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.
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.
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:
All returned packing is sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.
Bring your cosmetic empties into an Origins retail store near you!"
GUYS I FINISHED A SHAMPOO I'VE BEEN USING SINCE 2007!!!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.)
january was a BIG empties month for me!!!
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!!!
- devacurl one condition
- glamglow thirsty mud
- algenist firming and lifting serum
- algenist complete eye renewal balm
- dior diorshow maximizer
- 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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.