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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying ๐Ÿ™‚


Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!




Previous Empties thread:


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@CynthieLu I love the Farmacy balms!  I think that the only scents that I haven't liked as much were the apple and cherry and those weren't bad--just not my favs.  The pear scent was more subtle but still lovely and I have an orange one, a blueberry one, and a peach one in my backup stash ๐Ÿ˜„.

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That's a great collection @CookieGirl1 I want them all lol,  next year I'm jumping on a holiday set for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had one from a gwp and it was citrus-y but I actually don't know exactly what scent it was ๐Ÿ˜…

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@CynthieLu the sets are definitely a great way to go!

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Great job emptying all of these @CookieGirl1! The jar of Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm looks different though. 

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@JoSometimes lol, you're right, it does look different.  It was actually part of a limited edition holiday trio so all three from that set were smaller and had different fruity scents.

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That explains it. They discontinued the Clean Green balm in Canada and I thought it was the one they replaced it with.

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@CookieGirl1  Great job! 

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@ather thank you!

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Some more empties and a few destashes.


Dr. Jart+ Cicapairโ„ข Tiger Grass Serum

I know this one was supposed to help with redness and irritation, but some days, it seemed to be the cause of it. This was a sample, but I probably wonโ€™t purchase a full size anytime soon.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Overnight Hydrating Mask 1.69 oz / 50 mL

I did like this one. It left my skin feeling very hydrated overnight and I could even feel it deep into the morning if I was having a lazy day and didnโ€™t get to my morning routine right away. I have something else I like now, so this one is on my maybe list.


Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara Intense Pitch Black โ€“ 0.30 oz/ 8.5 g

Not sure if Iโ€™m tagging the right one. I got a sample size after trading in a few points. Not sure if it was the specific one I got, but the brush was broken. I was able to repair it, but the product seemed to be all dried up. Destashing this one. Iโ€™ve got a few other mascaras anyway. Good thing I didnโ€™t spend any actual money on it!


Nyx dewy finish setting spray

It did itโ€™s job well. I much prefer Charlotte Tilbury Mini Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray 1.1 oz/ 34 ml though, so Iโ€™ll be sticking to that from now on. I might revisit this the nyx setting spray if I need something on a budget. 


Covergirl white eyeliner

I didnโ€™t like the formula of this one. It wasnโ€™t very pigmented and it dragged and skipped. I replaced it with SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Colorfulยฎ Wink-It Felt Tip Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner 05 Bone White, which I like more and the felt tip is much more precise. 

LA Colors Palette 

I tried to hold onto this one because it was colourful, but I wasnโ€™t fond on the colours and they werenโ€™t very pigmented. Nice for a subtle wash of colour but if Iโ€™m going to use colour, I want it to pop! Destashed as well. 


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@JoSometimes well you gave some products a good try, that's all you can do, great job

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@lmaster Iโ€™ll try almost anything at least one time. If itโ€™s not for me, I wonโ€™t repeat it. 

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@JoSometimes  Itโ€™s good you tried most of your missed. You know what works for you!! Great job!

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Thank you @ather! Out with the old (to make space for the new! ๐Ÿ˜)

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I relate to that @JoSometimes if a vibrant color isn't standing out, I'm disappointed.๐Ÿค—


Decluttering can be hard, way to go! And great job on those empties ๐Ÿฅณ

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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 itโ€™s just taking up space, Iโ€™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 canโ€™t deal with clutter. If itโ€™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 Iโ€™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 Protiniโ„ข 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 youโ€™ve got a great routine with favs already in place! 

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