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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!




Previous Empties thread:


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2020- 171/100 Slow month for me.

Wax Melts- When I could smell them lol


Korres Guava Lip Balm
Biores Nose Strip
L'Occitane Shower Oil
Skin Inc. Licorice Serum
Hello Kitty Mask
Origins Maskimizer
Cosmetea Black Tea


Bobbie Brown Cleansing Oil
OOzoo rose mask
I don't know yesterday mask


Foreo Night Cleanser


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You’ve almost doubled your goal of 100 empties @Samtian! Nicely done. 😃 

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@itsfi Thank you! I've done a lot better than last year, pretty proud of myself.

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@Samtian good job!!! I feel like October and November have really been procrastinating months for me.... When the cold hit,,, I literally can't move,,, so my masking and skincare have taken a back seat 😒

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@lmaster I feel that! I've just been too depressed and tired. And I don't want to use my stuff that smells because I want to enjoy it haha.

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💗 = love 

L = like 

N = no 




- Anastasia Beverly Hills - dipbrow pomade , blonde (💗)

- benefit - roller lash mascara (💗)

- benefit - BADgal lash bang! (💗)

- benefit - dandelion blush (💗)

- benefit - watts up highlighter (💗)

- NARS - concealer, vanilla (💗)

- tarte - rainforest of the sea radiance drops (💗)

- urban decay - eyeliner- double life (💗)




 fragrance - sol de janeiro - cheirosa ‘62 (💗)


 hand care


sol de Janierio - Brazilian touch hand sanitizer (L/starting to 💗)

Trader Joe’s pink grapefruit hand soap (L)




hair care:

Not your mother’s clean freak tapioca fry shampoo warm sugar x2 (💗)



 bath & body:

bath & body works - coconut hibiscus body cream (L)

Jergens weightless wet skin moisturizer (L)


face care:

Cetiphil - daily facial moisturizer (N) 

the creme shop - let it glow moisturizing jojoba oil sheet mask (L)

Mario basescu - facial spray w/herbs & rosewater (L)

origins - checks and balances frothy face wash (💗)

Trader Joe’s - hydrating face sheet mask x2  (L)

wyndmere - lavender essential oil (L)


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You went through a lot of full size products @WhereYouStand! Nice job! The scent on that Sol de Janeiro!!! So good! 😃

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The sdj perfume is so good!! @WhereYouStand 

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@lmaster  its definitely worth buying the full size I’ve never gone through a spray bottle of perfume so fast it only took me a couple months tops. 

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My November empties. 

Loved: Sol De Janeiro body wash, I love the scent of all the SDJ products!! The body wash is creamy and the scent is long lasting. Clairol travel sized hairspray; I believe Sally Beauty discontinued these, I bought as many as I could when they were on clearance. Nice hold, not overly sticky, and smells great! Love having one in my purse. Bath & Body Works Caramel Pumpkin Swirl candle, smells so good, and has a strong throw too. Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Pocketbac Sanitizer, smells good and been using a lot of sanitizer in 2020, BBW’s is a great formula. 

Meh: Lancôme Defincils mascara, just alright. Many other mascaras I prefer. Amika The Shield heat protectant and anti humidity hairspray. Smells super strong, and didn’t notice a difference in humidity resistance. I have other heat protectants and hairsprays I like much better. Farmacy Daily Greens moisturizer, didn’t like the scent of this at all. And even though it claims to be pore clearing and good for oily skin I didn’t notice much of a difference between any other moisturizer 🤷🏻‍♀️ And lastly, Clinique acne solutions spot treatment, I found this worked really well at first but after a while it stopped working. 

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That B&BW candle sounds like it smells amazing @samkeaysxo! 😍 

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Couldn't agree more @samkeaysxo the farmacy moisturizer 😣 I wanted to like it so bad,,, but the scent was too much,,, and I felt it didn't absorb very well, I always felt tacky if I didn't apply sunscreen or makeup

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These are loves and enjoys-



 The Sephora items do in a pinch and are fine to use on a budget. 

Stilla makes my eyelashes va va voom! I will try another essence as the SK-II was pricey but very nice for skin prep. I'd use it again for sure given the chance. 


 fails. The oil is a musky scented dry oil,  and not my scent. The big ego was a very natural look on my eyes, which is not what I was going for. The Better Than Sex left fallout and while the results are good,  the fallout is not. 




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So many great loves here @l8totheparty.♥️ Those steam eye masks are fantastic! I don’t see myself without them. 😍

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Stila mascara?? @l8totheparty 🤔 I love their liners,,, sounds like one I'm have to try

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Coated for dayssss @lmaster ! You might like it 😊 I certainly do. I also love their liner. This mascara is applies thick, and not terribly clumpy, which is good. 

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I thought I had posted my October empties already. Oops. Here's what happened last month:



Loves (New)Loves (New)

At first I thought the Kosas Concealer 3.5 Fair-Light Neutral might be too light but it did a great job of evening out my skin tone from some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation I've been dealing with. 
Horse Power Nail Fertilizer by butter London is one of those products you realize works as well as it does when you stop using it. I plan to pick up another one after I've finished up a similar product from another brand. 
Kosas Tinted Face Oil is great for imparting some color to my complexion while moisturizing my skin at the same time. The formula is very runny but the results are great for those days when you just want to even out the skin's tone and add just a little bit of color and a healthy glow.

Trader Joe's Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream keeps my hands moisturized without feeling greasy, and smells wonderful.
Voluspa Spiced Pumpkin Latte Candle smells so good. The jar is beautiful as well 
It always makes me happy when I discover new sheet masks that work well for my skin. October introduced me to quite a few great ones, including Merbliss Intense Hydration Wedding Dress Maskavatara Light Up Face MaskThe Orchid Skin Hyaluronic Acid Mask Sheetand Inna Organic Lemon-scented Tea Tree Mattifying Facial Mask, and Urban Dollkiss Baviphat Secret Recipe Juicy Mask Sheet - Pomegranate

Loves (Old)Loves (Old)

Both the Naruko Raw Job's Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Mask and CrediThink Snail Honey Jelly Face Mask Sheet are masks that my skin loves and ones I consider staples for my library of masks. 
I tend to run cold, especially my hands so these HotHands Hand Warmers (x2) sure come in handy. 
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (x4) - Vanilla Light 2 and Cafe Con Leche Light 2.6, Custard Medium 1, Ginger Medium 2 was a go-to concealer for me a couple of years back. I have another go to, but the NARS remains one I like to use and when they come in these foils, I like to mix certain shades to get a better match.
Heimish All Clean Balm makes a nice first cleanser. I like that the spatula included fits snugly inside the inside of the lid. Makes it handy for travel, too.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil was something I didn't want to like, let alone love. Sometimes we don't get what we want. lol. This is a beautiful oil. 
I wish I didn't need these Peace Out Acne Dots (x4) as often as I do. Yes, I went through 4 packets; there was a rough spell in October where I was treating some maskne as well as a breakout from a product that did not agree with my skin at all. These always work wonders overnight. Expensive but effective and worth it. 
Moschino So Real Cheap and Chic Eau de Toilette Roller Ball is one of my favorite scents from Moschino. Unfortunately, it's been discontinued. Fortunately for me, I have backups to last me for some time. 😉 

Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer
is my current favorite concealer; a repeated repurchase.
Aquafina FlavorSplash Hydrating Lip Oil was the first lip oil I've ever used, years before the ones from Clarins, Dior and Hourglass became popular. If I could find these again, I'd definitely repurchase. 
Shiseido Facial Cottons are the gold standard when it comes to facial cottons. Even though I've moved to using reusable rounds, I plan to keep a pack of these around for those times during the year when my allergies act up and these are the least irritating to my eyes.



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L'Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap Milk
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
Paula's Choice Power Berry Serum
Innisfree Quick Tone-Up Mask | Pink
Paula's Choice Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser
Dear Packer Egg Ceramide 2 Sheets in 1 
ChapStick Moisturizer Hydration Lock
Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin Oil
Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin Youngan First Oil 
Sephora Collection Coconut Water Cleansing Wipe
Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
The Creme Shop Watermelon Kombucha Fusion Sheet Mask
Clear Skin Days by Sephora Collection Clear Up Patches (x4)
Ellis Brooklyn Fawn
Ellis Brooklyn Fable
IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm
NARS Lip Oil (Laguna)
The Creme Shop Corrector Solutions Color-Correcting Sheet Mask (Pink)




These were fine, there are just other similar products I like more.
BCL Saborino Morning Mask Pack 
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly 
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner
It's Skin Cookie & Body Ice Cream (Mint)
Biore Nose Strip - Citrus (x2)
Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric


Mehs + NOMehs + NO

A'Pieu Honey & Milk Lip Scrub
Primark PS Sleeping Beauty Overnight Nail Mask
StackedSkincare Hydrating Lip Peel

MTD (October): 70

YTD: 862

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@itsfi  Oh my gosh that Trader Joes hand cream is the best!  Thanks for that;) what scent is that one? Plain strawberry or strawberry something?  

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@heartsmyface, it's strawberry lemon; probably my favorite of all the TJ's hand cream that I've tried so far. 🍓🍋🍓🍋

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The Skinfood Cookie and Body looked promising @itsfi, but I’m guessing it’s not as good as the ice cream variety☺️

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@eshoe, it’s actually not bad. I just have a lot of body lotion and creams. Also, this particular one seemed a little off compared to the other flavors; not sure if the container I had was just getting past its prime or if this version didn’t suit me. I do like the original flavor of this It’s Skin cream though. The packaging and concept are also really fun. I don’t think I’ve had mint choco chip ice cream for decades, but I’m pretty sure the actual ice cream 🍨 would win; may need to have some mint chocolate chip ice cream to find out. 

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