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.
Oh my you guys!!! I have no clue what I've gone through this month! i normally throw my empties out as I empty them. This looks like such a fun thread though. Perhaps I'll get a separate bin so I can keep track of what I use.
I started collecting empties about two months ago, because seeing what people actually think of the products is more helpful than just seeing the haul. Now, that I think about it, this is my second favorite thread bumping hauls to third. The mini reviews are the best part.
It is hard to remember to place them in a bag under the sink at first when your OCD is telling you to toss it. I threw a couple of things away before I remembered I needed to save them. Of course, once they're in the garbage, they stay in the garbage! No reviewing that item.
This is one of my favorite threads for sure. I had a hard time not tossing stuff out but now that I've been doing it for six months it feels like a habit. I actually use that old Sephora gift bag, the striped one with the lips for my empties.
Maybe I will join too...I've yet to run out of anything. I'll have to hide the empties from my husband...he is a simplest and doesn't like clutter. I used to collect clothing tags (and bags) in a box and he thought I was crazy so I threw them out. He would think I was completely insane if he saw a bag of saved bottles haha ;-)
Clutter drives me insane, so I keep my empties bag hidden. Even though I hate seeing a pile of beauty junk collecting, there's something so oddly satisfying knowing that I used up all that stuff. I kind of justify a big splurge knowing I've used up so many products.
My husband laughed at me the first time he found my bag under the sink too, but he barely goes under there. I think it is like an outta sight out of mind thing for him, because he has not mentioned it since.
Haha, yeah I think I might try hiding my stash of empties As well, I've already had to explain a lot of weird habits. Taking pictures of my makeup, wandering around looking for the right lighting ( hey! He promised me a camera a white back!!!) this is gonna top the cake!
You should definitely join us! I stick a bag or box in my bathroom in a cabinet and toss things in there as I finish them It's very satisfying to see what you use up each month, especially when you have a mountain of things waiting to be used!
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FAB - Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay - loved! My face felt so clean afterwards and never dried out.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray - this is a HG item for me
Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum
Dior Hydra Life BB Creme
Benefit Porefessional (full size - yay!)
Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream
CVS Nail Polish Remover
Go Smile PM Luxury Toothpaste (only included this because it was given as a free sample from Ulta)
BareMinerals Full Flawless Face Brush - I have never had much luck with these brushes. No matter how carefully I take care of them, they always fray and get scratchy. This one is going to the trash.
I am really loving my First Aid Beauty Cleanser with red clay too. I alternate it with quite a few other products, so it will probably take me a while to finish it.
I like the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray too. I always forget to use it though.
Ole Henrisken Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask- this isn't truly empty, about 2/3 full. Hated so much that I have to get rid of though, stings like crazy and I hate the feeling of gel products. Hate the smell too!
Body Shop Vit E Sink-In Moisture Mask- meh. Used it up, but wasn't fond of it. Also stung slightly, odd for a moisturizing mask. Felt uncomfortable on skin too.
Beauty Protector Shampoo & Conditioner- average products, but smell SO CRAZY GOOD. Very gourmand smell to them, wish it existed in a perfume!!
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Cream Cleanser- Oh. My. God. This stuff is like pure gold. And for $50 a bottle, I know why. Hands down, best cream cleanser I've ever used. Can't afford it though, so I'll have to get it from GWPs
REN Radiance Perfection Serum- really good! Really brightened my skin, smells like raw pumpkin. Zero breakouts or sensitivity.
Bath & Body Works Black Currant Vanilla Hand Soap
Bath & Body Works Shower Gels- Apricot Vanilla, Wild Honeysuckle. Two of my top fav fragrances from BBW
Styled Pure Happy Smooth Keratin- didn't work for me, but then again pretty much nothing does work with my hair!
Caudalie Divine Oil- oh my Lord this stuff was divine (see what I did there?). Absolutely loved the product, but not in love with it to pay the price for a full size. Smells a bit like tootsie rolls to me??
Sephora Advanced Lash Booster- good, but dried out very quickly. I've had this a bit too long, but it has been sealed in plastic, not sure if that might be the issue.
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes- too dry. Not sure how long I've had this one either
Anastasia Lash Genius- HG. Probably my 5th or so in a row.
H20 Optimum Cleanser- very nice, would consider repurchasing.
Chanel Ultra Correction Line Repair Eye Cream- nice, not worth the price
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream- fantastic healing cream, but very comparable to FAB Ultra Repair, which is a fraction of the price of this.
Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer- made my skin very shiny under foundation, only used a couple times before giving up
Stila Perfecting Concealer- have had for way too long, time to toss. Too thick, difficult to work with and I think this exacerbated acne spots.
Korres Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial- like the Greek Yogurt version, this stung badly. Only used 1-2 times.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask- very nice, smelled great, very hydrating. Definitely not going to pay full price for this stuff though- $158 for 2 oz??? What the fook??
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum- this did absolutely nothing for my skin. Pass.
Stila In the Light
Swisspers Cotton Rounds
Korres Pomegranate Wipes- I think these made my face more sensitive? Going to pass the last pack of these I have on to someone else.
Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo/Conditioner/Masque- bleck, weighted my hair down and made it look greasy.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil/Endless Summer- bought the full size of Endless Summer after using! Already have a Choc Soleil deluxe, which is a bit too dark for me but with some blending I can make work.
Kate Somerville Dilo Oil- fantastic product, smells crazy good and my skin loved it.
Dr. Weil Mega-Bright Eye Cream- made my eyes look more tired. Hard pass.
FAB Purifying Mask- My skin liked it, but this was a bit too minty/tingly for my personal tastes.
Lancome Visionnaire- loved. Definitely making part of my full time regimen.
REN Resufacing AHA Concentrate- definitely made an impact on my skin's brightness and reduced pigmentation! One little packet of this stuff lasted me a whole week!
Philosophy Full Of Promise Day/Night Serum- loved the day version. The texture of the night version reminded me exactly of Smashbox's Primers, which break me out within hours, so I didn't use it.
Philosophy Eye Hope- this wouldn't sink into my skin and would pill off a couple hours after applying. Pass.
Tokyomilk La Vie La Mort- really beautiful flower scent, loved the hand cream as well, not greasy at all.
Kate Spade Twirl- Really like, own a full size.
Roses De Chloe- initially loved, but by the end of this sample vial I was tired of it. Glad I didn't purchase a full size.