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.
Thank you! You know I really wanted to decluttering my perfume samples, I've had some for years and really made an effort to use them up. A couple of them were only half full so it made it easier... Plus fragrance doesn't last on me, so I usually marinate in it.
My September empties with a focus on trying to work through samples (yet being careful not to stress out my skin).
Sur Medic: My face was always brighter after using any of these.
The LLang masks all had a chemical smell and I will not repurchase any of them.
The SkinFood masks are so-so.
Skincare and Makeup:
Ole Henriksen PowerBright: I didn't notice a difference but will try another sample in October.
La Mer: I tried twice and couldn't stand the chemical smell - I'll give my mom the rest to try.
Bite Agave Lip Mask: I really like using this at night - I wake up and it is still on my lips and they feel soft and hydrated. I will purchase the full size.
Algenist Eye Balm: This was such a lovely product but my quest for the perfect eye cream continues.
Deep Steep Fig & Apricot Body Scrub: Enjoyed and already have backups. Lovely scent and relatively natural ingredients.
The Body Shop Peppermint Pumice Foot Scrub: I really liked this and will definitely repurchase.
Andalou Naturals Aloe Mint Body Lotion: Lightweight lotion that has the same peppermint scent as a Girl Scouts Thin Mint - I loved how this smelled!
Here's about 5 weeks worth. Once I pulled out my stuff I realized how daunting it would be to separate. Eeeeeek
Maybe I should do bi monthly empties while I'm going through my stash and trying to get through things.
The purple bottle is a hair glossing spray... Bain De Terre is the brand, not sure if it's only available in Canada. It smells so good. I loved it!
The white box was included in a Look Fantastic monthly box, it's face cream. I don't usually 'love' face cream, but the consistency of this one was perfect for me. I have way too many creams to justify buying it though! The brand is Ioma.
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PTR un-wrinkle 24k gold sheet mask- It actually stays in place (only sheet mask ever to do so for me)!! Says it "instantly imparts opulent glow" which it also does. My skin looked plump and healthy as soon as I took this off and for the next few days. I saved the package serum and refrigerated it and used for the next couple of days also. Will re-purchase
PTR cucumber mask- soothing. I'm not sure I'd purchase a full size but i got a few free TS and will use them
PTR pumpkin mask- SA made me a sample and YAS I'm buying a full size. Aside from how amazing it smells (especially for fall), it works!
Dr. Jart BB- This has a soft finish (almost like hourglass mineral veil primer) and decent coverage. I have a lot of BB's/CC's so won't purchase but will use samples up.
ABH dipbrow- Where has this been all my life? My sad, spotty, over plucked brows needed this years ago.. Put in on before showering, still had great brows after. Then did the sheet mask, still had great brows. Then went to sleep and rolled around for 8 hours, still had decently filled brows. Purchasing FS.
Acure body lotion- didn't see any firming action but smelled great. Would get again if on sale.
Bite thistle amuse bouche lipstick- SO pretty, perfect everyday shade for me. Will purchase FS
Guerlain meteroties sheer makeup- a little less coverage than I need but went on smooth and wore well.
Smart profile clarisonic head- does its job well
Hourglass veil primer- like this but I have enough primer samples to last my life so probably won't be purchasing
Gimme brow- I happened to glance down and see this on a day where my brows were going every direction before a trim. Worked great but I will be using the ABH I got in my play box this month.
Not your mothers dry shampoo mini (not pictured)- Love. Have used this for a couple years, already had backups!
Drunk elephant b-hydra gel: worked fine, no breakouts but didn't see any intense hydration.
murad invisiblur sheild- didn't notice any blurring properties, but no breakouts or balling like some of the blurring things do.
fresh soy cleanser: worked well, not my favorite but no negatives
estee edit dissolve the drama cleanser (not pictured)- also worked well with no adverse reactions. Would use samples again but not purchase.
Up and up makeup remover cleansing towelettes: Were okay at first but after about a week started irritating my eyes, to the point where there was irriation burns above my eyelids, OUCH! Nope!
Tarte lights camera lashes FS: not used up, getting tossed. Only the FS clumps horrible for me.
FAB ultra repair cream- thought it might be repairing for my chemical burns mentioned above. Not at all. Enhanced irritation and burn which my normal moisturizer did not do.
Caolion pore pack- No issues while using. I'd say slightly effective, but had severe redness after use on cheeks which continued for a couple days.