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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying Smiley Happy


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




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@ohheyitscindyk I was honestly surprised that it took me so long to finish it!

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February empties – mostly loves or likes; a couple of nopes (Coco Cabana Cream and the blood orange version of the lip scrub, but just that particular flavor; the other lip scrubs from that brand that I've tried have been great)



I held off on using the Dr. Jart+ Shake& Shot Hydro Rubber Mask for a good while after purchasing the mask; in part because of the lid with the creepy baby face on it and, in part, because it seemed like it would be a lot of work and messy. Well, after using it, the baby face lid is still just … creepy McCreep, but the process for using the mask is not at all as time consuming or messy as I thought. You can get 2 uses out of this cup if you set aside half of the contents of each of the packets inside the cup. I had a hard time getting an even application the first time I used it; the second turned out better. This is the hydration mask – it’s going on the repurchase list and while I’m at it, I’ll pick up a couple of the other ones as well.

Sara Happ makes my favorite lip scrub; I have them in a variety of flavors, but the lip scrub by sara happ (blood orange) is not a favorite flavor and I’m not sure if I just got a dud. Typically, Sara Happ scrubs have a nice grit, for lack of a better word, to them, without being too harsh or gritty; not so with the blood orange one, but I found some good alternate uses for it as an occasional scrub for my elbows and soles of my feet.

Eminence Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream is a lovely, light cream moisturizer that has a nice berry scent and absorbs smoothly and easily into the skin. I first learned of the brand when I had a peel with products from this Arctic berry line. I picked up this cream afterwards and may end up purchasing the at home version of that peel another day. Since that time, I’ve also purchased some mini’s/sample sizes of different Eminence products and, as with this arctic berry peptide moisturizer, have been impressed.

Sadly, I was not as impressed by the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream. I love the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and this one looked like it might follow suit – I mean, it’s made of coconuts!! Smiley Happy The scent on initial application is nice, but, on me, at least, it turns to a plasticky scent that isn’t so great; it will eventually dry down to a warmer scent that makes me think of toasted coconut flakes but it doesn’t dry down to that scent fast enough. I’m glad I tried it, but this one is not for me.

Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Body Mist is a great all over body moisturizer for those like me who can easily forget to apply body cream (even though my dry skin needs it). I like that it comes in a spray bottle, and this bottle and spray nozzle are designed in such a way that it easily disperses the product even when the bottle is upside down. LOVE that! I’m trying to get through my body oils, creams, lotions so I’m putting pause on repurchasing this one, but, unless I find something I like more (and that I use consistently), I’ll repurchase this one when I’ve made a sizeable dent in my current body care stash. As an fyi, Hand Chemistry is a part of the Deciem family so I’m hoping that maybe Sephora might start carrying this body mist.

Everyone Hand Soap (Apricot + Vanilla) does not leave a film on hands after use and has a light, soft scent. I love that that this is a family-owned (and to me, local) brand that manufactures its products in a zero-waste factory. I have their coconut + lemon hand sanitizer and love that one as well. 

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing and Calming Shower Cream is a soap-free shower cream that smells so good – soft, subtle, sweet, fresh and light. Since it’s primarily water based, it will not lather up like regular soap, which I’m fine with. It does not leave my skin filmy; in fact, my skin feels less dry and tight when I use this shower cream, which was a huge plus this winter. It’s definitely going to be a repurchase.

My foils/deluxe sample empties -


Re: Empties - 2019

@itsfi Loving your empties! I have been wanting to try SOL DE JANEIRO - Coco Cabana Cream. Thanks for your thoughts! 




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@RebeccaBT, the Coco Cabana scent seems to be hit or miss for people depending on how it wears over time. I hope it is one that works well for you! 

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Eeee, i’m About to dig into the cabana cream tomorrow and you have me doubtjngnimll like it now.  Suspense!  @itsfi 

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It could smell great on you @heartsmyface. There are a lot of people on BIC who love it and who don’t experience it turning on them. It just didn’t work for me. 😟 

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Nice empties @itsfi !!! I didn't like the smell of the Coco Cabana Cream in the jar or on my skin. In the jar it smelled too sweet, and when I put it on, it smelled like buttered popcorn. Hard pass for me! I will stick to the beloved Bum Bum Cream!

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😖. You’re not selling it.  I hate the smell of artificial buttered popcorn.  The  jelly bellies make me gag!  I hope it’s not like that!  @sephoraaddict918 

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Agreed! The Bum Bum Cream reigns supreme @sephoraaddict918! 👍🏼

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Yay, be gone Blood Orange Sugar @itsfi 😂

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Shop my stash is really helping me get through my things @eshoe and this lip scrub is one of the ones I’m most happy to get through. 😃

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@itsfi Ooooo I love Eminence. I will have to check out that moisturizer.

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@itsfi I loved the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist the most. It’s like a spray on essence. I also liked the Stone Crop Serum. They seem to have a lot more masks than when I was a heavy-user of Eminence about five years ago. I moved away from my “dealer.” I would LOVE to try the masks. I remember thinking the exfoliating scrubs were too harsh for my sensitive skin. My favorite moisturizer has been discontinued, but I think I also liked the Naseberry treatment cream, as far as being a good moisturizer that did not aggravate my rosacea.

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@christyrc, do you have any favorite Eminence products? I’ve just started looking into / using them more. I’ve tried a couple of things here and there but the last few products I’ve tried have really impressed me.

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@itsfiI'm struggling with the same thing with the SDJ Cococabana!  I enjoy the scent in the container, but when I rub it in I'm not a fan.  I tried it again just the other day and it was the same thing.... but like you after an hour or two I smell my skin again and it smells okay, though nothing like it does straight from the pot.  I'm working on finishing up a full size lotion before I give this a really good go, but I'm not as excited to try it with the scent issues.  And I also LOVE the bumbum cream scent!

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@missjeanie, try mixing the Coco Cabana with another product, like the lotion you are trying to finish up. OR, what I also did was apply it at night, right before I went to bed - I’d be asleep by the time the scent changed on me. 😃👍🏼

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Maybe I'll give night time a go... I shower at night a lot so it's a good time for me to apply lotion.  I'll try it out on its own for a bit before mixing, I really, really want to love this one....

@itsfi at first I really did like the Coco Cabana but the...

@itsfi at first I really did like the Coco Cabana but the third time I went to use it, it made my stomach churn lol just too sweet of a scent mixed with butter...ewwwwww

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@lmaster, it's funny how the cream turns a different scent - though neither the plasticky scent I had the pleasure of experiencing or the overly sweet and buttery scent you had sound appealing. It really does depend on a person's body chemistry. I thought of just tossing it, but ended up mixing it with some other lotions and oils. 

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Excellent idea @itsfi 😆

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February Empties


- Camille Rose Cupuacu Sweet Cream All-Over Body Nourisher
- Ahava Deadsea Plants Dry Oil Body Mist
- Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
- Nivea Essentially Enriched 48hr Body Lotion
- Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
- Algenist Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream
- Beauty Blender Pro (technically not an empty, but it needs to be replaced)
- Dr. Bronner's Citrus Pure-Castile Soap
- Sunday Riley CEO moisturizer
- Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
- Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- MUFE Ultra HD Foundation
- Fresh Seaberry Face Oil
- L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream


- Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Mask (x2)
- Frudia Citrus Brightening Mask
- SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
- Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes


Productss I would repurchase
- TGIN Sugar Pear Shea Butter
- Raw Sugar Vanilla Bean + Sugar Body Wash
- Ole Henriksen So Nurturing Cleansing Cloths
- Trader Joe's Frosted Berry Body Butter
- Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
- Dr. Roebuck's Hydrating Face Moisturizer


Products I would repurchase
- The Oozoo Face In-Shot Nutrient Mask
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Pink Squeeze Vitality Mask
- Mustus Daily Harvest Squeeze Fresh Up Mask Relaxing/Moisturizing
- Jayjun Essential Therapy Trouble-Care Mask
- Jayjun Honey Dew Red Mask
- Acwell Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask


Just ok
- Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys
- Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Oil
- Mally Volumizing Mascara
- Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer (Medium) 
- Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel (I actually like this, just wish it wasn't so heavily perfumed)
- Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
- Mitomo Rice Leaven Essence Mask (ill-fitting)
- Acure Incredibly Clear Sheet Mask

I can't remember if I liked these masks or not, so I would retry.
- Botanic Farm Rose Mask
- Botanic Farm Rice Mask

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