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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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September Empties


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Dial Spring Water Antibacterial Soap- I only use this on my hands in the shower, so it takes a really long time to finish a bottle.  I like the scent and feel better about cleaning my hands with this than regular soap.

Curel Daily Moisture- I like the price and it does a good job.

Original Sprout Miracle Detangler- I bought this when my older son first started getting longer hair.  It has no scent and works well at detangling.  I am going to take a break while I try other products but will likely come back to this.  My only complaint is other detanglers seem to do more for the look of my hair.

Clinique Sunscreen SPF50- I burn with almost everything.  This seems to prevent me from burning.  It is a little thick, so it takes longer to spread in.  I think the thickness helps it sink in and stay on better.  It also does not have the typical terrible sunblock smell and applies more matte than most.  If I buy it during a GWP event, it is a great value too.

Lancome Savon Fraichelle- I am in love with this smell (same as the exfoliant).  It lathers nicely and rinses clean.

Fekkai Hair Mask- One of the few masks where I actually feel my hair looks and feels better immediately after use. 

Suave Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Deodorant- Before I found the invisible solid, I struggled with white lines.  This helps.  My only complaint is this wastes a lot of product at the end because of the design.  It also does not last very long compared to the non invisible solid in the same brand.


Will try again

Bed Head Recovery Shampoo- My husband uses this too, which is why the shampoo finished before the conditioner.  He does not use conditioner for some reason.  It smells nice and works all right.  I've tried better and worse.  I would only use it again if he bought another one though.

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream- It feels nice, but I am not fond of the smell.  I could overlook the smell for the feel in kit or sample form, but I would not buy this again.

Murad Intensive C Mask- It tingles like crazy, so I want to convince myself it is doing something.  I am not rely sure it is though, because I have yet to notice a difference.  I would try it again before writing it off completely though.

Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator- Works decently well.  I prefer the Lancome one.

Wen Sweet Mint Replenishing Spray- I never noticed a difference in my hair whether I used this or not.  I'd try it again, but I would not buy it.

Weather Ready Hand Cream- My husband bought this and swears it is amazing.  When I used it, I found it too greasy.  He says it is because I use too much.  If he buys it again, I will try using less to see if it works without feeling greasy.

Clinique Repairwear Moisturizer- It moisturized all right, so I would try this again.  I did not see any improvements in my skin though.  

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer- Like all Juice Beauty products, the smell is not the best.  It does moisturize decently well for a lightweight cream.  


Not for me

Up and Up Cotton Rounds- I usually buy these for the price, because I never got why people invested in quality cotton.  This particular batch was so poorly made that they were falling apart from the start.  Upon using, they would actually start to break apart.  I bought a bunch, so I will probably use up my supply.  I doubt I would buy these again though.

Eve Lom Face Primer- It felt moisturizing, but I am not certain it actually primed my face well.



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I love Lancome Savon Fraichelle body wash & scrub. I haven't purchased it in ages but once I use up all the body products I hoarded I'm definitely buying it. The scent is so addicting. I feel like it opens up my sinuses. Smiley Happy

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I always say the same thing about it opening my sinuses. 

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I love the Fekkai mask. It saved my hair this summer during holidays!

I went away for 2 weeks and that's a lot of salt and washing but my highlights survived thanks to this and the shampoo and conditioner.

Great empties Smiley Wink

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I definitely liked the mask a lot.  It will be repurchased as soon as I've whittled down my stash a bit.

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Where is the Fekkai mask in the picture?  I must be missing it.  I do like their glossing cream so I'd be interested in trying the mask, but I wanted to see what it looked like before searching for it at ulta.

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Yes.  It is blue with a white lid.  It came in a Sample Society box, so I am uncertain the full size version looks exactly the same.  I already threw it away and cannot zoom in on the picture, so I cannot give you the exact name.  Maybe, my lovely friend who pointed out the product in the picture can type the exact name, because she still has hers.  I loved it, so I would definitely suggest giving it a try.  The Brilliant Glossing Cream is amazing.  I am trying to use up some oils before I open my next tube.

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It's the Fekkai Intense Fortifying Masque from the PrX Reparatives line Smiley Happy

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ok, thanks ladies.  I'll have to go hunting around my local Ulta.  

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It's the jar sandwiched in by the Wen product, the Clinique Laser Focus, the Secret deodorant, and the jar that says "weather ready".

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Thank you!


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I haven't tried that Fekkai mask from the Sample Society box yet. How was it??

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I really liked it.  Every time I used it, I saw immediate results.  My hair was softer, less frizzy and easier to comb through.

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This WEEK's empties. Kinda proud that I'm using a lot of samples up! And no purchases this week either - YAY!


From Front to Back, Left to Right:

Make Up For Ever Powder Foundation in 118,120,125,155
First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream

- Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation - Ugh I took this off my skin in 5 minutes. Did not like how it felt and my skin had a slight reaction to it (which is odd because the Argan Oil doesn't bother me)

Marc Jacobs - Genius Gel Foundation in 26 Bisque Medium and Concealer Pen in #1 Rendezvous

- Fekkai Glossing Cream - Actually really liked this. Will buy when I get the next 20% off at Ulta.

- Em Cosmetics - Blush and three eyeshadow sample in "Out to Lunch" - I really hated how chalky these are. I also don't like how everything is so close together in the palettes, I would end up mixing all the colors together. Won't buy.

- Bath & Body Works Shea Cashmere Hand Cream - Secret Wonderland - LOVED this. Definitely buying a new one! If you have any favorite scents I should check out, let me know.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Creme Rinse Conditioner - Had the best hair day of the month after using this. These are a must purchase for me.

- Boscia - Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel - liked this but probably won't buy anytime soon.

- Soap & Glory Clarity Face Soap - Can't explain how much I love this. I've bought a million and wish Sephora still carried the larger size.

- Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow & Concealer Primer - I had this for awhile and bought the larger size of this. I wish I hadn't. I have other primers I reach for way more. This creases too much for my liking.

- Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

- Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes - These were horrible for my sensitive skin. Ugh if I didn't wash my face IMMEDIATELY after my skin would burn so badly.

Secret Outlast - Sport Fresh 

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Bleh, I am impressed you managed to get through the Costco wipes! My skin is usually very tolerant of new products but I had to quit these after 2 days because they made both my mom and I have terribly red, blotchy skin. I don't know what is in those things but it's awful!

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I hated them so much... it was so painful to finish them! I literally had to force myself to use them just so I could get them out of my cabinet. Ugh. Trust me it was not easy!

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I'll have to ask my mom if she ended up finishing them or tossing them, she didn't want to throw them out immediately, so she was rinsing them off first, then using them like disposable washcloths with her own face scrub, haha. 

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Well, if those cleansing wipes don't work for you, you can try use them as a quick freshener for other things. When there's no time to shower, apparently Brad Pitt ward off the stinks by swiping baby wipes in the underarm region. I'm sure you can do the same with cleansing wipes. I haven't tried it, but after I'm done toning my face, sometimes I would wipe the still damp cotton pad over the more oily or sweaty areas like the cleavage or underarm. =X

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Cleaning up with baby wipes is commonly known as a "camp shower" and is as the term suggests, great if you are out camping, hiking, or otherwise unable to access a shower. Smiley Very Happy I like to keep baby wipes on hand just for that, its especially good being out in the country because sometimes it takes a couple days for them to get the power back on after a bad storm.

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Haha, I do that too with the cotton pad, it's kind of refreshing when it's been hot out and if I am sweaty and my cat comes to cuddle I end up with cat fur stuck to me. Gross. I don't need to look like I have black chest hairs or something! 

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I still haven't used my mini Stay don't Stray, not missing much apparently!

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