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.
I know! Sometimes some of the packaging for samples is so, so pretty or cute and it pains me to throw them out. For a long time I seemed to hang on to a lot of empty bottles and other packaging until I realized it just sat taking up precious space. I always had visions of repurposing the packaging to do other things, but it never happened. So I finally just had to trash them and be done with it.
I have a tough time finding toners that don't dry out my skin too much, especially approaching winter. And a lot of toners that I've found that aren't drying, aren't as effective and don't get as much excess makeup and gunk off my skin. This one is a great balance - my skin feels and looks SO clean after I use it, and the texture of my skin afterwards is so soft and just good overall. It's been a great addition to my nightly skincare routine, and I do think my skin has been glowier and healthier looking and feeling since I started using it!
Super happy I was able to use up some foils!
Sabastian re-shaper hairspray
Sol Janeiro bum bum cream
tarte lights, camera lashes
Kate Somerville goat milk
pure argan milk
BB thickening shampoo
boscia white charcoal mattifying setting spray
BB thickening conditioner
Nice job on all those foils! I've been sucking at using them lately but hoping to do better the next two months since I have some travel coming up. Also love that you lopped off the top of your Aveeno bottle. :-)
This October, I made it through a few staples:
I have so many Porefessional primer samples it's not even funny. I need to donate them to a local women's shelter or something because I'll never use them. I tried it once and felt the same - just eh.
It was the same for me and the Smashbox Photo Finish primer - I swear Ulta sends it with everything! I took them all to a clothing exchange party last month and said sayonara.
I know what you mean on the primer potion. I use so little at a time that it takes me forever to get through a tube. (And of course this was something I told myself I needed backups of when they DC the old packaging so I'm stocked up for awhile.)
October empties - feel like I made decent progress this month
Top row, loves:
body shop tea tree oil - I mix this into my dry clay masks as needed.
farmacy purple broccoli brightening - I buy these by the boxful every time farmacy runs their f&f sales. The brightening version is by far my favorite. I keep writing them emails to ask them to bottle the liquid as a serum... 😃
Odacite jo+l- part of my regular routine and gets repurchased, I use this daily to help keep my skin clear.
clarisonic pedi disc - love these for regular foot exfoliation.
Middle row, meh:
Ouai hair treatment mask - felt thick, smelled like cake frosting. Made my hair soft but the artificial smell lingered.
body shop shea body butter - nothing wrong with it, just others I like better. Sort of made me feel like my clothes were constantly sticking to me.
kate Somerville exfolikate intense - I use the acne version but bought this one by accident. Didn't realize my error until I opened it and saw the product was green. I prefer the acne one.
living proof hair mask - this was really thick, too. I felt like I was applying body butter to my hair. Didn't notice much of a difference with it, either.
Bottom row, nopes:
kate Somerville goat milk eye balm - part of a recent 500pt perk. Tube was completely dried up and hardened.
bliss fabulous makeup melt - didn't like the texture; smeared my makeup rather than removing it.
niod flavanone mud - tingles quite aggressively (which they warn of on the package) didn't really improve my skin.
Kate Somerville detox daily cleanser - didn't like the smell, didn't like the film it left on my face.
caudalie hand and foot cream - I use it on my feet and feel like it just sits there without absorbing.
Kate Somerville goat milk cleanser - also from the recent 500pt perk. Product was completely separated and no amount of kneading or shaking would remedy it.
I know! Thats so sad that the balm it was completely dried up and hardened and the cleanser was separated. Sounds like some old stock or like it was stored in less than ideal conditions.