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Empties - 2019

Seeing product empties is so satisfying Smiley Happy

 

Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!

 

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Previous Empties thread:

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Nice empties for the month @ellem24 !!! I especially loved seeing all your Sol de Janeiro goodies!!!

 

I think there are 2 different formulas for the Bum Bum Cream floating around. I have used both mini and full sizes that have the lighter texture, but the current full size Bum Bum Cream that I'm using is the thicker texture. It seems that they are changing the formula, but some older versions are still floating around.

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Thank you @sephoraaddict918 !! I love SDJ products so much. I would be happy if the formula was a little bit lighter, but I'll still buy it anyways!

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@ellem24  I really enjoyed the OH Sauna scrub too. I didnt realize it would get warm until I tried it the first time. Pleasant.  Also looks like you tired a lot of goodies. I always forget to take pics of my "trash" to share.. lol

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@GalPalVal17 Yes, it took me awhile to remind myself not to trow out my items, it's such a reflex. It's a bit weird, but I find it even more satisfying to throw it all out at the end of the month lol. Keeps me motivated to use my stash Smiley Happy

really nice trash @ellem24

really nice trash @ellem24

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Only here would someone be saying that, @lmaster @ellem24 😂 It’s like the beauty equivalent of watching the person in front of you paying for their groceries and inspecting everything they are buying!

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@eshoe @lmaster So true!! This is the only place I'm amazed and interested to look at other people's trash 😂

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I love it @eshoe  @ellem I feel like we are the only ones that would ever get this! 

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Thank you @lmaster !

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@ellem24 interesting that with your skin type that Dr. Jart face mask works well for you-I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile and it’s great to hear! Also now I’m pretty interested in the OH mask, sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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@eshoe I know it's so weird. I thought I would hate the Dr. Jart and it would be too moisturizing, but it worked perfectly. Maybe I wouldn't like it as much in the summertime.. my skin does whatever it wants lol

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January 2019 Empties

 

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Not Pictured - Equate Cotton Squares

 

My thoughts:

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Equate Cotton Squares did their job. No wow factor but I think I like the square shape better than the circle. Thumbs up and I'd repurchase.

Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel is good as well. I do a double layer of moisturizer - a serum/gel with hyaluronic acid and then a more occlusive moisturizer to seal it in. The product performs well but I don't like the jar packaging. I prefer Vichy Mineral 89 but it has a higher price point. I like the Hada Labo and may repurchase it (I have been through a few jars already) but want to try the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Jelly since it has a pump but is cheaper than Vichy. I had 93 uses from the Hada Labo so using it morning and night it lasts me about a month and a half.

Devacurl B'Leave-in Gel gets a strong like too. Originally my stylist recommended using this and the coconut supercream. I feel like using both together was too heavy for my hair. Alone the b'leave-in gives me more defined waves while the coconut supercream gives me more of a chance to get curls. I've already repurchased the big pump bottle of this since it's good while I'm figuring out my hair routine. I can't wait to compare it to the wave maker and light gel to see which helps my waves/curl *crosses fingers* look their best.

Dr. Jart+ Color Correcting Treatment was meh. I used it more as a base than simply a color corrector since I do a lazy makeup routine and want one step. I would classify myself as fair but not Snow White and this was a bit dark on me. I would put a little Bare Minerals mineral veil over top with some blush and mascara and the look was light and natural. Maybe this was an error on my part to use it as an all over face product. I only had 56 uses in the jar which doesn't seem like much. I maybe overapplied in the beginning but still let's say I would have had 70 uses instead, that's not much for a $52 jar. I like the concept behind this product but with the darkness compared to my skin and the price, it's a no-go for me but may work better for others.

 

Hopefully I have a bit more to share in February.

DR. JART+ - Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

DEVACURL - B'LEAVE-IN™ Miracle Curl Plumper

@ShortErica I'm 50/50 with devacurl products. some I love...

@ShortErica I'm 50/50 with devacurl products. some I love, some I dislike. I've noticed if I mask at least 2 times a week with some type of oul, my curls are defined for a much longer stretch

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That's how I'm feeling too @lmaster. I know some people swear by the whole line and get a bit defensive about it.

 

The arc angel gel wasn't good for my hair. And really I feel like the conditioner is good but is it worth the extra money..I'm still trying to figure that out. Which ones are your no-no products?

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@ShortErica I'm so so even about the no poo cleanser and conditioner, but I rotate it, out ( I honestly prefer the b&b hairdressers invisible oil shampoo/conditioner) I do like the buildup buster micellar water cleansing serum, the frizz free volumizing foam, mister right dream curl refresher,set it free moisture lock,and the matcha butter leave in masks. I'm so so about the believe in, the arc angel, and wave maker. Dis like the heaven in hair treatment

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@lmaster I figured I'd go all in with Devacurl by getting the cut and giving the products a chance. My fave has been the micellar serum. I feel like my hair has a spring after I use it. I have a nice stock of everything (just purchased more conditioner since that goes the quickest) so after this year of experiment hopefully I'll know what to keep from Devacurl in my routine and what I need to keep searching for. Can't wait to figure my hair out again.

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Repurchases
- Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Mask (x5)
- Mamonde Hibiscus Flower Lab Essence Mask
- Leaders AC Clear Treatment Mask (x2)
 

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Repurchases
- Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body  Wash
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strength & Restore Conditioner
- Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in Conditioner
- Simple Cleansing Wipes
- Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
- Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Neutrogena Body Oil
- Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence
- Bite Beauty Agave Lip  Mask

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Products I would repurchase
- Leader Labotica Green Tea Lip & Eye Point Remover Cleansing Wipes
- Maelove The Glow Maker Antioxidant Serum
- Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
- Kiehl's Buttemask For Lips
- Murad Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream
- Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Body Wash
- PTR Hungarian Thermal Water Moisturizer

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Products I would repurchase
- Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask (x2)
- Papa Recipe Bombee Ginseng Red Honey Oil Mask Pack
- Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Butter Cream Mask Pack
- E Nature Birch Juice Hydro Cream Sheet Mask
- Jayjun Essential Therapy Brightening Mask
- Dewytree Vitamin Melting-chou Mask

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Top Row- Just ok
- Papa Recipe Bombee Rose Gold Honey Mask Pack (x2)
- Raw Sugar Gentle Lip Scrub
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
- Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Eye
- PTR Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask

2nd Row - I'd have to try these again because I don't remember how I felt about them
- Soko Ready Gold  Foil Sheet Mask
- Acure Argan Oil + Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask
- SooAE Hydration Alert Sensor Mask

those look like great masks @MoniDJ thanks for sharing 😄

those look like great masks @MoniDJ thanks for sharing 😄

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So many empties @MoniDJ !!! I LOVE it!!

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Loves:

The Erno Laszlo sooth & calm mask was a great hydrogel mask, helped my windburn winter skin so much one night when my skin was hurting from being out in the -20 cold all weekend.

The Erno Laszlo rubber mask was a lot of fun.  Crazy cooling, like my skin was actually cold to touch!  I'd buy both of these masks if I saw them on clearance again without thinking twice.

The Cream Shop Hyaluronic mask is one of the best of theirs I've tried yet, very moisturizing. 

The Papaya body scrub was so nice, smelled amazing, was just the right amount of scrub to oil.

Tony Moly Avocado mask - my face felt so smooth and looked brighter after this.

L'Occitan Almond Shower Gel - Love the scent, love how soothing this is and how soft it makes my skin.

Bite Lip Mask in Candy Cane Sample - love, already purchased

Farmacy Honey Potion - I really liked this.  Will purchase at next sale.  Should have read the instructions though... its meant to be massaged in to warm up.  I just painted it on.

Dr. Jart BB Cream - I love this stuff.  Need to buy another tube. I'm lucky theres a colour that matches me.

Clairins UV sunscreen - I prefer the tinted version that I can use as a foundation substitute, but the translucent is nice as well, this is my go to facial sunscreen.

Feria Conditioner - This stuff makes my hair feel so nice after a dye job.

 

Likes:

Cream Shop Peaches & Cream - this scent was lovely and lightly peachy, felt great on my skin that was drinking up moisture.

Caolin Hot and Cool Mask- this was actually a nice two step mask that I put off using for way too long.  I wouldn't mind giving this another shot to decide if I wanted the full size. 

The bumble and bumble hair mask was something that when I first tried, I didn't enjoy.  It made my hair too oily.  Well I'd been siting on a few more of these not using them.  When I tried again... hey I actually like this.  The key this time was to use it as a pre shampoo, only a few hours before showering, last time I'd used it overnight and then shampoo'd out.

Fragrance was a LaVanille that was nice, but I have other I prefer now.

 

Nopes:

Dr. Wellness sheet mask, barely stuck to my skin, didn't have any real benefits.  Will use up the other three over the summer when I just need to cool off.

Elizabeth Mott eye serum, this didn't really moisturize anything or have any benefits other than the gold paint flaking off on my hands whenever I used it.

Kat Von D powder, this did nothing for my skin.  I have other powders that actually make my skin look blurred and set my make up better.  This just looked meh and could easily be too cakey.

Hotel Samples -- just using them up.

 

This makes for 36 empties for January - I'm hoping to use up at least 400 this year!

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Love love love the cut open tubes @missjeanie - get every bit out of your products! Thanks for all of your thoughts on these empties.

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