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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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Oh no @itsfi sorry to see the bamboo is a mehhh!! Good job twinsie

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@lmaster, Thanks twinsie! 🤗 I like the coconut version of the boo bamboo mask. This one is fine, but I don’t see the pore refining that it claims. My pores still look the same afterwards. 😔 

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Great empties, @itsfi !! I'll have to keep my eye out for those Aveeno foot mask. Whats the Tory Burch perfume like? I really like Bel and Nuit Azur.

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@haleyvvvv, the Tory Burch has a subtle citrusy-fresh floral scent to me. I don’t remember smelling the Nuit Azur but I have tested the Bel Azur and liked that one too. To me, the Bel Azur has a aquatic-fresh scent to it - like a watery, ocean breeze freshness. I don’t pick up a watery fresh scent from the Tory Burch, that one has more of a citrus fresh bent to it but the citrus to me is subtle.

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Thank you, @itsfi !!

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Nice set of empties @itsfi!! YES to the Aveeno Foot Mask!!! Dare I say that I love it and prefer it over the Sephora Foot Mask. 😮 I agree about the Armani Si fragrance too. There is just something about it that doesn't work. It's the same way I feel about the Lancome La Vie Est Belle.

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@sephoraaddict918, I feel the same about the Aveeno foot mask. I’ve been a long time devotee of the Sephora foot mask but I feel like the Aveeno one is my new favorite. It’s soooo good!! ♥️♥️♥️

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August Empties (Body Care)


Body Care EmptiesBody Care Empties



Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot  Mask

Results - Soft, baby smooth feet Aroma - None; Fragrance Free Texture - Plastic serum-line booties Expense - $3.99; Despite the struggle getting these on, I would still repurchase because my feet felt AMAZING!

Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 50 (Guava Mango)

Results - Mixes well with my moisturizers, absorbs quickly, and leaves the skin looking glowy Aroma - Fruity and tropical Texture - Looks and feels like a body lotion Expense - $32 5.0 oz; I used my FSA funds to buy this sunscreen, so I’m not really concerned about the price. However, this is not replacing my Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen any time soon. 

Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 (Unscented)

Results - Works well for getting sun protection on hard to reach areas and reapplying throughout the day. Aroma - None Texture - Light, barely there mist Expense - $10 2.0 fl oz; I bought this for $5 at Nordstrom Rack, so I would definitely repurchase at that price. This would work nicely for reapplying sunscreen on the go, but you’ll go through it very quickly.

Dove Shea Butter Dry Spray

Results - Dry armpits with no white residue Aroma - Smells like the Dove Shea Butter Body Wash Texture - Airy mist Expense - $5-$8 3.8 oz; The price I pay depends on sales and coupons, but I love it so much that it doesn’t really matter. This is my favorite deodorant!

Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer

Results - Absorbs quickly and makes skin feel nourished Aroma - Kind of nutty and earthy, but also a little citrusy. It’s not too strong, and it doesn’t linger. Texture - Thick and creamy Expense - $23 17 oz; I received this as a gift with purchase from Ulta, but I would absolutely purchase this again to use after washing my hands because it lasted forever!

Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Eau de Toilette

Results - Feels light on the skin, but heavy in the nostrils Aroma - Pure cheap musk Texture - Light spray Expense - $130 3.4 oz; YUCK! This will never become part of my fragrance collection. Sometimes I enjoy a men’s fragrance, but this was not one of them

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Cartridges

Results - I use this along with the Tree Hut Shaving Oil, and my legs feel incredibly soft and smooth. Aroma - Nutty Texture - Creamy Expense - $16.99 3 cartridges; I already have a new pack in the stash. 

Soap & Glory Magnificoco A Cream Come True Luminous Body Butter

Results - Made my skin sparkle like a Twilight vampire Aroma - Sweet plastic smell; Doesn’t have the signature Magnificoco scent Texture - Thick cream Expense - $15 10.1 oz; I love the sparkle this gives, but it’s white based, so sometimes it makes my skin look a little ashy. I’m up in the air about whether I would repurchase it.

Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil

Results - Mixes well with my moisturizer and leaves me with sparkly skin. I didn’t notice any transfer to the clothes. Aroma - Something slightly sweet, but not that signature SDL scent Texture - Liquidy dry oil Expense - $35 2.5 oz; I bought this for $25, and I think that’s a really good price for it. I might repurchase during a sale depending on my experience with other Glow Oils. 

Tree Hut Bohemian Escape Shea Sugar Scrub

Results - Super smooth skin! Aroma - Tropical citrus Texture - Fine emollient sugar grains Expense - $8.99 18 oz; Tree Hut makes the best body scrub I’ve ever tried, and it’s almost always on sale at Ulta. It’s a win-win situation!

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum

Results - The bottle didn’t have a sprayer, so it was always difficult to apply. When I was able to get out enough product, I absolutely loved this light sweet scent during the spring and summer. Aroma - Sweet, Candy, Floral Texture - Expense - $68 1.0 oz; I like the scent. I’m planning to get this the next time I cash in my Ulta points. 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Results - Unique floral scent that lasts for HOURS! Aroma - Warm, Sensual Floral Texture - Medium to heavy fragrance Expense - $85 1.0 oz; I have loved this fragrance from first sniff! It’s one of the best floral scents I’ve ever used, and I usually hate floral fragrances. I currently have the Petite Flowerbomb in my fragrance collection.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight Eau de Parfum 

Results - The scent is a darker version of Flowerbomb, but the scent fades so quickly that in the end it’s forgettable. Aroma - Warm, musky floral Texture - Very light Expense - $85 1.0 oz; Despite the HG status of the original Flowerbomb, Midnight is lacking in the scent department. For $85, I would rather buy the original fragrance.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum

Results - The longevity can be hit or miss. Sometimes, it lasts all day. Sometimes, it only lasts a few hours. Aroma - Warm, Spicy Texture - Medium-body scent that is great for fall and winter Expense - $76 1.0 oz; I really like this fragrance, but it’s not a fragrance I would immediately repurchase.

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Couldn't agree more about the replica 😝 @sephoraaddict918 

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Nice empties @sephoraaddict918! 😃 Love your new review set up ♥️ and I love that Aveeno foot mask! So good!

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August Empties (Hand Stuff)

Hand Soap / Cream / Sanitizer EmptiesHand Soap / Cream / Sanitizer Empties



Love Beauty and Planet Yuzu & Vanilla Hand Wash

Results - Clean hands that don’t feel dry Aroma - Earthy and sweet Texture - Creamy Expense - $3.99 13.5 fl oz; I love everything about this hand soap and would absolutely repurchase.

Sephora Almond Hand Balm

Results - Moisturized hands Aroma - Sweet and nutty Texture - Thicc cream Expense - $5 1 oz; This might seem overpriced, but I like this hand cream, and I would definitely repurchase. I keep it in my car, and it lasts for a few months. 

Soap & Glory Hand Food 

Results - Super moisturized and glowy hands Aroma - S&G signature perfume-y scent Texture - Whipped and creamy Expense - I bought this as part of a 3-pack at TJ Maxx, and I think it was around $10. Hand Food is one of my favorite hand creams, so I would absolutely repurchase.

Whim by Ulta Beauty Peach Hand Sanitizer

Results - Germ-free sweet-smelling hands Aroma - Millions of peaches Texture - Thicc gel Expense - $3.50 1 fl oz; This is overpriced for the size because I ran through this bottle, but it smells good. Plus, Ulta always has sales.

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@sephoraaddict918 great idea keeping hand balm in the car 👍

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August Empties (Makeup)


Makeup Empties / DecluttersMakeup Empties / Declutters



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 Palette

Results - 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)


Skincare EmptiesSkincare Empties


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  

Re: Empties - V2

@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)

Hair Care EmptiesHair Care Empties



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

IMG_20200901_123058715.jpgmask loves






 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