Empties

Empties

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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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?

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I'm not sure @petitesweetmom.. Even after the first use I could tell it wasn't for me, and I don't have sensitive skin at all. Could it go bad that quick in the pump?

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I thought it was too fast to go bad and I don't have sensitive skin either. Chalking it up to "not for me". Thanks for sharing your empties and review!

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So many great empties and the wood in the background is really gorgeous, such lovely grain!  Also impressed you seem to have used up a blush completely.

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Thanks! And the blush had to have been 6 or 7 years years old? Thinking about it, kinda gross.. I have another one also on it's last legs! 

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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!

 

Loves

 

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Ole Henriksen PowerPeel - the best facial peel I've ever used, hands down.
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!

 

Likes

 

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Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear
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
Rahua Shampoo
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%

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That is awesome that you are setting a goal for yourself to hit every month. Even though you didn't hit it at least you used up products that always feels good.

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Exactly.  Plus even if you don't get quite there it keeps the notion of using things up in your mind.  I will admit I went on such a kick of using foils in 2016 for travel that I honestly don't have that many left in my collection.

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Thank you! It does feel great to use up samples that are just sitting around. I was getting around 40 a month each month at the end of last year, so I figured I could try to step it up a little this year! As long as I'm using up product, I consider it a win!

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50 empties a month... wow what a great goal!  I like the idea of setting a number, but 50 is too many for me, I'm thinking 15 is a realistic goal for the first few months.  I love the BTS mascara too, and recently re discovered the OH power peel-- note-- don't put the peel on and fall asleep on the couch (I have super dry skin this week lol)!

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Thanks! I thought 50 a month would be reasonable because that's about how many I was getting each month towards the end of last year. Since I count foils into it, it doesn't seem like as high of a number...if it was all DS or full size products, 50 would be a crazy goal! 15 is definitely a great number to finish a month, products add up quickly!

Falling asleep in a PowerPeel sounds painful - I can't believe your skin made it through! I'm sure it was smooth afterwards - definitely dry too though! It's a great product, but not one to overuse!

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I feel like I'm constantly switching up what I'm using, especially with skin care, so I never finish things lol.  I'm going to go through my empties bag tomorrow ( I'm anticipating about 8 items lol).  I think I'm going to grab a few samples at the same time to set out on my bathroom counter.  If I can hit 15 in Feb, I'll go for 20 in Mar.

 

i actually sat in the OH peel for around an hour and a half!  My skin did clear up nicely, but I've never been so dry in my life! 

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Empties for Jan. 2017.. Finally remembered to post..image.jpg

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How is the Tony Moly 3-step blackhead kit? I almost bought it at Ulta the other day.

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I really liked it. Did the job, much better than Biore products. My teenage daughter also liked it.

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Maybe one day, I'll be good about posting empties monthly, but for now, here is my stash from several months... (I'd also be more likely to be in-depth about my thoughts on the products, too)

 

Big fan of:

• Garnier micellar water - waterproof formula 

• MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream

• Dr. Jart Beauty Balm & Water Drop Moisturizer

• UD Primer Potion

• Makeup Forever Excessive Lash Mascara

• YSL Black Opium

 

Not interested:

• Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask (HATED how my hair felt after using this!!!!!)

• ACV by DP hue (it was okay, felt it's too expensive for how quickly I went through it, but I have long hair too)

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Most of my Q4 2016 empties.  IDK what happened to most of the packets.

 

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I would use the Estee Lauder Nutritious cream, Aveda Damage Remedy, and Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel SPF 15 again.

 

I'm a regular user of the Estee Lauder foundation, Bumble & bumble spray, Laneige SPF, Biore strips, and Shiseido Bio-Performance .

 

Others in image:  Laneige Water Bank serum, Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream, RoC Max Resurfacing Facial Cleanser, Target brand pore strip, Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum, SK-II essence, Loreal Revitalift SPF 15, eos hand lotion in berry blossom.

 

 

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Loves:

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Likes/Meh:

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Candy Cane body scrub: oil wasn't integrated enough. I tried to mix it before I used it the first time, but I still ended up using most of the oil in the jar somehow, and when I went back to use it again it was almost all sugar and no oil. Boo.
Soapbox Coconut shampoo: too heavy/moisturizing to actually clean my hair
Skin Inc moisture mask: not moisturizing enough. I used it as an overnight mask and my face would be bone dry when I woke up.
Dermablend foundation foil: too heavy, wrong colors
Pur double-ended eyeliner, liquid/pencil: liquid dried up and separated, pencil was a meh color/formula
Dermablend & Clinique moisturizer foils: not moisturizing enough
Kate Somerville moisturizer spf 50: caused congested skin, probably from the sunscreen
Biossance Revitilizer rose face oil: broke me out
Origins GinZing mask: no discernable effect
LaNiege overnight mask: same as Skin Inc, waaay not enough moisture for the whole night. Probably because both of them are gels, I never get good results there.

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@JazaChai fresh cream is one of my favorite philosophy scents, it's like vanilla ice cream in a tube! and i thought the skin inc/la neige masks were terrible. my skin felt drier in the morning that it did before bed :/

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Loves:

j&j lavendar bubble bath

neostrata glycolic renewal cream 10%

tatcha luminous mist

josie Karan body butter

tcfs firming sheet mask

co2 black bubble pack and cleansing sheet mask

jill Stuart hair oil 

 

 

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Nov/Dec empties

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