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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I love it cause it's much easier to trust the reviews of products that have been given some thorough testing.  And they're by people we talk to day by day so there's a higher level of trust.  

I just started some samples of the Dr Dennis gross glow pads.  I love the scent.  I thInk I'm ready to trial the brand.

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January Empties.  I did a feature article on June Jacobs Spa Peppermint Hand and Foot Therapy, Wen Lavender conditioner, Kate Sommerville's Exfolikate, and Carol's Daughter Ecstasy Body Butter, because I am in love with all of them.  I love some of the other products, too.  Anyone who saw my DDG thread knows I love the Alpha Beta Peels.  If you want to know about anything else, just ask.


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Looking up your DDG thread because this brand gas caught my recent attention.

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Oh yeah.  That is a great product.  I highly recommend it.

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I didn't know Carol's Daughter made non-hair products!

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Haha. I wrote that exact thing in my article. I get that ALL the time. Her body products are better than her hair products to me.

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Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover(I always keep a back up!)

Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet(I've been living off samples. Finally purchased during the skincare event) 

First Aid Beauty Red Clay Mask



Loreal Extreme Repair shampoo & conditioner

Loreal Volume Filler shampoo & conditioner

PTR Cucumber Mask

Herbal Essence Body Wash

Generic Nail Polish Remover 


Never Again:

Swisspers cotton rounds

Clean & Clear Night Calming face wash(allergicccc!)

ELF exfoliating makeup remover wipes(I used to love these because they were so cheap but ugh now they smell so chemically and leave residue like you will not believe!)

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Oooh, what does this red clay mask do?

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It's a detox deep cleaning "peel off" mask. I used it one night and my pores cleared out and tightened up you almost could see them. Im working through a couple more masks before I will let myself but a full size of this. 

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Um, that sounds amazing.

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It is amazing. 

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my empties for January 2015




Assured Raspberry shave cream/gel

Benefit - they're realm makeup remover (Sample)

benefit - Watt's up Soft focus highlighter for face (Mini/travel-size)

Dior - Miss Dior blooming bouquet (Sample)

Glam Glow - Power mud treatment (sample)

Narcisco Rodriguez - For her Perfume (sample)

Nest - Indigo Perfume (sample) 

OGX - Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner (Full-size)

Tom Orchid - Black Velvet Perfume (Sample)

Too faced - Chocolate Soleil Medium/deep bronzer (Full-size) 





April Bath & shower gel, Coconut body cream (full-size)

Benefit - Bad Gal Lash (mini/travel-size)

Benefit - Ooh la lift (mini-travel-size)

benefit - Ultra Plush Lip gloss, Hoola (Mini/travel-size)

Drybar - Texas Tea Conditioner (sample) X2

Drybar - Texas Tea shampoo (sample) x2

Ed Hardy Skulls & roses perfume (full-size)

Fresh - Lotus Preserve Radiance Lotion (sample)

Not your mother's Clean Freak Dry shampoo (Full-size)

Philosophy - purity Made Simple Facial cleanser (Mini/Travel-size)

Replica - Beach walk perfume (sample)




Not for me:

estee lauder - primer (sample)

Generic - makeup remover wipes (full-size) x2

Lady Speed stick -Wild Freesia Deodorant (full-size) 

Prada - Candy Floarale Perfume (Sample)

Serge Normant - Dry Conditioner (mini/travel-size)



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I'm in love with the replica beach walk scent!  Waiting for the 3x points event.  :smileyhappy:

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I am excited for the 3x points event as well. do you happen to know when it is?

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It's usually in the first two weeks of February which is right in time for valentines day.  I don't know for sure though.  I haven't received anything yet. 

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It starts Feb 5.  I posted a picture of the card I got about it in the Deals thread.

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I love They're Real makeup remover, too.  It shocked me, because I hate the liner and the mascara.  I ordered it as a sample from Sephora to get a mini, but it was substituted.  It is too big to travel with, but I like it for home.

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I've been too lazy to take pics and post, but I love viewing you guys' empties!


Just a reminder (sorry if I am broken record) - Origins will take back ALL of your empties -- from any brand!  At their freestanding stores, and SOME of their department store (Macy's) locations!  I save all mine in Victoria's Secret bags, then when the bag is full I use ti as an excuse to go to the mall.


They recycle lots and lots of types of things, more than I can put in my curbside.


Here's what it says on their website:


"Bring any cosmetic brand empty container into any Origins retail store & we’ll recycle it for you for FREE.

All returned packing is sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.
Since 2009, Origins introduced a program that encouraged its customers to bring their empty previously unrecyclable cosmetic tubes, bottles & jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to their nearest Origins retail store or department store counters. We believe that the more we collect from consumers, the more we can keep cosmetic packaging out of landfills.

Bring your cosmetic empties into an Origins retail store near you!"
You can google Origins Recycling for links to find a store near you that will take your empties.  Okay end of soapbox/good deed for the day :smileywink:.  Back to your reg scheduled programming...

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Oh that's really cool. My curbside program is pretty comprehensive, but this is good to know.

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Already Repurchased

CVS cotton squares

Rusk Clarify shampoo—this time I didn't buy the jumbo bottle

Sephora eye makeup remover

Sephora pomegranate and pearl masks

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 eye mask

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 eye cream

GlamGlow BrightMud eye pod

Butter London Ruby Murrary lipstick

Anastasia Lash Genius waterproof mascara topcoat

Sephora lip balm

Urban Decay B6 vitamin spray


Love, May Purchase

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation face cream

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer BB cream



Philosophy Strawberry Italian Soda body wash

Shiseido Bioperformance eye cream

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey

Revlon lash curler

Boscia facial moisturizer with SPF

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve lotion

Omorovicza face wash

Lancome Visionnaire skin corrector

Radical Skincare eye cream

Supergoop Everyday face and body sunscreen

Sephora pore clarifying mask

Sephora oil-blotting films



Sephora clear brow gel

Sephora clear mascara

MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Mat 8

Gorgeous Cosmetics lipstick in Lola

Ciate base coat in Underwear

Ciate top coat in Speed Coat

Dior Diorshow Extase mascara

Buxom mascara

Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara

FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Polynesian Purple and Rio de Rose Gold

Eve Lom cleanser

Shany Cosmetics brow and lash comb

Misc. eye cream samples

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