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.
This month was a pretty good month for me in terms of empties. I definitely discovered quite a few favorites:
Sephora Soft Cotton White Pads -- I absolutely love these things and always have a backup
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream -- Fantastic cream! It's really hydrating and I'm thinking of getting the full-size
Whish exfoliating body wash -- It's okay; not worth the price tag though
Chantecaille Magnolia, Jasmine, and Lily Healing Emulsion -- I love everything and anything Chantecaille. I already purchased the full-size of this.
Evolve ultra-shine moisture conditioner -- meh...not impressed
Stila Waterproof liquid eyeliner -- my favorite eyeliner. Already re-purchased.
Anastasia Brow wiz -- used to like this but I recently discovered the Kevyn Aucoin brow pencil and it's so much better
Per-fekt brow gel in clear -- did not like much, it's too clumpy.
J'adore perfume -- simply divine
Egyptian Magic cream -- gross, it was so thick and sticky
Philosophy full of promise for eyes -- it was okay but I will probably not buy it because it's not worth the price tag
Boscia bright white mask -- worked like a charm but I have too many face masks to justify buying a full-size of this
Kiehl's super multi-corrective cream -- the smell was a little too intense for me
Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil -- I'd never used a cleansing oil before and was quite impressed; it cleans really well
Omorovicza thermal cleansing balm -- I really loved this but it's wayyy too expensive =(
Kate Somervile Cytocell -- the smell is a bit weird so I probably won't purchase
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel -- these things kind of sting but they didn't break me out. I'm not sure if I saw any improvements in my skin
Tocca Cleopatra -- Nice but not worth the price tag
Korres 24-Hour Brightening Cream -- I already own the full size of this and love it
Dior Capture Total Multi-Perfection Concentrated Serum -- so lightweight and moisturizing but it's expensive. Maybe I will repurchase during the November sale...
That's it for this month. All in all, I liked most of the products =D
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
You know it's a good month when it takes two photos to fit everything in!
More of my candle collection: White Barn Cotton (loved!) Yankee Candle Tarts in Juicy Apple and Sweet Strawberry (mmmm)
Tresemme Rejuvenating Mud Masque- not impressed. Won't repurchase
Ulta Exfolating Cotton Rounds
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes- love, own a bazillion backups
Clearasil Daily Oil Control- used up as acne body wash, didn't help
Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Lotion
Caudalie Cleansing Water- OBSESSED WITH. Definitely repurchasing during Nov sale
B&BW Shower Gels in Lemon Vanilla and Orange Sapphire- love both of these scents!
Maybelleine Great Lash Mascara
Model Co LashXtend Mascara
Stila Waterproof Volumizing Mascara- not very waterproof.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Spot Treatment- good, would consider repurchasing
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask- LOVED. Repurchasing in Nov
Korres Greek Yogurt Overnight Facial- sorry ladies, hated this. Stung after exfoliating and didn't really moisturize
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
Tarte Amazonian Clay Double Detox Facial- not a fan of these heavy clay masks
Stila Liquid Luminizer in Pink Shimmer- LOVE. Own a backup already.
Living Proof Nourishing Style Cream x3- smells amazing, not impressed though
B&B Gentle and Thickening Shampoo/Conditioner
Carol's Daughter Monoi Shampoo/Conditioner
Hello Flawless x2
Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
Zirh Alpha- Hydroxy Face Wash
PTR CC Cream
MUFE Pro-Finish Powder- also used for contouring and considering repurchasing
PTR Camu Camu Serum- loved, smells amazing, but too expensive for me
OH Sheer Transformation- loved, definitely repurchasing in Nov
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Sephora Ultra-Smoothing Primer
NARS Pro Prime
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation
I tend to exfoliate every other day regardless of the product I'm using- have had some bad experiences with my face getting angry! I really liked the Suki exfoliator! Was surprised by how long the little jar actually lasted, and it smelled great. What stops me from repurchasing, however is the fact that it exfoliates with sugar. Sugar has sharp edges and therefore can create micro-tears all over your face and making bacteria very happy to move on in. I stick with purchasing exfoliators with round particles (and definitely made sure to scrub with this product very gently).
The Porefessional I'm kind of mixed on- while I like the smoothing effect it has on my skin/pores, I feel it makes liquid foundation easier to slide/transfer off my skin. Haven't tried it with my powder foundation oddly enough.
The Philosophy I really liked! Nice smooth texture, pleasant smell and definitely helps with acne. I've got another tube of DDF's Salicylic Acid Treatment to use- I'm trying to figure out which of the two of these works better. DDF is definitely better price/oz but I'd be happy to repurchase the Philosophy if it works better
This month was pretty lacking in the empties arena. I had been posting twice a month (once in the middle, once in the end). I had nothing the middle of September!
- First Aid Beauty body wash - I did not care for the smell
- Clinique All About the Eyes Rich - it was okay, still looking for my HG eye cream
- Whish exfoliating body wash - smells great but the price and exfoliating factors can be easily matched or bettered.
- Yes to Cucumbers makeup removing towelettes - my favorite, I only have one more pack left.
- OLE Henriksen invigorating night gel - love this, kind of burns but it does not make my face red and reactive, actual make my face smoother and clearer
- Redken Body Full volumizing spray - got it with a shampoo and I liked it, will probably repurchase after I go through other product I currently have
- Tarte Smooth operator finishing powder - took me forever to get through this deluxe sample, made my face a little too white cast, will not purchase
- Clinique redness solutions powder - did nothing for me
- Olay total effects 7 CC cream - I only got to use this twice and I liked it (coverage, some moisture) thinking about purchasing after I go through other product
- Gud body lotion in pearanormal activity - hated the smell!
- MUFE smokey lash mascara - nothing to write home about
- Hanae Mori HM - liked the smell, strong yet wearable, husband liked as well.
Sorry this was so long!
I love both, had new ones waiting for me before I even finished these because I couldn't go without. The off your face pads were on sale, so I got a bunch for phys ed. an the gym. But the OH ones smell amazing, and I swear they make my skin feel better instead of just cleaning my makeup off.
PTR Correction pads seriously reduced any acne I was getting from my germy phone and all my stress. And they've replaced toner for me in the morning. They're awesome but I scrub too hard sometimes and look like I fell on my face, lol. <3
Awesome, thanks for replying I've had the PTR Pads on my Love list for a couple weeks, definitely going to try them during the November sale! Going to consider the OH Wipes too
I'm excited i have empties!!!!!
Nexxus YSerum Restore Shampoo- I also finished the Conditioner awhile back and i hate them both. I will most likely not use Nexxus again.
Dermorganic Hair Masque- I still have the Shampoo and i do like them but not enough to rebuy them.
Macadamia Natural Moisturizing Rinse- Not a huge fan of this or the Shampoo!! I'll stick to using only the Masque, Oil, And cream from this brand.
Alterna Luminous Shine Shampoo- I'm not sure how i feel about this or the conditioner, The smell is alittle weird to me, it's not something i would use again.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti Frizz Conditioner- I felt like this and the Shampoo were really thick. I wasn't a fan the very first time i used them. But i started to like the conditioner on it's own after a few uses. If it was on sale i might buy it.
Murad Clarifying Cleanser- Uhm if you know me, it's a no brainer.... I LOVE this cleanser!
PTR Anti Aging Cleansing Gel- It's alright, I've got another bottle of this lying around i'll get around to using it sometime, but i wouldn't buy it again.
Sephora by OPI Nail polish remover- Gets the job done fast and easy. I will most likely buy it again when i run out of what i currently have
GlamGlow Super Mud- No way would i repurchase. I went though that tiny thing wayyyyy too fast. And didn't do anything significant
MUFE Aqua Cream in 13 Warm Beige- I used half and it dried up so i'm counting it as empty cause it's useless. But not a fan. I bought it cause a MUFE MUA used it on me but it just didn't work when i tried and creased most the time.
Tarte Maracuja Oil- I hate the way it smells, doesn't do anything that my Argan oil doesn't do.
so I finally started USING some of my samples rather than just staring at them. I recently got a new shower head filter and some mineral/chlorine remover treatments for my hair... I've had a bunch of products that worked great but then would stop so tons of half used bottles... now that I have the new stuff I am revisiting old favorites and realizing what I've been missing. I realllly love the organix moroccan argan oil line. I've tried some pretty pricey ones but none give me the results these ones did. i just finished up a hair oil and a hair mask. totally going to be a rebuy once i finish all of my other stuff... those hair build up removers were a miracle! i finished up the pantene overnight miracle treatment... will not buy... i always get sucked into commercials... everyone was raving about it... now the loreal total repair line actually lived up to the hype... the new repair stuff from pantene has been blah. and lastly i dunno if these really count as an empty... lol... from my millions of orders i had 5 of the urban decay lipstick samples and i cannot stand open little foil packets and figured it'd go bad or dry out or get wasted... so i melted them down into 4 26mm pans and popped them in my lip palette... lol 5 of each color is the perfect fill amount in case anyone was wondering!