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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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@haleyvvvv that tower28 spray is a skin saver! The main ingredient in it is the same used in wound care...so perfect for the blemishes I'm always picking at haha
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Here are my empties for March. I already wrote a long blog post about my experience. I'm too lazy to copy the deets here, but I'm happy to share my experience in the comments!
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I haven't posted my empties in such a long time. I hope everyone is safe and healthy! Here are my February and March empties. YTD total is 66.
Some of my ultimate favorites are :
-Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
-Creme Shop masks
-Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play shower gel
-Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
-Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Hair Mask
-Briogeo Scalp Revival Treatment
New faves are :
-Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam 1hr express
-Indie Lee Coq-10 Toner
-Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser
-Biossance Tea Tree Cleanser
-LaNeige Sleeping Lip Mask in Vanilla
-Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo
-Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Sheet Mask
-Haruharu Wonder Maqui Berry Mask
These are nice and wouldn't mind using them again if I found a great deal but wouldn't run to the store to restock.
I had high hopes for the Creme Shop wipes, because they are alcohol-free and vegan, but I wasn't really impressed. I needed several wipes to take all of my makeup off and even then I always had to go back with another makeup remover. The packaging was also a major let down. The hard plastic opening part was poorly glued onto the packaging and fell off which eventually dried all my wipes.
Wasn't a fan of the B&B soap scent. There was too much clove in it for me. I usually am a sucker for these holiday spices type of scent, but this was too much.
Same happened for the Being by Sanctuary Spa bath bomb, I thought it would smell delicious, but the macadamia overpowered the caramel scent.
The Shiseido Full Lash Mascara was a fail. It is totally waterproof, but it has not volumizing or lenghtening effect. It made my lash point straight forward. Plus waterproof is just so hard to remove.
I work in a hospital and wash my hand an incredible amount of times per day, especially in these crazy times. The Sephora Aloe Vera Hand Mask was my rescue. The mask held tightly on my hands, the serum was thick enough to deeply moisturize, but too much so it dried quickly. I wish Sephora would carry this one all year long, because I need backups 😩.
The Sephora Pumpkin face mask smells incredible and does a great job at moisturizing. It doesn't smell like pumpkin though in my opinion. It has a sweet smell, not too intense.
Some of my new favorites are the Grow Gorgeous Back Into The Roots Scalp Mask (quick detox mask with a strong peppermint scent) and the Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Perfector (made my hair shine and my curls look beautiful the next morning).
The other items were lovely and would love to purchase again in full sizes.
The Being by Sanctuary Spa bath bombs in Chili Mango and Tonka Beans, Cloudberry and Lychee were nice. Smell isn't too overpowering or irritating and forms a light foam in the water. I bought these at Marshall's btw.
Origins Mega Mushroom Relief and Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion was nice, I feel like it really soothed my sensitive skin. I had less redness and it gave an extra hydration boost to my skin.
The Aveeno Hand Mask let me down big time. The little stickers to made the mask stay in place weren't sticky enough. The serum was THICK, like I was putting my hands in jell-o or pudding. It took a long time to absorb. In the end my hands were hydrated but didn't perform as well as the Sephora Aloe Vera Mask.
The Sand & Fog candle in 'Passion Tea' had a very light scent. I love this brand and there other candles but I was expecting something better.
The Cirem HCR 3-in-1 Sheet Mask was awful I forgot to put it aside in the photo. I got this from a subscription box and I'm glad it was my last one. This is the type of mask that has pieces you can attach behind your ears and around your jaw. The eye holes were so tiny I had serum on my lids and in my eyelashes. The serum wouldn't absorb into my skin like it was sitting on top of it. I felt the residue all night and was happy to wash off my face the next morning.
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Thank you @itsfi ! It's a great affordable foam, easy to use with a color guide. I like that it has a green undertone so it gives a golden brown-olive tan, not orange at all. Plus it doesn't smell like self tanner, it smells like coconut 😊
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... and the rest of my March empties ...
MTD = 66 empties total (39 shown here + 27 from an earlier post this month)
YTD = 181 empties
I was on a group chat last week and to make it more interactive we started with the "2 truths and a lie" game and one of the statements thrown out was "one of my side jobs is as a Shania Twain impersonator" and I was inspired to use Shania Twain songs for my empties categories. 🙂
You're Still The One - these products are tried-and-true favorites that I repurchase time and time again ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
From This Moment On - similar to the first category, I plan to repurchase these beauties but unlike the other category, these products were new to me this month ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
You've Got A Way - my "likes" group. Something about thesekeeps me (or will keep me) coming back to them. Maybe one day they'll be "loves". All are repurchase-worthy but whether I actually do that soon will depend on how many other similar products I already have that I want to use up first 😊😊😊
That Don't Impress Me Much - not surprisingly, there's not a ton of songs about someone or something just being 'meh' or 'okay', so I've grouped products that I consider "fine but not standout" or "it's not you, it's me" under this camp. These products are nice and I'd use these beauties if I had them, but they're not anything I feel the need to actively look for or seek out. 😐🤷♀️
I'm Outta Here - NO; "just no." These are getting decluttered. 👎
Breakdown (March 2020)