Empties

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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My first empties post! These are from January through May. I kept meaning to post monthly, but I never felt like I had enough to make it worth it. Oops. At least I'm doing it now and tossing all the empty bottles! Woohoo.

 

Loves (have or would repurchase)

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-I lilked both the Purlisse and BonVivant sheet mask. Both left my face feeling supple and moisturized.
-The DE C firma is the 2nd Vit C serum I've used, but the first I've really try to use consistently. The 1st being Caudalie Polyphenol C-15 (broke me out, not a fan, never finished). I like the DE; I haven't had the break out issues that some have had. I purchased the mini day set with the B moisturizer and got a full size. I like it and would repurchase, but I'm also curious about other formulas. I do think it has done good for my skin. I have been using the full size bottle daily since January or February and think I have maybe another month or two out of it. $80 is a lot to invest at once, but I do feel better that the bottle will last a half year or more with daily (1 pump) use. I would have no qualms about this if it were priced at $60/bottle. Get it during the 20% sale!
-This formula of Secret deodorant is my HG. I stray from it every once in a while and ALWAYS regret it and come back. Lavender is my current fav scent.
-Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream. Got this sample in my Sephora Play. It's relatively cheap and seems to be doing its job. Bought a full size to evaluate more.
-UD Perversion Mascara. I like this and actively seek out samples of it. I don't know if I would pay full price given the ubiquity of samples and how slowly I go through full size mascaras, but I like it the most of out any higher end mascara I've tried in recent memory.
-Origins Gin-Zing Eye Cream. I was originally trying this on one side of my face and the Clinique on the other, but gave that up for this in the morning and the other in the evening. I like this and feel like it brightens my under eye with its reflective particles or whatever. I bought the full size of this that was bundled with other products of the line because it was in a squeeze tube instead of the jar and the price of the eye cream alone with all the other stuff. Worth it for that deal.
-Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum. I actually REALLY loved this stuff. It lasted me forever and didn't cause any weird break outs (I have struggled with acne all my life). This is one of the first oils I've used and it maybe didn't sink it as much as others, but it left my face feeling moisturized and looking good. And it's not crazy expensive. Simple ingredient list that I like, as well. Probably one of my best Ipsy introductions. I would repurchase this in a second if I didn't have a million other oil samples to work through (which aren't living up to this).
-Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. I think the name is cute, but I also felt it worked just as well if not better than UD's primer. I don't know how expensive this is, but assuming it's the same price or less expensive than UD's, I would repurchase. As it is now, I have primer samples to last me for at least 5 years. I like the small sample sizes bc I feel like I can use them up before they go (really) bad.

Mehs (used up, unsure about purchasing full size, would use again as sample)

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-Stila Glamoureyes Mascara. I got this in a set with the In the Moment palette. I used this for way longer than I should have. It was way too wet upon first opening, and probably did't get to the dryness level that I like for a year (I know, that's bad; I'm horrible). Once it dried out a bit, it was ok. Made my lashes look nice, nothing amazing and wouldn't last all day/night, but I did keep using it until it got too dry to be useful. I don't think they make it anymore, but I wouldn't repurchase at $20+ a tube. I would at $8-10.
-Dr Jart Ceramidin cream. I used this in drier winter months and I really liked it. The sample wasn't big enough to determine lasting effects. I'm hesitant to buy a full size due to price. But I'm really contemplating it. 
-Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Cream. This was nice for warmer months. I'm hesitant about moisturizers that have cones in them, but this didn't seem to break me out like others. Needs further research.
-Coola Sport Sunscreen. I tried 2 flavors of this (mango and white tea), it worked pretty well. Maybe a bit greasy for daily application, but worked great at the pool in FL. Like the smell of both. It didn't break me out/give me hives like chemical Neutrogena sunscreens have, but I'm a bit gun shy since this reaction to chemical sunscreens only developed in the past 2 years.
-DE B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. It was ok. Don't think it was hydrating enough for me. I used it on vacay in FL and still don't know how I feel about it. Didn't break me out, so that's a positive. Probably more expensive than it's worth.
-Klorane Corn Flower Eye Makeup Remover. Works well enough. Don't know if I want to spend this much on eye make up remover. FWIW, I don't often wear waterproof eye makeup or anything like. that. I like these little bottles for travel for sure.
-Caudalie Polyphenol Eye Cream and 20 SPF sunscreen.I think this whole line has been discontinued so it doesn't really matter. Didn't do enough to justify the price. I'm not paying $40 for a 20 SPF moisturizer.
-OI All In One Milk. I didn't like the smell of this at all, but it did make my hair easier to brush and left it feeling nice. 
-Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle. This was super fragrant, which I wasn't the biggest fan of, and it was thick enough to clog the pump a bit. 
-It's A 10 Miracle Leave In Product. I liked the smell of this better than the others, but it didn't make my hair as easy to brush as the others. It also left it with a weird residue.

Nopes (wouldn't repurchase, probably wouldn't even reuse if it was free)

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-Ulta Makeup Remover wipes. The smell was only so so. A bit medicinal, but I didn't like the feeling it left on my face. My whole use for these is if I'm too tired to wash my face, I'll take off my sunscreen with it, but I ended up having to rinse my face after using these. Nope.
-BioRepublic Aloe Revitalizing Mask left my face feeling like it had a weird residue on it and looking more blah than revitalized.
_Dr Jart Water Drop Moisturizer This was just a small sample from Sephora. The way this behaves is really cool, but I think it was too full of cones to be good for my skin and also not moisturizing enough.
-Sephora Pearl Mask This just felt blah. Didn't think it did anything.

Sorry for the novel. Maybe I will learn how to be succinct with these eventually!

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I do my empties a little different than others. I saved one of my bigger bags from Sephora  (of course) and will post when I have it filled up. 

So here it goes:

makeup

Dior diorshow mascara full size, like but you get way to many samples to buy ever

Lancome courbe virtuose mascara full size, I don't remember and it dried out so most likely no

Buxom lip gloss dolly, deluxe sample like but have 3 

deluxe samples

other

belif true cream aqua bomb, ds, so far my favorite will purchase full size whenever I run out of samples

Yuni shower sheet x1, sample, don't care for the smell 

Sephora almond foot mask,fs, will buy to hit 25 for promo ha!

body wash

Sol de janeiro,fs,got it for the smell already bought another one but I don't know if I'll purchase again

Soap & glory cream wash,ds, I had to use a lot to feel clean will not purchase

Soap & glory sugar crush, fs, yes love it

Dial skin therapy Himalayan salt& exfoliating beads,fs, like it would probably buy again

other body

Soap&glory scrub of your life,fs&ds, I'm sad this worked very well on my arms for clogged pores then stopped 

First aid beauty red clay deep cleansing bar,ds, no didn't do anything at all.

dry shampoo

Herbal essence, fs, love 

Drybar detox,ds, love replaced my herbal essence due to the bad ingredients he has

detanglers

Pantene,fs,like but found other without bad ingredients 

Beauty protector,ds, like but not enough to buy also cancelled birchbox

Drybar, ds, prep rally, my new love

nails

Ulta nourishing nail polish remover,ds, did the job no complaints couldn't find my other one

Sephora instant nail polish wipes x6 so far, they work but dry quick!

Ulta nail polish wipes not as saturated as Sephora

face cleaners

fresh soy eye makeup remover, sample, like out conditioning this was but it's been discontinued

Boscia tsubaki cleansing oil,sample, didn't feel like it cleaned

Korres wild rose exfoliating cleanser,sample,undecided but didn't break me out

Korres Greek yogurt cleanser x8 like but can't use everyday it dried my very oily skin out

Philosophy purity 3in1 sample, no broke out don't like smell

Boscia makeup breakup cool cleansing oil,sample, like the thickness but broke out 

Dr. Brandt pores no more, like maybe buy only used ds

First aid beauty deep cleanser red clay liquid,fs, like it a lot saw almost immediate results

shampoo&conditioners

Ouai volume s&c x2, leaning toward no

Bumble&bumble thickening s&c, fs and ds,like but probably take a break from other stuff I like better 

Drybar Texas tea s&c, fs and packets, love totally works on my straight fine lifeless do nothing hair

Drybar sake bomb,ds and packets, meh, will use samples 

Rahua s&c, packet x 1, NO the smell is awful but it goes away by morning and it does good stuff but the smell kept me up at night

Iles formula haute performance,packet x2, wanted to love this but no will only use samples 

Verb hydrating s&c, ds and packets, meh 

Living proof, fs and ds, full s&c loves my first high end purchase

Igk 30,000 ft s&c, loves bought full size immediately

Igk hot girls s&c, loves bought full size immediately 

Alterna caviar repair s&c, sample x3 loves it it gold but expensive will purchase when ULTA has good promo

If you havent guesses I have to rotate my s&c cause my hair gets immune. It's weird I know.

Sorry for no pics but it says my pics are too big even when they're not 

 

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 May empties-

Loves
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Likes

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These are actually all of my March - April empties:

 

Loved items, previously repurchased or willing to repurchase:

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+ Alaffia EverDay Coconut Body Wash that was accidently thrown out

 

Mehhiish:

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The Donkey Milk & Benton snail masks I have several more to go, I liked them but I can never makeup my mind on masks on the first try.

 

Ah! The powders in the back aren't included, shoulda moved them!

 

Not for me:

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I really like the Buxom glosses, it's just this really pale nude color. I didn't like it against my complexion, made look very sallow.

 

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My May empties consisted of a lot of foils and some DS and even a couple of FS items. I was inspired by all the great posts in this thread and made a conscious effort to get through all those samples that I have accumulated😂

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I enjoyed using most of these items and  would repurchase.
Loves:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused Light
Bioderma micellar water
Caudalie micellar water
Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense cream and serum
Fresh Sugar Lip in Rose
The Chemistry Pro Repair hand cream
Algenist Genius cream
Algenist Genius Vitamin C serum

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Meh: 
Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen serum- didn't really see any changes in my skin
Consonant eye cream- the dry texture made it difficult to blend into my skin, it was just odd. 
Shu Uemura Tsuya cream- super strong fragrance that I couldn't get used to.

 

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April and May empties together - 51 piece. I think I did pretty good job, cause many of them are full-size.

So, my loves (tried them before).

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Loves - new discoveries. Very excited about SHU UEMURA, MIO and MOROCCANOIL

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Llikes

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MEH/Nothing special

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HELL NO/never again

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Every month in 2017 thus far I've used 26 products, my mini goal for May was to use up 30.  I overachieved and had 45 empties and 10 declutters! My goal for June is to use 40, I've finally got some space in my day to day areas having used up a number of already opened products, now I'm moving on to stashed samples.

 

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LOVES

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The Batiste dry shampoo is my favourite from the drug store.  I prefer the tropical scent but will buy whatever is on sale.  I've already repurchased Beach Walk in the travel and full size. I'll need to move down to a paler shade of the Too Faced foundation, but like it quite a bit.  I've got a few to finish and that I'd like to try so it'll be a bit but I can see myself re purchasing. I've yet to find a better pore filler than porefessional. The MUFE loose powder is great, I have a full size. The KS exfolikate was nice, not a scent I normally gravitate to, but I enjoyed using this every now and again to scrub. Pore Strips just feel so satisfying to me.  The DE peeked bar was a travel size, I like having a none liquid cleanser for travel and this does the job nicely. The scent here was YSL Black Opium, I like sweeter fragrances and will use the certificate from a SDM perfume sampler pack to pick this up in full size. Will be great for winter/fall.

LIKES WELL ENOUGH

 

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Everything here was okay, nothing exciting, no real wow factor.  I'd use the, all again, but certainly won't be going out of my way to purchase. The crest wire strips I'm on the fence about, I don't think I noticed any real whitening, but I'm willing to give them another try with a sale price.

NOT FOR ME

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I'm not big on using oils, I know they have a lot of benefits, but I'm just not into them as of yet, I ended up using the nude oil on my elbows. The la neige sleeping mask just felt like I had something on my face all night, and I woke up with a few small blemishes whenever I used this. I'll start with the two primer samples by saying I'm not really looking for a luminizing primer.  I felt both of these left me looking a little greasy and they didn't help my makeup lay better or last longer. The KVD concealer is just too heavy for me. I much prefer the tarte shape tape or UD concealer.  I used this up on areas of my face other than under eye and it did conceal, but I'd rather one tube that can do my entire face.

DE CLUTTERS

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The BBW lotion smelled great when I bought it, now not so much, granted it's been a few years lol. The Burts Bees lotion was separated and smelled off as well. A bunch of old chap sticks. An ointment that had dried up I used on small burns (I work in professional kitchens). The Burberry fragrance is at least 7 years old and simply had no fragrance left to the liquid.

 

 

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May Empties

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Staples/Repurchases/products not new to me
-Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Body Mist
-Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey body lotion
-Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne
-Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
-Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
-Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age
-Josie Maran Argan Oil
-Hylamide SubQ Eyes
-Algenist Ultimate Anti-aging Eye Cream
-Ren Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk
-Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
-Nugg Hydrating Face Mask
-Shiseido Facial Cotton
-Tony Moly Propolis Sheet Mask
-Tony Moly Lemon Sheet Mask
-Tony Moly Tomato Sheet Mask

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Likes-would repurchase
-Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
-Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches
-Vivant Skin Care Exfol-A Forte
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream
-Karuna Anti-Oxidant Face Mask
-Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Eye Cream
-Ren Ulta Moisture Day Cream
-Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence
(my 2nd deluxe sample-will definitely repurchase)
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid

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1st two rows-just ok 
-PTR Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask
-SpaLife Avocado Facial Mask
-Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask
-In.gredients Greek Yogurt Cream Mask
-Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser
-Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment
-Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment
-GlamGlow Thirstycleanse Hydrating Cleanser
-Hylamide Low-Molecular HA
-Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

3rd Row-dislikes
-PTR 24k Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
-First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm
-Sephora Collection Rose Sleeping Mask
-NIOD Flavanone Mud

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I spy lots of skin care goodies!  Love a good sheet mask.

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May Empties! Getting closer and closer to my goal of 50 each month. This month I had 45 empties - my YTD total has reached 201! Woohoo!!

 

Loves

 

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover towelettes - I don't normally buy any makeup or skincare from the drugstore, but these wipes have made me question that. They work much better than a lot of high-end wipes that I've tried
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover - the only eye makeup remover I'll use
Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo - already bought the full size. My hair felt great afterwards, and it's great for oily scalp/dandruff
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Powder - I always repurchase this, it's great for setting and mattifying
L'Occitane Almond Body Lotion - mostly love it for the smell!
Sephora Collection Tinted Brow Freeze (Shade 3) - really good for days when I'm too lazy to fill in my brows with a pencil, lol. I noticed these were on sale the other day, I bought a bunch for $5 each while I could!
Sunday Riley CEO Moisturizer - loved the feel of this! It's expensive so I'd only purchase when I've gotten through some of my older moisturizers
Algenist Optical Illuminating Moisturizer - again, it's expensive, but I REALLY love this. It's my favorite illuminating moisturizer I've tried - the color is so nice, it gives a great shiny pink base. Will consider purchasing when I've used some other products up
Boscia Sake Treatment Water - this was a really nice first moisturizing step. My skin felt really nice when I was using it, and I think it did help my serums and moisturizers sink in to my skin better
OGX Fight Fallout Niacin & Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner - my hair felt really nice after using these! I only used them once so I have no idea if they really help with fallout, but since that's a concern for me, I bought full sizes of both and am going to try those out
Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action x2 - my skin felt really nice using this!

Likes

 

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Sephora Collection Lotus Face Mask
Ole Henriksen Grease Relief cleansing wipes
Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer
Philosophy Fresh Cream 3-in-1
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Prism Cream
Pinrose Wild Child EDP wipe
Laura Gellar Spackle Tinted Primer
Julep Hydrating Cleansing Oil
Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer
YSL Mon Paris
L'Occitane Hand Cream
FAB Ultra Repair Cream
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skin mist
Clinique DDML+
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Matrix Biolage Color Last Conditioner
Oribe Gold Lust dry shampoo
Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment
Fave 4 Twice as Thick Thickening Cream
FAB Pure Skin Face Cleanser
Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Face Exfoliant
Clarins UV Plus sunscreen
Jack Black The Stick lip balm
Jack Black Natural Mint & Shea Butter Lip Balm
Ouai Treatment Masque
Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate Shea Butter hair mask

Dislikes

 

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Laura Gellar Glamlash mascara - I've very picky about mascaras. Just didn't do anything for me
Benefit Roller Lash mascara - again, didn't do anything for my lashes besides a little bit of definition
Philosophy Time in a Bottle serum - didn't work well on my skin, it kind of balled up as I tried to rub it in into my face. Definitely didn't go well with my moisturizer
Soap & Glory Hand Food - I've used this product before and liked it. However, this bottle had obviously gone bad or something - it was chunky and watery. I didn't receive it that long ago either. Very weird!

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May Empties!

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Top is YESES

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YTTP Age Prevention & Firming Serum - this is one of those status quo products for me. Do I look younger? No. Did it make my skin bright and firm? Yes

PMD Moderate disc - a constant repurchase

Odacite Jo+L - another constant repurchase, I use this every single day

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows & Lashes - loved both of these. The Lashes is one of my favourite mascaras, and I really love the simplicity of the brows, though I dislike how small the product is.

Mahalo The Unveil - an absolutely gorgeous cleanser. My wallet will cry when I finally purchase a full size.

Leaves of Trees Lavender Tangerine deoderant - a natural deo that smells nice and works well. I dislike their FS packaging but the product actually works so I can't complain.

Mahalo The Bean - a lovely detoxifying but hydrating mask.  My favourite new mask of 2017 - it plumps my skin and leaves it feeling so silken. Already repurchased.

NARS Soft Velvet loose powder - I use this mostly in my t-zone but it does what it says and looks natural.

 

Middle is MEH/UNDECIDED

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Odacite CAR - I never buy this. I always end up with bottles of it from GWP and every time I finish one, I still can't decide if I want to continue.  It doesn't do anything bad, but I still don't know if it does enough good.

Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter - maybe I got a bad batch or maybe they've reformulated, but it seemed a lot thinner textured than it used to be.  Wasn't a fan.

Blithe Vital Treatment Nourishing Beans - I've tried a few different essence type products over the years and I think I'm still of the mind that I don't need them in my routine.  The Beans are nice, but I don't think I'll repurchase.

DDG Ferulic + Retinol Peel - I haven't used these consistently enough to form an opinion.

 

Bottom is NOPENOPENOPE

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Leaves of Trees Persian Lime deodorant - Persian Lime sounds like it would be really nice, right? Well it is for about 5 minutes. Then the coriander (which I neglected to notice in the INCI list) takes over and makes me smell like curry and BO.  No thanks.

Odacite Green Tea Mint Purifying Toner - I just don't like this. If I used it on my face, the mint would irritate my skin.  To finish it up I ended up using it in my hair and on the back of my neck when I needed to cool down.

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This is pretty good for me!

 

Full Sizes

victoria’s secret red hot heavenly shine lotion

stila one step correct

trader joe’s face wash with tea tree oil 

 

Deluxe Samples

peter thomas roth cucumber gel mask 

peter thomas roth pumpkin enzyme mask 

peter thomas roth 24k gold mask 

l’occitane relaxing shower gel 

 

Samples

LXMI creme du nil hydrating moisture veil 

l’oreal color vibrancy nourishing shampoo 

make up for ever hydrating primer

 

Thrown Out (because of age):

urban decay razor sharp liquid liner - dark force

opi nail polish in copper mountain copper

a bunch of lotions

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These are my May empties, I'm feeling pretty good about finishing all of these products Smiley Happy

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Love:

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hey honey - Walk the walk Propolis foot and heel cream
tarte -tarteist glossy lip paint in Obvi
Secret Deodorant in ooh-la-la lavender 

Like:

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Peter Thomas Roth - Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black face mask
Smashbox - photo finish foundation primer
Ulta collection - Eye makeup remover

Meh:

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Urban Decay primer I think? I don't have the rest of the packaging, but I imagine if I actually liked it I would have remembered the name. 
Peter Thomas Roth - 24K Gold Mask
The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
belif - The true cream - aqua bomb
Farmacy - honey potion
Dior - Diorshow mascara
Original Beauty Blender
Milani - Amore mettallics lip creme in 01 chromatic addict

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Empties from the last 3 months. It feels good to get through products and  saving empties has helped me more consciously use up what I already have instead of buying more things to try.

 

Loves

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Nude Jelly Cleanser- Discontinued, if anybody knows of something similar, any recommendations would be would be greatly appreciated!

Soap & Glory Body Wash- love this for the scent! 

SR Good Genes- I recently finished a 0.5 oz bottle and have been refilling it with these samples from an old promo. When I stop using this I can actually see a negative difference in my skin.
FAB Radiance Pads- effective and reasonably priced. I have a few other acids I'm working my way through so I will probably hold off on repurchasing right away. Currently using N ip + Fab extra strength pads and I definitely don't like them as much as FAB.

L'occitane Almond Shower Oil- I know a lot of people like the scent of this but I'm actually not a big fan.I love using this for shaving.

Sephora Quill lashes- These are my perfect lashes. My eyes are on the smaller side and a lot of highly recommended lashes look ridiculous on me. These are full, provide a bit of length and aren't too obvious which is exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately I ruined a pair when I started using my TTDO balm before removing them. I didn't get much on the lashes but it was enough to cause them to separate. 

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm- I always pick this on up when it's on promo. I don't necessarily notice any minimizing of lines but I like this for daytime under makeup, a little goes a long way.

Likes/might repurchase

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E&J Nirvana Dry Shampoo- Good but leaves me wanting more. Can easily leave residue marks in my black hair if I'm not careful but soaks up oils better than other dry shampoos I've tried.

DDG Alpha Beta Glow Pads- Nice but can start to look orange on my medium olive skin if used more than 2 days in a row. When I use up the box I plan to try the Clarins Glow Booster.

SR Tidal & CEO- I used CEO on nights I wanted extra hydration. Did not use long/consistently enough to notice any vitamin C brightening effects. Tidal was nice but I have enough deluxe sized moisturizers I don't think I'll need to buy anything for awhile lol.

Hourglass 1.5MM Eyeliner- I actually loved this but it ran out way too fast. Right now I'm using the Clinique Skinny Stick eyeliner. I prefer the HG one and actually think the Skinny Stick might be being discontinued.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balms- Deluxe sizes from a holiday set. I love love love the formula and subtle colors but the packaging is terrible. When you get to the bottom there is actually a lot of product left that can be scooped out from the plastic part that twists up.

Meh/wouldn't repurchase:

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Oribe Royal Blowout- This lasted a really time making it a good value. It promises a lot but is just average imo.

Clinique brow gel- I thought this dried out quickly. When it comes to tinted brow gel I prefer Glossier's Boybrow.

Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion- I love the ingredients of Lush products but this one left me feeling sticky.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye- the only thing I really disliked. No matter how thick of a layer I put on I felt like it wasn't moisturizing enough.

 

 

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This is awesome.  I have a big post coming because I have (unintentionally) been saving up since the beginning of the year.  My bag is practically overflowing at this point and now I just need to get my act together to photograph & post.

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Im the same way with saving empties helping me use up products I already have. Ive been on a low but in 2017 and this has helped me realize how much I already have to use.  

 

I too scoop out balm from from sticks that appear to be used up. It constantly amazes me how much product is left in there. I've never been a fan of using a lip brush when I'm out and about, but at home while putting on my make up, heck yes. Fresh and the Dior balms are two of the biggest culprits!

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When I first noticed it I was amazed too! It wasn't until my 3rd or 4th tube that I noticed it either which means I threw away a bunch of product. Also, a lip brush is a good idea, I usually snap a q-tip in half and scoop it out that way lol

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Here's all 43 of my monthly empties

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Loves...

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The Giorgio Armnai Eyes to Kill Excess is hands down the best mascara I have ever used. The Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is my holy grail moisturizer (used it in the AM in the winter but had to switch to nighttime use only for summer as it is pretty thick for my more combo oily skin this time of year). Glamglow supermud is my go-to purifying mask. NARS Laguna bronzer is the perfect shade of bronze for my light to medium skintone. The Macademia hair mask is the best hydrating mask that replenishes my hair without it making it greasy. I can put it root to tip and my hair will be so so soft. The Lancer scrub is a new find. I really enjoyed this scrub - very finely abrasive and effective in exfoliation. I purchased the largest 8 oz size during the spring VIB sale.

 

 

 

Likes...

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Lush Don't Look At Me face mask was really nice. Only had enough for barely one use. I love the bright blue color it is and my skin felt really nice after it. The Patchology eye patches were nice as well. I did notice a difference although no long term results from it. I would definitely consider repurchasing these or look forward to sampling these again. The rest of the items were nice as well that I enjoyed. Not 100% sure I will repurchase them but I did enjoy using them while they lasted,

 

 

 

Just Okay/ Wouldn't repurchase...

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I love the BBW body creams but the scent Be  Joyful  was a bit too potent.  I was really unimpressed with the PTR cream. I received it in a Sephora PLAY box and was so excited to try it  due to all the great reviews ( I was planning on trying the full size). I am glad I waited and received this in my box. The consistency was just awful. It felt like the Smashbox Photo Finish primer that I hate (very silicone -y feeling).  The rest I just used up - didn't love them or really look forward to using them.

 

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Looks like you had a productive month!  Love the used up candles. I feel the same way about the Tatcha enzyme powder.  I want to love it because I love the brand and many of their other products, but I just don't know.  It's definitely not enough to be my sole source of exfoliation and I'm not sure how worth it it is to use in addition to other exfoliants.  Also just opened that PTR cream.  Not sure I like it, but generally I don't love gel creams.

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I have a few empties to share!

 

Tons of heat/styling protectants - I had quite a stash of heat protectants for my hair...finally used up the last one! I don't count the ones with hold, since I don't like using products with hold to blow dry (unless I'm setting my bangs)

 

Sunday Riley Blue Moon - yep, used up the entire 3 oz size cleansing balm. Really love this stuff. I MIGHT repurchase but may consider trying a full size of the Clinique Take the Day Off balm first to see how that works for me, since the SR is so $$$.

 

Pixi Glow Tonic (100 mL) - used this mini bottle up after almost 6 months (wow!) and don't think I'll repurchase. Have already switched back to my Missha First Treatment essence.

 

My close-to empties:

 

Herbivore Blue Tansy mask - I figure I have maybe 3 uses left. I'm seriously considering repurchasing.

 

The Ordinary Buffet serum - only 1/4 left, already repurchased! Went a few days without this stuff and my skin felt WRONG!