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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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I guess it's good that it's bad because I already feel like I'm so behind on all the amazing lip balms showcased in the masking challenge @eshoe 😉 

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It is most definitely not a RP, @ShortErica. Clumpy and oily/dripping at the same time.  it good, though the scent was pleasant!

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My empties for the month of March. Lots of loves and likes this month!!! YTD total is 81 ! If I keep up this pace I’ll be able to reach 100+ empties next month, can’t wait 🙂



Loves :


Dr Jart - Water Replenishment Sheet Mask : Such a good moisturizing mask. The cotton sheet is so comfortable and stays in place. My face drinks all the serum but there’s no feeling of a residue left on my skin afterwards. Helps my dry patches.


Creme Shop - Peppermint oil sheet mask : Light peppermint scent that is really nice. This is a great mask to fight acne and reduce the size of zits. Since I started using peppermint oil, I find it more effective than tea tree oil. The eye holes are definitely too small, but it’s okay the sheet stays in place.


Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion : LOVED the bio-cellulose sheet mask, it’s like putting a giant gel patch over your face. It stayed put the entire time. The fit was perfect for my face, it didn’t go too far up my hairline or near my ears or down my chin.  The eye holes were a little bit tiny, but you can cover you eyes so I get why it’s made like that. The sheet wasn’t dripping in serum, it had just enough for the face and a little bit for the neck. 100% would repurchase.


Peace Out - Acne Healing Dots : These help reduce the scarring a lot, not preventing or stopping the acne from developing. I let the dots work overnight since they are pretty opaque and visible. They are extremely sticky and don’t move during the night. Since they are so sticky they do leave a red mark on the skin when removing that can take a bit of time to disappear, so I don’t use them if I have something important the next morning.


Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation sampler : Love the neutral undertone in this range, they are a perfect match for my skin. Didn’t break me out, gave me a soft glow, didn’t look cakey or faded. The formula is easy to work with. Probably will buy the full size.


YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen : On my "natural" makeup days I love to use this. Super natural, luminous, lightweight concealer. It does brighten very well and doesn’t crease under my eyes. It easy to highlight with it too! The clicker dispense a lot of product. Although, I would say if you use it everyday it wouldn’t last long, so it can get pretty expensive.


Deva Curl - Melt into moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning mask : Really smells like a matcha butter. I used it as a conditionner and as a mask under a shower cap and it worked wonderfully both ways. I would probably buy a full size because it made my waves look naturally amazing, no frizz and didn’t felt weighted down.


Kenra Professional Dry Oil Control Spray : First product I ever try from this brand and I was really impressed. Really helped tame my numerous flyaways and my hair looked instantly more shiny. You don’t need a lot and I would suggest focusing on your lenghts/ends rather than your scalp cause it can look greasy. I would only spray a small amount for the flyaways on my scalp. I live in a humid weather and this is great too, medium hold. My hairstyle stays in place.


Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask : I looooove the sweet sugary pumpkin spice smell. I was surprised this worked for my sensitive skin, but I let it on for the minimum amount of time recommended (3-4 mins top). The enzymes really work their way through the flakes and dry areas of my face. My skin looks polish, clear and fresh. A great product if you have a lot of texture.


Prada - La Femme : I’m not really good to describe scent so bare with me. I would describe this as a fresh, sensual but sophisticated one. It’s a more floral scent but there’s also a little bit of spices in the top notes. Wear time is nice, not all day, but definitely a 5-6 hours.


Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream : I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before. This is my favorite body cream, smells divine and leaves a light beautiful shimmer on the skin. I did notice some tightening especially on my thighs, arms and belly.


Sephora Collection Solid brush cleaner : Holy grail for deep cleaning my brushes and makeup sponges, I have 2 backups waiting for me already. This is less expensive than the beauty blender one and works better and faster in my opinion. They changed the packaging (this is the old one), but the formula stays the same except the fragrance is a little bit more intense in the new version. I wish Sephora would sell the soap alone as a refill, because I think it’s a huge waste of packaging since I go through it quickly.


Cotton Rounds (from Costco) : I don’t use cotton rounds a lot, but these are really soft and gentle. There’s also a textured side (that you can peel off if you don’t want to use it) which is great to remove nail polish or slightly exfoliate when applying toner. I also like to clean my falsies with these.



Likes :


Veet Easy Gel Wax : Easy to use for a quick wax at home. I do think waxing at home is less efficient than at a salon, but it does the job if you’re on a budget.


Creme Shop Masks : Weird fit of the sheets for these two, but the results were great. Fast absorbing serum as always.


Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask : I hate peel off masks, but it works so well. I only use it exclusively on my T zone, because I can’t handle the cheeks/jawline because of all my peach fuzz (hurts so bad lol). I does reduce the appearance of my pores and seems to clean them as well. It does remove my dry flakes too.


Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser : I liked it, it’s very gentle and seemed to brighten my skin a little bit. Would probably buy a full size. Smells a little bit like strawberries.


Sephora Collection Exfoliating Wipes - Papaya - Glow : Smells incredible, like a sweet papaya candy (more on the artificial side). Remove makeup easily. A++ for the packaging too, keeps the wipes super moist. I wish Sephora would make a non-exfoliating version of this otherwise I won’t repurchase the papaya ones. I didn’t use the exfoliating side because it was too harsh for my skin so I went through the pack very quickly.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir : Love to spray this on my face, especially in between layering my makeup produces a much more natural appearance. It gives a wonderful glow to my skin. The mist is pretty fine, you don’t need to spray that far away from your face. I hate the minty scent though, I wish it wasn’t as intense.


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm : To me this is even more moisturizing than the Clinique TTDO balm. Although it doesn’t dissolves eye makeup as good as the Clinique one because it’s a thicker formula. It didn’t break me out. The scent of the essential oils in it is pretty intense, but tolerable. Plus it comes with a quality wash cloth. The only big downside is the price, it’s a pretty fancy balm.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo : This is a good dry shampoo. If my hair is really really oily it doesn’t seem to absorb all of my oils.. But it does refresh nicely and doesn’t leave a white cast on your hair. I wash my hair every 4 days or so, this dry shampoo is alright for the third day, but it’s not "powerful" enough for my last day. Also it has the delicious signature scent of all other Amika’s products.



Nope :


Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser : I wanted to love this so bad, but I’m 80% sure this broke me out… which is weird because mud based product usually work very well for me. I think there’s an essential oil that doesn’t suit my skin. It cleansed okay, but after rinsing I felt like there was a film left on my skin. This makes sense though because the formula is specially made for dry skin. My oily T zone couldn’t handle it. This cleanser is also extremely expensive so in the end I don’t think I would buy the full size.

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Don’t know 🤷‍♀️:


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask : Had a huuuuge allergic reaction after removing this mask when trying to apply my makeup, but I think I just combined too many products that day. I have two backups of this so I’ll need to try it again on it’s own to see how I like it.


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That's a lot of empties for one month!  Way to go on using up what you have @ellem24 !

@ellem24 I wasn't too impressed with the tatcha sheet mas...

@ellem24 I wasn't too impressed with the tatcha sheet mask,, sorry you had a reaction 😳

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Here are my March empties. Most are items that are in my daily routine and have been my most loved products but I also tried some new items this month. The Pat McGrath lip balm in Love Supreme and the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide cream are new to me and have both been an amazing additions. The texture and colour of the lip balm is just as nice as the Tom Ford ones and they’re not as expensive. I’m not sure why I’ve never tried Drunk Elephant products until now but I received the Protini cream as part of the Sephora birthday gift. Just in the short time that I’ve been using this cream my skin is noticeably softer and smoother. It’s definitely a game changer and will be part of my future purchase.

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@oceanics you did a great job there 😉

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Ohhhh... I"ve been looking to hear from someone on the Pat McGrath tinted lip balms!  I've been debating grabbing one of them in lieu of the Dior I normally use but haven't heard much feedback.  Glad to know they're a keeper!  And that Amika Shampoo and Conditioner are staples for me too!  What a great set of empties @oceanics 

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@oceanics Amazing products! Love seeing your empties and feedback! 


@oceanics, that's a great looking set of empties!

@oceanics, that's a great looking set of empties!

I love quite a few of these also @oceanics

I love quite a few of these also @oceanics

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Great empties @oceanics! I love the protini moisturizer it is my favorite❤️

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Repurchases/staple products
- REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
- Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
- Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (Vanilla Apricot)
- Lavanila Deodorant (Vanilla + Water) (First time trying this scent, it's now my favorite)
- Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
- Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
- Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
- L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
- Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
- Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
- Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
- Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil (I use on my hands)
- MAC Cleanse Off Oil
- Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 (Natural Mint)



Repurchases/staples continued
- Too Cool For School Coconut Ceramide Mask
- Leaders Brightening Recovery Mask
- Missha Super Aqua Snail Hydro-Gel Mask
- The Oozoo Fresh Capsule Royal Jelly Mask
- Dewytree Vitamin Melting-Chou Mask
- Mamonde Magnolia Flower Lab Essence Mask
- Simple De-stress Sheet Mask
- ElishaCoy Refreshing Ampoule Solution Mask
- ElishaCoy Revitalizing Ampoule Solution Mask
- Ariul 7 Days Avocado Mask (x2)
- Ariul 7 Days Tea Tree Mask



Products I would repurchase
- Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
- Target Beauty Apricot Fig Body Oil
- TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom Brightening Essence
- Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Body Lotion
- St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash
- Trader Joe's Lemon Verbena Body Butter
- Thank You Farmer Back To Iceland Cleansing Water
- Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil (I really enjoyed this)
- Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
- Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack


Products I would repurchase continued
- Pixi Plump Collagen Boost sheet masks (x2)
- Saturday Skin Cotton Cloud Probiotic Power Mask
- Common Labs Ggultamin E Real Ampoule Mask
- Common Labs Ggultamin B Real Jel Mask
- Jayjun Rose Blossom Mask
- By Nature Apple Stem Cells + Vitamin E Rejuvenating Face Mask
- Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Red Squeeze Intensive Mask


Just ok
- Mitomo Rice Leaven Essence Mask (ill-fitting)
- Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Fresh Pressed Sheet Mask (ill-fittinge)
- Milani Make It Last Setting Spray
- Tarte Maracuja Lip Scrub
- SK II R.N.A. Power Face Cream


- Wet n Wild Perfectpout Lip Scrub
- Dr. Jart Ceramidin Lipair

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Great empties @MoniDJ! I need to try the DDG eye cream and lavanila deodorant!

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@MoniDJ  I've heard so many people say the sweet chef masks fit horribly, but I just couldn't help myself! lol Guess I'll have to use them up soon!

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@missjeanie I'm glad I only bought 2 of the Sweet Chef masks. I'll use my other one, I just won't repurchase.

@MoniDJ love seeing your masks!! 💖 my favorite!

@MoniDJ love seeing your masks!! 💖 my favorite!

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That Sweet Chef was ill-fitting indeed @MoniDJ!

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March Empties... I didn't have quite the volume last night, but I finished off a few things that I've really been trying to get through.

This month had 14 loves, 11 likes, 17 meh, and 6 nopes for a total of 48 empties bringing my year to date up to 132!


Amika Triple Rx Mask - best hair mask I've found yet! TJ Maxx pricing makes it even better!
Esfolio Foot Mask- I kept it on for about 4 hours and I found that the tops of my feet peeled first after about two days.  The bottoms of my feet are peeling now about a week and a bit later.  My feet are still peeling but I can see that parts are much softer.  It does look like the areas on the top of my foot that peeled first might have had a bit of a harsher time with the acids though.  They almost look slightly bruised? I'm still happy that they actually worked!
DE Lala - Love this stuff used it as a day and night creme all winter, still using it at night!
Vita Genic Jelly masks - great masks from and .  Going to need to pick up some of these!  Hydrating, no nonsense masks that made my face look good!
Yadah Snail masks - a favourite that was easy on the bank thanks to Winners.  My skin has found out it loves snail juice!
Armani Si - such a lovely fragrance.  Going to pick this up in a travel size sometime this year, guaranteed!
OH Power Bright - I'd tried the sugar polish before and quite liked it, and this three step mask is a great way to still have a good scrub combined with a chemical exfoliant.  I can get two to three uses out of one set of pods.
Masque Creme Sheet mask - LOVED this!  Creamy serum, super hydrating, gave my skin some nice bounce.  I looked clearer and brighter afterwards!
Skyn Iceland eye gels - Thanks to eshoe for gifting me some of these.  They almost stick onto your skin and leave such a lovely effect.  I'd would imagine with prolonged use they'd be extra amazing!


Murad Hydro Glow Aqua Peel - I waited to use this thinking it might be too harsh.  Not at all, very gentle, but did a great job.  Firmly in the like catagory at the moment, could move into loves depending how future uses go.
Milk Mascara - I liked this, loved the brush, thought the formula was good.  My two favourites are still TF BTS and MJ Velvet Noir. This one smudged just a touch by end of day.
Hi Pro Pac Japanese Matcha Green Tea Hair Mask- had a nice scent, was from Walmart for maybe 3 dollars?  I'd use it again, but it's not as great as my Amika Triple Rx
Philosophy Microdelivery Peel - My feelings on this fluctuate.  It's messy to use, you apply one layer, wait a minute, then apply the second layer on top, wait another 15, then 'shave' it off with a spatula.  I never thought the effects were amazing, but after my last use, I really liked it.
Glossier Primer -- really reminds me of the TF Hangover Rx primer that I forgot I had a full size of that wasn't opened.  -- will use up the TF'd lol
Lapcos Skin First Oil Wrap Mask - Amazing serum!!  but the fabric the mask is made of is kinda stiff, not super comfortable to wear.


The Philosophy Black Cherry Soda body lotion smelled amazing!  This was a project pan for me mostly because I'm horrible at using body lotion.
The Living Proof Hairspray ran out of propellant way before it ran out of product so I only actually used maybe half of it.
Body Shop bath fizz -- this was okay, but I prefer bigger lush style bath bombs, or something that offers a bit ... more?


The KMS shampoo & conditioner was okay I'm sure for a lot of people.  It cleaned my hair.  The conditioner wasn't enough for my long hair. It was onsale at a salon and I got talked into it.  My bad, I should have known.
Cake Dry Shampoo -- smelled nice, but left a dull white cast.  The Amika dry shampoo is my all time favourite, but even my drug store favourite, Batiste is better than this.
Aveeno Body Wash - I like a lot of fragrance in my body wash, this one just wasn't for me personally.  If you like the scent it's a fine wash.
Skinn lip scrub - this thing tasted like gross flowery perfume.  Dear makers of lip masks... they need to taste okay to be scrubbed all over my lips.
Tarte Maracuja Oil Concealer - I have dry under eyes with a lot of blue discoloration. In order to get enough pigment, I had to layer, but with layers it stayed too wet, so I'd need to powder, then it just looked like a mess with my eye folds. The container also broke at the edge of the top.  Was time to declutter.

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Good to know what you thought about the Cake dry shampoo, @missjeanie.  I actually came close to buying it the other day but maybe I won't...

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I thought it would be nice to try since it's available at SDM and I was spending points.  It was a waste @CookieGirl1 .  I used it up.  But I'd never grab it again.  Plain ol' baby powder would have been preferable. The only thing going for it was a decent scent. You made a solid choice.

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