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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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Loves:

  • Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths- finally, a makeup removing wipe that get off all my face makeup and eye shadow AND doesn't sting the crap out of my eyes. I ordered a full size pack.
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder- my Holy Grail face powder. It's the only one that keeps my face shine-free all day.

 

Likes:

  • First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser With Red Clay- got my skin clean. It can stain your Clarisonic brush if you don't rinse it well enough. 
  • Avon Foot Works Sugar Lime Mojito Refreshing Spray
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer- I like it but still looking for a more cool-toned bronzer for contouring.
  • Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer- it does the job but I prefer thicker primers
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Shadow Primer

 

Nah:

  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil- it didn't spread throughout my strands and didn't seem to do anything for my hair. Love the primer, though.
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Cloths- this did not get off all my makeup.
  • Ion Dry Shampoo- the white residue is HORRIBLE! Plus it wasn't that great at absorbing excess oil.
  • Benefit Loli Balm- this has no pigment whatsoever and wasn't very moisturizing on my lips
  • Verso Super Eye Serum- this stung the crap out of my eyes and I didn't notice a difference in the way my under eyes looked.

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Yeah the loli balm is definitely SUPER subtle and I love those Ole Henriksen cloths too.  Working on a pack right now that I got with a past GWP and excited for a different type of his wipes to arrive soon!

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I love the verso.  I notice it stings after peels though. 

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- Wonderstruck lotion was great, I even cut up the top to get to as much as I could.

- The lip gloss is Neutrogena, and I really like, and already got another one.

- Sally Hansen Hardener is good, got another one already.

- Sally Hansen Top Coat is my HG. You can't see it, but there is about 1/4 of it left in the bottle Smiley Sad Once there isn't much left it becomes a thick mess, and you can't use it anymore. Still, love it, and already repurchased.

 

Everything else ok.

 

Foils:

 

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- Hempz lotion was too much shimmer

- L'Occitane Divine Cream -- love!

- Benefit Cleanser -- love!

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Great empties!  I'm always impressed when people have empty nail polish/nail treatment bottles.  That's the one thing that's so hard for me to use up!

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Thanks! I love those SH hardener and top coat. I wish that the top coat didn't become a thick mess, but what can you do? I still love it Smiley Happy

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Yay for July Empties! 

 

LOVES: 

Spoiler
FAB Dual Repair Serum and Eye Cream -alas, discontinued Smiley Sad
Marc Anthony Beach Spray (works better for me than Bumble and Bumble, OGX, Tigi)
Boscia Tsubaki Overnight Mask (great intensive moisturizer when skin is super dry and for travel)
Origins Checks and Balances (Nice if you want a foamy cleanser, I use only when I am very oily)
Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner (will repurchase once I am done with the Beauty Blender liquid which was not worth the hype!)
OH Truth Serum (fades my dark spots well)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Serum (really want to try full size and I am not usually a Bliss fan)
Hask Argan Oil from Morocco Shampoo- might even replace my HG OGX argan shampoo
Gucci Guilty- want a full size for Christmas- loved!- other perfume samples I won't mention as they were forgettable

Likes

Spoiler
Boscia Tsubaki Exfoliating Powder- love/hate with this. If I mixed the perfect amount of water with it I was in love, but often it just didn't mix up right
B&BW Coconut Vanilla Lotion (discontinued, just OK)
Eos mint (wish more Eos came with SPF and not just the yellow for that reason I have mostly switched to Fresh Sugar)
MDSolar- SPF 50 Mineral Cream (kind of gritty but absorbed well)

 

Not for me

Spoiler
Jack Black All Over Wash (was fine but its a male-targeted product and smells like that)
Jack Black Face Buff (I only use chemical exfoliants for the most part, this was too harsh)
Sephora Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipe- didnt remove waterproof mascara. Had to tug a lot just to get off eyeshadow
Dr. Jart PoreMedic- too greasy and thick feeling for summer 
Dr. Jart Dis-a-pore- just not a great fit, too light
Matrix Biolage keratindose- ugh left my hair drier than it already is! awful
Benefit Poremedic- so glad I tried a sample before falling for the hype. Felt it did nothing
Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash- Too harsh on my skin, felt it was stripping

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Great empties!  And I got that beach spray from a TSB so now you're making me even more excited to try it out.

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I think I got a mini of that Marc Anthony from an Ipsy bag. Have not been inspired to try it until now. Thanks.

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Here are my July empties! 

 

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Excellent

Neutrogena Deep Clean make-up remover wipes

Colgate Prevident Booster Plus 5000

Kate Somervilla Exfolikate 

Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

Skinceuticals Phyto gel

Benefit Porefessional 

DDG Glow Pads

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream (I was probably the biggest skeptic of this cream but it works better than my other "cult" moisturizers)

 

Good

Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant serum

Clinique 3 step system

               Liquid Face Wash (oily skin)

               Lotion #3

               Moisturizing Gel

Paula's Choice Redness Relief

Stella Perfume

Darphin Age-defying dermabrasion

             

Ok/Indifferent

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

Benefit They're Real Remover (this was more a terrible only because I didn't like the texture)

Briogeo Dont Despair, Repair Mask

Makeup Forever Plexi-Gloss (I loved the finish and colours but hated the formula and feel)

L'occitane Shower Gel x2

L'occitane Shower Cream

Paula's Choice Dark Spot Eraser - 7% AHA lotion

Kiehl's Avocado eye cream

L'occitane Precious cream

 

Terrible

Nivea Aqua Effect cleansing wipes -  maybe it was a bad batch but mine were bone dry

Origins Checks and Balances - smelled like interior paint and broke me out so bad every time I thought I would give it another try

Eminence Red Currant Masque - so much bad in one foil, took my skin few days to recover from a less than 10 minute mask

MUFE Smokey Extravagant - really clumpy

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - holy angry breakout

 

 

Not Pictured

 

Excellent
AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essense
Armani Fluid Sheer #2
BIC Razors pack
Oral B Ortho Brush Head 3 pack

 

Ok/Indifferent
Body Shop Shea Butter Soap
L'Occitane Arlesienne perfumed soap
Life Brand Orthodontic Flossers

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Great empties!

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Please tell me more about the SC Advanced Pigment Corrector.

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Here's my first attempt at doing a monthly empties:

*not pictured = samples of Boscia detoxifying black cleanser & Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser

 

 

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Love (will repurchase)

Aveeno positively smooth shave gel

Dior Extase mascara

John Frieda dream curls

Lush Blazoned Honey

 

Liked (maybe repurchase)

Olay cleansing cloths

Tresemme conditioner

Bosnia detoxifying black cleanser

Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser

 

Disliked (will not repurchase)

Maybelline the rocket mascara- too wet!

DevaCurl no-poo and conditioner- couldn't get past the smell Smiley Sad

L'Oreal shampoo- nothing special

Laura Mercier- I threw this out because it was old and dried up

TreStique- nice color (bronze/gold), but very patchy, faded quickly, and creased

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I did not even know Aveeno made a shave gel. My interest is piqued. 

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I luv all of the Aveeno products I've tried. Very good for sensitive skin and/or eczema. 

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Loves

Missha Essence

Maxi Lash

Living Proof styling treatment

Nars tinted moisturizer

pocketderm 

 

I wouldn't re purchase anything else...

 

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That's an epic empties stash!

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Is that the thick Eucerin? What did you not like about it?

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Nice job everyone so far.  My empties will be late this month since I'm traveling and not getting back till Wednesday night.  Is it weird that I'm excited to share?!?  I've got 2 months worth!

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I always get excited about posting my empties also!  It's fun to see that I actually have finished things!

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Yes!  I also think because so long I never seemed to finish things it's really satisfying to know I'm not wasting my money and also making my way through my sample stash.

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