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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That Tony Moly Panda sample is cracking me up. Smiley Very Happy

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It's so cute!!  A panda Weeble!  I didn't like the Ole cleanser either.  It felt like I was washing my face with warm jello.  blech.  

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And it won't come off!  I really hate that cleanser.

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Rounded up my empties.  Can't wait to post.

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March Empty!

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Liked -

TH Regen Cleanser, I have a deluxe sample I'm working through.

Jurlique brigtening serum, it's lightening the old sunburn spots that aren't on my face. I don't really need to be doing this all the time though, so I don't see a FS in the future unless I have something major happen to me.

BM Original Medium Beige - I've been slapping this on for quick errands in the morning this week. A light hand though since I should be a tad paler. I have a large tub of this I'm also working through even though I prefer the Complexion rescue or Blemish foundation.

Ren Glycolic Lactic - I've slowly warmed up to this stuff. Smiley Happy

Juice Beauty Blemish Cleanser - this is my standby wash for morning and night, just rub it in my face for a minute and use a warm cloth to wipe it off. Not squeeky clean, but does remove makeup and degrease everything. I have noticed a reduction in acne, but what is still around is a combination hormonal and reaction to too much dairy.

Deep Steep Hand Cream - love it and love the price tag.

 

Meh -

Glamglow Supermud - it just acted like a clay mask and none of the other acids did anything. I ended up the next day having to do a follow up treatment of regen cleanser since it left stuff on my face. ew.

Juice Age Defy - broke me out, guess shea doesn't belong on my face. Used this as a hand cream. Greasy.

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i forgot to mention I like the Jurlique as well. I'm still working on a FS of Dr labo whitening serum though so it's not on my buy list yet. 

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Sorry to hear the Supermud didn't work for you.  I guess it reinforces that skin care is individual because that is a HG product for me.  IT's one of the few spot treatments I've found that actually works once a pimple starts to pop up.  It doesn't work for me for deeper, more cystic acne but for smaller ones if I feel it popping up for some reason it seemed to prevent it from actually breaking through the surface.

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I don't really have many of those since I started using the Juice Cleanser, the few that do come up I use the BM sulfur/blemish powder. It has healed even faster since I started using higher quality oils on my face. I'm starting to wonder if there is a reason to keep a clay mask in my arsenal since I rarely need them.

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Empties for April 2015 (i know I know it's not April until Wednesday) Smiley Sad but i am ahead I guess and that can't be all bad! right Smiley Happy 

 

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loves: 

Benefit - They're real mascara 

Bumble & Bumble Thickening shampoo 

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Conditioner

Elizabeth & James Nirvana White for her pefume

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black for her perfume

Nest - Indigo Perfume

 

Mabe:

Philosophy Falling in love shower & hair gel

Batiste dry Shampoo Floral & Flirty

 

not for me:

Balenciaga - Rosabotanica 

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I'm on the fence about philosophy shower gel as well.  I've gotten sick of the vanilla scent and am using it as shave gel for my legs.  Almost done.  Soon.  Soon. 

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So satisfying to collect these empties!  I'm trying to get over my aversion to finishing anything - and try to avoid having a million almost-empty things.  I'm also trying to use up more samples.  

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Loves, would re-purchase: 

L'occitane shower oil

Philosophy Shower gel

Kat Von D Cleansing wipes (keep them on my bedside for when I am so lazy)

 

Likes, might purchase full/re-purchase:

Dior Skinflash - I had this forever - I like it, but not sure it's so different from others

Algenist Genius Moisturizer, Genius Lifting & Firming Cream - Good, but nothing miraculous

Smashbox Primer Water -Sample spray vial

 

Nice, but old deluxe samples I've had forever: 

Natura Bisse Top Ten Fluid/Awake Deep Purity Cleanser/Molton Brown Shower Gel

 

and more samples:

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Mostly, I'm just trying to use these up.  I would consider purchasing the La Mer lotion.  I always love Estee Lauder skincare.  The ReVive was not moisturizing enough for me and actually stung a little, I did not love it. I did not think the Philosophy Back to Nurture was as hydrating as traditional oils for my dry skin.

 

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It's great emptying things, isn't it!!!  And you get a chance to evaluate what you like and don't like before going shopping again.  This thread is awesome cause it changed the way I buy things and encourages me to use what I have! 

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I Love the L'occitane almond oil scent I haven't tried the shower gel yet but I have a travel size bottle of it I just haven't opened it yet I also have the almond supple skin oil and I have used that. I have a mini of it & I really love it.

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I loved it!  I just saw that there is a big size (with a pump!) in the supersized beauty section and I think it is on my next must-buy list!  For some reason, I hate putting on lotion after the shower - it's so annoying, and in the winter it's cold, so I love the shower oil.  And yes, the scent is divine!

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February empties (posted really late)

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Loves!:

- Bumble & Bumble Thickening shampoo & Conditione

- Cotton rounds,

- Denta toothpaste,

- Elizabeth & James nirvana black & white perfume,

- Tom ford velvet orchid perfume.

- replica beach walk perfume

- shower caps

- Agave hair oil

- tokyomilk dark tainted love handcream

 

the  Maybes:

- Lady speed stick deodorant Teen spirit pink crush

- Generic relaxing lavender bath soak salts

 

Nope, Not for me!:

 Philosophy Hope In a jar moisturizer

makeup forever HD cream blush

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JAN + FEB empties 

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Love: 

L'occitane hand cream: lots of backups Smiley Happy

 

It was okay: 

Nuxe Rive de Miel: it lasted so long, it was okay but didn't blown me away 

Vicky micellar water: I had so much of this stuff, I am finally finished my last bottle...I am going back to bioderma

Avene Tolerance Extreme: it was moisturizing, but felt a little thick, La Roche Posay toleriane ultra is still my HG

3 foundation samples: Dior nude, Shu Uemura architect, Giorgio Armani luminous silk: I am looking for a new foundation, they are all good, but I think I am going for the YSL touché éclat foundation 

 

It was not okay: 

Marc Jacobs lip balm: it came in last year's rouge promo but I forgot about it in one of my bags. basically, it's the least moisturizing lip balm I have ever came across. I didn't finish this deluxe sample but I am glad I found that out without having to pay $30 for it. 

 

Total: 

Full size: 4

Deluxe sample: 1

Sample: 3

 

I am going to keep a tally throughout the year to see how much I can finish! Smiley Happy Jan + Feb wasn't the best months but 4 full size isn't tooooo bad. I really want to work on going through more the samples in my stash though. 

 

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Is it weird I didn't even know marc Jacobs had lip balm?  

 

The he ysl touch éclat is awesome and very full coverage!  

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Loves (have repurchased, will repurchase):

Lush Celebrate Body Lotion

Lush Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Lush So White Shower Gel

Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb

 

Like (may or may not repurchase):

Lush Snowcake Soap (not bad, but there are other scents I like better)

PTR Max Sheer SPF Lotion (pretty standard sunscreen, nothing amazing)

Disney H20 Grapefruit Shower Gel (smells good, basic shower gel)

Tatcha Luminous Mist (almost a love, but I went through the bottle very quickly for the price)

Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation (interesting, would need to try more)

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick (not bad, this was a really old sample, though!)

Sephora Cotton Pads (been buying these on and off for years, good inexpensive alternative to Shiseido)

Fresh Black Tea Mask (I don't think it did anything, would need to try more)

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (nice smell, basic cleanser)

Josie Maran Argan Oil (been buying this on and off for years)

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid (not bad, would need to try more)

Gucci Guilty Diamonds (not bad, would need to try more)

Prada Candy Florale (not bad, would need to try more)

Chloe Love Story (not bad, would need to try more)

Tory Burch Tory Burch (not bad, would need to try more)

 

Dislike (will not repurchase):

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Renewal Treatment (didn't care for the color or smell of this on my face)

Benefit They're Real Mascara (throwing this out, not worth trying to finish)

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment (made my hair sticky and dry)

Lea Journo Pro Series Shampoo Creme (I love her original shampoo, but this product was too drying)

Anthony Hydrating Treatment Gel (not hydrating, made my skin bright red with a burning sensation)

Lancome Dullness Relief Daily Lotion (too drying)

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here we are with februarys empties!!

 

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loves 

these are products i wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase! in fact…i already have!!!

~ brow whiz (soft brown):   this is hg status for me!! my brows just don’t feel the same without it. the colour is a perfect match for my brows, the pencil is thin and creates a realistic looking brow and the spoolie is amazing!

~glyosomed hand cream: this is hg status in the winter for me.  i use it on my hands and feet.  it’s the only thing i’ve found that is strong enough to keep me from cracking but isn’t greasy.

 

likes

these are products that i liked but i’m still on the hunt for “something better”.  i may or may not repurchase in the future

~ benefit boi ing concealer – this lasted quite a long time.  the colour match was pretty good and i could use it for covering blemishes, and starting the under eye conceal – but it creased like crazy if i didn’t set with powder asap.

~revlon whipped colour stay foundation (shade 330 true beige) – i actually really like this foundation!  i have combo/dry skin and it doesn’t cling to my dry patches.  i’ve gone through 3 of these.  realistically i’m going to repurchase at some point but i want to play

~sephora daily brush cleaner – this cleaned my brushes well enough for a daily spot treatment.  its ok but i have something else that i’m currently trying

~first aid beauty facial radiance pads – i like these for days when i’m breaking out.  i feel like it gives me a little extra exfoliation that i need without being too abrasive.  i currently have another package that i’m working on.

 

no

these are products that i wouldn’t repurchase if you paid me!

~ ponds wet cleansing towelettes – i hate these!!! these were dry, didn’t clean the makeup off my face and irritated my skin.  no thank you!

~vaseline cocoa butter – i think the issue with this is the bottle was too big and i got bored!  when i started using it i remember liking it, but now i’m just over it!  it seems greasy feeling and just not moisturizing enough

 

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loves

~devacurl ultra defining gel and styling cream:  both of these are hg status for me! i could not and will not live without them!!! my hair loves them!

~bareminerals mineral veil:  i haven’t repurchased yet because i have something “similar” its been like a week – i already miss it!

~benefit porefessional primer – this just works with my skin.  evens out my skin leaving me with a smooth surface for foundation!

~kat von d – unlock it makeup removing wipes: these are amazing!!! the amount of makeup taken off with one swipe was amazing!!

~glamglow thirsty mud – this leaves my skin feeling hydrated.  i can really feel the difference after using this!

~glam glow powermud dual cleanse – this leaves my face feeling deep cleaned but not stripped and dry

~algenist complete eye renewal balm and anti aging moisturizer – these are amazing!! they leave me hydrated and my skin feeling fresh

meh

~shiseido ultimure power infusing concentrate – i just don’t feel like this did anything.

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Did not finish - Exfolikate and Diorshow primer. The primer fried my lashes. Exfolikate didn't do anything for me at all.

 Finished - Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher, Brightmud, Juice Sensitive Peel and Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask.  The Omorovicza is like the TH Regen Cleanser and slightly more expensive. It also smells like blue bath salt. Ew. Brightmud did nothing for me. The Juice was too weak, I'd like to try full strength. I loved the Resurfacing Mask, I think I'd pay more to get this instead of the Ren glycolic peel.

I think I've also finished two deep steep hand creams in addition to this lotion bottle. Love dis stuff. The BM is my stable mositurizer, also love. The Bite gloss is the last of the gloss trio from the fall. I have one more trio, a single, and the one I have open. Nine months of gloss left? The Flowerbomb is what I had on my bedside, since I baby my rollerball out of paranoia. Smiley Happy

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I'm also curious for more details about your experience with the Dior primer. I have been wanting to get it and I've heard nothing but awesome praise about it. But I want to hear how it affected you as well.

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