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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Not a high volume empties but some much loved products.   This Sisley foundation was my first super luxe makeup item and I used it for many years.  I'm on the hunt for a foundation with similar coverage/finish at a more reasonable price, but imagine I'll rebuy this at some point.

 

 

Sadly will not be rebuying the ren balm.  After some testing, this 100% breaks me out big time.  

 

 

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That is a bummer about the REN Balm.  I'd be frustrated if I got a FS product only for it to break me out.

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Luckily this was not FS - it game in that 'Pure Glow Trio' with some small sizes of masks/treatments, so I did not feel too slighted.  I really wanted to like it, so that was a bummer but never know until you try!

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Nice!  I tried to buy sisley foundation thus summer while in Ansterdam at Douglas  but the lightest shade was way too dark for me.  I never checked to see if they had lighter options online or if that was it. 

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Interesting!  I got it from saks so I would recommend trying it again.  I am pretty fair but it blends beautifully  

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was the shade 0 porcelain? It is the lightest shade they make.

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I think I'm behind on posting, but here's a few recent empties:

 

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Loves:

Living Proof Flex Hairspray - already backed up

Clarins extra firming day and night

Radical serum - was free gwp from Saks!

Sephora konjac sponge 

ABH Brow wiz

 

Likes:

l'artisan parfumeur noir exquis - so annoyed this sample be a,e empty in my purse after one use!

OH Truth Serum - I never really know if this is doing anything but seems nice enough

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That is a really good sized GWP!  Glad to know that hairspray is good.  I have some I haven't opened yet.

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I think the truth serum works.  It has lots of vitamin c which keeps dark spots at bay.  It just doesn't work in a noticeable way since the fading is gradual to begin with and then it's all upkeep from thereonin.  

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Alright, I posted my empties while travelling but here is what I have at home for the last two months.  I have seen the empties with a twist thread and like the concept.  Since I'm on a no buy I think I'll play that game where items used up equal spending money on cosmetics.  Gotta clear it with the hubs first of course. 

 

Full sized = $2.00

deluxe= $0.50

foils=$$0.25

 

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Loved- I have either already bought more of these products or plan to.  I forgot to add I am in love with the peppermint cream from Meganlisas site.  That should've gone in this pile,. image.jpg

 

Hated-

The tatcha camellia cleansing balm is so very greasy.  I had to force myself to get through the two samples. 

The nars audacious went all flakey on my cheeksInto the second week. .  It was good the first week though.  

The mj liner I didn't even get to use.  I opened it and the whole stick fell out on the floor.  

 

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I like this game idea - I started it a few days ago, and I am up to 1 full size and 5 deluxe and foil sizes! I think I may add on a separate category for color cosmetic items like eyeshadow, blush, and lippies since those seem to take forever to use up…and price them at $4.00 Smiley Happy

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Oh good idea for the pigmented products!    I doubt I'll finish more than one in the entire year, but it makes it more tempting to trySmiley Wink 

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That is a huge pile and a fun sounding game.

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I play this game too!  Admittedly, I am well into the negative for 2015....so 2016 I am going to close that gap and use up allll of these things.  I am with you in spirit, hearts!

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Yay! Are you on a no buy as well?   I just need to clear out some of it. Having a lot of luxury stuff doesn't feel so luxurious.  It just feels cluttered.  

My problem is that I always want to try EVERYTHING!!!  

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I am going on very low buy for 2016.  I bought SO much this year - got married so justified it, and then post wedding had more fun money than I had during wedding planning, and blew way too much on cosmetics.  I feel like I have so much I won't even enjoy it now.  So I am going to just replace things after I "earn" them from empties this year.

 

Also Hearts, what did you think of the SR cleansing balm?  I have used it a few times and I swear it has changed my skin.  I have been dry and dehydrated and lately I am (almost) oily.  I love it!

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Having two incomes is kinda a game changer as far as expendable income😉

 

i liked med what I tried but I don't think I had enough to get a really good feel for it.  It reminded me of the eve lom cleanser which I liked.   Right now I'm in love with the green shu uemura cleansing oil folliwed by ole henriksen red tea cleanser.  

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Yes. Same. Oy.

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Love the idea of the twist! So what's your total from this month?!

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It's around 38.50 for the last two months. Not too shabby.   At this rate I'll be able to buy one nice item every four months.  (Edit-I'm not allowed with my jewellery challenge after all but I'm still going to save up cosmetic dollars for next november) This game will help keep me in line cause I will still be satisfying my need to accumulate something.  

 

You should give it a try - and feel free to change to numbers to suit your own goals.  

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Nice!!

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