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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Alright, I can finally take a moment to post my empties from September/October. I took these pictures before flying out. One of all my empties and the other if items I will be repurchasing.
Nice emptying. You did some serious damage. I recently bought my first Organix product, and I am really liking it so far. Mine is the split end mender, and my ends have never looked better.
Any winners in this lovely stash? There are a few things I am curious on: the 3 little Wonders, which sunblocks you liked this time around and of course the Organix product.
Oh yeah, I loved everything in the second pic. The green stuff in th oh set tingles a bit more than I like but it really shows results .
i really Like the clarins sunscreen out of this batch. It stood out the most.
My October Empties:
Obviously my face was breaking out a bit this month, judging from the number of acne treatment and concealer samples I went through. I added the PTR Retinol Fusion PM to my nightly routine and that just screwed my skin up. I wasn't sure if that was the culprit, so I waited for everything to clear and tried it again in 2 weeks. Big mistake. I wish it was just a "purging" phase, but acne was different from my usual one here or there and in places I normally didn't have issues with. Anyways, here are the empties.
- Purity face wash
- Neutrogena makeup wipes
- Redken All Full Shampoo
- UD Primer Potion Original
- Neutrogena blotting sheets
- UD Perversion mascara
- HG Veil Mineral Primer
- BBW Creamy Pumpkin hand soap
- Couture La La perfume
- Glamglow Tinglemud
- UD Naked foundation - I recently added Nars Sheer Glow and I like the way that dries down better. The Naked foundation sometimes stayed tacky which I didn't like
- Freeman Pineapple Enzyme mask - works ok, I have a bunch of Philosophy microdelivery exfoliating wash to work through now and I'm liking that better as a daily item instead of the pineapple mask 1-2x/wk.
- Murad Acne Clearing Solution - Seems to work. Liked it better than the clinique
- Clinique Clearing Treatment
- UD Naked Loose Powder - Did not like the finish, almost seemed to decrease the coverage of my foundation, replaced with Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
- UD Primer Potion Eden
- Amazing cosmetics concealer - recently purchased cover fx blemish concealer and like that better
- Beauty Protector hair treatment mask - worked ok, I like the fekkai treatment better
- PTR Retinol Fusion PM - Sad I have to throw out an almost full bottle.
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October Empties (too tired to do my usual reviews, so let me know what you're curious on, if anything).
Secret Clinical Strength deodorant
H2o+ Shower gel
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body lotion
Phillips Sonicare toothbrush head
Guerlain Lingerie foundation (color was slightly off though)
YSL Touche Eclat foundation (color was slightly off though)
YSL Fusion Ink foundation (color was slightly off though)
Clarisonic sensitive brush head
Too Faced Cocoa Powder foundation (color was slightly off though)
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
CO Bigelow Lavender Peppermint Shampoo
Beauty Blender Pink
Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser (threw away the wrapper by mistake long before the picture)
Sephora Cotton Rounds
MUFE microfinishing powder
Simple sunscreen moisturizer
Sephora Pantone Radiant Orchid Liquid eyeliner
L'Occitane Rose lip balm
Lancome Hypnose Drama
Sheseido eye gels
Lancome Tonique Radiance
H2o+ Bar soap
Whish Shave Cream
Sheaterra Argan and Ghassool bar soap
Not for Me
Carol's Daughter body jelly
Dermelect Foot lotion
100% pure body wash
Faith Aromatherapy Citrus Ginger lotion
I LOVE the Bvlgari Shampoo too! The scent,Thé blanc, takes me to my happy place as it is the toiletries provided on our favourite cruise line (and where I first used it) and now I use it when I'm feeling nostalgic for our trips and the amazing staff that we have become friends with over the years.
The boyfriend loves it too--it has a great unisex scent.
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It smelled great, left my hair squeaky clean, less frizzy than regular shampoo and more shiny than regular shampoo. I loved it, too. Which hotel did you stay at? It would not be the first time I tried a hotel based on the amenities carried.
I love Sheraton hotels, but I hate their Shine products. I usually try to stay elsewhere to avoid them when possible. The Peter Thomas Roth products carried at the Hilton are not my favorite either. The lotion smells like a man.
We stayed at the Le Bua in Bangkok (the hotel in Hangover II). They replenished the amenities a couple of times a day. The bar soaps are rose fragrance, in a Stella McCartney way rather than a grandama soap kind of way. Really generously sized, too. The hotel is also amazing for roof top cocktails!
I don't mind the PTR products - completely agree about the more masculine scent.
I may have to snaffle something for you, if we ever get back there. Thailand is fairly accessible from Australia. My poor partner was a bit surprised/embarrassed by my little hoard when he saw me unpack my suitcase at home. I must admit my heart sinks a little when I walk into a hotel room and there's a generic tube of something sitting on the vanity. First world problems, I know.
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I almost always take the amenities from the room when I leave. Samples are the best, so it is one of my favorite parts of traveling. We traveled more than a dozen times in the past 12 months (and I got something from every hotel, even the Sheraton ones at the beginning of the year). By the end of the year, I was over taking Shine products, so I left without any from our late August stay. I can think of one worse than generic amenities at hotels. My MIL planned our April trip and used her time share. I never bring items hotels carry, so part of our April stay was disappointing (we stayed at the Ritz near Lake Tahoe without her at the beginning of the trip and at one of the Sheratons near Disneyland at the end of that trip). The time share she booked had no amenities other than bar soap, dish soap and laundry detergent. It was a Wyndham property, and while that is not my favorite hotel chain, we had stayed there a few times in the past. They always had amenities, so I never would have expected to arrive to none. There was no gift shop either, so we had to go shopping for shampoo and conditioner once the stuff I took from the Ritz was gone.
Thanks. It is awesome that Thailand is easily accessible for you. I've always wanted to go to Australia as well, so it's pretty cool you get to live there.
buh-bye october...and empties!!!
- revlon colorstay whipped
- anastasia brow whiz
- bare minerals mineral veil
- shisedio cleansing whips
- soft soap coconut scrub
- elucence skin hydrating elixer
- vaseline problem skin therapy
- korres body milk
- elf makeup mist & set
- too faced shadow insurance
- equate cleansing towelettes
- biotherm hand and nail treatment
- belvado cocnut lip butter
- skiinn olive & enzyme cleaner
- boscia detoxifying black cleanser
- nars pro prime
- origins plantscription serum
- lancome bi facial
- algenist repairing oil
- clarins extra firming night cream
- clarins super restorative day cream
- clarins dydra quench cream mask
- clarins toning lotion
- clinique repair wear eye cream
- tarte brightening primer
- ud perversion mascara
- clarisonic gel cleanser
- too faced better than sex mascara
- mufe smokey extravagant mascara
- benefit bad gal lash
- marc jacob mascara
WAHHHHHHHHH: dried out when i opened
- guerlain maxi lash
- dior addict it-lash
- devacurl one condition
- boscia tsubaki cleansing oil
- sephora brush wipes
- algenist micropolish & peel
- nars smudge proof shadow base
- glam glow youth mud tinglexfoliate
- glamglow eye treatment
- biore pore perfect
- benefit they're real remover
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Is it weird that I always picture you as extremely well groomed, because you have so many empties each month? That or you're well groomed and smart for tossing the items that do not work for you. My stupid self will keep using items I hate, because I paid for them and hate wasting money.
I really like They're Real Remover. It is the only They're Real thing I think Benefit got right. Sorry you did not like it.
I've been trying to wear makeup a little more often. Working from home (and only part time at that), there are days I never leave the house. There are other days I leave the house only to get my sons to/from school. I usually do not put makeup on if it will be viewed for less time than it takes me to apply it. I just need more places to go.
I tend not to skimp when I use something, too. The Becca primer I am sampling right now keeps peeling off my face when I use my Algenist moisturizer but works fine over La Mer. I am either using too much Algenist, which is causing the Becca to pick it up and move it around or the products are not compatible. It is hard to overuse the La Mer sample, because the way it comes out of the bottle. Plus, I love it and have no intention of buying i any time soon, so I am using it very conservatively (odd for me).