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.
Lots to love this month!!!
Farmacy skin dew: does set and is super refreshing. as others have said though, the DS sprayer is junk.
Dr. Jart tiger grass: need heavier cream for winter and this does it without feeling heavy or clogging!
Dr. Jart cipicair: same ^
Diorshow mascara base: makes mascaras that look horrible on their own look good enough to use and awesome mascaras that much better. No more tossing DS!
Caudalie sorbert: too light for winter use but great for if I'm doing my routine early and will use a night cream later or need less.
Verb ghost oil: I'm SO sad this is here. I used it 3x and then it dumped in my carry-on baggie (which I'm grateful for because had it not been for the ziploc, it would have been more mess). This isn't a traditional oil but more like a light shine oil for me, which is perfect! It doesn't absorb like other oils but is a light, layerable and lasting shine! I am super picky about hair products and I'll be purchasing!
PTR un-wrinkle turbo: I'm still on the fence.. I can't say I saw major improvements. But, it didn't break me out and I don't look worse over the 4 months I've been using. Unfortunately I just finished this a couple days ago so I can't say anything a couple weeks out from stopping use.
Guerlain maxi lash: Looks amazing even by itself.
I'd use any again but wouldn't purchase.
Ahava hand cream was too strong scented for me.
Que Bella eye patches irritated my not sensitive skin.
Body wash smelled like bathing in artificial sugar. Gross
PTR peel-x.. I think it was just peeling itself. Gimmicky?
My favorite day of the month! This has been my best month so far collecting empties.
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover - only eye makeup remover I'll use. Liquid removers irritate my eyes, this is perfect
Stella Stella McCartney body lotion - smells soo good
Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying pressed powder - use it every day to set my face and get rid of the greasies. Love it!
Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil - great for removing makeup, my skin felt so clean
Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee - more of a like than a love, but I forgot it in my likes picture. Decent moisturizer. Would use again but probably not purchase
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - love using it as a morning serum
Philosophy Raspberries and Cream 3-in-1 - one of my favorite scents of theirs
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 0.5 - love it as a light foundation. Always use on light makeup days or mix with other foundations to avoid a cakey look
GlamGlow SuperMud mask - my pores always look so good after this mask!
Urban Decay Virgin eyeshadow - I really cleared this pan out, lol. Love it as a highlight, or all over - perfect shade for my skin tone
Redken Pillow Proof - good for air drying hair - speeds the process up a little bit without adding weight
Klorane dry shampoo for dark hair - one of my new favorite dry shampoos. Really works well for me
ABH Brow Wiz in Caramel - must-have for brows
Kat Von D Tattoo liner - only black liner I'll use. Will buy this forever
Sabon Body Scrub - forgot this in the first picture. This is one of my favorite products of all time. Makes my skin softer than anything I've ever used, and the Patchouli Lavender Vanilla scent is SO good.
Number 4 Restore and Repair Hair Oil
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging cleansing gel
Philosophy Almonds and Cream 3-in-1
Dr. Brandt Ferulic and Retinol Overnight Serum
Estee Edit Flash lip gloss
Josie Maran Argan Finishing Balm
Urban Decay B6 spray
Loreal Everstrong Thickening conditioner
Caudalie Divine Oil
Ole Henriksen Clean Truth face wipes
Amika Nourishing Hair Mask
IGK 30,000 Feet Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Vasanti Brighten Up exfoliator
SuperGoop Hand Cream
Perfectly Posh Oh Snap hand cream
Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm
La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion
Les Couvents de Minimes Gardener's Hand Healer lotion
Algenist Genius cleanser
Dionis Water Flowers and Sea Salt hand cream
Soap and Paper Factory hand cream
Ahava hand cream
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask
Korres Greek Yoghurt face wipes
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
Beaver Repairing Shampoo
Madame CJ Walker Pre-Wash Protein Treatment
Milk Makeup Micellar Water face wipe
Skin Inc Ceramide serum
Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon body wash
Alterna Caviar Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
Marula Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes - had to wash my face twice after using one of these. Didn't take off any makeup, just covered my face in oil.
My November Empties:
I ordered a sample of Vitners Daughter from The Detox Market and wasn't impressed but it's likely I didn't use enough (I spread the sample out over several uses when it was likely the amount for one use).
I didn't notice a difference with the full-sized PTR Unwrinkle serum but it did work well with my makeup.
I liked the Besame powder (lovely light vanilla scent) and UD blush.
I purchased a sample of May Lindstroms The Good Stuff from The Detox Market and I loved the scent - this will be a full-sized purchase eventually.
I enjoyed all 3 foil samples - they each had a lovely scent (yet didn't cause a fragrance-related headache).
I finished a PTR unwrinkle turbo this month and feel the same you do with the un-wrinkle. No better but more importantly no worse! I agree it was light and layered well with things though. Have you started a new product in place of it?
We had so many similar empties this month. I switched to a vitamin C serum in the AM (I am finishing a Murad and then switching to an Odacite) and am using a variety of serums (including samples that I want to use up) in the evening - I have samples of Algenist, Fresh and full-sizes of May Lindstrom Youth Dew and several Leahlani serums. What serum(s) are you using now?
@JoannaMarieC Yes we did! I loved the hourglass foundation too and traded for more foils of it. I don't wear a lot of foundation so that should go a long way for me hopefully.
I'll be interested to see what you think of may lindstrom! I tried fresh samples a couple times and it was an okay for me. I am bouncing around with them also. I tried lancome genifique and liked it until it broke me out. I have DS of sheisedo concentrate (working on now and like so far), caudalie vinosource, bioeffect, and perricone MD. I am also working on a Dr. Brandt glow serum at work.
Ahh, you reminded me that I have a few deluxe-sized samples of Vinosource serum!
I have been using May Lindstrom products for a bit now, just not consistently (because I am trying to use up my sample stash and also because I keep buying more skincare). I really enjoy her products - they contain lovely ingredients and everything has the most wonderful scent which makes my AM and PM routines feel like a luxurious, relaxing time. My one concern is that my skin is a bit on the dry side due to it being colder weather - it feels like it needs lots of moisture and water-based products but her serum and balm are oil-based and don't seem to be quite enough. Having said that, they are still favorites and a part of my routine but I just need to layer them with water-based products. You should think about trying her line - I initially ordered samples from The Detox Market before committing to full-sizes. My favorites are Problem Solver, Honey Mud, Blue Cocoon and Good Stuff.
I've gone onto detox market probably a dozen times for ML samples and talked myself out of samples because I have so much to use up! My skin is also really dry, once winter breaks hopefully I'll have used up some things and can try it out on it's own! Thanks for the nudge
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
Evercos sheet masks
Benton snail bee mask
Kanebo Kate lash primer (my last one from stockpile...)
Clinique superbalm: HG lipbalm
Clinique cleansing balm
Holika Holika aloe shower gel: bought this by mistake, thinking I was getting the aloe gel--best mistake ever
September and October empties. We were traveling so I took this chance to request samples wherever we went and tried tons of new products. Found a lot of new loves and holy grails!
Wow! Love this. That is SO many samples. How many stores did you visit to get such a big haul! Were you able to completely leave skincare and cosmetics at home because of these samples. If so I bow down to you because that is pretty resourceful!
- phyto paris express conditioner
- devacurl super cream
- soap & glory scrub of your life
- body shop peppermint foot rescue
- essence false lash effect mascara
- milani conceal & perfect foundation
- soap & glory face soap & clarity
- wet n wild last primer
- melt lipsticks
- formula x drying spray