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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 hear you on Dr. Dennis Gross peels.  I keep trying other things, but inevitably I go back.  I try to wait and buy them when there is a really good discount or GWP and love that some sites through in a smaller pack as a bonus.

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March empties! Total # = 59, not bad! I'm doing a better job of going through what I have and trying to pick HGs to stick with, especially with skincare. 

 

Loves/Staples:

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The compact is Missha Magic Cushion BB Cream. I got a refill as a GWP, so I got rid of this one as it was mostly dried out. Great coverage! It does transfer more than I'd like though.

Likes/Just Ok:

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Nope:

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Redken Volumizing shampoo/conditioner: left icky residue in my hair and also dried it out
Lancome cream cleanser: also left residue. Felt like maybe a soap instead of detergent? Blech.
Clinique Smart oil: not moisturizing/effective
Paula's Choice retinol serum: broke me out
MB Whitening mask: drying, no discernible effect (foil was 2 full applications)
Clarins Exfoliating cleanser: too abrasive
Supergoop hand cream w/spf: the sunscreen made it too greasy    

 

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what are your thoughts on Pinrose treehouse royal I myself love it and bought a bottle before my sample ran out i had to have this particular perfume on tap Smiley Happy 

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The last batch of my March empties.

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These are the products that are in my daily use so I love them all and would re-buy everything with the exception of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream. It goes on with an amazing silky texture with a faint scent but I didn't really see any changes or improvements to my skin so there are many other day creams that would perform the same way without the high cost. 

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@oceanics, I was able to try the Shiseido Facial Cottons out and wow. It's like wiping my face with a cloud! I don't buy cotton pads very often, but if I do need to purchase some I will definitely get those. 

XOXO,
Marieke

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Loves

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Dove is my favorite deodorant. Loved the Peat mask by BELIF. The LM secret brightening powder was great. Loved the scent and consistency of the BBW. Purity is my HG and I continue to repurchase.

 

 

Likes

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Really enjoyed the drybar sake shampoo and conditioner. The BECCA primer was nice and I did repurchase it. I love the body butters from the body shop but this was not my all time favorite (I prefer the shea). born this way foundation is nice but it only looks good for 3-4 hours max then starts to make me very greasy.

 

 

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@karap03, Dove is my favorite deodorant too! I've tried a few other brands buuut this one works the best for me. I can absolutely not live without it, haha!

XOXO,
Marieke

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March empties

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TOP ROW - LOVES:

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Consonant Skincare Hydraextreme - this was a new to me but not new product discovery. Consonant makes some interesting products (I like their DHE Mask, in particular) but I had always overlooked this one because of a kit they have called the 'Hydra-gasm' (barf!)  Upon sampling it on and off throughout March, I decided to put it on my spring sale list; it only has 2 ingredients but it's intensely hydrating and it makes my skin feel very plump and firm.
Batiste Coconut Dry ShampooI don't love dry shampoo in general, but this one smells really nice and works reasonably well.  I even used it to get the stink out after sampling the Ouai Dry Foam Smiley Very Happy
Odacite Bl+C, Jo+L - I don't think I need to go into detail on these, they show up on my empties list every other month.  HG status products for keeping my oily skin in check.
Farmacy Deep Moisture, Brightening Sheet Maskssame with these, they show up monthly and are solid hydrating and brightening masks for when you need a little extra oomph.
May Lindstrom Jasmine Gardenreceived this in a GWP in July, and although it wasn't until about September that I started using it daily, I'd say 7 months is a decent lifespan for a product of this type at this pricepoint. I'm not usually into Jasmine, but I really love the smell of this, and it's great for spritzing on before applying my serums.
May Lindstrom Blue CocoonI purchased this for my birthday in Feb 2016, and while I didn't start using it daily until April or May (took me a while to warm up to it) 10 or so months of daily use makes the exorbitant cost sting a little less.  Since the price has increased significantly in Canada, I'm undecided whether I'll repurchase just yet but I love the smell, I love the way it sinks in, and I love the hydration.
Kevin Murphy Angel Washa lovely shampoo that smells like Creamsicles and babies my lavender grey hair. Have already repurchased.
Pixi Glow Tonicnot my first bottle, and won't be my last. I decided to stray before repurchasing it in order to try the new Ordinary Glycolic 7% toner, and while that is cheaper, I don't like it as much.  I'll definitely go back to Pixi once it is done.
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanserone of my HG cleansers. I've repurchased it multiple times and I love how creamy and gentle it is, but also how it keeps my skin mildly exfoliated.
PMD Sensitive Skin disc seems to have blended into the carpet in the photo, but this is also a regular repurchase for me, so I'm not going to go into detail.

MIDDLE ROW - MEH:

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Herbivore Lapis Oil - I've had this for a while and was just trying to finish it up.  When I first started using it, the smell of it used to make me ill, but after trying other blue tansy products it bothers me a little less.  I didn't really find this did much for me so I won't repurchase, but the bottle is very pretty. I'm trying to figure out if I have any use for repurposing it.
Odacite Gr+GI had several of these from a GWP and I think this is the last one. It's ok, but I wouldn't spend my money on it.
Body Shop Argan Body Butterthe product itself works fine but the scent is too heavily floral. I catch whiffs of it throughout the day and wonder where that perfumey smell is coming from, before I realize it's coming from me.
Odacite Clair de Lune Moon Juice setdon't get me wrong, I adore the Clair de Lune serum but this set annoyed me.  In order to get the serum, you used to have to purchase it in this kit with some stupid bottle of aloe rosewater. Now they sell it separately so I'm a happy camper.  This empty is me having finally finished said aloe rosewater. 
Farmacy Green CleanI'm still undecided about this. It took less time (2 months) to use up than my fave Clinique TTDO balm, and costs more. It works well, emulsifies nicely and doesn't need a cloth to be removed but I went through it much quicker than I expected to. And it smells like 7UP, so YMMV on how you feel about that.
Shiseido Cotton - it's cotton.  How excited could I possibly get?

BOTTOM ROW - NOPES:

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Drunk Elephant B Hydrathis gel was a P-I-T-A. When I tried it on bare skin, it always ALWAYS gave me a pinprick sting and if I used it daily, I would break out.  I left it for a few months and when I came back to it, I used the rest of it up by applying it over my serums/oils so that it wasn't so close to my skin. That kept it from stinging, but I definitely DEFINITELY would not repurchase this.

 

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What's the best way to apply the Odacite BI+C? I've  been battling breakouts so I wanna try this. Also what's your IG? I'd love to follow you

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I really enjoy empties, especially to see if peoples' reviews and if he/she would repurchase them. This is sadly not all of my March empties, but here are some of the items I finished. 

 

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Lush Cupcake - I would repurchase but only to get it for free when you turn in 5 empty black pots to the store. I think it's a good product if you have oily/combo skin like myself. Generally speaking, I would not recommend Lush skincare because of the unnecessary fragrance, parabens, sulfates and fillers... WTF. 

Lush Christingle - I would repurchase and I enjoyed using it after my baths & showers instead of lotion. 

Lush Love Lettuce - I'm neutral on this product because of the questionable ingredients (crushed almond shells and lavender oil). I have sensitive skin. It surprisingly didn't break me out but I also wasn't impressed. If you purchase this, use a gentle touch! 

Lush Ro's Argan - I'm neutral on this product. I am not crazy about the scent but it is moisturizing. 

Lush Santa's Belly - I would repurchase. This is a fun product that reminds me of jello. The only suggestion I would make to Lush is to tone down the fragrance. 

Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter - I'm neutral but I probably wouldn't repurchase. They were not kidding that this is ultra rich. It's so thick to the point where you had to really work to have the product melt into your skin. When it worked, it worked well but I have better, less fussy body butters. 

IGK 30000 Feet Volume Shampoo & Conditioner - I was going through my samples and I felt like using it today. It made my hair so soft and I see more volume in my stick straight Asian hair. I would consider purchasing if I saw a good deal. 

MAC Cleanse Off Oil - I would consider purchasing this product. I didn't have adverse effects and it did a good job taking off my makeup when I did wear it. 

Bioderma Sébium H2O - I love Bioderma's micellar water and I will continue to repurchase. This is the 100 ml / travel size bottle but I also finished the giant 500 ml Sébium bottle earlier this month! I'm about to open up another 500 ml bottle of Sébium!

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I'm obsessed with LUSH so I love seeing all your empties.  I always trade in my empty black pots for the free mask, but can never seem to get through it before the expiration date.

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I always forget to post my empties despite taking photos, whoops 🙈

 

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All repurchases except the Target remover wipes, those are some of the worst wipes I've ever used. 

*My first drugstore foundation; not crazy about it. 

 

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*Didn't like the Fresh clay cleanser and thought the Origins Maskimizer was pointless

 

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*Conditioner had far too much fragrance and did not like the Victoria Secret body wash. 

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Great empties!  I see a lot of minis in there that are in my stash as well.  It's been a long time since I've used drugstore foundation.  I've never find it easy to find my shade match without physically trying products on my skin.

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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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Great empties.  It'll be something like 3 months for me by the time I finally post (eep) but in my case because I've been lazy about putting together a write up and photographing things.  I LOVE Buxom glosses.  And was neutral on Brigeo Don't Despair Repair myself.  So many better hair masks out there for dry/damaged hair.

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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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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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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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