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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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August Empties (Skincare)


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Acure Ultra Hydrating Green Juice Cleanser

Results - Works well as a second cleanse; Leaves my skin clean without feeling stripped. Aroma - Fresh and slightly earthy; The scent is light and doesn’t linger Texture - Creamy Expense - $12.99 4.0 oz; Lasts for months; I would repurchase especially since there is always a sale.

Acure Ultra Hydrating Watermelon Seed Oil

Results - Easy absorbs into my skin, but still makes my dry skin feel nourished and gives it a healthy glow; It works well in my daytime routine as my last step before sunscreen. Aroma - None Texture - Lightweight  Expense - $19.99 1.0 oz; I would definitely repurchase. Acure is often on sale at Ulta, and I can always use a coupon.

Boscia Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask

Results - Plump and hydrated skin Aroma -  Floral Texture - Cotton mask with lots of serum and contoured my face well, but it can be difficult to take off the protective layers. Expense - $8; It is pricey, but I would buy again for the bonus points. It might be discontinued because it’s no longer available at Ulta.

Clinique All About Eyes Serum 

Results - Hydrated under eye area  Aroma - None; Fragrance Free  Texture - Viscous gel Expense - $34 0.5 oz; This lasts so long that it was about $2 cheaper when I bought it! I would repurchase.

CosRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence

Results - Hydrated, plump skin  Aroma - Nothing noticeable Texture - Watery Gel Expense - $24 3.38 oz; Lasts for months; I would definitely repurchase

Dermalogica Precleanse

Results - Easily and gently removes makeup without any irritation Aroma - Earthy Citrus Texture - Light Expense - $45 5.1 oz; This is ridiculously expensive; I would only repurchase during a sale. 

Essenherb Canola Honey Mask 

Results - Hydrated skin Aroma - Sweet Floral Texture - Cotton mask with slightly sticky serum, but there wasn’t enough serum for me Expense - $3.97; I wouldn’t go out of my way for this mask, especially for this price. I wasn’t wowed.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream

Results - Moisturized skin  Aroma - None; Fragrance Free Texture - Snot-like Mousse Expense - $30 1.5 oz; I wouldn’t purchase the full size because I hate the texture.

Formula 10.0.6 Soak Your Face Intensive Hydrating Sheet Mask

Results - Super hydrated skin Aroma - Light Floral Texture - Juicy cotton mask that was a little small for my face, but had plenty of extra serum to rub in Expense - $7.49; 3 masks for less then $10? Heck, yeah I would repurchase!

Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater

Results - Damp, lightly scented skin Aroma - Rose petals Texture - Light spritz Expense - $10.29 8.0 oz; I enjoyed this sample, so I would buy the full size to use in between routine steps. It’s not at the top of the list though.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

Results - Plump, hydrated skin Aroma - Nothing noticeable Texture - Milky, emollient liquid Expense - $18 8.5 oz; I splash a bit in my hands, then pat it into my skin, so this bottle lasts a long time. This has become one of my favorite hydrating toners, so I would definitely repurchase.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray (Cucumber / Lavender / Rosewater)

Results - Keeps skin damp between routine steps  Aroma - Cucumber smells fruity; Lavender has aromatic lavender scent; Rosewater smells like artificial roses Texture - Light mist Expense - $7 4.0 oz / $12 8.0 oz; I would definitely repurchase. The Rosewater used to be my fave, but Cucumber has moved to the top spot. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask

Results - Hydrated skin Aroma - Has a light sweet scent; Fragrance is listed in the ingredients Texture - Slippery hydrogel mask that doesn’t stick to my face well Expense - $3.99; I hate this mask, but I love the results. It comes in two parts. It’s hard to get on, and it slides all over the place. I still keep buying it though because the results don’t lie.

Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha Cleansing Balm

Results - Gently removes makeup and leaves skin feeling nourished Aroma - Light fruity scent, but it doesn’t linger Texture - Balm melts quickly without a lot of manipulation Expense - $14.99 1.4 oz.; This is overpriced because I run through it quickly, but I can often buy it on sale. I would only repurchase at the discount price.

Quret Snail Lifting Care Mask

Results - Moisturized skin Aroma - Don’t remember a strong scent, but fragrance is listed Texture - I expected plenty of slimy, sticky serum, but it was just a basic sheet mask with hardly any serum. Expense - $1.97; Even at the discount price, I’m not repurchasing.

Sephora Pumpkin Face Mask

Results - Face feels plump and hydrated Aroma - No pumpkin, just vanilla Texture - Plenty of moisturizing serum on a cotton mask that adhered to my face with ease  Expense - $6; I bought it for $3, so I would repurchase at the price. “It’s a no for me dawg” at the regular price.

Simple Hydrating Sheet Mask

Results - Super hydrated skin (as promised)  Aroma - Didn’t notice any scents; Advertised as having no artificial fragrances Texture - Cotton mask full of watery serum! Expense - $4.29; I absolutely LOVED this mask! I’ve already bought 2 more the last time I was at CVS.

Simple Kind to Skin Mini Micellar Cleansing Water

Results - Gets rid of makeup residue before second cleanse, but sometimes irritates my eyes Aroma - None; Has no artificial fragrance Texture - Water Expense - Don’t remember how much I paid for it since it’s no longer available at Ulta. It doesn’t matter because I won’t repurchase.

Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream

Results - Moisturized skin, but my skin sometimes felt a little irritated from it. Aroma - Light citrusy scent that doesn’t linger Texture - Rich and creamy; Great for dry skin Expense - $22 0.5 oz; This is the epitome of overpriced. I received this as an Ulta Diamond gift, and I would never purchase this on my own accord. 

Truly Hemp Acne Patches

Results - Reduced pimples … sometimes Aroma - None Texture - Sticker Expense - $13 36 patches; These are really hit or miss for me. The patches are cute, but it’s not worth it if they only sometimes get rid of the zits.

Truly Star Acne Patches

Results - Reduced pimples … sometimes, and doesn’t reduce scarring Aroma - None Texture - Sticker Expense - $10 36 patches; Super cute, but not very effective  

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@sephoraaddict918 this is not the first time I've seen that texture is an issue with the FAB,,, that'll definitely be a pass for me to try

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Great empties all around, @sephoraaddict918 !! Thats too bad about the Boscia mask, I hope it isnt discontinued. 

The jab about the FAB moisturizer texture had me cackling.


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Same @haleyvvvv!! I hope it's just some kind of reformulation or redesigned packaging. 

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August Empties (Hair)

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Klorane Nourishing Shampoo with Mango Butter

Results - Makes my hair smell delicious, but my coils feel stripped of moisture (even after pre-pooing and mixing this with a cleansing conditioner)  Aroma - Sweet and fruity Texture - Rich and creamy Expense - $9 3.3 fl oz; This is the price of the travel size bottle, but I got this as part of the Hydrating Mango Butter Trial Kit for $20 that also includes a trial size version of the conditioner the the leave-in cream. I won’t repurchase because I don’t like how my hair feels after using this shampoo.

Pacifica Native Flower Nourishing Hair Oil

Results - Nourished and moisturized hair using the L.O.C. method Aroma - Nothing noticeably strong Texture - Lightweight Expense - I bought this a TJ Maxx and don’t remember how much I paid for it. If I saw it again, I would repurchase because I think it was less than $10 and lasts for a couple of years.

Pacifica Scalp Love Rosemary Mint Serum

Results - A soothe and detoxed scalp? Aroma - I was surprised that there was no noticeable scent since this has rosemary and mint Texture - Thin and very watery Expense - $11 2 fl oz; This is reasonably priced for how long it lasted, but I won’t repurchase because I couldn’t really tell if it was working.

Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum Self-Heating Pack

Results - Glossy, moisturized pre-pooed hair Aroma - Light and sweet Texture - Mediumweight oil that absorbed quickly Expense - $15 2 packs; This is definitely overpriced! I wouldn’t buy this on a regular basis, but I might pick it up when I’m feeling a little bougie.  

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August empties= 86 YTD total 567 🤩


 candle loves


 beauty past it's prime,, stila will be always a repurchase and il makiage is amazing


 these are declutters


 mask loves

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 these ⬆️ smell odd


 these were a big no


 this is iffy, love the scent, not sure how I like the feel of my hair after using it

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Great empties @lmaster!! I had a couple of Stila Shimmer & Glows dry out recently too, but I agree. They are so beautiful, I will always repurchase them.


How was the Lancome mascara? It's coming up on 21 Days of Beauty, and I'm thinking about getting it.

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Love it too @sephoraaddict918 and thank you!! I'm also grabbing it 😆 for half off, I need it

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So many great products here @lmaster! Love your candles! ♥️ We’re twinsies - I had the same amount of empties this month. Will  hopefully get to posting pics soon.

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@itsfi thank you!! Oh how funny!! We are so close together,, the empty twins 😆🙌💙

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August Empties! I was pretty happy with what I was able to use up. 





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Super nice perfume bottles @CookieGirl1 

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Nice, @CookieGirl1! What did you think of the Ahava?

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@eshoe I was surprised but I liked the scent quite well!  I actually bought the same scent in their body lotion and the formulas on both products are nice.

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I really liked it too, @CookieGirl1 - it reminds me of the ocean. I’m thinking I finished the same one last month, too; I need to tally up August today!

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My August empties. Not too much this month. I loved Lancôme CILS Booster lash primer, but didn’t repurchase this time. I have been using CILS Booster for years, but I’m trying out MILK’s Kush primer to change it up. Liked the Tatcha cleanser, but didn’t love it. The Bath and Body Works candle was nice but very strong so I don’t think I’ll ever get this scent again. Wipes came in a 2 pack, so I have one more pack of them, but don’t think I’d repurchase as they’re just okay. Ole Henriksen serum was gifted, I liked it but didn’t love it. I have other serums I prefer so I don’t think I’d repurchase it. ABH Brow Powder Duo, and Sephora Collection Solid Brush Cleanser are both awesome, and I’ve repurchased both already!

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Good to know about the B&BW candle @samkeaysxo. The jar is beautiful. Jasmine can be too overwhelming for me so I appreciate the heads up on how strong the scent it. Nice work on your empties!

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Ohhhh I've never seen that candle!! @samkeaysxo 

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2020- 135/100

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Skyn Iceland Eye Gels
Too Cool For School Egg Mallow Cream

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Philosophy Honey & Cream 3 in 1.
Honey + Pear Bath Powder
Honey Pure Mask
Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot
Pinrose Treehouse Royal x3
Colourpop Donut
Sephora Lip Balm/Lipstick
Creme Shop Snowman's Story x2
Artistry Pink Sugar Lip Gloss
Biore Nose Strips
Pacifica Crystal Crush Lip Balm

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RMS Luminzer
D&G Floral Drops
DE Sweet Pitti
Sephora Rose Sleep Mask
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Sol Coco Cabana
Wax Melt


No Opinion-
L'Occitane Precioius Cream


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Yeah you either love or hate Coco cabana @Samtian 🤷

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@lmaster Haha yeah I was happy to finish that one.

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