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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I think this is my biggest empties month yet!!


Loved/Might repurchase:
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 :smileyhappy:

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.


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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.


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I truly wish Caudalie would come out with a very lightweight, hydrating but not oily moisturizer, because I adore their products!


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I don't know why it took me so long to say congrats on all your empties - you did some serious work this past month! I'm impressed with how many full size/deluxe size products you went through!


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What kind of hair do you have? I've been dying to try the Fekkai shea butter mask :smileyhappy:

I'm inspired by all your empties! :smileyhappy:


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I hated that Fekkai shea butter mask so much that it took me over a year to finish it.  Really, I should have chucked it after 2-3 uses.


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I've got unruly curly hair/ringlets! The line smells absolutely amazing!


And thank you! It's very satisfying to get rid of a shoebox + full of items every month, reassures me that I'm actually working through my stash :smileyhappy:


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I just used my Kat Von D make Up remover's tonight I agree with everything u just said about them nice & thick with moisture however they burned my eyes like evil lasers!!!


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Yeah, very disappointing :smileysad:


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My Empties for May, 2014:


  • Boscia: Self Defense Moisture (sample)
  • Bumble & Bumble: Surf Cream Rise (Sample) x2
  • Bumble & Bumble: Surf Cream Shampoo (Sample) x2
  • Chloé: Chloé Eau de Parfum (sample)
  • Coach: Signature Perfume (Mini)
  • Dolce & Gabbana- dolce  (sample card)
  • Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (Sample)
  • Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Soak, Lavender (full-size)
  • Elizabeth & James nirvana black for her perfume spay (sample)
  • E.L.F.: makeup remover pen (Full-size) 
  • Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment (Mini)
  • fresh: black tea eye cream (sample)
  • Gucci: Guilty Perfume (Sample)
  • Gucci:  Premiere Perfume Spray (sample)
  • Juicy Couture: Juicy Couture Perfume spray (sample)
  • Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer (Sample)
  • Kat Von D: Unlock it makeup remover wipes (sample) 
  • Kat Von D: Sexer Lighting Lip gloss (discontinued) (full-size)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner (Sample)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (Sample)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day: 5-in-1 Styling Treatment (Sample)
  • L'OCCITANE: hand cream (mini)
  • L'Occitane: Body Cream Ultra Rich (sample)
  • L'Occitane: Milk Concentrate (Sample)
  • Lush: Bohemian Bar Soap (full-size)
  • Marc Jacobs: Daisy perfume spray (Sample)
  • Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo (Full-size)
  • NYX - Retractable Lip Liner, Nutmeg (full-size)
  • Ole Henriksen: Express the Truth creme, with red tea (Sample)
  • Olivia Care Natural Olive Oil Mandarin Bath Soap (Full-size)
  • Organix: Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo (full-Size) 
  • Origins: Incredible Spreadable Ginger Scrub (sample) 
  • Sephora Collection: Green Tea Body Wash Capsule (mini)
  • Softsoap: Body Butter coconut scrub body buff wash (Full Size)
  • Tory Burch - Tory Burch Perfume Spray (Sample)
  • Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb (sample)



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April Empties :smileyvery-happy:




GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment

Sephora Sample: PTR Gentle Complexion Pads (LOVE!!! Kept skin clear + smell like peach bellini!)

Sephora Sampe: Fresh Rose Mask

Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Moisturizer (Really liked it, light but moisturizing)

Philosophy Time in a Bottle Serum

Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter

Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream (Loved)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Ash Blonde (Obsessed, bought a new one immediately)

Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer

Givenchy Phenomen'eyes

Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (AWFUL - face burned so bad, pretty sure I had an allergic rxn)

Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Really do not like this stuff...too silicone-y)

Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup (Dislike - this stuff breaks apart on my face)

Murad Acne Clearing Solution (Liked!)

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week Tan Lotion (Liked!)

Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum

Lorac Eye Primer (Loved!)




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I've heard of SO many people talking about the Sunday Riley burning their face! I'm surprised the item hasn't been pulled off the market!


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Yeah I agree - honestly never had anything like that happen before! It was off my face in 10 seconds flat and still burned for the whole night. So bad. 


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I know what you mean. Upon the face on fire feeling I quickly washed/scrubbed my face gently yet as vigorously as possible then immediately slapped some moisturizer on it seemed to help a little but my face still slightly tingles. :smileysad: hopefully the feeling goes away soon and I don' t break out too badly, I guess i will know by morning. Good thing I did this on a Saturday and not on a Monday!


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Oh no! Wish I could have warned you beforehand. Hope your skin settles down soon :smileysad:


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no worries. I break out from time to time nothing new. :smileyhappy:


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I throw out all my empties but I've used up and replaced a bottle of Boscia Tsubaki Oil, Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15, Wen cleansing conditioner, Tarte's Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer and Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer, Solid Sponge Cleanser (I use it to clean my brushes), UD Deslick Mattifying powder and Deslick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray.  Probably many more, too, but these come to mind.


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Ok, I know it's late, but better late than never, right? :smileyhappy:
My March empties:




SG dry shampoo – throwing away almost full, it just made my hair look even dirtier than before using it.
Shiseido white lucent cleanser – was very nice :smileyhappy:
Yves Rocher anti-aggression mask – meh, didn’t do anything to me (maybe I wasn’t aggressive enough? :smileyvery-happy:)
MOR black currant body mouse – I loved it! Too bad I can’t find it anywhere now.
Kiehl’s cleansing masque – Love a lot, already repurchased.
BBW black currant body scrub – I guess it was Ok, nothing special.
Kate Somerville exfolikate peeling – the love of my life :smileyhappy: this is the second tube I finished.
Nars primer – I think it was nice, but I’m not a big expert on primers :smileyhappy:
Oscar Blandi dry shampoo – nothing special, but it does the job
Glamglow – Amazing! But I don’t think I’ll be buying it full size because of the price
Korres sleeping mask – I didn’t like it, left my face sticky till morning.
Yu Be moisturizing cream – not going to repurchase. It was super rich and smelly
Murad time release retinol – did not like it. It did nothing to my lines.
La mer serum and cream – I’m in love! But again, price is too high for a full size.




3 candles. Tocca was super nice, I loved it a lot!
A chocolate vanilla body cream from one of subscription boxes – wasn’t a big fan, not going to look for it to repurchase.
Korres sleeping mask here again – still not liking it :smileyhappy:
L’occitan milk concentrate – Oh, it smells like heaven! I love it a lot, but not repurchasing yet.
And a couple of pre-made samples :smileyhappy:


And some other samples, and I actually like everything there :smileyhappy:




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Phew - this is two months worth!

Top picture:

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Alaska)

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque x2

Drybar Cream Soda Smoothing Cream

Clinique Superprimer: Universal Face Primer

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball

Clinique Moisture Surge

Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum

Benefit Benetint

Benefit Posietint

Ole Henriksen: Truth Serum Collagen Booster

La Roche-Posay Mela-D Deep Cleansing Brightening Foaming Cream

The Body Shop: Aloe eye defence

Peter Thomas Roth – Laser Free Resurfacer

Burts Bees Replenishing Balm with Pomegranate Oil

Ardell lashes – #330

Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer

Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

Sephora Soft Touch Cotton Pads EOS Shave Cream – Pomegranate Raspberry

B&BW Winter Candy Apple Nourishing Hand Cream



Chloe – Roses de Chloe sample x2

Michael Todd – Skin loving Aloe & Cucumber wipes

Skintimate – Sensitive Skin shave gel

Maybelline Pure Stay Powder Foundation

KMS California Hair Stay – Dry Xtreme Hairspray

Slatkin & Co. – Frosted Cranberry candle

B&BW Aromatherapy Stress Relief candle – Eucalyptus spearmint

Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo

Sample: Glamglow thirstymud

Sample: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Sample: Josie Maran Argan Milk

Skintimate Extra Gentle Shave Cream


Bottom picture:

UD All Nighter Setting Spray (boy does that bottle look gross!)

Herbal Essences Body Wash

Suave Extra Hold Hairspray

The Body Shop - Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser


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Only things I hated: 

PTR Laser Free Resurfacer (smelled gross...pretty sure this also broke me out. my skin did not like it)

Michael Todd - Skin Loving Aloe & Cucumber wipes (there are just so many better options out there. didn't like these at all)


The rest ranges from absolute loves to 'meh' products.


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Woohooo you kicked butt!! Any favorites?

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