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 empties for November (late, I know...have been working on final projects) The pink in the top right is the bliss fatgirlcrub.empties november.jpg


Buying again:

Eyeko eyeliner

Ole Henriksen wipes (always)

Kate S. acne treatment

and the Amore Pacific moisturizer....eventually...when I can afford it.


Also here are the foil samples from November. I was inspired by the sample packet challenge and decided to keep count of how many I use a month.(http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/Sample-Packet-Challenge/m-p/678355#M12711)

foils november.jpgSeptember + October was 144 for me, and November adds 53 Smiley Happy

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This kind of makes me sad... so many great products, finished! (I hate finishing products that I love lol.)

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I think my eyes slightly bulged out of my head when I saw this post Smiley Very Happy (I know, incredibly attractive look for me, right?)


That is some serious accomplishment, keep it up! Any favorites/planned repurchases from the foils?

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I actually try to select foils of products I already use or have used already, and use them up before letting myself get back to the full-size stuff. That way I know I won't waste them. The few that I tried for the first time this month were the Naked foundation one, which was too dark for me. The guerlain foundation which was amazing and made my skin feel awesome...probably will buy when I run out of my current foundation. And the bagillion samples l'occitane sent me...most of which are nice, but not enough for me to switch what I am already using Smiley Very Happy

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Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub: HG body exfoliant. I just repurchased another. If you have keratosis pilaris  (odd red bumps typically found on arms) you should definitely give this ago.

Vaseline Spray & Go's x3: I wanted to try these for the looongest time. I bought them in the summer and they are a decent summer moisturizer. For the winter months I need something much more moisturizing. I used these last month at the gym after a shower. Works well if you don't have ages to wait for moisturizer to sink in. The cocoa one smells soooo good, like spraying desert all over yourself. I would consider repurchasing, just not now.

Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner: Not too impressed with this. I think it would work great for natural hair or hair that hasn't had too much done to it. For my chemically achieved blonde hair it didn't do much and after a while of using it my hair was left dull and lackluster. You also have to really make sure you wash it out. Double rinse, if not you're left with lovely crunchy hair.

Samples: Urban Decay Primer Potion (already own) & two perfume samples.

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Do you have to rub in the moisturizer? I was thinking of getting it for my back when my boyfriend isn't around & I don't feel like twisting in all directions trying to moisturize my back. 

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It says on the bottle you have to rub it in. However, on my back I just sprayed it on and let it sink in. It usually took about 2-3 minutes to fully dry. Smiley Happy

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Awesome! Thanks so much, I'm going to pick some up for winter. 

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Vaseline Spray & Go you do have to rub in.  But that stuff dries so fast!

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Yay skincare empties.....

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Ok I lied, the True Blue Spa stuff aren't empty, but they are almost done, I had them for a yr, and it's getting grody. Toss.

20131208_113604.jpgFINALLY I finished that gigantic bottle of not very moisturizing Nivea body lotion, honestly I just brought it cuz it says Lotus and I was curious. Boots Botanic mask feels great, but my face needs something more heavy duty. I'm not gonna miss Origins Perfect World spf25...and I have another unopened full size. =/

I started cleaning the Super by Perricone body serum bottle before remembering to take a picture, so I stuck the sticker back on to take the pic. =P

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I want to try the True Blue Spa masks!  I saw this and looked on the BBW online store but I can't find them. ):

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Nice!! Thoughts on Take A Deep Breath, Scrub Cream and Truth Serum? (the tiny orange one I think?)

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I like all of them. Philosophy take a deep breath is a nice gel moisturizer, light blue with a mild pleasant not very detectable scent. I have combo skin and it's great for summer, comparable to Clinique Moisture Surge.


The Clinique scrub cream was my stable for 5+ yrs. It's a thick creamy scrub with round beads so there's plenty of exfoliation but it's not abrasive. I do recommend using a cleanser afterward tho or else it leaves a residue. I still have an unopened tube left, but after this I think I'm going to move onto Laura Mercier face polish, which is similar but with smaller beads and doesn't leave as much of a residue.


Ole Henriksen truth serum is my stable. Whatever effect it's suppose to have is not drastic, it does hydrate a bit and brightens a bit overtime, but most of all it have a very runny gel texture that sinks in easily in my combo skin and leaves no residue behind (unlike some of the lotion-y serum that I can only use in the winter). In the summer I would use this, then moisturizer only on the dry area like the cheeks and forehead. =)

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Thank you!! Can always count on you to give great reviews on products <3 Smiley Happy

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I am so bad at this.  I threw away a few sample packets the other day and recycled an empty jar without even thinking about what I was doing until it was too late.  Smiley Sad

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So...I just kept tossing the empties into a rush basket and opening up a new one...now I'm almost done with all my drugstore bath products and need to find a new gentle bubble bath and decide if I want to mix my own salts...And get a big  crock and scoop for powdered milk. Baths, srs bsns. Smiley Very Happy


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Do the Aches and Pains salts really work? Cuz I could sure use these for after visits to the gym Smiley Very Happy

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That's exactly when I use them most. They do work for me. So do Epsom salts but these have other things in. I like 'em. 

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Cool, thanks for the reply!

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I am late with my empties this month! Too many work days in a row... but now I have a week of freedom!


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3 candles- getting closer to clearing out my massive candle stash before moving... Lemon Gelato, Lemon Meringue, and Toffee

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo- have used for a long time, might eventually repurchase, but I have lots to use up...

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment- pretty dang good, might repurchase

B&BW Rio Rumberry Shower Gel

Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask- this is a repurchase, have another in my stash

Jessica Simpson Fancy Perfume- HOLY CRIKEY A FULL SIZED PERFUME. Was very excited about this; have another of this in stash that I received as a gift. Regardless, I'll be celebrating this empty with purchasing Gucci Glamorous Magnolia and possibly a Tocca trio Smiley Very Happy

Korres Pomegranate Wipes- love these! Especially since they were $3 at TJ Maxx... will be stocking up if I see them in the future.

MUFE Pro Finish Powder Foundation- already purchased in Pink Beige for contouring

Paula's Choice Hydralight Tonerx3

FAB Ultra Repair Cream- liked!

REN Glycol Lactic Mask- purchased full size, using up minis first

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration- really liked! Smell isn't the greatest, but it fades fast. Have another identical size of this to use eventually.

Ulta Exfoliating Cotton Rounds

AmorePacific Future Response Cream- think this caused breakouts

Clinique Even Better Lotion x2

Becca Foundation

YSL Glossy Stain

Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara

Lancome Hypnose Drama- sorry guys, absolutely hated this. Will be giving another mini away in my next TSB box.

Anastasia Lash Genius- HOLY GRAIL. Already have another full sized and mini.

Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara- also HOLY GRAIL. Wanted to cry when I finished. Will repurchase when I no longer have a mound of mascaras waiting.


Yippee! Off to the recycling bin they go!


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So excited that it's December.


Because I finally get to trash all of my 2013 empties on 1 January!


Best/worst resolution ever.  I have a better idea of my legitimate consumption levels, and can better budget/stock up on some items.


Y'all... I've almost filled 13 gallon trash bag #2. Thank goodness I have lots of storage.  I would hate to be a hoarder. Ick.