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.
I have no idea how I managed to use up 61 products this month!
Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil -- I’m a huge fan of cleansing oils and I really loved this one. It felt softer than other oils I have tried, if that makes sense. I’ve been a long time fan of the Origins cleansing oil but I might change it up once I finish the bottle.
Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation -- This samples lasted 4 applications which gave me ample time to decide that I really liked this coverage.
Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue -- Got a rollerball from the Sephora Travel Fragrance Sampler kit, so I used up the rest of the little vial I had. One of my favorite scents.
Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara -- One of the best mascaras I have used in a long time. Doesn’t clump and it makes your lashes look so naturally full. Already repurchased.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara -- Another favorite mascara; already repurchased.
Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil -- This one also felt soft like the Tatcha oil.
Up & Up Skin Clearing Body Washing in Pink Grapefruit -- This is the only body wash (the the Neutrogena it’s a dupe of) that I can use to keep my back and shoulders clear and I’ve been using it for longer than I can remember. Already repurchased like 3 bottles during an Ulta sale.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Foundation in 3.5
Bobby Brown Smoky Eyes Mascara -- I really liked this, but I don’t know if I would repurchases. Would definitely use future samples, tho.
Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Moisturizer -- I loved the smell and it felt very smooth on my skin. I have a ton of moisturizers right now, but I would consider purchasing this one.
Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen -- I liked this ok, but I think I want to try some cheaper drugstore brands before I repurchase this. Sunk into my skin nicely, didn’t have too strong of a smell.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer -- I liked this moisturizer, but I think it was a bit too light for winter. I have too many different moisturizers I like more to consider repurchasing this one.
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen -- Texture was nice, but I will try more drugstore options before purchasing this.
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Brightener -- This was okay, good enough to use up. I repurchased in a different color to see if I like the coverage better.
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream -- This felt really thick and moisturizing for the winter. Since it’s getting warmer, tho, I probably won’t repurchase.
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner -- I liked it, worked very similar to another Tarte paint liner I have.
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Masque -- It felt nice on but I didn’t notice any difference, probably because it was just one use.
Nuface Prep-N-Glow -- It was a makeup remover towelette. No better or worse than any other I’ve tried. WNP.
La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover Cloth -- It was a makeup remover towelette. No better or worse than any other I’ve tried. WNP.
Ouai Treatment Mask -- It was fine; I prefer the Eva NYC hair mask, and you get a lot more product for less money. WNP.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask -- It was okay, I didn’t think it did anything special bove other mud/clay masks. I also found it a bit difficult to wash off. WNP.
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches -- I didn’t notice any difference after using these, but thel felt nice on and it’s kinda cool that they are gold.
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Benefit The Porefessional -- It was fine.
Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream -- The texture was nice, but I didn’t have enough to try it long enough to see how much of a face lifting difference it made. WNP.
Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum -- Didn’t seem to do much more than other hair serums I have used.
Tony Moly My Little Pet Eye Patch -- I didn’t notice any difference.
Tony Moly Foot Peeling Shoes -- Peeled my feet, but I still don’t feel like they were all that much softer. Didn’t do much for my heels. WNR.
Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum -- Didn’t do much. WNP.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer -- It was fine.
Farmacy Honey Potion Hydration Mask -- I gave this one a few tries because it felt so nice to apply and massage in. It made my face burn too much when I washed it off, however. I always had to follow-up with a moisturizing mask which seemed silly to have to do after a hydration mask. WNP.
H2O Plus Elements Keep It Fresh Cleanser - I didn’t feel like it cleaned my face very well, and it definitely didn’t help remove my makeup. WNR.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster - I didn’t notice any difference after using this for about a month. WNP.
Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Face Wash - I hated everything about this. WNP.
Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer -- It made some mascaras look better but some worse. All in all I didn’t love it. WNP.
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator -- The exfoliants felt very sharp and it actually hurt to rub this into my skin. WNP.
Chloe Eau de Parfum -- Too sweet smelling for me. WNP.
Colorscience Daily UV Protector -- The consistency was really thick which I didn’t care for. WNP.
Glamglow Glowstarter Illuminating Moisturizer -- I looked like I dumped my face in oil. WNP.
Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer -- Thicker than I would like. WNP.
Number 4™ L'eau de Mare Hydrating Shampoo -- This was the worst smell I have ever smelled in a hair product; like old cologne and moss and old man. WNP.
Number 4™ L'eau de Mare Hydrating Conditioner - See above. WNP.
Skin & Co Truffle Body Milk -- I didn’t care for the smell if this product. WNP.
Pur Big Look Mascara -- Awful. Clumpy, sticky, not volumizing or lengthening. Used twice and got rid of it. WNP.
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ -- I think I’m just not a fan of the cushion foundation application process. WNP.
Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara -- Clumpy, makes my lashes look stringy, hated it. WNP.
Sunday Riley Martian MAttifying Melting Water-Gel Toner -- This didn’t reduce my oil at all. WNP.
Urban Decay Liquid Vice in Amulet -- Didn’t like the color on me. Would like to try other colors, tho.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream in Natural Glow -- My oily face does not need any help looking shiny. WNP.
Shisheido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask -- Didn’t notice any brightening effects, and I feel very alone in this opinion, but I hate sheet masks. WNP.
Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in Smoky Quartz Ink -- I didn’t like the way it applied, seemed patchy. Also didn’t love the color. WNR.
NEST Black Tulip -- Nice but not for me. WNP.
Too Faced Lip Injection in Milkshake -- NO. OUCH. I also hated the color. WNP.
Pinrose Treehouse Royal - Similar notes to NEST Indigo but I didn’t like it as much. WNP.
Pinrose - Campfire Rebel -- At first I was shocked at how close it smelled to a campfire, but then I got tired of smelling like a campfire. WNP.
Perfekt All-in-one Insta-sun -- Left weird spots, and overall didn’t look any darker. WNP.
Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel -- Didn’t seem to do much exfoliating. WNP.
Pinrose Gilded Fox - Smelled like popcorn to me. WNP.
Pinrose Moonlight Gypsy -- Wasn’t for me. WNP.
Covergirl Concealer -- So this is about 15 years old, which is embarrassing and gross.
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (I think the color is Plum Berry) -- This mini came in a set, and when I opened the box the lid was wonky, which had dried out the lipstick and made it clumpy. I was bummed because I like the color and formula, but I still have another one to finish first.
Kenneth Cole White for Her -- I thought I liked this at first, but I found I never wore it because after 5 minutes the smell changed and became a bit more musky than I like.
Nutra Nail Bulletproof Strengthening Formula -- Left my nails sticky feeling -- it might have just been old, I’ve had it for a while.
Formula X Nail Polish in Vivacious -- It’s a nice color, but I’m more into flat grey colors rather than shiny.
This is amazing, like looking at artwork! My favourite foundation of all time is that Givenchy one, but they do not sell it in Canada anymore, so if you like it get it while you still can, just in case!
February empties! Sorry if the pic is too dark..
Skin Laundry Wrinkle Release sheet mask
Too Cool For School Egg Cream sheet mask
Joyce K-pak Revitaluxe hair mask
Nutra Nail recovery cuticle serum
Burts Bees replenishing lip balm
DKNY Be Delicious
Giorgio Armani Waterproof Eyes to Kill
Korres Body Butter Yoghurt
Tarte Quench Lip Rescue
Sephora Nose Strip
No hates this month
Not too many this month! Very sad to finish up some of the L'Occitane items - their almond line smells SO good!
l’occitane gentle toner - ds
l’occitane almond shower oil - ds
l’occitane almond milk concentrate - ds
hourglass mineral veil primer - ds
bite beauty agave lip mask - original & champagne - s
guerlain meteorites baby glow sheer liquid foundation - s
tossed (because they flake like crazy throughout the day)
colourpop creme gel pencil - best o
colourpop creme gel pencil - workout
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
I am also in love with the l'occitane almond items - they smell so amazing!! I keep buying the little samplers, but I need to just buy a full sized, since I love them so much!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 0.5 - love mixing this with heavier foundations or using it on its own. The only foundation I consistently repurchase.
Christophe Robin Scalp Scrub - great for my oily hair. Usually mix it with another shampoo a couple times a week.
Keranique Hair Supplements - I definitely noticed a lot of hair (and nail) growth, and both seemed stronger. I don't know how I'd compare these to the Hum Runway Ready supplements, but I seemed to have less hair fall with these.
Vitabath Heavenly Coconut Creme body wash - smells sooo good.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix - I use this every time I shave now. Works wonders on ingrown hairs.
Dionis Love Hand Cream - love these hand creams, this one smells so good.
Farmacy Skin Dew - I sprayed my BeautyBlender with this every day and I got the greatest foundation finish. The sprayer wasn't fine enough to use it on my full face.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - always a love for me
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Fast Dry Top Coat - shiniest and fastest drying top coat I've tried. It does tend to crack after a few days, but it lasts longer for me than Seche Vite does.
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser - great for heavy makeup days.
BeautyBlender - always a love for me.
Sephora Collection blender - got this in my Play box last year, the different shaped ends are awesome for different parts of the face especially undereye. Somehow one of the ends got really messed up, time for a new one...
Too Cool For School Eggmellow Cream
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product
Fresh Sugar lip balm
Organics Repairing Shampoo
Klorane Dry Shampoo
Kenra Blow Dry spray
Bath and Body Works Tahiti Island Dream body lotion
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day conditioner
Philosophy Pink Frosted Animal Cracker 3-in-1
Urban Decay Naked Skin loose powder
Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque
Ouai Treatment Masque
Tocca Giulietta hand cream
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
B&BW Wild Madagascar Vanilla body lotion
Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash mascara
YSL Mascara Volume
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara
Dior Lash Primer
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair mask
Drybar Prep Rally spray
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiant Serum
Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Night
Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Body Peel
Phyto Phytokeratine Exceptional Mask
Verb Hydrating Mask
Ole Henriksen Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Nightcap Overnight Perfector
Les Couvent Des Minimes Gardener's Hand Healer - I have a full size tube of this and I really like it - this one smelled off, so I think it was just an off tube.
I got closer this month to my goal of 50 empties - I had 45, so not bad. Last month I only got 25 as I was on a trip the whole month, so my YTD total is 70. Not bad so far!
Wow, I am very impressed by the number of empties! I finished off my Nails Inc Kensington Caviar top coat last month, and I have really been missing it! Best top coat I've ever tried by far.
The scent is delicious - very sweet/gourmand, kind of a vanilla frosting scent (I'm so bad at describing scents, my apologies!). However, it's not a love because the scent is quite a bit lighter than most other Philosophy 3-in-1s that I've tried. It's nice smelling it out of the bottle, but in the shower it's pretty lightly scented (which might be preferable for some people, but I like stronger scents)!