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.
Mini mascara breeds at my house! I wouldn't have asked any questions about them. I will open one to try and if it's not amazing it may go straight into the empties pile.
I find theg last longer if you tape them or put them all together in a little bag. I don't know if they actually do, but it makes me feel better that I am at least trying to preserve them.
I am am in love with the Algerian vitamin c cream!
Haha it says "use 1st." I had like 3 of these at one point, because they were in the free samples section, so I wanted to make sure I didn't open a new one before I used one up.
HI all! I have been a lurker to this thread for a while--I can't post pics on my app for some reason, and I am pretty OCD about tossing or recycling. Anyhoo, I just realized that you all post minii-reviews, I love that!! I will have eto visit more often. I enjoy seeing what people use up and why and if it was a good or bad thing!
One question--what do you do with things that you just don't like? I have trouble throwing perfectly good things away, but then they sit there and make me feel guilty--like I have to force myself to use them. Examples--a Full size Cargo lippie from birchbox or somewhere, it is like a super pale shade that makes my lips disappear if I use it. I have a Lancome palette that I spent 50 dollars on (my first and last one!) it is so full of GLITTER and fallout, it is unbearable. I realy want to just toss and not hoard. Enable me, please, to get RID of stuff!
For things like palettes, if they are barely used some people sanitize and swap them with other people or include in one of the TSB's. For things like lip glosses that you can't exactly sanitize I usually try mixing with other colors I own to see I like it better or pass it off to my mom or sister. Typically I have been bad about throwing things away too but as my collection has grown I've realized it doesn't make sense to waste precious space on products I am realistically never going to use.
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Unless I despise something, I tend to finish it as well. I usually give away duplicates though, because I do not want to open something I hated the first time. What Lancome palette do you hate? Most Lancome palettes have a lot of shimmer (something I like), but I cannot think of any full of glitter (other than micro glitter which does not bother me) or fallout. I am finally starting to appreciate mattes a little more, but my heart still lies with shimmer.
Whoops, I forgot to post my empties for the past few months. Here they are.
BEST: Sephora Green Tea mask
WORST: Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Beso. I've come to realize that I just hate liquid lipsticks, so it was time to toss it.
BEST: L'oreal Miss Manga mascara
WORST: Nothing! June was an excellent month for using up favorites and staples, and I'll repurchase everything here.
BEST: Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. It took forever, but I finally used it up. I love how it warms when it comes into contact with water.
WORST: Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm. This one's a "worst" because there was a package defect, and the balm keeps falling out of the tube. Otherwise, I love this lip balm.
That green tea mask has been the only item in my loves list for a while. I want to use the other ones I bought before I purchase more, but I am glad to see it is worth the wait.
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Here's my first attempt at doing a monthly empties:
*not pictured = samples of Boscia detoxifying black cleanser & Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser
Love (will repurchase)
Aveeno positively smooth shave gel
Dior Extase mascara
John Frieda dream curls
Lush Blazoned Honey
Liked (maybe repurchase)
Olay cleansing cloths
Bosnia detoxifying black cleanser
Agonist purifying & replenishing cleanser
Disliked (will not repurchase)
Maybelline the rocket mascara- too wet!
DevaCurl no-poo and conditioner- couldn't get past the smell
L'Oreal shampoo- nothing special
Laura Mercier- I threw this out because it was old and dried up
TreStique- nice color (bronze/gold), but very patchy, faded quickly, and creased
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Here are my July empties!
Neutrogena Deep Clean make-up remover wipes
Colgate Prevident Booster Plus 5000
Kate Somervilla Exfolikate
Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector
Skinceuticals Phyto gel
DDG Glow Pads
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream (I was probably the biggest skeptic of this cream but it works better than my other "cult" moisturizers)
Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant serum
Clinique 3 step system
Liquid Face Wash (oily skin)
Paula's Choice Redness Relief
Darphin Age-defying dermabrasion
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief
Benefit They're Real Remover (this was more a terrible only because I didn't like the texture)
Briogeo Dont Despair, Repair Mask
Makeup Forever Plexi-Gloss (I loved the finish and colours but hated the formula and feel)
L'occitane Shower Gel x2
L'occitane Shower Cream
Paula's Choice Dark Spot Eraser - 7% AHA lotion
Kiehl's Avocado eye cream
L'occitane Precious cream
Nivea Aqua Effect cleansing wipes - maybe it was a bad batch but mine were bone dry
Origins Checks and Balances - smelled like interior paint and broke me out so bad every time I thought I would give it another try
Eminence Red Currant Masque - so much bad in one foil, took my skin few days to recover from a less than 10 minute mask
MUFE Smokey Extravagant - really clumpy
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - holy angry breakout
AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essense
Armani Fluid Sheer #2
BIC Razors pack
Oral B Ortho Brush Head 3 pack
Body Shop Shea Butter Soap
L'Occitane Arlesienne perfumed soap
Life Brand Orthodontic Flossers