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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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I loved the Julep oil @itsfi; it was light like the DE Marula but with an earthy scent that I dig. I’m a little hesitant to fall in love with it, based on their current circumstances, but have a backup DS I look forward to opening.

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@eshoe way to use up some foils!!! 

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It seems like they last forever until a goal is set @CC3616 😂

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@eshoe @Did you find the eye gel smelled like motor oil?  I wonder if the whole trio was expired.  Gritty lip product, motor oil eye gel... the cooling moisturizer is okay.  May be nice in the summer..

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@heartsmyface I didn’t notice a scent, just a drippy presence. That I would rather not be there.

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Great empties @eshoe , awesome mix of foils, DS and masks!

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Thanks @missjeanie, I’m tearing through them this week, too!

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It's a great time to work through some of the smaller sample sizes @eshoe ... Get to decide if they're worthy of a full size sale purchase!

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Oh yes I know, @missjeanie! I’m not even down to the fine-tuning yet😄

excellent @eshoe you trashed a bunch of masks and foils 👍

excellent @eshoe you trashed a bunch of masks and foils 👍

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It’s crazy what happend when you set goals for yourself, @lmaster 😂 I need to do it more often for my foils!

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Skyn products - just not good or were they bad @eshoe? It seems like such a bummer since I expect big things after using the eye gels.

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I think both @Kim888 and @heartsmyface share my sentiments on the lip fix @ShortErica. The eye serum just didn’t add anything for me and was very watery. More like an eye essence if there were such a thing.

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I guess it's good that it's bad because I already feel like I'm so behind on all the amazing lip balms showcased in the masking challenge @eshoe 😉 

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It is most definitely not a RP, @ShortErica. Clumpy and oily/dripping at the same time.  it good, though the scent was pleasant!

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My empties for the month of March. Lots of loves and likes this month!!! YTD total is 81 ! If I keep up this pace I’ll be able to reach 100+ empties next month, can’t wait Smiley Happy

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Loves :


Dr Jart - Water Replenishment Sheet Mask : Such a good moisturizing mask. The cotton sheet is so comfortable and stays in place. My face drinks all the serum but there’s no feeling of a residue left on my skin afterwards. Helps my dry patches.


Creme Shop - Peppermint oil sheet mask : Light peppermint scent that is really nice. This is a great mask to fight acne and reduce the size of zits. Since I started using peppermint oil, I find it more effective than tea tree oil. The eye holes are definitely too small, but it’s okay the sheet stays in place.


Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion : LOVED the bio-cellulose sheet mask, it’s like putting a giant gel patch over your face. It stayed put the entire time. The fit was perfect for my face, it didn’t go too far up my hairline or near my ears or down my chin.  The eye holes were a little bit tiny, but you can cover you eyes so I get why it’s made like that. The sheet wasn’t dripping in serum, it had just enough for the face and a little bit for the neck. 100% would repurchase.


Peace Out - Acne Healing Dots : These help reduce the scarring a lot, not preventing or stopping the acne from developing. I let the dots work overnight since they are pretty opaque and visible. They are extremely sticky and don’t move during the night. Since they are so sticky they do leave a red mark on the skin when removing that can take a bit of time to disappear, so I don’t use them if I have something important the next morning.


Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation sampler : Love the neutral undertone in this range, they are a perfect match for my skin. Didn’t break me out, gave me a soft glow, didn’t look cakey or faded. The formula is easy to work with. Probably will buy the full size.


YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen : On my "natural" makeup days I love to use this. Super natural, luminous, lightweight concealer. It does brighten very well and doesn’t crease under my eyes. It easy to highlight with it too! The clicker dispense a lot of product. Although, I would say if you use it everyday it wouldn’t last long, so it can get pretty expensive.


Deva Curl - Melt into moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning mask : Really smells like a matcha butter. I used it as a conditionner and as a mask under a shower cap and it worked wonderfully both ways. I would probably buy a full size because it made my waves look naturally amazing, no frizz and didn’t felt weighted down.


Kenra Professional Dry Oil Control Spray : First product I ever try from this brand and I was really impressed. Really helped tame my numerous flyaways and my hair looked instantly more shiny. You don’t need a lot and I would suggest focusing on your lenghts/ends rather than your scalp cause it can look greasy. I would only spray a small amount for the flyaways on my scalp. I live in a humid weather and this is great too, medium hold. My hairstyle stays in place.


Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask : I looooove the sweet sugary pumpkin spice smell. I was surprised this worked for my sensitive skin, but I let it on for the minimum amount of time recommended (3-4 mins top). The enzymes really work their way through the flakes and dry areas of my face. My skin looks polish, clear and fresh. A great product if you have a lot of texture.


Prada - La Femme : I’m not really good to describe scent so bare with me. I would describe this as a fresh, sensual but sophisticated one. It’s a more floral scent but there’s also a little bit of spices in the top notes. Wear time is nice, not all day, but definitely a 5-6 hours.


Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream : I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before. This is my favorite body cream, smells divine and leaves a light beautiful shimmer on the skin. I did notice some tightening especially on my thighs, arms and belly.


Sephora Collection Solid brush cleaner : Holy grail for deep cleaning my brushes and makeup sponges, I have 2 backups waiting for me already. This is less expensive than the beauty blender one and works better and faster in my opinion. They changed the packaging (this is the old one), but the formula stays the same except the fragrance is a little bit more intense in the new version. I wish Sephora would sell the soap alone as a refill, because I think it’s a huge waste of packaging since I go through it quickly.


Cotton Rounds (from Costco) : I don’t use cotton rounds a lot, but these are really soft and gentle. There’s also a textured side (that you can peel off if you don’t want to use it) which is great to remove nail polish or slightly exfoliate when applying toner. I also like to clean my falsies with these.

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Likes :


Veet Easy Gel Wax : Easy to use for a quick wax at home. I do think waxing at home is less efficient than at a salon, but it does the job if you’re on a budget.


Creme Shop Masks : Weird fit of the sheets for these two, but the results were great. Fast absorbing serum as always.


Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask : I hate peel off masks, but it works so well. I only use it exclusively on my T zone, because I can’t handle the cheeks/jawline because of all my peach fuzz (hurts so bad lol). I does reduce the appearance of my pores and seems to clean them as well. It does remove my dry flakes too.


Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser : I liked it, it’s very gentle and seemed to brighten my skin a little bit. Would probably buy a full size. Smells a little bit like strawberries.


Sephora Collection Exfoliating Wipes - Papaya - Glow : Smells incredible, like a sweet papaya candy (more on the artificial side). Remove makeup easily. A++ for the packaging too, keeps the wipes super moist. I wish Sephora would make a non-exfoliating version of this otherwise I won’t repurchase the papaya ones. I didn’t use the exfoliating side because it was too harsh for my skin so I went through the pack very quickly.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir : Love to spray this on my face, especially in between layering my makeup produces a much more natural appearance. It gives a wonderful glow to my skin. The mist is pretty fine, you don’t need to spray that far away from your face. I hate the minty scent though, I wish it wasn’t as intense.


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm : To me this is even more moisturizing than the Clinique TTDO balm. Although it doesn’t dissolves eye makeup as good as the Clinique one because it’s a thicker formula. It didn’t break me out. The scent of the essential oils in it is pretty intense, but tolerable. Plus it comes with a quality wash cloth. The only big downside is the price, it’s a pretty fancy balm.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo : This is a good dry shampoo. If my hair is really really oily it doesn’t seem to absorb all of my oils.. But it does refresh nicely and doesn’t leave a white cast on your hair. I wash my hair every 4 days or so, this dry shampoo is alright for the third day, but it’s not "powerful" enough for my last day. Also it has the delicious signature scent of all other Amika’s products.

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Nope :


Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser : I wanted to love this so bad, but I’m 80% sure this broke me out… which is weird because mud based product usually work very well for me. I think there’s an essential oil that doesn’t suit my skin. It cleansed okay, but after rinsing I felt like there was a film left on my skin. This makes sense though because the formula is specially made for dry skin. My oily T zone couldn’t handle it. This cleanser is also extremely expensive so in the end I don’t think I would buy the full size.

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Don’t know 🤷‍♀️:


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask : Had a huuuuge allergic reaction after removing this mask when trying to apply my makeup, but I think I just combined too many products that day. I have two backups of this so I’ll need to try it again on it’s own to see how I like it.


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That's a lot of empties for one month!  Way to go on using up what you have @ellem24 !

@ellem24 I wasn't too impressed with the tatcha sheet mas...

@ellem24 I wasn't too impressed with the tatcha sheet mask,, sorry you had a reaction 😳

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Here are my March empties. Most are items that are in my daily routine and have been my most loved products but I also tried some new items this month. The Pat McGrath lip balm in Love Supreme and the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide cream are new to me and have both been an amazing additions. The texture and colour of the lip balm is just as nice as the Tom Ford ones and they’re not as expensive. I’m not sure why I’ve never tried Drunk Elephant products until now but I received the Protini cream as part of the Sephora birthday gift. Just in the short time that I’ve been using this cream my skin is noticeably softer and smoother. It’s definitely a game changer and will be part of my future purchase.

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@oceanics you did a great job there Smiley Wink

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Ohhhh... I"ve been looking to hear from someone on the Pat McGrath tinted lip balms!  I've been debating grabbing one of them in lieu of the Dior I normally use but haven't heard much feedback.  Glad to know they're a keeper!  And that Amika Shampoo and Conditioner are staples for me too!  What a great set of empties @oceanics 

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