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.
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.
My boyfriend thinks i'm nuts. I actually made a spreadsheet of my empties with whether or not I would repurchase! haha. I'm up to 96 items on the spreadsheet, but MOST of those are samples…..
okay Sighs I am kind of a hoarder when it comes to makeup I don't ever want my stuff to end so I prolong it as long as possible. this is what I've got so far...it's not much but it's something & i will continually add more by re-editing my post the more I go through in the month of January.
As of right now I've used up:
- Origins - plantscription anti-aging oil-free cream
- Benefit Stay Flawless -Sample
- Burt's Bee's Coconut foot cream - Travel size bottle
- Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment sugar - mini
I will be repurchasing both the burt's bee's coconut foot cream & the fresh sugar lip treatment in full sizes the benefit primer however was good as a sample just not something I want to spend 32.00 on as a full size item still pondering the origins plantscription i love the way it treated my face just don't love the price. don't know if I will buckle & buy or hold off a while I have a few more samples of it to help sway my opinion which is always a good thing.
My empties this month!
I challenged myself to finish all opened products before I move on to others. And well, shower gels were used by my BF and me
What I will repurchase:
Shower gels (I liked them all)
Guerlain foundation - I used a sample and I loved it!
Rhonda Allison raspberry toner
KDG Spa water
OH Vitamin C truth serum
Wella hair mask
Maybe (after I run out of everything)
Boscia cleanser and moisturizer
Carol's daughter body souffle
Origins GinZing moisturizer
The rest - I didn't care enough to consider repurchasing.
I don't have any photos of my empties as I didn't find this thread until mid December. And to list what all I used up or had to toss due to expiration dates or time opened last year would take hours.
However the following I would repurchase or have repurchased & am currently using:
Algenist Retinol Serum & also their Lifting & Friming vream.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide face & eye capsules as well as the toner.
Lipgloss from Smashbox, Ulta & LORAC
Mascara from LORAC, Smashbox
Eyeliner- Stila liquid & pencil, Smashbox cream. LORAC dream & liquid/gel, Tarte & UD pencil
Sunscreen: PTR Glycolic Acid Moisture & also Max Sheer SPF 30
Foundation LORAC Natural Performance or Givenchy Photo Perfexion.
Primer Hourglass Veil or Smashbox Photo finish Light, Tarte Brightening
Blush- NARS Sin & the ONS palette
Cleanser CeraVe or Aveeno
Makeup remover KGD Spa water
Hair- Big Sexy
Shower Gel- Red Door
On the fence:
Dr. Perricone's Photo Plasma- jar packaging & price
HG Arch- It's a bit pricey & I'm still trying to get it right. Color may be a bit dark
Bumble & bumble Thickening set- Love what it does but has sulfates
TFSI & NARS eye primer-Like the Nars better than the TFSI but LORAC just works better for me
Would not repurchase:
ABH Catwalk palette- I foun d the colors weren't the best & quality wise it wasn't what I expected.
Benefit, They're Real- left my lashes hard.
Benefit That Gal & Porefressional- lots of hype- no bang for me.
Want to try:
Alterna Hair care
Several brands of mascara
IT Cosmetics eye shadow palette.
So this is the biggest part of my empties for last month, There were more, but sadly I moved and they got pitched before the pictures! lol I have like 2 tubs of the Nutrix body lotion left to go through .THat is the one item that I always buy when Lancome has their gift with purchases! I also finished up a glamglow tub after 3 months. I have my new pile being set aside for January now.