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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!




Previous Empties thread:


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@eshoe that's not funny but it is 😅😉

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Better than falling into the lint trap @lmaster 🤣

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LOVE the Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser and will absolutely repurchase! Have they done anything about the gross lid that gets all gunky? This one lasted me 4 months so I remain hopeful. Lid notwithstanding, this is so gentle and non drying. I use this at night and YTTP Superfoods Cleanser in the morning. Love them both. LOVE the Volition Snow Mushroom Water Serum. Soooo hydrating. I probably don’t even need moisturizer with it. It does pill up a little under makeup so I only use at night or on no makeup days under sunscreen. Will repurchase. DISLIKED the Daylogic eye makeup remover pads due to unpleasant scent and also when I opened them they were not very juicy. Kind of dry. I Like that they are oil free. I will keep trying things until I find a cruelty free, oil free HG.

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Oh wow, great uses out of the Korres cleanser @christyrc !

oh heck yes @christyrc the volition mushroom serum is exc...

oh heck yes @christyrc the volition mushroom serum is excellent!!

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And now are some mask empties.All favorites. The Ulta pomegranate is my second fav to their champagne one, but it has the same effect. My favorite is always so smooth and even after it. Rest are all very hydrating and soothing.All favorites. The Ulta pomegranate is my second fav to their champagne one, but it has the same effect. My favorite is always so smooth and even after it. Rest are all very hydrating and soothing.


All good. I’d use them all again, some are usual suspects.but nothing mind blowing.All good. I’d use them all again, some are usual suspects.but nothing mind blowing.


Disappointments. The tiger mask was adorable but no really change for my skin type. Same with the Patchology lip mask. I really don’t find lip masks helpful. I only use them if I get them for free.Disappointments. The tiger mask was adorable but no really change for my skin type. Same with the Patchology lip mask. I really don’t find lip masks helpful. I only use them if I get them for free.


love your mask empties 💗 @Weetart

love your mask empties 💗 @Weetart

RE: love your mask empties 💗 @Weetart

@Imaster 💖💖💖💖 masks!

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So I've decided this is going to be the first month I save all my empties and post a photo/review list at the end of the month! I'm excited. I started using one of my storage drawers as a place to store all my empties so I don't accidentally forget and throw them away, lol. I'm curious to see how many products I actually go through in a month as I've never kept track before!

I hadn't kept track either @HunterKathleen can't wait to...

I hadn't kept track either @HunterKathleen can't wait to see!!

Re: I hadn't kept track either @HunterKathleen can't wait to...

I've already gone through 3 sample size products in the past week, so I feel like I'm gonna have a BIG pile by May 31st! 😂

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Last of the sheet mask empties for the month - the Naisture Elastic Q10 and the Goodal Quinced Infused Honey sheet masks were hits and I will repurchase both. Sephora lip mask is fine; it's a filler mask for me. Ikawoo Lucky Mask is alright, not bad but not a favorite of mine.


good job @itsfi 😊

good job @itsfi 😊

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Thank you @lmaster! 🙂

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Hi, friends. I wanted to share this collection of empties I’m sending Back to MAC for recycling. I’ve been working a LONG time to get six empties. The last one, the lipstick, was accomplished as part of the Pan It Challenge 2019. The lipstick is my personal fav, Syrup. It’s a lustre. The eyeshadows from left to right are/were: Trax, Saddle, Gleam, Pink Venus, Yogurt.

you go! @christyrc 🙌

you go! @christyrc 🙌

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Wow, @christyrc, I'm impressed!

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Some faves for March were the Becca under eye brightening setting powder, vs pink aloe mask, Bbw hyaluronic acid sheet mask, chocolate bomb mask, L’Oréal metallic ombré shadow, tony moly red wine sheet mask, origins balancing tonic,Bbw black amythest body lotion, strivectin tightening neck cream, fresh black tea eye cream, kiehls powerful line reducing concentrate, philosophy purity made simple cleanser, KVD lock it concealer, Kate Somerville oil free moisturizer, YSL touche eclat neutralizer, KVD bow & arrow lipstick. 💕

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@SAlyFitz super impressed! Nice work

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Thanks! I was so excited about going through so many lol!

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My empties for the month of March. Lots of loves and likes this month!!! YTD total is 81 ! If I keep up this pace I’ll be able to reach 100+ empties next month, can’t wait 🙂



Loves :


Dr Jart - Water Replenishment Sheet Mask : Such a good moisturizing mask. The cotton sheet is so comfortable and stays in place. My face drinks all the serum but there’s no feeling of a residue left on my skin afterwards. Helps my dry patches.


Creme Shop - Peppermint oil sheet mask : Light peppermint scent that is really nice. This is a great mask to fight acne and reduce the size of zits. Since I started using peppermint oil, I find it more effective than tea tree oil. The eye holes are definitely too small, but it’s okay the sheet stays in place.


Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion : LOVED the bio-cellulose sheet mask, it’s like putting a giant gel patch over your face. It stayed put the entire time. The fit was perfect for my face, it didn’t go too far up my hairline or near my ears or down my chin.  The eye holes were a little bit tiny, but you can cover you eyes so I get why it’s made like that. The sheet wasn’t dripping in serum, it had just enough for the face and a little bit for the neck. 100% would repurchase.


Peace Out - Acne Healing Dots : These help reduce the scarring a lot, not preventing or stopping the acne from developing. I let the dots work overnight since they are pretty opaque and visible. They are extremely sticky and don’t move during the night. Since they are so sticky they do leave a red mark on the skin when removing that can take a bit of time to disappear, so I don’t use them if I have something important the next morning.


Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation sampler : Love the neutral undertone in this range, they are a perfect match for my skin. Didn’t break me out, gave me a soft glow, didn’t look cakey or faded. The formula is easy to work with. Probably will buy the full size.


YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen : On my "natural" makeup days I love to use this. Super natural, luminous, lightweight concealer. It does brighten very well and doesn’t crease under my eyes. It easy to highlight with it too! The clicker dispense a lot of product. Although, I would say if you use it everyday it wouldn’t last long, so it can get pretty expensive.


Deva Curl - Melt into moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning mask : Really smells like a matcha butter. I used it as a conditionner and as a mask under a shower cap and it worked wonderfully both ways. I would probably buy a full size because it made my waves look naturally amazing, no frizz and didn’t felt weighted down.


Kenra Professional Dry Oil Control Spray : First product I ever try from this brand and I was really impressed. Really helped tame my numerous flyaways and my hair looked instantly more shiny. You don’t need a lot and I would suggest focusing on your lenghts/ends rather than your scalp cause it can look greasy. I would only spray a small amount for the flyaways on my scalp. I live in a humid weather and this is great too, medium hold. My hairstyle stays in place.


Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask : I looooove the sweet sugary pumpkin spice smell. I was surprised this worked for my sensitive skin, but I let it on for the minimum amount of time recommended (3-4 mins top). The enzymes really work their way through the flakes and dry areas of my face. My skin looks polish, clear and fresh. A great product if you have a lot of texture.


Prada - La Femme : I’m not really good to describe scent so bare with me. I would describe this as a fresh, sensual but sophisticated one. It’s a more floral scent but there’s also a little bit of spices in the top notes. Wear time is nice, not all day, but definitely a 5-6 hours.


Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream : I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before. This is my favorite body cream, smells divine and leaves a light beautiful shimmer on the skin. I did notice some tightening especially on my thighs, arms and belly.


Sephora Collection Solid brush cleaner : Holy grail for deep cleaning my brushes and makeup sponges, I have 2 backups waiting for me already. This is less expensive than the beauty blender one and works better and faster in my opinion. They changed the packaging (this is the old one), but the formula stays the same except the fragrance is a little bit more intense in the new version. I wish Sephora would sell the soap alone as a refill, because I think it’s a huge waste of packaging since I go through it quickly.


Cotton Rounds (from Costco) : I don’t use cotton rounds a lot, but these are really soft and gentle. There’s also a textured side (that you can peel off if you don’t want to use it) which is great to remove nail polish or slightly exfoliate when applying toner. I also like to clean my falsies with these.



Likes :


Veet Easy Gel Wax : Easy to use for a quick wax at home. I do think waxing at home is less efficient than at a salon, but it does the job if you’re on a budget.


Creme Shop Masks : Weird fit of the sheets for these two, but the results were great. Fast absorbing serum as always.


Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask : I hate peel off masks, but it works so well. I only use it exclusively on my T zone, because I can’t handle the cheeks/jawline because of all my peach fuzz (hurts so bad lol). I does reduce the appearance of my pores and seems to clean them as well. It does remove my dry flakes too.


Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser : I liked it, it’s very gentle and seemed to brighten my skin a little bit. Would probably buy a full size. Smells a little bit like strawberries.


Sephora Collection Exfoliating Wipes - Papaya - Glow : Smells incredible, like a sweet papaya candy (more on the artificial side). Remove makeup easily. A++ for the packaging too, keeps the wipes super moist. I wish Sephora would make a non-exfoliating version of this otherwise I won’t repurchase the papaya ones. I didn’t use the exfoliating side because it was too harsh for my skin so I went through the pack very quickly.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir : Love to spray this on my face, especially in between layering my makeup produces a much more natural appearance. It gives a wonderful glow to my skin. The mist is pretty fine, you don’t need to spray that far away from your face. I hate the minty scent though, I wish it wasn’t as intense.


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm : To me this is even more moisturizing than the Clinique TTDO balm. Although it doesn’t dissolves eye makeup as good as the Clinique one because it’s a thicker formula. It didn’t break me out. The scent of the essential oils in it is pretty intense, but tolerable. Plus it comes with a quality wash cloth. The only big downside is the price, it’s a pretty fancy balm.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo : This is a good dry shampoo. If my hair is really really oily it doesn’t seem to absorb all of my oils.. But it does refresh nicely and doesn’t leave a white cast on your hair. I wash my hair every 4 days or so, this dry shampoo is alright for the third day, but it’s not "powerful" enough for my last day. Also it has the delicious signature scent of all other Amika’s products.



Nope :


Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser : I wanted to love this so bad, but I’m 80% sure this broke me out… which is weird because mud based product usually work very well for me. I think there’s an essential oil that doesn’t suit my skin. It cleansed okay, but after rinsing I felt like there was a film left on my skin. This makes sense though because the formula is specially made for dry skin. My oily T zone couldn’t handle it. This cleanser is also extremely expensive so in the end I don’t think I would buy the full size.

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Don’t know 🤷‍♀️:


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask : Had a huuuuge allergic reaction after removing this mask when trying to apply my makeup, but I think I just combined too many products that day. I have two backups of this so I’ll need to try it again on it’s own to see how I like it.


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