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.
You might want to try a butcher's knife since they are usually taller, it SHOULD be less likely for you to get cut.
BUT I have to add this disclaimer, all advice given is a mere suggestion.. I will not be responsible for any loosened digits.
I have used almost everything on your list even the cream your dermatologist prescribed you mine did too! Lol
Its crazy I found myself agreeing with everything you said lol.
I'm waiting until the month is over to post mine! Lol
My empties from Jan/Feb-April. I wasn't planning on doing it for that long, I was just trying to see how long it would take me to fill up a large sephora bag.
This month I'm still focusing up on finishing body-care, because I have a LOT and I want to narrow it down to a smaller, more reasonable amount of products.
You ladies have inspired me to use up all these half empty products I had!
These are my empties for April.
La mer Creme de la mer: terrible fillers but it does get the job done for when my face is acting up or extremely dry. Won't be purchasing it again.
Sunshine spa organics herbal salt scrub lavender: I love this! I purchased it at a spa and haven't looked into where I can buy this. Only downside is my shower gets so oily I have to be extra careful not to slip. Will purchase it after finishing all my other scrubs.
Chanel firming and rejuvenating cream: crazy expensive and not worth it. Pass
Bliss fatgirl scrub: Ok. Just another scrub in my stash that needed to be used up.
Bobbi Brown eye make up remover: Just meh nothing special.
Clarins gentle make up remover: Terrible. Worst eye make up remover I've ever used! I'm a big fan of Clarins but this was such a miss.
Ren comfort milk cleanser: Ok nothing special
Ren ultra moisture day cream: Made me break out.
Laura Mercier eyebrow powder: Love this!
Fresh soy face cream: Good for when I don't need too much moisture.
Rexaline eye cream: Pass. not hydrating and didn't notice any difference.
Loreal Expert absolute repair conditioner: Great for severely damaged hair
VS sheer love body splash: I'm not a fan of body splash but I like using it before going to bed.
Mac tranquil cleansing oil: Good purchased it mainly for traveling. The clear one is much better.
Caudalie Vinosource eye cream: Moisturizing but didn't wow me.
Dior mascara: Not my favorite. Seperate lashes well but no length or volume.
Jack Black hand lotion: Love this will repurchase once I finish my hand cream stash.
Pai skiing brightening scrub: Gentle and leaves a glow after I used it.
YSL mascara: My favorite! already repurchased
C.O. Big elbow lip scrub: Good leaves my lips baby soft
wet tissue: Picked this up on my last trip to Japan. I love the way this smells it's gentle and alcohol free.
Biore eye mask: Love this! De puffs and brightens the eyes In 10 minutes!
Secret clinical strength deodorant: I work out everyday and this keeps me from being stinky or overly sweaty at the gym.
Body Shop vitamin C: This was good but I've used better vtamin C products in the past so won't repurchase
NYC bronzer: this was a guerlain dupe. I loved the color but staying power is not the best.
john masters green tea and rose hydrating serum: Good but I prefer my Caudalie serum.
I agree on the Secret Clinical Strength. It works better than anything else I've tried. I have always wanted to try La Mer Creme de la mer. Too bad you did not like it, but I am glad to read that, honestly. It will save me some money for now.
I simply can't live without this! I know it's suppose to be terrible for you but nothing else has ever worked this good for me! I can even skip deodorant all together in winter months it's amazing!
La Mer is ok. I started using it when I was 18, totally unnecessary, I've gone through 3-4 of these. I used their face wash, the lotion, the serum, the eye cream and the body butter. In my opinion the only thing worth a splurge is their body butter. It's very rich and moisturizing but I much prefer other $ options! Also, there's nothing special about this face cream no brightening effects, not anti-aging. NADA!
Loved: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown (will repurchase)
FAB ultra repair cream x2 (already repurchased)
Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminizer (using up some other stuff, but if I don't find an HG in those I'll go back to this one)
YSL Touche eclat in B50 Beige (Loved the feeling and coverage, but this was a WAY wrong shade. Need to try out in the correct shade)
Neutral: Honey Marc Jacobs
Biore pore strip
Philosophy Loveswept perfume
Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Dislike: Korres Vitamin E Face Primer (felt too much like a moisturizer to me and didn't notice a difference with my makeup)
OH restorative anti-aging oil (I hated the smell and the orange tint it gave my face AND the sink)
Loved: Soap and Glory Clean on Me (HG, love love love it! Have multiple back ups, but trying to use up my minis and other half used bottles)
Neutral: Bare Minerals Stroke of light (Color was good, but it was very thin and didn't provide a lot of coverage)
Flora by Gucci (this was nice)
Dislike: SkinVie Age defying lotion (got from a birch box, weird smell, didn't do anything for me)
L'Occitan Amande Shower oil (This was too weird, I need suds in the shower!)
Loved: Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle (LOVE LOVE LOVE already have a backup this makes my ends stay so soft)
Neutral: Garnier Fructis Pure clean fortifying shampoo (it did the job it was meant to do and smelled nice)
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Be loyal (Loved the smell, thinner than I thought it would be)
Boots Extracts Coconut body butter (LOVED the smell, but was just another random body butter to me)
Venus Razer (No idea why this was in my empty bag, but it was so it's in the pic )
LUSH Ice Blue soap (Love the smell. Love the icy feeling, but I love suds in the shower and this didn't give any )
Dislike: Bonne Bell Lip D'Votion (Thank goodness this is gone! Had it forever. Did nothing for me. Very sticky)
hi I peeped a glance at the wallflower you had an empty of,I love those! My fave one is the sensual amber one from bath & Body Works my other fave scent from bath & body works is twilight woods. just sharing faves from one bath and body fan to anther.
I think this is my biggest empties month yet!!
Fekkai Shea Butter Conditioner- smells DIVINE
B&BW Pink Grapefruit Anti-Bac Soap
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
B&BW Fresh Cotton Wallflowers
Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet- slightly too oily for my skin, won't repurchase but excellent product
Bare Minerals Stroke of Light- LOVED, would repurchase for summer/tanner skin usage, but in my pale months this color isn't quite light enough
Origins Mega Mushroom Mask- loved! You can put this on and actually walk around the house and forget about it! Really comfortable mask, very hydrating.
The Balm Put a Lid on It Eyelid Primer- great primer, still prefer NARS or Benefit over this so far.
Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
REN Micro Polish Cleanser- love how creamy yet exfoliating this is, the smell not so much.
Fekkai Shea Butter Hair Mask
PTR Mega-Rich Body Lotino & Shower Gel
Soap & Glory Vit C Facial Wash- this was apparently discontinued?
Lea Journeau Hydra-Riche Conditioner
Arangara Olive & Rose Body Lotion
MOX Botanicals Lip Butter
Body Shop Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash
Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner and Moisture Serum- not fond of the smell
Korres Mascara- I think this dried out
Origins Vita-Zing- too dark for me
Body Shop Vit C Eye Reviver Duo
Clinique Take the Day Off- fabulous at removing face makeup, not so great at eye makeup- plus, this would get onto the surface of my eyes and cause blurry vision for about an hour afterward.
L'Occitane Divine Cream- good moisturizer, slightly too greasy for me, definitely not worth the price tag.
Body Shop Vit C Skin Boost- caused breakouts
Smashbox Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer- whiteheads literally within a few hours of putting this on. EEEEK
REN T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid- breakouts!
REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Cream- too greasy for my skin
Just mentioning the ones that stood out:
NARS Eyeshadow Primer- very nice! Still can't figure out my #1 eyeshadow primer, but this is definitely a contender
Caudalie Hydrating Serum- great, great product. If it had more dark-spot reducing potential, would purchase.
Caudalie Radiance Serum- again, great product but lacked the dark-spot reducing I was looking for. Thankfully the Caudalie Anti-Aging serum does, will probably buy that when my stash runs out.
Clarins Double Serum- ick ick ick greasy mess! This has SO MUCH mineral oil in it, gross!
Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter- this was very luxurious and thick and non-greasy. Wasn't a very appealing scent to me though, would buy if there were some different scent options.
Tata Harper Rejuvingating Serum- could not get past the terrible smell of this stuff. Sadly the scent lasts a long time too.
Kat Von D Makeup Remover Wipes- nice and thick, lots of moisture but stung my eyes like a MOTHER.
I think you hit the nail on the head with the Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet. It is taking me a while to get through the sample I am currently using, because it just does not sooth my skin type. I do find it moisturizing (even though it is light) on my dry skin (which is usually very dry). I have combination skin though, so I do not like the way it feels on my oily skin.