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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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Would repurchase

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 Smiley Wink

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. 


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Please excuse the gross hotel bedding!

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I'm so jealous of you guys lol, you make my collection of empties look puny Smiley Tongue.

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....

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I love OH serum too! I think I've stocked up for the whole year Smiley Happy 

Well, I have so many empties because I had tons of opened / half finished product already, and I was "cleaning up" my mess there Smiley Happy This month I'm still finishing few, but I'll definitely have less Smiley Happy 

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Just had to toss this guy! My favorite lip balm, hands down, because it's the BEST! No contest. The end. Heart





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Is this a computer background? That would take the lip balm obsession to a whole new level. Smiley Happy

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This month's destruction:


Will repurchase:
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


Didn't Like:
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.

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nice!!! this is the kind of product destruction i like!!!

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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…..

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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'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. 




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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


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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. 

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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 Smiley Happy 


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. 

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Nicely done!

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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.



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The It Cosmetics naturally pretty palette is worth every penny. Lovely colors with a great texture and pigment. They blend really nicely for mattes shadows.

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dec2013 001.JPGSo 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.

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empty lipstick? I can never finish one ( How long did it take to use it all? Smiley Happy

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December empties!!! out with the with the new!!!

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  • vaseline problem skin therapy lotion
  • benefit porefessional
  • glysomed body lotion
  • fab facial radiance pads
  • rimmel scandal eyes mascara
  • bare minerals mineral veil 

would not repurchase

  • rimmel sexy curves mascara
  • neutrogena all in one make-up removing wipes
  • elf -eyelid primer

might repurchase but wasn't anything special

  • fab facial cleanser
  • nivea pure and natural day care
  • salley hansen polish remover 
  • maybelline the falsies big eyes
  • almay oil free gentle make up remover pads


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would buy full size

  • Nars smudge proof eyeshadow base
  • korres -vitamin e face primer
  • algenist pore corrector-anti aging primer
  • tarte maracua c brightener
  • lancome energie de vie

not for me

  • bare minerals prime time foundation primer
  • fresh soy face cleanser
  • clinique superprimer universal face primer

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Nice empties post!


What turns you off about the Neutrogena Wipes? I've considered trying them (but haven't yet) because I hear people talk about them occasionally.

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image.jpgMore bathing...

out with the scented products in with better ingredients. 

Won't repurchase

Dr Teals Lavender salts

I Love Strawberries 

Village Naturals  Foaming Bath Oil & Body Wash

In with unscented salts, colloidal oatmeal.

I'll continue to repurchase Skin Below The Chin, I like the ingredients and my fiancé uses it too.