Empties

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.

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@kelloua I definitely agree! I look forward to finishing things up so I can add them to my empties bin. It really helps me to use one product from start to finish instead of having multiple items for the same purpose in rotation at the same time.

 

@alexasteph I definitely have saved money through collecting empties. I focus on shopping my own collection ( I have A LOT of products) rather than purchasing more items I probably have that does the same thing!

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Totally agree! Collecting empties has given me a whole new perspective on my collection - trying new products and finding favorites within stuff that I already own has been even more fun than just buying new stuff and never finishing anything! I think you'll really enjoy it, alexasteph - at the very least, it'll help make room for more fun purchases someday in the future! Smiley Happy

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I'm in the same boat. So excited to start using stuff up!

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Woohoo! Last empties of 2016!

 

Loves

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Drybar Triple Sec Texture Spray - awesome. Already bought again. Perfect for my fine hair, especially right after I wash and air dry it and it's looking a little flat.
Erborian Yuza Double Lotion - finished a mini of this last month too, and finally bought a full size! What a good toner.
Philosophy Fresh Cream 3-in-1 - mmmm I love this scent. Smells like marshmallow.
Dionis Sea Treasures hand cream - really like these hand creams! Not my favorite scent out of all that I've tried, but still good and a very effective moisturizer.
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Invisible Dots - I wish I had found out about these sooner. I always want to have a sheet of these on hand! Every time I put these on after popping a zit at night, it's almost nonexistent the next morning.
MMM Replica Lipstick On - I really like this and could see it as my new go-to fragrance. I think I'll take the plunge during the next VIB sale!
Perricone MD Re:Firm Surface Recovery Treatment - I didn't realize how expensive this was when I was using the sample. I wish I had gotten a few more uses out of it! I could see this being a HG product for me - I'll probably wait til I get some kind of a deal on it at Sephora or Ulta and take the plunge. I woke up with such smooth skin after using it!
Becca Backlight Priming Filter - awesome primer, gives that nice lit from within glow and kept my skin from looking so dry under my foundation. Will purchase this.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - always my go-to liner. Will always keep repurchasing!

And one empty that was gone too soon...

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My poor CoverFX drops DS from the holiday bags last month suffered an unfortunate death after being dropped on the bathroom floor. I only got a handful of uses (maybe a quarter of the bottle?), but definitely a love and something I'm planning on purchasing soon.

 

Likes

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Sabon Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Shower Oil - PLV is possibly my favorite scent ever. Product was just ok.
Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Whish Lavender Body Butter
Ahava Hand Cream
Hempz Original Body Moisturizer
Nuxe Reve de Miel cleanser
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal cleanser
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Butter London Double Decker Lashes mascara
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara
Sephora Orchid Face Mask
Sephora Algae Face Mask
Make Skin Illuminator
Sephora Tinted Brow Freeze
StriVectin High-Potency Wrinkly Filler
Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell cleanser
Too Faced Born This Way concealer
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter body butter
Ulta Fig & Honey body lotion
Dr. Brandt Needles No More Filler Mask
Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
Keranique Volumizing Keratin Conditioner
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me face wipes
Tony Moly I'm Real Makgeolli sheet mask
Patchology Eye Revive eye patches
Davines Replumping shampoo and conditioner
Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatment hair mask
Kerastase Cristalliste shampoo
No 4 Lumiere d'Hiver Reconstructing hair mask
It's a 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner
Juice Organics Repairing conditioner
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich shampoo and conditioner
Pureology Color Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

 

Didn't Like

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Ulta Coconut and Almond Milk lotion - the lotion was meh, but the packaging was awful. Even when the bottle was almost completely full, I could barely get any product out.
Jack Black Turbo Wash - the scent was too strong/masculine for my taste. It reminded me of something an outdoorsman or lumberjack would use, lol

 I'm very satisfied with my progress getting through lots of different products this year! I started collecting empties in August, and I had almost 200 empties from August until December. My goal is at least 50 empties each month for 2017, which would be 600+ empties for the year! We'll see what happens Smiley Happy

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brilliant idea to have a sample challenge going! I might have to follow suit myself. Smiley Happy 

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Oh no! That's so sad about your Coverfx deluxe sample.  I guess I've gotten lucky in that I've dropped my FS custom cover drops on the tile floor a few times and the top has gotten dented, but otherwise remained fine.

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That is lucky! I'm guessing the FS packaging is a little less fragile than the DS then. I was a little sad about it since I haven't had too many dropped makeup mishaps before. I would've been a lot more upset if it had been a FS bottle - at least this was a free sample!

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December empties!  A few things I was really trying to finish before the end of the year, and am happy I did.

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No hates this month either, which is always a bonus!

 

LOVES:

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Shiseido Cotton
- not much to say, just a really nice cotton 

Odacite Jo+L
- pops up in almost every month's empties; safe to say it's an HG product

Garnier Micellar Water
- pleasantly surprised by this.  I use it at night to remove eye makeup and in the morning to take off overnight skincare remnants before exercising.

Clinique TTDO Balm
- one of my favorite balm cleansers. Going to be trying the new Farmacy 'Green Clean' next, but if it doesn't work out, back to Clinique I'll be going.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Foaming Mask
- bought this in May and wasn't sure how I felt about it so I put it away and didn't use it for a few months. Rediscovered it in November and love it now! Gentle, but effective.

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes
- one of my HG mascaras, been using it since it came out in June.  LOVE!!

NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Primer (not pictured)
- forgot I finished this until I found the empty tube. Whoops!  It's a good primer. 

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser (not pictured)
- dropped this in the shower and broke the bottle. Thank goodness it was only a DS, but that's why there's no photo.

 

LIKES:

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May Coop Raw Sauce
- Ehhh, it was ok.  I don't think I'd repurchase it. 

Blithe Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum
- Good for the first part of winter, when it's not super cold. I like that it's lightweight.

PMD red disc
- Red might be a tiny bit too coarse for me, I'm not sure. I felt like I needed to be extra careful using it.

NIOD Multimolecular Hyaluronic Complex
- It hydrated. Nothing miraculous and probably won't repurchase.

Marcelle Loose Powder
- Loose powder is one of the only products I use every single day. Glad to finally get rid of this one, it had a bit too much shimmer.

Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter
- Blueberry hydrated but the smell occasionally bothered me. 

Radical Skincare Pads
- I use these on and off all year. In the summer they are too much for me but in the winter they are fine. The brand is no longer available in Canada (I think) so I will finish the last tub I have in my stash and move on to something else.

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Awesome that you had no hates!  That sounds like a successful month to me and you also used up quite a few things @Mochapj

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Ok, so I'm still having issues with posting pictures (my screenshot file images are too large) but I finished off plenty of items this month Smiley Happy

Loves:

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amika - Perk Up Dry Shampoo
fresh - Soy Face Cleanser
fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
Smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Harvey Prince - Eau de parfum in Hello
Anderson Lilley - Beach Butter Hand Cream
Peter Thomas Roth - Therapeutic Sulfur Masque

Likes:

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Secret - Outlast 48 hour deodorant
Sephora Collection - Instant moisture+ cream
Josie Maran - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Unscented
Ole Henriksen - Pure Truth Melting Cleanser
Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer
Glamglow - Powermud Dual Cleanse Treatment
Palmetto - Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask
Maybelline - Colorsensational lipstick in 920 Nude Lust

Meh:

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Ole Henriksen - Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask
fresh - Rose Face Mask
HydroPeptide - Purifying Cleanser
L'Oreal Paric - Revitalift Bright Reveal Moisturizer Sunscreen

Nope:

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Guerlain - Abeille Royale Night Cream
Ulta Beauty - Radiant Skin Sleeping Cream
Ole Henriksen - Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
Ole Henriksen - Truth 25% Vitamin C Concentrate

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It's interesting that the OH Truth Serum seems to be very hit or miss for people.  I originally thought I hated it because it felt kind of sticky, but it gives my skin such a nice glow that I tolerate it.

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The truth serum did nothing for me personally, but I'm probably not the target age for the product (21) so I'm not too surprised I didn't like it.

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Empties for the last couple of months. 

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Great empties @StephaniLynn

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Last empties of 2016!

December Empties:

 

Loves - will repurchase

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-St Tropez Self Tanner Express
-BBW Snowflakes and Cashmere Body Cream
-Glamglow Supermud Treatment
-Kate Sommerville Exfolikate
-Belif Aqua Bomb Moisturizer
-Belif True Cream Moisturizer
-Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
-Chane Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
-Origins GinZing Moisturizer
-Chapstick
-Prada Candy Perfume
-Dolce and Gabana Light Blue Perfume

 

 

Likes - used up, may repurchase

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-Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
-BBW Tiki Mango Mai Tai Soap
-Soap and Glory Hand Food
-Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel
-Tata Harper Purifying Mask
-KVD Lock It Concealer
-It Cosmetics CC Cream in Medium
-Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
-PTR Acne Clear Invisible Dots
-Belif Hungarian Water Essence
-Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand Cream
-The Healthy Deodorant Pure Vanilla Deodorant
-Its a 10 Daily Conditioner
-Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water

 

 

 

Nothing Special

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-Caress Daily Silk Body Wash
-Frais Hand Sanitizer
-Living Proof PreShampoo Treatment
-PTR Cucumber Mask
-Vitabath Shower Gel
-BBW Mashmallow Pumpkin Latte
-Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
-Clinique Superprimer
-FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
-KAte Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser
-YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
-Fresh Rose Face Mask
-ANGEL Muse Mugler Perfume (disliked the scent)
-Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis (disliked the scent)

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Great empties @karap03.  That candle sounds like it would smell heavenly!  You're also reminding me I need to finally try my Belif Aqua Bomb samples.   I just have so many lotion samples.

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A chapstick!! I always lose them Smiley Happy And seeing your vials reminds me to pick back up with getting through my fragrance stash..

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I am a nurse so I always carry a chapstick in my scrubs pocket! I go through them fairly quickly. I usually just toss them but remembered to save it for my empties

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I'm impressed too!   The last time I actually finished a lip balm was in college when I used to carry the Body Shop lip butter pots in my backpack and put them on when I was bored in class.  

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Loved! 

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Nothing I would use again and or didn't finish. Apparently Mia wasn't enthusiastic about them either.

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As usual, these are some candle lighting goals!  And LOVE Mia in the background.