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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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Love your empties layout @cindyvonlovely! 😍 Your hair loves are fabulous!! ♥️

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@cindyvonlovely I love the TONYMOLY mask! One of my favs 🙂

 

Best,
Rebecca

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July 2019 Empties

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Feeling kinda awesome about the samples - well, the foils. I've got to work on some of my deluxe sample products.

 

DevaCurl WAVE MAKER™ Touchable Texture Whip

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DevaCurl SUPERCREAM™ Coconut Curl Styler 5.1 oz/ 151 mL

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CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly 4.2 oz/ 125 mL

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Adidas perfume

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Can't zoom in enough to get a name but body lotion from a hotel

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Olay daily facials

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Olay eye gel

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Olay whips

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Aquatowel and makeup removers

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LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream

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JM Solution Cleanser

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@ShortErica Love seeing your thoughts! Great job using up some foils 🙂

 

Best,
Rebecca

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Thanks @RebeccaBT!

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@ShortErica glad to hear you got some use out of them!

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I'm glad I asked what they were @lmaster. At first I had no idea but now it makes sense. Thanks again!

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@ShortErica  😘🤗

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I made it through a *few* larger products this month which felt good.  There were only a couple of things that were truly duds for me and the rest were either so-so or definite "loves":

 

I enjoyed both of the sunless tanners but I don't use either of them for my base tan; they're both products that I used more as "tan extenders" because each has more moisturizing properties and since both give fairly gradual results I liked them best when I used them to keep my faux tan looking fresh.  *I don't think that the St. Tropez Watermelon one smelled super watermelon-y but it didn't have the typical self-tan smell either.  The Banana Bundt Cake candle is a fav (and I majorly stocked up on them during the recent Bath & Body Works sale) and I love both the Batiste Volumizing dry shampoo and the UD All-Nighter.  The nail polish remover was average and I totally forgot that I even had the acne cleansing pads until I dug them out of a cupboard and used up the last couple that were in the container.I enjoyed both of the sunless tanners but I don't use either of them for my base tan; they're both products that I used more as "tan extenders" because each has more moisturizing properties and since both give fairly gradual results I liked them best when I used them to keep my faux tan looking fresh. *I don't think that the St. Tropez Watermelon one smelled super watermelon-y but it didn't have the typical self-tan smell either. The Banana Bundt Cake candle is a fav (and I majorly stocked up on them during the recent Bath & Body Works sale) and I love both the Batiste Volumizing dry shampoo and the UD All-Nighter. The nail polish remover was average and I totally forgot that I even had the acne cleansing pads until I dug them out of a cupboard and used up the last couple that were in the container.Loved them ALL with the exception of the Kiehls Nightly Refining Micro Peel which didn't seem to do anything for me (and don't be fooled by its small size because it lasted a long time) and it felt really sticky on my skin.  Everything else was great!Loved them ALL with the exception of the Kiehls Nightly Refining Micro Peel which didn't seem to do anything for me (and don't be fooled by its small size because it lasted a long time) and it felt really sticky on my skin. Everything else was great!Nothing special here.  Just my attempt at using up a few foils/samples.Nothing special here. Just my attempt at using up a few foils/samples.

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@CookieGirl1 Great job! 

 

Best,

Rebecca

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Spectacular empties @heartsmyface! 🤩 The packaging on that bear sunblock is just too cute! ♥️🐻 

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@heartsmyface I'd buy the teddy bear-shaped gel just for the packaging alone--too cute!

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@CookieGirl1 It’s such a good sunscreen!!!  I’ve already repurchased it and even at the import premium.  It’s normally $6 in Japan and I went and paid $22 for it I liked it so much.  

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Loves- Have most of these repurchased or deluxe samples to use up first. Won’t purchase the lancome right now because have quite a few other samples to work through. Have the Mac fix+ in another scent to use first.Loves- Have most of these repurchased or deluxe samples to use up first. Won’t purchase the lancome right now because have quite a few other samples to work through. Have the Mac fix+ in another scent to use first.

 

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Okay/destash- too faced bronzers were ok but too dark for me. The ordinary was too siliconey for me. Dior was super old so tossed it.Okay/destash- too faced bronzers were ok but too dark for me. The ordinary was too siliconey for me. Dior was super old so tossed it.

 

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Oh that L’occitane almond oil shower oil is divine! 😍 Great empties @jen81!

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I love the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb! It's lightweight and really helps hydrate my under eye area. <333

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My empties update. I do one approximately every 3 months when my empties bag is full.

I used up:

Full sized products: 18

Deluxe samples: 16

Foil samples/ packets : 62

Sheet masks/ one use treatments: 21

Eye/Lip patches : 21

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My favorites are Shiseido Cottons,
UD Quick Fix, Sephora collection Micelar Water, Clinique Eye Makeup remover, Goodal Toner, Glow Recipe Watermelon Mist. All of these I would definitely repurchase. The only thing I didn’t like was the EOS Hand Cream. The rest was ok but nothing overly exciting. 

 

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Favorites and I would buy a FS - Laneige moisturizer and essence, Drunk Elephant C-Tango, LaLa - this was the old formula that was too heavy for me (especially now during summer) but I tried the new one and I like it much better. I would buy the new one. Kinda unimpressed with AESOP so far. I tried few products but didn’t find anything that would wow me yet. Kinda bummer as I thought I would love that brand. Also liked the Ole and Dr. Jart.

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I have ridiculously large stash of these foil samples. To use them up about month ago I started Beauty Samples Sunday on my IG. Every Sunday I pick around 7-10 samples and try to use them up.m then next Sunday I post an update and select new ones. This makes more accountable and forces me to follow through. In my last empties I had around 20 foil samples now I have over 60 so it’s definitely working for me. 
Favorites: Kate Somerville Serum and moisturizer 2 in 1 ( I think I will get this with my ULTA points next time there is 20%off coupon), L’occitane Almond body lotion (this is amazing but quite expensive), Vitaliberata Tanning cloths (easy to use, very natural color), Murad Retinol Youth Renew Eye Serum (perfect consistency), Bliss Incredi-peel. All of these I would give it a try and buy a FS.
I really hated the dpHUE ACV apple cider vinegar scalp scrub - this tangled my hair so much I thought I would never detengle them again . Big no. Also I hated the smell of La Mer.

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Nice work on those foils @katkapivarci! 😊 It’s such a great feeling to use them up! 

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Hi @katkapivarci ,

 

I always feel so proud when someone finishes their SPF! Also amazing job with the samples! I gotta work on using mine! 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Janean

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Oh no @katkapivarci, you noticed that much of a difference in the old and new formulations of the DE La La?  

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