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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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Thanks for the info.  I may ask for a sample the next time I am in Sephora.

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

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I really liked it at the time, enough to buy a full size. But since I've tried other primers, I've noticed how much this one creases for me. Hopefully it doesn't do the same for you!

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I saw a tutorial on Birchbox and they used the primer to conceal undereye circles, so that's what I started doing (being a newbie to primers). However, after a few uses, I noticed that the skin there was getting REALLY DRY. I had to pile on the eye cream down there for me not to look twice my age.

 

I feel taken advantage of. Smiley Sad

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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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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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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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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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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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September Empties

 

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Spoiler

Love

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

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

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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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