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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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That's so awesome. There's something about finding a fabulous perfume, it just feels good. @CookieGirl1 😄💖 

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@CookieGirl1 @Wow lots of empties!  Including 3 large candles! 👏 

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@Cissy63 candles are my easiest empties 🙂

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@CookieGirl1  Great job!

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Beautiful set of empties! @CookieGirl1 

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@lmaster @ather thank you!

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@CookieGirl1 that is a lot of empties , how did you like the brush cleaner? 

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@scott1201 great idea, thanks

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@CorgiMommy that brush cleaner is my absolute HG.  This is my...third?...bottle that I've been through.  If you need a quick brush cleaner I'd 500% recommend grabbing it during the sale, especially since you can get 30% off SC.

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March 2024 Empties

Month-To-Date = 23

Year-To-Date = 110


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🐐 Touchland Hand Sanitizer - it’s a “must have” - keeps my hands fresh and clean, without tack or stickiness. Easy to carry and comes in a variety of great scents. This was the citrus scented version. 

🫤 I know I’m in the minority with this one - I’ve wanted to love Tower 28 SOS Spray (Sephoria swag) the way so many others do. It just hasn’t been a winning product for my face, but it’s been good for hydrating the skin on my body. 

👍🏼 We have another fabulous candle from Trader Joe’s - Peach Black Tea is one of my favorite scents. 🍑 

💖  love, beauty and power Beloved Peach Prosecco and Mimosa Flower Vegan Scented Candle - I love the scent so much that I picked up a couple of products from the bath and body line.

💖  Yankee Candle Mango Starfruit is a soft tropical fruity scent that is fresh, refreshing, and not too sweet scent. Defnitely repurchase worthy.

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🙊  The granules in the e.l.f. lip scrub are way too harsh and rough on my lips. I don’t know if it’s the size, shape or sheer volume of granules, but it’s just too much for me. It almost hurt to use it so I ended up decanting it into a jar and mixing in some Laneige lip sleeping mask to make it more emollient and less rough on my lips. That seems to have done the trick. 

👍🏼  Sadly for my wallet, I will in fact want a full size of the Le Paradis Tahitian Body Balm - it has more of a gel balm feel. The scent is magnificent - the monoi is not overly tropical and there’s a woodsiness to it that softens it. 

🐐  Gucci mist continues to be a well loved, oft used product -  great for skin prep, refresh and setting makeup.  This is my second bottle & I have a third, and last backup, already open. 

👍🏼  Rare Beauty primer (Sephoria swag) @missjeanie spoke well of this primer on the Capsule Makeup Collection Challenge thread so I made it one of my primary primers and it does create a nice, smooth canvas for my makeup. 

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👍🏼  Love the length I can get from the Hourglass Unlocked Mascara (gratis) though it can take some effort to nail down the right timing between coats to keep lashes from clumping 

💖  Beauty Bakerie makeup sponges that come in the egg cartons are my favorite sponges. This beauty sponge performs just as beautifully - blending products seamlessly when damp. I have mixed feelings about the brand's decision to shut down.

🐐  Sunblock is one of my favorite skincare products. I’m always interested in trying out new mineral sunblocks as technologies and ingredients improve formulations. That said, the lightweight Summer Fridays SPF continues to remain in my all-time top 3 (and my current top 3, for that matter)! Easy to apply, no pilling and effective. A huge “Thank you!” to @ather for introducing me to it. 

👍🏼  The light and lightweight consistency of The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid (gratis) absorbs quickly without being tacky or sticky. I’ve worn it under a number of different moisturizers and foundations and it has not pilled. Leave skin bouncy &  hydrated. 

💖 It had been a while since I used a leave-in conditioner, and fhe Ceremonia Guava Leave-In Conditioner strikes a lovely balance between keeping hair moisturized and not being heavy on hair 

🐐  I feel like I have or have had every size ever made of Dr Jart Ceramidin Moisturizer. I was delighted to see it included in the SEPHORiA swag. Winter’s warrior against dryness and a compromised skin barrier.

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💖  Kerzon Jardin du Luxembourg Candle is a springtime walk in a French garden.

💖  Voluspa Goji Tarroco Orange Candle has one of the more potent throws (cold and when lit) among the brand's many beautifully scented candles. This one is bright, bold and fruity. 

💖  Voluspa Panjore Lychee Candle is more subtle, fresh and dewy. It's on the softer side. 

💖  Moon+ Heart Scented 2024 Year of the Dragon Candle is a fun one, with the coins and gems/crystals trinkets in the candle. There's a lot going on with the scent, but it all works beautifully - bergamot, black oud and peony.

💖  Harlem Perfume Co. (fka Harlem Candle Company) Speakeasy Candle looks pretty and smells lovely. I wouldn't have minded if it were more smokey and boozy, but the subtly sweet bourbon scent is really nice. 

A slow month for both foils and sheet masks.A slow month for both foils and sheet masks.


🐐  Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream is a winter warrior for my skin. It moisturizes and protects without being heavy or greasy. 


👍🏼  Ilia C Beyond serum tint is a like, not a love. It is best suited when my skin is clear, or mostly clear, and very dry. It doesn’t give a lot of coverage and is not meant to. It does feel hydrating on the skin but it can also make my skin look overly shiny. I have a full size, from a variety box of clean beauty products. I’m not sure whether this is one I’ll keep or end up gifting to someone this will be a better fit for, or giving it away. 


🐐  These Sephora Collection Caffeine Eye Masks are tried-and-true favorites. Am desperately hoping these are not being discontinued. 🤞🏼 


🙊  LalaRecipe Glow Face Moisture Mask is pretty to look at with the glitter infused into the clear, hydrogel 2-piece sheet mask, but the fit of both pieces required too much effort to make it worth it. The openings for the eyes were too small and narrow, even for my eyes which are on the smaller side. I couldn’t open my eyes fully when I had on the top part and cutting it to make the opening larger just tore the top half into another piece. 😆 The bottom half also had its issues with staying on.  


💖  The L’Occitane sheet mask is a surprise hit. I wasn’t expecting to love it so much, in large part because I don’t intuitively think sheet masks when I think of L’Occitane. That said, this is a beautiful mask - the milky / creamy serum is soothing and moisturizing, nourishing. My skin drank it up. 

Emoji Key:


🐐 = GOAT = Greatest Of All Time (have gone through at least two of the particular product and other comparable items)

😘 = Chef’s Kiss = Outstanding 

💖 = Love 

👍🏼 = Like 

🫤 = Okay; “It’s fine.”; “meh

🔬 = Undecided = “Still looking into it

🙊 = Not for me / my skin type

🙅🏻‍♀️ =  = “No, non, nein, nyet, …” 

Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer 

Tower 28 Beauty SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray 4 oz/ 120 mL 

Gucci Brume de Beauté Beauty Mist 2.7 oz / 80 mL 

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Pore Diffusing Primer- Always An Optimist Collection 0.50 oz./15 mL 

Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara 

Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen 1.7 oz / 50 mL 

The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL 

Ceremonia Guava Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner 6.7 oz / 200 mL 

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Skin Barrier Moisturizing Cream 2.53 oz / 75 mL 

VOLUSPA Goji & Tarocco Orange Glass Jar Candle 

VOLUSPA Panjore Lychee Glass Jar Candle 

ILIA C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen with Vitamin C 10% + Niacinamide 


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@itsfi  I loved seeing your emoji key🥰.  Your home must have a wonderful scent.  Great job on all of those candles 🕯️.  And great job overall, especially on the reviews 🥰

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Thank you @Cissy63; very kind of you to say. There were a lot of well loved empties.

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@itsfi  I also forgot to mention how amazing Peach tea candle is! It smells soooo yummy! Almost as good as the pineapple cilantro 🌿 one! 

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@ather Oh my... Pineapple Cilantro... loving the sound of that one!  Trader Joes candles for the win!

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@itsfi  Wow!! Amazing job!!! So many 🐐 and 💖! I love seeing all the favs!! Great job on the candles too!! 

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@itsfi I just love your rating system!  I had to zoom in and save a screen shot of the Beloved Peach Prosecco and Mimosa Flower candle.  It sounds so yummy.  I didn't even know this brand made candles and now I have to make sure to give some sniffs next time I'm in a store!

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Thank you @missjeanie. Gotta say, putting together that emoji key rating system was one of the most fun things I’ve done this year. 🥰


I wish I had picked up more of the peach Prosecco and mimosa flower candle. Next time, definitely next time. Will keep my eye out for it this year.

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Fantastic job 🙌 @itsfi 

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@lmaster, thank you. Lots of skincare and candles empties.

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@itsfi that is a a lot empties, great job

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@CorgiMommy, thank you. There’s usually a few months here and there where my candle empties are larger than usual, like March. 

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