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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Awesome job using up your samples!  I keep meaning to try the Verb stuff.  

 

Like 10 years ago, I sat down in a chair with an Omorovicza rep at Nordstrom.  She was so pushy and awful and I didn't end up buying anything but it's left a bad taste with me ever since then!  Too bad because people do seem to like their stuff, but really, I don't need another brand to love!  

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@sister13 pushy reps are the worst! I got hooked after a foil appeared in my Sephora order.

 

I especially liked Verb because it was able to bring out my natural curl which always gets weighed down given my super fine hair. 

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My empties bag tipped over in the middle of the night because it was too full, I guess that's a good thing lol

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Oh no.  That's a BeautyTalk problem if I've ever heard one. ;-)

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I've decided this will be the month I finally post my empties.  Got a stash since December of last year going.  But first I had to share something I knew only you ladies could relate to.  I had some empties hanging out in my shower and of course forgot to pull them before the cleaning lady came and now they are gone!  Of course I'm sure she thought she was doing my lazy butt a favor but all I could think was pictures or it didn't happen!

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Yes!!!!  I had a little bag in the bathroom with a used up purity bubble bath and a used up soap package which disappeared after the cleaning ladies came in.  One of them probably thought it was a garbage bag, which technically I guess it was.  It got to me though, but there's no way I can explain that I save my garbage for photos without coming across as some crazy woman. 😂

I have always cleaned my own house, but the hubs decided to spare me while I'm a big waddle monster. ❤️❤️❤️

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Totally!  I'm glad other people can relate.  I felt a little bougie talking about my cleaning lady but it's my treat to myself.  Best $90 I spend every month to save me those few hours.  Not to mention I'm sure it keeps the peace in our relationship because the chores we do do are stressful enough.  And these ladies do a way better job then I do.

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It's a sanity saver for sure though it was a little awkward the first couple times allowing other people to clean the washrooms.  It felt a little too personal. I'm over it now that I absolutely don't have the energy to do a thourough job.

I don't think it's much more bougie than spending $90 on a shadow palette or a bottle of wine.  

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That is so sweet of him!

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Yeah,🌟.  I had a little meltdown or eight during the first trimester cause I was so sick and things were falling apart around here.  This was his clever solution. 

The first time they were supposed to come though, I cancelled cause I thought it was too messy so I tired myself out precleaning the house and had them come in a couple days later.  Defeats the point right?  They still did a better job than me😳

 

 

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Oh, no. I've had this happen before both my the maid (at a hotel) and my husband. The maid found them hiding in a corner of the room. They were not even in the shower. My poor husband always throws his products away, but forgets I photograph anything we happen to share. To this day, he sometimes forgets. Every once in a while, he will ask me if I've ever used his .... (whatever), but he only seems to ask on things I never use. 

 

I really like documenting empties. When you sample so many things, it is hard keeping track of what you thought of all of them unless you really love or really hate them. Without the list, you forget you even tried middle of the road ones at times.

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Oh wow, you've got him in on it though!   I have acceptance from D which is as much as I thought I could hope for😛

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I remembered you saying that so now when I travel I stick them in my suitcase.  And I agree on documenting things!  Thankfully I'm fairly certain everything that got tossed was full sized and HG products for me at that.  I just miss having the evidence!

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Haha - I'm always forgetting to take out my shower empties.  I've posted more recently than December, but I do have a Sephora bag overflowing with empties in my closet that I haven't had a chance to post in what feels like forever.

 

I was so excited when the serum I've been using finally finished last night.  I actually liked it a lot (caudalie), but I was just dying to move on to my next-up (tata harper from Caroline Hirons Cult Beauty Box), and every day that Caudalie kept pumping more out until finally last night it pumped it's last pump.

 

Anyway, hopefully in the next few days I'll get around to posting, too - hopefully I can remember what I thought of everything!

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I've already given up on remembering what I thought of everything.  Planning on hitting the high points and the low points. :-)

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May was skincare month! I finished ALL the things! Huzzah!

 

Loves: Have or Would Repurchase

 

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Meh: Just ok, nothing special

 

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Nope:

 

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Spoiler
Alterna Shampoo/conditioner - my hair did not feel clean at all after the shampoo. Conditioner was ok.
Panda face mask: Cute, but the costume stuff around the eyes made those edges stiff and pokey, not a plus. Also, it was sticky and dried out too quickly.
Couvent des Minimes body lotion - too greasy, odd smell
Dior foils - holy alcohol Batman! nope nope nope
Ahava moisturizer - good moisturizer, but smelled like hairspray
Philosophy Take a Deep Breath moisturizer - not hydrating enough at all
Charlotte Tilbury foundation - caked up immediately
Milk Sunshine oil - way too heavy for face, and too greasy for anything else

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*jaw drop*

 

I can never get through too many full sized items so it always amazes me to see someone get through so many!

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Wonderful month! Lots of awesome things here. Out of curiosity, why not finish the blush samples if you loved them? I keep those paper cards as long as it takes to finish them when I love them and am wondering if there is a germ issue or something I am unaware of.

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No germ issues, but I'd had the card for awhile and I'm trying to clean out my foils stash. Also I find the format of this one messy, and I was afraid it would start getting onto other things. I love the formula, but I'm not so in love with any of the colors that I wanted to eke out the last drops.

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Great empties.  You did some real damage.  Bummer to see that milk sample in your nopes @JazaChai.  I'm assuming you got it from the Sephora box? 

 

Looks like you also have a few interesting products in your loves.  I know my sister is also a huge fan of It's a 10.  I also want to really love the philosophy skincare products but for some reason they always seem to sting my skin a bit and I couldn't get past the smell.

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Whoaaaaaa!!!!   Awesome month!!!!    I almost bought a pack of those Dior hydra life sleeping masks and now I'm feeling better that I didn't.  At that price point meh just doesn't cut it. 

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