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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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The Rose+Vanilla is quite strong when applying but the scent fades. Still I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a fan of floral scents @Samtian. I got a few from Marshalls before everything shut down and can't wait to test. Hopefully I find one that I enjoy since the deodorant tends to work well for me.

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@ShortErica I love floral lol but not roses yuck. Hope one works out!

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Great job getting to use those sample cards @Samtian ! I do the same... "oh I'll just put these over here to use later".... then later I forget all about them!

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@missjeanie Thank you haha it's the worst!

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Oh no, those Pokemon masks were especially cute @Samtian!! It's a good reminder to use things (I've got some sheet masks that need to be used ASAP). Great job on the empties!

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@haleyvvvv Yes they were! Thankfully I had used a few of the pokemon masks last year. Thank yoU!

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I went through all of my masks not too terribly long ago, and was a bit appalled to find some with exp dates as far back as 2017. 😵

But, exp dates are really just arbitrary numbers, especially for something like a mask that's sealed airtight. Don't be afraid to open em up and give em a whirl...if they smell fine and feel fine and otherwise seem fine...go for it! I've used quite a few expired ones with no issues, and have only had to toss one that seemed off so far. 


If anything, at least don't waste the biobelle 💕 🤣🤣🤣

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@RGbrown Awe dang it! I had already tossed them after the photo. 

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Awwww @Samtian that's so sad about your face masks 😣 but you did find them!!

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@lmaster Thank you, thankfully not all in the box were expired!

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@Samtian I think I'm going to have to go through my stash again and sort them all by expiration date, I did pull out the ones that expire this year, but more have been added 🤦💋

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That’s a LOT of empties, nice work @Samtian! What is your favorite Dr. Teal’s?

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@eshoe Thank you! I haven't found one quite yet. 

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April empties. So very, very sad the Herbivore is discontinued. 



Herbivore Bakuchiol - well, thank goodness I had purchased a backup. It’s been discontinued and I am heartbroken. This gives my skin such a smooth appearance that lasts. My skin does not respond favorably to retinol/-oids, so this was an absolute joy to discover. Wish I knew why, seems like this wasn’t even in production long. 


The INKEY List Bakuchiol - I finished this on my neck/décolleté and did not use it on my face once. Big mistake, as now it appears it might need to replace the Herbivore with it. Going to repurchase and see how it compares. 


Dear, Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask - great ingredients, good for adding some nutrition to my skin. Not a huge fan of the texture, it’s gelatinous, which makes it a little challenging to smear across my skin. The scent reminds me of belif products.


SDJ Cheirosa ’62 candle - yum. SO scented, it goes from room to room. @faeriegirl sent this to me and it was even better than I had hoped. LOVE!!!


Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser - I’ve gone through a couple FS, and was excited to see this in a Sephora Favorites to use again. Might repurchase, love the light citrusy scent and very, very gentle physical exfoliation (most are too harsh for my skin; this is just right).


Sephora Bouquet Surprise Melting Shower Jelly - I was not expecting a lovely light lilac scent. Bout a couple more already, it a little on the thicker side but I suppose that’s what makes it a jelly vs a gel.


Akar Skin Pure Lip Restoration - nice on the first try, but too much slip for my preferences. Similar in consistency to Vaseline, so I ended up using it for a nightly foot cream.


nügg Face Mask anti-aging single pack - this was a very pleasant creamy and moisturizing mask, a gift from @missjeanie. I like this brand, so far haven’t had a miss from them yet.


OH Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub - this was nice to use before slathering on the Pore Plunge when I first bought it. It had a warming sensation, which was pleasant. This might be close to a year old, and the warming has dissipated and the scent has intensified - like very strong tea tree, leaning toward turpentine. The exfoliating granules are too abrasive for regular use, but might be beneficial for someone with oily skin.


Winky Lux Skinny Dip - this lip gloss smells like cupcakes, love!


Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub - can’t beat the price and scent. 


DE LaLa Retro - this is the old formula, I haven’t tried the new formula yet. My favorite nighttime cream. I’m on moisturizer overload right now, and the summer season means my skin won’t need this again until winter.


Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask - a very rich moisturizing mask that my skin just drinks up. The biggest downside to this is the noticeable floral scent, which given the list of ingredients which includes jasmine and green tea. It also has algae, which my skin typically reacts adversely to, but this didn’t bother my skin at all. 


Jayjun Roselle Tea Eye Gel Patches - gorgeous translucent rose gold flecked eye gels. Absolutely love! Took me a full year to finish (thank you to my Galentine @MissPuff!) as they were such a treat and I wanted to extend their use.


LA Splash Art-ki-tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner - this is my fourth or fifth one - discovered in a beauty box and love how close I can hug my lash line with this pen. Makes winged liner a piece of cake.


Saint Jane 50CBD Luxury Beauty Serum - this was a very pleasant facial oil, just a slight scent that was enjoyable. My skin absorbed this fairly quickly, even though it felt like a medium-weight oil.


Virtue Recovery Shampoo/Conditioner - I wanted to love these, but my hair just didn’t. Scented like Coppertone, reminds me of a beach day. Tried separately and together, but I couldn’t come up with a combo that gave my hair noticeable softness/manageability/volume.


Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer - the scent is unmatched. I opened my backup this week. Works great as a serum during the winter, and a moisturizer in the summer. 


Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask - it’s discontinued, which is an absolute shame for this deliciously hot cocoa-scented mask. 10/10 would repurchase.


Skin & Co Face Gommage - scent reminded me very much of the OH Walnut Scrub. Actually the mask did too, with much smaller granules. I used this for my elbows in the shower.


Glossier Priming Moisturizer - I like this, but it started to smell ‘off.’ I’ve found that I like their Rich Priming Moisturizer MUCH better (many thanks, @SportyGirly125!) and will be purchasing that to replace this at some point.


Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence - everything I’ve tried so far from this brand has been absolutely lovely to my skin. This essence is thicker, like a serum, but not stringy at all like the CosRx. LOVE.

Dillydelight Whitening Egg Sleeping Pack - such a pleasant sleeping mask that doesn’t leave my skin tacky, is portable, and comes in the cutest packaging. @PrettyPaint kindly stocked me up 🙂 

Morroconoil Treatment - I just need to buy the FS. Love this for post shampoo/no conditioner days, and the scent is so deep and rich.


Aveda Hand Relief - if I wasn’t swimming in hand lotion, this moisturizing cream scented like their Shampure products would be a good candidate for repurchase. Absorbs quickly and leave no grease behind.


Bite Carmelized - love the formula but the color is a bit too brown on me. Like a lipstick but slight shine and stays on my lips longer. This is a declutter.


StackedSkincare HA Hydrating Serum - this is ok. The slight jasmine scent is pleasant. For the price though, I think there are so many other less $$$ options.  


Bite Agave Lip Mask Candy Cane - the old formula, I have so many of these floating around the house and this is only the second I’ve finished. Such a great lip mask. I am hydrating constantly, and this stays on no matter what. One of my top favorite lip masks!


FAB Ultra Repair Cream - kept this in my purse for my hands, it’s moisturizing but leaves my hands feeling a little greasy.


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic - this pained me to finish, as the scent was too much for me. Thankfully, I did not notice a difference in my skin. Happy to try it, even happier to have finished it.


Lather Sofia Lavender Whipped Body Crème - pleasant texture, noticeable lavender scent. This would be fantastic in an almond or creamsicle scent.


Aveda Thickening Tonic - noticed no difference in my hair after going through a number of these. I can stop trying 🙂


Nars Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien - The perfect lip color for when I am feeling festive, just wish it lasted longer. Will continue to repurchase this.




Leonor Greyl Shampooing Au Miel - very soft, pretty honey scent. This softened my hair better than most shampoos, but not quite as much as the Philip Kingsley Weightless Shampoo. 


Philip Kingsley Flakey/Itchy Scalp - love the slight fruity scent, but the formula wasn’t what my hair needed. Would definitely reconsider should that change.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Lifting Serum - wish my skin didn’t love this so much. That price! A rich, gel serum that worked quite well for me, unfortunately. Fun to try, though.


Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eyecream - I can thank @Shosh85 for sending this gem my way - what a beautiful product. Like a clear, matte BB cream for your undereye. Another one that breaks the bank 😄


Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo - skin was soft, but not enough to make me want to run out and purchase. 


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick - have never had a foundation stick impress me, but this one - wow! I used the Sephora Pro Foundation Brush 70 with it, and it was love at first try. Blended and didn’t look cakey - just covered up a few areas with more coverage than my Julep Cushion wand. I need a new foundation for the summer, this might be it. 


Aqua di Parma Blu Mediterranean - the description of ‘vibrant sparkling citrus’ and fig nectar - right on target. this will be a purchase at some point. Would be perfect for summer. A very fresh and bright scent and bonus - no one in my house sneezed because of it.


Ellis Brooklyn Myth - a little too perfume-y for my taste.


Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey - I love this so much. It makes everyone in my house sneeze.


Kilian Rolling in Love - not for me.


Moschino Toy 2 - this is a fun perfume, one I might pick up for spring.


Sì Firoi - for a floral scent, this is quite pleasant

Sheet Masks (includes face, hand, eye & foot masks)132

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I love seeing all those empties @eshoe and especially all the lovely skincare!!! It really sucks that one of your faves has been discontinued. I'm in a beauty group on Facebook and someone posted about this. They read on Herbivore's Instagram that it's being discontinued because of "ingredient supply issues." Someone replied that the plant the bakuchiol is extracted from is an endangered species, and Herbivore may not be certified to use it. (???) 


I would love to try the SDJ candle, but I'm afraid I would burn through it too quickly. That candle costs too much money for me to finish it in a week. LOL

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Oh that is very interesting about the Herbivore, @sephoraaddict918 - thank you for sharing! I am going to try some others, but this is kind of the benchmark for me. Hopefully I can find something that works just as well. 

That candle was lit infrequently and for short periods of time, I wanted to make it last as long as possible:)

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So many empties! Great job @eshoe!

It always stinks when something you love gets discontinued! I'm happy you enjoyed the Sulwhasoo sample! I love all the Sulwhasoo products I've tried - I just wish they weren't all so expensive! 

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The Sulawasoo is sooooo good, @Shosh85. I looked at it a couple of times, but just couldn’t justify adding it to my cart. Amazing to try, though! 😊🙏

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@eshoe What a great set of empties, you got a ton finished up last month!

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Thank you @missjeanie, I was surprised too, to finish so many FS items! Now that summer has hit, it’s time to work on finishing more!

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Herbivore Bakuchiol is a favorite for me as well @eshoe. Good thing you have a backup.

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