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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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Not as many empties for December!

 

Loved:

KGD Spa Cleansing Water Wipe

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo- best clarifying shampoo I've found

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Pads

B&B Surf Foam Wash/Cream Rinse Shampoo/Conditioner

Simple Cleansing Wipes

FAB Ultra Repair Cream

 

Neutral:

Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvinator (exfoliant)

Ulta Cotton Pads

Aubrey Moisturizer with Aloe & Sea Aster

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive- didn't do anything?

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector- not sure this worked either

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Ren Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk

Sephora Foundation

Becca Foundation

Urban Decay Primer Potion- so happy to use this up!!

Lancome Energie De Vie- not enough product to form an opinion; I have a 100pt perk of this I plan on using soon!

 

Hate:

Thermasilk Weightless Frizz Fighter- this doesn't work. Period.

Paula's Choice Anti-Redness Exfoliating Serum- greasy, smells bad, made my skin feel tight

Paula's Choice Hydralight Moisture Infusion Lotion- smells TERRIBLE

 

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Hooray for Empties Challenges Smiley Very Happy I think this is the most I've used up in a month!

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LOVED:

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

GlamGlow Tinglexfoliate Mask (black)

Maybelline Fresh Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Shower Gel

Benefit Total Moisture - this one surprised me. I really was expecting to hate it but it was so thick and moisturizing and smelled amaaazing. My sensitive skin loved it.

B&BW 3-wick Candle: Sparkling Icicles - can not get enough of this scent. so sad it's gone.

 

HATED: (stay away from these!)

Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil - this oil just weighed my hair down no matter how little I used. moroccan oil is so much better.

Simple Exfoliating Wipes - oh these were awful. I hatedddd them. The regular ones are great and I will only be buying those from now on.

B&BW Mason Jar Candles - these didn't have any fragrance. You could barely smell them when they were lit! Waste of money. Skip these and go for the 3-wick candles.

 

Everything else was in between. Just meh. So happy to finally throw these away!

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I love this thread! Also trying to do empties with a twist to figure out my chic week budget! I'me going to have to do LOTS better in February , March and April! image.jpg

Soap &glory butter yourself- I love this and will buy it again! This was my 3rd jar.
Bonacure moisture kick- it was ok for light moisture but not really right for my hair. Would be great for someone with fine hair!
L'occitane Amande supple skin oil- I wanted to love this but I wasn't impressed at all. Shame because I love the shower oil!
Listerine whitening rinse- this stuff was a joke.
maybelline full & soft mascara- my HG for 17 years. Keep back ups on hand!
Caudalie divine oil sample- meh. Not inspired to go out and buy it.
Korres wild rose setting powder- this is my second pot of this and I bought all I could get my mitts on when I heard Korres color is going away.
Go Smile Speed whitening kit- AWESOME! Would definitely purchase again!

 

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I don't think I could commit to doing monthly empties. Maybe a quarterly or bimonthly empties post! Good on you guys for using up all this stuff!!! I feel like the only thing I go through a lot is body care stuff, everything else takes forever...

 

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jan empi 012.JPGSorry it's blurry! I already pitched them by the time I realized it was out of focus...You can see my full review at empties with a twist! 

 

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My empties of the month here:

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What I loved and will consider repurchase:
Tarte Amazonian clay loose powder
D&G Mascara
Diorshow Mascara (already have a back up)
Escada Escada perfume
Glamglow mask
Yves Rocher body washes. Love them, use them all the time
BBW Apricot Vanilla body lotion. I'd love to buy more, but they discontinued this flavor Smiley Sad
Organic shop Mango and sugar body scrub. LOVED it! Next time I'm in Russia, I'm stocking up!
Loccitan hand lotion

 

What I liked, maybe purchase:
MUFE eye makeup remover
Ren anti-aging cream
Laura Mercier eye serum
Laura Mercier mascara
Too faced mascara
Nars eye primer
Origins GinZing moisturizer
Phyto conditioner
Kate Somerville night cream
Clarisonic brush

 

What I didn't like, won't purchase:
Stri-Vectin Vitamin C serum
Naobay facial moisturizer
MY mattifying moisturizer
Murad Age diffusing firming mask
Boscia BB cream
A body wash from Glossybox (it smells horrible to me)
Vichy cream - was way too greasy for me
Georgio Armany eye serum
Everything from Mario Badescu
Benefit eye cream
Tarte mascara
Aveda hair treatment
Murai body lotion (I think it gave me an allergy rush)
Yves Rocher Spa vegetal scrub
Pacifica Body lotion
Novex keratin treatment
A candle (don't know where it came from )

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Loved/Will Consider Repurchasing
Sunday Riley Good Genes - Stung a bit the first time I put it on, but then made my skin glow overnight and didn't hurt after that.
Origins Plantscription. Repurchased after receiving this sample. Very moisturizing!
Fresh Sugar. This one was in Rose. I prefer Petal.
Ole Truth Serum. I hand picked this for my skin's needs (anti-aging, brightening, oil-free), and it hasn't let me down.
Smashbox CC Cream - one of my faves
Aveda Pure Abundance Conditioner - gives great volume
Lush I love Juicy - I have very oily hair, but this was too drying for wintertime. Plan to use for summer
Bare Minerals Prime Time primer - will be comparing this to my Too Faced primer soon.

 

Not Sure/Neutral
Bath&Body Works Stress Relief Scrub. I love the scent, but there wasn't much special for this scrub.
Perricone Photo Plasma - need to try it more
Porefessional - could only try it once
Hourglass primer - need to try more.
Ole Express the truth. Very rich, so might not be good for my oily skin on a daily basis, but would be good for an occasional intense treatment.

 

Didn't Like
Burt's Bees body oil - smelled like lemon pledge and later I realized I can get a 16oz Booth body oil for less.
Origins Energizing Moisturizer (orange packet)
That gal - brightened, but didn't seem to keep my foundation on.
Sephora smoothing primer. Foundation didn't last even a few hours.
Mario Badescu whitening mask. Yuck. Didn't seem effective and was difficult to remove.
Stila CC cream- greasy, wore off, felt wet.

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Where have all our empties friends gone??? ***sad face***

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Ok, I know it's late, but better late than never, right? Smiley Happy
My March empties:

 

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SG dry shampoo – throwing away almost full, it just made my hair look even dirtier than before using it.
Shiseido white lucent cleanser – was very nice Smiley Happy
Yves Rocher anti-aggression mask – meh, didn’t do anything to me (maybe I wasn’t aggressive enough? Smiley Very Happy)
MOR black currant body mouse – I loved it! Too bad I can’t find it anywhere now.
Kiehl’s cleansing masque – Love a lot, already repurchased.
BBW black currant body scrub – I guess it was Ok, nothing special.
Kate Somerville exfolikate peeling – the love of my life Smiley Happy this is the second tube I finished.
Nars primer – I think it was nice, but I’m not a big expert on primers Smiley Happy
Oscar Blandi dry shampoo – nothing special, but it does the job
Glamglow – Amazing! But I don’t think I’ll be buying it full size because of the price
Korres sleeping mask – I didn’t like it, left my face sticky till morning.
Yu Be moisturizing cream – not going to repurchase. It was super rich and smelly
Murad time release retinol – did not like it. It did nothing to my lines.
La mer serum and cream – I’m in love! But again, price is too high for a full size.

 

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3 candles. Tocca was super nice, I loved it a lot!
A chocolate vanilla body cream from one of subscription boxes – wasn’t a big fan, not going to look for it to repurchase.
Korres sleeping mask here again – still not liking it Smiley Happy
L’occitan milk concentrate – Oh, it smells like heaven! I love it a lot, but not repurchasing yet.
And a couple of pre-made samples Smiley Happy

 

And some other samples, and I actually like everything there Smiley Happy

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I throw out all my empties but I've used up and replaced a bottle of Boscia Tsubaki Oil, Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15, Wen cleansing conditioner, Tarte's Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer and Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer, Solid Sponge Cleanser (I use it to clean my brushes), UD Deslick Mattifying powder and Deslick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray.  Probably many more, too, but these come to mind.

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My Empties for May, 2014:

 

  • Boscia: Self Defense Moisture (sample)
  • Bumble & Bumble: Surf Cream Rise (Sample) x2
  • Bumble & Bumble: Surf Cream Shampoo (Sample) x2
  • Chloé: Chloé Eau de Parfum (sample)
  • Coach: Signature Perfume (Mini)
  • Dolce & Gabbana- dolce  (sample card)
  • Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (Sample)
  • Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Soak, Lavender (full-size)
  • Elizabeth & James nirvana black for her perfume spay (sample)
  • E.L.F.: makeup remover pen (Full-size) 
  • Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment (Mini)
  • fresh: black tea eye cream (sample)
  • Gucci: Guilty Perfume (Sample)
  • Gucci:  Premiere Perfume Spray (sample)
  • Juicy Couture: Juicy Couture Perfume spray (sample)
  • Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer (Sample)
  • Kat Von D: Unlock it makeup remover wipes (sample) 
  • Kat Von D: Sexer Lighting Lip gloss (discontinued) (full-size)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner (Sample)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (Sample)
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day: 5-in-1 Styling Treatment (Sample)
  • L'OCCITANE: hand cream (mini)
  • L'Occitane: Body Cream Ultra Rich (sample)
  • L'Occitane: Milk Concentrate (Sample)
  • Lush: Bohemian Bar Soap (full-size)
  • Marc Jacobs: Daisy perfume spray (Sample)
  • Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo (Full-size)
  • NYX - Retractable Lip Liner, Nutmeg (full-size)
  • Ole Henriksen: Express the Truth creme, with red tea (Sample)
  • Olivia Care Natural Olive Oil Mandarin Bath Soap (Full-size)
  • Organix: Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo (full-Size) 
  • Origins: Incredible Spreadable Ginger Scrub (sample) 
  • Sephora Collection: Green Tea Body Wash Capsule (mini)
  • Softsoap: Body Butter coconut scrub body buff wash (Full Size)
  • Tory Burch - Tory Burch Perfume Spray (Sample)
  • Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb (sample)

 

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Added a couple more. I'm in the process of moving so I can't keep them around! Loved all three!

 

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my June, 2014 empties will be updating as things are emptied until the month end then will start a new post for next month, repeat so on and so forth.

 

 

  • Burt's Bee's: facial cleansing towelettes with white tea extract (mini)
  • Burt's Bees Intense hydration cream cleanser with clary sage
  • Dior: Addict Perfume Spray (Sample)
  • Dior: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet (sample Card) 
  • Elizabeth & James Nirvana White, For Her Perfume Spray (Sample)
  • First Aid Beauty: Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with red clay (sample)
  • Fresh: rose face mask (deluxe Sample)
  • Love and Beauty: green tea Cleansing wipes
  • Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo (full-size)

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I think it's my first real empty ever!

Finished my small (.5 oz) GlamGlow Youthmud tonight WHOOHOO!


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(got 10 masks outta this baby!)

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Ever since I started reading these posts last week I started getting empties like crazy! (Or I just always did and I never noticed.) It IS annoying to run out of expensive stuff all at the same time though.

 

I was going to wait until the end of the month to post them all at once but I'm strangely excited to start posting them already? Haha. I'll probably take pictures tomorrow.

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Empties!

 

I've already repurchased all four bottles since these are all staples for me. I've raved about Nonie of Beverly Hills Moisturizer and Body Lotion in other threads - I just love it. 

 

The Algenist gel moisturizer sample was OK, but nothing I felt compelled to buy. 

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I'm working though my stash of samples to justify this week's shopping. I would definitely purchase the glam glow, peter thomas roth bath gel and argan oil. 

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boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil - works great to remove makeup, I use it as a first cleanse when I wear makeup

boscia Black Mask - I love peeling it off, my skin looks better after using and it nips any blemishes in the bud

Every Strand Argan Hair Mask - love it! Easy to use, already repurchased the bigger size, my hair is so soft after using this

Skintimate Shave Cream - keeps my legs moisturized

L'Oreal Sulfate Free Shampoo - my HG

RL #4 - Love it for summer

Clinique Dramatically Different Gel - one of the only moisturizers that does not break me out

 

Just OK

Caress body wash - smells good, but there are others I like more

Aveda Dry Remedy - works pretty well, not a huge fan of the smell

Degree - works ok, I like Secret better, but they didn't have my normal one so I picked this up

 

Not a fan

Sport Sunscreen - eh, didn't last very long for a sport sunscreen, also not a huge fan of spray sunscreens

John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioner - did nothing for my hair

boscia White Mask - made my skin worse

FAB Facial Polish - ok, but nothing special, I like others more

Neutrogena sport face sunscreen - super oily, pretty much every time I used it I had a new blemish or two

 

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Ladies I missed BT sooo much! Now that summer is over and I've been accumulating empties for 2 months I can't wait to finally throw everything in the trash after I post my pic Smiley Wink None of my friends seem to understand why I have a bag full of empties collecting dust lol

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I've been lurking here for a bit and I just want to say how much fun it is to see everyone's empties. I like how you guys review it all. It is encouraging me to finish up my products and save my empties.

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I've been keeping my empties now! Can't wait to have enough to post a picture of them all Smiley Happy