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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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February Empties! Wohooo... I accomplished my goal of 2 empties a day (averaged) and double masking every day.  I was kinda hoping that I could do a sheet mask every day as well, but somedays a wash off was all that was going to work.  I'm still pretty pumped at how I'm working away at some of my less exciting sheet masks. 

February Empties were 59 total bringing my YTD to 132.

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I'm giving myself a few empties goals each month in lieu of panning this year.  One is to have two a day on average.  I'm doing well with this one so far, and it's mostly dependant on my keeping up with sheet masks... something I can be hot and cold with.  March's theme will be The Creme Shop for this.  One of my other empties goals is to have a make up bag of 'questionable products' things I just don't use anymore or things that may be way too old.  I'm trying to go through the bag a bit each month and test out things.  So far I've decluttered a few items, found a few things that I want to keep in my collection and then found a few things that I want to use up ASAP just to get em done.
Loves
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Loves: The CT legendary lashes was a fabulous deluxe sample and I will order another once I work through some more mini's.  I'm someone who prefers a bit of a dryer mascara and I've finally come to the conclusion that I really never need a full size mascara.  Mini's work great for me, and can last 2-3 months, especially when I'm not wearing make up daily anymore.  The Philosophy Cinnamon Chai body cream is amazing.  I've used a few of their body creams in the past and I like them, this one though... Dang I wanted to keep the tub just to keep smelling it.  I do this with their body washes as well as I just enjoy alternating the different scents.  If I ever saw them release anything in this scent again, I'd buy by the caseload. The Ulta brow tint in light was perfect.  I could do everything for my brows with one product.  I unfortunately have no access to Ulta right now.  😞 I assure you that once I do... I'll be buying backups.  The glossier and Milk that I'm using now are great, but the price point and shade of the Ulta is bang on for me. The Pixi Magic Tint was a PH adjusting balm type product that was fine.  I had this in my maybe bag to test out and ended up using it as a daily balm while I worked from home to finish it up.  I'm not so into this that I'll buy another (I have enough lip products to not need repeats), but I wasn't mad at it.  Glad to have finished it up and enjoyed the particular tint it gave me, it was easy to use with no mirror required and the fact that it had tinker bell on it was a big bonus.  The Laga prickly pear gloss was a mini from an Ipsy bag, it was bright pink in the tube but pretty sheer when put on.  This was another product from my maybe bag and I enjoyed using it up as my daily balm.  I wouldn't be upset to have more of this, but have a lot to work though before I get to that point. 
Enjoyed these
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The hair mask was a dollar from Walmart on clearance a year or two ago, it was a solid mask.  Totally blew my expectations out the water.  I have several more that I'll use up, and if I happened upon them again for clearance prices, sure, I'd buy again, but I do prefer to have hair masks in a more bulk format since I do use them so frequently.  The Pumpkin body butter from Sephora was nice.  I enjoyed the light scent and I'd use them again.  I may have another one or two and I'm glad.  The product moisturized nicely and I enjoy a scented body product, it gives me a few minutes to spend on myself and enjoy the experience. The Tony Moly Banana Sleeping mask is in this catagory of making me smile with the scent.  It's a delight.  It's a nice bit of extra moisture, but it's not the most moisturizing one I own.  The scent really is what makes it for me.  I did find that it kept going and going... so much more product in here than you think!  I had mine tipped upside down in a napkin ring to get the last bits out lol. Lancome body lotion was also super nice.  Had a luxurious feel to it, though the scent wasn't my favourite.  I can only describe it as a nice older lady scent lol.  I swear its not as bad as I just made it sound. 


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These were all fine.  I'd use them again, but I'm not rushing to buy.  The LP pre shampoo mask... ummmm... don't think this did anything. The SDJ body cream just isn't my favourite scent.  Same goes for the Philosophy body wash and the BBW hand soap.  I do have to say... I wash my hands so much lately that I did like looking at the pretty blue shimmer in the soap though.  The FAB cream was fine, but for a face moisturizer, I'd skip the grapefruit scent. 

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The Sparkly gem topped jar... ya, no idea what was in it.  Twas all dried up.  The Philosophy lip glosses were still smelling okay, but they just didn't have a nice feel to them on, and were from quite a few Christmas's ago.  The elf double ended liquid lip... I have a few high end versions of this that are just way nicer and not 5 years old. The NYX liquid lip... I just don't wear liquid lips enough to keep one that I don't love the colour or formula of. The Body Shop lotion smelled off.  
Masks. We’re all ok. Glad to have whittled down the collection a bit. 
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February empties were pretty slim total of 14 bringing my ytd total to 66 

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  the only product I didn't love was the LaMer gel moisturizer, it's the scent I don't care for

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@lmaster  I totally used that same green tea mask after seeing yours on the masking thread.  Love the Look at Me Best Friends as well.  I really need to do a BBW order sometime soon for some yummy scented soaps... that Apple sounds divine. 

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February Empties

Loves 😍

 

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 Likes

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 Nope 

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Oh gosh @jen81 that's my favorite mascara 🤣 everybody has different loves 😳

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😬😂 @lmaster  Maybe I just don’t know how to use it right! 

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Great empties, @jen81!! Love the Kate Somerville Retinol Vitamin C serum. It is SO good. What made the PTR niacinamide treatment not work?

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@haleyvvvv . It didn’t do anything to lighten up a stubborn spot on my cheek. I think it was a high % of niacinamide but not sure as it’s not disclosed. The other ingredients I don’t think are in a high enough percentage to do anything. It seemed to have some smoothing effects but not lightening. Was too expensive for it not to work. 😞 but to be honest I’ve used prescription lightening cream and had laser treatment of area with negligible results. Laser helped the most but not doing it right now, maybe in the future. Right now I’m trying a cysteamine mask that’s you use every AM that is supposed to help with stubborn areas. 

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Thanks for the comment on the PTR @jen81 .  I've looked at it as well and thought for that price I could just do laser on the one or two spots that have returned on my face.  I think I'll skip the creams and potions on this one and just do the laser if it starts to bug me enough. 

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Some empties and declutters! 
The SKII I actually finished years ago but I liked the pump so I repurposed it for the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser since that comes in a tube. However, now Fresh has its own pump/jumbo size, so I’m going to part with the SKII pump. The Heart of Gold Sweet roar Hydrating Nectar was a wonderful lightweight moisturizer, it came in my Boxwalla subscription box. The Bad Gal Bang mascara is a HG staple, as is the Hum Collagen Pop (although I’m still mad they changed the flavor!). Trying to use up some teas and samples. The TOm Ford Rose Prick was in a crappy sample jar so it evaporated. That one goes on kind of old-lady-ish but then becomes pretty wonderful, and the bottle is lovely, so I’m on the fence but probably a no. The Marc Jacobs high liner is so wonderful but they all dry out before I’ve ever used one even remotely up. 

The Winged CBD peppermint oil, I didn’t notice anything. Any calming effects were likely offset by the frustration of trying to open the dang childproof cap each time. 

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And some declutters. Who knows how old these are and I have so much new stuff to use! 

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I hear you on the MJ highliners @sister13  I swear I've bought some gift sets from them that came dried out already.  Such a great liner... until it's not. 

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Bad gal bang is my daughter's go to! @sister13 

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It's a nice deep black, lengthens, volumizes and stays on ALL Day! Almost all the others just disappear on me. @lmaster 

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My February empties! Loved all except the makeup wipes, and face wash which were just okay. 

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Champaign Toast is my favourite BBW candle of all time @samkeaysxo !  Sooooo good!

 

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Ohhhhh the candles!! @samkeaysxo nice job

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Mostly "loves".  The BlenderCleanser was fine but I prefer the solid version and the Purple Reign shampoo was really odd because it sort of toned my hair but it somehow toned it unevenly and in weird, unflattering streaks.Mostly "loves". The BlenderCleanser was fine but I prefer the solid version and the Purple Reign shampoo was really odd because it sort of toned my hair but it somehow toned it unevenly and in weird, unflattering streaks.

 

 

 

 

The mask was the only dud; it did absolutely nothing for my hair.The mask was the only dud; it did absolutely nothing for my hair.

 

 

The only real "love" was the Fresh Sugar lip balm; everything else was just "meh".The only real "love" was the Fresh Sugar lip balm; everything else was just "meh".

 

 

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@CookieGirl1  Good job getting through all those products 

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@CookieGirl1 Great work!!

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