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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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Thank you @RebeccaBT, doing my hardest to keep my little trash bin full😊

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So nice!! @eshoe your empties are a work of art 😉

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Ha @lmaster it’s something for sure:D

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Oh wow, @eshoe, so many empties!! Nicely done!!

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Thank you @haleyvvvv! Each month has been a little slower than the last, it’s been fun to track numbers:)

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March 2020 empties ! These three first months of the year have been slow in terms of empties, but I've been using some products that were quite full to begin with. I'm hoping the next few months will be more productive ! 🙂 



  • Shiseido Facial Cotton – 165 Sheets : This is a cult classic for a reason. Shiseido cotton rounds are the softest ones I have used, and it’s convenient to apply toner and remove makeup in the eyes area as well. I enjoy the fact that there is no lint residue sticking to my face after using these, and that these don’t scratch my skin. * Have been repurchasing it for years already.
  • Yadah Collagen Mask Pack : One of my favorite sheet masks. It really makes your skin glowy, and it feels plumped and softer after using it. The snail essence also does wonder for inflammation and moisture. Overall, I feel like I could be using it at any time and I’d always get great results. * Would repurchase in the future. Hoping I can find it again at Marshall’s for a great price !
  • Laneige Apple Lime Lip Sleeping Mask (3 g - 0.10 oz.) : Very lovely overnight lip masks, I really enjoy using it. I haven’t had dry lips since I started using it on a regular basis. A little goes a long way, and my lips stay smooth day after day. Also, the apple lime version is my favorite scent I’ve tried of it so far. Wonderful price for the quantity + quality, imo. * Would repurchase a full size of this scent next time. Have other minis and full sizes of this product to finish first though.
  • L’Occitane en Provence Festive Garden Light Hand Cream : Fantastic smell, and I loveeeed the whipped cream texture ! I hope they bring back this formula eventually. L’Occitane’s light hand creams are my favorites to bring at work, because they aren’t greasy and they absorb quickly into the skin. Plus, they provide enough moisture for my skin. This version was no exception to the rule. * This was limited edition, but I would repurchase similar hand creams from the brand.
  • Cosrx One Step Original Clear Pad (70 Pads) : These pads are excellent to use both in the morning or at night time. They aren’t harsh yet they remove impurities effectively, without irritating your skin. I have combo skin and found that it also helps with texture to a certain extent, as well as healing acne faster. The pads are generously pre-soaked, and don’t dry out easily.  * I have a backup of these, and I will keep repurchasing in the future. Excellent quality for the price !


  • The Face Shop Real Nature Bamboo Face Mask : The whole line of Real Nature sheet masks is great to me, and this is no exception. The bamboo one gives moisture and doesn’t make my skin sticky and oily afterwards. I would say though that my favorites from the line are lemon, rice, aloe and green tea ones. * Would use again. Sometimes I get these in a set with various kinds, so while I prefer other a bit better, I don’t mind using the others too.

Empties YTD : 32


Also, since I am now staying at home because of the pandemic, I started reorganizing products in my stash and I will be decluttering more in the upcoming weeks I believe !



  • Colourpop Jelly Much Shadows in Swindle & Perfectly Wretched : Absolutely loved the effect of these shadows and the texture ! Shades were also super lovely. However, it dried up very fast and I couldn’t use it all up, even if I kept the protective lids on.
  • Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream (25ml - Deluxe Sample) : It expired before I could use it all up. It was the first version of it, and I wasn’t a big fan of the scent. I will try to smell the new version when stores reopen, to see if I enjoy it more.


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I've been meaning to give those CosRx pads a go for the longest time @emiie. Loved reading that you didn't find them to be drying on the skin. How often do you use them? Once per day? Every day?

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Love the Shiseido cottons! They are so luxe and comfy to use, @emiie!

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Nice empties, @emiie!! Totally agree about the SDJ Coci Cabana Cream and love the Shiseido cottons!! 

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❤️ those Shiseido cottons @emiie! Hope you are enjoying the stay at home bit, reorganizing everything has been fun 🙂 

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My sister and I teamed up to do a joint empties for the month. We are both trying to finish up any opened products we have. IMG_1762.jpeg

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It feels good to go through open products @EuDeMa. You and your sister are doing a great job of getting through products that take a while to finish. Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind is on my list of items to try; nice to see it's loved.

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@EuDeMa Love the collab! The Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 3.4 oz/ 100 mLis one of my favorite products!




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@RebeccaBT Agreed! I won't use anything else

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Nice job with the empties, @EuDeMa!! Really neat for you and your sister to combine. So many good products in there (Farmacy! Briogeo!). 

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@haleyvvvv Thank you! It has been a fun project. Also, those are some of my favorite, go-to brands.

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Very cool of you and your sis to share in the empties love, @EuDeMa! Those little Crabtree & Evelyn's are perfect purse-size creams. 

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@eshoe They are great to keep in my purse, car, etc. Perfect size!

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100% Pure Anti-Acne sheet mask-One of my favs, but sadly it looks like it has been discontinued. 

Cosrx Patches - I always have back ups of these.

ZitSticka- There weren't many in the box, but these things worked wonders on those underground pimples. 

Those flosses are my fav as well, but alas those are also discontinued. 

Babo Botanicals sheer lip tint conditioner in plum rose. I can definitely see myself repurchasing this at some point. 

B&BW Apples and Brown Sugar hand soap. This was divine. 

Simple Facial Cleanser - This has been just a good basic cleanser for me. I already have a few backups. 

That Korres lip balm was a little freebie, but it was really good! I will I could buy these!

Loved the sample of Origins eye cream. I'm considered buying it once I go through my current stash. 

Pre de Provence hand cream in lavender - Possibly my favorite hand cream of all time. I have a couple back ups ready to go. 

Tomboy Nature Care Facial Scrub - I loved this, and I will definitely repurchase. It smelled just like orange creamsicle. Sometimes scents can bother me, but I had no problem with this one, and I always looked forward to using this. 

Clinique Even Better Foundation - I will definitely repurchase this one. It was one of the best shade matches I've had. 

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@ThePopcornQuest  Oh, you just reminded me to consider trying the ZitSticka kit! I’ve held off because of the price; I wish I could buy more of the dots without any of the swabs. But since I love testing things and my skin/body’s so picky about what OTC acne products/ingredients I can safely use, I think I’ll order this kit. 🙂 It’ll be especially interesting to see what happens if I double down, using one of these dots atop a 9% BHA spot treatment. 


Also: that’s an impressive set of empties you’ve got! 

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Thanks! That's 3 months worth of empties that were piling up! Those Zitstickas are pricey, but I ration them out for those underground pimples only, and I just use the CosRx stickers for any surface pimples. That helps me make the box last longer. Zitsticka also emails out discount codes fairly regularly as well, so I've been trying to wait to order until I have a code. Hope they work for you!

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