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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying ๐Ÿ™‚


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




Previous Empties thread:


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I used to be a hard core secret fan. Then the fear of cancer and death hit me and I switched to Native. They also have great body wash. And the scents are lovely.  @l8totheparty 

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Message me their referral link/code and I will possibly try them (I was reading their pages).


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I will have to look that brand up. @Weetart 

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@l8totheparty So many great products! Thanks for sharing! 



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The Ordinary- effective products at a low price-point.  โœ”


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My July emptiesโœจ loved the MJ Daisy (I own another mini, and the full size 100ml), SC brush cleaner, Stila mascara and all of the Bath and Body Works products. The rest was just okay, donโ€™t think Iโ€™d bother to repurchase any of those few items

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Iโ€™m big on Bath And Body Works too

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@samkeaysxo That candle looks so pretty! 



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The mini MJ Daisy is so cute @samkeaysxo! Love the scents on your B&BW products! 

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July empties (sheet masks not included, I'll post separately another day)


Eminence Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster - Serum -  the licorice root in this booster-serum works very nicely at helping fade away discoloration and sun spots. I treat it like a spot treatment, apply a light layer all over and then spot treat the areas of my face that have some sun spots.

Shangpree Gold Black Pearl Eye Mask โ€“ these feel cool and refreshing on my under eye, which I enjoy having on morning and night, and make me look more awake, fresh, which I also like. I would use these again and will repurchase once Iโ€™ve gone through my other jars of eye gel masks.

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser โ€“ My first few times of using this cleanser were mixed โ€“ really liked it but noticed it left a bit of film on my face afterwards; nothing that my second cleanser wouldnโ€™t take care of but I preferred if it didnโ€™t leave the film. As I worked my way through the jar, I wasnโ€™t experiencing the film on my skin. I thought maybe I had gotten used to it, but that wasnโ€™t the case. It really was that the top layer of the balm seemed to leave a film but that once I got past that layer all was good.

AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence โ€“ loooooove. <333 Iโ€™m pretty sure I have a few DS and Iโ€™ll be making those last me until the November sale when I will pick up another gorgeous bottle of this beauty.

Aโ€™Pieu Hyaluthione Soonsoo Daily Sheet Mask  โ€“ I masked every day in July with these sheet masks and it made a noticeable difference in my skin. I love that the essence in this thin mask has 5 different types of hyaluronic acid and that it's made without parabens. I think I'll give these another run in the fall / winter months. 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water โ€“ a holy grail product for me. I've lost count of the number of bottles I've gone through; itโ€™s a staple in my routine. We're going to grow old together. ๐Ÿ™‚



Natureโ€™s Way Sambucus Standardized Elderberry Gummies Immune Support โ€“ theyโ€™re gummies; theyโ€™re gluten-free and gelatin-free; theyโ€™re good for immune support โ€ฆ did I mention theyโ€™re gummies?!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask โ€“ I like this more as a cleanser than I do as a face mask and feel like its more effective for me to use it that way.

Phyto PhytoKeratine Extreme Exceptional Mask โ€“ this stuff does not mess around. It works best for me in the winter and/or as a treatment during those times when I use heating or thermal products (blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron, etc.) with more frequency. 

Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel
โ€“ I initially found this one to be just okay but a recent bout of severely dry lips made me realize the value of this beauty. Itโ€™s nice to have on hand for the winter and those times during the year when my lips are super dry.

Kiehlโ€™s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
โ€“ itโ€™s too light to work as a moisturizer on my dehydrated skin, even in the summer months when skin is more combo than dry, but it is such a great product to use as a serum, before my moisturizer, especially in the warmer months.

boscia Luminizing Black Mask โ€“ I wasn't so sure about this one at first and then @heartsmyface suggested dermaplaning those areas where it hurt when I peeled off this mask and ... tah dah! this mask becomes a "like it!" as opposed to a "leave it!"

Maybes, Mehs & NoMaybes, Mehs & No


Meh  โ€“  Aveda Sap Moss Weightless Hydration Shampoo & Aveda Sap Moss Weightless Hydration Conditioner  โ€“ my hair does feel lighter and hydrated after using the shampoo and conditioner, but the scent on this one is a little too much for me. I'm usually good with herbaceous scents but there's something else in this one that doesn't make my nose very happy.

NO โ€“ Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn Body Wash โ€“ woah there! The very strong, very โ€œIโ€™m hereโ€ fragrance on this one presented some challenges to my nose. It took a while to use it up and I found that itโ€™s something Iโ€™m more inclined to reach for if I mix it with another body wash, one that can help to tone down or neutralize the scent on this one.

Maybe โ€“ Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream โ€“ itโ€™s an alright skincare product; I think Iโ€™d like it as a serum in the coldest months of the year, applied before my moisturizer. I may try to pick up another sample of it during the wintertime to test that out.

Maybe โ€“ Olly girl Multi Daily Supplement โ€“ yes this is targeted for girls ages 12-17 and yes, I am definitely not within that age range! lol. I picked this up when one of my cousins was here with her mom visiting local colleges. She wasnโ€™t fond of it and I didnโ€™t want it to go to waste so there you have it. I wouldnโ€™t be opposed to repurchasing but I'll probably pick up something that is more geared towards my age group.


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I love strong rose body wash, Iโ€™ll have to try that one day.

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@howconnie, definitely give this one a try if you like strong rose scents. I was able to get used to it but I prefer a lighter scent. I found this one at TJ Maxx / Marshalls.

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@itsfi Lots of great products! How did you like the vitamins? 




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Thank you @RebeccaBT! ๐Ÿค— I like the gummy vitamins alright. I think Iโ€™m still trying to find the right combo of vitamins / supplements I like best, which really means the ones I remember to take consistently. ๐Ÿ˜†

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Out of curiousity, @itsfi, what kind of results did you see with the AmorePacific?

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@CookieGirl1, when I use it consistently I notice my skin is more hydrated, plump and glowy. Also I see less redness in certain areas of my face.

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July EmptiesIMG_1636 (1).jpg

- Schmidt's Coconut Pineapple Sensitive Skin Formula Natural Deodorant
- Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo
- Dr. Locs Jinan Leave-In Conditioner
- Trader Joe's Lemongrass Coconut Body Oil
- Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm
- Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
- Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter 360ยฐ Eye Serum
- Benefit They're Real mascara
- Skinceuticals CE Ferulic


- Make p:rem Layering Me Soothing Double Mask
- Neogen Milk Cream mask (x4)
- The Oozoo Power Capsule Mask (x2)
- The Oozoo Fresh Capsule Mask (x2)
- Mitomo Rice Leaven Essence Mask (x2)
- Innisfree Manuka Honey Mask (x4)
- Innisfree Green Tea Mask
- Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask
- Mamonde Pomegranate Flower Essence Mask
- TonyMoly Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid Mask
- Papa Recipe Green Squeeze Relaxing Mask

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Products I would repurchase
- Etude House Sunprise SPF 50+
- Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)
- Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser
- Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
- The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
- Jack Black Hand Healer 
- Laura Mercier Tea Menthe Citron Gel Body Moisture
- TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask
- Nars Climax mascara
- Farmacy Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm
- Grace + Tonic Eye Serum (I've already repurchased)
- SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair


Products I would repurchase
- By Nature Honey Double Mask
- By Nature Avocado Omega Boost 2-in-1 Sheet Mask


Just ok
- DE T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
- Edible Beauty Citrus Rhapsody Toner Mist (nice, but I have several toners at lower price points that work well)
- Amore Pacific Treatment Cleansing Oil (too heavily perfumed)
- Dove Gentle Cleansing Face Wash
- Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
- Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen (nice, but I wouldn't pay $98 for the full size)
- Tatcha The Silk Canvas (I need to try with some of my other foundations)


Just ok
- TonyMoly Master Lab Collagen Elasticity Mask
- Saturday Skin Quench Intensive Hydration Mask
- Peach Slices Banana Ice Cream Sheet Mask (x2)
- Peach Slices Mango Peace Popsicle Sheet Mask


- FAB Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter (doesn't remove make well)


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Good to know fab makeup remover isnโ€™t a go

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@howconnie It's terrible. I now know why I recently saw a full sized bottle at TJ Maxx on clearance for $3.00

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@MoniDJ WOW! Great job! 




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@MoniDJ, my list of things to try gets longer every time I see your empties! So many great products! ๐Ÿ’— Love that Etude House sunblock! Itโ€™s a favorite of mine.