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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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@coffeenow The mascara lid went onto my puppy's loves list. Smiley Happy

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Haha I was also wondering what the story was behind that mascara lid! 

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-Skitimate shave cream. I don't really care about scents or styles. It works.
-Belif Problem Solution Toner. Love it, I think this is like my 3rd or 4th bottle. Keeps my skin in check without overdrying.
-got2b rockin' it dry shampoo. It's a cheaper drung store brand, but it works pretty well for my hair/lasts all day. It's like $3 for a 4+ oz can. I'll take that over $20+ for a 5oz can of a fancier brand.
-Drunk Elephant C-Firma vit C serum. It's expensive, but it's the best one I've tried so far. I really notice a differencec in my skin. I'm totally bummed that I ran out before the November sale. I don't know if I'll be able to hold off repurchasing it until then!
-Tareguard suncreen. It's a little fragrant, but that doesn't bother me too much. I like that it is a physical sunscreen, but it absorbs easily and doesn't leave me looking greasy. For a while all the bottles were expired or expiring in a few months, but I plan to repurchase for Nov sale.
-Pur-lisse Blue Lotus sheet masks. I got these as samples in my ipsy and have really loved how my skin feels the next day. I'm not sure how much they cost, but I would consider purchasing them for real.
-Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration. Omg I loved this stuff so much. I loved the smell; I loved putting it on; I loved the way it made my skin feel. But I didn't love the price, so I won't be purchasing this until I'm a millionaire because $200+ for 1.4 oz of moisturizer is insane. But any time I can get a sample of this, I will.
-Living Proof Restore Shampoo and Conditioner. I'm on my second set of foils out of 4, so hopefully I will really have an idea about how much I like it by the end of that. So far, I really like what it does to my hair, but I've been using it with the mask, so I don't know if it's the whole line or just the mask. Need to experiment more.

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-Micahel Todd Charcoal detoxifying mask. Got this in Birchbox. I liked the way it made my skin feel, but depending on my other skincare, sometimes it would burn a bit. I think I would explore other formulas in the brand first.
-Batiste Dry Shampoo. I liked it but didn't feel like it lived up to the hype that everyone gives it. It worked just fine, but not better than my got2b, so unless it's on super sale, I'll be using something else.
-Dermalogica Multi-active Toner. I have a larger size that I'm going to keep using. It has dimethicone, which I think my skin my be sensitive to, but it's worth trying some more. It's not as lovely as the Belif toner.
-Caudlie Vinoperfect Cell Renewal Night Cream. This was a little thick for the summer, and I'm not sure if it did anything amazing, but it didn't do anything super horrible.
-PeterThomasRoth Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex. I didn't use this regularly, so I probably missed out on all the benefits, but it did make my skin feel nice the next morning. I don't like that it has alcohol in it, so I'll be trying other things.
-Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion. I like the texture of this, but  I'm not sold on if it's worth the price.
-Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter. I think I could really like this, but I need a bigger sample/more foils to detemine. The smell was a little off putting, but I could overlook that if I like what it does for my skin. Wish the full size came in a pump bottle.

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-Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner. I don't think this did much to defrizz my hair, and it left my hair feeling a bit greasy.
-Tresemme Splilt Remedy. I mostly just using this up because I had it. Left my hair drier than I would prefer.
-Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. I didn't like the way my skin felt after using this. But in general, I don't think my skin reacts well to this line.
-Sephora Instant Moisture + Cream. The frangrance was way overpowering, it feels kind of heavy on my skin, plus it has dimethicone. Not worth exploring any more than that.
-Urband Decay Supercurl Mascara. I'm actually trying to go through my mascara samples in a reasonable time frame. I don't know if this was old or what, but it made my eyes water a lot. Combined with not doing anything amazing for my lashes, I moved on very quickly without actually using it up.

 I'm a bit bummed that this is all I got through in 5 months (last time I posted empties), but I'll keep plugging along going through my stash.

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Just found out I have used so many Loccitane hand cream,really love the mini size, I put in my every purse so whenever I needed, I have one😆

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@Sandy0905 The Loccitane Shea cream is my favorite! I've used it for years and the full size will last me like 9 months.

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September empties (38 pc).

Loves (repurchased)

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Loves (new discoveries). Therapie is my new love

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Likes

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Kinda meh - nothing special

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What's the Marvis toothpaste like? What do you like about it? c:

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@KaitTheKatfish I like mint taste - it is not too strong, but still fresh and not very chemical? like in some drugstore pastes. And the other thing (most important) I am a very big fan of black tea, and tea stains my teeth. Marvis doesn`t whitens my teeth, but it really keeps stains away.

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Awesome, thanks!

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Repurchases/staples
-J.R. Watkins Coconut Milk & Honey Body Oil Mist
-Sephora Body Wash Pods (Lagoon, Cotton Flower, Green Tea, Coconut, Orange Blossom)
(These are discontinued, but I found this stash during my recent move.)
-TonyMoly I'm Real Tea Tree Mask
-TonyMoly Red Wine Mask
-TonyMoly Mud Mask Sheet
-TonyMoly Pureness Hyaluronic Acid Mask
-TonyMoly Pureness Red Ginseng Mask
-FAB Facial Radiance Pads
-Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
-Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation 
-Belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb
-Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks
-Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer

 

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Likes (I would repurchase)
-Leaders Moisturizing Recovery Mask
-Leaders Illuminating Treatment Mask
-Leaders Vita Brightening Renewal Mask
-Manefit Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Mask
-Ariul 7 Days Mask Tea Tree- Clearing & Purifying
-Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Firming Mask
-Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Calming Mask
-May Coop Raw Sheet Mask
-Frudia Pore Control Reduce Sebum Mask
-ElishaCoy Revitalizing Ampoule Solution Mask
-TonyMoly I'm Real Peach Mask
-Sephora Almond Foot Mask
-Kat Von D Unlock-It Makeup Remover Wipes
-Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
-MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover
-Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil

 

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First Row- Just ok (I have to try the sheet masks again because I don't remember if I liked them or not.)
-Yes to Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes
-Freeman Brightening Overnight Mask
-Leaders Tundra Cranberry Anti-Aging Mask
-Leaders Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask
-Leaders Coconut Gel Mask with Orange
-Skinfood Jellyfish Marine Food Gel Mask
-Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask Kale & Grapefruit
-iM1NE I'm Sorry For My Skin Jelly Mask - Pore Care

Second Row- Dislikes
-Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
-Origins Flower Fusion Rose Mask 
-Origins Flower Fusion Orange Mask
-Dr. Jart Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer
-Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
(I dislike the Origins masks because they don't fit my face well. I'll use up the ones I have remaining, but I won't repurchase.)



 

 

 

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nice month of masking!  @MoniDJ

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I was inspired by some of the Instagram mask challenges to make a dent in my stash. I think I'm gonna keep it up for October as well.

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August and September.
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September empties - if you have any specific questions, please let me know.

10/10s

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May Lindstrom Problem Solver - this has been repurchased many times. I don't need to use it as often as I used to, but I always like to have it around.

Odacite CaR - 
a good booster serum for adding a little extra oomph to the skin. 

The Ordinary BHA 2% - 
this was a repurchase but I knocked it over into the sink and lost about half of it, so it was finished sooner than anticipated. It's one I will repurchase again.

Clarisonic Pedi Buffing Disc - 
I go through 3-4 of these a year and find them integral in keeping my feet in good shape.

Omorovicza Copper Peel - 
one of my favourite copper peels, I love how soft it makes my skin feel, while still feeling extremely gentle.

Stellar Haze Powder - 
my new favourite setting powder, it softly blurs and keeps my oily t zone in check.

Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate - 
a solid hydrating serum at an affordable price, I will definitely be repurchasing it. It's my only standout product from the JSS line, but I am looking forward to trying the new After Show balm cleanser.

DeMamiel samples - 
I don't recall which these were, but I know I enjoyed them.

 

50-50s

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Yuli Cocoon Elixir - this was an effective toning mist, but Yuli loses me with the scent of their products. All of the elixirs I've tried have been unpleasant and lingered and I think there are just too many other options out there to settle for a bad smell.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair - 
this worked well but I don't think there was enough product to know how well I would like it long term.

DDG Extra Strength Peel Pads - 
I've discussed these before; nice, but not my go to exfoliant.

Malin Goetz Peppermint Shampoo - 
felt minty on the skin but didn't smell minty at all, rather it smelled more like bark. 

Mun Aknari Serum - 
Mun is another brand I've tried several products from that were all ok but nothing that blew me away. As with their other products, I wouldn't repurchase this.

Farmacy Sleep Tight balm - 
I had some minis from Farmacy kits and while I don't like this for my face (too Vaseline-y) I find it nice for slathering on my heels at night.

Odacite Spring in Tokyo - 
I'm a big Odacite fan but this was another thing I found meh - due to the INCI list I had to reserve my usage to when other members of my household were out of town, but I didn't feel like this made any substantial difference in my skin during any of the 3 seasons I used it during.

Mahalo Heart of Summer - 
I was really excited by this based on the INCI list but kind of let down by it in practice. It smelled like wet grass clippings and I didn't find it made any noticeable improvements in my skin. 

Lancome Monsieur Big - this one surprised me. It gave me lovely, fluttery lashes. I may pick up a FS tube at some point.

Too Faced BTS Waterproof - I really liked how well it held a curl but I disliked how difficult it was to remove. 

 

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The Ordinary Rosehip oil - was too thick and heavy for me and smelled terrible.

MUFE HD Powder - 
another pore clogger, it also gave me a terrible white cast.

Odacite Po+R - 
too rich for my skin type.

Odacite Ro+Y - 
too rich for my skin type.

 

what an awesome idea. doing this for October!!!

what an awesome idea. doing this for October!!!

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I'm a little late, but here are my September empties:

 

Love:

 

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Vitabath - Lavender Chamomile Body Wash
fresh - Soy face cleanser
Obliphica - Seaberry hair serum (medium to coarse)
Lush - Retread hair conditioner
Lush - Curly Wurly coconut shampoo

 

Like:

 

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Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Conditioning mask
Strivectin Hair - Deep Repair Mask
Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum Collagen Booster

 

Meh:

 

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Secret - Clinical Strength Invisible Solid
Dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel
Lancome - Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum
Harvey Prince - Sexy Patchouly eau de parfum

 

Nope:

 

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Harvey Prince - Pink Grapefruit eau de parfum

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Slightly off from the point of this board but I wanted to throw this out there: sometimes when I do several orders at once, especially around the holidays, I end up racking up a bunch of samples of a product I'm not interested in, or that I try and don't like and then I have a bunch of extras. You can donate those, especially the unused ones! Places like women's shelters usually need makeup and hygiene products, and it can be a great place to unload all those extra perfume samples.

It's fun looking through everyone's thoughts on everything they tried! Just wanted to share because for me I find I that I get overwhelmed with products sometimes and it's a good way to pair it down to things I'm actually interested in D:

Great idea @KaitTheKatfish! I hadn't thought about this b...

Great idea @KaitTheKatfish! I hadn't thought about this before.

Finished off a bunch of things at once, mostly sample and...

Finished off a bunch of things at once, mostly sample and DSs. Sorry for the burry picture.

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September empties

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Loves

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Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream
Fresh Black Tea Eye Concentrate
Hourglass Mineral Primer
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser
I've gone through multiples of all these over the years. I always repurchase all of them and all I can say is my dry skin loves all these products.

Likes

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Lush D'Fluff- When I use this after a Scrubee my legs are so soft
Too Cool For School- The only reason I won't call this a love is I want to use it a few more times. I had a breakout on the lower part of one of my cheeks that just wouldn't heal for more than a week and after using this I finally saw progress. When I woke up the next day my skin was glowing.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish- I use this for volume at my roots and it works, I'm still looking for a favorite though.

Nopes

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Shea Moisture Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Mask- This didn't do anything for my fine hair and I honestly didn't like the smell, too floral to me.
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Shampoo- This wasn't bad, it was just meh. My hair has been more frizzy lately and I thought a heavier shampoo would help, but no. Overtime it made my hair gummy.
Cinema Secrets Break it Down Waterproof Makeup Remover- I couldn't wait to finish this. It just moved my mascara from my eyelashes to the skin underneath. Then it was a chore to remove it from my skin. I don't understand how this had so many great reviews. It took to much to get the job done and I always lost more eyelashes than normal.

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Those pumpkin masks are on my favorites list because of how plump and healthy they make my skin look!  The only downer is that they're actually too saturated in serum and sometimes drip into my eyes.  I stock up on them every time I go to Korea or Japan cause they're cheaper there. @suzyo

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