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Empties - V2

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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I have a few more empties in February than January so that's exciting. I generally liked all the products in the first two rows and those with pluses are winners for me but I wouldn't die without them.Capture.PNG

 

CeraVe PM

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CeraVe PM is something I can use day or night my skincare routine. I prefer it in the morning and would rather use a thicker cream at night but if I'm traveling (rarely) this is a good product that will work anytime. They have reformulated it. It seems a bit thinner than in the past. I feel like it works the same but I go through it slightly quicker than the old formulation. This bottle I got ~80 uses out of vs. the old formulation I generally had ~90 uses. I will likely repurchase this product in the future. On the other hand, I've read the CeraVe Baby has a similar ingredient profile (includes the niacinamide that the CeraVe moisturizing lotion and cream lack) and cost per oz is cheaper...SO...I'm trying it out as a replacement. My budget can afford a CeraVe PM but this girl likes saving money if she can. Overall, thumbs up CeraVe!

 

Dr. Teal's

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Dr. Teal's is my homeboy! I enjoy baths for relaxing and these products are great. I like the Lavender scent and I've also paired it with my homemade sandalwood bath salt. I've already repurchased the Lavender and the Pink Himalayan to try. This one is close to a heart for me but if I'm judging myself correctly I think I will enjoy the Pink Himalayan more and that may become a favorite and a staple for me.

 

Vaseline Lotion

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I try to keep lotion at my desk at work because I need to get better at regularly applying it to my legs and body. I feel like my body skincare game is lacking compared to my face. Anyway, this is a nice pleasant lotion and I like the slight aloe scent. At some point I stocked up on lotion and have another bottle already in its place. I enjoy it but I'm sure there are a variety of wonderful lotions on the market.

 

Clinique Moisture Surge

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I purchased this half price during an Ulta sale. I have a second one I've just opened. The jar was 65 uses for me. I used this more as a hydro boost product vs. a moisturizer because of it's gel consistency. This may be a user error since I think the combination of this and the CeraVe cream in a tub might be a bit much for my face. I think this works better with makeup. On days without makeup I think the auto-replenishing from the Clinique Moisture Surge didn't look bad on my face but would cause grease (not grease but I can't think of a better word) marks on my phone. I will gladly use the 2nd jar but this is not a repurchase. I am excited to try the Dramatically Different Jelly I purchased during my birthday month since it seems to fit the gel type of product profile I am looking for in my 2 moisturizer routine. Only ~65 uses/1 month until I can. Smiley Happy

 

Ulta Lip Oil

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TGID! - Thank goodness it's done! I started using this at the end of September/early October 2018. My plan was to use this up and then I would be able to break into the Laneige holiday kit. Well this sucker lasted forever and I went ahead and opened the Laneige for the new year. I got 120 uses out of it (I removed the stopper and got every last drop too). The lip oil was fine and the first lip oil I've tried. It felt lip a gloss and was a bit sticky. It felt okay as far as hydrating the lips but nothing phenomenal. Because of the cranberry and/or pomegranate it did burn my lips if they were previously damaged. I used it mostly before bed and the lasting power isn't there for overnight. If I received it again I wouldn't be upset but I wouldn't repurchase. Also I used the one time lip mask previously so now I can get rid of the box. It was comically huge and I wasn't impressed by it.

 

Random perfume

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Let's not talk about how old this perfume potentially is. It has a more masculine scent and I don't really wear perfume. I'd spray it around occasionally more as an air freshener or something to perk up my feet after a long day. No idea what it is, where it is from, and I won't be searching it out. I wouldn't say it's bad but it is not for me.

 

Anatasia Brow Wiz sample

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I was so excited to receive this as a GWP. It was one of the reasons I created the Fe-Brow-ary thread. Well it broke the first time I tried to use it. I managed to salvage one of the broken pieces and get 4 uses out of it. For me, it was okay. I don't have much experience with eyebrows and I think using a pencil requires a more artistic hand and patience than I gave it. Not a bad product, just not for me.

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Yep yep @ShortErica, last year every time O went to Ulta with a code for a free DS and they were out, they would give me one of those sets😂 I had 5!!!!!

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Holy cow that's a lot of the same thing @eshoe! I'm always sad when they don't have the deluxe sample I went in to snag.

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A lot of the bad same thing @ShortErica 😆

😂😂tgid love this! @ShortErica good job

😂😂tgid love this! @ShortErica good job

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Glad to make you laugh @lmaster. Sometimes a product is fine but lasts forever and you want to use some other things in your collection. Haha!

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@ShortErica, I had no idea Cerave had a baby skincare line; it makes sense though. Will have to check it out and compare the ingredients with the CeravePM moisturizer. 

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At CVS, an 8 oz bottle of CeraVe Baby lotion is around $10 if I'm remembering correctly. I didn't do an ingredient comparison before deciding to give it a go but let me know what you find out @itsfi . I checked on the ceramides and niacinamide but that was about it.

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Will do @ShortErica. I imagine that the Cerave baby moisturizer has more gentle ingredients, right?!  I would certainly hope so!

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You got me curious @itsfi and I had to compare

 

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Oh wow @ShortErica! Thank you for this comparison and all the work to make it easy to read! 😃👍🏼 This is very interesting - I need to look up some of these ingredients to see what they do - a new project for the weekend! Thanks again!

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Cool! Share whatever you find @itsfi. I know glycerin and it appears the products use different "good" alcohols but some of the others I have no idea.

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My empties. All at the same time. Have back-up of everything except for C-Firma.  I am contemplating if I should buy C-Firma now or just use C-Tango for now.     30CBA1C4-CD84-4942-836A-44988F5EF890.jpeg

 

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That's a lot of DE to run out of at the same time @naturalooks15 !  Your skin must be looking fabulous though!  The only one here I haven't really tried is the eye cream.  Have you tried the other eye serum?  Thoughts on them?

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@missjeanie  Thankfully I had stocked up on back-ups during the holiday sale :-)

 

I have DE Shaba also which is more serum consistency but sufficiently moisturizing if you are young or don't have dry skin (both of these do not apply to me Smiley Very Happy).  I use Shaba at night, sometimes mixed with C-Tango other times mixed with 1/2 drop of marula. I have been really happy with C-Tango. I was in a situation that I did not do any skin care for almost 3+ months and C-Tango got my undereyes back to bright and plump in just couple of weeks. 

 

I have tried Belief eye cream and Shesiedo Benefiance (sp??). Belief felt bit goopy but did not seem to do much for me. Sheseido felt think and did not feel like it absorbed well, it did have some kind of shimmer finish so looked good but I did not feel longer term benefit. I had used both these just DS size but did not purchase the full size and had tried them before I started using C-Tango. 

 

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Thanks so much for the reply @naturalooks15 !  I'm currently not using an eye cream.  I've used them off and on for about 10-15 years, and just haven't ever found one that really felt like it was doing more than my moisturizer.  I'm such a fan of DE that I might bite the bullet and give it a go!

I like the b hydra @naturalooks15 I've been contemplating...

I like the b hydra @naturalooks15 I've been contemplating the c firma for a bit I'm still undecided

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@naturalooks15  what a great line up. Do you use the virgin Marula oil am and pm? I have been trying out the c firma/b hydra in the am and so far I like it. I have been using the a passioni since Jan. and trying to work up to daily use but not there yet. I really like the drunk elephant line just wish it wasn’t so pricey.

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@jen81 I use it mostly in the order Veni g mixed with B-Hydra & Protini.

sometime add 1-2 drop of Marula to morning mix (esp in winters) of Bhydra+VitC+Protini

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Wow @naturalooks15, so many wonderful DE products! Love the marula oil! 💖

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Great job using your DE skincare, @naturalooks15!  I'm sure your skin is happy!