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.
I keep all of my empties in a Sephora bag on one of the shelves in our spare bedroom. When I finish something, it goes in that bag. It's out of the way and it doesn't look cluttered - it's just a bag!
I like to see what others used up and I would love to show my products.
It is a good way to see what others use and I actually get some ideas for things to try out. I'm just not able to hold onto numerous empty containers.
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The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Rice : So far so good, this is the most effective mask that I used for brightening my face and it also helps tremendously for dark circles. The effect also lasts quite a few days. The Face Shop masks are on the bigger side, but they stay in place much better than other brands I’ve tried. * Already have tons of backups, will keep on repurchasing in the future
The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Green Tea : Really felt great on my skin after a short night. I also really enjoyed the fact that it does help to control sebum production very well and didn’t dry out my skin. * Already repurchased a few backups
The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Aloe : Used that mask after burning my face with a Lush fresh mask (see Nope category). It calmed my skin instantly and also helped with the redness. It felt very soothing. I would use again when my skin feels irritated or to cool down in the summer. * Already repurchased some backups
Drybar Sake Bomb Nourishing Shampoo (Sample) : Used this after going to the pool and I must say that it removed chlorine easily. It was easy to wash off and left my hair fluffy and more beautiful than it had been since a while. I also really liked the scent and it was very long lasting . * Will purchase once I go through my stash of shampoos
Drybar Sake Bomb Hydrating Conditioner (Sample) : Left my hair super soft and hydrated after going to the pool. It also helped a lot with tangles. It smells just as great as the shampoo. * Will repurchase later
Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path Triple Moisture Body Cream : I used that scent before going to bed as it is very relaxing. It absorbed quickly into my skin and wasn’t sticky, unlike B&BW lotions. My skin felt moisturized afterwards, but then again I do not have very dry skin generally. * I will repurchase this, but first I have to use up my other lotions and body creams.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution : Didn’t sting my eyes and did a very good job at removing foundation and concealer as well. I also enjoyed that it didn’t leave a residue like some makeup removers do. A 500 ml bottle also last a long time, which is useful for an everyday product like this one. * Won’t be repurchasing since the Garnier micellar water works just as well for me and finally arrived at my local drugstores. The price difference is also huge between the two.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown : This is a perfect color match for my dark brown brows. The product stay put all day and doesn’t move at all. It is however very easy to remove. The only thing I dislike about the Brow Wiz is that the package seems to easily break. The first Brow Wiz I bought was already broken when I got home and I was unable to twist the product it out. I hope ABH will work on that aspect. * Already repurchased
Innisfree Natural Essential Mask : This sheet mask makes my skin looks so much healthier instantly after removing it. It also left it feeling well moisturized and the effect was long lasting. It was comfortable to wear, although the nose section was way too long for my nose, but I simply cut it. Pleasant smell. * Sadly this is discontinued, but I still have one more left. I’m willing to try more Innisfree sheet masks.
Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask : This is a really great mask to get clear skin and to slow down oil production for a few days. It is non-greasy and doesn’t leave your face dry after using. However, this is very heavy and I also found it difficult to apply and remove. Not a fan of the very strong smell either. * Will repurchase when I need it again it in the future
Quo Luxury Oval Cotton Facial Pads : These cottons didn’t leave any fuzzy lint on my face and didn’t waste too much product either. Not as soft as the Shiseido cotton pads, but this is only a superficial detail. These cotton pads are also huge, so cutting them in two is perfectly fine and very cost effective. * Will buy again when it gets on sale.
Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Concealer : The applicator was very bad and frustrating. However, the product inside was very great. It didn’t crease and dry my undereyes area. Also worked well even without primer. I do wish there was more product in the applicator, since it was on the pricey side. *Won’t be rebuying this exact one since that was recently discontinued I believe but I will try the new Ultra HD version
The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling (Sample) : A single-use sample wasn’t enough to determine if this falls in the love or like category, but I can say that it did make my skin softer. It is very mild, so this is best suited for someone with normal or sensitive skin. Fun application and easy to rinse off. Didn’t help with bumps, as expected. My skin looked brighter after using it. * I will probably buy it for days when my skin isn’t problematic
Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Gentle Foaming Hand Soap : Twisted Peppermint is a constant repurchase for me when it comes out at Bath & Body Works. The foaming hand soaps last a long time and are easier to completely use up than the deep cleansing version. However, I feel like this smell wasn’t very long lasting on the hand, compared to previous years. * Will repurchase this scent again
Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Fluoride Toothpaste : After only one week of using that toothpaste, I saw noticeable results. I was very pleased with it as it also doesn’t have too much of a strong taste and that it is very often on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart, which is a great bonus. However, there are microbeads in this toothpaste. * Will not rebuy because of the microbeads. Have a few other Crest toothpaste tubes to use and then I’ll try other options
Etude House I Need You Lemon Sheet Mask (Old packaging) x 2 : The brightening effect of that sheet mask wasn’t spectacular at all and didn’t last very long either. The mask didn’t fit my eye area at all and did sting my eyes at times. * Have a few backups to finish and then I won’t repurchase it
Dr. Jart+ Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask : Nothing special about this sheet mask, it barely brightened my skin and did nothing for my dark circles. Not worth the price tag. Also, the fit of the mask was not too great for the bottom part. A bit difficult to get out the package. * Will not repurchase as I got way better results with cheaper masks
Ericson Laboratoire Derma-Calm Gentle Soothing Lotion : Bought this a while ago at my previous beautician when I was in an urgent need of an alcohol-free toner. Should of known better, it didn’t help to prevent breakouts. Was soothing but nothing special. Overpriced product in my opinion. * Will not repurchase
Lush Cranberry Festive Face Mask : Burned my entire face and had a very strong smell. Had to use an aloe sheet mask to calm my skin and help with the redness it caused. I also had to throw the mask away. * Won’t be repurchasing
Yes, it was actually sad to throw it away I never had any problems with Lush products until now so that was kind of unexpected. I will just keep on repurchasing those that work for me !
February Empties! The quest to use up All The Foils continues, pretty well.
Loves - have or would repurchase:
Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Briogeo Rosarco Leave-in conditioner
philosophy shower gel in Almond Candy
philosophy body glaze (?) in Almond Candy - FAV scent
philosophy hand creams in Raspberries & Cream, Fresh Cream
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
l'Occitane Amande Shower Oil
Strivectin SD Anti-Wrinkle and Stretch Mark cream
Origins Clay mask
Caudalie lip balm
philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Day (spf 30)
Murad Resurgence Age-Balancing Moisturizer spf 30
Clinique High-Impact mascara
Jack Black lip balm
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme night cream
YSL Touche Eclat in No 1 and No 2
FAB Facial Radiance pads
FAB Ultra Repair Cream
Strivectin High-Potency Wrinkle Filler
SK-II sheet mask
Korres Greek Yoghurt sunscreen
Agave Healing Oil hair oil
Algenist face oil
NUDE ProGenius Rescue Oil
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter eye cream
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme powder
Ok but nothing special:
philosophy shower gel in Raspberry
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance serum
OH Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
belif Hungarian Water Essence
Eos lip balm
fresh sugar lip scrub
Givenchy 4-1 mascara (the torture ball)
Too Faced BTS mascara
OH Lemon Flash Peel
Dr Jart Ceramidin cream
Shiseido Ultimate Power Eye Concentrate
Natural Organics Argan Face "Serum" (aka oil blend)
MAC Prep + Prime
Bobbi Brown Smokey mascara
Kate Somerville Age Arrest anti-wrinkle serum
Algenist Power Anti-Wrinkle Fighter
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator
Karuna Hydrating Face Mask (sheet)
May Coop Raw Sauce
Hado Labo sheet mask
Charlotte Tillbury Magic Eye Rescue
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Body Butter
Josie Maran Argan Milk
OH Power Peel trio: Almond scrub, Lemon Flash Peel, Chamomile soothing mask
Living Proof Restore hair mask
Juice Organics Repairing shampoo & conditioner
Missha Ampoule (forgot which)
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Smashbox original primer
Ahava Purifying Mud Mask
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Leaders What Happened Last Night? sheet mask (Ulta) - both of these fit my face very poorly
Benefit Air Patrol - hate the texture
Dr Brandt DNA wrinkle cream - used it on my neck, gave me a rash
Goodal Waterest Essence - too much alcohol, not hydrating enough
Bobbi Brown Foundation stick - on texture
NARS Audacious mascara - hate the applicator and it flakes
MAC Zoom Lash - very wet formula, clumped immediately
Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer - texture blech
OH Truth Creme Advanced Hydration - not totally fair to put this here, but the foil had separated, sooo I didn't use it lol
bliss fabulous foaming face wash - too foamy and stripping
Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer - not hydrating enough, also no spf is -points
Ulta Sweet Fantasy body lotion - used it on my hands, rash happened
Murad Renewing Eye Cream
Algenist Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser
OH Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser
UD Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
First time Empties post! I was hoping to have more finished by the end of the month, but I am pretty bad about stretching product as far as I can.
Loves that lead to purchasing full size:
May Coop raw sauce
Origins GinZing eye cream
Living Proof Overnight Perfector
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
Likes to consider purchasing/repurchasing:
Living Proof 5-in-1 styling treatment
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes
Lancome Advanced Genifique (obviously the price tag may keep this from happening for now)
Don't even care about:
Benefit Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer
Those look like great empties. I don't think there is anything to be ashamed of about stretching products as far as you can. I do the same thing. I like to get my money's worth. I love that May Coop Raw Sauce too. I'm working my way through the SKII essence which I didn't love as much as I thought I would and plan to do that next.
Love the Raw Sauce. When a SA told me about it and suggested I try the smaller size, I thought "Whatever. If I think it's a waste I can always return it." Now I can't love without it and will get the full-size when I get through the smaller size. Since it's a little-goes-a-long-way item, it'll take me a while to go through it.
Yes, it was a great month for trying awesome products out!
And the raw sauce... wow.. at first I thought, oh this has to be a waste of money.. one more item to add to my skincare lineup?! But I don't think I want to live without it anymore!
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- Lush Bath Bomb Tisty Tosty
- Purell Hand Sanitizer
- It's A 10 Leave In
- One a Day Womens Petite Multi-vitamins
- UD All Nighter Setting Spray
- UD DeSlick Setting Spray
- Phyto Hair & Nails Supplements
- It's A 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo
- Glam Glow SuperMud
- MAC Pigment Deluxe Samples
- StriVectin Stretch Mark Cream
- Caolion Pore Pack Duo
- OH Truth Serum
- MUFE Smoothing Primer
- MUFE Mattifying Primer
- Bliss Steep Clean Toner Pads
- HEB Wedge Sponges
- Tresemme Platinum Strengths Deep Conditioning Treatment
- G-1 Boys & Girls Matifying Moisturizing
- Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
- Algenist Genius Eye Cream
I surprisingly didn't have any flat out hates this month.
February Empties. Not listing everything but happy to answer questions
Would NOT Repurchase:
& I'm going to buy glade candles forever even if they're not always spectacular so maybe it should have been in the loves list?
Also, am I the only one who thinks the Bite lip masks are seriously overrated? I adore the maple one but the other ones are just meh...
Loves/Will or Would Repurchase:
Favorite thing this month was probably the Cinnamon & Clove Buds candle and I was super bummed I only had a tiny one!