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.
Empties! Finally I have some! There's a lot of repeats from my sample challenge...
Bare Escentual brushes x2: Way to scratchy for me, and still shedding! Used them for 1-2 years, ignored them for 3, now it's time to trash 'em!
FAB "Radiance Pads": Amazing, already repurchased!
Kate Somerville "Deep Tissue Repair cream": I loved this, but there has to be better options out there... More affordable options perhaps? Or I may crack during the VIB sale...
Mac "brush cleanser": My cinema secrets blow this one out of the park. But it's finally empty!
Josie Maran "Pure Argan Milk": So, I only used this one, and proved to myself that I'm still not a fan of argan oil, even in a lighter milky formula.
Korres "Mattifying Primer": I actually enjoyed this! But not enough to go out and purchase it. There's a two year supply of nice primers to work through first!
Amore Pacific "Luminous Effect Brightening Serum": I luuuurve this stuff. But it's expensive. And my boyfriend loves it too. Between the two of us, this puppy will only last 2 months. Guess I better wean us both off of it. Sniff.
Marula "Cleansing Lotion" x2: My skin loved this, and drank it up quite well. It's on my purchase list once I finish another cleanser. Or when the vib % sale is happening...
Urban Decay "Eyeshadow primer - antiaging": just like every other eye primer... meh. Doesn't last past 6 hours on my slick eyelids.
Murad "Essential C-Eye Cream": Nice for daytime use, nothing special for me.
Lancome "Dual Finish": Leaves a nice texture, and is very slightly less powdery than my Rimmel Stay Matte powder. Coverage from the sample was good for half my face, and had a sheer/light coverage. Skip.
Fresh "Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion": My skin is a normal/dry combo that will devour every ounce of moisture from anything, unless if it's gel. Skip!
Ole Henriksen "7 Day Wonder" kit: So I lost the box, and the foils for the day and night serums were threatening to take over my counter and got thrown out. The Truth serum and the Invigorating Night serum were both utterly fantastic, and have been bought. As for the Sheer Transformation... It's no where near hydrating enough!
I can't help but ask you more about the FAB radiance pads as I'm new to starting a good anti-aging routine. I have posted in "Ask the Experts"....I've read these pads are good for sensitive skin (?)....What results did you notice? TX. ~KAM
The FAB radiance pads are, in my opinion, a great way to break into the world of acids. I had originally tried a sample of Dr Gross's alpha beta peel in regular strength, and noticed my skin getting dry and flakey due to my skin not being used to acids. It's like working out, and building up your tolerance to weights and the dreaded treadmill!
FAB radiance pads are 5% blend of glycolic and lactic acid. For my combo(normal/dry) dehydrated skin, I had to break into it by once every other day. Now I use this regularly, and Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads(10% glycolic and lactic with 2% salicylic for PMS breakouts)
While my face is quite a bit glowy, I'm starting to see some fading of some old cystic acne. I had started using acids consistently about 6-8 weeks ago. Also, there is only a third of the deep pore blockage, so it's helping to regulate my skin. Skin tone also seems to be evening out too! Most days I can get away with powder instead of foundation
I got three uses out of my Dual Finish sample last month. I have never been able to finish a full sized Dual Finish powder either. I've thrown two away half full. Maybe, I am not using enough with each application.
September was fairly successful for me! I don't keep track of any foils I use, so those aren't included.
Will buy again:
- Barefoot Venus Vanilla Shake bath soak - loooooove this! It smells amazing and my skin is so soft. I just wish there was more product in a tin!
- Hourglass Veil Primer - I really do like this primer. Nice and light.
- I always buy more B&BW hand sanitizer. I liked this pineapple scent!
- Stila CC - the colour is a tad too dark for me, and I'm a little too oily for this at times but it blends so well and has good coverage.
- GlamGlow Supermud - I like this but not sure I love it.
- Caudalie cleansing water - I'm not sure how I feel about cleansing waters in general. I might come back to this one day, but I'm just not sure yet...
- UD All-Nighter spray - This is decent but I'm not sure it's amazing.
Everything else is a "never again"!
It was an exfoliating mask. I wasn't impressed much, it was very very gentle, and I didn't feel much results. it might be a good product for a sensitive skin, though, but not for mine. I like Exfolikate better.
Thanks for letting me know. I only use one June Jacobs product so far (the foot cream), but I really like it.
I love Exfolikate. The only one I like when I refuse to splurge on Exfolikate is the one from Benefit. I get rashes from so many and find the others ineffective. I think I remember you writing that you were not a Benefit fan though.
I keep getting samples of their skincare (and other than the exfoliant that I surprisingly bought without ever sampling, I have yet to try any of it. Glad to read you like it. I will eventually give it a try.
This thread is so inspiring. I recently started keeping my empties but I was not keeping larger bottles like shampoo, conditioner and shower gels. I also threw away empty foils or packaging of wipes and cotton etc. Today I saw some of the pics and now on I am going to keep bigger bottles and foils as well but so sad I threw away many big things just yesterday. Oh well there will be more soon