Empties

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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It's been a while since I've posted on this thread. Every month I take a picture of my empties and every month I struggle with getting BT to upload my pictures... Smiley Happy

So I'll just write them out instead.

 

September/October

Loves

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amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
Cover|Fx Illuminating Setting Powder in 01 Light
simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes
Chanel Le Blanc de chanel multi-use illuminating base
Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
Harvey Prince Eau so Divine Parfum

Likes

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YSL Souffle (2 eclat) Finishing Veil
Glamglow Glowgetter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
the Balm Blush in Frat Boy
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
nelson Moisture Healing hair mask
Secret Outlast 48 hour deodorant
simple Cleansing facial wipes

Meh

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Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Dat Moisture Defense Lotion
Bobbi Brown Skin smoothing pore perfector

 

Nope

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Trader Joe's Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover Towelettes

 

November

Loves

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Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye pads
Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment

Likes

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Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Lavender Citrus
MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation in NW13

Meh

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fresh Rose Face Mask

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Loves

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Likes

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Strongly disliked

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Loves

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Farmacy skin dew: does set and is super refreshing. as others have said though, the DS sprayer is junk.

Dr. Jart tiger grass: need heavier cream for winter and this does it without feeling heavy or clogging! 

Dr. Jart cipicair: same ^

Diorshow mascara base: makes mascaras that look horrible on their own look good enough to use and awesome mascaras that much better. No more tossing DS! 

Caudalie sorbert: too light for winter use but great for if I'm doing my routine early and will use a night cream later or need less. 

Verb ghost oil: I'm SO sad this is here. I used it 3x and then it dumped in my carry-on baggie (which I'm grateful for because had it not been for the ziploc, it would have been more mess). This isn't a traditional oil but more like a light shine oil for me, which is perfect! It doesn't absorb like other oils but is a light, layerable and lasting shine! I am super picky about hair products and I'll be purchasing!

PTR un-wrinkle turbo: I'm still on the fence.. I can't say I saw major improvements. But, it didn't break me out and I don't look worse over the 4 months I've been using. Unfortunately I just finished this a couple days ago so I can't say anything a couple weeks out from stopping use.

Guerlain maxi lash: Looks amazing even by itself. 

 

 

 

Likes:

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I'd use any again but wouldn't purchase.

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I really thought I loved the farmacy mask after taking it off but a couple hours after use no changes and nothing in the morning. There's other things that do so much more for me.

 

No

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Ahava hand cream was too strong scented for me.

Que Bella eye patches irritated my not sensitive skin.

Body wash smelled like bathing in artificial sugar. Gross

PTR peel-x.. I think it was just peeling itself. Gimmicky?

 

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I must try that my little pet eye patch!   Soooo cute!  

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My favorite day of the month! This has been my best month so far collecting empties.

Loves

 

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Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Spray - love the smell, works well for my hair
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover - only eye makeup remover I'll use. Liquid removers irritate my eyes, this is perfect
Stella Stella McCartney body lotion - smells soo good
Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying pressed powder - use it every day to set my face and get rid of the greasies. Love it!
Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil - great for removing makeup, my skin felt so clean
Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee - more of a like than a love, but I forgot it in my likes picture. Decent moisturizer. Would use again but probably not purchase
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - love using it as a morning serum
Philosophy Raspberries and Cream 3-in-1 - one of my favorite scents of theirs
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 0.5 - love it as a light foundation. Always use on light makeup days or mix with other foundations to avoid a cakey look
GlamGlow SuperMud mask - my pores always look so good after this mask!
Urban Decay Virgin eyeshadow - I really cleared this pan out, lol. Love it as a highlight, or all over - perfect shade for my skin tone
Redken Pillow Proof - good for air drying hair - speeds the process up a little bit without adding weight
Klorane dry shampoo for dark hair - one of my new favorite dry shampoos. Really works well for me
ABH Brow Wiz in Caramel - must-have for brows
Kat Von D Tattoo liner - only black liner I'll use. Will buy this forever
Sabon Body Scrub - forgot this in the first picture. This is one of my favorite products of all time. Makes my skin softer than anything I've ever used, and the Patchouli Lavender Vanilla scent is SO good.

Likes

 

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Matrix Oil Wonders Shampoo and Conditioner
Number 4 Restore and Repair Hair Oil
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging cleansing gel
Philosophy Almonds and Cream 3-in-1
Dr. Brandt Ferulic and Retinol Overnight Serum
Estee Edit Flash lip gloss
Josie Maran Argan Finishing Balm
Urban Decay B6 spray
Loreal Everstrong Thickening conditioner
Caudalie Divine Oil
Ole Henriksen Clean Truth face wipes
Amika Nourishing Hair Mask
IGK 30,000 Feet Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Vasanti Brighten Up exfoliator
SuperGoop Hand Cream
Perfectly Posh Oh Snap hand cream
Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm
La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion
Les Couvents de Minimes Gardener's Hand Healer lotion
Algenist Genius cleanser
Dionis Water Flowers and Sea Salt hand cream
Soap and Paper Factory hand cream
Ahava hand cream
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask
Korres Greek Yoghurt face wipes
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
Rahua Conditioner
Beaver Repairing Shampoo
Madame CJ Walker Pre-Wash Protein Treatment
Milk Makeup Micellar Water face wipe
Skin Inc Ceramide serum
Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon body wash
Alterna Caviar Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Didn't Like

 

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Pureology Cleansing Conditioner - not for my hair type. Used once and it made my hair crazy greasy (even more than usual, lol).
Marula Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes - had to wash my face twice after using one of these. Didn't take off any makeup, just covered my face in oil.

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I love, love, love the Sabon scrubs! 

 

So many great empties!

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Thanks! Sabon has a lot of good products, but the scrubs really are the greatest!!

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My November Empties:

 

Skincare:

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I loved the Tatcha Water-Gel Moisturizer (I will purchase a full-sized for summer but it's not enough hydration for the winter months) and Cane + Austin exfoliating pads.
I ordered a sample of Vitners Daughter from The Detox Market and wasn't impressed but it's likely I didn't use enough (I spread the sample out over several uses when it was likely the amount for one use). 
I didn't notice a difference with the full-sized PTR Unwrinkle serum but it did work well with my makeup. 

 

Masks:

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I usually don't notice much of a difference with these (but I enjoy the boost of hydration) however the Karuna and Skinfood Propolis and Bee Venom stood out as making my skin feel brighter. 

Makeup:

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I liked both foundation samples and purchased full-sized versions - Hourglass and Josie Maran Vibrancy. 
I liked the Besame powder (lovely light vanilla scent) and UD blush. 

Body:

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The EO shower gel and Deep Steep lotions are regular purchases for me - both are relatively natural and with lovely scents.
I purchased a sample of May Lindstroms The Good Stuff from The Detox Market and I loved the scent - this will be a full-sized purchase eventually. 
I enjoyed all 3 foil samples - they each had a lovely scent (yet didn't cause a fragrance-related headache). 

 

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I finished a PTR unwrinkle turbo this month and feel the same you do with the un-wrinkle. No better but more importantly no worse! I agree it was light and layered well with things though. Have you started a new product in place of it?

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We had so many similar empties this month. Smiley Happy I switched to a vitamin C serum in the AM (I am finishing a Murad and then switching to an Odacite) and am using a variety of serums (including samples that I want to use up) in the evening - I have samples of Algenist, Fresh and full-sizes of May Lindstrom Youth Dew and several Leahlani serums. What serum(s) are you using now? 

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@JoannaMarieC Yes we did! I loved the hourglass foundation too and traded for more foils of it. I don't wear a lot of foundation so that should go a long way for me hopefully.

 

I'll be interested to see what you think of may lindstrom! I tried fresh samples a couple times and it was an okay for me. I am bouncing around with them also. I tried lancome genifique and liked it until it broke me out. I have DS of sheisedo concentrate (working on now and like so far), caudalie vinosource, bioeffect, and perricone MD. I am also working on a Dr. Brandt glow serum at work.

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Ahh, you reminded me that I have a few deluxe-sized samples of Vinosource serum! 

 

I have been using May Lindstrom products for a bit now, just not consistently (because I am trying to use up my sample stash and also because I keep buying more skincare). I really enjoy her products - they contain lovely ingredients and everything has the most wonderful scent which makes my AM and PM routines feel like a luxurious, relaxing time. My one concern is that my skin is a bit on the dry side due to it being colder weather - it feels like it needs lots of moisture and water-based products but her serum and balm are oil-based and don't seem to be quite enough. Having said that, they are still favorites and a part of my routine but I just need to layer them with water-based products. You should think about trying her line - I initially ordered samples from The Detox Market before committing to full-sizes. My favorites are Problem Solver, Honey Mud, Blue Cocoon and Good Stuff. 

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I've gone onto detox market probably a dozen times for ML samples and talked myself out of samples because I have so much to use up! My skin is also really dry, once winter breaks hopefully I'll have used up some things and can try it out on it's own! Thanks for the nudge Smiley Happy

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I'm quite jealous that you live close to a Detox Market! Every time they have an email about an in-store event I silently weep! Smiley Wink

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Absolutely loved:

Evercos sheet masks

Benton snail bee mask 

Kanebo Kate lash primer (my last one from stockpile...)

Clinique superbalm: HG lipbalm 

Clinique cleansing balm

Holika Holika aloe shower gel: bought this by mistake, thinking I was getting the aloe gel--best mistake ever Smiley Happy

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Love all the empties.  Looks like you used quite a few sheet masks.  Also, the pattern on that tube (hand cream?) looks so pretty.

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September and October empties. We were traveling so I took this chance to request samples wherever we went and tried tons of new products. Found a lot of new loves and holy grails!

 

Loves

 

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Indifferent

 

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Foundations 

 

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Wow!  Love this.  That is SO many samples.  How many stores did you visit to get such a big haul!  Were you able to completely leave skincare and cosmetics at home because of these samples.  If so I bow down to you because that is pretty resourceful!

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Whoa!! So many samples! Good for you Smiley Happy

 

and I really hope they're phasing out those clear clamshells because they leak!!

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Indifferent nothing wow

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Great candle empties as always. ;-)