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 made a deal with myself I had to get through three foundations in order to buy one replacement, so I chose the emptiest ones to get through first. It seems like more than it was, but I'm still pretty happy with my progress.
I think I can hold out buying more for another bottle or so. It feels good to be downsizing for what that's worth. Four down. Eleven to go.
I've been kind of trying to do the same thing with some skincare and eye creams. Like the debt snowball trick (pay off your lowest balance first), but with makeup! I have so many foundations, too, and I'm such a sucker for new ones. So, now I'm trying to sample them for a few days, at least, to see if it's really worth investing in!
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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?