t like the way it applied, seemed patchy. Also didn’t love the color. WNR.


NEST Black Tulip -- Nice but not for me. WNP.


Too Faced Lip Injection in Milkshake -- NO. OUCH. I also hated the color. WNP.


Pinrose Treehouse Royal - Similar notes to NEST Indigo but I didn’t like it as much. WNP.


Pinrose - Campfire Rebel -- At first I was shocked at how close it smelled to a campfire, but then I got tired of smelling like a campfire. WNP.


Perfekt All-in-one Insta-sun -- Left weird spots, and overall didn’t look any darker. WNP.


Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel -- Didn’t seem to do much exfoliating. WNP.


Pinrose Gilded Fox - Smelled like popcorn to me. WNP.


Pinrose Moonlight Gypsy -- Wasn’t for me. WNP.

Destash:

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Covergirl Concealer -- So this is about 15 years old, which is embarrassing and gross.


Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (I think the color is Plum Berry) -- This mini came in a set, and when I opened the box the lid was wonky, which had dried out the lipstick and made it clumpy. I was bummed because I like the color and formula, but I still have another one to finish first.


Kenneth Cole White for Her -- I thought I liked this at first, but I found I never wore it because after 5 minutes the smell changed and became a bit more musky than I like.


Nutra Nail Bulletproof Strengthening Formula -- Left my nails sticky feeling -- it might have just been old, I’ve had it for a while.


Formula X Nail Polish in Vivacious -- It’s a nice color, but I’m more into flat grey colors rather than shiny.
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I want to try the Tatcha Oil now! Next time I'm in Sephora I am also asking for a sample of the Givenchy. lol

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This is amazing, like looking at artwork! My favourite foundation of all time is that Givenchy one, but they do not sell it in Canada anymore, so if you like it get it while you still can, just in case! 

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Very impressive.  I also love the pattern in the background.

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Mine results in March. 32 product together.

"Pain of the month" award goes to May Lindstom Youth Dew. It was way to heavy for my skin so I ended using it around my eyes (and as a neck cream). I spend more then a month trying to calm down extra oil produce on my face after ML.

Loves (tried all before)

Loves (new discoveries, tried for the first time). I really loved to mix Kevyn Aucoin with my BB cream, but I`m not sure, if I need the whole package. Indee Lee oil was used on neck and I like it - not too oily, not too sticky or smelly. Likes

No-no-no

 

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YD didn't work for me, either - it always makes me break out. 😞 

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I had the same thought about the Youth Dew.  I know people rave about May Lindstrom but that oil is so thick, and I say that as someone who has chronically dry skin after 2 rounds of accutane, and it still seemed too heavy to me.  I also found the smell really noxious.  It took me awhile to use it without gagging.

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Yeah, I had so many hopes for this product. Only thing that makes me feel better - it was GWP. If I would pay full amount myself...

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April Empties

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These are staple products/repeat purchases/products not new to me
-Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (Vanilla Apricot)
-Ahava Deadsea Plants body oil
-J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist (Grapefruit)
-Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil
-Shiseido Facial Cotton
-Too Cool For School Egg Cream Masks
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Mask
-Shea Moisture 100% Shea Oil
-Nugg Deep Hydration Face Mask (x2)
-Nugg Deep Cleansing Face Mask
-Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
-Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
 

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I liked these products and would repurchase, except for the Laneige cream.
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Creme Cleanser
-Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel (I already bought a new bottle)
-Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
-Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence (I really enjoyed this product. It felt very good on my skin.)
-Nars Casino Bronzer (from the Sin/Casino blush/bronzer duo) (I'm so happy about finishing this. It's my first time finishing any kind of face powder. I already bought another awhile back when Nars.com was having a sale.)
-Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream (This is a nice cream, but a bit too heavily perfumed for me.)
-TonyMoly I'm Real Orange Sheet Mask (I buy TonyMoly masks often, but this was my first time trying the orange.)
-Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Mask
-Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Mask Soothing. 

 

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I love Tony Moly masks! I just went to their free standing store the other day and grabbed a bunch. My friend also gifted me that Thayers toner a few years ago. Although I have toners that work a little bit better for me, I still enjoyed it. (: 

XOXO,
Marieke

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I didn't even know they had a freestanding store.  That's awesome!  I wish we had one here in Chicago.  I'm just excited when I can go to the little K beauty stores at the HMart.

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Great job on all the masks!  Looks like you had an awesome month of self-care.

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April Empties!

Loves

Spoiler
Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser
Algenist Genius Bi-Phase Peel
Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Waterproof
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture oil

Likes

Spoiler
Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Masque- I just like the Nourishing version more.
Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo-I wish this smelled more like honey, it's very floral scented.
Sephora Pomegranate Eye mask

 Meh

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NuFace Nourisher & Smoother Serums- these did nothing
Dr Hart Water Drop Moisturizer- wasn't hydrating enough, I used it up as chest moisturizer
Benefit Posie Balm- this feels nice and hydrates but the scent is a strong floral scent that I could taste
It Bye Bye Under Eye- not hydrating enough

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I just got a delux size of the korres face wash, I'm excited to try it now! 

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I've been using it for years. It's my nighttime face wash, it's the only one I've found that can remove all my face makeup, not eye makeup though.

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I'm very much in love with those Macadamia products!!!  The oil is my favorite and I'm in the process of going through a hair mask container.  

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Yay for my first empties post! I'm usually too lazy to keep all my empties and toss them as soon as I finish, but I still have these! I got lucky, these are all likes/loves!

 

LIKE:

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Mario: This was nice and I like the smell. It didn't dry out my skin and the price is friendly. I'm so excited to finally have finished this since I've had it for almost 2 years! I use it to tone after I've washed my face and it helps remove the extra makeup by my hair line. I use it to clean my neck as well.

 

Clinique eye cream: this is lovely. I don't have much experience with eye creams but it definitely makes the area feel more moisturized. It doesn't help with the dark eye area like it claims, but most eye products people swear by haven't worked for me, so I have no complaints. 

 

LOVE:

 

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Lalicious: OMG i love this!!! I wasn't expecting much but it works amazingly! It makes my skin very smooth and this specific smell is heavenly. I love how refreshing the lemon scent is. I just wish this stuff wasnt so dang expensive!

 

Not pictured-Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet: I love this also! It made my skin so supple and soft and not greasy at all. I didn't have any dry patches from using this and it didn't make me break out or anything! The only negative is I wish i didn't have a scent, but luckily it's not cloying. The sample (.33oz) lasted me a few weeks. It rocks! Idt I would buy it since there are cheaper moisturizers that have similar effects for me, but if it's ever a GWP, I'll definitely redeem it.

 

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Only on BT would someone call themselves lazy for throwing away their trash😄  

 

I've never heard of Lalicious but will be looking them up in a momentSmiley Happy. It'll be a long while before I buy more body lotion but they're  now on my radarSmiley Happy. Thanks! 

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Haha, perhaps BT warps my reality sometimes Smiley Very Happy

 

I'd never heard of the brand before either, but I wanted a new body scrub and took a chance. I definitely love it. I've tried a few of their scents now and the lemon is definitely my favorite. @heartsmyface

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Did you get that during the crazy People shop sale?  That's when I got my Lalicious.  I just used a big tub up (I think it was vanilla coconut) and now will be using my smaller tubs.

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Empties from the last 3 months. It feels good to get through products and  saving empties has helped me more consciously use up what I already have instead of buying more things to try.

 

Loves

 

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Nude Jelly Cleanser- Discontinued, if anybody knows of something similar, any recommendations would be would be greatly appreciated!

Soap & Glory Body Wash- love this for the scent! 

SR Good Genes- I recently finished a 0.5 oz bottle and have been refilling it with these samples from an old promo. When I stop using this I can actually see a negative difference in my skin.
FAB Radiance Pads- effective and reasonably priced. I have a few other acids I'm working my way through so I will probably hold off on repurchasing right away. Currently using N ip + Fab extra strength pads and I definitely don't like them as much as FAB.

L'occitane Almond Shower Oil- I know a lot of people like the scent of this but I'm actually not a big fan.I love using this for shaving.

Sephora Quill lashes- These are my perfect lashes. My eyes are on the smaller side and a lot of highly recommended lashes look ridiculous on me. These are full, provide a bit of length and aren't too obvious which is exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately I ruined a pair when I started using my TTDO balm before removing them. I didn't get much on the lashes but it was enough to cause them to separate. 

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm- I always pick this on up when it's on promo. I don't necessarily notice any minimizing of lines but I like this for daytime under makeup, a little goes a long way.

Likes/might repurchase

 

 

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E&J Nirvana Dry Shampoo- Good but leaves me wanting more. Can easily leave residue marks in my black hair if I'm not careful but soaks up oils better than other dry shampoos I've tried.

DDG Alpha Beta Glow Pads- Nice but can start to look orange on my medium olive skin if used more than 2 days in a row. When I use up the box I plan to try the Clarins Glow Booster.

SR Tidal & CEO- I used CEO on nights I wanted extra hydration. Did not use long/consistently enough to notice any vitamin C brightening effects. Tidal was nice but I have enough deluxe sized moisturizers I don't think I'll need to buy anything for awhile lol.

Hourglass 1.5MM Eyeliner- I actually loved this but it ran out way too fast. Right now I'm using the Clinique Skinny Stick eyeliner. I prefer the HG one and actually think the Skinny Stick might be being discontinued.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balms- Deluxe sizes from a holiday set. I love love love the formula and subtle colors but the packaging is terrible. When you get to the bottom there is actually a lot of product left that can be scooped out from the plastic part that twists up.

Meh/wouldn't repurchase:

 

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Oribe Royal Blowout- This lasted a really time making it a good value. It promises a lot but is just average imo.

Clinique brow gel- I thought this dried out quickly. When it comes to tinted brow gel I prefer Glossier's Boybrow.

Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion- I love the ingredients of Lush products but this one left me feeling sticky.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye- the only thing I really disliked. No matter how thick of a layer I put on I felt like it wasn't moisturizing enough.

 

 

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Im the same way with saving empties helping me use up products I already have. Ive been on a low but in 2017 and this has helped me realize how much I already have to use.  

 

I too scoop out balm from from sticks that appear to be used up. It constantly amazes me how much product is left in there. I've never been a fan of using a lip brush when I'm out and about, but at home while putting on my make up, heck yes. Fresh and the Dior balms are two of the biggest culprits!

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When I first noticed it I was amazed too! It wasn't until my 3rd or 4th tube that I noticed it either which means I threw away a bunch of product. Also, a lip brush is a good idea, I usually snap a q-tip in half and scoop it out that way lol

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This is awesome.  I have a big post coming because I have (unintentionally) been saving up since the beginning of the year.  My bag is practically overflowing at this point and now I just need to get my act together to photograph & post.