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.
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It's April 1st, so it's March empties time!!! *Happy Dance*
Edit: didn't notice until I posted the photo that HEY- there's crayzeeRN's toe in the bottom left corner!!
Anastasia Lash Genius- a HG item for me, this is my second, already have backups and am on my third
Caudlie Vinexpert Firming Serum- LOVED. Can't decide if I want to purchase this or try one of their other serums. Will probably go in store to try some samples.
Too Faced Better Than Sex- FABULOUS
Tresemme Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning Treatment- was very impressed with this considering the price! Might repurchase after my stash runs out.
Lancome Bi-Facil- Holy Grail.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish- messy, but does the job and smells SOOOO GOOD.
L'Occitane Precious Eye Balm- HOLY GRAIL. Will definitely be repurchasing, my eyes have never looked so smooth or hydrated. Majorly decreased dark circles and undereye bags.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner- OH DEAR GOD. My skin has absolutely never looked so clean. This also made trapped pores incredibly easy to get the junk out of. Definitely repurchasing.
Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser
Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes- ok, but I prefer the original.
Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer
Nia24 Physical Cleansing Scrub
Dr. Brandt Pores No More x2
Bliss That's Incredi-peel
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Facial Cream
Bamboo Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream- hands down, WEIRDEST PRODUCT EVER. This is not cream. Not even close. It's this weird, fermented apple smelling gritty thick paste. It's supposed to be exfoliating. No idea what possessed someone to name it a cleansing cream.
ELF Eyelid Primer- have had this forever, haven't used it in forever, time for it to GO!
Tarte Lash Primer
Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes- stings eyes (they aren't supposed to touch your eyes, dumb me), but this adds an extra step for me in makeup removal. Didn't really notice any brightening effect.
Body Shop Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash- bought this a while back before realizing it had apricot stones as its exfoliant. Used this extremely gently and not as an exfoliator.
Hourglass Mineral Primer Veil with SPF- didn't like the white cast it gave to my face
Nia24 Skin Strengthening Complex
Derma E Very Clear Spot Treatment
HealthySexyHair Conditioner- blech. My hair looked greasy and heavy very quickly after washing. Good riddance.
Boscia Black Luminizing Mask- all this did was wax my face- OW! I think this occasionally caused a whitehead or two as well.
Batiste Dry Shampoo- not the fondest of the smell, really didn't like how white this was on my dark brown hair. Difficult to use.
Murad Essential C Day Moisturizer- caused whiteheads, every time, which is why it isn't really "empty"
Pixi Lip Prime- have had forever, time to get rid of. Product sucks, clumpy.
Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant
Dermatologica Multivitamin Power Firm- ew. Greasy feeling, never actually soaked into my skin, just sat on top.
Sibu Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub- OUCH. I was gentle and this scrub hurt and caused flaky skin.
Take my review with a grain of salt and check out the other reviews on Sephora or get a sample before you decide not to!! Skincare is so individualized and I would hate to scare you away from something that might work great for you but not at all for me!
Since it's officially the end of the month, here are my EMPTIES!!!!! I did some damage in the foil packets this month! So proud of myself
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (50ml) would repurchase, but using up other stuff first
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (10ml foil packet) see above
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (28 pads) Already repurchased!
Dove Clinical Protection (1.7oz) Would repurchase but using other stuff first. Worked very well.
Ole Henriksen Truth to go wipes (10 wipes) LOVED the smell, did a good job removing makeup. Not a fan of the price
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (2 oz) Loved loved loved this! I have a few more samples that I'm trying to finish a few samples, but I'm going to definitely go back to this.
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo (50ml) Loved the smell of this. It was kind of drying, but that's ok because I have super oily hair. Haven't repurchased yet, because I'm finishing other stuff, but I definitely would.
Calvin Klein Euphoria (0.4oz sample) LOVE this is one of my favorite scents, i own a full size already
Ole Henriksen Vitamin C brightening serum (foil packet x2) LOVE this stuff! I have more samples that I'm finishing up, but I'm definitely gonna purchase a full size. Great smell, very moisturizing!
YSL All-in0one BB Cream skintone perfector in medium (1ml foil packet): the color was way off, but I tried it anyways, it felt very light on the skin, very good coverage. I'll definitely try it out in the correct color and see how it works!
Clarins Double Serum [hydric + Lipidic system] (foil packet) I LOVED LOVED LOVED this stuff, however at $85/oz I don't think I could ever pull the trigger. It made my face feel amazing and very hydrated.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment (10ml foil packet): new HG. Love this! smells amazing, makes my hair feel amazing! already purchased full size!
Argan Oil from Morocco (1.75 oz packet): Loved this stuff. Smells amazing, made my hair feel soft and easy to brush
Murad Illuminating day Moisture SPF 30 PA+++ (0.9ml foil packet) Loved it! Very moisturizing. didn't break me out, A little bit of a white cast, but not as much as I thought
Generic Nessus Moisturizing Shampoo (16 oz) It was a shampoo, I didn't hate it, but did't love it.
Honey Mark Jacobs (sample card) this smelled nice, not enough to purchase though, i like Dot better.
bareMinerals prime time foundation primer (15ml) This was ok, very silicone feeling, i think it may have broken me out a bit. I have others I'm working on too.
Biolage Matrix Exquisite Oil Micro-oil shampoo and conditioner (10ml foil packet): I love the smell of Biolage
Tarte Park Ave Princess (sample card): this was a great bronzer, but I don't wear bronzers. If I did I would get this one as it was very nice and matte and didn't look muddy
Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Conditioner (7ml foil packets x2): shampoo is shampoo, I haven't really found any that have blown me away
Swispers 100% cotton rounds (100 count): Cotton rounds are cotton rounds. They all do the same thing to me
NUDE cellular renewal moisturiser (2ml foil packet) This was ok, very moisturizing. nothing super spectacular though
boscia BB cream Broad spectrum SPF 27 PA++ (0.088oz foil packet) the coverage was great, but the color was horrible for me. It was very thick, too much for summer time
Josie maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (1ml foil packet): This was ok, I didn't see that much of a difference between this and the regular Argan oil (which I love)
Matrix Biolage Aqua-Immersion Creme Masque (10ml packet): this didn't do anything super special. Just felt like a regular old conditioner. However I love the smell
Shiseido Ibuki refining moisturizer (1ml foil packet) This worked ok, a regular old moisturizer. I'd use it, but not sure if I'd actually purchase it
Amore Pacific Natural Protector SPF 30/PA+++ (1ml foil packet): another SPF, this was pretty good
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): It washed and conditioned my hair. Nothing spectacular
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): shampoo and conditioner, nothing special
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner (9ml foil packet): Another shampoo and conditioner. nothing special
Not for me
bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 foundation (sample card in Medium beige) First off the color was too dark, but I applied it while I was home alone to try out the coverage and feeling. I didn't like it at all. Barely any coverage and felt thick on my skin.
bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing mascara (1.5ml sample) Hated this. It did nothing for me. A bit lengthening, no volume, and it flaked off.
bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener (sample) Hated this, very thin. No coverage. Wore off very easily.
Ole Henriksen Reparative anti-aging oil (1.5ml foil packet) I don't know if I got a bad sample, but I hated this. It smelled kind of fishy and I don't think it did anything special to my skin
Fresh Seaberry moisturizing face oil (1.5ml foil packet): I hated this! It smelled awful and did nothing for my skin.
Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer (sample pack): hated this! very thick, hard to work with, not good with blending
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden(foil packet): hated this. I feel like I wasted so much. The color was too intense and it went every where. You only need the tiniest amount, but it just gets everywhere and I don't think it held the color as well as the original Primer potion
L'Occitane Ultra Rich body cream (8ml foil packet) I didn't like this. The smell was good, but it was very greasy. It worked well on my feet, but awful on my hands and arms. I felt like a giant grease ball
Phyto Paris Apres-shampooing Conditioner (foil packet): This didn't do anything, my hair was hard to brush after using.
Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (2ml foil packet): was very thick, I didn't think it sunk into my skin very well
Kellett moisturizing gel (3ml sample) hated this. IT was very sticky and did not moisturize at all
This is my January & February empties. I can’t believe I used this much stuff up. Most of the skincare stuff is samples but it still counts!!! I’m moving at the end of April and I’m trying to use up all the excess stuff.
Loved, would repurchase or already have:
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Recovery Accelerator
MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel
ScarAway Silicone Gel Scar Treatment
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
Prescription Retinoid (one tube took be almost 8 months, the only reason I went through the second so fast was because I had some sun damage on my chest & back)
Alpha Hydrox Spot Targeting Skin Lightener (would only repurchase if the sunspots came back or got new ones)
Meehh, a maybe repurchase:
Ole Henrikson Sheer Transformation
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
Glam Glow Super Mud Clearing Mask
Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller (didn’t use up, hated it & just tossing it)
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 35
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Paula’s Choice Clinical Scar-Reducing Treatment
Glam Glow BrightMud Eye Treatment
Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion
Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Wash
Vichy Laboratoires Purete Thermale One Step Cleanser
Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser
Loved, would repurchase or already have:
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry
Alterna Bamboo Smoot Kendi Dry Hair Oil
Lavanila Deodorant Mini
Now Foods Shea Butter
Meehh, a maybe repurchase: (trying to switch back to natural & paraben free body care)
Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Exfoliator
Bliss High Intensity 24- Heaven Body Butter
Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel
Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt in Lavender
Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath in Lavender
Neutrogena Rainbath in Pear & Green Tea
Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Body Lotion with CQ10
Malibu Tan Hemp Self-Tanning Lotion
Now Foods Vitamin E Lotion
Now Foods Vitamin D3 lotion
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Reconstructing Treatment
Nexus Humectress Hydrating Deep Conditioner
Macadamia Deep Mask Treatment
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Soap & Glory the Righteous Butter Lotion
Soap & Glory Heel Genius
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Sample: Cartier Declaration
Sample: Ralph Lauren Romance
Sample: Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion
Sample: Michael Kors Perfume Set
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 :/