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.
That makes sense too. Maybe I'll try this whenever I move to a larger space... It would be nice to keep track of what I have tried and what I have liked vs. not liked. I keep a pretty good mental list of these things, but pictures might make it easier.
I refer back to the old pictures all the time, so the record helps. Writing a mini review on each item also helps me remember what I thought of it. Sometimes, I cannot even remember what I thought of something (unless I loved or hated it). At times, I forget I even tried something. Then, I see it in an old picture, old thread entry, or old blog post and my memory is refreshed. It helps. Plus, getting someone's opinion after they finished it is better than when they've first bought it. Feelings can change over time.
I have a big ol' sephora box (nonetheless!) sitting in a corner of my room that I toss them all in, and I watch my pile grow >:] its oddly satisfying, its toppling over now and pretty soon I get to empty it because I will be moving and I don't want to move trash with me XD it has over 8 months worth of empties in it o.O
Very smart. This is why I moved my entire beauty stash into clear organizer drawers out in the open. I don't spend nearly as much as I used to, and I'm constantly paring down what I have.
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I'm an on-again off-again saver. Currently in "on" mode because I started feeling guilty regarding my intake vs. outtake ratio. Like many others keeping my empties is a good motivator to use what I have. I just keep a box around to throw things in when they're done. It's not much different from throwing them in trash or recycling. My problem is always figuring out where to keep the stupid box!
No worries, Gwen, that's not rude at all! Actually I keep a small box in my bathroom. Every time I finish something I throw it in there and at the end of the month I take them all out and photograph them. Then I toss them out. Actually it's kinda fun because I throw a bunch of stuff out all at once.
A bit delayed, but here are my July and August empties:
The Best (will repurchase/have already purchased):
- Batiste Dry Shampoo
- Cetaphil cleanser
- ABH brow gel
- Cover Girl Lash Blast
- Lush Grease Lightning
- Supergoop CC Cream
- Garnier gel moisturizer
- Commodity Gold
- Liz Earle Eyebright
- Bare Minerals Blemish Therapy
I enjoyed using everything else with the exception of the Supergoop eye cream which was just ok, and the Rimmel/Lancome mascaras that I wouldn't repurchase.
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May was just the month I tossed them. I started opening them in November or December. The only ones I used past February were the 2-3 pods that had not been opened yet. I think I had 1 Estee Lauder pod that was still unopened in May. After I used it, every pod was officially opened, so I tossed them all.
My germ factor is pretty high, so I am only willing to use a pod for a short period of time once it is opened and I am very careful about only opening one pod at a time. A 4 pod pack can last me a long time if I only wear 1-2 colors a week.