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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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Re: Empties - V2
January Empties - This month I finished a total of 37 products 26 full-size and 11 deluxe samples/foils.
Ulta Beauty Holiday Animals Hydrating Sheet Mask - I used the Penguin and Polar Bear masks and finished the pack. The masks are okay overall, but light on the serum. I wouldn’t purchase again.
L’Orèal Paris Pure-Clay Cleanser Detox-Brighten - Too heavily fragranced. Made my skin feel cool and tingly. Didn’t initially irritate my sensitive skin, but it did while I was washing it off.
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator - Used as a sleeping mask. I wasn’t amazed by the results. This didn’t work well on top of my moisturizer, and it irritated my skin. I bought it during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty for 50% off. If you want to try this, then I suggest you do the same. For me, I’m probably staying away from this one.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm - I tried this after using the rose balm and wasn’t a fan. The rose scent was too strong. I hoped the regular cleansing balm would have no scent, but I was wrong. This actually has a very strong patchouli/sage scent that was also off-putting. Also this product is way too expensive. The balm works very well, but the scent and the price will keep me away.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense - If you would fail the brown paper bag test, then you should stay far, far, far away from this sunscreen. #CasketReady Otherwise, it’s worth a try if you are looking for an easy-to-apply mineral sunscreen.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum - My face started stinging as soon as I patted in the product. It’s a no for me dawg.
Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed Oil - This stuff stinks! It is supposed to be a natural silicone that softens hair. I used it as the oil in my pre-poo treatment. I probably wouldn’t buy it again.
Sephora Collection Pumpkin Hand Balm - An impulse buy at checkout. This has a sweet scent, but it smells nothing like pumpkin. I would buy it again on clearance.
Laura Gellar Filter First Luminous Concealer - This was a random clearance find after Laura Gellar was discontinued at Ulta. I bought this concealer for ~ $3.00 and am so glad I didn’t buy this for full price. It took me less than a month to finish the tube. I don’t want to pay over $20 for a product I am able to finish this quickly. Unless this is on sale for the price of a drugstore concealer, keep on walking.
Ulta Beauty Automatic Lip Liner - Clear is a decent universal lip liner that works with my various lipstick formulas and makes for a good dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone.
Guerlain Paris Abeille Royale - An expensive product that I would never buy because I’m a poor.
Tula Purifying Face Cleanser - Not a fan of the scent, but it’s a nice gentle cleanser.
Estēe Lauder Perfectionist Pro - Wasn’t mind-blowing. This was actually quite forgetable.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (Foil) - A beloved product that didn’t wow me.
Miss Spa Cactus Flower Hydrating Sheet Mask - This sheet mask had lots of serum and no strong fragrance. I purchased during a sale, and I would purchase again. I don’t think I would seek it out, but I would buy if I happened across it during another sale.
BareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil - This was a light oil that turns milky with water, so it does exactly what I need from a good makeup removing cleansing oil.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, Rosewater - I like this as a spray toner, but after hearing so much negative information about Mario Badescu, I don’t plan to purchase anything else from the brand. In good conscious, I can’t recommend this product.
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum - Like that it’s free of fragrances. Will buy the full size to start incorporating retinol into my skincare routine.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - I bought the mini to use to set my under eye concealer, and it worked well for that. It is definitely a matte finish, so I make sure to go light with this powder since I have dry skin. I know this is a holy grail product, but it was just okay for me.
No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm - Honestly speaking, I only bought this balm because of a 5X bonus point offer. I was disappointed when half the jar was empty when I opened it. The positive is using this reminded me of the Clinique Cleansing Balm, so I would recommend it to someone who wanted to try an affordable cleansing balm. I would purchase this cleansing balm again, but I wouldn’t put it on the top of my list.
Curlsmith Ultimate Lengths 30-Day Therapy - This was the first box I finished, and I haven’t seen any crazy results. I didn’t expect to see any miracles in the first month since the instructions suggest using this product for at least 3 months. I bought this during a sale, so I would recommend waiting until a discount to buy it .
Clinique Happy Gelato Cream - The original came in a holiday ornament fragrance duo. I’m not a fan of the scent, but I absolutely love the richness of this cream. I bought a mini jar in the Berry Blush scent to see if I enjoy this scent more than the original scent, and I did!
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus - I use this as a regular face cream since it’s mostly water and shea butter. This is a very rich cream that my dry skin loved, but there is no way I would buy this when it costs almost $100.
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel - I know this is a Holy Grail product for a lot of beauty lovers, but I just thought it was okay. I would buy it again if it’s on sale or for bonus points, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it.
Ulta Beauty Matte Setting Spray - I liked that this was a matte setting spray without heavy alcohol content. Since it’s a decent price, I would purchase it again. I also like the finish. It is matte, but doesn’t make my skin feel parched.
Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray - I bought this on a whim, and was surprised at how good this setting spray is for a drugstore brand. The spray is a finer mist, but not as fine as the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist, and there is no off-putting scent. I already have a second bottle waiting in the Catrice Stars of the Show Setting Spray Trio.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum - I'm on the fence with this one. I love the spicy notes in the fragrance, but the overall scent doesn’t wow me.
Vichy Minèral 89 Face Serum - Thought it was just okay after the first tube. This second tube had me singing a different tune. This is a good affordable serum, and I bought a full size to add to my skincare routine.
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist - I love the fine mist and the finish this gives my makeup. This is probably my 3rd or 4th bottle. ‘Nuff said.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado - Rich cream that I use as an under eye primer. I am trying the Cannuka Eye Balm I bought during the Ulta Love Your Skin Event, but I would definitely buy this eye cream again.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - This scent is heavenly!!!! I am not the biggest fan of the new light texture. I prefer the heavier whipped butter texture. I will still keep using this though because of that signature intoxicating scent.
Supergoop! Glow Stick - This Glow Stick is my HG face sunscreen.
Dove Rose Petals Dry Spray - Rose is another scent I like, as long as it’s not too flowery and overpowering. This deodorant gives the perfect amount of rose fragrance.
RE: Empties - 2019
RE: Empties - 2019
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These are not all the empties but the ones That lasted a WHILE plus I loved them.
Indie Lee oil is my HG for a few months now. I bought it in March and it lasted me till end of Oct with 2-3 drop mixed in my moisturizer every morning and night. Sinks right in and provides so much moisture/hydration. ❤️❤️
like both the lip balms also. And bought back-ups.
Re: Empties - 2019
- Simple Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask
- Masqueology Watermelon Moisturizing Mask
- Mamonde Magnolia Flower Lab Essence Mask
- Jayjun Honey Dew Red Mask (x2)
- Neogen Mexican Aloe mas (x3)
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Pink Squeeze Mask (x4)
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Yellow Squeeze Mask (x2)
- Frudia Citrus Brightening Mask
- Evian Facial Spray (x2)
- Neutrogena Body Oil
- B&BW True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere body lotion
- Shea Moisture Transforming Clay-to-Cream Cleanser
- Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream
- Shiseido Facial Cotton (x2)
- Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil
- Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Cuba) (This is HG status for me. I've been using it for 7 years)
- ABH Clear Brow Gel (x2)
- Ren Global Protection Day Cream
- FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moistureizer
- DE Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
- Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
- Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Oil
- Farmskin Mangosteen Balancing Sheet Mask
- Farmskin Tomato Revitalizing Sheet Mask
- Peach Slices Peace Popsicle Sheet Mask (x2)
- Ren Perfect Canvas Skin Finishing Serum
- Elta MD Uv Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
- L'Oreal Revitalift Cicacream
- Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream
- Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum (I would buy with a discount)
- Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer
- Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths
- Bliss Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser
- FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint (Tan)
- Juice Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment
- Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence
- Youth To The People Superfood Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer (I think I may enjoy this during the warmer weather months. I'll revisit next summer.)
- Pixi Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sheer Sunscreen Mist (this left white spots all over my face)
Re: Empties - 2019
Empties over two weeks
I'm rose sheet was not fully saturated with serum, and the claims were not met, the peach slices blueberry mask, smells nothing like blueberry, but was a decent mask, DE a passioni retinol cream would be fine, but I'm not liking to use retinol in a cream form