Empties

wendyomgwar

Empties

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.

mpolansky

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Oh man. Wonder why that is? If I end up falling in love with it you're to blame... :smileyvery-happy:

crayzeeRN

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teeheee... *hides from enabling wrath*

crayzeeRN

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Where have all our empties friends gone??? ***sad face***

xpap

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These are my February and April empties! So excited to be making a dent in my stash :smileyhappy:

 

samples:

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hair:

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everything else!

 

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Love:

 

Korres Pomegranate toner - I think this is my 5th bottle!

ExfoliKate - 3rd bottle

FAB Facial Radiance Pads - 5th jar

GlamGlow exfoliating mask

 

Didn't hate anything but not sure if there is anything else here I would repurchase. That was my 4th jar of the PTR pads but I've realized they are way too harsh for my face and should only be used in times of crisis.

 

So excited to finally be able to post on here! I love to stalk everyones' empties :smileyhappy:

Manda

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Which PTR facial pads are you using? I know that they make a gentle version and I love it! Then again, I am lovin a lot of PTR's products.

xpap

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I'm using the Max ones - I will look into using the gentle ones though, thank you for the suggestion! I tend to go all in trying to use max max max strength to get rid of blemishes NOW. Sigh, trying to learn patience. I know my skin will thank me!

sparklekai

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another pretty good month!! i was happy to get these babies out of my space!!!

 

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repurchase:

  • deva curl no poo
  • deva curl ultra defining gel
  • deva curl set it free
  • glysomed foot balm
  • glysomed hand cream
  • perricone md face finishing moisturizer
  • sephora instant nail polish remover
  • ponds makeup removing towelettes - vitamin E, chamomile & green tea

like but not in a hurry to repurchase

  • deva curl b'leave-in
  • deva curl frizz free volumizing foam
  • vaseline clinical therapy body lotion
  • olay foaming face wash

no thanks

  • neutrogena daily cleanser - used on my face once then became a hand soap
  • elf - eyeshadow primer
  • too faced better than false lashes - great if you enjoy dust bunnies in your eye balls!

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deluxe samples

 

would purchase

  • algenist overnight restorative cream
  • tarte maricuja c-brightener eye treatment
  • lancome hypnostar
  • caudalie makeup remover

no thanks

  • lancome genifique
  • nude progenius treatment oil
  • diane lai rejuvenate
  • benefit stay don't stray
  • too faced primed and poreless primer
  • murad rapid collagen infusion
  • nars pro light optimizing primer

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foils

 

would purchase

  • algenist anti aging repairing oil
  • tarte dollface blush
  • dior skin boosting serum
  • dr. brant transforming pearl serum
  • dior sorbet eye cream

meh

  • fab ultra repair cream
  • derma dr - liquid red light eye lift lotion
  • burt bees brightening dark spot corrector
  • glam glow eye treatment
  • peter thomas roth laser free resurfacer
  • givenchy mister light
  • sephora super supreme body butter

no thanks

  • good genes treatment
  • benefit fakeup

 

dziggi

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Wow! That is an impressive amount of product destruction. :smileyhappy:

NurseCupcake

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you are so organized! Mine just looks like a jumbled mess! I'm actually running out of foil packets and deluxe samples! Guess it's time to move on to the full size stuff and start clearing some space!

sparklekai

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i love when you say organized!  my fam calls is obsessive compulsive!!!  i seem to find foils in places i didn't know foils could be!!

crayzeeRN

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I need to stop placing orders so that I CAN run out of packets and deluxe samples!! I have a never ending supply, I swear :smileyvery-happy:

crayzeeRN

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Nice, sparkle! I always love seeing your posts :smileyhappy:

sparklekai

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i'm trying so hard to use without starting 12 new products!! 1 or 2 at a time!!! it hurts sometimes!

crayzeeRN

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[ Edited ]

It's April 1st, so it's March empties time!!! *Happy Dance*

 

Edit: didn't notice until I posted the photo that HEY- there's crayzeeRN's toe in the bottom left corner!! :smileyvery-happy:

Loved/Might Repurchase:


Anastasia Lash Genius- a HG item for me, this is my second, already have backups and am on my third :smileyhappy: 

Caudlie Vinexpert Firming Serum- LOVED. Can't decide if I want to purchase this or try one of their other serums. Will probably go in store to try some samples.

Too Faced Better Than Sex- FABULOUS

Tresemme Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning Treatment- was very impressed with this considering the price! Might repurchase after my stash runs out.

Lancome Bi-Facil- Holy Grail.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish- messy, but does the job and smells SOOOO GOOD.

L'Occitane Precious Eye Balm- HOLY GRAIL. Will definitely be repurchasing, my eyes have never looked so smooth or hydrated. Majorly decreased dark circles and undereye bags.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner- OH DEAR GOD. My skin has absolutely never looked so clean. This also made trapped pores incredibly easy to get the junk out of. Definitely repurchasing.

 

Liked:


Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes- ok, but I prefer the original.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer

Nia24 Physical Cleansing Scrub

Dr. Brandt Pores No More x2

Bliss That's Incredi-peel

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Facial Cream

 

 

Neutral:


Bamboo Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream- hands down, WEIRDEST PRODUCT EVER. This is not cream. Not even close. It's this weird, fermented apple smelling gritty thick paste. It's supposed to be exfoliating. No idea what possessed someone to name it a cleansing cream.

ELF Eyelid Primer- have had this forever, haven't used it in forever, time for it to GO!

Tarte Lash Primer

Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes- stings eyes (they aren't supposed to touch your eyes, dumb me), but this adds an extra step for me in makeup removal. Didn't really notice any brightening effect.

Body Shop Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash- bought this a while back before realizing it had apricot stones as its exfoliant. Used this extremely gently and not as an exfoliator.

Hourglass Mineral Primer Veil with SPF- didn't like the white cast it gave to my face

Nia24 Skin Strengthening Complex

Derma E Very Clear Spot Treatment

 

Hated/Disliked:


HealthySexyHair Conditioner- blech. My hair looked greasy and heavy very quickly after washing. Good riddance.

Boscia Black Luminizing Mask- all this did was wax my face- OW! I think this occasionally caused a whitehead or two as well.

Batiste Dry Shampoo- not the fondest of the smell, really didn't like how white this was on my dark brown hair. Difficult to use.

Murad Essential C Day Moisturizer- caused whiteheads, every time, which is why it isn't really "empty"

Pixi Lip Prime- have had forever, time to get rid of. Product sucks, clumpy.

Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant

Dermatologica Multivitamin Power Firm- ew. Greasy feeling, never actually soaked into my skin, just sat on top.

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub- OUCH. I was gentle and this scrub hurt and caused flaky skin.

 

mpolansky

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Good work!!! I've been curious about the boscia black mask but from the way you describe it I think I'll pass!

crayzeeRN

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Take my review with a grain of salt and check out the other reviews on Sephora or get a sample before you decide not to!! Skincare is so individualized and I would hate to scare you away from something that might work great for you but not at all for me!

sparklekai

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good job!!! 

 

p.s. i LOVE the toe in the corner!

NurseCupcake

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Since it's officially the end of the month, here are my EMPTIES!!!!! I did some damage in the foil packets this month! So proud of myself :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

Loved


Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (50ml)
would repurchase, but using up other stuff first

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (10ml foil packet) see above

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (28 pads) Already repurchased!

Dove Clinical Protection (1.7oz) Would repurchase but using other stuff first. Worked very well.

Ole Henriksen Truth to go wipes (10 wipes) LOVED the smell, did a good job removing makeup. Not a fan of the price

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (2 oz) Loved loved loved this! I have a few more samples that I'm trying to finish a few samples, but I'm going to definitely go back to this. 

Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo (50ml) Loved the smell of this. It was kind of drying, but that's ok because I have super oily hair. Haven't repurchased yet, because I'm finishing other stuff, but I definitely would. 

Calvin Klein Euphoria (0.4oz sample) LOVE this is one of my favorite scents, i own a full size already

Ole Henriksen Vitamin C brightening serum (foil packet x2) LOVE this stuff! I have more samples that I'm finishing up, but I'm definitely gonna purchase a full size. Great smell, very moisturizing!

YSL All-in0one BB Cream skintone perfector in medium (1ml foil packet): the color was way off, but I tried it anyways, it felt very light on the skin, very good coverage. I'll definitely try it out in the correct color and see how it works!

Clarins Double Serum [hydric + Lipidic system] (foil packet) I LOVED LOVED LOVED this stuff, however at $85/oz I don't think I could ever pull the trigger. It made my face feel amazing and very hydrated. 

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment (10ml foil packet): new HG. Love this! smells amazing, makes my hair feel amazing! already purchased full size!

Argan Oil from Morocco (1.75 oz packet): Loved this stuff. Smells amazing, made my hair feel soft and easy to brush

Murad Illuminating day Moisture SPF 30 PA+++ (0.9ml foil packet) Loved it! Very moisturizing. didn't break me out, A little bit of a white cast, but not as much as I thought

 

Neutral


Generic Nessus Moisturizing Shampoo (16 oz)
It was a shampoo, I didn't hate it, but did't love it. 

Honey Mark Jacobs (sample card) this smelled nice, not enough to purchase though, i like Dot better. 

bareMinerals prime time foundation primer (15ml) This was ok, very silicone feeling, i think it may have broken me out a bit. I have others I'm working on too. 

Biolage Matrix Exquisite Oil Micro-oil shampoo and conditioner (10ml foil packet): I love the smell of Biolage

Tarte Park Ave Princess (sample card): this was a great bronzer, but I don't wear bronzers. If I did I would get this one as it was very nice and matte and didn't look muddy

Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Conditioner (7ml foil packets x2): shampoo is shampoo, I haven't really found any that have blown me away

Swispers 100% cotton rounds (100 count): Cotton rounds are cotton rounds. They all do the same thing to me

NUDE cellular renewal moisturiser (2ml foil packet) This was ok, very moisturizing. nothing super spectacular though

boscia BB cream Broad spectrum SPF 27 PA++ (0.088oz foil packet) the coverage was great, but the color was horrible for me. It was very thick, too much for summer time

Josie maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (1ml foil packet): This was ok, I didn't see that much of a difference between this and the regular Argan oil (which I love)

Matrix Biolage Aqua-Immersion Creme Masque (10ml packet): this didn't do anything super special. Just felt like a regular old conditioner. However I love the smell

Shiseido Ibuki refining moisturizer (1ml foil packet) This worked ok, a regular old moisturizer. I'd use it, but not sure if I'd actually purchase it

Amore Pacific Natural Protector SPF 30/PA+++ (1ml foil packet): another SPF, this was pretty good

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): It washed and conditioned my hair. Nothing spectacular

Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): shampoo and conditioner, nothing special

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner (9ml foil packet): Another shampoo and conditioner. nothing special

 

 

Not for me

bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 foundation (sample card in Medium beige) First off the color was too dark, but I applied it while I was home alone to try out the coverage and feeling. I didn't like it at all. Barely any coverage and felt thick on my skin.

bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing mascara (1.5ml sample) Hated this. It did nothing for me. A bit lengthening, no volume, and it flaked off. 

bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener (sample) Hated this, very thin. No coverage. Wore off very easily.

Ole Henriksen Reparative anti-aging oil (1.5ml foil packet) I don't know if I got a bad sample, but I hated this. It smelled kind of fishy and I don't think it did anything special to my skin

Fresh Seaberry moisturizing face oil (1.5ml foil packet): I hated this! It smelled awful and did nothing for my skin. 

Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer (sample pack): hated this! very thick, hard to work with, not good with blending

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden(foil packet): hated this. I feel like I wasted so much. The color was too intense and it went every where. You only need the tiniest amount, but it just gets everywhere and I don't think it held the color as well as the original Primer potion

L'Occitane Ultra Rich body cream (8ml foil packet) I didn't like this. The smell was good, but it was very greasy. It worked well on my feet, but awful on my hands and arms. I felt like a giant grease ball

Phyto Paris Apres-shampooing Conditioner (foil packet): This didn't do anything, my hair was hard to brush after using. 

Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (2ml foil packet): was very thick, I didn't think it sunk into my skin very well

Kellett moisturizing gel (3ml sample) hated this. IT was very sticky and did not moisturize at all

hackneyfl

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Goodness, couldn't have posted this earlier about the Anastasia Lash Genius being your HG? I just start my 30 no-buy! This has been in 'loves' for a while now! ;-)

dziggi

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This is my January & February empties. I can’t believe I used this much stuff up. Most of the skincare stuff is samples but it still counts!!! I’m moving at the end of April and I’m trying to use up all the excess stuff.

 

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Loved, would repurchase or already have:

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Recovery Accelerator

MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel

Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel

ScarAway Silicone Gel Scar Treatment

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

Prescription Retinoid (one tube took be almost 8 months, the only reason I went through the second so fast was because I had some sun damage on my chest & back)

Alpha Hydrox Spot Targeting Skin Lightener (would only repurchase if the sunspots came back or got new ones)

 

Meehh, a maybe repurchase:

Ole Henrikson Sheer Transformation

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Glam Glow Super Mud Clearing Mask

 

Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller (didn’t use up, hated it & just tossing it)

Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash

Cetaphil  Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 35

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

Paula’s Choice Clinical Scar-Reducing Treatment

Glam Glow BrightMud Eye Treatment

Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion

Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Wash

Vichy Laboratoires Purete Thermale One Step Cleanser

Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser

 

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Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry

Alterna Bamboo Smoot Kendi Dry Hair Oil

Lavanila Deodorant Mini

Now Foods Shea Butter

 

Meehh, a maybe repurchase: (trying to switch back to natural & paraben free body care)

Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Exfoliator

Bliss High Intensity 24- Heaven Body Butter

Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel

 

Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt in Lavender

Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath in Lavender

Neutrogena Rainbath in Pear & Green Tea

Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Body Lotion with CQ10

Malibu Tan Hemp Self-Tanning Lotion

Now Foods Vitamin E Lotion

Now Foods Vitamin D3 lotion

Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Reconstructing Treatment

Nexus Humectress Hydrating Deep Conditioner

Macadamia Deep Mask Treatment

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Soap & Glory the Righteous Butter Lotion

Soap & Glory Heel Genius

Soap & Glory Hand Food

Sample: Cartier Declaration

Sample: Ralph Lauren Romance

Sample: Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion

Sample: Michael Kors Perfume Set

 

crayzeeRN

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Wow, nicely done!! Hope to see you joining us in future months too! :smileyhappy:

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