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.
Yeah, that's how I felt shadetertiary. But working in marketing I'm frankly not that surprised. There have been more times than I can count that we were expected to sell a product with a minor "upgrade" that had little to know actual benefit to the end consumer.
Like (may or may not repurchase):
PTR Hair to Die For Treatment
PTR Max Sheer SPF Lotion
Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF (almost a love, need to try more)
Ole Henriksen Eye Gel (burned my eyes at times)
Ouidad Daily Conditioner
Disney H2O Conditioner (Grapefruit Bergamot)
Disney H2O Conditioner (Blushing Orange)
Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum
Phyto Phytodefrisant Hair Relaxing Balm
Phyto Phytodefrisant Straightening Balm (I think this might be the same as the other, just an old version?)
Alterna Caviar CC Cream
Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner
Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss
Fresh Rose Lip Treatment
Marchesa Sample Vial
Marchesa Mini Rollerball
Sephora Night Cream
Lancome Energie Cream
Clinique Moisture Surge
Too Faced Powder Foundation (I think that's what this is)
Dislike (no plans to repurchase):
Lancome Energie Lotion
An up-close view of the first lippies I think I've ever finished down-to-the-last-drop!
The first thing that caught my eye in your first picture was the empty MJ gloss! That's impressively clean!
I once got to that point with that same Fresh Sugar Rose balm, but it was because it went through the wash. :'(
I have the Swoon, and bought it for this purpose, but I couldn't get the last remaining drops. So I ended up using a q-tip for the gloss and a lip brush for the Fresh lippie. I'm hoping I can get the Swoon to work properly on another one!
The teensy lip gloss spatula? I have one from the container store and I absolutely LOVE it. Of course even with it I didn't manage to get every last little drop out of mine like beauty2sample.
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Wow! You really did use those lippies to the last drop. And I thought I got my lipgloss clean. :-) I've had the same problem with that eye gel sporadically. Sometimes it is fine and it feels great, other times it does burn a little.
I cannot remember what I thought of those Shiseido masks. May need to try it again. I like that coconut cream by The Body Shop. It smells so good, too. Coconuts are like coffee beans. I hate them, but I love the way they smell.
That's a bummer about the subversion primer. I have one in the drawer from a value pack (not sure if that is the right word) I got at Costco that has both a mascara and a primer but haven't tried the primer out yet. I like those masks too. They are the eye ones, right?
I tried the primer over and over again, with different mascaras, different methods, etc, but it just would not work for me. Made me look clumpy and gross. I do have a tough time with mascaras though. My lashes are naturally thick, and won't hold a curl for anything.
I do love those masks though. They are the eye ones. I use them once a week for my 'relaxing spa moment'
I'm curious to see what I think of it. I haven't had great experiences with eye lash primers to date. I have one by Dior (I think) and I swear it makes my mascara harder to apply and more clumpy no matter what I try. I've tried doing them immediately one after another, letting the primer dry, neither seem to work.
I agree about the Dior primer - I have tried a few different mascaras afterwards too. The only combo I have found is to use a Sephora mascara (not sure which one - it's a DS) right after the Dior primer while still wet, one eye at a time. It made them maybe a teensy bit longer, but not worth the effort.
My June empties! I'm hoping to start using more samples again in July...
Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze
Yankee Candle Mandarin
Bath & Body Works New England Autumn Bouquet Hand Soap
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Gel Moisturizer (the smell of this is amazing)
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara (almost as good as Definicils, I think)
Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Deodorant
Dior Miss Dior
Juicy Couture Hollywood Royale
Jimmy Choo Blossom
Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline
Not Pictured - Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb (smell was okay but wow it was pretty!)
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner (I love the smell of this stuff and it works alright but oh the price!)
Yankee Candle Turquoise Sky Room Spray
Tory Burch Fragrance
Lady Speed Stick in Daringly Fresh (I found this in a travel bag and used the rest. Not as good as Dove)
Temple Spa Good Hair Day Shampoo & In Good Condition Conditioner (felt like cheap hotel stuff, thanks Birchbox...)
Fortune Cookie Soap Salt Scrub in The Boy Who Never Grew Up (fragrance was great but the salt chunks were HUGE and it all felt so harsh)
Julep Blank Canvas Primer (sticky and hard to apply)
Agent Provocateur Maitresse
Philosophy Live Joyously
Guerlain Kiss Kiss in Baby Rose (just not a fan of this shade on me)
I buy this stuff at Costco now it's so good. Any of the other deodorants I've tried have just been disappointing next to this! I think I'm finally using the last stick of a different brand and then it'll be all Dove all the time