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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying Smiley Happy

 

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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@ShortErica It worked for a few hours then I started to stink like BO. Still searching for a good natural deodorant. I did try little seed farm brand and might order from them

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@jen81 why didn't you like the Native deodorant? I bought it and so far love it. I was using Schmidt before that, and antiperspirant before that. 

@ShortErica 

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@l8totheparty  I like the smell and it goes on well. Doesn’t seem to last all day. After a few hours if I sweat at all I start to stink. Was hoping it would be my winter one as I don’t seem to sweat as bad. I did finish it though but wouldn’t repurchase. 

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@l8totheparty could you share pros/cons of Schmidt's vs. Native since you've tried them both? I'm glad it's working for you!

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Native:

Pros:

-smoother

-longer lasting coverage 

Cons:

-price

-US pricing/ordering

 

Vs Schmidt 

Pros:

-less expensive

-easier to find/order in Canada

-scent stays longer

Cons:

-sage scent is questionable 

-not as smooth on armpits as Native

 

*So far! I've only used Native for a week now.*

Neither was better for amount of sweat production. I needed to reapply both before goi g out in the evening. Also to note: I didn't do a heavy workout in either, just heavy house cleaning. 

*note: I do not have sensitive armpits*

 

@ShortErica 

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Thanks @l8totheparty! I don't appreciate having to "warm up" the Schmidt's to apply it. But it has worked the best for me so far. I'm going to keep trying different ones though.

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Yeah, that 'warm up' is not required in Native.  You won't know if you like it or not unless you try it.  @ShortErica 

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@ShortErica my mom really likes the Native deodorant, primarily because she has SUPER sensitive skin and quite honestly she's also definitely someone who sweats a lot--it's actually a condition that she has.  I know that the Native is one of the few non-irritating natural deodorants that she's tried and while even she admits that it obviously doesn't KEEP her from sweating (since it isn't an antiperspirant) that it does provide enough odor control for her.

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Thanks for sharing @CookieGirl1! I have the BRIOGEO - B. Well Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Deodorant to finish, a Lavanila to try and some Schmidt's backup but I probably should check out Native just to be thorough in my own researching of it. I don't mind sweating some, I just don't want to smell.

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@ShortErica I have used the lavanila before and liked it, might have to try again. 

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I really like the Lavanilla too, @jen81 @ShortErica. Right now I’m using Meow Meow Tweet (ridiculous name) and it was great when I first opened it but as I’m nearing the end it is pretty dry and hard to use. Glad I stumbled upon this discussion.

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@eshoe there's a thread by @naturalooks15 asking about natural deodorant for her kids where people have discussed their experiences with different ones. Not sure if you have experience with others that might help her. Glad Lavanila was good for the most part. Hoping it works for me too!

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Ah thank you, @ShortErica, I will check it out. 

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@ShortErica I've also heard good things about both MegaBabe and Myro deodorants that Target carries as well as one from Nateur.  @WinglessOne is a natural deodorant guru and she can definitely give you some detailed recs Smiley Happy

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@CookieGirl1 oh yes - @WinglessOne just taught me about Routine deodorant. I hadn't heard of Megababe or Myro and I've been in Target plenty of times. I'll have to stop in again..haha!

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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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December 2019 Empties

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My thoughts:

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Shiseido cotton facials
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The hype is real! I plan on using reusable cotton pads. If I were to pick up disposable I don't know that I could go back to standard. Thanks @missjeanie for spoiling me!

 

DEVACURL - WAVE MAKER™ Touchable Texture Whip

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Thank you @faeriegirl for sending me these samples. This is in my top 3 styling products from DevaCurl and I loved having some to use.

 

Josie Maran Cleansing Bar

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The lovely @eshoe sent me this last Christmas. I had to google if it was for the face or body and I guess it could be used for both. I opted to use it on my body. I'm used to body gel so this was out of my comfort zone. I felt like my skin was maybe tight or a different feeling but I was always clean. Thanks for letting me try a cleansing bar. Now I'm encouraged to use the bar soap I have stockpiled from hotels for some reason. Haha!

 

Clinique Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer

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@quspork was kind enough to send me this sample. I used it after frisbee and it seemed nice. I only got one use so it's hard to judge. I'd be up for trying it again and looking more into the ingredients.

 

BELIF - The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

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Good moisturizer. I just can't do the belif scent. I only got a couple uses of the aqua bomb so I didn't make a preference of the two. If I had a sample I'd use it but it's not something for me.

 

BELIF - Hungarian Water Essence

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I don't have much experience with essence and since it was a sample, I didn't get to see a difference happening over time. Okay.

 

BELIF - Moisturizing Eye Bomb

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I think after using this I've determined I like cream vs. gel for eye products. This had the belif scent. There's fragrance - WHY?! - it's an eye product! I know it says natural origin but I try to avoid fragrance in products I use regularly. So although it has some awesome ingredients and a nice consistency, it wasn't for me.

 

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

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This is my A+ gentle cleanser. My skin feels very nice after using. Great 2nd step (though I'm still searching for my perfect first) for a double cleanse.

 

Dr. Teal's Lavender Bath Salt

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I like baths. Lavender is such a calming scent for me and perfect for bedtime. The scent is strong but I only use a small scoop and it's great to make me sleepy. I have some other varieties to use and then I'll pick this one up again.

 

For all of 2019

I used 103 products in 2019 (not including masks): 54 full size, 18 mini, and 31 samples. I wish I did a better job on the foil challenge so I'll have to be more dedicated to pulling them out in 2020. Still I'm happy to be using products up!

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Glad you enjoyed the cotton squares @ShortErica 

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Thanks again @missjeanie! It is crazy how big of a difference there is.

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I never would have believed it until I tried them @ShortErica ! I have enough right now thanks to @mrsmouse that I’m going to try incorporating some make up erasers and use the squares when I just can’t be bothered mentally or it’s dirty.

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