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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Awesomeness! 

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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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GUYS I FINISHED A SHAMPOO I'VE BEEN USING SINCE 2007!!!

 

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

 

OK

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

 

Hate

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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I think I'll try those sephora masks.  I keep hearing great things about them.   I love the shiseido eye cream as well!  I bought it immediately after trying the samples but am trying to get through my eye cream samples first before breaking into it.  Torture!!! 

The eye pods are amazing! 

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I love those eye pods but only break them out on special occasion. I'm going to make myself make them last until the next holiday sale.

 

I'd say the Sephora masks are OK. They're more fun and mildly moisturizing than a really serious treatment. Good for everyday/every week routines. But I'll still buy 'em. I bought a set during the holiday sale that was essentially buy 5, get 1 free. There's a similar deal with a promo code (I don't know if it's still active or active in Canada). MASKLOVE: buy 4, get 1 free.

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Yeah me too!  They're too expensive for everyday use 

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I am shocked you have any products left after your last entry.

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Seriously. :smileywink:

 

I keep my samples organized in labeled ziplocs in two little Rubbermaid drawers, and the drawers were having a hard time closing, so I had to use some up and give others away. And all the mascaras here were ones I opened in January but hated so much they went immediately in the trash pile.

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Congrats on finishing that shampoo!

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It was a slog, that's for sure. I haven't worn products in my hair for years, so it sat abandoned in my shower for a long time. Toward the very, very end of it, I cheated and just used it every day until it was gone, probably stripping my hair of some essential oils in the process. (But I also have a hair mask to get through, so maybe this will inspire me to break it out more.)

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january was a BIG empties month for me!!! 

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LOVES - would repurchase until the day i die! these have reached the level of i don't need to look to see if there is anything better because i found the heavens

  • devacurl one condition - total hg status
  • devacurl ultra defining gel - total hg status
  • glysomed hand cream - i use this stuff on my hands, feet and body...it saves me from canadian winters!
  • nivea essentials - i finished a lip balm!!! i love this stuff...keeps my lips from become a cracked mess

LIKES these were good, i liked them, i would probably repurchase...but i'm still looking to see if there is something better

  • devacurl spray gel - this was good - i actually really liked it so it probably shouldn't be here - but its not necessary for my hair routine 
  • clinique bottom lash mascara
  • sephora solid cleanser
  • bareskin foundation - i think i love this the most in the spring/fall
  • elf lash and brow clear mascara

NO JUST NO

  • almay oil free makeup remover - WHY WHY DO I BOTHER TRYING WITH THESE WIPES?!?!
  • ponds wet cleansing towelettes
  • almay lashcare gentle eye makeup remover pads - sure...gentle formula...too bad they don't take my eye makeup off!
  • rimmel scandal eyes
  • goldwell eluman intensive care treatment - BLAHHHHHH I HATE THE SMELL!!!

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LOVES 

  • devacurl one condition 
  • glamglow thirsty mud 
  • algenist firming and lifting serum
  • algenist complete eye renewal balm
  • dior diorshow maximizer

LIKES 

  • devacurl light defining gel - i prefer the ultra defining gel
  • algenist anti-aging repair oil
  • ud eyeshadow primer potion
  • becca ever matte poreless primer
  • lancome genifique
  • lamer eye balm
  • amore pacific age defense cream
  • cover fx calming primer
  • kiehl's hydro plumping serum

NO JUST NO

  • benefit the porefessional agent zero shine

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Great empties as usual! I have a few samples of the algenist oil,serum and eye balm. I'm too scared to try them though lol. Your empties might of convinced me to give them a try.

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i love the algenist line...but its a dangerous slippery slope!!!

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I know it's very popular but I have yet to find something from the brand i like :smileysad: That's why I'm scared to try this oil 

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Woah!  I'm impressed you finished that entire giant thing of the Deva Curl gel.  Howl ing did it take you?  I have the same size (though I'm pretty sure mine is the light defining gel, which I prefer...different strokes for different folks :-) ) that I bought whenever there was that vib and rouge point multiplier.  I have a lot of longish (few inches past my shoulders), thick hair so I thought I would go through it more quickly than I have but it is only 1/4 of the way gone.  The no poo and one condition I have been cruising through.

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i'm going to say that the one condition and the gel lasted me about 9.5 months!!!! i have the no poo now going on 10 months and it's still got 1/4 of the bottle!!! i guess it makes sense since i technically only wash my hair (and my son his) once a week!! 

 

i tried the light defining gel but found with the ultra i could go 3 days before i needed to do any touch ups to my hair!! i'm all about laziness!

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I've given up on makeup removing wipes.  A little oil and a dry cloth is all I need so I just carry a sample size of shu uemura cleansing oil around with me and some cotton pads in case I crash somewhere. 

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i love the shisedo ones...but i'm a cheapskate with makeup removing wipes!!

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Every month is a big empties month for you.  You're the most groomed person on BT (I know it).

 

I am not sure which I find more comical.  Just say no or no just no.  As usual, thanks for the laugh.

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