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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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I don't have any more room in my Empties bag so I have to post them now.  Here's August/September. Loves:Christophe robin hair scrub, dry bar hot toddy, glamglow, boire uv, touch in sol stretch mascaraLoves:Christophe robin hair scrub, dry bar hot toddy, glamglow, boire uv, touch in sol stretch mascara

 

 

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Loves: bite lip wipes, briogeo conditioning mask.Loves: bite lip wipes, briogeo conditioning mask.

 

 

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That's a lot of foils 😮

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That's impressive! @heartsmyface

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Thanks.  I've been systematically working my way through things I was not too fond of and had shoved in the back of my cupboards at our last house.  A lot of it was half used to begin with so it looks like I used more than I did.  I am now starting to delve into products I actually like.  @cindyvonlovely

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@heartsmyface WOW I love this- your empties are inspiring me to go through my stash. I want to have as many foil empties as you haha Smiley Very Happy

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Lol, the foils are easier than they look!  I just do a few days of using a sample from every category- wash, face cream, body lotion, shampoo etc... they add up really fast.  @ohheyitscindyk  It helps that they're right by my sink in the washroom so I don't forget to use themSmiley Happy

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July/August Empties:

 

Please feel free to ask any questions, I'm too tired to go into full reviews but maybe some stand outs. 

 

Loved, will or already have repurchased.IMG_6357.JPG

I'm still trying to figure out how much of the Alpha Skincare Body Lotion to use without it feeling heavy but it's a good body exfoliant. Second tube of the L'Oreal Brow Plumber, it's perfect for my dark eyebrows with my highlighted blonde hair. I really want to try the Boy Brow and see what the big fuss is about first.

 

Meeehh... izzzz alright, iz alright.IMG_6352.JPGI always have a lot of mehs for some reason. I just don't have strong feelings for any of these items. The Nars foundation, Drunk Elephant Eye Cream, L'Oreal Micellar water are good products, nothing amazing for me. I won't run out to buy them but they ended up in my collection somehow again, I would use them.  The Shikai Eye Cream sadly went bad, so I used it on my legs... I think I probably should buy it again to give it a fair chance but I'm going through a phase where I don't think eye creams are necessary. 

 

Not for me, pass.

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I actually I used up a bronzer. This was Sunny Bunny from the Too Faced Bonjour Soleil palette... from 2014! I cannot believe it's been 3 years. It's a bit orangey on my complexion so that's why it is a pass. 

 

All of the things, looks like it was a good amount for the past two months! IMG_6354.JPG

 

All of the makeup... being on a no buy and shopping my collection is really making me work through some items. I do have a teeeny bit of the NARS foundation in a smaller bottle. I really realize how fortunate I am to have a decent sized collection but I'm definitely falling in a rut with my makeup! I've even stopped wearing lipstick, I'm just bored with everything I have... I like using the items up but I want some new items. I'm tempted to break my no buy but I must resist. Smiley Very Happy 

 

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Ha, I have chocolate radar!!!   All I'm looking at is that yummy looking chocolate tart with what looks like a rum ball inside.  Annnnd this is why I'm not losing the baby weight.  @dziggi

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@heartsmyface Hehehe, so when I got that candle I was like "ohhh chocolate yes" then saw it was a candle. Disappointed. 

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July and August together. Looks like I did pretty good job - 88 pieces Smiley Happy

Loves, tried for the first time. Bioderma and Bio-essence mask are fantastic.

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Loves, tried before:

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Likes:

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Meh - nothing special:

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Hates - didn`t finish:

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And and I have some samples from travel.

Loves:

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Likes:

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And I don`t know - nothing special:

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My first time keeping track of empties! I'm excited to be able to look back and see what I have used in the past. No makeup this time, but I should have some good products to show for next time. Here are my empties for August 2017:

 

Loved it (will repurchase):

Loved it.Loved it.Just ok.Just ok.Disliked it (will not repurchase)Disliked it (will not repurchase) 

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I tried to write an empties post at the end of July, but I don't think it ever went through. So these are my empties for both July and August!

 

Full Sizes

atelier cologne sud magnolia (rollerball) - this is one of my favorite summer perfumes, and I will be purchasing again!

elizabeth & james bourbon dry shampoo (travel size) - already re-purchased a full size

cerave hydrating cleanser - always re-purchase

lancome hypnose drama mascara

yes to carrots c me smile lip butter in carrot

 

Deluxe Samples

drybar mai tai spritzer sea salt spray

clinique high impact mascara

smashbox x-rated mascara - does anyone else hate this wand?

l’occitane dry skin hand cream

l’occitane essential water

l’occitane jasmine & bergamot body wash

urban decay eye shadow primer potion - already have a full size waiting for me

 

Little Samples

first aid beauty facial cleanser

philosophy purity facial cleanser

garnier whole blends illuminating conditioner

hask argan repairing conditioner

atelier cologne orange sanguine

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I didn't finish up too much this month

Loves

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Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer SPF 47- This is good for the summer but I need more moisture for winter I think.
Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation Siberia- This has light coverage, Which is what I like and didn't make my skin look dry.

Likes

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Too Cool For School- I need to use this more but so far so good. This past week the area around my mouth was especially dry and it was taken care of overnight with this.
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!- My one gripe with this is the staying power.
Cake Heavy Cream- I've come to realize that I really prefer this as a foot cream.

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Too Faced BTS Waterproof- After a few hours it starts to flake. It looks super pretty but I need something to last at least 12 hours.

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I really want to try that coconut mask!  I love their body scrub and body oil!  @suzyo

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@heartsmyface I'm working my way through a tube of that scrub right now! I like it but I don't think I love it. I wanna try that oil body wash. I think I might buy it during the November sale.

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Hmmm, maybe dont use it all up before you get the chance to use them together.  I like the combined effect.  

There are much better scrubs out there.  If you're looking for something super awesome (like a full body peel) try the Dermadoctor KP duty body Scrub!  You're only supposed to use it once a week but it is my all time favorite!  It's a combo chemical and physical exfoliator!  You dry scrub it on and rinse it off right away @suzyo.

It's on my Holy Expletive this Expletive is amazing list!  

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My August empties. There are not as many foils this month but more deluxe samples and full size.

 

 

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Loves:

Bioderma micellar water- a staple in my cleansing routine

Biologique Recherche elestane marine- has significantly reduced my fine lines.

Tom Ford lip balms in L'Oddissea and Fathom-super moisturizing with a hint of colour. As you can see I loved them so much that I scraped out everything😅

Hourglass Ambient lighting powder travel size in Mood light- I wanted to try out a differrent colour as my usual standby is Diffused light

The Chemistry hand cream- moisturizes and is fast absorbing without being greasy.

 

 

Likes:

Amore Pacific cream cleanser- a good cleanser that left my skin clean without being overly dry

Caudalie Reservatrol cream- a light day time moisturizer that is fast absorbing

Avene eye cream-  a light weight moisturizer but I didn't see any improvements with wrinkle reduction

 

Not for me:

Dr Brandt microdermabrasion- it felt too rough on my skin and left it dry and itchy

Nude brightening fizzy powder- very granular and left my skin super dry. I guess physical exfoliants are not for me😂

 

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My August empties. Not as many foil samples this month but some deluxe and full size ones. 

 

 

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Bioderma micellar water- a staple in my cleansing routine

Biologique Recherche elastine marine- super effective in decreasing fine lines and keeping my skin happy

Tom Ford Lip balms in L'Oddisea and Fathom- super moisturizing with a hint of colour. Loved it so much I scraped out every little bit😅

Hourglass Ambient lighting powder travel size in Mood light. Wanted to try a new colour as my usual standby is Diffused light.

The Chemistry hand cream- moisturizing yet fast absorbing without being greasy.

 

 

Likes:

Amore Pacific cleansing foam- good basic cleanser that doesn't leave my skin dry and tight.

Avene eye cream- kept my eye area moisturized but I didn't see any significant improvement on wrinkle reduction

Caudalie Resveratrol soft cream- light and fast absorbing, a good daytime cream

 

Not for me:

Dr Brandt microdermabrasion- it was too harsh on my skin and left it red and itchy

Nude brightening fizzy powder- it felt really rough and granular on my skin and left dry patches. I guess physical exfolliants are not for me😂

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Repurchases/staples- Tony Moly I'm Real Rice sheet mask, Shiseido Facial Cottons, True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere & Silk hand cream, FAB Ultra Repair Cream (I use as a hand cream), Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, Fresh Rose Face Mask (x2), Nugg Hydrating Face Mask (x2), Nugg Exfoliating Face Mask, Nugg Deep Cleansing Face Mask, Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm, Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

 

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Likes (I would repurchase)- Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mask, The Creme Shop Raspberry Yogurt Fusion Sheet Mask, The Creme Shop Honey Lavender Fusion Sheet Mask, Manefit Honey Nutrition + Vitalizing Sheet Mask, Human + Kind Body Souffle, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel, PTR Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream, SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser

 

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1st Row- I'm not sure how I feel (I'd have to use again to get a better opinion)- Leaders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask, Leaders Coconut Gel Mask, The Creme Shop Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask

2nd Row- Just ok (except for sunscreen)- Olay Makeup Remover Wipes, Orgins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream (not a bad product, just not fond of the ginger scent), Origins Ginger Burst Body Wash (not a bad product, just not fond of the ginger scent), MAC Cleanse Off Oil, Nugg Detoxifying Face Mask

Dislike- Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 40 (leaves a very noticeable white cast on my skin)

 

 

 

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August empties!! 

 

Loves:

Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer 

Algenist Genius Serum

L'occitane Shower Oil

Guerlain Cils D'enfer

Smashbox Eyebrow Pencil

 

The rest are mostly "meh". The Tru beauty is a spatula that broke. 

 

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August empties!! Top: Loves: Dior is my hg mascara. The covergirl lashblast luxe has a pretty shimmer to it for nights out, and I like the full silicone bristle brush. Mary Kay eye makeup remover did a good job removing stubborn waterproof makeup. Laguna is good for contouring and doesn't pull muddy or orange on my fair skin. Mom Guerlain was a lovely but not overpowering sensual floral but not overpowering for work. The hask Greek yogurt hair mask smelled amazing and left my hair so soft. The agave oil also left my hair feeling very soft. The sally Hansen quick dry top coat does make nails dry very fast, but I wish itprevented chips better. Still would rebuy. The Sephora nail polish was a pretty coral red that got a ton of compliments but isn't made anymore since it was from the opi collection. And the purple nail polish was some no name brand but it was nice for fall. Bottom: wouldn't rebuy: tonymoly aloe mask didn't do much to moisturize my skin. I liked the gel texture of the leaders balance mask but it didn't help my acne or oily skin or redness. Hoola was too oily for my oily skin and emphasizes pores while separating. Klorane pomegranate conditioner smelled good but did not extend the life of my highlights. Neither did the L'Oréal creme conditioner, although it left hair very soft. Duwop lash venom didn't impress me. Sunday Riley didn't seem to do anything for my skin either. The clarifying wipes from formula 10 were dry and didn't remove makeup great nor did they clarify my acne. Dphue color gloss did not impart color or gloss, even when using overnight.

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