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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!




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Loves- tree hut cinnamon dolce smells amazingggg, Herbivore Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil - For Dry Skin 0.3 oz / 8 mL , Dr. Jart+ Ceramidinโ„ข Skin Barrier Moisturizing Cream 1.7 oz / 50 mL   , KAYALI YUM PISTACHIO GELATO | 33 INTENSE Eau de Parfum Travel Spray , NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Vanilla , #Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Fiber Eyebrow Pencil 4.5 , KILIAN Paris Love, Don't Be Shy already have in full size but finished sample, Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Night Cream 1.6 oz/ 50 mL is amazing

sugar bear gummies are a repurchase too 


likes (not repurchasing) MILK MAKEUP Hydro Grip Dewy Long-Lasting Setting Spray With Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide 3.38 oz / ... , Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss Pistachio , Skylar coconut cove , miss Dior blooming bouquet, Juliette not a perfume, Lancรดme la vie belle, native body wash in this scent isnโ€™t a repurchase 

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I didnโ€™t have a lot of empties this round as I havenโ€™t been targeting anything specific to pan.  


^Thatโ€™s everything.  I LOVE the Diane cotton pads I buy off Amazon. I actually have a subscription for them so I never have to think about replacing them.  Theyโ€™re the closest Iโ€™ve come to the Shiseido ones and theyโ€™re only $6. 


^All of these Iโ€™ve already replaced.   The Good Patch Rescue patches are your friend if youโ€™re doing any holiday drinking.  Just saying.  Theyโ€™re magic. 


โ€ƒA little eyeliner and skincare declutter.  Eyeliners are not performing as well.  The sonage was nice at first but there are uneven clumps of pink in it now so it must be off.  I LOVE the Etude house and just need to buy  a refill for the cute compact.  

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@heartsmyface  great job! Even though you say it's not a lot, it still seems like a pretty good batch of empties to me! I feel like I don't go through as many products as quickly as a lot of people seem to, but part of that is not being as consistent with use as I'd ideally like.

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November empties:


The Biolage Strength Recovery was fine but I don't think I'll end up repurchasing it and I've been through several of the amika Bust Your Brass Blonde Purple Shampoos but I think that my hair is finally "tired" of it so I won't be repurchasing it, either.  The Drybar Agua Fresca Hydrating Shampoo 8.5 oz / 250 mL was a little "meh" but I actually really liked the Drybar Agua Fresca Hydrating Conditioner 8.5 oz / 250 mL and it was conveniently on sale for BF so I snagged a replacement.  The Verb Bonding Shampoo 12 oz / 355 ml and Verb Bonding Mask 6.3 oz / 186 ml are declutters; I made it about halfway through each but finally realized that they were the culprits behind some scalp irritation that I'd been having.




Already repurchased the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Illicit Green Eau de Parfum and already had a backup of the Charlotte Tilbury Jumbo Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray 6.7 oz / 200 ml ready to go.  The Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Moisture Barrier Cleanser 5 oz / 150 mL was actually nice but not a standout and the Medi-Peel Bor-Tox serum (a Korean peptide serum) was a little underwhelming.




Not really a fan of any of these ๐Ÿ˜•.




I've been through multiples of both the tarte maracuja juicy lip liner and the tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump and I already have backups ready to go but the Rhode lip treatment was a little bit of a fail.  I loved the scent of the Salted Caramel but the formula wasn't a fav.




Yes, yes, yes ๐Ÿ˜

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@CookieGirl1  great job! I think "nice but not a standout" perfectly describes how I felt about that GR cleanser too. I don't think I've ever used the same shampoo and/or conditioner long enough for my hair to get tired of it, I am always switching things up to try something new! Maybe someday I will find a shampoo and conditioner that I like enough to stick with them for a while.

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@CookieGirl1 Awesome empties! I just got myself the Illicit Green after eyeing it for ages and I am so happy I did! โค๏ธ Those candles from B&BW all look amazing, which one was your favorite out of the bunch?

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21 - Empties

8 - Destashes


All great soaps. The body was is special to me. I picked it up at Target while in NYC for Sephoria


The Moroccanoil Body Souffle Moisturizer 6.7 oz/ 250 mL  was such a treat.  I really enjoyed but have other body creams in my stash I need to use before I would consider repurchasing this.

The BondiBoost Miracle Mask for Thinning Hair 8.45 oz/ 250 mL smelled amazing and left my hair feeling soft. I would always let my hair air dry after using and it would not get too frizzy like it normally would.

The Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scalp Scrub Home & Away Duo  was such a treat after cleaning my scalp after using hair oils. 

The Island Margarita candle from BBW smelled amazing. I would repurchase in the summer.


All amazing but my favourite is the JVN Complete Pre-Wash Scalp & Hair Strengthening Treatment Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 



I like the DDG wipes

The Milk primer took too long for my liking to dey down but ok


Destashes - All either dried out or formula was off after having for too longโ€ƒ


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@Mellmars1185 Great empties! 

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@Mellmars1185  awesome job with empties and destashes! It seems like you had a lot of products you enjoyed here!

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@caitbird Thank you!! My goal next year is to buy less and use more so there are less destashes.

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@Mellmars1185  that's a great goal! I am definitely hoping to buy less next year too.

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@Mellmars1185 Awesome job on the empties and destashes, the Island Marg candle sounds amazing for summertime โ˜€๏ธ

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@QueenMarceline Thank you! I can't believe we are almost at the end of 2023!

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@Mellmars1185 Me either! Time flies!!! โค๏ธ Our no/low buy is almost here ๐Ÿคฃ

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November empties and declutter 39 (424/600) 



All of these candles were winners



The body wash was amazing, BBW soaps were excellent and the peach and Lily face cleanser was actually pretty good as well





I wouldn't repurchase the farmacy strawberry shortcake balm again, the samples were fine and the scent bird fragrances were not ones that I had to have



Native sugar cookie is a favorite of mine! I was impressed with the ona serum I received this in a sub box I think in the past, I would consider repurchasing this one for sure! Kerastase is a 3x repurchase, glow recipe might get repurchased after I use more products I have on hand



These products were either old or didn't work for me



I loved all of these, repurchase-worthy is the kilian rolling in love and tower 28 mascara

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@lmaster  great job with empties and destashes! I am also waiting to repurchase the Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum until I use up some other products. I am trying to do a skincare no buy for now since I just have such a backlog of products to use up.

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@caitbird yep I get it, with products that expire, there's no reason to hoard a bunch of products, like I have in the past. I'm using what I have for the most part before I buy

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@lmaster Woah, fantastic job this month! ๐Ÿ˜ I loved the TJ's Vanilla Pumpkin candle! That Moonlit Graveyard soap looks so nice, sad I missed that for the spooky season. I actually thought about getting the Farmacy Strawberry Shortcake since I love the original so much but worried about it smelling too "dessert-y" for my face and ended up passing on it. 

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@QueenMarceline thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ My problem with it, is that it doesn't smell desserty enough!!! It's very light imo I love a strong scent and this wasn't cutting it for me 

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@lmaster Hmmm, that's interesting. Sounds like maybe its worth checking out for me ๐Ÿคฃ I don't know why I expected it to be an extremely intense strawberry shortcake scent.

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