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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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Empties for the Week

 

Loves:

IMG_0233.jpgThis A'PIEAU Strawberry Milk mask is everything!!

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The best new one out of the bunch was the A'PIEAU Strawberry Milk Sheet mask. Amazing scent, a very delightful mask - looking to buy this one in bulk Smiley Wink The Nars Rikugien is part of my 10/10/10 I think....which would be great as I am certainly not panning my Tarte Palette! The pod is Josie Maran's Vanilla Apricot Whipped Mud mask. This is a gentle clay mask that is exfoliating as well. I love it but have to back off the exfoliating for a bit. Hope to repurchase. The Biobelle mask wasn't the best fit and had a grape cough-syrup smell, but I woke up to great results, sooooooo....who knows. I like the results!

Good, may repurchase:

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No:hj masks are 1:2 for me now, the Chrysanthemum one was the best. This isn't bad, but not spectacular, either - a little disappointed as the serum was quite nice. I think the SkinInc needs a longer trial period to see any noticeable results; there was a strong scent of alcohol which I didn't care for, though it is 7th on the list of ingredients. I probably won't try this again for that reason, unfortunately. The Lancôme was the first lash primer I have ever tried, and I was very impressed with the results. I love it, but I am happy enough with my Lash Boss mascara that I don't need it.

 Not again:

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These were all new, and none of them were great. Decluttering the feel harmony mask due to the lack of results and chemical scent.

 

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La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser - I absolutely love this facial cleanser.  It's is great for sensitive combo/oily skin.  At night I first melt my makeup with jojoba oil and then I wash it off with this.  It cleans my face without stripping it from moisture.  And the best part of it is that it's only $15 for 13.52 oz and it lasted me about a year.  You can't beat that. Another one that's comparable in terms of how it cleans your skin and how your skin feels after using it but a lot more expensive is Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser.  I received a deluxe sample of it and really like it but that's $38 for 8 oz.  I'm headed to the store to repurchase.

 

L'Oreal Eye Makeup Remover - It does the job of removing my mascara or eyeliner whenever I use it.  I don't use mascara or eyeliner on a regular basis so this bottle lasts me quite a while.  I switch between this one and the Neutrogena one, I just buy whatever is available at the store at the moment and just make sure that it's safe for contact lense wears since I use them.

 

RevitaLash - This stuff works like magic.  I posted on a separate thread about it with pics of my results and it's pretty amazing.  I find that this one for me gives me more length than what I'm currently using (Grande Lash Serum - although this one seems to give me more volume?).  It's quite pricey but the tube lasted me several months.  I also use it on my eyebrows and my eyebrows are definitely fuller since I started using this.  Highly recommend it.  Another option that's more economical would be RapidLash (this one worked for me initially and then after about a year it stopped working so that's when I switched to RevitaLash).  Once I finish the Grande Lash Serum I will go back to RapidLash (I have a backup I had purchased) and see if it works for me again since it's been a while since I used it.

 

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1st half of August empties

 

The Good:

IMG_20180816_163121.jpgThe Repurchase Gang

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I love these products! Most are already repurchases and will again be purchased in the future... at least if they can be. Sadly, the Moistfull Booskin toner by Dear Enprani is discontinued and that's just so unfortunate. The Clinique Acne Gel is an amazing spot treatment- it can reduce size and redness of pimples overnight for most of my blemishes. The Benton Steam Cream is one of my favorite moisturizers as it works really well with my dehydrated skin. The Julep item is their eyeshadow stick, which I love and have most of the colors of. The only downside I've found is that towards the end, some of them loosen in the tube and the shadow part can fall out if you aren't careful. But they are very pigmented and blendable, so it's worth it. And of course, love the Tosowoong masks and the Shiseido cottons!

The Meh:

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They weren't bad, but they weren't great either. I mean, sure I'd use a freebie again, but I won't go out of my way to repurchase these. The Illi, Dr. Jart, and Skin79 masks are all ok, just not particularly wowing. The It's a 10 leave in conditioner was ok, but it's not my personal favorite. With the Bumble&Bumble hair primer, I just didn't see a ton of difference between when I used it and when I didn't. 

The Bad:

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Nope. Nope. Nope. Not even interested in trying another sample. The Dr. Jart mask was just a terrible fit and I couldn't leave it on long enough to see if it would even do anything helpful for my skin. The Ole Henriksen Oil Control Cleanser was one of my least favorite products I've tried recently. To be honest, it was mostly because of the smell. I just could not get past that scent. It did at least seem to rinse cleanly and left my skin relatively soft, but I'm not sure that it contributed much to controlling oil. 

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You reviewed that Propolis on the masking thread I believe - it sounds like a great one! I didn’t care for that It’s a 10, either, and I’m with you in the Dr. Jart masks that I’ve tried-nothing wowing. Thanks for sharing these, it’s so interesting to see everyone’s empties😆

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I think I did review that one, @eshoe Your memory is better than mine, haha! I do love most of Tosowoongs masks. They just seem to work really well with my skin. 

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You caught me on a good day, @quspork😂

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Briogeo Don't Despair Repair - I didn't really notice a big difference between this one and the regular Briogeo Rosarco Conditioner.  Not sure I'll repurchase.

 

Revlon Color Stay Brow Pencil - When I first started using it, I really didn't like it as it's a thicker pencil and not very precise.  At the time, my brows were a little more sparse, so it didn't really work well for me.  I put it aside for a few months and then picked it back up recently as my other brow pencil was starting to run out and I thought I'd give it another try.  My brows now are a little fuller and I find that this is the perfect no frills brow pencil if you don't have the time to do your brows but want a little more coverage in them.  So, lately I've been really enjoying using it as it definitely gives my brows more coverage and it gives a more natural look to my brows since I'm not outlining them.  So, if you're brows are not very sparse and you want a more natural filled in look that doesn't take much time or effort, then this is a good option and also fairly economical since it's drug store compared to the high end ones.

 

 

 

 

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I started checking ingredients and had an old ABH sample that listed parabens (3 different types). I did not think they would be in the current formula as it seems most companies have stopped using them. Unfortunately they are still there, so I am throwing this one out. When I looked through other popular brands I was surprised to see parabens are in most eyebrow powders. So for now, the UD will have to do for everyday as they don’t have them as an ingredient. Very disappointed 😔.

 

 

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Empties for the week:

 

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The When and Leaders masks are so good. Best-fitting and most comfortable due to the bio-cellulose and gel materials. The DDG peel was new, have repurchased a small box to see how they work in the long run. Already have backups for the Julep Cushion Complexion one, and Korres 2 step facial and yoghurt cleanser, which is so gentle on my dry skin. I always seem to enjoy out of the 2nd step before the 1st on that Korres, even though there is more of this product than step 1. Minor annoyance 🙄.

Pretty good, overall
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The masks are both nice, solid options for everyday. I liked the l’Occitane, the scent is a very warm, spicy one which I like. I have a couple more of these samples to use up which I am happy about. I just opened my backup of the UD browbox, I like this a lot for when I don’t do a full face of makeup, it has a great mini tweezers. I may or may not repurchase as it takes me awhile to get through one of these, however as I won’t be using my ABH powder anymore, it may be sooner.

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Briogeo Shampoo and Conditioner - absolutely love these products.  If you're looking for a silicone, SLS and paraben free shampoo and conditioner this is it!

 

Briogeo Rosarco Milk - I have very dry hair and this is a great leave-in conditioner.

 

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Hippie Beach - I'm a huge fan of these.  The smell was OK, I wouldn't repurchase that scent.  This is great for people who have very dry skin

 

 

 

 

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I agree with you on you Josie Maran assessment-i have very dry skin and ❤️ her whipped Argan oil. BUT, and it’s a huge but...need to use up fast and enjoy the scent bc it goes bad quickly I’ve noticed. 

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Hi @eshoe! Thanks for bringing that up.  I haven't noticed that as I typically use one of these little tubs in 5 months and haven't noticed them going bad in that amount of time, but I can imagine if it took me longer to use that the oil would go rancid.  Unfortunately, that's the price we pay for using more natural products that aren't filled up with a ton of preservatives they don't last as long on the shelf.

 

For those that suffer from eczema, I highly recommend it.  I have a tub at my desk at work and I use it every time I wash my hands (I'm kind of a wash your hands freak) and since I've started using it in this way, I haven't noticed any eczema flare ups in my hands which is typically where I get them.

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Thank you got your thoughtful response, @b3autygrl. I’ve noticed with the Argan products, they do tend to go rancid quicker than other oils I have tried🤔

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Loves- would buy again

The A’ Pieu Milk masks are great, and the banana and strawberry smell so good. The other masks are from Pink, and they fit well, but there was no scent. Despite that slight disappointment they are nice and effective.

 

 

Dislikes- The Coconut Milk mask smelled like citrus cleaner to me. I was bummed it didn’t smell like coconut. The Ulta makeup remover wipes left my skin with a weird film that needed to be washed off. They did not remove my makeup well at all, either. 👎🏻

 

2D9EB51E-B2F9-43BD-B303-47E19A6E8787.jpegyasssss! ❤️

 

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Yeah, I paired up the A’Pieau and Sephora coconut masks last week, and was disappointed the A’Pieau didn’t have a coconut scent. But I have yet to try the others, and have heard only great things about the banana one, @angel7594.

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Great to hear some feedback on those PINK masks! I keep seeing them everywhere and always wonder if they are worth it or not. Thanks for the info! Smiley Happy @angel7594

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Hi @angel7594,

 

There's something satisfying about seeing a picture of empty sheet masks because it shows you're being consistent with your skincare routine. I have lots of unused face masks at home and this is the inspiration I need.

 

Stay Gorgeous,

Penelope

 

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Time to clear out some more trash!IMG_20180814_003449741.jpgLoves and staples

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Ulta cotton rounds: nothing fancy, they just get the job done. 

Patchology fool peel: the serum for these is quite thin, almost water-like. Peeling started at day 7 for me (tonymoly took 9 days), and while I still have some going on on the tops of my feet, it's just about done (this is day 15). Results are better than tonymoly was for me so far. Tonymoly mostly just flaked, and I missed out on some fun peeling sessions, but I've had plenty of nice peeling chunks with this one 😋 Valuable lesson though: don't prop your feet up too far. My ottoman is the same height as my sofa, and once I sink down, my feet are slightly higher than my hips. Thin serum = puddle on ottoman, and my ankles are peeling well above my sock line (the booties for these are fairly tall). Sigh.

BBW body wash: love as always. I also accidentally recycled 3 or 4 more travel bottles over the last few weeks before taking pics, so oops

Hairfood dry shampoo: still a surprising love. It doesn't take much, and the white powder is minimal (and what is there disappears quickly and easily). It also gives a touch of volume with minimal product feel...it doesn't make my hair crunchy or stiff or sticky. The scent is a tad sweet, but it doesn't linger long.

Paula's Choice Clear BHA: staple, though I'm considering moving up to 4% when I finish off the two travel bottles I have. This has been a godsend for most of my face, but my chin is being quite the petulant child and doesn't want to fully clear up.

Belif Aqua Bomb: the more I use it, the more I like it. Excellent summer moisturizer...not too heavy, mixes with my oil, no heavy scent. Checks all my boxes. Still gonna work through other samples, and the weather will be changing shortly, but am keeping it in mind for next summer.

Burt's Bees lip balm: staple

 

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R+Co dry shampoo: smells great, no white stuff at all, no product feel. But I feel like I have to go a bit heavy with it for best results...it's too pricy for that. It came so close to HG status (but I'm kinda glad it missed the mark a bit lol)

Yes to Tomatoes mud mask: finally tried my non-dried-out sample, and it's a pretty nice mask! Dries down, but it's a soft, almost rubbery feel when it does. The rubbery texture gums up my rag a bit when removing, making it slightly more difficult to get off than others, but all in all, I enjoyed it.

R+Co Television Perfect shampoo: I hate having just one packet and normally save them up until I have a few, then squeeze them all into a small bottle. But since I don't do all that much shopping at places that carry R+Co, I figured I should go ahead and knock this out. The shampoo was nice but would need more uses to really get a feel for it. The conditioner was...empty...

FAB Ultra Repair Cream, pink grapefruit: love the scent, and it makes a nice hand cream 

South Mane Under Eye Gels: fine, not much special. 

Butter London Glazen Face Glow: fun! Suggested uses include mixing with your moisturizer for full face glow, but I found it too pink for me. Much preferred it just as a highlighter.

Freeman pomegranate sheet mask: probably should have put this in loves, surprisingly. Fit super well, and more importantly, to me at least, it stayed in place. So many bunch up or shift around, especially around the mouth, but this one stayed put perfectly. I poked around Ulta's site but it seems they don't carry it anymore, so I made a trip to my Rite Aid (it's one of the many closing stores) to see if they had any; they had *one* left on a different variety, so I grabbed it. Will have to see if I find them elsewhere in my errands so I can get more at some point.

Biobelle Dreamskin sheet mask: the results weren't quite as impressive as the Decadence one I tried before, but I still love the fit and staying power of the brand.

Boscia Wakame Firming Hydrogel mask: the very definition of slippery little sucker lol. Once it dried out a bit, it stuck well, but by the time that happened, I had readjusted it multiple times, and it still managed to be out of place. Nice results...not bad for $1 at tjmaxx, but wouldn't go out of my way to buy again.

 

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Creme Shop Hyaluronic Acid sheet mask: floral bomb, poor fit, and meh results

Leaders Tea Tree Renewal Mask: I agonized over which group to include this in; I really don't remember much about it. I decided since it wasn't memorable, it must not have been anything special lol

Dove dry shampoo: too perfumey, a bit heavy on the white residue

 

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Aw shucks, thanks so much 😊

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