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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Here's my first attempt at doing a monthly empties:

*not pictured = samples of Boscia detoxifying black cleanser & Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser

 

 

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Love (will repurchase)

Aveeno positively smooth shave gel

Dior Extase mascara

John Frieda dream curls

Lush Blazoned Honey

 

Liked (maybe repurchase)

Olay cleansing cloths

Tresemme conditioner

Bosnia detoxifying black cleanser

Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser

 

Disliked (will not repurchase)

Maybelline the rocket mascara- too wet!

DevaCurl no-poo and conditioner- couldn't get past the smell :smileysad:

L'Oreal shampoo- nothing special

Laura Mercier- I threw this out because it was old and dried up

TreStique- nice color (bronze/gold), but very patchy, faded quickly, and creased

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Here are my July empties! 

 

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Excellent

Neutrogena Deep Clean make-up remover wipes

Colgate Prevident Booster Plus 5000

Kate Somervilla Exfolikate 

Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

Skinceuticals Phyto gel

Benefit Porefessional 

DDG Glow Pads

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream (I was probably the biggest skeptic of this cream but it works better than my other "cult" moisturizers)

 

Good

Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant serum

Clinique 3 step system

               Liquid Face Wash (oily skin)

               Lotion #3

               Moisturizing Gel

Paula's Choice Redness Relief

Stella Perfume

Darphin Age-defying dermabrasion

             

Ok/Indifferent

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

Benefit They're Real Remover (this was more a terrible only because I didn't like the texture)

Briogeo Dont Despair, Repair Mask

Makeup Forever Plexi-Gloss (I loved the finish and colours but hated the formula and feel)

L'occitane Shower Gel x2

L'occitane Shower Cream

Paula's Choice Dark Spot Eraser - 7% AHA lotion

Kiehl's Avocado eye cream

L'occitane Precious cream

 

Terrible

Nivea Aqua Effect cleansing wipes -  maybe it was a bad batch but mine were bone dry

Origins Checks and Balances - smelled like interior paint and broke me out so bad every time I thought I would give it another try

Eminence Red Currant Masque - so much bad in one foil, took my skin few days to recover from a less than 10 minute mask

MUFE Smokey Extravagant - really clumpy

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - holy angry breakout

 

 

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Excellent
AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essense
Armani Fluid Sheer #2
BIC Razors pack
Oral B Ortho Brush Head 3 pack

 

Ok/Indifferent
Body Shop Shea Butter Soap
L'Occitane Arlesienne perfumed soap
Life Brand Orthodontic Flossers

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I think I did pretty we this month:smileyhappy:

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Loves:

Tree Hut Sugar Scrub - I stock up when Ulta has these on sale:smileyhappy:

Sexy Hair Tri Wheat Soy Leave in Conditioner - best detangler I've tried 

MAC Oil Control Lotion - it's cheaper & you get more product by buying 2 travel sizes than 1 full size:smileywink:

Huggies Cucumber & Green Tea Wipes - love these for wiping anything down or of my fave is feeling dirty on no makeup days

Equate Makeup Removing Wipes(Blue ones) - I love these way more than the Neutrogena brand! & you get 40 wipes for a couple bucks!

Living Proof Full Shampoo - I like how this left my hair feeling 

Living Proof Full Conditioner - I felt like my hair was uber volumized 

Deva Curl No Poo Shampoo - This stuff tamed yet defined my curls

Deva Curl One Condition - Left my hair curly and so soft:smileyhappy:

Deva Curl Ultra Definung Gel - Curls gone wild. In a good way:smileyhappy:

Origins Clear Improvememts - I love this stuff more than my GG SuperMud. & that's saying something!

Tarte Tarteguard - I like this stuff

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen - love this. May get the full size!

Murad Invisiblur - glad I got a deliver sample because I'm really liking!

Raulph Lauren Midnight Romance - Must buy full size! So good!

Sally Hansen Razor - always have these around. My sideburns and get a little wild...

 

Mehhhhs:

GlamGlow SuperMud - found someone I like more

Boscia Black Cleanser - I like, but I have a butt ton of cleanser to get through...

Huggies Orgional Wipes - I like the Cucumber & Grean Tea ones better

ELF High Definition Powder - meh 

UD All Nighter Spray - I love my DeSlick & Chill more

Prada Candy - Smells good, just don't love it 

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes - these leave a film on my eyes and burns. Equates are better for me. 

 

Absolutely Nots:

S&G Sugar Crush Body Buttercream - not in love with the scent

Avon Cucumber Melon Hand Sanitizer - it smelled okay, but I found it in the back of a drawer and decided to use it up. 

ELF Liquid Lipstick - kind of over these. Giving them to my nieces to use up. 

Victoria Jackson Brow Pencil - Nope nope nope. It's is super red based and made my brows look disgusting. 

Swisspers Cotton Rounds - falls apart  I love the White Cloud ones better but my BF bought the wrong ones. 

Miracle Skin Miracle Mud - burned like a MF. I think I might be allergic to something in this. 

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At least you thought the Prada Candy smelled good. It smells like old lady perfume on me. Even the Equate version of the Neutrogena wipes stung the crap out of my eyes. 

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And here I thought I was the only one who didn't like the sugar crush scent!

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My mom loves it, me not so much lol. 

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Yay for July Empties! 

 

LOVES: 

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FAB Dual Repair Serum and Eye Cream -alas, discontinued :smileysad:
Marc Anthony Beach Spray (works better for me than Bumble and Bumble, OGX, Tigi)
Boscia Tsubaki Overnight Mask (great intensive moisturizer when skin is super dry and for travel)
Origins Checks and Balances (Nice if you want a foamy cleanser, I use only when I am very oily)
Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner (will repurchase once I am done with the Beauty Blender liquid which was not worth the hype!)
OH Truth Serum (fades my dark spots well)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Serum (really want to try full size and I am not usually a Bliss fan)
Hask Argan Oil from Morocco Shampoo- might even replace my HG OGX argan shampoo
Gucci Guilty- want a full size for Christmas- loved!- other perfume samples I won't mention as they were forgettable

Likes

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Boscia Tsubaki Exfoliating Powder- love/hate with this. If I mixed the perfect amount of water with it I was in love, but often it just didn't mix up right
B&BW Coconut Vanilla Lotion (discontinued, just OK)
Eos mint (wish more Eos came with SPF and not just the yellow for that reason I have mostly switched to Fresh Sugar)
MDSolar- SPF 50 Mineral Cream (kind of gritty but absorbed well)

 

Not for me

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Jack Black All Over Wash (was fine but its a male-targeted product and smells like that)
Jack Black Face Buff (I only use chemical exfoliants for the most part, this was too harsh)
Sephora Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipe- didnt remove waterproof mascara. Had to tug a lot just to get off eyeshadow
Dr. Jart PoreMedic- too greasy and thick feeling for summer 
Dr. Jart Dis-a-pore- just not a great fit, too light
Matrix Biolage keratindose- ugh left my hair drier than it already is! awful
Benefit Poremedic- so glad I tried a sample before falling for the hype. Felt it did nothing
Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash- Too harsh on my skin, felt it was stripping

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Wow, I thought I had a lot of empties last month until I started scrolling through this thread.  None of these blew me away, in the 'must repurchase' sense.  The only full on no was the born this way foundation; technically it is not an empty.  I used the deluxe once and am throwing it away because it sucks for me.

 

Im really happy to be moving on to a new day and night cream, as well as a new day serum.

 

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I'm impressed by the empty Clinique pump.  I feel like I'm going to have mine until the next ice age.

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I have been anxiously working on that thing for-EVER!  

 

I have a few new day creams I've been waiting to try, but told myself I couldn't until I finished this.

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I have SO many empties this month!  I made it my goal to use as many foils as possible while I was traveling one week, so that helped a lot with my sample stash!

 

FAVES - Want more!

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Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel
Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner (this scent is just amazing)
L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm (love the scent and it totally helped my hair)
The Body Shop Body Milk in Moringa
The Body Shop Body Sorbet in Satsuma
Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash-Off
L'Occitane Amande Milk Concentrate (deluxe and foil)
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Fortune Cookie Soap Second Star to the Right
Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight
Dr. Jart BB Dis-A-Pore
Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia and Peony & Blush Suede (especially layered together!)
Lancome Genifique (x2)
Julep Luxe Repair Serum (worked wonders on a troublesome dry patch!)

LIKED - Would consider repurchasing

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Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
Bella Freesia Candle (not a ton of throw but gorgeous)
Two Good Scents scrub in Coffee Mocha
Yankee Candle - Mountain Lodge
Drybar Sake Bomb Shampoo & Conditioner (full sized + 3 foils each)
wen Sweet Almond Mint cleansing conditioner
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion
Illume Go Be Lovely perfume in Desert Tulip (doesn't last a long time but I loved the scent)
Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (these stung a bit at the end but wow they made an obvious difference)
pur minerals Wine Exfoliating Mask (very strong but I really liked the scent and feel)
Bath & Body Works PocketBac Sanitizer in Warm Vanilla Sugar
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (x3)
Living Proof Style Lab Satin Hair Serum (x2)
R+Co Shine Shampoo & Conditioner
Glamglow Supercleanse (x3)
NUDE omega cleansing jelly (x2)
Ole Henricksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser
Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil
Not Soap Radio body wash in Awash in a field of four leaf clover
L'Occitane Amande Shower Oil
Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber
pure DKNY drop of rose
Jimmy Choo Blossom
Dior J'Adore
Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine (paired super well with the satsuma body shop products!)
Glamglow Supermud (deluxe and foil)
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Sephora Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipe (I was impressed - good travel solution!)
Tony Moly Banana Hand Milk

OK/UNDECIDED - Would use again in a pinch, or need to keep trying

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Various Mary Kay Face/Eye Samples (x8) (I have a GIANT stash of these to work through, forget buying full size!)
Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes (better as a body refresher than a makeup remover)
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes (need to try again)
Therape soy candle in Lavender
IKEA tea lights (x4)
Living Proof Curl Conditioning Wash (not terrible, may have made my waves look better, want to keep trying)
Drybar Texas Tea Shampoo & Conditioner (need to try again)
Fortune Cookie Soap Shower Steamer in The Captain (smelled good, not sure it did much)
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo & Conditioner
Aveda Stress Fix Cleansing Oil
FAB Ultra Repair Cream (liked this better in winter)
Pantene Keratin Repair Shampoo
HASK Monoi Oil Shampoo & Conditioner (worked well, smell wasn't great)
Tarte Naturals powders (x2)
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil (x2) (liked better for hair than face)
Josie Maran Argan SPF (x2)
Prada Candy L'eau
CLEAN First Blush
Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciele (pretty, want to try again)
Wella Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixer
Tokyomilk Everything & Nothing hand creme
Escada Ocean Lounge EDT
Amore Pacific Dual Defense Eye Cream night
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair hair mask
Jack Black Double Header Shampoo & Conditioner

NOPE - The definite no's

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Eleven Protect Day Creme (just a weird texture, this one might actually be okay...)
L'Occitane Precious Cleansing Foam (HATED the smell)
Kiehls Rosa Arctica Eye (made my eyes burn)
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid (didn't do much and leaked easily)
Cotz Plus tinted sunscreen (hate tinted sunscreens)
Butter London Scrubbers (x3; used all three of these to remove one manicure!)
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir

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What are your thoughts on that Lush Argan Body Conditioner? I almost picked it up a few months ago but thought any moisturizing body wash or lotion would essentially be doing the same thing?

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Wow! Nice work!

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You did great. I have a foil of that BHA I was looking forward to trying. If it did not do much for you in that big size, the foil is probably going to be useless.

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I lost about 3/4 of it to leaking, so I wouldn't necessarily assume the foil is useless.  That said, I'm not about to pay to try it again!

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Yeah, I hate when containers are faulty. Even when they're samples, it makes me reluctant to buy the full size for fear it will have the same problem.

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I forgot to list out the names before filling in my reviews, so let me know if you have any questions.

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How was the deborah lippman?  I'm slowly testing nail remover wipes for travel...

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i got a sample of Cutex nail polish remover wipes that I love! They are thick, and easily took off polish from both hands with one wipe - I was impressed.

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I got a sample of those in a recent Target Beauty Box. I will try that next time I paint my nails. 

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