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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 (Makeup)
BareMinerals All Over Face Color (Clear Radiance)
Results - I can’t really tell what this powder wants to do. I just mixed it in with my Maybelline FitMe Powder to give it a little sparkle. Aroma - None Texture - Finely milled and sparkly Expense - $22 0.05 oz; I have no use for this product.
CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder
Results - Sets concealer without flashback Aroma - None Texture - Softly milled Expense - $35 0.35 oz; I’m still on the fence about this powder. I bought a kit that includes a mini size for my CoverFX review, but I wouldn’t buy the full size based on my recent experience.
NYX Professional Makeup Tinted Brow Mascara (Black)
Results - I use this to get my overgrown brows as tame as possible. It seemed to get the job done well enough. Aroma - None Texture - Drier Pigment Expense - $7.50 0.22 oz; I wasn’t wowed by this, and it seems like it was dried out already when I got it. I will at least try it one more time before I dismiss it completely.
Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur
Results - I didn’t notice much blurring, but I like how smooth the primer feels on the skin Aroma - Didn’t notice any scent Texture - Straight Silicone Expense - $37 1.0 oz; This primer is just a’ight to me, so I’m not running to purchase a full size.
Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer
Results - Skin feels moisturized and slightly glowy Aroma - Citrusy Texture - Light and creamy Expense - $39 1.0 oz; I would buy the full size version of the primer during a sale.
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
Results - Lashes that are neither thick or super volumized with a quickness. Aroma - Didn’t notice anything Texture - On the drier side Expense - I got this on super discount because S&G makeup was being discontinued at my Ulta. I think I paid less than $5 for it, but I wouldn’t repurchase.
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow (Cloud/Kitten)
Results - Eyelids that shim shimmer to the gods! Aroma - Nothing noticeable Texture - Creamy; but the mini sizes seem to dry out very quickly. Expense - $24 0.153 oz; I got these in a holiday gift set. Out of the two, I would probably purchase a full size of Cloud because the color is more unique than Kitten.
Ulta Beauty Bloom Blush
Results - Nothing; This blush is not made for people who would fail the paper bag test. Aroma - Nothing noticeable Texture - Dry and powdery Expense - $0; This was part of a gift set, so I don’t feel guilty about decluttering it.
Ulta Beauty Bloom Eyeshadow PaletteResults - Ashy lids because this palette looks pretty in the pan, but it’s not made for us melanated beauties. Aroma - Didn’t notice any scent Texture - Powdery Expense - $0; This was part of a gift set. Now, it has been decluttered because it doesn’t bring me joy.
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August Empties (Skincare)
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
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 PatchesResults - 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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August Empties (Hair)
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 PackResults - 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 🤩
beauty past it's prime,, stila will be always a repurchase and il makiage is amazing
these are declutters
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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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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@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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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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Skyn Iceland Eye Gels
Too Cool For School Egg Mallow Cream
Philosophy Honey & Cream 3 in 1.
Honey + Pear Bath Powder
Honey Pure Mask
Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot
Pinrose Treehouse Royal x3
Sephora Lip Balm/Lipstick
Creme Shop Snowman's Story x2
Artistry Pink Sugar Lip Gloss
Biore Nose Strips
Pacifica Crystal Crush Lip Balm
D&G Floral Drops
DE Sweet Pitti
Sephora Rose Sleep Mask
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Sol Coco Cabana
L'Occitane Precioius Cream