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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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Previous Empties thread:

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I haven't been on here... since the start of the pandemic back in March. I've been taking pictures of my empties over the year, but I haven't had the energy to post. My lack of energy continues because I don't have the energy to write reviews. Here are my empties since March. Feel free to ask questions, it might take me a couple of days to reply.

I cannot find my pictures from April to June. That portion of the year was mostly a blur. 🙂 

 

July (first pic) August (2nd, 3rd, 4th) September (last pic)

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@dziggi good job!!

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@jen81 awesome empties!!

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Empties for this month:

 

Nothing too impressive.Nothing too impressive.The Bath & Body Works candle is one of my absolute favorites. I would never use the St. Ives scrub on my face but it made a perfect body scrub :-).The Bath & Body Works candle is one of my absolute favorites. I would never use the St. Ives scrub on my face but it made a perfect body scrub :-).All of these were okay but I wouldn't repurchase any of them.All of these were okay but I wouldn't repurchase any of them.These are actually just declutters because they were all awful!These are actually just declutters because they were all awful!

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@CookieGirl1 great bunch of empties!

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August Empties (Hand Stuff)

Hand Soap / Cream / Sanitizer EmptiesHand Soap / Cream / Sanitizer Empties

 

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Love Beauty and Planet Yuzu & Vanilla Hand Wash

Results - Clean hands that don’t feel dry Aroma - Earthy and sweet Texture - Creamy Expense - $3.99 13.5 fl oz; I love everything about this hand soap and would absolutely repurchase.

Sephora Almond Hand Balm

Results - Moisturized hands Aroma - Sweet and nutty Texture - Thicc cream Expense - $5 1 oz; This might seem overpriced, but I like this hand cream, and I would definitely repurchase. I keep it in my car, and it lasts for a few months. 

Soap & Glory Hand Food 

Results - Super moisturized and glowy hands Aroma - S&G signature perfume-y scent Texture - Whipped and creamy Expense - I bought this as part of a 3-pack at TJ Maxx, and I think it was around $10. Hand Food is one of my favorite hand creams, so I would absolutely repurchase.

Whim by Ulta Beauty Peach Hand Sanitizer

Results - Germ-free sweet-smelling hands Aroma - Millions of peaches Texture - Thicc gel Expense - $3.50 1 fl oz; This is overpriced for the size because I ran through this bottle, but it smells good. Plus, Ulta always has sales.

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@sephoraaddict918 great idea keeping hand balm in the car 👍

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My July empties! Loved the Bum Bum cream, ion repair spray, and Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift mascara, already repurchased them! Eva NYC 10-in-1 and hair chemist peppermint mask were both just meh. And loved the lemoncello candle but haven’t been to a Bath & Body Works since pre covid, and BBW doesn’t ship to Canada *eye roll*. Also loved the Clarisonic head but as most probably know they’re going out ofbusiness and I haven’t been able to find any near me! And all OOS online *cry*. The Col-lab wipes were on clearance for $2.50, and I understand why; were dried up and smelled bad.

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That SDJ BumBum... dang is it ever nice eh @samkeaysxo !  I didn't know that BBW didn't ship here!  I'm going to savour my last few candles now that I know!  Thanks for the heads up. 

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(a very late) May Empties

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Repurchases
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Green Squeeze Mask (x3)
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Orange Squeeze Mask (x3)
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables White Squeeze Mask (x4)
- Neogen Mexican Aloe Mask (x3)

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Repurchases
- Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
- Coconut Oil
- Derma-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
- Raw Sugar Lemon Sugar Body Wash
- Clinique Moisture Surge
- Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer
- Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
- Nugg Revitalizing Face Mask
- Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
- Benefit Precisely My Brow

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Products I would repurchase
- Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream
- Tula Illuminating Face Serum
- Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm
- Elf Happy Hydration Cream

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Just ok
- PTR Cucumber Gel Mask (I gave this another chance after trying it years ago, but I still think it's just ok.)

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Truly, the PTR cucumber mask is not very good, @MoniDJ. Nice empties!!

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This is about a months worth.Some of these are older products that were almost empty at the back of a drawer that I used up or in a couple cases decluttered and I think they might not be available anymore or changed slightly.No dislikes this month.
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May Coop Raw Sauce is lovely @Seymore3! So hydrating! 💦 

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April empties! Not too much this month. Loved the AG Recoil and Pat McGrath mascara, already purchased replacements for both. Loved the Marc Jacobs cream too, but the full size is too expensive for me right now. St. Ives wipes were garbage, I had to wet them every time I used them and they irritated my eyes.. would not recommend at all.. Candles were both nice, but both very strong and couldn’t be lit in a room with the door closed as it was too overpowering, so for that reason I wouldn’t repurchase either. Lush Cup O Coffee scrub/mask was nice but not fantastic, don’t think I’d repurchase. Old school style Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer from a few years ago, don’t think they make this scent anymore, nice but I’ll survive without it lol.

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The PMG mascara is so good!! Nice job on the empties, @samkeaysxo!!

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Beauty trash time!  Here's the monthly rundown:

 

I feel like everyone and their mother likes the Alterna CC cream.  I don't get it.I feel like everyone and their mother likes the Alterna CC cream. I don't get it.Had a couple of standouts.Had a couple of standouts.

The BareMinerals lip is actually a declutter.  I remember really loving this once upon a time and I pulled it out of the depths of my stash this month to start using it again.  I can't figure out why I liked it before but I definitely don't now--it has to go.The BareMinerals lip is actually a declutter. I remember really loving this once upon a time and I pulled it out of the depths of my stash this month to start using it again. I can't figure out why I liked it before but I definitely don't now--it has to go.

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@CookieGirl1   I feel like the alterna doesn’t do anything bad or exceptional for my hair.  It just does the job?   But it’s a few of my friends’ favorite hair care line so who knows.  

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These are most of my February empties. A few empties accidentally went straight to recycling or trash. 😄 

 

The DDG is a staple. The other 2 are new loves.The DDG is a staple. The other 2 are new loves.One of these masks I hate using, but my skin loves the results.One of these masks I hate using, but my skin loves the results.These are perfectly fine; not the best but certainly not the worst.These are perfectly fine; not the best but certainly not the worst.

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DDG Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum has been a love for at least a year. This DS is from one of the marked-down Play boxes I bought; 3 of these DS tubes = 1 FS bottle and cost much less. This is why it pays to keep an eye on individual Play boxes for sale. 😉 Unfortunately, these little tubes aren’t reusable; I used this one up specifically to see if I could easily crack it open once empty (without breaking it), but nope. That’s too bad because it’s an airless vacuum pump tube. It would’ve been perfect for travel. Oh well. 

Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser won me over. It leaves absolutely no dry patches behind and doesn’t burn my eyes. I bought a FS bottle for morning use. 

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask is from my Sephora birthday gift. My kinky coils loved it! I only got one use out of the birthday sample, though. I’m not fully sold on a full size yet, so I bought the mini duo of this conditioner and its matching shampoo for further testing. 

I used some of my favorite masks this month: Biobelle InstantDetox, SNP Per Fit Double Moisturizing Bio-Cell, Frudia Pomegranate Nutri-Moisturizing, and even that dang OOZOO Hydro-Lift Face Injection mask I can’t quit using because my skin loves it. Newfound like-a-lots are the Farmskin Superfood Salad Purifying Mask, The Orchid Skin Orchid Flower Moisture Mask, and Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Green Squeeze mask (thank you @lmaster  for gifting me this one! 💚).  

Probably won’t repurchase.Probably won’t repurchase.

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Briogeo Scalp Revival scrub is also from the Sephora birthday gift. This felt nice and tingly-cooling on my scalp, but I think it may have caused some breakouts and minor irritation on my forehead—mostly likely due to spearmint oil. It did get my scalp clean, thanks to its scrubby particles, but I don’t think it did much to clean my hair since it contains no SLS. (I’m definitely not aboard the “no SLS” bandwagon; when my hair’s dirty, it needs sulfates.) So even if I did use this again, I’d have to follow with another shampoo. 

Paula’s Choice Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser came as GWP in a couple of PC direct orders last year, and I finally used up these 2 DS bottles. This cleanser is neither particularly hydrating nor creamy. It’s not bad. It just doesn’t live up to PC’s claims. To make this work for my dry zones, I had to mix it with the PC Optimal Results cream cleanser. I definitely won’t buy this one. 

Ineffective and/or harmful for my face.Ineffective and/or harmful for my face.

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Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Yellow Squeeze Mask isn’t terrible, but it doesn’t do much for my skin. The serum seems to just sit on my face post-masking: massaging doesn’t help it sink in, and it always pills 5 minutes later. I’ll try to re-home my remaining Yellow Squeeze masks. 

Yadah Soothing Jelly Pack is another mask that does nothing for my skin, and it always leaves a white cast behind. I need to offload the rest of these, too. 

The Saem Pure Natural Snail Mask is a huge disappointment. Its serum is so watery, it feels like I’ve pressed plain ol’ H2O against my face for 20 minutes instead of a nourishing cocktail—and honestly, plain water would be more hydrating than this serum. 

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser came from last year’s birthday gift. It’s too drying for my face. Rather than ditch the whole tube, I tried to find ways to use it, including mixing it with a better cleanser for a while. It’s also too drying for the rest of my body, so I couldn’t use it as a body wash. This year I realized I still had this tube hanging around 😄 so I started using it as a hand wash. That’s how I finally used it all up. As long as I immediately applied lotion or hand cream after washing, while my hands were still fairly wet, it was okay. 

 

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Wow that's an impressive bunch of empties!! So happy you enjoy those masks!! @WinglessOne 

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Weekly empties

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I would definitely repurchase the Ouai chill pills they smell so good. The Farmacy I used to love but the last few times I’ve used it it has irritated my skin. The IGK was just ok. I had forgotten how much I liked the Kiehls eye cream. Both CT samples were really nice. The Lord Jones body lotion was a big no. It smells terrible.

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