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.
For things like palettes, if they are barely used some people sanitize and swap them with other people or include in one of the TSB's. For things like lip glosses that you can't exactly sanitize I usually try mixing with other colors I own to see I like it better or pass it off to my mom or sister. Typically I have been bad about throwing things away too but as my collection has grown I've realized it doesn't make sense to waste precious space on products I am realistically never going to use.
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Unless I despise something, I tend to finish it as well. I usually give away duplicates though, because I do not want to open something I hated the first time. What Lancome palette do you hate? Most Lancome palettes have a lot of shimmer (something I like), but I cannot think of any full of glitter (other than micro glitter which does not bother me) or fallout. I am finally starting to appreciate mattes a little more, but my heart still lies with shimmer.
Whoops, I forgot to post my empties for the past few months. Here they are.
BEST: Sephora Green Tea mask
WORST: Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Beso. I've come to realize that I just hate liquid lipsticks, so it was time to toss it.
BEST: L'oreal Miss Manga mascara
WORST: Nothing! June was an excellent month for using up favorites and staples, and I'll repurchase everything here.
BEST: Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. It took forever, but I finally used it up. I love how it warms when it comes into contact with water.
WORST: Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm. This one's a "worst" because there was a package defect, and the balm keeps falling out of the tube. Otherwise, I love this lip balm.
That green tea mask has been the only item in my loves list for a while. I want to use the other ones I bought before I purchase more, but I am glad to see it is worth the wait.
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Here's my first attempt at doing a monthly empties:
*not pictured = samples of Boscia detoxifying black cleanser & Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser
Love (will repurchase)
Aveeno positively smooth shave gel
Dior Extase mascara
John Frieda dream curls
Lush Blazoned Honey
Liked (maybe repurchase)
Olay cleansing cloths
Bosnia detoxifying black cleanser
Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser
Disliked (will not repurchase)
Maybelline the rocket mascara- too wet!
DevaCurl no-poo and conditioner- couldn't get past the smell
L'Oreal shampoo- nothing special
Laura Mercier- I threw this out because it was old and dried up
TreStique- nice color (bronze/gold), but very patchy, faded quickly, and creased
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Here are my July empties!
Neutrogena Deep Clean make-up remover wipes
Colgate Prevident Booster Plus 5000
Kate Somervilla Exfolikate
Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector
Skinceuticals Phyto gel
DDG Glow Pads
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream (I was probably the biggest skeptic of this cream but it works better than my other "cult" moisturizers)
Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant serum
Clinique 3 step system
Liquid Face Wash (oily skin)
Paula's Choice Redness Relief
Darphin Age-defying dermabrasion
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief
Benefit They're Real Remover (this was more a terrible only because I didn't like the texture)
Briogeo Dont Despair, Repair Mask
Makeup Forever Plexi-Gloss (I loved the finish and colours but hated the formula and feel)
L'occitane Shower Gel x2
L'occitane Shower Cream
Paula's Choice Dark Spot Eraser - 7% AHA lotion
Kiehl's Avocado eye cream
L'occitane Precious cream
Nivea Aqua Effect cleansing wipes - maybe it was a bad batch but mine were bone dry
Origins Checks and Balances - smelled like interior paint and broke me out so bad every time I thought I would give it another try
Eminence Red Currant Masque - so much bad in one foil, took my skin few days to recover from a less than 10 minute mask
MUFE Smokey Extravagant - really clumpy
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - holy angry breakout
AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essense
Armani Fluid Sheer #2
BIC Razors pack
Oral B Ortho Brush Head 3 pack
Body Shop Shea Butter Soap
L'Occitane Arlesienne perfumed soap
Life Brand Orthodontic Flossers
It's a non-hydroquinone based dark spot corrector and probably the first dark spot corrector I see make a difference. I didn't think it worked well for my one freckle I don't like but it did wonders with old acne marks when coupled with a chemical exfoliant.
I think I did pretty we this month
Tree Hut Sugar Scrub - I stock up when Ulta has these on sale
Sexy Hair Tri Wheat Soy Leave in Conditioner - best detangler I've tried
MAC Oil Control Lotion - it's cheaper & you get more product by buying 2 travel sizes than 1 full size
Huggies Cucumber & Green Tea Wipes - love these for wiping anything down or of my fave is feeling dirty on no makeup days
Equate Makeup Removing Wipes(Blue ones) - I love these way more than the Neutrogena brand! & you get 40 wipes for a couple bucks!
Living Proof Full Shampoo - I like how this left my hair feeling
Living Proof Full Conditioner - I felt like my hair was uber volumized
Deva Curl No Poo Shampoo - This stuff tamed yet defined my curls
Deva Curl One Condition - Left my hair curly and so soft
Deva Curl Ultra Definung Gel - Curls gone wild. In a good way
Origins Clear Improvememts - I love this stuff more than my GG SuperMud. & that's saying something!
Tarte Tarteguard - I like this stuff
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen - love this. May get the full size!
Murad Invisiblur - glad I got a deliver sample because I'm really liking!
Raulph Lauren Midnight Romance - Must buy full size! So good!
Sally Hansen Razor - always have these around. My sideburns and get a little wild...
GlamGlow SuperMud - found someone I like more
Boscia Black Cleanser - I like, but I have a butt ton of cleanser to get through...
Huggies Orgional Wipes - I like the Cucumber & Grean Tea ones better
ELF High Definition Powder - meh
UD All Nighter Spray - I love my DeSlick & Chill more
Prada Candy - Smells good, just don't love it
Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes - these leave a film on my eyes and burns. Equates are better for me.
S&G Sugar Crush Body Buttercream - not in love with the scent
Avon Cucumber Melon Hand Sanitizer - it smelled okay, but I found it in the back of a drawer and decided to use it up.
ELF Liquid Lipstick - kind of over these. Giving them to my nieces to use up.
Victoria Jackson Brow Pencil - Nope nope nope. It's is super red based and made my brows look disgusting.
Swisspers Cotton Rounds - falls apart I love the White Cloud ones better but my BF bought the wrong ones.
Miracle Skin Miracle Mud - burned like a MF. I think I might be allergic to something in this.
Great empties! Also a total reminder that skin is so individual because for me the GG Supermud works better than Origins Clear Improvement, but I mostly use Supermud as a spot treatment.