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.
Bath & Body Works Shower Gels in Apple Blossom Citrus, Sea Island Cotton, Be Enchanted
DermOrganics Sample Kit- Shampoo, Intensive Hair Repair Masque and Leave In Treatment Argan Oil- smelled great but didn't do anything special for my hair
Fekkai Glossing Shampoo- love the smell of this and great shampoo
Gilchrist & Soames Body Lotion
Caldrea Body Wash in Coconut Fig Leaf- really like Caldrea's products! They smell fantastic
Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss Body Butter- was surprised how much I loved this body butter- thick texture almost like peanut butter, but goes onto the skin very nicely, no greasy residue.
Yankee Candle Wisteria Tart Melt
The Body Shop Grapefruit Body Scrub- very nice, had just enough grit to it, smells fantastic
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser- Incredibly drying, got 2/3 of the way through and it was destroying my skin so much that I finished using it as a body wash.
PRT Rose Stem Cell Mask- smelled great, didn't notice any change in my skin
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara- loved, huge fan of LM Mascara, makes your lashes look incredible and still natural
Lancome Definicils Mascara- also loved, must try in waterproof
Tarte Amazonian Clay Mascara- too dried out to form an opinion
Bare Minerals Lash Domination- HATED this brush, only used a few times before giving up
Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment- finally used up this full size eye cream, won't repurchase but it was ok
REN Micro Polish Cleanser
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil Free Acne Treatment & Moisturizer- loved, will most likely repurchase
Craptons of perfume cards from Sephora
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base- really liked!
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate- oh em gee fell in love with this stuff. It's expensive but super easy to get in GWPs. Will eventually repurchase a full size if I run out of the deluxe GWP samples.
MUFE HD Pressed Powder- loved, kept some extra cards for traveling
Shiseido Cotton- I know this a loved favorite, but I won't be repurchasing. Prefer my cotton circles
Garnier Sensitive Skin Face Wipes- really liked! Paraben free too, which makes me a happy camper.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB
UD E/S Primer Potion
PTR Oil-less Oil- this sat on top of my skin and refused to absorb
Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer- made face super shiny, looked terrible under foundation, didn't finish.
Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel- sat on top of skin and refused to absorb. Bleh. Didn't finish.
The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
My empties from Jan/Feb-April. I wasn't planning on doing it for that long, I was just trying to see how long it would take me to fill up a large sephora bag.
This month I'm still focusing up on finishing body-care, because I have a LOT and I want to narrow it down to a smaller, more reasonable amount of products.
Loved: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown (will repurchase)
FAB ultra repair cream x2 (already repurchased)
Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminizer (using up some other stuff, but if I don't find an HG in those I'll go back to this one)
YSL Touche eclat in B50 Beige (Loved the feeling and coverage, but this was a WAY wrong shade. Need to try out in the correct shade)
Neutral: Honey Marc Jacobs
Biore pore strip
Philosophy Loveswept perfume
Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Dislike: Korres Vitamin E Face Primer (felt too much like a moisturizer to me and didn't notice a difference with my makeup)
OH restorative anti-aging oil (I hated the smell and the orange tint it gave my face AND the sink)
Loved: Soap and Glory Clean on Me (HG, love love love it! Have multiple back ups, but trying to use up my minis and other half used bottles)
Neutral: Bare Minerals Stroke of light (Color was good, but it was very thin and didn't provide a lot of coverage)
Flora by Gucci (this was nice)
Dislike: SkinVie Age defying lotion (got from a birch box, weird smell, didn't do anything for me)
L'Occitan Amande Shower oil (This was too weird, I need suds in the shower!)
Loved: Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle (LOVE LOVE LOVE already have a backup this makes my ends stay so soft)
Neutral: Garnier Fructis Pure clean fortifying shampoo (it did the job it was meant to do and smelled nice)
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Be loyal (Loved the smell, thinner than I thought it would be)
Boots Extracts Coconut body butter (LOVED the smell, but was just another random body butter to me)
Venus Razer (No idea why this was in my empty bag, but it was so it's in the pic )
LUSH Ice Blue soap (Love the smell. Love the icy feeling, but I love suds in the shower and this didn't give any )
Dislike: Bonne Bell Lip D'Votion (Thank goodness this is gone! Had it forever. Did nothing for me. Very sticky)
Since it's officially the end of the month, here are my EMPTIES!!!!! I did some damage in the foil packets this month! So proud of myself
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (50ml) would repurchase, but using up other stuff first
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (10ml foil packet) see above
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (28 pads) Already repurchased!
Dove Clinical Protection (1.7oz) Would repurchase but using other stuff first. Worked very well.
Ole Henriksen Truth to go wipes (10 wipes) LOVED the smell, did a good job removing makeup. Not a fan of the price
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (2 oz) Loved loved loved this! I have a few more samples that I'm trying to finish a few samples, but I'm going to definitely go back to this.
Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo (50ml) Loved the smell of this. It was kind of drying, but that's ok because I have super oily hair. Haven't repurchased yet, because I'm finishing other stuff, but I definitely would.
Calvin Klein Euphoria (0.4oz sample) LOVE this is one of my favorite scents, i own a full size already
Ole Henriksen Vitamin C brightening serum (foil packet x2) LOVE this stuff! I have more samples that I'm finishing up, but I'm definitely gonna purchase a full size. Great smell, very moisturizing!
YSL All-in0one BB Cream skintone perfector in medium (1ml foil packet): the color was way off, but I tried it anyways, it felt very light on the skin, very good coverage. I'll definitely try it out in the correct color and see how it works!
Clarins Double Serum [hydric + Lipidic system] (foil packet) I LOVED LOVED LOVED this stuff, however at $85/oz I don't think I could ever pull the trigger. It made my face feel amazing and very hydrated.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment (10ml foil packet): new HG. Love this! smells amazing, makes my hair feel amazing! already purchased full size!
Argan Oil from Morocco (1.75 oz packet): Loved this stuff. Smells amazing, made my hair feel soft and easy to brush
Murad Illuminating day Moisture SPF 30 PA+++ (0.9ml foil packet) Loved it! Very moisturizing. didn't break me out, A little bit of a white cast, but not as much as I thought
Generic Nessus Moisturizing Shampoo (16 oz) It was a shampoo, I didn't hate it, but did't love it.
Honey Mark Jacobs (sample card) this smelled nice, not enough to purchase though, i like Dot better.
bareMinerals prime time foundation primer (15ml) This was ok, very silicone feeling, i think it may have broken me out a bit. I have others I'm working on too.
Biolage Matrix Exquisite Oil Micro-oil shampoo and conditioner (10ml foil packet): I love the smell of Biolage
Tarte Park Ave Princess (sample card): this was a great bronzer, but I don't wear bronzers. If I did I would get this one as it was very nice and matte and didn't look muddy
Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Conditioner (7ml foil packets x2): shampoo is shampoo, I haven't really found any that have blown me away
Swispers 100% cotton rounds (100 count): Cotton rounds are cotton rounds. They all do the same thing to me
NUDE cellular renewal moisturiser (2ml foil packet) This was ok, very moisturizing. nothing super spectacular though
boscia BB cream Broad spectrum SPF 27 PA++ (0.088oz foil packet) the coverage was great, but the color was horrible for me. It was very thick, too much for summer time
Josie maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (1ml foil packet): This was ok, I didn't see that much of a difference between this and the regular Argan oil (which I love)
Matrix Biolage Aqua-Immersion Creme Masque (10ml packet): this didn't do anything super special. Just felt like a regular old conditioner. However I love the smell
Shiseido Ibuki refining moisturizer (1ml foil packet) This worked ok, a regular old moisturizer. I'd use it, but not sure if I'd actually purchase it
Amore Pacific Natural Protector SPF 30/PA+++ (1ml foil packet): another SPF, this was pretty good
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): It washed and conditioned my hair. Nothing spectacular
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner (10ml foil packet): shampoo and conditioner, nothing special
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner (9ml foil packet): Another shampoo and conditioner. nothing special
Not for me
bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 foundation (sample card in Medium beige) First off the color was too dark, but I applied it while I was home alone to try out the coverage and feeling. I didn't like it at all. Barely any coverage and felt thick on my skin.
bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing mascara (1.5ml sample) Hated this. It did nothing for me. A bit lengthening, no volume, and it flaked off.
bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener (sample) Hated this, very thin. No coverage. Wore off very easily.
Ole Henriksen Reparative anti-aging oil (1.5ml foil packet) I don't know if I got a bad sample, but I hated this. It smelled kind of fishy and I don't think it did anything special to my skin
Fresh Seaberry moisturizing face oil (1.5ml foil packet): I hated this! It smelled awful and did nothing for my skin.
Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer (sample pack): hated this! very thick, hard to work with, not good with blending
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden(foil packet): hated this. I feel like I wasted so much. The color was too intense and it went every where. You only need the tiniest amount, but it just gets everywhere and I don't think it held the color as well as the original Primer potion
L'Occitane Ultra Rich body cream (8ml foil packet) I didn't like this. The smell was good, but it was very greasy. It worked well on my feet, but awful on my hands and arms. I felt like a giant grease ball
Phyto Paris Apres-shampooing Conditioner (foil packet): This didn't do anything, my hair was hard to brush after using.
Perricone MD Photo Plasma Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (2ml foil packet): was very thick, I didn't think it sunk into my skin very well
Kellett moisturizing gel (3ml sample) hated this. IT was very sticky and did not moisturize at all
This is my January & February empties. I can’t believe I used this much stuff up. Most of the skincare stuff is samples but it still counts!!! I’m moving at the end of April and I’m trying to use up all the excess stuff.
Loved, would repurchase or already have:
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Recovery Accelerator
MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel
ScarAway Silicone Gel Scar Treatment
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
Prescription Retinoid (one tube took be almost 8 months, the only reason I went through the second so fast was because I had some sun damage on my chest & back)
Alpha Hydrox Spot Targeting Skin Lightener (would only repurchase if the sunspots came back or got new ones)
Meehh, a maybe repurchase:
Ole Henrikson Sheer Transformation
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
Glam Glow Super Mud Clearing Mask
Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller (didn’t use up, hated it & just tossing it)
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 35
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Paula’s Choice Clinical Scar-Reducing Treatment
Glam Glow BrightMud Eye Treatment
Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion
Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Wash
Vichy Laboratoires Purete Thermale One Step Cleanser
Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser
Loved, would repurchase or already have:
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry
Alterna Bamboo Smoot Kendi Dry Hair Oil
Lavanila Deodorant Mini
Now Foods Shea Butter
Meehh, a maybe repurchase: (trying to switch back to natural & paraben free body care)
Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Exfoliator
Bliss High Intensity 24- Heaven Body Butter
Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel
Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt in Lavender
Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath in Lavender
Neutrogena Rainbath in Pear & Green Tea
Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Body Lotion with CQ10
Malibu Tan Hemp Self-Tanning Lotion
Now Foods Vitamin E Lotion
Now Foods Vitamin D3 lotion
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Reconstructing Treatment
Nexus Humectress Hydrating Deep Conditioner
Macadamia Deep Mask Treatment
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Soap & Glory the Righteous Butter Lotion
Soap & Glory Heel Genius
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Sample: Cartier Declaration
Sample: Ralph Lauren Romance
Sample: Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion
Sample: Michael Kors Perfume Set
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask- own a full size
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask- will definitely consider purchasing! Really added a glow to my face, reduced pigmentation.
Bliss That's Incredi-peel x3
Paula's Choice Hydralight Moisturizerx3
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes- LOVED. Will definitely add to my face wipe rotation.
Derma E Soothing Moisturizing Creme/Cleanser/Serum
Guerlain Maxi Lash
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
The Body Shop's Mango Body Scrub
Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Sea Island Cotton- have stockpile!
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream
Ko Gen Doh Oriental Plants Clean Foam
Josie Maran GOGO Argan Mascara
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Becca Satin Finish Foundation- looks great on, but slightly oily and breaks me out terribly
Clearasil Oil Control Acne Wash- for body wash! Worked ok.
Too Faced Lash Injection- good, but RIDICULOUSLY difficult to get off
Mango Candle from AC Moore
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes- clumpy mess
Maybelleine Baby Lips- thought I liked this, but realized that it only sat on top of my lips and when it wore off, my lips would feel chapped and burned
Healthy Sexy Hair Moisturizing Shampoo- GOOD RIDDANCE. This shampoo/conditioner duo made my hair oily- looking, heavy, lacked shine, and overall looked like I didn't wash it at all.
Other: Lots of random perfume foils!
EMPTIES FOR FEBRUARY!!!!!!!
Mentos Gum: Pure White (don't ask. I ate the last piece as I was driving home to do empties do I figured I'd toss it in
Studio 35 beauty premium cotton rounds (one side smooth/one side exfoliating. I love them)
** Tarte Maracuja C-brightener eye treatment (loved this, but interested in trying others, If those don't work I'll be coming back to this one)
Crest 3D white (only toothpaste I'll use)
Equate flushable wipes (any brand of these will do, these are just the cheapest)
**Algenist Regenerative Anti-aging Moisturizer (loved the smell, very moisturizing, didn't do anything super special)
Would not repurchase
Up&up makeup remove cleansing towelettes (i'm pretty sure these broke me out)
**MUFE Sens'eyes (left a film over my eyes, nothing special)
**Olay ultra moisture body wash with shea butter (was NOT moisturizing, barely any suds)
Mac Mineralized Charged water cleanser (Bioderma is MUCH better)
Generic Moisturizing conditioner(was not very conditioning, smelled great though)
White marble Deodorant bar (Jankie hotel soap)
It's a 10 Miracle deep conditioner plus keratin (LOVED)
Sephora Instant moisturizer (neutral)
Korres greek yoghurt advanced nourishing sleeping facial (neutral)
Urban decay original eyeshadow primer potion (Loved)
Boscia self-defense vital antioxidant moisture x2 (Loved)
Ole Henriksen Express the truth x2 (neutral)
Ole Henriksen Truth serum (LOVED)
Too Faced Shadow insurance (LOVED)
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss (neutral)
Biore pore strip (neutral)
Smashbox photo finish foundation primer (neutral)
FAB ultra repair cream (LOVED purchased full size)
Soap and Glory The Righteous butter (Loved purchased a full size)
Algenist Advanced Anti-aging repair oil (neutral)
** denotes deluxe sample size.
I'm so jealous of you guys lol, you make my collection of empties look puny .
Repurchases: OH Truth Serum already have back ups, I use to not like this now I love it!
Have back ups of the Nars proprime too
Dislike: The Clinique Redness Cleanser, meh it didn't feel like anything....
I love OH serum too! I think I've stocked up for the whole year
Well, I have so many empties because I had tons of opened / half finished product already, and I was "cleaning up" my mess there This month I'm still finishing few, but I'll definitely have less
This month's destruction:
Proactiv + Mark Fading Padsx4- Wish I could figure out where to purchase JUST these wipes and not the whole regimen- anyone know?
Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask
Flora by Gucci Glamorous Magnolia- have purchased a full size and also have a mini!
Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Water- found this at TJ Maxx and oh my Lord it is a gem.
Hanae Mori EDT- own the full size EDP!
Nia24 Gentle Cleansing Cream
Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Wash & Creme Rinse- LOVE. Will definitely repurchase when my shampoo/conditioner stash is gone.
Simple Cleansing Wipes- large stash.
Botanic Bath Infusion- Moments in Mint
Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shaving Cream
B&BW Orange Sapphire Anti-Bac Soap
Aubrey Clarifying Cleanser
REN Mayblossom Balancing Gel
80 Cotton Rounds
Aubrey Calming Skin Therapy Cleanser
B&BW Pomegranate Citrus Shower Gel
Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Cleansing Cream
Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water- nice, but I still think I prefer my Shiseido or Caudalie cleansing waters
Candles in Vanilla Verbena, Green Apple and Starlight
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask- sorry guys, but I don't actually see any change in my skin when using this
B&BW Lemon Summer Vanilla Lotion
Suave Mango Mandarin Body Wash
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream x2- a little too greasy for me
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Living Proof Restore Shampoo/Conditioner/Mask Treatment/Targeted Repair Cream- all smell amazing but don't really do much for my hair
Weleda Smoothing Night Cream
Koh Gen Doh Pure Cotton Pads
Nuxe Reve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel- smells amazing (honey!) but stung
Nick Chavez Yucca Root Shampooing Cream
C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Raspberry and Lemon & Blueberry Lip Balms- felt like these "sat" on top of my lips
Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Becca Foundation in Porcelain- looks good, breaks me out. But every liquid foundation does.
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
Dermatologica Skin Hydrating Booster
Phyto Paris Express Conditioner- smelled gross
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner- bad alcohol! Have used this for a long time, will not repurchase anymore. Makes my skin more oily.
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream- too greasy, smells amazing though.
L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream- greasy!
D.J.V Beautenizer Fiberwig LX Mascara- UGH! Clumpy mess, IMPOSSIBLE to get off even with waterproof makeup remover.
Derma E Very Clear Cleanser- stung
Derma E Very Clear Moisturizer- stung, my skin would be shiny later
Aubrey Clarifying Therapy Clay Mask- EWWW!! Don't know if the company sent me an old sample, but this was so incredibly gross. Came out gloopy and separated. Once on my face, felt my face getting hot, then tingly, then started itching like MAD! Needless to say, I didn't finish the sample.