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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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My February empties! Loved loved loved the NARS concealer, and bath and body works shower gel, bought replacements for those already. Also loved the TF mascara at first but after about a month it got SUPER clumpy, thick, and gross. So I doubt I’ll repurchase. Also loved the Fenty Killawatt highlighter but I have soo many other highlighters I’ll hold off repurchasing that as well. Everything else was just alright, and probably won’t repurchase any of them

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Hi @samkeaysxo,

 

I love that concealer too! It is amazing! 

 

Best,
Rebecca

Re: Empties - 2019

Happy New Year!!!! I was hoping to get my empties before midnight, but that didn't happen. LOL

 

I have so many December Empties!!!! I'm just sharing a bit about some of the products that stood out, both good and bad, during the month.

 

Mehs:MehsMehs

None of were standouts. I like the way my hair smelled after the TGIN Hair Mask, but it contains silicones, which my hair tends not to like. The NARS blush is a declutter. I've had it forever. I recently hit pan, but it no longer brings me joy. The Ulta Sheet Mask is one of the worst I've ever tried, and I sad that I have 3 more from the set. I don't understand how a sheet mask can be wet while also containing little to no serum. The foot balm is more of a lotion than a balm. I was looking for something thick, but this didn't live up to being a balm.

Likes:LikesLikes

As much as I love the Sephora Foot Masks, I won't be purchasing them anymore. I am tired of them ripping every time I put them on. The Laniege Waterclay Mask is very good, but the scent is very off putting. If you love the Fresh Rose Mask, but hate the price, then I recommend trying the Dearpacker Royal Black Tea and Black Rose Mask as a possible dupe. 

Loves:LovesLoves

Most of these are repurchases and routine staples. I tried the Essence Lash Primer after the Lancome Primer. I prefer the one from Essence. The Soap and Glory was a new try, and I really like it. I'm not a fan of the scent, but it doesn't linger, and the cream feels great!

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Ooooh I’m excited to hear the Dearpacker could be a dupe for the fresh, @sephoraaddict918! I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile now. Thanks for the heads up!

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It looks like when products runout they all do at the same time.i actually do like everything that I have used up, and will repurchase except the clarins serum is discontinued so I am unable to.

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Bioderma is excellent! @haha11 

Empties - 2019

I can't remember the last time I posted empties. I think these are my (and my BF's) empties for late Sept to Nov. We are moving soon so I've been in "clean out my stash" mode.

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Fantastic work cleaning out your stash @Lazybeautybeast!

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This is a couple months worth I think,can't remember when I last posted.

Loves-I just started using a Beauty Blender a few months ago and I'm completely converted.The UD make up remover works great at taking off my eye make up.The rest is mostly stuff I use regularly.
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Likes
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Not for me-I found the exfoliating side of this wipe really rough on my skin.

 

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I've never met a Giorgio Armani Foundation I didn't like. My favorite the Power Fabric because it keeps my oily skin matte all day. However, the Designer Lift looks really interesting because it's an anti aging formula. <333

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October 2019 Empties

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bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15 Fair Ivory 02

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La Roche Posay Mineral SPF 50

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SUPERGOOP! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40

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Skindinavia Setting Spray

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Vichy Mineral 89

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CeraVe PM

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Stress Relief Body Wash

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Cucumber Melon Lotion

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Energy Body Lotion

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Cotton Squares

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DEVACURL - SUPERCREAM™ Coconut Curl Styler

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DEVACURL - B'LEAVE-IN™ Miracle Curl Plumper

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Hi @ShortErica,

I've been using the BareMinerals Original Foundation for years and it's one of my go to foundations. I branch out and try new ones as well, but keep my BM as it's always reliable and looks great on my skin. <333

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49 empties this month! So close to my old goal of 50 a month, however using lots of DS items helped me out there. 

 

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Loves (not pictured is lush naked shower oil)
New to me:
Honua moana mask: this was smooth and luxurious going on and had a mild earthy smell. Nice and hydrating.
SkinFix hand cream: It did leave a greasy residue but it went away quick. Worked great through the end of last years winter season.
St tropez gel: went on really well even with my hands.
chantecaille rose cream: A trip to luxurious heaven in a jar. Skin looked great and plump. Scent was light and natural. I am low buying until and have a lot to use up or I'd be all over a FS of this. Would definitely buy a FS when the time/price is right.
Bite Beauty Glace crayon: not new to me because I've been working on it maybe 3 years LOL but a shout out to myself for actually finishing a makeup item, let alone a lip item!
Eve lom moisture mask: I wish I'd used this sooner. I didn't because I would worried it would be strongly scented like the cleanser and it wasn't! Nice summer overnight mask. Probably wouldn't be enough for winter. I would use again or purchase a mini but probably wouldn't get through a FS.
Tata Harper Nutrient complex oil: I liked this. It absorbed well but seemed to last longer than a lot of oils I've tried (some others seem to absorb and then disappear and results aren't lasting). I have some others to use up but would consider it again in the future. 

 

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Likes (new to me)
Josh Rosebrook hydrating accelerator: It was fine. I'd use again but won't repurchase. 
Vita Liberata tan lotion: Love that it's organic. Tan effects are very mild and seem to peak at day 2-3. A couple times it made my feet oompa loompa orange. I'm still on the fence on this. I'd have to use more to make a decision. 
Christophe Robin mask: Not new but I'm more unsure now. Loved before, but I'm not sure if my hair is just dryer now than it was before or if my hair isn't responding as well to it. Still had a lot of split ends and didn't seem as hydrated as after the last use. Might love again after I use my HG restore if my hair seems the same. I have been dying/highlighting my hair more recently too so it may be my hair.
Omorovizca balancing moisturizer: This was okay but it wasn't really for my skin type. I'm not sure why balancing didn't give it away for me initially and I didn't pass it on but I was committed to using it and struggled through the second half of the bottle. No fault of the product, wasn't right for me and wouldn't use again. 
YSL/derm institute/chanel serums: I liked all of them but they were small and only had a handful of uses each, so it's hard to say more. I was pleased that the chanel and YSL weren't strongly scented. 
Emma Hardie Oil:  This is the 3rd emma hardie item I've tried and I've been less than impressed by all of them so far. The oil absorbed quickly and the results were as short lived. I should have put this in the NO pile honestly. 
PawPaw balm: It worked well but very greasy. 

 

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Secret Deoderant: byeeeeee and hello to natural deodorant for me. 
Lipstick queen: not my color- destashing
Biobelle peach mask: scent was strong and irritated my eyes. 
Laurel honey berry mask: I like honey as an ingredient but don't like the sticky feeling of straight honey on my face and that's what it felt like. 
YTTP cleanser: I know a lot of people love this but I had to destash. 

@CC3616 excellent job, great goal you've set

@CC3616 excellent job, great goal you've set

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I love finally throwing out my trash!

Need I say more?Need I say more?The John Frieda hair mask was a surprise "win" for me--I got a good 3 uses out of it and it made my hair soooo soft.  The Biore warming mask was a rediscovery for me but it feels really nice on a cold night.  I already have a backup of the Too Faced Peach Puff lippie and I loved the Colourpop Jellymuch shadow (Doves and Roses) but it dried up and I couldn't revive it.  Finally the two perfume samples were the Lancome Idole and Joe Malone Honeysuckle and Davana.  Classic example of "the sample made me buy it".  See my upcoming Monthly Haul post.The John Frieda hair mask was a surprise "win" for me--I got a good 3 uses out of it and it made my hair soooo soft. The Biore warming mask was a rediscovery for me but it feels really nice on a cold night. I already have a backup of the Too Faced Peach Puff lippie and I loved the Colourpop Jellymuch shadow (Doves and Roses) but it dried up and I couldn't revive it. Finally the two perfume samples were the Lancome Idole and Joe Malone Honeysuckle and Davana. Classic example of "the sample made me buy it". See my upcoming Monthly Haul post.Don't bother.Don't bother.

 

 

 

 

wooo hooo @CookieGirl1 🙌💞

wooo hooo @CookieGirl1 🙌💞

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Hi @Cyncynn ,

 

Lots of awesome empties! Aquaphor is one of my go-tos for my dry lips 🙂

 

Best,

Rebecca

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@RebeccaBT 

Mine too - unbeatable if you have cracked lips. 

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This month’s empties. I tried to switch to clean beauty but I may go back to the dark side. Lol. Honest Beauty Eye Shadow and PUR primer. 3 of the shades which are panned we’re decently usable. The mauve is unusable as it didn’t show up on my skin tone and the other shades although dark were not tan skin friendly. The dark brown, black and plum were showed up all black. I don’t think it’s a reflection on the brand I just think it’s my skin tone. I did try to use it as much as possible. PUR was great but prefer MILK Hydro primer.

great job!! @thatjedininja 🙌❤️

great job!! @thatjedininja 🙌❤️

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August sheet mask empties - I didn't remember to keep all the sheet mask empties but these are most of them from last month. It's interesting to see how my thoughts on some of the masks change from the time I used them to the end of the month when I can look at them in relation to other masks.

LOVES - I'd use these over and over again.LOVES - I'd use these over and over again.

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LOVES

The softness of the Bemliese mask material in the Inna Organic Rose Geranium Soothing Facial Mask is amazing. It feels comfortable on and aside from it being too large length-wise and width-wise, the fit on this is one of the best I’ve experienced – the cut and size for the eyes, nose bridge, nose and mouth were pretty perfect and the mask left my skin soft and hydrated. The other masks in this line have key ingredients that are new to me so it’ll be interesting to try those out, but this rose geranium one was a nice first introduction to the brand.


Too Cool For School Coconut Ceramide Mask
is a forever favorite sheet mask of mine. It smells delicious and works wonders at infusing a dose of refreshing hydration to dry or dehydrated skin.


I’ve been loving Lanseal as the material for sheet masks. There are not very many masks with this material but I’m hoping that changes because the material feels like a comfy and cozy blanket for the face.  It’s the material in the 2-piece and the one piece Missha Ice Sorbet Creamy Moisture Mask, both of which were loves last month for me.


Jelly masks are also a fave of mine and this LalaFox Honey Nourishing Daily Mask is definitely one that I want to keep in stock in my house.  The subtle honey scented essence to this sheet mask has a great jelly texture that leaves skin feeling velvety smooth, soft and hydrated.


Megrhythm gentle steam eye masks are tried and true favorites; I can’t get enough of them. The Yuzu scented one is the strongest scented one in my mind and it’s the scent I like the least … except for when I have a cold, allergies or a really bad headache that keeps me from falling asleep. I don’t know what it is about the yuzu-scented mask in this line but it helps me fall and stay asleep on what otherwise feels like it will be a sleepless night.

Loves-Likes: These were great. I feel as if the Innisfree and Holika Holika ones would have been loves if I used them on a day when my skin was especially dehydrated and dry. Same with the Cremorlab - I'll have to try it out under different circumstances, when my skin has a little more redness to see how much of an effect the mask has on that.Loves-Likes: These were great. I feel as if the Innisfree and Holika Holika ones would have been loves if I used them on a day when my skin was especially dehydrated and dry. Same with the Cremorlab - I'll have to try it out under different circumstances, when my skin has a little more redness to see how much of an effect the mask has on that.

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Cremorlab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask makes my skin feel soft, smooth and hydrated; would love to see how calming it is with redness.

The Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask (Bamboo) is thin mask with a light, watery and refreshing essence that leaves skin feeling fresh and hydrated. I can see this being a fabulous mask for daily sheet masking.

Holika Holika Hibiscus Tea Bag Mask is a fun interactive mask that left my skin feeling lightly hydrated, refreshed, clear and smooth. Not sure about the firming effects from this mask but I also think that’s something that would require more regular and consistent use of this mask.

Likes - I would happily use these againLikes - I would happily use these again

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Mediheal W.H.P. White hydrating Black Mask Ex – black charcoal masks like this one adhere very well and have been one of my favorite types of material for a sheet mask. This one claims to brighten and hydrate the skin. It’s not that there wasn’t any brightness from it but it wasn’t anything standout; the more noticeable result was the hydration it gives.

The house hair sleeping masks have been good to my hair. I love that they come with their own cap too; makes it really convenient for traveling. One of the best scented masks in the lineup is the Sephora Acai Hair Sleeping Mask, which is technically marketed towards protecting hair color and boosting radiance. I don’t have a base for testing its ability to protect hair color, but in terms of shine, it did add some shine to my tresses though I think it works best to make hair feel soft, silky and moisturized.

The packaging on the Hallyu Watermelon Sheet Mask is adorable and the design of the sheet mask itself is as well – it looks like a watermelon. The mask also smells like a watermelon, the fleshy part and the rind part. Size-wise the mask is very large all around and as a result I think it would fit most face shapes. It’s a nice, refreshing mask to have on hand in the summer and great coming out of the fridge.

Natureby Blueberry Essence Mask Sheet is intended to firm and moisturize the skin. As with most firming claims, I don’t think one use is enough, but in terms of its ability to moisturize, that it does. I just wish this one smelled of blueberries. Not a deal breaker but it would have been a nice added touch.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask (Fig) is my first fig mask. This essence on this one is more viscous than the traditionally watery serums in sheet masks. It leaves my skin a bit tacky after wear but that dissipates and my skin is left feeling nicely hydrated and moisturized.

Baviphat Juicy Mask Sheet (Peach) smells delicious and hydrates the skin nicely. Another good one for use in the warmer months coming out of the fridge.

Of the 3 jelly masks in this line, Yadah Revitalizing Jelly Pack Mask is my least favorite. That being said, this one is still a good mask; it's the least favorite of 3 amazing jelly masks. This one has a strong ginseng scent and makes my skin look refreshed and more awake after use.

OK/Maybe - these were fine; they fall into this camp mainly because they didn't standout as much as the other masksOK/Maybe - these were fine; they fall into this camp mainly because they didn't standout as much as the other masks

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OK/Maybe
Nothing wrong with any of these masks, they just happened to be used in a month with other more amazing masks. The Narikiri Face Pack has a really cute mask design – it resembles My Melody’s face. Biobelle #Rise&Shine isn’t bad, but it isn’t as good as other Biobelle sheet masks and the material on this one feels thicker and heavier than other Tencel fiber masks. Facsy Aqua Mask would be nice for daily masking – it’s a simple, no frills hydrating sheet mask at a good price point.

Meh/NOMeh/NO

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The Upper Canada Acai Face Sheet Mask is one of those masks that I may have, for whatever reason, expected more from. It was fine; didn’t cause me any breakouts or skin irritations but it didn’t really stand out too much either. It’s one that I’d use if it was around but not something that would be at the top of my list to use. A good example of a nice mask that’s just not for me is the SooAE Argan Oil Moisture Repair Hair Mask. Argan oil generally tends to be too heavy for my very fine hair and has a tendency to weigh it down no matter how light a formulation of the oil. I was able to do an easy workaround to make the hair mask work when I used this one (i.e., apply just to length of hair with a light hand, etc.). My hair is healthier than before, but I could see this mask being a good once a month hair treatment for when my hair is really dry/damaged.

The NO of last month’s batch of masks is the GlamGlow Cool Sheet No Drip Hydrating Mask. I’ve tried a few dry sheet masks like this GlamGlow one and the ones I’ve tried have been ‘meh’ or just okay. This one does have a very pretty design – hot pink with silver stars on it; reminds me of a glammed up Nacho Libre mask. Unfortunately, it didn’t really do anything worthwhile for me that I wouldn’t be able to replicate in another mask.

 

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