wendyomgwar

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.

rikkie

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This month I tried really hard to use up some of the million different samples I had lying around, I have a bad habit of hopping from one product to another and never finishing any of them so it was good to see how much room I can make just by using all those samples, haha. 

 

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- Philosophy Purity Wipes, these were nice and smelled good. I stocked up on Soap and Glory wipes a bit so I might repurchase these again after

- Nivea antiperspirant, repurchased in the scent I usually buy but they didn't carry it in Mexico so I bought this one

- POREfessional sample card, I accumulate samples of this faster than I could ever use it, I probably have six minis. 

- Urban Decay De Slick and All Nighter sprays, repurchased already. Thought these would last me until I was done in Canada, but I was wrong. 

- Nivea Free Time shower cream, repurchased. It smells so good, starfruit is delicious!

- Opti-Free Replenish contact solution, repurchased. It's been so sunny I've had no choice but to wear contacts almost every day or I will be blinded without sunglasses, haha.

- 4x Lancome Visionnaire packets, I bought like 20 of these on ebay because it was about 1/3 the price of buying a full size. It was an awesome deal. 

- Philosophy Cinnamon Buns sample, nice but I won't buy.

- Alterna Bamboo Shampoo sample, OMG. Will buy. I kind of fell into this thinking that nothing would make my hair look any better, so why spent any money on it, but I know there's a massive difference between drug store and higher end makeup and skincare, why didn't I realize hair would be the same??

- NARS Pore Refining Primer, I don't think this did anything for me.

- AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Creme, I still have loads of samples of this, but one day I just might shell out for it. I love it as a night cream.

- Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream, NO NO NO. This is the only thing I'm throwing away unfinished. I really hate the smell and I've given it lots of chances the past couple months, it makes me break out, and I don't think anything else did out of a zillion things I used this month. 

- AmorePacific Eye Complex, I don't think this did much for me. Won't buy.

- Boscia SPF 30 moisturizer, light, sinks in quickly, not greasy. Don't love it though, and I have lots of SPF to work through. 

- Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Water, smells really nice, gentle on the skin. Repurchased.

- Caudalie Beauty Elixir, refreshing, smells good, I don't find the plant derived alcohol drying at all to my skin, repurchased.

- Lancome SPF 30 moisturizer, see the Boscia one above

- Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream, I like this a lot, and the golden light reflecting particles are great for my dark circles. Will probably buy when I'm through samples.

- Caudalie Vinosource Eye Rescue, I liked the Premier Cru better.

- Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum, I liked this but I have lots of serum samples to use, so no need to purchase for now. 

- Stila Face the Day gel moisturizer, meh. Didn't love, didn't hate.

- Sephora Instant Moisturizer, I liked this more than I thought I would. Might pick some up at some point.

- AmorePacific SPF 30, I liked the oil free formula, but I'm well stocked on sunscreen for now. 

- Korres Greek Yogurt Sleeping Facial, I will probably buy this at some point. I have the Wild Rose for now though.

- Shiseido Advanced Super Restoring Cream, this is too much for my skin, even overnight it would still not be fully absorbed sometimes. Better if you have dry skin I bet. 

- Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish, I will repurchase this for sure, it smells like peach yogurt and it's a super scrubby exfoliator. 

- Cartier Baiser Vole sample, purchased already. I was running low on my EDT spray pen so I wanted to put off emptying it by using up this sample first. Luckily my mom decided she likes the scent on me better and gave me another spray pen, yay!

 

Plus all of these. Busy month!

 

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wendyomgwar

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Woah! This puts my little pile to shame lol, and that's a lot of deluxe samples I have so many to go through too, I want to finish all my opened jars first though. 

rikkie

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I realized I had a LOT of half used samples, as you can see. I didn't really want to haul them all around across the continent again with me, haha.

LadyInWhite

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Does it look like you'll be back in the US soon?

 

rikkie

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Should be less than three weeks, two and a half-ish if I'm lucky, but I swear everything that could go wrong has so far so I don't want to get my hopes up for a specific day. The days are going by soooo slowly!

wendyomgwar

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Yay :smileyhappy: I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

rikkie

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Thanks! I can use them, I'm just sitting here imagining everything that could possibly go wrong, haha.

jellybean917

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Wow, great work! Thanks for the mini-reviews on all those products as well. I probably would've been too lazy lol

crayzeeRN

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High five, Rikkie! That's some serious emptying you did this month :smileyhappy:

rikkie

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Every month will probably feel like a letdown in comparison now, hahaha. 

prosopon

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Wow! That is really impressive! 

violalea

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Would it be bad for your skin if you use too many products all together like that rikkie?

rikkie

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I only had a problem with the Bobbi Brown. That's it, everything else I just used until it was empty, for a day or two or a week or however long and then moved on and it was fine. I dunno. 

wendyomgwar

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IMG_20130831_022322.jpgI was too lazy to do this all in one post lol so here's the rest. 

Slatkin and Co candles (x2) one in Peach Bellini not sure about the other one... I love these candles nuff said lol. I also love cleaning out the jars and using them for whatever.

Certain Dri AM- may be weird to post this but this is my fav deodorant lol, I'm a sweaty girl and this helps keep me fresh and what not. 

Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner - throwing out, its just running really weirdly.

The Sacred Truth Fresh Face mask Lush- I got way more uses out of this one then  most, I liked it enough to maybe get another one lol.

Korres Body Butter in Guava - So proud of myself lol, this may be the first body lotion I've used up :smileyhappy: not repurchasing, so thick and heavy!

The Snowman Philosophy Shower gel - I really like this :smileyvery-happy: but I don't like that it has sulfates :smileysad: 

Josie Maan Argan Oil Hair Serum- this is heavier than just plain argan oil but I think its really sticky didn't like.

YSL Top Secrets Pro Removers - YUCK! So heavily fragranced and made my face sticky :<

Pangea Organics Facial Cleanser Australian Wild plum and willow - I really liked this! More cleaners to go through first though. 

Happy Birthday Beautiful! Philosophy shower gel - see other philosophy shower gel.

Soy Renewal healthysexyhair - I'm finding out I REALLY like hair oils lol, I really liked this one I have a couple more hair oils to use before I decide which one I will buy though. 

pores no more cleaner dr. brandt - bottle of lies! This did nothing for my pores, but its a good cleanser lol.

crayzeeRN

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I find it really funny that not only do we both still have the happy birthday philosophy shower gel, but we both decided to use it up in the same month :smileyvery-happy:

wendyomgwar

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Haha  I was thinking that when I saw your post :smileytongue:

prosopon

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I heard a lot of good things about the Healthy Sexy hair soy renewal spray so I bought a travel size one on sale at Ulta, but like you I have so many other things to use up that I haven't had a chance to try it yet! :smileysad:

wendyomgwar

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I have a ton of hair oils but I just decided to use it this month!

wendyomgwar

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IMG_20130831_022025.jpgLots of empties this month :smileyhappy:! I realized that ever since starting this thread I really try and finish something which is awesome and more reason to keep doing this lol. 

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Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum- this was really nice and I got like three uses out it! I have huge thick long hear so thats really good! 

Benefit Refined finish facial polish- I liked it but not more than Exfolikate.

Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash- meh it did the job and smelled nice

Boscia Oil Free Nightly Hydration- I liked it but I think this would be better for oily skin types. 

Boscia Oil Free Daily Hydration- Nice and light for when you feel like you don't need to much moisture

Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleaner- I really liked this!! It's on my loves list. 

Supersmile Whitening Accelerator - didn't see any difference

Yellow Diamond, Juicy Couture La Fluer, Juicy Couture - I liked them all! Lol, I already have a mini of Yellow Diamond, full sized La Fluer, and this sample reminded me how much I like Juicy Couture! I'll probably get the smallest size during FF

Lancome La Base Pro: It felt nice on my skin and did its job, but I don't think its any better then the Elf mineral primer

Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator- I can't remember lol, pretty sure it didn't do anything. 

prosopon

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Top row:

* Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Cream - okay, came in a set with the night serum I love. I actually did not use this on my face but on my neck.

* Crest 3D white - seemed to get my teeth whiter at first, but then plateau-ed rather quickly. Will not repurchase.

 

Middle row: 

* Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox bb cream - love, love, love. I have purchased a couple other bb creams to try, but I know I love this one and will go back. Right now I have branched out to mixing bb cream with my foundation.

* Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal mask - I had real high hopes for this, maybe I need to try one more sample (use it for a little longer) before nixing it. I tried it on my T-zone area and I did not really notice any difference in my pores.

* Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream - love this! Very cheap (less than four dollars), the fragrance free is better than the original, I have already purchased two full sized tubes.

* Caudalie premier cru eye cream - I purchased the full size before I finished the sample, it was very hydrating (but not too hydrating where I am left with oily under eyes) and though it was very expensive, it has lasted me almost a year, I probably will not repurchase only because I am looking for bigger and better improvements in my eye area.

* Opti-Free Replenish solution - free from eye doctor, geez the solutions are so expensive nowadays!

* Simple eye makeup remover - seemed to irritate my eyes, still looking for the perfect eye makeup remover

 

Bottom row:

* Mary Kay Timewise age fighting eye cream - okay, just trying to get through samples I have accumulated.

* Whish deoderant swipe - got in my birchbox, it is a neat idea, the scent has a fresh flowery smell, it actually worked in keeping me dry on a hot day, and I guess you pay for convenience, right now I can not afford convenience for my arm pits!

* LA Fresh Instant body smoother wet wipe - I liked this, it is like a refresher on a day (or time) when you get a little sweaty and cannot get into the shower. Better than a handi-wipe because it does not dry you out, will definitely purchase.

wendyomgwar

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Some interesting samples there! 

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