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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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Favorites- (already purchased or repurchase)- Derme E cloud cleanser, everyone hand soap, TOM FORD Bitter Peach Eau De Parfum, #necessaire moisturizer, Dior Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer , Youth To The People Mini Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask 0.5 oz/ 15 mL , Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara Black , Elf wow brow, Method bodywash


Liked (enjoy, maybe a purchase at some point)- Marc Jacobs perfect fragrance, Biossance eye cream, Biossance sqaulane moisturizer, honest moisturizer, Farmacy Clearly Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 3.4 oz/ 100 mL,Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer, Caudalie Beauty Elixir Face Mist 3.3 oz/ 100 mL , Shiseido Facial Cotton 40 sheets 

Bite Beauty Mini Upswing Full-Volume Mascara 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL , Versed skin soak moisturizer 


Won’t buy/ didn’t like- cereve cleanser (don’t like gels), wishful honey moisturizer (awful!)

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You made it through a good amount of stuff, @BluePaisley 🙂

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@CookieGirl1 Thank you!

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@BluePaisley the TF bitter peach sounds lovely, is there anything comparable to it's scent that you've come across?

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@lmaster seems like it’s a scent to either love or hate. I think it’s super unique and very much like the name bitter peach and I smell the peach. Dry down is warmer so I think it’s also a good summer to fall transitional scent. I haven’t smelt anything like it before! It’s worth a try IMO if the notes sound like something you’d like!

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@BluePaisley TOM FORD Lost Cherry I absolutely love so I have been curious about the peach scent, thank you so much for your info!!! Very helpful 😊

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@lmaster I am interested in trying that one too. I’ve been contemplating the travel! 
I also have Soliel Blanc which I am obsessed with!

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Empties for April (a little late in posting)

22 items 


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Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Masque  

  This was very moisturizing. I have a few more to use 😃

Miss Spa rose stem cell sheet mask   

   The sheet is very thin and I ripped it while putting it on.  But it soften my skin but not as good as others.  But I have a few more from this brand so will be careful while applying 

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream 0.5 oz/ 15 mL - this moisturized my under eye nicely.  Did not see much brighter.  
#HUDA Wishful Yo Glow- I did really like this.  My face felt so smooth after using.  Still have a few more samples but I will purchase full size when able 

Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Serum  - I really enjoy this brand.  This made my skin feel so soft and I love the light fruity scent 

Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer 1.70 oz/ 50 mL  - this was a good moisturizer my skin was soft and supple for the entire day .  But I have other moisturizer 

products to use up before considering a buy


Glow Gorgeous volume conditioner- I had to stop using.  My hair is already thick and wavy.  This made it worse.  It’s not for me but other people could benefit from it.  
Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser - I liked it.  My skin didn’t feel stripped of moisture.  It was still soft.  But I have other cleaning products to use up so will likely pass

Vichy Mineral Prebiotic- I liked it but I have so many other cleansing products to use up. 


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Perricone MD Rejuvenating Moisturizer- my skin felt too tacky and I didn’t like the smell 

Glow on 5th Beauty Keep It Handy Aloe Hand Cream - This was so softening but I have so much others to use up first (I buy a lot of hand and body creams)

Olaplex Mini No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo 3.3 oz/ 100 mL - this really helped soften my coarse hair.  So I bought it’s big sister 

Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance™ Conditioner Mini 3.3 oz/ 100 mL - this has worked out well too so I bought it’s big sister too!!

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender + Vanilla foaming hand soap- this is one of my favorites!! Love the scent and I do buy more!

Walgreens Premium Cotton Rounds - I like these.  Some cotton rounds have been scratchy for some reason.  But for the price these work for me 

The Brow Gal by Tonya Crooks- Eyebrow Gel- this came either in FFF  or Ipsy.  It worked fine but nothing exceptional 

Korres Body Butter in Butter Cookie- oh I love this scent.  And so far this is one product that keeps my dry skin moisturized on my legs and arms for several hours.  I have this in other scents too!

Perricone MD Eyelid Lift Serum - this did nothing for me.  Glad it was only a sample 

Olive and June cuticle serum- I do use this often during the day. Especially after washing my hands.  It’s a light weight cream that rub’s in quickly.  It’s made a difference in my cuticles.


Fragrance Samples 

Morocconoil Hair and Body Mist - this really smelled great 

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt - this was not my cup of tea. Just did not like it.  Too woody for me 

KILIAN Paris Travel Spray Discovery Set - Good Girls Gone Bad - Oh this is me!! Now I have a new fragrance to ask for on my birthday 🥳 


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Great job!! @Cissy63 

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A lot of empties/decluttering of old products that I saved to post.

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Missha Essence- I like it, might repurchase, don't love it
Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser - like it, idk if it's worth the price but might repurchase on sale

LANEIGE Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer 5.0 oz/ 150 mL - really like it, will probably repurchase

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer - like it but not enough to repurchase

Algenist Triple Algae Eye Renewal Balm with Multi-Peptide Complex - like it, probably will repurchase at some point

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum 0.5 oz/ 15 mL - like it, will probably repurchase

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening + Depuffing Eye Cream for Dark Circles 0.5 oz/ 15 mL - like it, unsure if I would repurchase

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!™ Super Moisture Conditioner for Dry + Damaged Hair 33.8 oz - like it, I bought the jumbo

Biossance 100% Sugarcane Squalane Oil - great stuff, not enough on it's own for me but absorbs quickly. Will probably repurchase a jumbo once I run out of the one I have

amika The Kure Multi-Task Repair Treatment - pretty good, I have too many masks to consider repurchasing, though.

Dr. Jart mini is more for dry skin.

Briogeo Farewell Frizz™ Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Hair Oil - nice oil, would consider repurchasing

B&BW soap- loved this scent, will pick up again during the holidays

Smashbox Mini Photo Finish Hydrating Primer Water - didn't really get a chance to try this, it was old and smelled funky

belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb it was fine, not my favorite

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1.69 oz/ 50 mL - it was fine, probably wouldn't repurchase
Pravana hair mask- I think it was ok? I can't remember, so probably not memorable enough.
Unfortunately, my MAC foundation was old. I'd repurchase but I've heard mixed things about the reformulation

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Unfortunately, a few of my foundations. I liked and enjoyed most of these and would consider repurchasing, with the exception of the EX1.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer - would repurchase, great coverage but not too drying or thick
Laneige had a little left but smelled funky.
The Tatcha Pearl is a holy grail but is discontinued (thankfully I have backups).
Benefit Cosmetics Brow Pencil Party - it's good, the color is a little deep and I have so many I probably won't repurchase soon
The Amie is a great face wash (and cheap!)- would repurchase
belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser 5.41 oz/ 160 mL - I like it, I wish it took of eye makeup
OPI glitter polish- would repurchase, great topper shade for the holidays

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@makeitup305 Love the Tatcha dewy cream, great job!

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@BluePaisley It's really nice!

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@makeitup305 great job!!  I would really like to know why tatcha discontinued the pearl!! How long do you use it? I noticed it says it has a 6 month expiration after opening, I've had mine so long,,,, but I hate to throw it out, there's no way I could of used it all in 6 months.

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@lmaster A Tatcha CS rep told me that the products they used to make it were getting too hard to source. I bought 2 backups in December. It takes me way longer than 6 months to use it up. Maybe 9 months or close to a year since I need so little and I only use it during the day. I've gone through 3 I think. Towards the end it's less emollient but I've never noticed it smelling funky or acting weird past the 6 month mark. 

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@makeitup305 ok that makes me feel better,,, because I'm still using mine 🤣

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@makeitup305 Good job finishing the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum 0.5 oz/ 15 mL .  I bought a FS a while back and since I only use it on my eyelids, it's been lasting forever (I have a several retinols for different parts of my face, as well as two different retinoids).  Anyhow, IDK if you heard, but apparently they reformulated the product.  I heard on BIC that the smell is off-putting.  I just wanted to give you a heads-up.

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Oh no @greeneyedgirl107 I picked up the retinol for the face but haven't opened it yet. Hopefully I can power through

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@makeitup305 Let us know how it goes!  It's added fragrance that usually bothers me.  Products that smell "bad" without fragrance aren't much of an issue to me - I tend to get used to them quickly and then don't notice anything.

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@greeneyedgirl107 I actually used the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL and while it does have a fragrance it didn’t bother me too much. I’m not sure if it’s the same as the eye serum. It was a spicy cinnamon bark type of scent. I didn’t feel like it lingered. Since it doesn’t have added synthetic fragrance I’m assuming it’s one of the extracts added to the formula. 

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@makeitup305 thanks for sharing your experience!

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