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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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Big batch this time, a little over a month's worth! 🗑

 

YTD 294

 

Just realized I never came back and put up notes for my last set (whoops), but I'm hoping to have some free time tomorrow to write it all up 🤞

 

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Another belated monthly post, but hey that's life! This June was less fruitful of a month than I hoped it would be but I'm hoping for a higher turnout this July! 🙂

 

Key:

❤️Red Heart= I've used this product for a long time now. It's one of my tried/trues, I'll continue to buy it.

💛Yellow/Orange Heart= I've used this product for a long time now, I like it enough to continue repurchasing.

💝Ribbon Wrapped Pink Heart= A relatively new product I've been trying but I'm liking it a lot so far.

🖤Black Heart: A loved but discontinued product. 

👩Shrugging Girl Emoji= I haven't used this product enough to formulate a strong opinion about it. (It's "okay")

👍Thumbs Up= I'm liking this this product. Nothing revolutionary, but I like it enough to try it again/maybe repurchase.

👎Thumbs Down= I'm not liking this product and I won't be repurchasing. 

 

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Additional Thoughts:

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Earth Therapeutics Tea Tree Cooling Foot Scrub: Not a bad scrub, I've been using this one for quite some time. It doesn't have as much of a cooling effect as I'd like it to but it's a good one to have on hand. This is a nice economical and underrated brand overall 🙂

Herbivore Amethyst Scrub: I thought the Coco Rose version of this scrub was a bit too "thin" for my personal preferences but I really enjoyed the smell of that one. This one however, doesn't smell very good to me at all. Won't be repurchasing this one since it doesn't check any of the boxes. Womp womp. 

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil: I've been using this oil for about half a decade one. I swear by this as an all around, multi-purpose neutral oil. If I had to choose to use one oil in my skincare for the rest of my life, I'd have to choose this one due to versatility. I've used this on my face as a daily spa task, as a ointment for razr burns, as a lip oil and the list goes on. Truly something I'll probably always have on hand. 

 

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Additional Thoughts:

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Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray in Rose Petals Scent: I slept on this product for so long until I was forced to pick one up when my luggage got lost on a vacation. This is what they were selling at my resort and I ended up loving the feel and performance of it. I ventured out over the years in trying out different scents but this one is definitely one of my go-to fragrances in this product. I love that it doesn't leave behind reside, that it works and the fact it comes in such a variety of scents. There's truly something for everyone in this category. 

Yankee Candle Large Tumbler in Sweet Plum Sake Scent: I'll admit, I have the infamous C-Word when I lit this candle so my sense of smell may have been quite impaired, so maybe I'll give it another shot in the future. I like this scent enough, but it's not something that struck me as out of this world but overall, this is a bit too "bland" and "mild" of a scent for me. I much prefer other Yankee Candles to this one because the throw was not very good (ie. barely existent). 

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Rose Gold: I must admit the entire line of Batiste Dry Shampoo is a bit too heavy for my personal taste. I love a nice fine, mild-coating type of dry shampoo (like amika). However, this one does blend-out quite nicely and I do use it as a nice more economic option especially when I know I'll be reaching for the dry shampoo often. Particularly, I love something about this scent a lot. It's very "up my alley". 

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Additional Thoughts:

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Amika The Cure Shampoo: When I want a nice sudsy cleansing type of shampoo I usually reach for this one. It's been my go-to for quite a few years now and I don't see that changing very soon. 

V05 Strawberries & Cream Hair Conditioner: I know I get a couple side eyes for this but I love using this as a "base conditioner", I have more higher end things that I use in my hair more sparingly because I lather my hair in this conditioner beforehand (thus, needing less of the expensive product). These things are super cheap, oddly work exceptionally well for my curly/fine hair and give my strands the moisture they so desperately crave. I love my hair masks and treatments but this is one of those products that have been with me through the long haul. I need to use a ton of conditioner on my curls since my hair soaks it up like a sponge and this really works some magic on my head and in my wallet.  

Suave Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Wash: Another super cheap but great find. I love the suave body washes, they always leave me feeling squeaky clean without drying out my skin too much. This one in particular has some microbeads so it's great for a sweaty summer rinse off. 

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Bar Soap: Love this bar soap, another "classic" from my regularly used items. This is great for more sensitive areas, gives the right amount of controllable lather and a simple scent payoff that's still very pleasant. Love the "milky" feel this gives off. 

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Additional Thoughts:

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Sephora Cactus Foot Mask: This is a good mask, I'm a fan of Sephora's prior foot mask line and this was my first try of the replacements. This one gets the seal of approval but I really still wish they'd bring back the Lavender and Almond, hey, why can't we have all of these options? Sephora foot masks are usually my go-to. ❤️

The Creme Shop Rose Water Sheet Mask: Meh. I had high hopes for this one and it just didn't deliver. I love everything and anything rose, but this mask was quite basic and didn't live up to the high standards that The Creme Shop has for it's other face masks (just my two cents).

The Creme Shop Witch Hazel Sheet Mask: My skin can be quite picky about what kind of witch hazel it likes/does not that particular day. This one was a hit and I'd definitely repurchase it again. Does not have an overbearing smell, great packaging and I was happy with the results of this one. 

Facetory Artemisia Sheet Mask: I have come to love this little face mask and it's another beauty steal for the wallet. I get these in large packs off amazon (which makes them retail at about $2 each) and I've been reaching for a lot of Facetory masks in general the last few months in a row. This one is gentle on the skin while delivering acne fighting effects, having a great scent, the serum feels thicker, "milkier"and more luxurious. What's there not to love? 

Azure Hemp & Rose Under Eye Mask: I like these a lot but my favorite from this brand are the 24K retinol version. This one is still very nice, long lasting and oversized on the eyes which makes for a nice masking experience. Got these randomly at $5 per 5-pack from Nordstrom Rack and I need to hop over to see if they are still available. 

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My June empties. I've been using up stuff, taking pics but never take the time to post. 😒😜 but better late than never right. 

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 Likes..or undecided.

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 Nope. Don't like the clean Sephora wipes. They burn my eyes. CT serum made my skin dry & flaky. 31 total. 

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YTD 232 🗑

 

I will get some notes up eventually, though it may not be right away. Feel free to ask any questions in the mean time! 

 

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New batch of empties!!

24 in this one

 

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Sephora masque matcha tea- It mattified my skin which is its objective.  
Sephora vitamin E eye mask- this gave me a lot of moisture in my under eye area 

TonyMoly mask I’m Watermelon- lots of moisture I liked it !

Vivona  Brand Niacinamide Sheet Mask - tons of serum in this pack.  So much that I over saturated the sheet trying to use all of it,  good moisture for my skin 

Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask- great mask lots of serum, gave a wonderful coolness to my skin

Soon Skincare Hydrating Blueberry Hydrogel Eye Patch- good moisture, not a blue serum 

Kiehl’s Super Multicorrective Eye Zone Treatment- a sample pack from Sephora.  No payoff for me 

#Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream- a sample from Sephora- did not like the fragrance and a tacky feeling to my skin 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer sample-ON1-Petal- I liked how this felt on my face, it’s sheer.but it covered enough.  Did not move all day with a setting spray on top. 

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Skylar Hydrating Body Wash- liked it. Very softening and pleasant fragrance 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-in-One Waterproof- this has been the only micellar water that doesn’t bother my eyes so I have repurchased it 

Lancome Bi-Facil makeup remover- I really do love this, but due to its cost I only buy if I find a Lancôme sale.  Which is not often 

Bath &Body Works - foaming hand soap - Rose Water &Ivy. - I love the scent of roses!

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex- possibly from FFF?? But I really enjoyed it, clean scent and no issues with my face.  
amika Fadeblock Pre-Shampoo Color Seal 5 oz/ 150 mL - this was better than others, my hair color lasted longer than usual.  I repurchased it

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip French Green Clay Cleanser 5 oz/ 150 mL - I liked this , caused no issues with my skin will consider a replacement 

elf Holy Hydration Makeup Melting Cleaning Balm- this is a sample, it’s great as a 1st cleanse, not pricey and works good at removing stubborn makeup 

Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel- a sample, lots of soapy bubbles, great scent, but a little costly for daily use for me

Skin Medica HA5 Rejuvenate Hydrator- a hyaluronic acid - sample, too sticky for me and too costly 

PCA Skin hyaluronic acid boosting serum- a sample, good slip on my face, good hydration too, costly 

111Skin Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster- from Ipsy otherwise I couldn’t afford it- took a year to finish which may possibly lead me to justify a purchase- I loved this!! Only need a few drops- great hydration!!

 

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Perfume samples 

Chance by Chanel - lovely light floral scent for this time sheet year 

Indigo my Nest - a heavy scent to me

Moonlight in Heaven by Kilian - I enjoyed this, a little floral, not overpowering 

 

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@Cissy63 Great job!!!

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@Samtian  Thank you 😊 

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@Cissy63 Great work!

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@Mellmars1185  Thank you 😊 

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Latest batch 🗑

 

YTD 200

 

Notes in the spoilers!

 

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Spoiler
Ulta Dreamy Pineapple candle: I haven't had a ton of pineapple candles over the years; while I like the scent, it never seems to translate well to a candle, at least not the ones I've tried before. This one was pretty good though! Decent throw, not the strongest Ulta has ever released, but I'd call it a medium or so, which frankly blew my expectations out of the water. Would rebuy. 

Acure Dry Shampoo: I liked this pretty dang well for a loose powder. It wasn't gritty, didn't seem to build up on my scalp, and I even like the bottle enough that I'm going to refill it with other loose powders to see if that changes my feelings on them (application can be the make it or break it point for powders, regardless of how good they are). I felt like I had to use a lot of this one, but bottle style made that pretty quick and easy, and while I haven't looked up the price yet, I'd guess it's significantly cheaper than the Bumble one that has been my fave to date. I have several samples from other brands in my stash to use up, as well as a bottle of Bumble already on hand, but I could absolutely see myself buying this in the future when I need more.

Ulta Fall Leaves Body Mist: I love this particular scent, but it lasts all of 1.3 seconds 😕 I got it for a couple bucks or so on clearance a while back, so it's fine for that price, but I'm not looking to rebuy.

Kristen Ess Dry Shampoo: Still liking this one pretty well, in line with my last post!

Pacifica Body Spray Coconut Vanilla: I am over Pacifica's coconut scent for a while. It's fine if you like coconut, but I hit a brick wall with it lately, and don't even want to look at this bottle anymore even though it's only a third or so empty.

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser: all time favorite cleanser (now called Cult Classic...I think this is my last of the old tubes). It cleanses well without being too drying, and just generally makes me happy. 

Vichy Mineral 89 Serum: nice extra layer of hydration. I've got a ton of samples that I'll work through eventually. This falls into "not sure I'd buy it", but that might partly be because Ulta throws minis in every dang GWP, and I may never have to, even if I do make it a permanent part of my routine 😛 

 

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Ayam Makeup Remover Wipes: I tried to push through, but life is too short to be stuck with stinky wipes. Floral + baby powder are two of my top nopes in life, and they're both present and accounted for here. The wipes themselves weren't bad; they left me feeling slick (kinda oily even?) for a few minutes, but once that dried down, my face felt relatively clean without being dried out.

Duke Cannon Cold Shower Cooling Cloths: I love love love these, they are amazing for cooling down after yard work and such.

Ulta Pedi Pebble: another true love that I always keep on hand

Ulta Shower Tablets x3: and a third true love lol

Sweet & Shimmer Wipes: terrible. They have zero slip and are such a pain to maneuver...they just want to stick to my skin and wad up when I try and push them around. I really thought I had ditched all of these already, but no, apparently I stashed two packs in the mini fridge in the basement for use outside. One pack down, one to go!

 

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Sheet masks, all fine with low scent and decent moisture. Nothing revolutionary here, but nothing bad either. The foot mask is something I try and keep on hand and will absolutely rebuy, it's delightfully minty and such a nice treat every now and again.

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@RGbrown Wow! Lots of empties! I wish we had Ulta in Canada!

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@Mellmars1185 

I wish y'all did too! Plans were in the works, they were even hiring corporate folks for the Canadian offices...and then the pandemic ground all of that to a halt. Perhaps they'll consider it again soon! 🤞

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@RGbrown That would be so exciting!

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@RGbrown great empties pile! How did you like those sheet mask? I think I have a couple on hand from that brand somewhere around here, hehe.

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@QueenMarceline 

They all fell into the "fine" category for me, though I'm not a huge sheet mask fan to begin with, so what do I know lol (I'm just trying to use up what I have so they don't go to waste, but the format in general isn't really my favorite). They were low scent with decent moisture, which is all I really ask for in a sheet mask, so all in all, they're perfectly passable, something I'd use again, but not something I'll go out of my way to restock.

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These are the empties from May, unfortunately not as fruitful as I hoped it would be. Going to try to dip into my project pan a lot this month to get rid of those products since June is the middle of the year. 

 

Key:

❤️Red HeartI've used this product for a long time now. It's one of my tried/trues, I'll continue to buy it.

💛Yellow/Orange HeartI've used this product for a long time now, I like it enough to continue repurchasing.

💝Ribbon Wrapped Pink HeartA relatively new product I've been trying but I'm liking it a lot so far.

🖤Black Heart: A loved but discontinued product. 

👩Shrugging Girl EmojiI haven't used this product enough to formulate a strong opinion about it. (It's "okay")

👍Thumbs UpI'm liking this this product. Nothing revolutionary, but I like it enough to try it again/maybe repurchase.

👎Thumbs Down= I'm not liking this product and I won't be repurchasing.


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@QueenMarceline Nice empties. I love banana scented products. How do the banana masks smell?

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@Mellmars1185 Unfortunately, these do not smell like banana at all. Despite that, I really enjoy that mask a lot.

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May 2022 empties

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Only one major miss for May and that was the Sol de Janeiro Hair Mask. It smells great, but it wasn't a great hair mask for me. Too thick / heavy for my hair and, as a result, I had a hard time working it into my hair - it felt like it just sat atop my hair. It took a while to rinse it all out of my hair as well. 


The three items with a hot pink star next to it are items I love and would repurchase. For these three, the only reason I haven't repurchased right away is that I have similar products I need to work through first. AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence is no stranger to my skincare bin. There always seems to be some size of the product in the house. The green-tea based essence pricey but oh so good for adding hydration to my skin and making it more supple.

The fit of the Purederm Snail Cell Illuminating Multi-Step Treatment Mask takes some getting used to, but the results from the ampoule and mask are great - soft, bouncy, hydrated skin with a fresh-faced, healthy glow.

Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm is great at removing all my makeup and sunscreen and leaving my skin soft, smooth and lightly hydrated. It's one that I find works best for me when my skin is more on the combo side. 

Items with a "thumbs up" emoji on or next to them are ones I do like, some maybe that I like a lot, and that I would use again, but I don't necessarily feel like I have to have them, primarily because there are similar products I like better and reach for more often. Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts smells wonderful and does a nice job of clearing my hair of any residue or build up from my hair care products. 

NEST New York Himalayn Salt & Rosewater candle is part of their Wellness collection. It has a lovely sweet and floral scent; I pick up more of the geranium than the rose, but the latter is in there, though very faint. It's a pretty scent and one I do like, but my favorite within the Wellness Collection (and one of my favorites of all candles) is the Driftwood and Chamomile scent. 

Everything else is fine - did what they were intended to do. I just like other similar products more. I have a few more sheet masks that should be included in this post but I can't seem to locate where I kept my empties bag for those as the bag is not in its usual place and I'm wondering if I may have already tossed them.

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All the products here were nice but I didn't feel like any were "must haves". That said, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Frambrois Glycolic Night Serum and Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF would be ones I would be happy to use again, though the Supergoop! is one I use as a serum and not as my primary SPF.

The Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer is too light for me most of the year; it's one that is better suited for my skin as a moisturizer in the warmest part of the summer. Otherwise, I tend to use this to mix with bronzing drops or as a light sleeping mask.

I was surprised that my skin took so well to the belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb. Being on the dry side and dehydration being an issue, my skin generally prefers the Moisturizing Bomb from the brand. Shows that my skin is leaning more combination as the weather is warming up.

I like the fit of the Andalou Naturals Instant Lift & Firm Hydro Serum Facial Mask - it's near perfect. Results were fine, as to be expected from a sheet mask - a little hydration, a little glow. There are just other sheet masks out there with "age defying" claims that I like more.

Neogen Agecure Moist-Fit Conceal Pact (No. 21 Light Beige) contains nice anti-aging ingredients. I'd group this compact among those cushions I like; the color seems to be on the lighter, peachier side for No. 21 shades that cushion compacts come in so it's a shade that is better for me in the winter to early spring months. 

The Creme Shop Makeup Removing Wipes were fine. I don't really use wipes like these for removing makeup on my face, except in a pinch. I use it more for cleaning off swatches or if I'm mixing foundation or concealer shades on my hands.

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Holler and Glow you wanna piece of me! hand mask and foot mask smelled deliciously of peaches and performed as expected, leaving my hands and soles hydrated and moisturized. These are not my favorite hand and foot masks but they are certainly ones I'd be happy to use again.
 
I'd also be happy to use the beauty 360 Original Nail Polish Remover Pads again - they do a good job of taking off polish, including glitter polishes, and these come in handy when traveling. One pad is usually enough to remove polish from both hands. This box contained 30 and lasted me for a good while.
 
It took me a while to form a like of the JVN complete Air Dry Cream but I do like it now. It smells lovely and it does add softness and movement to my hair. I have plenty of hair care treatments to work my way through so I'll hold off on picking up a full size of this one, but it is a good product.
 
Julep Your Cuticles Look Thirsty was part of my project pan last year. I didn't get through it at that time and opted to go with a cuticle oil this year. That said, I continued to work through it; it is a nice cuticle cream and I like that it is packaged in a tube - makes for an easier and cleaner delivery system. My nails just seem to do better with oils. I'd use this one again if I had it, but I'm not inclined to seek it out for repurchase.
 

MTD = 21

YTD = 150

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I've been shooting for posting twice a month, but managed to skip the end of April, so it's a pretty big batch for me today 🗑️ YTD 181

 

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FULL SIZE & MINIS

 

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Ulta Beashside Bonfire candle: fantastic throw, burns well. I thought I'd love the scent and bought a bunch...turns out I don't, but I muddle through them lol. It's much more floral than I would have expected for a "bonfire" scent, so I won't be repurchasing, but it's an excellent candle if you like the scent!

Homeworx Tropical Rum Punch: I've made my feelings clear on this brand a good bit recently, so I'll just leave "eh". This was actually one of their better ones in terms of throw, but I'd still classify it as fairly weak, and it's extremely subpar for the price (especially after the recent price increase at Ulta, this size went to $25 from $15).

Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo: true love HG. Scary white out of the can, but it shakes out extremely easily, and gives me not one iota of flaky buildup over time. I can stretch out washings up to 5 days with this one (3 is my max with most others). No stiffness, crunchiness, or grit, and this one is completely weightless. 

Kristen Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo: not as good as Redken, but it's also better than many others I've tried. The full size (113g) is a bigger can than Redken (91g) for less money, so I could see myself padding my stash with it from time to time. I like the scent, it's kind of a dry/woody scent, and it works moderately well, though I have to use a lot more of this than Redken. Low to no buildup after 3-4 days, and the white stuff shakes out fairly easily. I use dry shampoo before bed, and sometimes have to touch up during the day with this one, but all in all, it's relatively decent, and the price point is a plus.

Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo: eh, fine. Not as hydrating as the name implies, but doesn't leave my hair feeling like straw. Would use again, but it's not on my rebuy list.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair mask: I like this a lot, it does nice things for my hair, especially after shampoos that aren't as hydrating as I like. 

Pirette Dry Body Oil: I love the scent of this stuff! It's a dry/green coconut, beachy without being overly sweet, and the oil soaked in well without leaving me slippery or sticky. I recently purchased the fragrance oil, and may splurge on the dry oil one day too (though I have some other body oils I need to finish up first).

Valentino Donna Born In Roma, Moschino Toy 2, Givenchy Irresistible: used up as pillow mists, all were fine, though not really scents I gravitate towards. 

Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream: I can't really sus out how I feel about this, which I guess makes it a nah? It was fine, but not my favorite. I had to make sure not to use too much (and "too much" seemed to be anything north of about 50-60% of what I normally use for moisturizer) or else it just sat on my skin and was difficult to rub in. It didn't mix with oil all that well either. My skin felt fine afterwards, and it didn't break me out, but I'm not really interested in trying this one again.

Peach & Lily Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask: not bad, but this is another product that left me at "eh, it's fine". It doesn't dry down (which is a plus for many, but I like ones that do). Light scent, and my skin was nice afterwards, but it didn't inspire me to add it to my purchase list. 

Hempz Star Jasmine & Vanilla lotion: lovely scent, close to the old BBW Aromatherapy Jasmine & Vanilla if you remember that one. Not quite a perfect dupe, BBW had a touch of a woody undertone to it that this one is missing, but close enough to bring up some pleasant memories of it. Have more, and this is one I'll keep on hand to use from time to time.

Black Dahlia Lacquer Ridge Filling Base Coat: if BDL ever swapped to a paddle brush, this would be my favorite base coat ever, likely eclipsing even Butter as my HG. Butter does a *slightly* better job of filling my ridges, but they are close in that regard. The key to BDL though, even more than formula, is bottle shape. Goodness, I had the bottle probably 75-80% empty before I even had to start tipping it sideways to get more polish on the brush, and I managed to finish off 99% of the bottle without next to no trouble. Short, squat bottles (like Butter) start being a pain around 25% empty, and I tend to have to consider it "done" around 60-75% empty. Tall bottles with longer brush stems can reach more product for longer, making it so much easier to get my money's worth, especially for something like a base or top coat where my general plan is to finish it off. I've got plenty of Butter base coat for now, and also a backup bottle of Essie Smooth-E, another one I like, but will seriously consider buying more of this in the future, even though the brush isn't my fave.

CND Solar Oil: I make my own cuticle oil, but this one is oh so lovely if you want to just buy something already made. The almond scent is fantastic, and it's got a great amount of jojoba oil, which is key for the nails themselves. I'd use more of this if it ever showed up on my doorstep, but it's not going on my purchase list simply because I can DIY something I'm just as happy with for much less money.

Lip Smacker Skittles Green Apple lip balm: basic staple, just a decent enough daily balm with a fun scent.

 

 

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PACKETS

 

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Smashbox Primerizer: I love this stuff as a daytime moisturizer in the summer, and an extra layer of hydration in the winter.

Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream: reviewed in first pic

Yard work season has kicked into high gear, so wipes get used a lot more by me as a way to clean off a bit and cool down when I'm done, even if a shower is just around the corner.
Duke Cannon Cold Shower: my fave here, I love the cooling sensation, and the textured cloth. It's refreshing! 
Yuni Shower Sheet: I like the oversized sheet, but the herbal scent doesn't agree with my nose...lemongrass tends to turn "dirty" on my body.
Megababe Shower Sheet: hmmm, whoops, don't remember this one at all. Must not have hated it, would try again 😂
Love Wellness Do It All Wipes: yeah, meant for a different purpose, but eh, whatever, it's a wipe. Not a big fan of these, really. They're small (again, different purpose), and the material stretches apart quickly...they aren't a solid sheet, but more of a loosely woven material, and holes pop up easily. Not really a feature I look for, perhaps especially if used for that other purpose. 

Cala Peppermint Moisturizing Foot Mask: I love minty foot stuff, and always keep these on hand, scouting TJM whenever I get low on them (thankfully TJM seems to carry them regularly). I don't think to use these nearly as often as I'd like, but I love the minty scent and feel, and really enjoy them when I do pull them out. Have more, and this will stay on my purchase list indefinitely.

 

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MASKS

 

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Skyn Iceland Hydrocool Firming Eye Gels: these are fine, not something I'd buy, but I'm still trying to use up what I have from gwps. I'm terrible at remembering anything other than sheet masks though...still have quite a few to finish off.

Oh K! Watermelon Foot Peel: almost a week to start peeling, and peeling was done around the three week mark, which is about average for me, really. Even Babyfoot didn't work any faster when I tried it, so all in all, I'm pretty happy with it, and would purchase again. 

Sheet masks, all were fine, nothing truly notable or exceptional here to me. There were varying degrees of "this fabric is a little thicker than I like" or "not my favorite scent", but in the end, all gave me decent enough moisture that I was content (hydration/moisture is really all I look for in a sheet mask). Not looking to run out and purchase any of them immediately, but I'd use more if they showed up in my stash. 
Sephora Watermelon After Sun Mask
Creme Shop
Purlisse
Ulta Banana: most likely to make a repeat appearance because, well, I'm an Ulta addict lol. No alcohol, nice light banana scent, good moisture, decent fit. I've got one or two more already, and would buy again with a sale if I needed a cart filler.
Miss Spa Age Defy
Freeman Grapefruit: next most likely to make a repeat appearance because this 2pk was just a buck at Dollar Tree (this was before they raised prices, so maybe it's $1.25 or $1.50 now, if they even have it anymore). Ulta used to carry Freeman sheet masks a few years ago, and right as I discovered I liked them pretty well, they stopped carrying them (sigh). But it was nice to stumble on this at DT a while back, and yeah, they're good, especially for the price. Fragrance is the last ingredient, the moisture is nice, and I really like how 2 in one pack cuts way down on packaging (not to mention the package is much smaller than many other brands' packaging for just one mask to begin with). I don't wander over to DT often, but next time I do, I'll grab several of these if they have them!

 

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DESTASH

 

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Julep Boost Your Radiance oil: I love this stuff, but this was an abject lesson in "check the box before you buy it" (and also maybe "don't hold backups for eternity, especially oils, ya dummy" 😂). Ulta clearanced the brand out what, like 3 years ago? I scored this on 90% off clearance, so $3.60, but it turns out the dropper bulb was broken off and this is perhaps the most disgusting thing I've ever found living in my cabinet.

Awake Power After Hour Retinol Oil: The scent is a bit overpowering, a strong herbal that isn't bad, but is heavier than I like, and whoever decided that a wide mouth bottle without a dropper was appropriate packaging for an oil sample really needs a stern talking to. One night, I'd manage to control it and only get a drop or two, another night I'd accidentally pour out half the bottle and have to try and scoop some back up. Destash because I'm tired of messing with it.

FAB Barriar Cream: I really like this stuff and was looking forward to using it again, but apparently I've held onto these for too long...they've turned into a thick, gooey, yellow syrup and stink to high heaven. Another abject lesson in the dangers of hoarding the good stuff. I'm trying to be better about it, but am still playing catch up with the older stuff, apparently 😞

Morgan Taylor Need For Speed quick dry top coat: I'm a little heartbroken that I don't like an MT product, but this is pretty awful. It's super thin, and no matter how hard I tried to really load up my brush, it would leave brush strokes nearly every time, so two coats were pretty much required to eliminate those. It picked up the polish underneath *immediately*, making it useless for art, and keeping me on high alert anytime I did a skittles mani...I'd have to wipe the color off the brush between every nail. And then as it thickened a bit, it started leaving air bubbles in every polish. I finished half of it, but nope, it's not worth it to me to keep trying to use it up. I am saving the bottle though, and will refill it with my G&G, see if I like the brush for that one.

 

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