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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Then you won't be surprised that it took me what seemed like a year to use it up. I'm sick of it. I had to force myself to get through it. It doubled as my shaving gel and I still thought I'd be smelling this scent forever. There's only so much plasticy vanilla a girl can take.
how in the world is another month over already?!?!?!?!
full size products
- mixed chicks leave in conditioner - leaves my hair hydrated, helps with frizz and doesn't weigh my hair down
- deva curl no poo shampoo - gentle, hydrating and makes my curls sing!
- prada candy l'eau - I LOVE THIS SCENT!!!
- glysomed hand cream
- sugar advanced therapy
- urban decay subversion - fave lash primer - especially with coloured mascara!!!
- anastasia beverly hills brow whiz
- mary kay satin hands
- sephora targeted eye remover swabs - i always have some of these - i'm not finicky on brand - these were good but not special - i would repurchase but right now i have others
- elf high definition powder
- fairy drops lash primer
- glysomed body lotion - i prefer the hand and foot creams
- avon eye makeup remover lotion - IT BURNS!!!
- olive lips lip balm - dry when i got it!
- deva curl light defining gel - i like this one for day 3 hair that needs a little refresher
- origins drink up intensive overnight mask
- urban decay all nighter
- algenist eye balm
- urban decay subversion lash primer
- boscia tsubaki cleansing oil
- algenist firming and lifting serum
- benefit they're real mascara
- urban decay perversion mascara
- too faced shadow insurance
- shiseido ibuki softening concentrate
- shiseido ibuki moisturizer
- johnson's baby wash
- buxom mascara
- shiseido benefiance eye cream
- tata harper resurfacing mask
- tata harper regenerating cleanser
- glam glow bright mud eye treatment
- derma dr wrinkle eye cream
- josie maran cleansing powder
- omorovicza thermal cleansing
- nude treatment oil
- strivectin 5 minute glycolic peel
- bliss micro magic microdermabrasion - liked on body hated on face
- ren - v cleanse flash rinse
- eslor replenishing scrub
things i forgot to include
- deva curl one condition
- deva curl ultra defining gel
- origins charcoal mask
- equate makeup removing wipes
- biore pore perfect strips
- boscia pore purifying black strips
- equate quilted squares
I can't remeber the last full bottle of perfume I used up... I think it was Ralph lauren her. That was waaaay back! I bought a second bottle and still have it. It seems dated now.
I LOVE this thread! Here are the last few weeks of empties and items I've been testing out.
LOVES- already ordered and in rotation.
Sunday Riley Good Genes- a good amount of tingle since I use it night after my peel pads but not in a bad way. Within days saw a change in tone and texture. Very good product!
ABH brow wiz- never without my wiz
MJ Daisy- It is a great scent but also carries good memories since my better half picked it out years ago for Christmas ❤️
Radical peel pads- I received these with the Barneys GWP. I'm not sure of the % in them but my skin reacted better with these then what I was currently using, ptr un wrinkle pads. Really pleased with the results. Followed with Luna oil and my skin has never been better.
Replica Beach Walk- went to sephora yesterday to get a sample because I need to test it a day or two on my skin but I really like it.
Conair paddle brush- lasted me an insane amount of years and I just repurchased the floral one at ulta.
So So products. Not LOVES but NOT BAD either.
BBW body wash, cream, and lotion.
Ulta body scrubs
Living Proof hair serum- too heavy on my already thick and long hair
Pur-Lisse 4&1 cream cleanser- it was good with my clarisonic. Didn't wow me or break me out so eh.
Ole serum and eye cream- smells like orange sherbet. Again, didn't wow me or break me out so eh.
Nivea shower lotion- I like it. I like unscented lotions under my perfumes so this was nice to try.
Ole melting truth cleanser- might revisit this when I get through some other stuff.
Chloe, Stella, E&J white. Too sweet and powdery for my skin and dryer climate. The black might be a good fall scent.
Just Bad... For me
Rita Hazan hair treatments- didn't do anything
Marinesse Curl- sample from birch box. Dry and clumpy. Maybe I received a bad one?
Keihls correcting night cream- it sat on my skin. It was a good size sample and I tried it various ways it just didn't seem to absorb. I'm finding this the case with most Keihls creams on my skin.
Clinique 3 step- this was my first foray into skin care at 12. It's not for me anymore.
Burts Bees face wipes- smells medicinal and drying to my skin.
Guerlain Royale serum- I need to get another sample. Mine was very thick and inconsistent in texture. Thinking bad sample not product per se.
Smashbox BB- awful. Balled up with and clung to everything I wanted covered up. Tried a few methods of applications, still no.
I have some samples of the Good Genes I'm waiting to try ou, and the Radical peel pads from GWP too. I love Beach Walk and I'm pretty picky about beachy perfumes. I bought it last year during triple points.
The tingle was.... Intense with the good genes since I used it after the peel pads but it absorbed right in and seriously in days my skin was singing praises. I have never experienced a wow moment in skin care like that. Also, cut ur peel pads in half to double the supply. They are packed with product and a half pad did my face, neck, chest, and hands!
I have some empties! Mixed full-size, deluxes and samples. Really trying hard to make it through some of my stash and this thread makes me happy and motivated. I'm not much of a re-purchaser, since I always want to try new things, but I'll give some reviews below.
Also, a while back, someone mentioned a place that takes recycling of all cosmetic products - can someone remind me where that is? I'm never sure with some of the stuff if it can go in regular recycling. Thanks!
LOVED - will purchase
Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel Powder - LOVED this stuff, I'm going to buy full size
PTF Black Moor Mud Mask - wow, this is so nice, no mask has made my face feel so nourished and glowing!
Liked, would consider purchase or re-purchase:
Caudalie Serum - no miraculous results, but I think it was a nice, hydrating serum
Alterna CC Cream - I actually already have the full size, just used up the DS
GlamGlow Thirstymud Cleanser - I liked this one, but not something I would use every day, it seems like a lot of work!
Lancome Bi-Facil Eye makeup remover - I seem to have an endless supply of these DS-sized, I love it, but can't imagine ever purchasing it for that reason!
Carol's Daughter and VS Body Cream
B&B Creme do Coco - nice, hydrating for hair
Cle de peau le coton - fine, but I don't see any reason to get these over the Shiseido ones
Molton Brown DS - I just mix all these in my hand soap pump dispenser, they all smell amazing!
"Just wanted to use up" - EL perfectionist & Re-Nutriv
Not thrilled with - Dior Iconic Overcurl, I don't know if this was me, but this formala was super dry and barely showed up on me. I love other Dior mascaras but this one was not for me.
Okay, foils & samples: Mostly just trying to use these up
That Benefit Flawless sample card with primer, foundation and powder lasted maybe 2 hours on me, not a fan.
Chanel foundation - nice, but not a HG for me as it is for others
Drybar Sake Bomb Shampoo & Conditioner - I actually already bought the full size, I loved it at first, but it's a little too much for my regular use. I tried the Happy Hour conditioner and I might buy that one, but hard to tell from only one use.
Renewed hope in a jar is something I've tried a couple of samples - not enough moisture for me at all.
I heard great things about the Chanel Aqua foundation too. The SA was Nordstroms was nice enough to do a full application and give me a sample. It's good... But like you said not HG. So the search continues. What foundations are you having good experiences with?
I am notoriously bad at sticking with anything, but I have probably had the best luck with Givenchy overall:
Givenchy Photo Perfexion - I own this one and love it every time
Givenchy Teint Couture - I am waiting to buy this one, I have gotten very generous samples and it is great.
Otherwise, the YSL touche eclat foundation and Giorgio Armani Maestro are also two of my favorites. I also recently bought a D&G foundation (so pricey), but now all of the sudden it looks too orange on me, however, in photographs, it seems to look better than anything I've ever used!
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Yes! Managed to save many of my empties this month, I usually throw them out.
Love - Tatcha Body Butter & Hand Cream (Repurchased), Sephora Green Tea Mask (Repurchased)
Like - Missha Mask, Glamglow Supercleanse (purchased full-size) & Brightmud (22 more packs to go, lol), Kate Nourish, Bite Lip Wipes (Might repurchase)
Indifferent - Boscia Cleanser, PTR Serum, Tatcha Serum, SK-II mask (Repurchased)
At least I didn't hate anything this month. LOL.
Nice! I'm so tempted by the Tatcha website and trial sets, but haven't pulled the trigger yet on anything.
(Also, I think I had my thread sorted the wrong way and replied to some posts from 2013 before I realized, oops! I'm sure 2013 will be so interested in my comments.)
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I first indulged in a few small purchases of travel sizes: the body butter, the hand cream, the cleansing oil, GWP of the blotting linens and rice enzyme powder.
Then a Ruelala offer came so I bought a ritual trial kit for oily skin, the full-size of the body butter and hand cream, and got the eye cream as GWP.
Overall, I love the cleansing oil and body butter. The rice enzyme powder is also nice and I can see myself repurchasing it after I finish the three I have, lol. Oh, I really like the blotting linens! They're the first I have used that do not take off any makeup along with oil when I press them on my face. I didn't expect to like the blotting linens as much as I do. I think the serum and face cream are nice too, but not necessarily life-changing for me.