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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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Previous Empties thread:

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I'm glad I asked what they were @lmaster. At first I had no idea but now it makes sense. Thanks again!

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@ShortErica  😘🤗

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I made it through a *few* larger products this month which felt good.  There were only a couple of things that were truly duds for me and the rest were either so-so or definite "loves":

 

I enjoyed both of the sunless tanners but I don't use either of them for my base tan; they're both products that I used more as "tan extenders" because each has more moisturizing properties and since both give fairly gradual results I liked them best when I used them to keep my faux tan looking fresh.  *I don't think that the St. Tropez Watermelon one smelled super watermelon-y but it didn't have the typical self-tan smell either.  The Banana Bundt Cake candle is a fav (and I majorly stocked up on them during the recent Bath & Body Works sale) and I love both the Batiste Volumizing dry shampoo and the UD All-Nighter.  The nail polish remover was average and I totally forgot that I even had the acne cleansing pads until I dug them out of a cupboard and used up the last couple that were in the container.I enjoyed both of the sunless tanners but I don't use either of them for my base tan; they're both products that I used more as "tan extenders" because each has more moisturizing properties and since both give fairly gradual results I liked them best when I used them to keep my faux tan looking fresh. *I don't think that the St. Tropez Watermelon one smelled super watermelon-y but it didn't have the typical self-tan smell either. The Banana Bundt Cake candle is a fav (and I majorly stocked up on them during the recent Bath & Body Works sale) and I love both the Batiste Volumizing dry shampoo and the UD All-Nighter. The nail polish remover was average and I totally forgot that I even had the acne cleansing pads until I dug them out of a cupboard and used up the last couple that were in the container.Loved them ALL with the exception of the Kiehls Nightly Refining Micro Peel which didn't seem to do anything for me (and don't be fooled by its small size because it lasted a long time) and it felt really sticky on my skin.  Everything else was great!Loved them ALL with the exception of the Kiehls Nightly Refining Micro Peel which didn't seem to do anything for me (and don't be fooled by its small size because it lasted a long time) and it felt really sticky on my skin. Everything else was great!Nothing special here.  Just my attempt at using up a few foils/samples.Nothing special here. Just my attempt at using up a few foils/samples.

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@CookieGirl1 Great job! 

 

Best,

Rebecca

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Spectacular empties @heartsmyface! 🤩 The packaging on that bear sunblock is just too cute! ♥️🐻 

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@heartsmyface I'd buy the teddy bear-shaped gel just for the packaging alone--too cute!

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@CookieGirl1 It’s such a good sunscreen!!!  I’ve already repurchased it and even at the import premium.  It’s normally $6 in Japan and I went and paid $22 for it I liked it so much.  

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Loves- Have most of these repurchased or deluxe samples to use up first. Won’t purchase the lancome right now because have quite a few other samples to work through. Have the Mac fix+ in another scent to use first.Loves- Have most of these repurchased or deluxe samples to use up first. Won’t purchase the lancome right now because have quite a few other samples to work through. Have the Mac fix+ in another scent to use first.

 

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Okay/destash- too faced bronzers were ok but too dark for me. The ordinary was too siliconey for me. Dior was super old so tossed it.Okay/destash- too faced bronzers were ok but too dark for me. The ordinary was too siliconey for me. Dior was super old so tossed it.

 

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Oh that L’occitane almond oil shower oil is divine! 😍 Great empties @jen81!

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I love the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb! It's lightweight and really helps hydrate my under eye area. <333

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My empties update. I do one approximately every 3 months when my empties bag is full.

I used up:

Full sized products: 18

Deluxe samples: 16

Foil samples/ packets : 62

Sheet masks/ one use treatments: 21

Eye/Lip patches : 21

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My favorites are Shiseido Cottons,
UD Quick Fix, Sephora collection Micelar Water, Clinique Eye Makeup remover, Goodal Toner, Glow Recipe Watermelon Mist. All of these I would definitely repurchase. The only thing I didn’t like was the EOS Hand Cream. The rest was ok but nothing overly exciting. 

 

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Favorites and I would buy a FS - Laneige moisturizer and essence, Drunk Elephant C-Tango, LaLa - this was the old formula that was too heavy for me (especially now during summer) but I tried the new one and I like it much better. I would buy the new one. Kinda unimpressed with AESOP so far. I tried few products but didn’t find anything that would wow me yet. Kinda bummer as I thought I would love that brand. Also liked the Ole and Dr. Jart.

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I have ridiculously large stash of these foil samples. To use them up about month ago I started Beauty Samples Sunday on my IG. Every Sunday I pick around 7-10 samples and try to use them up.m then next Sunday I post an update and select new ones. This makes more accountable and forces me to follow through. In my last empties I had around 20 foil samples now I have over 60 so it’s definitely working for me. 
Favorites: Kate Somerville Serum and moisturizer 2 in 1 ( I think I will get this with my ULTA points next time there is 20%off coupon), L’occitane Almond body lotion (this is amazing but quite expensive), Vitaliberata Tanning cloths (easy to use, very natural color), Murad Retinol Youth Renew Eye Serum (perfect consistency), Bliss Incredi-peel. All of these I would give it a try and buy a FS.
I really hated the dpHUE ACV apple cider vinegar scalp scrub - this tangled my hair so much I thought I would never detengle them again . Big no. Also I hated the smell of La Mer.

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Nice work on those foils @katkapivarci! 😊 It’s such a great feeling to use them up! 

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Hi @katkapivarci ,

 

I always feel so proud when someone finishes their SPF! Also amazing job with the samples! I gotta work on using mine! 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Janean

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Oh no @katkapivarci, you noticed that much of a difference in the old and new formulations of the DE La La?  

excellent pile of empties @katkapivarci

excellent pile of empties @katkapivarci

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Favorite ones : oh K! Hydrogel Mask, Dr.Jart Firming Solution, Clean & Clear Jelly sheet mask, Sephora Collection Green Tea, all JJYoung by Caolin lab masks, Masquology Watermelon.
Sephora hair mask didn’t have enough product in it for all my hair which was a bummer because otherwise it felt and smelled really good.
I hated the O2 Bubble mask. I hated that bubbly feeling on my face. This was a first time I tried bubble mask and I’m not a  fan.  


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I love most of these so i just mention those i didn’t like : KNC Beauty lip mask and Rose Lip mask - they were not hydrating at all and were sliding off. Yes to 2 step eye mask - horrible HORRIBLE product. First step - the patches - they stung and were sliding off. Second step -the cream- was so oily and heavy not pleasant to apply or have on face at all. Big No!8944B350-1E1A-432A-82B2-203ECE71588A.jpeg

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DECLUTTER 
Sephora Collection Eye Pencil, Clinique Mascara dried up. I loved that Clinique and used it a lot. SC pencil was kind of surprise that it dried up
so quickly. The color was very pretty and unique for eye pencil.
Caudalie Spray Water, Eos Balm, Hourglass Lipstick all
have weird smell
so that’s why I’m decluttering them.
Benefit - I don’t like this type of brow product anymore. iI prefer pencils and gels.

Uuuuufffff, this was so long and took forever. Thank you to whoever reads all of this. If you have any questions do ask!! I love trash talk😊

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weekly empties loves, likes and didn't work for me anymore, the quai is nice, but I wasn't feeling the scent, same with the Dearpacker mask. summer Fridays and PTR just started to become too absasive for my skin. the coola is good for the kids to do a touch up, but it contains alcohol, which I'm not too fond of

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Using the Coola spray as touch-up is a great idea, @lmaster. I use it overall but the tan lines are still noticeable. Need some under the spf there;)

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Haha!! @eshoe  thanks lovely!

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Nice work @lmaster! 💗💕