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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Great empties!  I tried different Skin Inc serums and wanted to love them but they were just likes for me too.  I think part of it is how teeny tiny the sample was.  I only got 1 1/2 weeks or so out of it which is no where long enough to see results.

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Agreed! It would have been nice to try a sample for longer, but I didn't want to commit to a full size without knowing if it really had that much of an effect. Definitely just likes for me - I've tried other serums I like much better. I do have to admit that these tiny colorful bottles are SO cute though! I wish I had the whole collection just to line them up Smiley Happy

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I know!  Sometimes some of the packaging for samples is so, so pretty or cute and it pains me to throw them out.  For a long time I seemed to hang on to a lot of empty bottles and other packaging until I realized it just sat taking up precious space.  I always had visions of repurposing the packaging to do other things, but it never happened.  So I finally just had to trash them and be done with it.

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@maddieb25 Can you tell me more about the Yuza double lotion? What did you like about it? 

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I have a tough time finding toners that don't dry out my skin too much, especially approaching winter. And a lot of toners that I've found that aren't drying, aren't as effective and don't get as much excess makeup and gunk off my skin. This one is a great balance - my skin feels and looks SO clean after I use it, and the texture of my skin afterwards is so soft and just good overall. It's been a great addition to my nightly skincare routine, and I do think my skin has been glowier and healthier looking and feeling since I started using it!

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I love the smell of the Yuza Double Lotion! Great empties this month.

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Thank you! I like a lot of things about the Yuza lotion - the smell is just one of them Smiley Happy

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October empties
Super happy I was able to use up some foils! 

loves:
Aveno lotion 
Sabastian re-shaper hairspray

likes: 
Sol Janeiro bum bum cream 
tarte lights, camera lashes 
Kate Somerville goat milk
pure argan milk 
tarteguard 
BB thickening shampoo 
smashbox primers 

dislikes
boscia white charcoal mattifying setting spray 
BB thickening conditioner 

 

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I love using those shampoo & conditioner samples when I travel. So much easier than mini bottles. Great job using up all those foils!

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Nice job on all those foils!  I've been sucking at using them lately but hoping to do better the next two months since I have some travel coming up.  Also love that you lopped off the top of your Aveeno bottle.  :-)

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The Dr Jart mask felt nice on but smelled very strongly of thyme.

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Nice empties.  That Dr. Jart mask scent sounds yucky though.  I like thyme in my food but not necessarily as a skincare scent.

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Same here. I can't imagine smelling like thyme. Gross!

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This October, I made it through a few staples:

 

Stila One Step Correct Serum - fs (been buying this for years)
Urban Decay Original Primer Potion - fs (seriously guys, I've had this same tube since 2012)
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM - fs (my morning staple for the past couple years)
 
Benefit Porefessional Primer - sample (eh, doubtful I'll ever purchase, but it's fine)
Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care Body Balm - sample (I found the smell somewhat off-putting)

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I have so many Porefessional primer samples it's not even funny. I need to donate them to a local women's shelter or something because I'll never use them. I tried it once and felt the same - just eh.

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I feel like everyone does.  Every time I do a TSB it seems like there is a glut of them.  It makes me wonder if even the women's shelters have gotten too many.  JK!  ;-)

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It was the same for me and the Smashbox Photo Finish primer - I swear Ulta sends it with everything! I took them all to a clothing exchange party last month and said sayonara.

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I know what you mean on the primer potion.  I use so little at a time that it takes me forever to get through a tube.  (And of course this was something I told myself I needed backups of when they DC the old packaging so I'm stocked up for awhile.)

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I thought about doing the same, and still might. I like the squeeze tubeI

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October empties - feel like I made decent progress this month

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Top row, loves:

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Pixi Glow mud mask - I always cut the tube open on this to get the very last drops. A genius spot treatment for when I need to make stuff come to a head.

body shop tea tree oil - I mix this into my dry clay masks as needed.

farmacy purple broccoli brightening - I buy these by the boxful every time farmacy runs their f&f sales. The brightening version is by far my favorite. I keep writing them emails to ask them to bottle the liquid as a serum... 😃

Odacite jo+l- part of my regular routine and gets repurchased, I use this daily to help keep my skin clear.

clarisonic pedi disc - love these for regular foot exfoliation.

Middle row, meh:

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Odacite GT+l, Gr+g - I have repurchased both of these before but I'm not sure if I will continue to.  I don't know if they are doing enough...

Ouai hair treatment mask - felt thick, smelled like cake frosting. Made my hair soft but the artificial smell lingered.

body shop shea body butter - nothing wrong with it, just others I like better. Sort of made me feel like my clothes were constantly sticking to me.

kate Somerville exfolikate intense - I use the acne version but bought this one by accident. Didn't realize my error until I opened it and saw the product was green. I prefer the acne one.

living proof hair mask - this was really thick, too. I felt like I was applying body butter to my hair. Didn't notice much of a difference with it, either.

Bottom row, nopes:

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Odacite oleosomes moisturizer - received in a gwp; tried to use and product was empty.

kate Somerville goat milk eye balm - part of a recent 500pt perk. Tube was completely dried up and hardened.

bliss fabulous makeup melt - didn't like the texture; smeared my makeup rather than removing it.

niod flavanone mud - tingles quite aggressively (which they warn of on the package) didn't really improve my skin.

Kate Somerville detox daily cleanser - didn't like the smell, didn't like the film it left on my face.

caudalie hand and foot cream - I use it on my feet and feel like it just sits there without absorbing.

Kate Somerville goat milk cleanser - also from the recent 500pt perk. Product was completely separated and no amount of kneading or shaking would remedy it.

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Farmacy makes great masks! I have gone through a box and need to repurchase during VIB next week. I haven't tried anything else from their line though.