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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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Loves-tube cut open is agave lip mask,had to get every last bit.
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Likes
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The Hard Candy primer is a similar product to the Clarins beauty flash balm,I don't like it as well so probably won't repurchase but it is a decent option if you are on a budget.

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That will totally be me when I get to the end of my bite mask, if I don't lose it first!

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These are my Fall/Winter Empties.... I WILL be better about doing this monthly in 2017!

 

Loves

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- MUFE HD Foundation -- Yep, can be nice and sheer, or built up.  Will get a full bottle when I use up some of my current rotation.

- Dove Clinical Deoderant -- A constant repurchase for me. 

- Bumble & Bumble Hairdressers Oil Conditioner -- LOVE this.  I have another on the way.  This and the Alterna are my favourites thus far.

- Opti-Free -- I wear monthlys and always re busy this.

- Mac Prep & Prime -- This was the brightening Pink one.  I'll buy another, especially if they end up with another sale!

- V&R Flowerbomb -- quite nice.  If I ever get through all of the samples I have...

- Biore Pore Strips -- They just make me feel like I'm getting gunk out.

- Lala Retro Wipped by DE-- Really like this for the winter.  I have 5 or 6 of the samples to use up then will order the full sized when I know that the Canadian Site has the new packaging.  Sunk in nicely, and sure helped the dry skin over winter.  I use this as a night cream so I'm not sure how it works under makeup.

- Nars Eye Primer -- Love this.  I know everyone raves about UD and TF.  This is the one for me though, it may be due to my oilier eyelids.  I popped the stopper out when I thought I was all out and got another full month of use from this.  I know, I know... I shouldn't use it for so long, but this one tube lasted me for almost a full year.

- Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser - I liked this, my skin didn't feel stripped, but still felt clean.

- DE TLC Serum -- Already ordered another.  I'm not really sure why, but I ended up using this over the Sunday Riley serums/oils I bought at the same time. 

- MUFE Primer -- Smoothing -- Did as advertised and smoothed.

 

Likes

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-Sephora 10 hour foundation

- B&B Hairdressers Oil Mask

- Lush Coconut Bar Shampoo

- Yes to Tomatoes Face Mask

- Shea Moisture Radiance Mask

- Aveeno Oatmeal Bath Soak

- Kat Von D Make Up Remover

- Living Proof Dry Shampoo

- Patchology Illuminate Mask

- Shu Uemura Moisturizer

- Laura Mericer Face Polish

- Klorane Dry Shampoo

- Caudale Micellier Water

- Random Nail Glue

- Lather Face Wash

- Smashbox Studio Skin --- Yeah for using up a full size foundation!!

- Sephora Noe stips

 

 

No dislikes in this group!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nars eye primer is also my holy grail.  No other eye primer works like this one for me.  I also pop the stopper out and it's amazing how much is still in there.  Great empties!

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Loves:

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Likes/Meh:

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Nope:

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Candy Cane body scrub: oil wasn't integrated enough. I tried to mix it before I used it the first time, but I still ended up using most of the oil in the jar somehow, and when I went back to use it again it was almost all sugar and no oil. Boo.
Soapbox Coconut shampoo: too heavy/moisturizing to actually clean my hair
Skin Inc moisture mask: not moisturizing enough. I used it as an overnight mask and my face would be bone dry when I woke up.
Dermablend foundation foil: too heavy, wrong colors
Pur double-ended eyeliner, liquid/pencil: liquid dried up and separated, pencil was a meh color/formula
Dermablend & Clinique moisturizer foils: not moisturizing enough
Kate Somerville moisturizer spf 50: caused congested skin, probably from the sunscreen
Biossance Revitilizer rose face oil: broke me out
Origins GinZing mask: no discernable effect
LaNiege overnight mask: same as Skin Inc, waaay not enough moisture for the whole night. Probably because both of them are gels, I never get good results there.

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@JazaChai fresh cream is one of my favorite philosophy scents, it's like vanilla ice cream in a tube! and i thought the skin inc/la neige masks were terrible. my skin felt drier in the morning that it did before bed :/

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Well I think I finally was able to upload a picture Smiley Happy

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Loves

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Lush - Eau Roma Water Toner
wilma schumann - Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads (x2)
Josie Maran - 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
Cerave - Hydrating Cleanser
John Frieda - Frizz Ease Extra Strength serum
Avene - Eau Thermale (Thermal Spring Water)
fresh - Soy Eye Makeup Remover
Ren - resurfacing AHA concentrate
smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Clinique - Moisture surge moisturizer
Jack Black - Lip Balm SPF 25
Secret - Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Deodorant

Likes

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simple - cleansing facial wipes
Josie Maran - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
Urban Decay - Mini Perversion Mascara
Ulta Beauty - Warming Charcoal Cleanser (2x)
Too Faced - Glitter Glue
smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water
Prada - Candy Kiss Eau de parfum

Meh

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Garnier - Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water
Dr. Jart+ - UV Sun Fluid SPF 30
MUFE - Artist Plexi Gloss in 202
Farmacy - Skin Dew
belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb (2x)
Juliette had a Gun - Not a Parfum
smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Oil
Ole Henriksen - Truth Sugar Glow polishing mask

Nope

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Garnier - Skin Active Clearly Brighter SPF 15 Moisturizer
Clarins - Multi-Active Jour SPF 20
fresh - Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm
Ole Henriksen - Ultimate Lift Eye gel
Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Treatment
Garnier - Skin Active Waterproof Micellar Cleansing Water

 

Products that expired/no longer work

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Hourglass - Vanish Foundation Stick in Alabaster (it's too dark, plus half of the foundation is in an unusable place-thanks to my clumsiness)
Revlon - Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in 150 Buff (This foundation has been open for almost a year, plus it is about 4 shades too deep for me.)
Bath and Body Works - Ultra Shea Body Cream in Twisted Peppermint (Cream will no longer come out, plus I have had this for almost 2 years-I think it's time to let go of it.)
eslor - Chlorophyll Lifting Mask (It's completely hardened/unusable)
L'Oreal Paris - Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer (It doesn't actually prime my skin and it somehow made my neck break out in hives so nope, am not keeping it.)

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Great empties.  I don't care for the Ole Henriksen ultimate lift eye gel either.  It's just not hydrating enough for my undereye area and feels rather sticky.

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Lots of empties this month. January was all about skincare for me.

 

Loves:

Timeless 20% Vitamin E/C/Ferulic Acid (already repurchased)

Drunk Elephant Framboos (already repurchased)

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask: Has a strong rose scent that I don't care for, but I just love the way my skin looks after using this.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra (not pictured): I only used a mini of this so the love status is on the fence, but I really like it so far and think it will be the perfect moisturizer for summer.  While the air is still dry, I'm enjoying using it under a heavier cream moisturizer. Purchased the full size today.

NARS Tinted Moisturizer (Alaska): This is one of very few staples in my makeup routine and the product I have stuck with the longest. It might be the love of my makeup life.  I have the next lighter shade, Finland, which will work for the next month or so while I'm at my palest but I fully plan to repurchase Alaska in the spring/summer.  

 

Good:

Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Lip - I don't use this for lip wrinkles as advertised. It's just a good lip exfoliator for me and I already have a backup.  

Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Hydration Booster - I do enjoy adding this to my moisturizer and am considering repurchasing. For now I'm experimenting with layering a lighter moisturizer (like the PTR cloud cream or Drunk Elephant B-Hydra) under my cream moisturizer.

Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream: I like this but used it up too fast to form a full opinion.  I'm intrigued though and plan to check out the Cloud Serum next since this is similar in texture to the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra, which I just purchased a full size of.  

Murad Hydro Dynamic Moisturizer (2): Basic, but effective for my dry skin. I plan to repurchase either this or Drunk Elephant Lala retro.

 

Undecided

LXMI cream -  I thought I could only use this on very dry, flaky spots but lately I've been using it all over. I have another sample size that I'm going to continue using.

La Mer Treatment Lotion - This feels nice going on and I really like the texture of it. It's gentle but hydrating under my moisturizer. I'm going to purchase another mini (if I can find one) to try it out a bit longer.  

 

Not repurchasing:

Fresh Rose Cream - not moisturizing enough and I didn't care for the strong scent. 

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I love the NARS tinted moisturizer! I also wear Alaska for most of the year, but since I moved to a less sunny locale I now need a lighter shade in the winter months. Thanks for the heads-up that Finland works for you...I'll take a look at it!

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Here are my empties for February. Somehow I think I managed to use up even more than last month.

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Loves:

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Peter Thomas Roth - Water Drench Cloud Cream
Smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Cottons
Ren - Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
Origins - GinZing Refreshing eye cream
Peter Thomas Roth - Irish Moor Mud mask
Urban Decay - Multi-Purpose Primer pen in Ozone
Peter Thomas Roth - Blue Marine Algae Mask
fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
hey Honey - Relax! Propolis & Honey Soothing Cream
Lorac - Highlighter in Moonlight
Sephora Collection - Waterproof eye makeup remover
fresh - Soy Face cleanser
Tarte - LipSurgence lip gloss in Magic

Likes:

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Peter Thomas Roth - Acne-Clear Invisible Dots
fresh - Soy Face Cleansing Milk
Too Faced - Glitter Glue
Peter Thomas Roth - Rose Stem Cell Mask
Peter Thomas Roth - Cucumber Gel Mask
Dermalogica - Skin smoothing cream
Urban Decay - Pore Perfecting complexion Primer Potion
Josie Maran - Whipped Argan Oil in Sweet Citrus
Soylicious Lip Balm in French Vanilla
Harvey Prince - body cream in Sincerely
fresh - Umbrian Clay Purifying Treatment bar
Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water
Harvey Prince - eau de parfum in Signature

Meh:

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Bath & Body Works - Ultra Shea Body Cream in Frosted Wonderland
amika - Silken Up Dry Conditioner
Lorac - Light Source 3-in-1 primer
belif - The true cream aqua bomb
Ole Henriksen - Pure Truth Melting Cleanser
Farnacy - Firming Night Balm
Lush - Imperialis
Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation
skyn - Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
skyn - Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
Harvey Prince - eau de parfum in Perfumista

Nope:

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Origins - Modern Friction
Lancer - The Method: Polish
Ole Henriksen - Walnut Complexion Scrub
Boscia - Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder

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I'm really impressed by the number of lip products you managed to use up!  (Also, love that all your dislikes are exfoliants - not my favorite product in general either). 

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February Empties!

I used up quite a bit this month - lots of full size and deluxe size Smiley Happy

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Loves - definitely a repurchase

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I have combo skin and I love the Vibrancy foundation for winter! It is stunning on the skin. The two store-made samples from Sephora are Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation 370W (a bit too dark and orange but love the formula) and Diorskin Forever Foundation in 010 (way too light but again I love the formula).

 

 

 

Likes - enjoyed using, would consider repurchasing

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Several of these are from the Sephora Play boxes (DE Lala Retro, Tarte Frxxton Stick, Cover Fx Illuminating Primer, Ouai Treatment Mask). It has been great trying products I probably wouldn't have purchased on my own.

 

 

Okay - wouldn't repurchase but didn't dislike the product

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Enjoyed the formula of the BBW lotion and hand soap but not a big fan of the scents. Also - the Juju bar from Drunk Elephant was interesting (but I'm not very into bar soap as facial cleansers).

 

 

Ohhhhh the satisfaction of empties!

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I love this thread!

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Very impressive!  You made a huge dent this month and I especially find people's candle empties satisfying.  I don't think I've ever burned one down to the bottom.

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Top row- Staple products I buy over and over again.
-Hand Chemistry lotion
-Nugg hydrating face mask
-Lush Honey Trap lip balm

2nd row-I liked these products and would purchase again.
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Overnight Eye Balm
-Acure day cream
-Kate Somerville Goat Milk cleanser
-Sunday Riley Tidal

3rd row-I won't repurchase these products.
-Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel eye patches (these felt nice but, there's not enough serum in the jar to keep them moist before the whole jar can be used)
-Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting face mask
(this makes my skin feel soft, but I don't think it's worth $62 for a jar)

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Mmm I haven't tried that lip balm, though I do love all things lush.  Bummer to hear about your feelings about the Fresh mask.  I have a DS around I've been meaning to try.

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March empties

 

For the most part I enjoyed using everything pictured except for the Boscia exfoliating peel gel. It has a watery consistency and really didn't do much for my skin. The Amore Pacific treatment cleansing foam worked well to remove makeup but has a very strong scent.

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Interesting on the Boscia.  I haven't tried that product yet.  I haven't enjoyed AmorePacific in the past for that exact reason.  It's just way too perfumed for me.

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WEll, here's this weeks sample expenditure from the hotel.  Haha, so I kinda got drunk at our party and stumbled in and decided to do a face mask.  Yeah, I didn't take my makeup off when I did it so I can't really tell you how it went.  My face didn't break out or anything...and I'm sure it appreciated the extra moisture.😅😅 I've been reviewing stuff in the sample challenge thread.IMG_2472.JPG

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LOVE all the samples you've used up.  Impressive.  And your story is so silly.  That sounds like something I would do drunk.

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January and February empties, I decided to go back  to every two months since I noticed I was rushing through products not actually enjoying them or not being to form a proper opinion. 

 

Loved. Will repurchase:

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Neutral on, would give another go:

 

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Not for me and very underwhelming: 

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