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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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April Empties

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These are staple products/repeat purchases/products not new to me
-Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (Vanilla Apricot)
-Ahava Deadsea Plants body oil
-J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist (Grapefruit)
-Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil
-Shiseido Facial Cotton
-Too Cool For School Egg Cream Masks
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Mask
-Shea Moisture 100% Shea Oil
-Nugg Deep Hydration Face Mask (x2)
-Nugg Deep Cleansing Face Mask
-Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
-Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
 

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I liked these products and would repurchase, except for the Laneige cream.
-Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Creme Cleanser
-Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel (I already bought a new bottle)
-Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
-Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence (I really enjoyed this product. It felt very good on my skin.)
-Nars Casino Bronzer (from the Sin/Casino blush/bronzer duo) (I'm so happy about finishing this. It's my first time finishing any kind of face powder. I already bought another awhile back when Nars.com was having a sale.)
-Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream (This is a nice cream, but a bit too heavily perfumed for me.)
-TonyMoly I'm Real Orange Sheet Mask (I buy TonyMoly masks often, but this was my first time trying the orange.)
-Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Mask
-Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Mask Soothing. 

 

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I love Tony Moly masks! I just went to their free standing store the other day and grabbed a bunch. My friend also gifted me that Thayers toner a few years ago. Although I have toners that work a little bit better for me, I still enjoyed it. (: 

XOXO,
Marieke

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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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Great job on all the masks!  Looks like you had an awesome month of self-care.

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April Empties!

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Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser
Algenist Genius Bi-Phase Peel
Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Waterproof
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture oil

Likes

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Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Masque- I just like the Nourishing version more.
Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo-I wish this smelled more like honey, it's very floral scented.
Sephora Pomegranate Eye mask

 Meh

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NuFace Nourisher & Smoother Serums- these did nothing
Dr Hart Water Drop Moisturizer- wasn't hydrating enough, I used it up as chest moisturizer
Benefit Posie Balm- this feels nice and hydrates but the scent is a strong floral scent that I could taste
It Bye Bye Under Eye- not hydrating enough

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I just got a delux size of the korres face wash, I'm excited to try it now! 

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I've been using it for years. It's my nighttime face wash, it's the only one I've found that can remove all my face makeup, not eye makeup though.

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I'm very much in love with those Macadamia products!!!  The oil is my favorite and I'm in the process of going through a hair mask container.  

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Yay for my first empties post! I'm usually too lazy to keep all my empties and toss them as soon as I finish, but I still have these! I got lucky, these are all likes/loves!

 

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Mario: This was nice and I like the smell. It didn't dry out my skin and the price is friendly. I'm so excited to finally have finished this since I've had it for almost 2 years! I use it to tone after I've washed my face and it helps remove the extra makeup by my hair line. I use it to clean my neck as well.

 

Clinique eye cream: this is lovely. I don't have much experience with eye creams but it definitely makes the area feel more moisturized. It doesn't help with the dark eye area like it claims, but most eye products people swear by haven't worked for me, so I have no complaints. 

 

LOVE:

 

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Lalicious: OMG i love this!!! I wasn't expecting much but it works amazingly! It makes my skin very smooth and this specific smell is heavenly. I love how refreshing the lemon scent is. I just wish this stuff wasnt so dang expensive!

 

Not pictured-Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet: I love this also! It made my skin so supple and soft and not greasy at all. I didn't have any dry patches from using this and it didn't make me break out or anything! The only negative is I wish i didn't have a scent, but luckily it's not cloying. The sample (.33oz) lasted me a few weeks. It rocks! Idt I would buy it since there are cheaper moisturizers that have similar effects for me, but if it's ever a GWP, I'll definitely redeem it.

 

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Only on BT would someone call themselves lazy for throwing away their trash😄  

 

I've never heard of Lalicious but will be looking them up in a momentSmiley Happy. It'll be a long while before I buy more body lotion but they're  now on my radarSmiley Happy. Thanks! 

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Haha, perhaps BT warps my reality sometimes Smiley Very Happy

 

I'd never heard of the brand before either, but I wanted a new body scrub and took a chance. I definitely love it. I've tried a few of their scents now and the lemon is definitely my favorite. @heartsmyface

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Did you get that during the crazy People shop sale?  That's when I got my Lalicious.  I just used a big tub up (I think it was vanilla coconut) and now will be using my smaller tubs.

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Empties from the last 3 months. It feels good to get through products and  saving empties has helped me more consciously use up what I already have instead of buying more things to try.

 

Loves

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Nude Jelly Cleanser- Discontinued, if anybody knows of something similar, any recommendations would be would be greatly appreciated!

Soap & Glory Body Wash- love this for the scent! 

SR Good Genes- I recently finished a 0.5 oz bottle and have been refilling it with these samples from an old promo. When I stop using this I can actually see a negative difference in my skin.
FAB Radiance Pads- effective and reasonably priced. I have a few other acids I'm working my way through so I will probably hold off on repurchasing right away. Currently using N ip + Fab extra strength pads and I definitely don't like them as much as FAB.

L'occitane Almond Shower Oil- I know a lot of people like the scent of this but I'm actually not a big fan.I love using this for shaving.

Sephora Quill lashes- These are my perfect lashes. My eyes are on the smaller side and a lot of highly recommended lashes look ridiculous on me. These are full, provide a bit of length and aren't too obvious which is exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately I ruined a pair when I started using my TTDO balm before removing them. I didn't get much on the lashes but it was enough to cause them to separate. 

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm- I always pick this on up when it's on promo. I don't necessarily notice any minimizing of lines but I like this for daytime under makeup, a little goes a long way.

Likes/might repurchase

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E&J Nirvana Dry Shampoo- Good but leaves me wanting more. Can easily leave residue marks in my black hair if I'm not careful but soaks up oils better than other dry shampoos I've tried.

DDG Alpha Beta Glow Pads- Nice but can start to look orange on my medium olive skin if used more than 2 days in a row. When I use up the box I plan to try the Clarins Glow Booster.

SR Tidal & CEO- I used CEO on nights I wanted extra hydration. Did not use long/consistently enough to notice any vitamin C brightening effects. Tidal was nice but I have enough deluxe sized moisturizers I don't think I'll need to buy anything for awhile lol.

Hourglass 1.5MM Eyeliner- I actually loved this but it ran out way too fast. Right now I'm using the Clinique Skinny Stick eyeliner. I prefer the HG one and actually think the Skinny Stick might be being discontinued.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balms- Deluxe sizes from a holiday set. I love love love the formula and subtle colors but the packaging is terrible. When you get to the bottom there is actually a lot of product left that can be scooped out from the plastic part that twists up.

Meh/wouldn't repurchase:

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Oribe Royal Blowout- This lasted a really time making it a good value. It promises a lot but is just average imo.

Clinique brow gel- I thought this dried out quickly. When it comes to tinted brow gel I prefer Glossier's Boybrow.

Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion- I love the ingredients of Lush products but this one left me feeling sticky.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye- the only thing I really disliked. No matter how thick of a layer I put on I felt like it wasn't moisturizing enough.

 

 

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Im the same way with saving empties helping me use up products I already have. Ive been on a low but in 2017 and this has helped me realize how much I already have to use.  

 

I too scoop out balm from from sticks that appear to be used up. It constantly amazes me how much product is left in there. I've never been a fan of using a lip brush when I'm out and about, but at home while putting on my make up, heck yes. Fresh and the Dior balms are two of the biggest culprits!

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When I first noticed it I was amazed too! It wasn't until my 3rd or 4th tube that I noticed it either which means I threw away a bunch of product. Also, a lip brush is a good idea, I usually snap a q-tip in half and scoop it out that way lol

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This is awesome.  I have a big post coming because I have (unintentionally) been saving up since the beginning of the year.  My bag is practically overflowing at this point and now I just need to get my act together to photograph & post.

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I think I'm going to try to keep my August empties, I'm curious to know how much I actually can use in a month!

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I'll be keeping mine too.  I am hoping to go through some products before the bonus point days, but a girl can only use so much blush before she looks like a clown.  

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LOL!!! I must, I must, I must use up my blush!

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I've realized that this is impossible for me oh Well Smiley Very Happy

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Yay! hopefully at the end of the month we see a lot more pictures on here!

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