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
Love (will repurchase)
Aveeno positively smooth shave gel
Dior Extase mascara
John Frieda dream curls
Lush Blazoned Honey
Liked (maybe repurchase)
Olay cleansing cloths
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
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!
Neutrogena Deep Clean make-up remover wipes
Colgate Prevident Booster Plus 5000
Kate Somervilla Exfolikate
Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector
Skinceuticals Phyto gel
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)
Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant serum
Clinique 3 step system
Liquid Face Wash (oily skin)
Paula's Choice Redness Relief
Darphin Age-defying dermabrasion
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
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
AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essense
Armani Fluid Sheer #2
BIC Razors pack
Oral B Ortho Brush Head 3 pack
Body Shop Shea Butter Soap
L'Occitane Arlesienne perfumed soap
Life Brand Orthodontic Flossers
I think I did pretty we this month
Tree Hut Sugar Scrub - I stock up when Ulta has these on sale
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
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
Deva Curl Ultra Definung Gel - Curls gone wild. In a good way
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...
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.
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.
Yay for July Empties!
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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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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.