I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
Loved/Will Consider Repurchasing
Sunday Riley Good Genes - Stung a bit the first time I put it on, but then made my skin glow overnight and didn't hurt after that.
Origins Plantscription. Repurchased after receiving this sample. Very moisturizing!
Fresh Sugar. This one was in Rose. I prefer Petal.
Ole Truth Serum. I hand picked this for my skin's needs (anti-aging, brightening, oil-free), and it hasn't let me down.
Smashbox CC Cream - one of my faves
Aveda Pure Abundance Conditioner - gives great volume
Lush I love Juicy - I have very oily hair, but this was too drying for wintertime. Plan to use for summer
Bare Minerals Prime Time primer - will be comparing this to my Too Faced primer soon.
Bath&Body Works Stress Relief Scrub. I love the scent, but there wasn't much special for this scrub.
Perricone Photo Plasma - need to try it more
Porefessional - could only try it once
Hourglass primer - need to try more.
Ole Express the truth. Very rich, so might not be good for my oily skin on a daily basis, but would be good for an occasional intense treatment.
Burt's Bees body oil - smelled like lemon pledge and later I realized I can get a 16oz Booth body oil for less.
Origins Energizing Moisturizer (orange packet)
That gal - brightened, but didn't seem to keep my foundation on.
Sephora smoothing primer. Foundation didn't last even a few hours.
Mario Badescu whitening mask. Yuck. Didn't seem effective and was difficult to remove.
Stila CC cream- greasy, wore off, felt wet.
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REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask- own a full size
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask- will definitely consider purchasing! Really added a glow to my face, reduced pigmentation.
Bliss That's Incredi-peel x3
Paula's Choice Hydralight Moisturizerx3
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes- LOVED. Will definitely add to my face wipe rotation.
Derma E Soothing Moisturizing Creme/Cleanser/Serum
Guerlain Maxi Lash
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
The Body Shop's Mango Body Scrub
Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Sea Island Cotton- have stockpile!
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream
Ko Gen Doh Oriental Plants Clean Foam
Josie Maran GOGO Argan Mascara
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Becca Satin Finish Foundation- looks great on, but slightly oily and breaks me out terribly
Clearasil Oil Control Acne Wash- for body wash! Worked ok.
Too Faced Lash Injection- good, but RIDICULOUSLY difficult to get off
Mango Candle from AC Moore
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes- clumpy mess
Maybelleine Baby Lips- thought I liked this, but realized that it only sat on top of my lips and when it wore off, my lips would feel chapped and burned
Healthy Sexy Hair Moisturizing Shampoo- GOOD RIDDANCE. This shampoo/conditioner duo made my hair oily- looking, heavy, lacked shine, and overall looked like I didn't wash it at all.
Other: Lots of random perfume foils!
EMPTIES FOR FEBRUARY!!!!!!!
Mentos Gum: Pure White (don't ask. I ate the last piece as I was driving home to do empties do I figured I'd toss it in
Studio 35 beauty premium cotton rounds (one side smooth/one side exfoliating. I love them)
** Tarte Maracuja C-brightener eye treatment (loved this, but interested in trying others, If those don't work I'll be coming back to this one)
Crest 3D white (only toothpaste I'll use)
Equate flushable wipes (any brand of these will do, these are just the cheapest)
**Algenist Regenerative Anti-aging Moisturizer (loved the smell, very moisturizing, didn't do anything super special)
Would not repurchase
Up&up makeup remove cleansing towelettes (i'm pretty sure these broke me out)
**MUFE Sens'eyes (left a film over my eyes, nothing special)
**Olay ultra moisture body wash with shea butter (was NOT moisturizing, barely any suds)
Mac Mineralized Charged water cleanser (Bioderma is MUCH better)
Generic Moisturizing conditioner(was not very conditioning, smelled great though)
White marble Deodorant bar (Jankie hotel soap)
It's a 10 Miracle deep conditioner plus keratin (LOVED)
Sephora Instant moisturizer (neutral)
Korres greek yoghurt advanced nourishing sleeping facial (neutral)
Urban decay original eyeshadow primer potion (Loved)
Boscia self-defense vital antioxidant moisture x2 (Loved)
Ole Henriksen Express the truth x2 (neutral)
Ole Henriksen Truth serum (LOVED)
Too Faced Shadow insurance (LOVED)
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss (neutral)
Biore pore strip (neutral)
Smashbox photo finish foundation primer (neutral)
FAB ultra repair cream (LOVED purchased full size)
Soap and Glory The Righteous butter (Loved purchased a full size)
Algenist Advanced Anti-aging repair oil (neutral)
** denotes deluxe sample size.
My empties of the month here:
What I loved and will consider repurchase:
Tarte Amazonian clay loose powder
Diorshow Mascara (already have a back up)
Escada Escada perfume
Yves Rocher body washes. Love them, use them all the time
BBW Apricot Vanilla body lotion. I'd love to buy more, but they discontinued this flavor
Organic shop Mango and sugar body scrub. LOVED it! Next time I'm in Russia, I'm stocking up!
Loccitan hand lotion
What I liked, maybe purchase:
MUFE eye makeup remover
Ren anti-aging cream
Laura Mercier eye serum
Laura Mercier mascara
Too faced mascara
Nars eye primer
Origins GinZing moisturizer
Kate Somerville night cream
What I didn't like, won't purchase:
Stri-Vectin Vitamin C serum
Naobay facial moisturizer
MY mattifying moisturizer
Murad Age diffusing firming mask
Boscia BB cream
A body wash from Glossybox (it smells horrible to me)
Vichy cream - was way too greasy for me
Georgio Armany eye serum
Everything from Mario Badescu
Benefit eye cream
Aveda hair treatment
Murai body lotion (I think it gave me an allergy rush)
Yves Rocher Spa vegetal scrub
Pacifica Body lotion
Novex keratin treatment
A candle (don't know where it came from )
I'm so jealous of you guys lol, you make my collection of empties look puny .
Repurchases: OH Truth Serum already have back ups, I use to not like this now I love it!
Have back ups of the Nars proprime too
Dislike: The Clinique Redness Cleanser, meh it didn't feel like anything....
I love OH serum too! I think I've stocked up for the whole year
Well, I have so many empties because I had tons of opened / half finished product already, and I was "cleaning up" my mess there This month I'm still finishing few, but I'll definitely have less
Would repurchase/ or already have back up:
shisiedo pureness wipes
smashbox and Stila mascaras
tarte eye cream
l'occitaine exfoliating soap
pacifica body wash ( not as drying as a lot of others)
alterna caviar cc hair cream
glam glow exfoliating mask
tarte smolder eyes
i wasn't that impressed with anything else. Major LET DOWNS were nude cleansing oil and hourglass immaculate foundation :/
- shiseido facial cotton (already repurchased)
- ponds cleansing & makeup removing towelettes with vitamin e, chamomile and green tea (already repurchased)
- elf makeup remover cleansing cloths
- sephora targeted eye remover swabs
- glysomed body lotion(already repurchased)
- glysomed hand cream(already repurchased)
- first aid beauty facial radiance pads (already repurchased)
- olay ultra moisture with shea butter body wash
- vaseline extra strength lotion
- c booth eqyptian argan oil body butter
not for me:
- sephora waterproof eye makeup remover
- ole henrikson ultimate lift eye gel
- ole henrikson invigorating night gel
- algenist overnight restorative cream
- benefit total moisture facial cream
not for me:
- willa gentle cleansing lavender face towlettes
- lancome visionnaire skin corrector
- estee lauder advance night repair
- caudalie vinoperfect radiance serum
- tarte dollface blush
- urban decay primer potion (4) - eden, original anti aging, sin (have a full size)
- lancome labase pro
- soap and glory righteous butter (already repurchased)
- dr andrew weil for origins - mega bright skin tone correcting serum
- dove aromatherapy body was
- benefit its potent eye cream
not for me:
- clinique pore refining solutions stay matte hydrator
- clinique even better eyes dark circle corrector
- murad hydro dynamic ultimate moisture
- murad pore and line minimizing hydrator
- origins - ginzing energy bossting moisturizer
- l'occitane precious eye balm
- mdskincare - dr dennis gross hydra pure vitamin c serum
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This month's destruction:
Proactiv + Mark Fading Padsx4- Wish I could figure out where to purchase JUST these wipes and not the whole regimen- anyone know?
Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask
Flora by Gucci Glamorous Magnolia- have purchased a full size and also have a mini!
Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Water- found this at TJ Maxx and oh my Lord it is a gem.
Hanae Mori EDT- own the full size EDP!
Nia24 Gentle Cleansing Cream
Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Wash & Creme Rinse- LOVE. Will definitely repurchase when my shampoo/conditioner stash is gone.
Simple Cleansing Wipes- large stash.
Botanic Bath Infusion- Moments in Mint
Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shaving Cream
B&BW Orange Sapphire Anti-Bac Soap
Aubrey Clarifying Cleanser
REN Mayblossom Balancing Gel
80 Cotton Rounds
Aubrey Calming Skin Therapy Cleanser
B&BW Pomegranate Citrus Shower Gel
Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Cleansing Cream
Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water- nice, but I still think I prefer my Shiseido or Caudalie cleansing waters
Candles in Vanilla Verbena, Green Apple and Starlight
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask- sorry guys, but I don't actually see any change in my skin when using this
B&BW Lemon Summer Vanilla Lotion
Suave Mango Mandarin Body Wash
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream x2- a little too greasy for me
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Living Proof Restore Shampoo/Conditioner/Mask Treatment/Targeted Repair Cream- all smell amazing but don't really do much for my hair
Weleda Smoothing Night Cream
Koh Gen Doh Pure Cotton Pads
Nuxe Reve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel- smells amazing (honey!) but stung
Nick Chavez Yucca Root Shampooing Cream
C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Raspberry and Lemon & Blueberry Lip Balms- felt like these "sat" on top of my lips
Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Becca Foundation in Porcelain- looks good, breaks me out. But every liquid foundation does.
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
Dermatologica Skin Hydrating Booster
Phyto Paris Express Conditioner- smelled gross
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner- bad alcohol! Have used this for a long time, will not repurchase anymore. Makes my skin more oily.
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream- too greasy, smells amazing though.
L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream- greasy!
D.J.V Beautenizer Fiberwig LX Mascara- UGH! Clumpy mess, IMPOSSIBLE to get off even with waterproof makeup remover.
Derma E Very Clear Cleanser- stung
Derma E Very Clear Moisturizer- stung, my skin would be shiny later
Aubrey Clarifying Therapy Clay Mask- EWWW!! Don't know if the company sent me an old sample, but this was so incredibly gross. Came out gloopy and separated. Once on my face, felt my face getting hot, then tingly, then started itching like MAD! Needless to say, I didn't finish the sample.