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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 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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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.IMG_20170401_155315333.jpg Likes





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

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







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




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




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.




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.




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

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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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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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My empties from January.

New category called Odi et amo. I hate and I love. Eve Lom morning cleanser. Skin feels amazing, but the smell... I learned to wash my face and do not breathe.


Loves (some of them I tried before). New discovery - May Lindstrom Clean dirt (full size is on its way).


Likes (not planning to purchase, but will use if I get a sample)


No. I still can`t get Tata Harper thing.


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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 love the idea of hate and love categories, especially as it relates to smell or texture.  There are so many things that my skin loves, but where I don't care for the smell or texture.  I recently started using May Windstorm The Youth Dew and for a serum/oil it feels so heavy on my skin and the smell was so overpowering (I don't think from added perfume, just the natural ingredients) that it took quite a few uses before I stopped gagging.  But my skin does seem to like it.

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Nobody is perfect, even May Lindstrom Smiley Happy

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Woohoo! Last empties of 2016!



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Drybar Triple Sec Texture Spray - awesome. Already bought again. Perfect for my fine hair, especially right after I wash and air dry it and it's looking a little flat.
Erborian Yuza Double Lotion - finished a mini of this last month too, and finally bought a full size! What a good toner.
Philosophy Fresh Cream 3-in-1 - mmmm I love this scent. Smells like marshmallow.
Dionis Sea Treasures hand cream - really like these hand creams! Not my favorite scent out of all that I've tried, but still good and a very effective moisturizer.
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Invisible Dots - I wish I had found out about these sooner. I always want to have a sheet of these on hand! Every time I put these on after popping a zit at night, it's almost nonexistent the next morning.
MMM Replica Lipstick On - I really like this and could see it as my new go-to fragrance. I think I'll take the plunge during the next VIB sale!
Perricone MD Re:Firm Surface Recovery Treatment - I didn't realize how expensive this was when I was using the sample. I wish I had gotten a few more uses out of it! I could see this being a HG product for me - I'll probably wait til I get some kind of a deal on it at Sephora or Ulta and take the plunge. I woke up with such smooth skin after using it!
Becca Backlight Priming Filter - awesome primer, gives that nice lit from within glow and kept my skin from looking so dry under my foundation. Will purchase this.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - always my go-to liner. Will always keep repurchasing!

And one empty that was gone too soon...

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My poor CoverFX drops DS from the holiday bags last month suffered an unfortunate death after being dropped on the bathroom floor. I only got a handful of uses (maybe a quarter of the bottle?), but definitely a love and something I'm planning on purchasing soon.



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Sabon Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Shower Oil - PLV is possibly my favorite scent ever. Product was just ok.
Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Whish Lavender Body Butter
Ahava Hand Cream
Hempz Original Body Moisturizer
Nuxe Reve de Miel cleanser
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal cleanser
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Butter London Double Decker Lashes mascara
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara
Sephora Orchid Face Mask
Sephora Algae Face Mask
Make Skin Illuminator
Sephora Tinted Brow Freeze
StriVectin High-Potency Wrinkly Filler
Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell cleanser
Too Faced Born This Way concealer
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter body butter
Ulta Fig & Honey body lotion
Dr. Brandt Needles No More Filler Mask
Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
Keranique Volumizing Keratin Conditioner
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me face wipes
Tony Moly I'm Real Makgeolli sheet mask
Patchology Eye Revive eye patches
Davines Replumping shampoo and conditioner
Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatment hair mask
Kerastase Cristalliste shampoo
No 4 Lumiere d'Hiver Reconstructing hair mask
It's a 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner
Juice Organics Repairing conditioner
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich shampoo and conditioner
Pureology Color Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray


Didn't Like

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Ulta Coconut and Almond Milk lotion - the lotion was meh, but the packaging was awful. Even when the bottle was almost completely full, I could barely get any product out.
Jack Black Turbo Wash - the scent was too strong/masculine for my taste. It reminded me of something an outdoorsman or lumberjack would use, lol

 I'm very satisfied with my progress getting through lots of different products this year! I started collecting empties in August, and I had almost 200 empties from August until December. My goal is at least 50 empties each month for 2017, which would be 600+ empties for the year! We'll see what happens Smiley Happy

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brilliant idea to have a sample challenge going! I might have to follow suit myself. Smiley Happy 

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Oh no! That's so sad about your Coverfx deluxe sample.  I guess I've gotten lucky in that I've dropped my FS custom cover drops on the tile floor a few times and the top has gotten dented, but otherwise remained fine.

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That is lucky! I'm guessing the FS packaging is a little less fragile than the DS then. I was a little sad about it since I haven't had too many dropped makeup mishaps before. I would've been a lot more upset if it had been a FS bottle - at least this was a free sample!

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Okay ladies, I've been stockpiling for a long time. Way too long of a long time. My problem is that I convince myself if I just wait a week or so, I can add another empty to the pile, which is true, but I think it's about time I post these! Reviews are below but any questions just ask Smiley Happy 




John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo: love the smell, decently moisturizing without weighing down hair. Would repurchase

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo: bought on Amelia Liana’s recommendation; did provide volume, but isn’t a repurchase for me

Dove Youthful Vitality Conditioner: I like Dove conditioners, but no matter how they are marketed they really all work the same for me. I would repurchase a Dove conditioner, but nothing special about this one in particular

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Ginger Hydrocream Whip: I’m obsessed with the scent of this; it’s a strong natural ginger scent that lingers. I have purchased other items of the line for the scent, but have not yet repurchased the mousse although I might consider it in the future just because of the scent.

Keune 2-Phase Conditioning Spray: I bought this on Leighannsays recommendation; didn’t do much for my hair type. It does soften, but it also can weigh it down quite a bit. Also didn’t like that I had to purchase off Amazon, would not repurchase.

Tresseme Thermal Creations Heat Protector Spray: bought ages ago on Ingrid Nilsen’s recommendation. It took me forever to use up because I rarely heat style my hair, and when I do I always forget to use a heat protectant. I don’t get the hype behind this product and wouldn’t repurchase.

St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask: I really liked this more than I thought I would. It’s a lot like natural coconut oil and has a very natural fragrance. You can also put the whole packet in the microwave since it’s microwave safe. Would repurchase (bought in the mini section of Ulta)

Living Proof PHD Dry Shampoo: I don’t remember much about this dry shampoo, I remember it worked pretty good for a dry shampoo, but I’d hesitate to repurchase because of the price

Herbal Essences Scrunch Hair Gel: Nothing special about this hair gel; I got a sample of it and my boyfriend and I ended up sharing using it on a trip; works okay, but it is pretty crunchy. Wouldn’t repurchase.

Macadamia Curl Cream: Didn’t like. It did help my hair curl, but not in a very flattering way. Perhaps better for traditionally curly haired girls rather than wavy like mine. Would not repurchase.


Body Care


Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion w/ Aloe: Love this lotion for both hand and body in the wintertime. It’s super thick but sinks in well; does not have an offensive odor (a tinge of the traditional Gold Bond scent, but nothing overpowering) and it really does have the “healing” effect that it claims, particularly on my cracked hands in the wintertime. Have and will repurchase.

Paula’s Choice Resist Body Oil Spray w/ Jojoba: Didn’t really care for this. It was a pain to use, even though it had a sprayer, it was pretty greasy so I would put off using it. Would not repurchase.

Lush Movis (facial soap?): I didn’t realize this was a facial soap, I was using it as a body soap but hated it nonetheless. It never really breaks down when you add water, it just turns to mush and gets everywhere. There are a lot of other body washes and scrubs I prefer from Lush and the scent of this one wasn’t even that great. Would not repurchase.

Sephora Lavender Foot Mask: I was surprised how easy these were to use! Liked the scent and while the effects were short-lasting, I would repurchase as a once in a while treat. I’ve also repurchased as gifts for folks.

Lush The Comforter Body Wash: LOVE. So glad Lush came out with a scent of this body wash. It smells very clean and has a hint of candy sweetness, almost like bubblegum. not the most moisturizing body wash, but I didn’t think it dried out my skin either. I have repurchased.

Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: This was fine, but there are other coconut oils I can purchase at a better value, there’s nothing special about this one.

Marvis Lavender Mint Toothpaste: Fun to use, although a bit pricy. I’m considering trying the sampler pack during the VIB sale since I want to try the other flavors. Works pretty well as a toothpaste, and it feels like a luxurious treat!

Le Couvent des Minimes Everyday Deodorant with Alum Stone: They used to sell this at Ulta, and now only sell online through Ulta, or you can get it through Amazon. It works decently well for a natural, aluminum free deodorant. The only downside is that it’s a liquidy form, so some people might not like the feeling under their arms. I really like the scent since it’s a bit herbally and would repurchase.

Green Tidings All Natural Lavender Deodorant: Purchased off Amazon. Works very well for a natural deodorant and I would repurchase although I’ve found similar brands on Amazon that work just as well.




Tony Moly Makgeolli Sheet Mask: Tbh I bought this as a gimmick only because I really love makgeolli, but it’s a typical sheet mask. It has a lot of glycerin so naturally it makes your skin feel smooth afterwards, but it’s nothing special and I probably wouldn’t repurchase.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen: I really trust this sunscreen and I use it every morning as a primer/base before putting on makeup. It does have a very strong sunscreen scent, but that doesn’t bother me. Have and will repurchase.

Nivea Anti-Age Sun Protection Sunscreen: I really liked this, it’s slightly more moisturizing than other sunscreens, but I’m not sure if I’m going to repurchase it only because I can only get it on Amazon.

Garnier Micellar Water: Works really well, will repurchase. I think this one works just as well as the Simple one, but this one is usually cheaper per ounce.

Paula’s Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser: My absolute holy grail cleanser. I cannot be without this no matter what. It works really well on acne-prone skin but is NOT drying whatsoever. Have and will repurchase multiples.

Paula’s Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution: Works well as a mild chemical exfoliant, I use this one and the BHA liquid interchangeably.

Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA: Probably my favorite BHA formula from PC. I use this as a toner at night and it keeps my skin smooth and clear.

Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment: This stuff is expensive, but I think it lasted me over a year with sporadic use. I saw visible improvement in my skin after every use. It uses retinol along with a strong dose of moisturizing ingredients to counteract the effects of the retinol. I’d like to repurchase, but I’m waiting for a good sale since this bottle is about $50.

First Aid Beauty Instant Oatmeal Mask: I love the scent of this, it’s really mild and soothing. It doesn’t have much effect on my skin personally, but it is nice as a soothing mask, especially in the wintertime. I would consider repurchasing.

Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer: Great nighttime moisturizer! The tube looks small but I promise it lasts a long time. It has a very mild, almost non-scent scent. I will repurchase as it’s one of the few moisturizers that doesn’t make my skin feel clogged.

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer: Too thick for my skin type. Even though my skin is prone to be dry, it’s also acne prone and this really didn’t help my skin. I finished it but would not repurchase.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream: IMO a great formulation for a drugstore skincare product. Does similar things as the PC retinol, just more mild. Definitely would repurchase.

Paula’s Choice Superlight Antioxidant Serum: My holy grail serum, and the only serum I’ve used that doesn’t make my skin feel really clogged and congested. Will repurchase.

Paula’s Choice Daily Mattifying Fluid w/ SPF 50: I did not expect to like this and put it off for a while since I have dry skin, but it came in handy in the summer since I work outdoors and it helped me stay a little less “sweaty” in the summertime and it was an easy switchout for my normal sunscreen.

Clinique Moisture Surge: I used this as a neck cream since it’s too thick for my face personally. I got it as a sample so I wouldn’t purchase the full size.

Bobby Brown Ultra-Hydrating Eye Cream: I bought this ages ago on Ingrid Nilsen’s recommendation, but in my opinion it’s nothing special and not worth the $50 price tag. Woud definitely not repurchase.




Mac Fix+ Mini: Love, have repurchased in the full size

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation: I liked this foundation, it’s somewhat liquidy though so I felt like I went through it pretty quickly using my beauty blender. Might repurchase, but I’m not rushing to restock as I have other foundations I like better.

L’oreal Cushion Foundation: Was nice when I first bought it but I went through it (it dried out?) super quickly. Not a great value for money, although I loved the dewy glow it gave!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Foundation: Wow, this lasted me absolutely ages. I swear I had it half used up and went back to using it towards the end of Spring/ beginning of summer and I only just now finished it! Gives amazing coverage for a mineral foundation and it looks very natural. Would definitely repurchase!

Anastasia Brow Wiz (x2): Love, have and will repurchase. I am trying out the NYX Microbrow to see if it’s a dupe, but I still like this one better.

Mac Prep & Prime Highlighter Pen: Hated using this. I think I just don’t like Mac concealers. I found this to be really thick and hard to blend. Bought on Tati/ Glamlifeguru’s recommendation, would not repurchase.

Nars Creamy Concealer: I am one of the few who actually does not like this concealer. I don’t hate it, but I don’t think it’s as good as everyone claims. Maybelline Fit Me is just as good if not better IMO.

Origins Planscription: They’ve since changed this concealer, but anyways while I liked this okay, the lightest shade was still super dark.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer: I tend to like liquidy concealers like this one, but since trying the Maybelline Fit Me, I would repurchase that one over this since it has better coverage.

Elf Blush (shade rubbed off): One of my first makeup purchases. I definitely got my money’s worth and it’s fine as a blush, but I probably wouldn’t repurchase just because I got bored of it and I have so many blushes to get through.

Hoola Bronzer: Loved using, although for what it’s worth it felt like it took ages after hitting pan to get through. Definitely worth the price though!

Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (loose): loved, would repurchase, but I’m trying out some others right now. I anticipate I’ll come back to this one at some point.

L’oreal Telescopic Mascara: I liked this as a lengthening mascara but the brush is super flimsy, so it doesn’t really last that long as a mascara for me.

Benefit Roller Lash: Doesn’t work particularly well for my lashes, would not repurchase.

Kat Von D Liquid Liner in Trooper: This was a sample size but it felt like it lasted me sooo long. I might repurchase, but Sephora gives these out so often as samples or point perks, I don’t see the point.

Maybelline Skinny Eyeliner: I really liked this, it’s a dupe for the Hourglass 1.5 mm IMO, but the only downside is that you can’t scroll the pencil part back down once you’ve scrolled it up, I ended up wasting a big chunk of the pencil this way. Would repurchase.


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I know what you mean.  I was putting off posting empties for awhile (mostly because I didn't feel like taking the time to write down my thoughts about them) and before I knew it I had over 6 months worth.


Reading your empties is reminding me that I need to use  my Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment more regularly.  Because I also use topical creams for acne I try to not use retinol or retinoid-based products too, too often but as a result I never seem to use it regularly enough to remember to use it consistently.  Must go back to that.

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What did you think of the foot mask? Sounds fun!

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I liked it! I was skeptical because I thought it would be really messy and difficult to use, I was also wary about the scent because often lavender can be so overpowering. It didn't disappoint on either account though! The mask fits like little booties and here's little sticky tabs to close them so you can still walk around the house and such. The scent is a pretty natural lavender scent. I even ended up giving a few to my grandma for her birthday since she likes pampering items!