Empties

wendyomgwar

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.

NicoleFrat

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My October Empties:

 

Obviously my face was breaking out a bit this month, judging from the number of acne treatment and concealer samples I went through.  I added the PTR Retinol Fusion PM to my nightly routine and that just screwed my skin up.  I wasn't sure if that was the culprit, so I waited for everything to clear and tried it again in 2 weeks.  Big mistake.  I wish it was just a "purging" phase, but acne was different from my usual one here or there and in places I normally didn't have issues with.  Anyways, here are the empties.

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Loves: 

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  • Purity face wash
  • Neutrogena makeup wipes
  • Redken All Full Shampoo
  • UD Primer Potion Original
  • Neutrogena blotting sheets
  • UD Perversion mascara
  • HG Veil Mineral Primer
  • BBW Creamy Pumpkin hand soap
  • Couture La La perfume
  • Glamglow Tinglemud

 

Might repurchase:

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  • UD Naked foundation - I recently added Nars Sheer Glow and I like the way that dries down better.  The Naked foundation sometimes stayed tacky which I didn't like
  • Freeman Pineapple Enzyme mask - works ok, I have a bunch of Philosophy microdelivery exfoliating wash to work through now and I'm liking that better as a daily item instead of the pineapple mask 1-2x/wk.
  • Murad Acne Clearing Solution - Seems to work.  Liked it better than the clinique
  • Clinique Clearing Treatment

 

Won't repurchase:

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  • UD Naked Loose Powder - Did not like the finish, almost seemed to decrease the coverage of my foundation, replaced with Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
  • UD Primer Potion Eden
  • Amazing cosmetics concealer - recently purchased cover fx blemish concealer and like that better
  • Beauty Protector hair treatment mask - worked ok, I like the fekkai treatment better
  • PTR Retinol Fusion PM - Sad I have to throw out an almost full bottle.
ballerinagrl

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I'm wondering whether the Color FX concealer might be better value for money than the AC Amazing Concealer; is the tube bigger? 

natafrost

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Hi! If you don't mind, what didn't you like about PTR Retinol Fusion PM?

NicoleFrat

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It broke me out twice, acne was different from my usual one here or there and in places I normally didn't have issues with.

notcreative

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October Empties (too tired to do my usual reviews, so let me know what you're curious on, if anything).

 

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Love

Bvlgari Shampoo

Secret Clinical Strength deodorant 

H2o+ Shower gel

Lancome Genefique

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body lotion

Phillips Sonicare toothbrush head

Guerlain Lingerie foundation (color was slightly off though)

YSL Touche Eclat foundation (color was slightly off though)

YSL Fusion Ink foundation (color was slightly off though)

Clarisonic sensitive brush head

Too Faced Cocoa Powder foundation (color was slightly off though)

 

May Repurchase

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

CO Bigelow Lavender Peppermint Shampoo

Beauty Blender Pink

Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser (threw away the wrapper by mistake long before the picture)

Sephora Cotton Rounds

MUFE microfinishing powder

Simple sunscreen moisturizer 

Sephora Pantone Radiant Orchid Liquid eyeliner

L'Occitane Rose lip balm 

Lancome Hypnose Drama

Sheseido eye gels

Lancome Tonique Radiance

H2o+ Bar soap

Whish Shave Cream

Sheaterra Argan and Ghassool bar soap

 

Not for Me

Carol's Daughter body jelly

Dermelect Foot lotion

Shine Lotion

100% pure body wash

Faith Aromatherapy Citrus Ginger lotion

 

 

 

KateLovesYSL

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I LOVE the Bvlgari Shampoo too! The scent,Thé blanc, takes me to my happy place as it is the toiletries provided on our favourite cruise line (and where I first used it) and now I use it when I'm feeling nostalgic for our trips and the amazing staff that we have become friends with over the years.

 

The boyfriend loves it too--it has a great unisex scent.

MsChrissie

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I love the Bvlgari shampoo, both the red & the white one, I scored a stash from a hotel I stayed at on holidays. Beautiful bar soap as well from memory.

notcreative

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It smelled great, left my hair squeaky clean, less frizzy than regular shampoo and more shiny than regular shampoo.  I loved it, too.  Which hotel did you stay at?  It would not be the first time I tried a hotel based on the amenities carried.

 

I love Sheraton hotels, but I hate their Shine products.  I usually try to stay elsewhere to avoid them when possible.  The Peter Thomas Roth products carried at the Hilton are not my favorite either.  The lotion smells like a man.

MsChrissie

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We stayed at the Le Bua in Bangkok (the hotel in Hangover II). They replenished the amenities a couple of times a day. The bar soaps are rose fragrance, in a Stella McCartney way rather than a grandama soap kind of way. Really generously sized, too.   The hotel is also amazing for roof top cocktails!

 

I don't mind the PTR products - completely agree about the more masculine scent.

makeupobesessed

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Hopefully you don't mean the wreck they woke up in after the bachelor party?  LOLOLOLOLOL

notcreative

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That is really cool.

 

I have no impending plans to stay in Bangkok, so I guess staying there is out of the question for me.

MsChrissie

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I may have to snaffle something for you, if we ever get back there. Thailand is fairly accessible from Australia. My poor partner was a bit surprised/embarrassed by my little hoard when he saw me unpack my suitcase at home.  I must admit my heart sinks a little when I walk into a hotel room and there's a generic tube of something sitting on the vanity. First world problems, I know.  

notcreative

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I almost always take the amenities from the room when I leave.  Samples are the best, so it is one of my favorite parts of traveling.  We traveled more than a dozen times in the past 12 months (and I got something from every hotel, even the Sheraton ones at the beginning of the year).  By the end of the year, I was over taking Shine products, so I left without any from our late August stay. I can think of one worse than generic amenities at hotels.  My MIL planned our April trip and used her time share. I never bring items hotels carry, so part of our April stay was disappointing (we stayed at the Ritz near Lake Tahoe without her at the beginning of the trip and at one of the Sheratons near Disneyland at the end of that trip).  The time share she booked had no amenities other than bar soap, dish soap and laundry detergent.  It was a Wyndham property, and while that is not my favorite hotel chain, we had stayed there a few times in the past.  They always had amenities, so I never would have expected to arrive to none. There was no gift shop either, so we had to go shopping for shampoo and conditioner once the stuff I took from the Ritz was gone.  

 

Thanks.  It is awesome that Thailand is easily accessible for you.  I've always wanted to go to Australia as well, so it's pretty cool you get to live there.

MsChrissie

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I hope to travel to the US one day and step into an actual Sephora store ;-)

sparklekai

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buh-bye october...and empties!!!

 

 

FULL SIZE

 

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GIMME MOARRRR:

  • revlon colorstay whipped
  • anastasia brow whiz
  • bare minerals mineral veil 
  • shisedio cleansing whips
  • soft soap coconut scrub
  • elucence skin hydrating elixer
  • vaseline problem skin therapy
  • korres body milk

MEH:

  • elf makeup mist & set
  • too faced shadow insurance
  • equate cleansing towelettes 

NO SIREEE:

  • biotherm hand and nail treatment
  • belvado cocnut lip butter
  • skiinn olive & enzyme cleaner

 

DELUXE SAMPLES

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GIMME MOARRRR:

  • boscia detoxifying black cleanser
  • nars pro prime
  • origins plantscription serum
  • lancome bi facial
  • algenist repairing oil

MEH:

  • clarins extra firming night cream
  • clarins super restorative day cream
  • clarins dydra quench cream mask
  • clarins toning lotion
  • clinique repair wear eye cream
  • tarte brightening primer
  • ud perversion mascara

NO SIREEE:

  • clarisonic gel cleanser
  • too faced better than sex mascara
  • mufe smokey extravagant mascara
  • benefit bad gal lash
  • marc jacob mascara

WAHHHHHHHHH:  dried out when i opened 

  • guerlain maxi lash
  • dior addict it-lash

FOILS

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GIMME MOARRRR:

  • devacurl one condition
  • boscia tsubaki cleansing oil
  • sephora brush wipes
  • algenist micropolish & peel
  • nars smudge proof shadow base
  • glam glow youth mud tinglexfoliate
  • glamglow eye treatment

MEH:

  • biore pore perfect
  • benefit they're real remover

 

notcreative

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Is it weird that I always picture you as extremely well groomed, because you have so many empties each month? That or you're well groomed and smart for tossing the items that do not work for you.  My stupid self will keep using items I hate, because I paid for them and hate wasting money.  

 

I really like They're Real Remover.  It is the only They're Real thing I think Benefit got right.  Sorry you did not like it.

sparklekai

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i'm totally ocd!!! i also do a full face pretty much every day so i use things up rather quickly...and i don't skimp on products at all!!!

notcreative

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I've been trying to wear makeup a little more often.  Working from home (and only part time at that), there are days I never leave the house.  There are other days I leave the house only to get my sons to/from school.  I usually do not put makeup on if it will be viewed for less time than it takes me to apply it.  I just need more places to go.

 

I tend not to skimp when I use something, too.  The Becca primer I am sampling right now keeps peeling off my face when I use my Algenist moisturizer but works fine over La Mer.  I am either using too much Algenist, which is causing the Becca to pick it up and move it around or the products are not compatible.  It is hard to overuse the La Mer sample, because the way it comes out of the bottle.  Plus, I love it and have no intention of buying i any time soon, so I am using it very conservatively (odd for me).

shadetertiary

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Wow, look at all those empties!  I'm super impressed.  I need to start taking pictures of mine again!
I've been hesitant on the They're Real remover... what did you like/dislike about it?

sparklekai

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it was ok...it got my eye makeup off...but it was nothing special. it reminded me of the mufe sens eyes...but i like that better!  it was just an average cream remover.  

wendyomgwar

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I realized I can't keep my empties anymore! It stresses me out to have it just sitting around >_<

But I did FINALLY go through a travel size of an ojon shampoo, mean while I went through a liter of conditioner :smileytongue:, curly girl hair and all that. I know I've been through some OH truth serum sample packs as well I love that stuff!

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