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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my empties for January 2015




Assured Raspberry shave cream/gel

Benefit - they're realm makeup remover (Sample)

benefit - Watt's up Soft focus highlighter for face (Mini/travel-size)

Dior - Miss Dior blooming bouquet (Sample)

Glam Glow - Power mud treatment (sample)

Narcisco Rodriguez - For her Perfume (sample)

Nest - Indigo Perfume (sample) 

OGX - Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner (Full-size)

Tom Orchid - Black Velvet Perfume (Sample)

Too faced - Chocolate Soleil Medium/deep bronzer (Full-size) 





April Bath & shower gel, Coconut body cream (full-size)

Benefit - Bad Gal Lash (mini/travel-size)

Benefit - Ooh la lift (mini-travel-size)

benefit - Ultra Plush Lip gloss, Hoola (Mini/travel-size)

Drybar - Texas Tea Conditioner (sample) X2

Drybar - Texas Tea shampoo (sample) x2

Ed Hardy Skulls & roses perfume (full-size)

Fresh - Lotus Preserve Radiance Lotion (sample)

Not your mother's Clean Freak Dry shampoo (Full-size)

Philosophy - purity Made Simple Facial cleanser (Mini/Travel-size)

Replica - Beach walk perfume (sample)




Not for me:

estee lauder - primer (sample)

Generic - makeup remover wipes (full-size) x2

Lady Speed stick -Wild Freesia Deodorant (full-size) 

Prada - Candy Floarale Perfume (Sample)

Serge Normant - Dry Conditioner (mini/travel-size)



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I'm in love with the replica beach walk scent!  Waiting for the 3x points event.  Smiley Happy

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I am excited for the 3x points event as well. do you happen to know when it is?

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It's usually in the first two weeks of February which is right in time for valentines day.  I don't know for sure though.  I haven't received anything yet. 

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It starts Feb 5.  I posted a picture of the card I got about it in the Deals thread.

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I love They're Real makeup remover, too.  It shocked me, because I hate the liner and the mascara.  I ordered it as a sample from Sephora to get a mini, but it was substituted.  It is too big to travel with, but I like it for home.

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I've been too lazy to take pics and post, but I love viewing you guys' empties!


Just a reminder (sorry if I am broken record) - Origins will take back ALL of your empties -- from any brand!  At their freestanding stores, and SOME of their department store (Macy's) locations!  I save all mine in Victoria's Secret bags, then when the bag is full I use ti as an excuse to go to the mall.


They recycle lots and lots of types of things, more than I can put in my curbside.


Here's what it says on their website:


"Bring any cosmetic brand empty container into any Origins retail store & we’ll recycle it for you for FREE.

All returned packing is sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery.
Since 2009, Origins introduced a program that encouraged its customers to bring their empty previously unrecyclable cosmetic tubes, bottles & jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to their nearest Origins retail store or department store counters. We believe that the more we collect from consumers, the more we can keep cosmetic packaging out of landfills.

Bring your cosmetic empties into an Origins retail store near you!"
You can google Origins Recycling for links to find a store near you that will take your empties.  Okay end of soapbox/good deed for the day Smiley Wink.  Back to your reg scheduled programming...

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Oh that's really cool. My curbside program is pretty comprehensive, but this is good to know.

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Already Repurchased

CVS cotton squares

Rusk Clarify shampoo—this time I didn't buy the jumbo bottle

Sephora eye makeup remover

Sephora pomegranate and pearl masks

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 eye mask

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 eye cream

GlamGlow BrightMud eye pod

Butter London Ruby Murrary lipstick

Anastasia Lash Genius waterproof mascara topcoat

Sephora lip balm

Urban Decay B6 vitamin spray


Love, May Purchase

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation face cream

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer BB cream



Philosophy Strawberry Italian Soda body wash

Shiseido Bioperformance eye cream

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey

Revlon lash curler

Boscia facial moisturizer with SPF

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve lotion

Omorovicza face wash

Lancome Visionnaire skin corrector

Radical Skincare eye cream

Supergoop Everyday face and body sunscreen

Sephora pore clarifying mask

Sephora oil-blotting films



Sephora clear brow gel

Sephora clear mascara

MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Mat 8

Gorgeous Cosmetics lipstick in Lola

Ciate base coat in Underwear

Ciate top coat in Speed Coat

Dior Diorshow Extase mascara

Buxom mascara

Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara

FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Polynesian Purple and Rio de Rose Gold

Eve Lom cleanser

Shany Cosmetics brow and lash comb

Misc. eye cream samples

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I think I'll try those sephora masks.  I keep hearing great things about them.   I love the shiseido eye cream as well!  I bought it immediately after trying the samples but am trying to get through my eye cream samples first before breaking into it.  Torture!!! 

The eye pods are amazing! 

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I love those eye pods but only break them out on special occasion. I'm going to make myself make them last until the next holiday sale.


I'd say the Sephora masks are OK. They're more fun and mildly moisturizing than a really serious treatment. Good for everyday/every week routines. But I'll still buy 'em. I bought a set during the holiday sale that was essentially buy 5, get 1 free. There's a similar deal with a promo code (I don't know if it's still active or active in Canada). MASKLOVE: buy 4, get 1 free.

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Yeah me too!  They're too expensive for everyday use 

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I am shocked you have any products left after your last entry.

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Seriously. Smiley Wink


I keep my samples organized in labeled ziplocs in two little Rubbermaid drawers, and the drawers were having a hard time closing, so I had to use some up and give others away. And all the mascaras here were ones I opened in January but hated so much they went immediately in the trash pile.

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Congrats on finishing that shampoo!

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It was a slog, that's for sure. I haven't worn products in my hair for years, so it sat abandoned in my shower for a long time. Toward the very, very end of it, I cheated and just used it every day until it was gone, probably stripping my hair of some essential oils in the process. (But I also have a hair mask to get through, so maybe this will inspire me to break it out more.)

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january was a BIG empties month for me!!! 



LOVES - would repurchase until the day i die! these have reached the level of i don't need to look to see if there is anything better because i found the heavens

  • devacurl one condition - total hg status
  • devacurl ultra defining gel - total hg status
  • glysomed hand cream - i use this stuff on my hands, feet and body...it saves me from canadian winters!
  • nivea essentials - i finished a lip balm!!! i love this stuff...keeps my lips from become a cracked mess

LIKES these were good, i liked them, i would probably repurchase...but i'm still looking to see if there is something better

  • devacurl spray gel - this was good - i actually really liked it so it probably shouldn't be here - but its not necessary for my hair routine 
  • clinique bottom lash mascara
  • sephora solid cleanser
  • bareskin foundation - i think i love this the most in the spring/fall
  • elf lash and brow clear mascara


  • almay oil free makeup remover - WHY WHY DO I BOTHER TRYING WITH THESE WIPES?!?!
  • ponds wet cleansing towelettes
  • almay lashcare gentle eye makeup remover pads - sure...gentle formula...too bad they don't take my eye makeup off!
  • rimmel scandal eyes
  • goldwell eluman intensive care treatment - BLAHHHHHH I HATE THE SMELL!!!




  • devacurl one condition 
  • glamglow thirsty mud 
  • algenist firming and lifting serum
  • algenist complete eye renewal balm
  • dior diorshow maximizer


  • devacurl light defining gel - i prefer the ultra defining gel
  • algenist anti-aging repair oil
  • ud eyeshadow primer potion
  • becca ever matte poreless primer
  • lancome genifique
  • lamer eye balm
  • amore pacific age defense cream
  • cover fx calming primer
  • kiehl's hydro plumping serum


  • benefit the porefessional agent zero shine

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Great empties as usual! I have a few samples of the algenist oil,serum and eye balm. I'm too scared to try them though lol. Your empties might of convinced me to give them a try.

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i love the algenist line...but its a dangerous slippery slope!!!

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I know it's very popular but I have yet to find something from the brand i like Smiley Sad That's why I'm scared to try this oil 

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