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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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Coronado Springs is amazing. My husband and I went there in 2014 after we got engaged and everything was amazing. Make sure to try the churros in the food court! 

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I want to go back so bad!! 

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Some of these are true empties and some (mostly the makeup) are products I'm giving up on or ones that are too old.

 

Best: I really like a lot of these, but the Algenist Concentrated Reconstruction Serum is the only one I repurchased. 

 

Worst: The Marc Jacobs liquid liner pen (from a 500-point perk) was a complete bust. I literally used it only twice before tossing it.

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You know I love BiFacial, but I am impressed you finished three so quickly. It takes me a long time to finish one.

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To be fair, I empty whatever eye makeup remover I'm using into one of those plastic containers with a pump that they have in stores. I can't find the Sephora one that I use, but the bottle looks like this.

 

http://www.sephora.com/make-up-remover-water-with-soothing-cornflower-P398061?skuId=1727437

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That is smart. As much as I love the product, I am not a fan of the bottle (sample or full-sized).

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It has an insane safety lock on it. I've had an easier time getting into medicine bottles.

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Really! It surprises me that you hated the MJ liner so much, I would consider using that over KVD. What did you not like about it?

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This MJ liner is my HG!

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I also hate the KvD! The only felt-tipped liner pen that I like is the Stila.

 

Now, I don't know if this is because it's a deluxe mini, but the product was dispensed very unevenly and skipped a lot. I also noticed the felt tip was already fraying after only two uses, and I wasn't exactly using it to sign my John Hancock on important documents or anything. Also, sometimes the color would be more gray than black, even though I shook it vigorously before using it. It just didn't seem worth my time to continue trying it.

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The Stila one truly is lovely.  It's so fool proof.  I've found it to be the easiest to use.  I love it!

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What did you think of the FAB Radiance Polish? 

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ETA: My original response made no sense because I was thinking of a different product. Sorry!

 

This is sort of a repurchase. I received a deluxe sample last year and bought the full size when it ran out. It lasted a good seven months with me using a tiny bit every three days or so. I'll probably purchase again, but I have so many other exfoliator samples to get through first.

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Such great empties!  I too am trying to get better at tossing out things that are too old or don't work for me.  For me, my L'Oreal products were in that camp.  I bought them when I desperately needed makeup at work for a touch up and they were never really my color or formula.  They hung around my bathroom drawer far longer than they should have.  Now I'm better at having a small stash of makeup at work to avoid purchases like this.

 

What did you think of those Karuna face masks?  I've always been curious about them.

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I don't know that I can judge if the Karuna masks (or any masks) actually make my skin better, but I do like that my skin is still soft the next morning. However, I actually find them a bit harder to apply than the Sephora ones; the Karuna ones stick together more and are harder to untangle from the plastic backing.

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That's fair.  I swear with most of mine it is more immediate and short lived benefits though part of why I love them is for relaxation purposes.

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I can't believe I finished up some full sizes!  These SK-II items I bought a while ago and probably used about half  previously.  When I started looking around for new brightening skin are, I realized how stupid it was not to use stuff I have and (a) give it a chance to work and (b) save money (or just spend it on makeup!). Anyway, my skin is doing great, so I'm going to keep working through things I have and try to keep track of how my skin does.

 

Anyway, recent empties, FS: 

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Likes/Possible Repurchases:

SK-II both - this moisturizer is huge at 2.6 oz so I kind of thought I would never use it up.  The lotion/liquid I used following the SKII essence.  Overall I liked the silky feel, it was a matte finish but still moisturizing. As for long term effects? I never really know but I'll see if my skin does better worse or the same without these!

 

Dior Nude foundation - there is still about 1/5 of this left but the top stopped working and I can't get any out.  It's pretty amazing I used up as much as I did because I have a problem using things up.  I really like this foundation but a repurchase would probably be for the Forever version, as it has greater staying power.

 

NIA 24- I got this from the dermatologist.  I was kind of using it off and on and would use mostly at night.  Very moisturizing but never greasy, and she says the niacin is great for age spots and discoloration.  I really liked this very much, but I'm kind if partial to more elegant packaging!  Anyway, another one I will see how I do off it while I use up other stuff. Its a bit pricey at $85 for 1.7 or so, but a little goes a long way, and that's not bad compared to some others (I'm looking at you Sunday Riley Bionic).

 

I was a bit indifferent about the Caudalie eye.  It was fine but I don't really feel it did anything for lines and wrinkles.

 

Overall, I'm really proud of myself and thanks to BT forth is thread and your emphasis of good skincare habits!

 

 

DELUXES AND SAMPLES:

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LOVES, will repurchase or already have:

B&B Hair primer - I use this as a finisher and smoother - love it so much, I bought the full size and got a bunch of 100 pt rewards.

Algenist Genius C Serum - already bought the full size, but still have some samples/deluxes of other serums to use up

Guerlain BB Glow

 

Other stuff is mostly okay - nothing that blew me away, although I like the Kate Somerville Age Arrest and would consider that again.  Most of the sample jars were masks or cleansers.  I had some mini mascaras that basically dried up - love Hypnose and Diorshow in general and have full sizes of those. I bought the FS Sake Bomb, because I loved my samples, but I can only use it intermittently or my hair can get a little greasy in between washings.  The Clinique Eye Makeup remover I realized kind of stung my eyes, so I dumped at about half-empty.  I prefer Lancome Bi-Facil to this one.  

 

Any other questions, just let me know! 

 

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Great empties! And full size too! I've tried both essences and hands flown Missha first time essence is the best and way less expensive. I think you like the ingredient list better as well. I still use a toner with mine to balance my skin after washing. I've never tried the bb primer after I've done my hair. I've gone through two deluxe size samples and couldn't figure out if it was doing anything, ha. 

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Thanks for he recommendation, I will check it out!  I'm trying to pay more attention to ingredients, not just fancy marketing.  Only took me 40 years!  

 

As for the primer, My long hair can get a bit frizzy the 2nd3rd day after a curly or wavy style, this smooths it out beautifully. I am also lazy about getting haircuts, so it smooths my ends too.  I just section it into about 4 sections and spritz a bit, then just run my hands over the whole section to get it distributed.

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Yay!  Congrats on finishing some full sized products and also for deciding to try to get through some of your stash.  I have never tried skII products as of yet.   I was contemplating getting some in November on my Japan trip.  

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