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 can do it! I make sure to pick one that I want to use that is pretty neutral and keep it in my desk/purse/wherever I am most likely to see it and reapply. I should say that no lipstick ever stays on me for longer than a few hours, so I probably wear some lippies like chapstick - lots of application!
Congrats on your first month of empties. Looks like you did some good damage. What was your favorite product out of the lot?
I'm coming to really enjoy foils for travel as well. I swear mine were piling up forever (hoarding tendencies) but lately I've been loving them for travel as well. I brought a few of them on a trip right now and it was nice to have an excuse to try something different. Not to mention I have a bad habit of forgetting things in hotel rooms so if I leave a sample or two behind it's not the end of the world vs. a full sized product.
I really liked the Tata Harper cleanser, and I would consider it again but would probably get the resurfacing mask before the FS cleanser. I also like the Living Proof hair mask, not sure I would get that one specefically again but would try another hair mask
I'm always so tempted to keep the packaging for some of these samples because some of them are absolutely adorable. Of course then they just sit around and clutter up my cabinets and drawers. I'm trying to be better about reusing them to hold smaller portions of product to travel with or bring to the gym.
Nice job everyone so far. My empties will be late this month since I'm traveling and not getting back till Wednesday night. Is it weird that I'm excited to share?!? I've got 2 months worth!
Yes! I also think because so long I never seemed to finish things it's really satisfying to know I'm not wasting my money and also making my way through my sample stash.
Nude Skincare Omega Cleaning Jelly
Living Proof PHD Shampoo and Conditioner
FAB Ultra Repair Cream
Cover FX Drops
My favorite soap of all time (and the only one I keep in my bathroom for washing hands) is this Turkish rose soap directly imported from Turkey
MUFE Hydrating Primer
Jack Black lip balm
NYX Control Freak Brow Gel
Just ok or completely no
Glamglow Thirsty Mud (this is the mask) - I had forgotten how much I hate the smell
Sephora sleeping masks pearl and rose - neither did anything for me
Guzelkiz, I am from Turkey and when I saw your username I was so sure you must be too You are quite a surprise! Your love of things Turkish amazing and makes me so happy.
That Haci Sakir soap is what my parents used to use as a bath soap when I was little. They would buy either rose or lavender. It smelled so intense that I remember feeling suffocated when my mom was washing me with the lavender. (I dislike the scent of lavender )
Your soap invoked childhood memories in me. Next time I am at the Turkish market I will get a pack of Haci Sakir
Ohh yay!! Actually no, I am not, but my husband and his family are. Actually I became obsessed with all thins Turkish back in high school when I started listening to Turkish music. I've actually been there a bunch of times as well since then.
I think a lot of Turkish people used it growing up. I wish I had! One of my husband's cousins sends me "care packages" full of Turkish goodies every few months. I absolutely love it. I'm not into the lavender one either.
That's awesome! I'm glad to do that for you! They do sell it at the market I go to (halal market to get meat) but it's so special to me because my cousin in law sends it to me straight from the source
Incidentally, Zafer Bayramimiz Kutlu Olsun
I really hope they treat your skin ok. I haven't ever had a bad reaction from a skincare/makeup product luckily. I've been loving these and I still have 1 promo bottle left (and then of course I did already purchase the full size )
Great empties. I brought those PHD shampoo and conditioner samples with me to wash my hair while traveling. Also glad you explained what was in that package. I have never heard of turkish rose soap. Sounds interesting! I too have also fallen in love with the Cover FX drops.
Also interesting to see how so many of our choices are personal. I LOVE the smell of Thirsty Mud.
Yes I love the PHD line. I didn't have to actually purchase it for a long time because I had so many samples and those samples are quite generous! Haha yeah I'm sure I'm the only one here who uses this soap. Turkey is well known for rose production and I just cannot get enough of it. The Cover FX drops are amazing! I still have 1 or 2 promo bottles left but I just bought the full size today.
I just cannot stand all things coconut. It's the only food I totally dislike. I like how everyone has their own personal preferences.
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
These items I Loved and have already re-purchased every product pictured. I feel like several of these items were in my last empties post. sorry for the repeats but I just like them. haha
Sun bum spf 50 spray sunscreen: This is actually my husband's empty, I don't like the spray ones I don't think they cover well enough. But he LOVES it, I am just so excited he finished a container of sunscreen I had to share it.
Sun bum spf 70 sunscreen lotion: This is my body sunscreen and it has not disappointed me all summer. I have read that sunscreen can't really go over spf 50 but I am going to keep buying the spf 70 cause it doesn't cost any more than the spf 50.
MD solar sciences spf 50 mineral creme: My face sunscreen. I definitely think its worth the money. only complaint is that I wore it during a VERY hot, sweaty workout and it made my face itch. I just remember to wear a different sunscreen during intense workouts.
Tree Hut sugar scrub (alomnd honey): This is seriously in every one of my empties. Love this stuff, harsh enough to exfoliate my legs but gentle enough not to cause damage.
Dr. Jart+ premium BB spf 45: This is my everyday BB cream. It has pretty good coverage and has spf 45.
OH sheer transformation: This is my everyday moisturizer I just like it cause it works for me.
Alterna instant recovery shampoo and conditioner: This stuff has really really helped my hair. I don't use any chemicals on my hair and I don't heat treat my hair very often, but I have naturally dry hair and this shampoo/conditioner works better than any other moisturizing brand I have tried (I am looking at you dry bar Sake bomb, and living proof restore)
Lush mint julips: great lip scrub and I loved the flavor. It took me almost a year to go through this jar and I used it often so its a good value.
Dior Diorshow mascara: Love this reformulated version. Fans out my lashes and lengthens them.
MAC makeup wipes: Gets my makeup off and slightly exfoliates at the same time. win-win.
OH power peel: my face feels so soft after I used this.
YSL touche éclat #2: I like that this is such a thin under eye concealer. This conceals but doesn't cake into my fine lines.
Belief true cream aqua bomb: I actually use this on my legs once a week (I know very expensive leg moisturizer) but it only takes a little bit and oh my goodness my legs feel so soft. I always test products on my legs or arms before my face just to see how my skin will react.
Butter London scrubbers: These do not come with enough nail polish remover on them, but the clothe itself is good and holds up to even removing glitter polish. So I just add some extra polish remover to them and they work great.
Boscia mini konjac sponge: i like the mini one better than the big one because it dries out faster.
These items I did not like, and pretty much all for the same reason... they just didn't do well what they were supposed to.
Great empties. I love how Sheer Transformation feels. Unfortunately I need something heavier at night and in the wintertime otherwise I'd make it my year round moisturizer. I also love that Lush lip scrub though mine dried out before I could finish it up since it takes me FOREVER to use it. Need to see about reviving it.
And those BareNaked nail wipes. Terrible! Seems like almost all of us who have posted about them on this thread hate them.