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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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Thanks @CynthieLu! I only find decluttering difficult if I can see a possible use for something in the future. Otherwise, if it’s just taking up space, I’d rather let it go. 

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@JoSometimes Great empties. It is awesome that you were able to get rid of some items that were not working for you. 

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Thank you @Mellmars1185! I can’t deal with clutter. If it’s not useful anymore, I have to get rid of it. 

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Good job letting go @JoSometimes 

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Thanks @lmaster. I try not to hang onto things I know I’m not going to use. 

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Recent empties from the past couple of months - full size products: 


- I Dew Care Unwind de-stressing sheet mask: I enjoyed this mask - not my favorite ever, but pretty good, and I'll be happy to other 2 of this one that came with the set.

- Milani Supercharged Dewy Skin Primer (x2): a staple that I use every time I do my makeup, and have repurchased before and will again. I am currently experimenting with other primers, but so far this is still my favorite and I will be returning to it.

- Glow Recipe Avocado Fine Line Eye Cream with Retinol 0.5 oz/ 15 mL : this is my favorite night eye cream (not that I've tried that many) and I have restocked it.

- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 50: I liked this moisturizer/ sunscreen hybrid fine, especially when I was in a rush in the mornings and it was useful to skip/combine a step in my skincare routine. However, I am trying to go cruelty-free so I will not repurchase for that reason.

-Olly Undeniable Beauty gummies: I prefer gummy vitamins and supplements, and this is probably my favorite brand. These are one of my favorites I've tried, I've gotten them before and will again.

-Olly Glowing Skin gummies: I didn't like the taste of these ones quite as much as the Undeniable Beauty ones, but I did notice that when I took both regularly I had less of a problem with acne, particularly hormonal acne. Not 100% sure if that was thanks to the gummies or something else, though.

-OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo: this shampoo was fine and lasted me quite a while, but I didn't really notice any volumizing effect worth noting. I will be trying other shampoos to try to find one I like better.

Mini & free sample products:


- Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 42 with Hyaluronic Acid  (free sample): I think this was one of the first free samples I ever got from Sephora, and I finally used it! I liked the thin, light texture but I prefer something with a higher SPF (I am very very pale lol)

- Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Nourishing Jelly Cleanser 5.07 oz / 150 mL  (mini): I like this cleanser and have already purchased the full size; it's a nice one to have in my rotation of first cleansers. 

- Glow Recipe Avocado Fine Line Eye Cream with Retinol 0.5 oz/ 15 mL  (free sample): this was a free sample of something I already used and knew I liked.

Glossier Futuredew Facial Oil-Serum Hybrid 1 oz / 30 mL  (mini): I use this every time I do my makeup (I like to mix it with my BB or CC cream) and have already restocked.

- Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover - Lids Lashes & Lips (GWP): this worked pretty well to remove makeup, but I found it left an unpleasant greasy/oily residue behind. I only used it as the first step of a double cleanse for this reason, and would not repurchase. 

- Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream (GWP): I am generally kind of skeptical about neck creams (have only tried a couple and was not very impressed), but this was free so I used it up.

- IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Anti-Aging Hydrating Moisturizer (GWP): this moisturizer was fine, but not my favorite. I think I have a second one of these samples lying around somewhere - I didn't hate it or anything, so I won't mind using that one up as well, but I wouldn't purchase it.

- Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum (mini): one of my favorite serums, I use it as part of my morning skincare routine every day. Have restocked & will continue to use.

- Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Firming Refillable Moisturizer 1.69 oz/ 50 mL  (mini): I can't remember if this was a GWP or a rewards bazaar item or where I got it. Anyway, I liked it fine but probably wouldn't repurchase - I have tried so many moisturizers that I am pretty picky about which ones I like best.

- Glow Recipe Mini Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer .68 oz / 20 mL  (mini): this was part of the Glow Recipe Fruit Babies Bestsellers Kit , which I've included in my pan it challenge project this year. I like this moisturizer quite a bit, although for now I won't repurchase as there are too many others I want to use up first.

- Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Moisture Barrier Cleanser 5 oz / 150 mL  (mini): also part of the Fruit Babies mini set; this cleanser is fine, although it has a slightly funky scent to me. I don't dislike it or anything, but I wouldn't repurchase as there are other cleansers that I like better.

- LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C Original  (mini): not my favorite lip mask I've tried, nor my least favorite - somewhere in the middle for me. I liked it, but wouldn't repurchase. 

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@caitbird  Wow great job!!! So many FS products!! And it looks like you’ve got a great routine with favs already in place! 

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@ather  thank you! I am always trying new things, but I definitely have my favorites that are tried and true!

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@caitbird  Great job, wow lots of FS products!  😃. Thank you for your reviews too!

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@Cissy63  thank you! 💜

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This line up of empties is soo excellent @caitbird great job getting through it and thank you for sharring your thoughts on everything 😀

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@CynthieLu  thanks so much! 💜

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@caitbird So many wonderful empties! Thank you for all of the helpful feedback!

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@Mellmars1185  thank you! Glad you found it helpful!

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Fantastic job!! @caitbird 

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@lmaster  thank you! 💜

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Way to go @caitbird! That’s quite the list and very satisfying to see them all used up!

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@JoSometimes  thank you! 😊 I usually save up my empties until I have a decent batch to post, it helps me feel more accomplished to see them all together 😅

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You made it through a lot, @caitbird! Full sizes are so satisfying. 

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@CookieGirl1  thank you! Yes, anytime I use up a FS product I feel like 💪 haha!

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This is the first time I’ve emptied a bunch of products around the same time. Everything I’ve emptied before except for First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner 6 oz/ 177 mL and Tower 28 Beauty SOS Intensive Redness Relief Serum 2 oz / 59 mL.


I did like the toner. It was very hydrating and also lasted me quite a while. I might re-purchase it again in the future if my new toner I’m trying out doesn’t serve me well.


The serum was also nice and calming. It’s helped with redness and irritation. I’ve even used it on my hands from time to time to help with flare ups. 

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