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.
Well I think I finally was able to upload a picture
wilma schumann - Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads (x2)
Josie Maran - 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
Cerave - Hydrating Cleanser
John Frieda - Frizz Ease Extra Strength serum
Avene - Eau Thermale (Thermal Spring Water)
fresh - Soy Eye Makeup Remover
Ren - resurfacing AHA concentrate
smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Clinique - Moisture surge moisturizer
Jack Black - Lip Balm SPF 25
Secret - Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Deodorant
Josie Maran - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
Urban Decay - Mini Perversion Mascara
Ulta Beauty - Warming Charcoal Cleanser (2x)
Too Faced - Glitter Glue
smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water
Prada - Candy Kiss Eau de parfum
Dr. Jart+ - UV Sun Fluid SPF 30
MUFE - Artist Plexi Gloss in 202
Farmacy - Skin Dew
belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb (2x)
Juliette had a Gun - Not a Parfum
smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Oil
Ole Henriksen - Truth Sugar Glow polishing mask
Clarins - Multi-Active Jour SPF 20
fresh - Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm
Ole Henriksen - Ultimate Lift Eye gel
Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Treatment
Garnier - Skin Active Waterproof Micellar Cleansing Water
Products that expired/no longer work
Revlon - Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in 150 Buff (This foundation has been open for almost a year, plus it is about 4 shades too deep for me.)
Bath and Body Works - Ultra Shea Body Cream in Twisted Peppermint (Cream will no longer come out, plus I have had this for almost 2 years-I think it's time to let go of it.)
eslor - Chlorophyll Lifting Mask (It's completely hardened/unusable)
L'Oreal Paris - Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer (It doesn't actually prime my skin and it somehow made my neck break out in hives so nope, am not keeping it.)
Sorry all, I can't bear to keep empty product vessels around, so I never take pictures. However, it is oddly satisfying to write them down!
ds=deluxe sample, s=sample(e.g., foil)
fresh soy face cleanser - ds (LOVE)
origins high potency night-a-mins - ds (LOVE)
urban decay one & done hybrid complexion perfector in light medium - ds
fresh rose face mask - ds (LOVE)
l’occitane hand cream in amande - ds (LOVE)
ahava time to clear purifying mud mask - s
pinrose wild child fragrance towelette - s
atelier cologne silver iris - s (LOVE)
kiehl’s multi-corrective eye opening serum - s
penhaligon’s iris prima - s
urban decay naked skin color collecting fluid in peach - s
urban decay naked skin concealer - light and medium light - s
becca aqua luminous perfecting concealer - fair and medium - s
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
One of my goals for the month was to finish off things that were half empty in my skincare cupboard.
A regular use item. Need to remember to use them more often.
Murad Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence
A great hydrating serum. Already purchased the FS
Odacite Bl+C, Pa+G
Both serums I regularly repurchase. Bl+C for acne, Pa+G for hyperpigmentation
REN Glycol Lactic Peel
Love this peel but I had gotten distracted by other peels and let it sit for a while.
Farmacy Eye Dew
On my fourth jar of this stuff. I <3 this so much!
PMD Microderm Sensitive Disc
I go through one of these or the 'normal' discs a month. Can't complain!
Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
The only version of TTO I've found that doesn't irritate my skin.
Skin Laundry Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask
Received as gratis, this was lovely and quite hydrating. Still testing the rest, but will have a writeup of my thoughts soon.
Ok, but I didn't like the scent and sometimes it felt a bit too stuffy.
Kate Somerville Eradikate
Works fine but the product dries out quicker than I can use it.
Odacite CaR, Ac+R
Nothing wrong with either of these, but I'm not sure if I'd repurchase.
Alpha H Liquid Gold
Quite a strong peel, perhaps too strong for me. The pad it came presoaked with was the oddest texture; it had little rubber nubs on one side.
Sunday Riley Flora
I used to love Flora; this was actually my second bottle but at some point last year my skin stopped absorbing it well and so it sat for some time. I used what was left on my décolleté and neck area.
Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose
It's a nice dry style oil but it isn't something I'd repurchase.
All the nope. Don't like anything about this. Smells bad, so slimy.
NIOD Non Acid Acid Precursor
Every time I tried to use this it either gave me a rash or caused a cluster of irritation on my skin. I finally gave up.
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos
No matter how slowly I tried to incorporate this into my routine, I could never get to more than 2x/week usage. It is too strong for my skin, so it took forever for me to finish.
@Mochapj Did you find the texture of the Flora oil changed? The same exact thing happened to me and I'm trying to figure out why this went from amazing to meh all of a sudden?
@laynebr I feel like it may have changed between bottle 1 (finished this time last year) and bottle 2 (above)
Bottle 1 always felt like a dry oil and absorbed instantly. Bottle 2 did not feel like a dry oil and so I'm not sure if this is because it may not have been fresh (it didn't smell rancid, just like roses and pomegranate) or whether they reformulated it.
It sucks because it used to be one of my favorites.
So many nice skincare items in your bunch. It's interesting that you noticed a different reaction to your Sunday Riley Flora. That has only happened to me once with another product and shortly after it was recalled, guess they messed something up on the formula.
My empties from January.
New category called Odi et amo. I hate and I love. Eve Lom morning cleanser. Skin feels amazing, but the smell... I learned to wash my face and do not breathe.
Loves (some of them I tried before). New discovery - May Lindstrom Clean dirt (full size is on its way).
Likes (not planning to purchase, but will use if I get a sample)
No. I still can`t get Tata Harper thing.
Love your comment about the Eve Lom cleanser. I have the same experience with the Eve Lom Rescue Mask. Does a great job but smells horrendous! I don't even have it on and can smell it! Haha Maybei should breath through my mouth...since I can't hold my breath the whole time the mask is on. Lol
I love the idea of hate and love categories, especially as it relates to smell or texture. There are so many things that my skin loves, but where I don't care for the smell or texture. I recently started using May Windstorm The Youth Dew and for a serum/oil it feels so heavy on my skin and the smell was so overpowering (I don't think from added perfume, just the natural ingredients) that it took quite a few uses before I stopped gagging. But my skin does seem to like it.
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
January empties (52)- got through a lot this month! Took lots of foils/DS on vacation earlier in the month, that helped a lot. Then my boyfriend was like, why are you bringing your trash home? hahah
Sephora Foot mask
Josie maran face butter- used this on my body- argan doesn't do well on my face
NYX studio powder (already repurchased)
Tatcha indigo body butter- there are much more effective ones out there, but I love the scent of this
Tatcha indigo hand cream- same ^
Korres body wash
L'occtaine almond body lotion
Benefit girl meets pearl- tossing b/c it's at least 4 or 5 years old, found at the bottom of a drawer. I have other things like it in my collection now but will consider a repurchase if I run out of everything
Dr Brandt NNM 3D filler
PTR unwrinkle night
PTR unwrinkle turbo DS (not pictured)
Dr. Dennis gross AB peels (not pictured)
Smashbox soft lights blush
Dr. Jart tiger grass cream
DR. Jart ceramadin cream
Stila tinted moisturizer
Tatcha camilla cleansing oil
Sephora express eye makeup remover wipes
Farmacy coconut hydrating sheet mask
Pixi glow tonic to go- my first pixi use, really liked it!
Okays: wouldn't buy but would maybe use, didn't cause any ill side effects.
Karuna antioxidant mask- it was okay, the serum left my face feeing SO sticky and had to wash off before completing my routine.
Caudalie micellar water: didn't get everything
Ouai hair oil- not bad, but not my favorite. Did really like the mild scent.
Orgins plantscriptions eye cream
LP no frizz hair oil- yeah I had frizz. It was okay as an oil but didn't live up to the claims
UP and UP cotton balls-
Ouai shampoo/conditioner- were okay, not as hydrating as my normal and I have super dry hair, so not for me.
Raico hotel lotion- fine.. not great.
Shisedo sunscreen- worked okay but very thin and dehydrating to my dry skin
MD solar science sunscreen- no issues
Sephora pearl undereye patches- no major improvements
Perricone MD firm serum
Fresh soy cleanser
Guerlain abilie royal night cream- okay, not as hydrating as HG creams for me
IT confidence in a cream- this was fine on my face, not as hydrating as I'd like. since I have lots of HG things for my face, I ended up using as a hand cream.
PTR rose cleanser
PTR irish moor mud cleanser
Tony moly cleanser
Kiehls line reducing concentrate
Tokyomilk lip balm- I LOVE the formula but it is too strongly scented for me
R&CO death valley dry shampoo- okay formula, also a scent thing. I can smell it on myself for at least a couple hours, if not more. I get migraines easily and that just doesn't jive with me.
UP and UP rounds- scratchy.. ended up using for nail polish only
Drunk elephant framboos- broke out
RMS wipe- came dried out
Ole henriksen- tossing an old jar, but my skin doesn't get along with this anymore
Orbie apres beach- took to the beach, still looked like a hot mess after..
Love the BF comment...silly boy. I always forget to save my empties at home so I'm super impressed with your skill!! I had a similar experience with DE Framboos. Irritated itchy skin and I noticed a strange scent the third time I used it. Could it go rancid after being open for only a month?
I was on a trip this whole month and tried to pack pretty light, so I didn't quite make my goal of 50+ empties every month of 2017...but I got through some foils and DSs!
Too Faced Better Than Sex - a staple in my collection.
First Aid Beauty Red Clay Deep Cleanser - my skin always looks and feels good when I use this. I used this regularly a few years ago and took a break. After receiving it in my Play box, I rediscovered how well it works for my skin.
Laura Mercier Caviar eyeshadow stick in Rose Gold - this was a surprise love for me. I got this in my Play box a few months back and it turned out to be the perfect shade and consistency for me. It's great for a lowkey look when I need to get ready quickly in the morning, and it makes a really great base for other shadows. Definitely buying the full size of this!
Sephora Collection Instant Moisture+ Cream
L'Occitane Almond Milk Hand Cream
Cover FX Illuminating primer
Sephora Collection Pomegranate Face Mask
Hask Kalahari Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Shampoo & Conditioner
Living Proof Timeless Shampoo & Conditioner
Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo & Conditioner
Sea Rx Microdermabrasion Face & Body Scrub
No. 4 Lumiere d'Hiver Purifying Shampoo
Random hotel makeup remover towelette
Neuma Scalp Therapy Exfoliator
Hempz Color Protect Conditioner
Cane & Austin Miracle Pad 30%