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.
WOW! Yes, that absolutely deserves its own post. Hopefully I will be making a similar one with my Naked Basics palette before the end of the year, but this is super impressive.
Did you finish the shades at around the same time, or did some hang on much longer than others? The dark black-brown shade in Naked Basics (Crave) is going to be with me forEVER after I finish all the others, just because I really only use it as a liner.
you can totally do it!!
the shades finished in stages. i did a palette of the year on my blog so i do have month by month progress shots somewhere!
the dark brown colour sexspresso was possibly the hardest shadow to work through - it was just so tightly packed and i don't do dark eyes. i did end up scrapping chocolate martini. it ended up being a gold glitter with a tiny brown sheen, it was scratchy and i just hated it!
i also found other purposes for some of the shades - silk teddy and honey pot i used as shadows and highlighters
@WhereYouStandit was a nice palette but it doesn't offer a whole lot of diversity in shades. i'm not sure if i'd repurchase it but i'm glad that i was able to use it up.
i'm trying to see how much i can use up for the too faced matte eye palette and the boudoir eye palette. right now both are super close to getting decluttered!
i find the matte palette isn't the easiest to work with. takes a lot of effort to get any pigmentation and colour payoff and then there is a lot of powder kick up when i finally do
Thanks sparklekai for the feedback this is good to know. there seems to be a big hype around too faced eyeshadow palettes I was just curious if they were worth it or a tad overrated. I have been eyeing many of their palettes but still debating this gives me some info on the neutral mattes in those palettes. I think i will wait on purchasing it now.
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I decided to finally get my butt in gear so here are my empties for the first six months of the year. Some of these are upside down or sideways, but hoping I can fix that tomorrow as my computer at home is giving me troubles. :-(
Hourglass Illusion and LM tinted moisturizer are HG products for me and have already been repurchased. I also really, really liked the Ambient Light Color Correcting Primer and am strongly considering purchasing it. I also really liked Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic but it was on the old side and crumbled on a recent trip.
Face Cleansers & Facial Wipes:
I love Ole Henriksen wipes (especially the smell of Eucalyptus) so those have already been repurchased as has the Glamglow Thirsty Cleanse which is another love for me.
Lotions, Serums, Oils, & Treatments
Caudalie Premier Cru L'Elixir & Serum are both loves for me and have been repurchased. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the L'Occitane Ultra Riche Cream. It was perfect for the winter. My prescription Aczone cream in the back is also my go to for managing acne. But perhaps my favorite find in the last six months was Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream. I love how silky it feels on my skin and it really helps with my skin dryness. I will admit the price tag is hard to swallow but once I work my way through my lotion and cream stash I am really considering it.
Antiperspirant, toothpaste, and perfume:
Boring stuff above, though I was pumped to finally have used up Vera Wang Lovestruck. It takes me FOREVER to use up a perfume and I think I can only remember using up one other perfume.
Masks, peels, scrubs, etc:
I wish this one wasn't upside down, but hoping I can fix it! Obviously I love the Dr. Dennis Gross peels. Glamglow Thirsty Mud, and Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Peel are also loves for me as is the Juice Beauty Sensitive Skin Peel. I also quite like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask. Of the sheet masks, the Jurlique masks were my favorite, but they were sadly discontinued.
Lots of loves in this photo. Devacurl and Davines products remain loves for me. (Most of my Davines products got tossed. :-( ) I also love the DryBar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shots. And the Alterna Caviar Shampoo and Conditioner were great.
Body, soap, etc.
Oh man! And I thought my three months was a lot! Lol, where have you been storing all of this?
I love the smell of that love shampoo. My hubs uses it and I love sniffing his hair, lol.
OMG! Very impressive! I was noticing you cut the tops off some of the tubes. Was that to get all of the product out at the end? What a good idea.
I wish I went through more of my products a little faster. It would give me a better excuse to try more stuff! ;-) my husband is always like why do you need that when you already have drawers full of stuff....
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Yep! You're 100% correct as to why I cut the tops off. I don't always do it (if something is just meh to me it's not worth the bother) but if it's awesome and/or expensive I do.