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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:


so many spf products would make my skin soooo oily @jen81...

so many spf products would make my skin soooo oily @jen81 that's a bummer

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@jen81 Love seeing your empties! Thanks for sharing!



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At least two week's worth of empties:


Week 1: I think the Briogeo could easily be a love, I just wasn't a fan of this scent (I'm guessing the banana is better). It worked quite well for my hair, though. The Sulwhasoo may make it on a future Beautylish order - it is a richly nourishing but light sleeping mask and my skin loved it. The Jurlique Balancing Rosewater mist is a past HG, but I've been venturing out and am currently working my way through the GR Watermelon mist which is so good for summer! Found the Velvet travel spray in the sale section, picked up a couple more as I am stocking up on my favorite (and discontinued) winter spray. Thankfully Masion's By the Fireplace is so similar, that will be my go-to after I run out.

Week 2: The Freeman wash-off mask was lovely and one I will pick up a FS of at some point, when I have room. It feels very luxe and has been a great drugstore brand find thanks to @IndyQT317. The fresh Poppy is such a great color - way outside of my comfort zone - and the formula lasts well on me. It's the first time I've tried this formula and I love it! I'm on my last DS of the Bioderma Micellar water and will be buying FS asap - it's that good. The GR Avocado Melt was nice, I'm partial to the YTTP Superberry so won't be buying the FS. It looks like the new formulation has retinol, and although I've heard it's only a very small percentage, my skin just doesn't agree with that ingredient.

The thumbs down is for the "I Heart Revolution" products, I thought they were glosses and rather they are the strangest formula; goes on like a gloss and dries to some sticky, bizarre mess. Tried one and tossing both. Not sure what they are supposed to do, but that's what I get for a throw-in-the-cart at the last minute purchase ๐Ÿ˜„



Week 1: The When masks are a staple. The Dewytree AC CTRL Deep Mask was a love and refreshing - the material of this mask is so soothing. Would love to stock up on those.

Week 2: The Merbliss is one of my favorites for its gauzy mask material. The Glow Loudey, I gave it another go, but it still is reminiscent of hose water. A big pass for me, though lots of others found the scent more along 'sweet leather' @lmaster ๐Ÿ˜„

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Great empties @eshoe. What are the pros and cons for the Briogeo shampoo and conditioner for you? Iโ€™ve eyed that pair but havenโ€™t pulled the trigger.

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The shampoo & conditioner felt nice on my hair @itsfi. Similar to the Shu but the scent was more on par with Suave which isnโ€™t terrible. But if I am paying for a spendy hair-care routine, I kinda hope for a special scent to be included in the package. 


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This is a great set of empties @eshoe! You got through so many samples! I love that! 


Best Wishes,



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Thanks @JaneanBT Iโ€™ve been accumulating them for awhile now, itโ€™s time to clear out. Trying to, anyway!

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@eshoe you are too funny!!

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Weird masks are the spice of life @lmaster ๐Ÿ˜„

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@eshoe So impressed, I do not even have a quarter of the empties you do. I need to step it up ๐Ÿ™‚


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Me too, @RebeccaBT !

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I am trying to be a bit more methodical about finishing products right now, @RebeccaBT. Want to be ready for the holiday sets!

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Ok, first fall and lead up to Christmas on Sephora, and I'm beginning to hear chatter about holiday sets?!  Like....I should be excited and my wallet should tremble, is that it? @eshoe  


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Every year I aim to scale back in the summer/fall so that I can take advantage of sets I want come winter, @l8totheparty. Like with the Laneige lip set-I should have gifted the three DS sizes and just kept the FS. This year I plan to be more prepared so that I buy the sets with items I want to try.

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@eshoe I need to get through some of my skincare to make room for all the holiday goodies too! Can't believe Christmas is in only a few months! 




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Four months, @RebeccaBT ๐Ÿ˜ณ I am not prepared this year!

Empties - 2019

love everything, but don't care for the scent on this particular hempz, like self tanner, but this one made my pores clog

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Here are my empties from the past 2 months or so!


Loves: Masque Vivant, Soulfood, Patchology

Likes/Good:Glow Recipe, Briogeo

Meh: Charcoal sheet mask broke me out, Skyn Iceland mask was dry(I wonder if it was a faulty package or something)



Loves: Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Face wash is amazing! Cleanses really well without leaving your skin feeling tight. I consider myself a cleanser connoisseur and would highly recommend this.

Really liked: It Cosmetics confidence in a cleanser feels lovely and creamy on the skin. My skin felt really soft and there was no residue or film left after washing it off. Only downside was the citrus peel oil or something similar on the formula. On days my skin was irritated from retinol I felt a slight burn. Glow recipe cleanser was gentle and pleasant to use, this was great as a second cleanse after a balm or oil. I wouldn't use it on the mornings, because it made my skin a smidge tight.

Good: Glossier cleanser and YTTP cleanser. Good for second cleanse, but a bit drying to use in the mornings.

Meh: Omorovicza cleansing balm (you absolutely need a flannel for this and even after a flannel I could feel a film on my skin) and Estee Lauder cleanser. Terribly expensive for what they do.

Bad: I am not a cetaphil person (cerave has better and more expensive formulas)

Beyond Bad: The SKII was the most horrid product I've ever used on my skin. My skin felt so dry it was painful.



Loves: Juliette Has a Gun Not a perfume, Essence nail polish drying drops, ABH brow wiz, Mac mascara (I love the wand on this one!)

Good/average: Tarte radiant setting spray, murad eye cream, Klorane body wash (moisturizing, but scent was basic), Alterna hairspray, Sturm HA serum(very good, but not worth $300 for FS), Caudalie cream

Bad: Pretty Vulgar (From influenster, the worst mascara I've used in a long time), Trestique eyeshadow stick (crumbles and uneven)


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Nice run-down/ review! @Cyncynn 

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Some empties finally - I had duplicates of certain items but now they are done ๐Ÿ˜ซ love the Tata Harper and would recommend.  Iโ€™m never out of Bum Bum Cream.  I finished the whole box of face masks.  Loved the Glow watermelon overnight mask and would recommend.  No more rice polish from a Tatcha,  I will replace as I absolutely love it.  No7 overnight worked well, not great but good.  I hated the smell so I wonโ€™t repurchase.  Drunk Elephant sample and Youth to the People samples good but not enough to form an opinion other than I liked the whipped moisturizer sample.  Next fragrance in a Cocoa Woods ๐Ÿ˜˜ would probably buy a full size next time.  Loreal pure sugar scrub is perfect for me and smells so good.  On my third jar.  



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Hi @2manyperfumes ,


I am in need of another Bum Bum soon! I can't wait to restock! 


Best wishes,



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