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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying 🙂


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




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Empties from the past couple of months on a 0-5 scale:


5s (love these, always repurchase, usually have a backup on hand)



4s (I like these a lot and will happily use again, there are just others in each category that I prefer)



3s (Meh. These are ok. I'd use them again as free samples, but wouldn't pay money for them)



2s (These are all things I did finish, but were total let downs.)



1s (These were terrible performers for me. There was just something off or something I didn't like about each item.)



0s (These two broke me out so absolute no-gos)


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@quspork What didn't you like about the Wella hair oil? I have a couple samples of it, and was thinking of trying it.

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February Empties! Wohooo... I accomplished my goal of 2 empties a day (averaged) and double masking every day.  I was kinda hoping that I could do a sheet mask every day as well, but somedays a wash off was all that was going to work.  I'm still pretty pumped at how I'm working away at some of my less exciting sheet masks. 

February Empties were 59 total bringing my YTD to 132.



I'm giving myself a few empties goals each month in lieu of panning this year.  One is to have two a day on average.  I'm doing well with this one so far, and it's mostly dependant on my keeping up with sheet masks... something I can be hot and cold with.  March's theme will be The Creme Shop for this.  One of my other empties goals is to have a make up bag of 'questionable products' things I just don't use anymore or things that may be way too old.  I'm trying to go through the bag a bit each month and test out things.  So far I've decluttered a few items, found a few things that I want to keep in my collection and then found a few things that I want to use up ASAP just to get em done.

Loves: The CT legendary lashes was a fabulous deluxe sample and I will order another once I work through some more mini's.  I'm someone who prefers a bit of a dryer mascara and I've finally come to the conclusion that I really never need a full size mascara.  Mini's work great for me, and can last 2-3 months, especially when I'm not wearing make up daily anymore.  The Philosophy Cinnamon Chai body cream is amazing.  I've used a few of their body creams in the past and I like them, this one though... Dang I wanted to keep the tub just to keep smelling it.  I do this with their body washes as well as I just enjoy alternating the different scents.  If I ever saw them release anything in this scent again, I'd buy by the caseload. The Ulta brow tint in light was perfect.  I could do everything for my brows with one product.  I unfortunately have no access to Ulta right now.  😞 I assure you that once I do... I'll be buying backups.  The glossier and Milk that I'm using now are great, but the price point and shade of the Ulta is bang on for me. The Pixi Magic Tint was a PH adjusting balm type product that was fine.  I had this in my maybe bag to test out and ended up using it as a daily balm while I worked from home to finish it up.  I'm not so into this that I'll buy another (I have enough lip products to not need repeats), but I wasn't mad at it.  Glad to have finished it up and enjoyed the particular tint it gave me, it was easy to use with no mirror required and the fact that it had tinker bell on it was a big bonus.  The Laga prickly pear gloss was a mini from an Ipsy bag, it was bright pink in the tube but pretty sheer when put on.  This was another product from my maybe bag and I enjoyed using it up as my daily balm.  I wouldn't be upset to have more of this, but have a lot to work though before I get to that point. 
Enjoyed these

The hair mask was a dollar from Walmart on clearance a year or two ago, it was a solid mask.  Totally blew my expectations out the water.  I have several more that I'll use up, and if I happened upon them again for clearance prices, sure, I'd buy again, but I do prefer to have hair masks in a more bulk format since I do use them so frequently.  The Pumpkin body butter from Sephora was nice.  I enjoyed the light scent and I'd use them again.  I may have another one or two and I'm glad.  The product moisturized nicely and I enjoy a scented body product, it gives me a few minutes to spend on myself and enjoy the experience. The Tony Moly Banana Sleeping mask is in this catagory of making me smile with the scent.  It's a delight.  It's a nice bit of extra moisture, but it's not the most moisturizing one I own.  The scent really is what makes it for me.  I did find that it kept going and going... so much more product in here than you think!  I had mine tipped upside down in a napkin ring to get the last bits out lol. Lancome body lotion was also super nice.  Had a luxurious feel to it, though the scent wasn't my favourite.  I can only describe it as a nice older lady scent lol.  I swear its not as bad as I just made it sound. 

Just OK

These were all fine.  I'd use them again, but I'm not rushing to buy.  The LP pre shampoo mask... ummmm... don't think this did anything. The SDJ body cream just isn't my favourite scent.  Same goes for the Philosophy body wash and the BBW hand soap.  I do have to say... I wash my hands so much lately that I did like looking at the pretty blue shimmer in the soap though.  The FAB cream was fine, but for a face moisturizer, I'd skip the grapefruit scent. 


The Sparkly gem topped jar... ya, no idea what was in it.  Twas all dried up.  The Philosophy lip glosses were still smelling okay, but they just didn't have a nice feel to them on, and were from quite a few Christmas's ago.  The elf double ended liquid lip... I have a few high end versions of this that are just way nicer and not 5 years old. The NYX liquid lip... I just don't wear liquid lips enough to keep one that I don't love the colour or formula of. The Body Shop lotion smelled off.  
Masks. We’re all ok. Glad to have whittled down the collection a bit. 


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Great empties, @missjeanie!! Well done on meeting the number goal!! Totally agree with you about mini mascaras, I feel like if I bought a mini set from Sephora each year, I'd be set. 

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Totally agree @haleyvvvv .  I see some people use up full tubes in a month and I can't fathom how.  If I use a full tube it just lasts for like 5 months.  

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@missjeanie Holy moly good job!! Wow.

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Thanks @Samtian seeing the empties all together feels accomplished. 

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Averaging 2 Empties per day is impressive, @missjeanie!

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@CookieGirl1 Sheet masks are gonna be key to keeping this up!

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Yaaay!! 😃 That’s awesome you met your goals @missjeanie. It must feel so good! 🙌🏼 Great discipline on your part to reach for not-so-exciting sheet mask! You’ll get down to your target number in no time!!

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@itsfi  I literally have a suitcase full of sheet masks.  I was moving it into my spare/niece room and finally decided that I needed to keep it open in my bedroom as motivation.  No one should need suitcases to hold masks.  Can't let myself get to this point again lol!!  I'm a bit over the top at times lol

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@missjeanie, I probably shouldn't have perked up and thought "ohhh, a suitcase?" That sounds like a good way to hold your sheet masks but agreed, that's not the goal. It's all good; we're all a little extra every now and then! 😁 It just takes time to get through those sheet masks. 

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Wow, that's incredible! @missjeanie 

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Thanks @sister13 !  I have clearly had wayyyyy too many open things going at once.

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Wow! Excellent job!! @missjeanie 

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Thanks @lmaster  I'm feeling motivated right now lol... need to use stuff up so I can have room for newness!

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February empties were pretty slim total of 14 bringing my ytd total to 66 



  the only product I didn't love was the LaMer gel moisturizer, it's the scent I don't care for

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Nice job on the empties, @lmaster!! 14 is good!! It's a short month, that's one every 2 days, it is so many empties. My partner uses that cleanser, so we are constantly running through the mini bottles (such a waste of plastic, but cheaper per oz for some reason).

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14 sheet masks is great @lmaster! 👍🏼 Gotta do what’s best for for you and your skin! Looks like you got in some really great masks! ♥️ That pumpkin apple hand soap!!! It must have smelled so good! 😍

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Nice empties!  

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