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.
So this week has been crazy with moving stuff... but here are August empties finally!
Eos lip balm
Bumble and Bumble Pret a powder - not enough of a performance bump over Oscar Blandi to justify the extra $$, but I did like it
Soap and Glory Hand Food
Origins charcoal mask - HG
Living Proof Prime Style Extender - HG
Tony Moly Tomato face mask - liked it, but the Sephora ones fit my face better
Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion for dry skin - HG
Murad Age-Balancing Moisture SPF 30
Sephora formula X Base Coat - HG
KVD Trooper - HG
Agave Hair Oil - HG, will definitely be purchasing this to replace my B&B Invisible Oil if I ever finish that up
Glamglow hydrating cleanser - my favorite of all the Glamglow cleanser samples I've tried, but I wouldn't use it to remove makeup
OH Truth Serum
MJ Re(marc)able foundation sample
Living Proof no frizz shampoo
philosophy cleansing wipes - every time I use cleansing wipes I don't like them. I try to store them properly but they always dry out too fast...
Sephora Lingzhi eye mask - I see better results from just using the face mask and positioning it so it covers my eyes.
B&B Full potential shampoo/conditioner samples - haven't used all of them yet. I'm seeing some results but not enough to justify the price. If they were half the cost I would be jumping on it.
Glamglow Flashmud brightening mask - meh. Didn't see dramatic results, have 2 more samples to try before I admit defeat.
Caudalie Cru cream - nice enough cream, wouldn't buy it for the $$, and I don't need mega anti-aging stuff right now.
philosphy no reason to hide serum
Sephora cuticle oil
Living Proof full shampoo/conditioner
Sephora roll-on anti-acne treatment
Benefit They're Real! mascara
l'Occitane light comforting cream
boscia black mask - I actually do see results with this one, but I hate the boscia masks in general because you have to layer it on to peel it off right, and then you use so much product and it takes forever to dry. This was a 1 oz sample and I got MAYBE 2 uses out of it.
Origins Ginzeng eye cream - not hydrating enough
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (new formula) - ok moisture but way too greasy. I used it on my neck to use it up, would not use it on my face.
That Origins charcoal mask is one of my few skincare repurchases. Pro tip: I remove it in the shower because or else you'll be scrubbing your face with a washcloth for ages trying to get the dried mask off.
Some of these are true empties and some (mostly the makeup) are products I'm giving up on or ones that are too old.
Best: I really like a lot of these, but the Algenist Concentrated Reconstruction Serum is the only one I repurchased.
Worst: The Marc Jacobs liquid liner pen (from a 500-point perk) was a complete bust. I literally used it only twice before tossing it.
To be fair, I empty whatever eye makeup remover I'm using into one of those plastic containers with a pump that they have in stores. I can't find the Sephora one that I use, but the bottle looks like this.
I also hate the KvD! The only felt-tipped liner pen that I like is the Stila.
Now, I don't know if this is because it's a deluxe mini, but the product was dispensed very unevenly and skipped a lot. I also noticed the felt tip was already fraying after only two uses, and I wasn't exactly using it to sign my John Hancock on important documents or anything. Also, sometimes the color would be more gray than black, even though I shook it vigorously before using it. It just didn't seem worth my time to continue trying it.
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ETA: My original response made no sense because I was thinking of a different product. Sorry!
This is sort of a repurchase. I received a deluxe sample last year and bought the full size when it ran out. It lasted a good seven months with me using a tiny bit every three days or so. I'll probably purchase again, but I have so many other exfoliator samples to get through first.
Such great empties! I too am trying to get better at tossing out things that are too old or don't work for me. For me, my L'Oreal products were in that camp. I bought them when I desperately needed makeup at work for a touch up and they were never really my color or formula. They hung around my bathroom drawer far longer than they should have. Now I'm better at having a small stash of makeup at work to avoid purchases like this.
What did you think of those Karuna face masks? I've always been curious about them.