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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I have the world's frizziest hair.  I've been meaning to try that shampoo.  Glad to read a nice review.

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It was good! I really like the hair gel that came in the set. It wasn't really HG status for me, but one of the better products I've found. Especially with how my hair reacts to summer humidity. 

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I was going to buy those Sephora masks and put them away when the SA had no clue that ordering promos were available in the store.  I had been wanting to try that Bliss body balm.  Thanks to your review, I will hold off.

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Dove intensive repair shampoo and conditioner

Dove deep moisture body wash

Vita liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week tan lotion

Maybelline age rewind dark circle eraser treatment in brightener

UD All nighter makeup setting spray


Liked/ Just ok:

Glam glow brightmud eye treatment

Benefit big easy

Sephora 10hr perfection foundation medium

Bliss triple oxygen+c energizing cream

Tory burch eau de parfum sample

Hourglass primer sample

Muji cut cotton pads

Clinique face scrub for men

Purity made simple mask

Murad wrinkle and pore refining treatment

Jergens BB body perfecting skin cream (just like any other lotion, not worth the $)


Didn't like:

Phyto intense hydration shampoo

Phyto express conditioner

Marula cleansing lotion

Ulta brand foam applicator

Philosophy hope in a jar night

Philosophy hope in a jar

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Glad you gave the GlamGlow for eyes another go.  Sorry it did not work better for you this time.

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Don't throw away your empties! This weekend only!Screenshot_2014-08-21-23-27-00.png

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Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!  Didn't find this on their website.  Wonder if it applies at their dept. store counters?

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No, only their retail stores. Go to their website for locations if you need them. What's nice is the empties don't even have to be from Origins. 

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Hi ladies! I'm a mostly lurker here, but hoping to participate more as time allows! I am such a hoarder, I have a hard time using things up, even samples, but I am inspired by your empties thread! I have a few that I've just finished, so here they are!  I'm going to try to keep doing this.




Buy again/Loved:

lush jasmin and henna conditioning treatment' smells great, great for my long hair

phyto 7- awesome very day treatment for ends

batiste dry shampoo - I can usually find at to maxx for instead of 8 at ulta

Slatkin body wash was- amazing scent

lancome bi-facil - always good, I have a bunch more deluxe sizes already



sk-III essence - this was great but probably not worth the cost while retin-a is making my skin look great

La prairie moisturizer - good but can't justify the price


Just saying no:

D&G matte foundation sample - nice but didn't last as well as others

glamglow eye sample - ok, not worth purchasing for me

fekkai glossing conditio


looking forward to more empties soon!



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Welcome! I had a difficult time using up products too but now that I've done empties posts for a while I've kind of become obsessed with downsizing my collection. It gets addicting!!!

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I use phyto 9.. and I'm debating repuchase.. it's awesome!

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Welcome.  I've been wanting to try Batiste dry shampoo and will get there when I whittle down some of my stash.  Love BiFacial.  I love GlamGlow for eyes, so I am sorry to read you didn't.

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Just saw I had a ton of typos, the iPad keyboard is acting weird! The batiste is $4 at tj maxx, often I can find it there. That is one thing I've re-purchased many times, lots of scents and I like the cute designs.  The glam glow is good, but I didn't see a huge enough difference to buy. I love the face masks from them though, especially thirsty mud.

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Better late than never! July empties.


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Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Cerave Renewing SA Lotion: It got rid of my KP on my arms in about 8 days! I stopped using it for ten days and my KP was back. I’ve purchased a bunch of backups of this. Really love it!

Cerave Moisturizing Cream: I use this when my skin is really dry. I typically switch between this and the SA Renewing Lotion.

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Bath & Shower Gel in Mango Scent: Love these body washes. Hydrating and good ingredients. Will always repurchase.

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum: Doesn’t cause milia. Hydrates well. I even use this all over my face a couple of times since it’s similar to the serum. Love the texture.

Josie Maran Argan Milk: I apply this before my moisturizer or mix it in with it. Works great when my skin needs extra hydration.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Hyaluronic Serum: Made my skin plump and super soft. It’s just so hard to find in the US! Walgreens carries Indeed Labs but they never have Hydraluron..

MUAC Prep Solution: Use this before my MUAC Mandelic Peel. Neutrolizes the skin and preps for a peel.

Prescription Retinoid: HG item. Retinoids completely changed my skin. I use them every other night.

Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener: Great 2% hydroquinone based brown spot lightener. Use this on my chest/back to lighten old sunspots (teenage sunbathing days, wwwhyy!?!?) and it works really well. I’m finishing up another tube and then I’m going to take a break off of hydroquinone products for a while.


On the fence, a maybe repurchase:

Bath & Body Works Bellini Small Candle & Hawaiian Hibiscus Mini Candle

Bath & Body Works Triple Moisture Cucumber Melon: I don’t like the regular BBW lotions but these Triple Moisture Creams are very hydrating. Would consider repurchasing, just a different scent.

Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum: This is really great formulated Vitamin serum, I’m just not a fan of the silicone texture. I’m currently using a Vitamin C Serum by Skinceuticals which I prefer more…

Dr. Dennis Gross Age Erase Moisture Mega 10: Hydrating and doesn’t break me out. It does a great job of fixing dehydrated skin, however, I’m not sure if it’s a must have in my skincare routine.


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum

Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Sunscreen

Chanel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover


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Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Ardell Accent Lashes 301: I’m still getting the hang of lashes. These are a lot easier to place on my lashes that full lashes. I use these when I do a winged eyeliner look.

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker: Great skinny liner. Lasts about 6 hrs on my eyes (I don’t have oily lids). The only issue is the actual marker dries out kind of fast but it’s really affordable so I don’t really have an issue with it drying out so fast.

Leaders Insolution Aquaringer x 2: Great before/after flight for extra hydration.

Leaders Insolution Vitabright: HG mask for getting extra glow.

Soap & Glory Righteous Body Butter: Still love this body butter. In the near future I will repurchase for sure.

It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask: Made my bleached hair super soft and healthy looking. Didn’t weigh down my hair.


On the fence, a maybe repurchase:

Leaders Insolution Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch: I was obsessed with this for a couple of months, especially before/after flights but I’ve found other eye treatments that I prefer over this… maybe I’ll repurchase it in the future.

Duri Rejuvacote: Helped with nail growth but it wasn’t anything major.

Alterna Bamboo Volume Shampoo & Conditioner: Gave great volume and made my wavy hair look great.

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser Shampoo & Conditioner x2: Smells sooo good. I’ve got a couple more samples left and will consider purchasing this once I use up some hair care stuff.

Phyto Pythovolume Volumizing Conditioner: Made my skin really soft and provided great volume.


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Leaders Insultion Sheet Mask AC Clear x 2, Illuminating, Coconut Biomask Tomato: Alright masks, didn’t notice much difference in my skin.

Leaders Insolution Pore Clinic Strip: I still have a couple more left of these and I will use them up, but I’ve decided not to repurchase them.

Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel: Irritated my skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel: Really nice peel, but I have other alpha hydroxy products that I prefer.

Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes & Butter London Scrubbers: I prefer using an liquid nail polish remover with a cotton pad. These took off polish OK but nothing special.

Exuviance Ultra Restorative Cream: Too much for my combo skin.

Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Cleanser: Dried out my skin too much.

Marc Jacobs Daisy, Desigual Sex, Valentino Valentina, Cartier Baiser Vole, See by Chloe, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, Tom Ford Noir: I have too much perfume so I’m not purchasing any at the moment, but the Dior & Cartier stood out.


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I used to love the Cumcumber melon scent when I was younger, but I am over it too.  People keep buying it for me though, so I can never get rid of it.

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I think that's why I repurchased it, the scent has so much high school nostalgia linked with it. I used to be obsessed with it but I've definitely out grown the scent.

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Just wondering - how do you make sure you used up all the candle wax in the B&W 3 wick candle (Belinni)?  I always throw my candles out eventhough it's still 1/5 full since the rope wick has ran out =(  Always felt it's a waste of money since I know it's still usable..

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I don't think you can use up the last bit of the 3-wick candles. Smiley Sad I usually have a little bit of wax left too, the wicks just run out. The Belinni was the small size, I think. It only had one wick.

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Alrigh!  It took me a couple days to get back to normal after my camping trip but here are my empties for July

amourpacific refreshing moisture bound gel-  meh, not as good as shiseido.

ole hendriksen sheer transformation-  one of my favorite creams.  So light and quick absorbing.  I rebuy. 

Dior hydra life skin perfect-  I liked it.  Felt very nice on and has a subtle nice smell.  I would consider buying this when I run low on something else.

murad illuminating day moisture SPF 30-  really loved this one!   Will be purchasing this!  I love that it's a lotion that has SPF! 

Urban decay original eye primer-  I don't like these.  It goes on clumpy and there are patchy areas when it dries.  :/. I used it when I knew I'd be at home with neutral eye looks and only cause I was trying to use up my samples.

mufe hd primer-  these were alright.  They went on light and did their job.  I have no complaints.  If you're looking for a basic primer I'd suggest this, the thing is there are a lot of other primers out there that work on specific skin conditions which many of us have.  If your skin is already pretty decent and has no issues this is good. 

Fresh black tea instant perfecting mask- I liked this as far as I remember.  I am already using retinoids and glycolic peels here and there so I beleive I was able to absorb more antioxidants. I have it on my purchase list.

shiseidosun protection- lightweight and feels lovely on!  Will repurchase! 

Md solar sciences mineral tinted cream-  love!   It looks just like your skin but better!!!  I got more compliments on my skin than usual wearing this stuff!!  I love that it's a sunscreen as well! 

Japan gals face mask- I really enjoy these!  I have so many more to try!  I picked up one of each when I was in japan last year!  They're so relaxing!  

Asience shampoo and conditioner-  I received a bunch of these as a gift from the hotel in japan last year.  I like them.  They don't dry out my hair and they smell like flowers.  I don't think I'd rebuy unless I were in a situation where that was all I recognized. 

Strivectin-sd cream-  I really love this stuff.  It's already been repurchased.

sephora waterproof eye makeup remover- this is my go to remover.  Enough said

body shop satsuma body wash-  I used to like body shop and this is one of many residual items.  I love the smell but find it actually drying.  Won't be repurchasing but I'm sure it will be gifted to me again at christmas. 

Feria power shimmer conditioner- love this stuff!  I buy hair dyes and toss the dye and use the conditioner.  Lol!  Guilty! 

Vaseline problem skin therapy- I love this!!  I have lots of body shop butters that are too strong and I've been mixing them with the Vaseline cream and it really tones it down.  I love that it's Unscented.  I always rebuy this stuff.

dior addict perfume- already own and love this

i'eau d'issey perfume- really nice

cartier la panthere- buying this once I use up one perfume bottle. 

Abh brow wiz-  my HG brow product. 

Ysl babydoll mascara-  so far the best mascara I've tried.  Waiting til I use up six of my other mascaras before repurchasing

smashbox full exposure mascara- hated this!  Dried out really fast and flaked. 

The rest are sunscreens-


i would only reccomend 

coppertone ultra guard SPF 70-  because SPF 70!  I only use this on my body however cause it does sting if you get it in your eyes. 

Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch SPF 30- this is fantastic!! It is a cream to powder product!! Love it!  It's great for face! 

Hawaiian tropic sheer touch spf45-  loved this one as well.  So light and creamy.  I love that I'm moisturizing while sunscreeningSmiley Happy 



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Welcome back.  I've missed your beautiful face.  I like the Neutrogena sunscreen too.  I've never tried any of the other ones.  Glad to her you like the Babydoll mascara.  I keep going back and forth trying to decide whether or not to open that or the Better Than Sex Mascara next.  I cannot decide which I want to try more.