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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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Yeah, very disappointing Smiley Sad

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What kind of hair do you have? I've been dying to try the Fekkai shea butter mask Smiley Happy

I'm inspired by all your empties! Smiley Happy

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I've got unruly curly hair/ringlets! The line smells absolutely amazing!


And thank you! It's very satisfying to get rid of a shoebox + full of items every month, reassures me that I'm actually working through my stash Smiley Happy

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I hated that Fekkai shea butter mask so much that it took me over a year to finish it.  Really, I should have chucked it after 2-3 uses.

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I don't know why it took me so long to say congrats on all your empties - you did some serious work this past month! I'm impressed with how many full size/deluxe size products you went through!

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I think you hit the nail on the head with the Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet. It is taking me a while to get through the sample I am currently using, because it just does not sooth my skin type.  I do find it moisturizing (even though it is light) on my dry skin (which is usually very dry).  I have combination skin though, so I do not like the way it feels on my oily skin.

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I truly wish Caudalie would come out with a very lightweight, hydrating but not oily moisturizer, because I adore their products!

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I felt so giddy posting my empties collection from this month. 

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How did you like the L'occitane and Shiseido products?


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I LOVE the llocitane shower almond oil. Its my all time favorite body wash cause its so moisturizing. 

And I also LOVE the sheisedo sunblock spray. i used it on my body when out w my daughter at the park etc. Now I used supergoop as its cheaper. Would re purchase both!


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I actually used the supergoop oil recently on my 2 week vacation it was amazing!

I have that sample but I've been trying to save it for my next trip! lol

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That is 3 It's a 10s in a row.  Now, I am really going to open mine.


I want to try that Shiseido sunblock spray.  Glad to hear you love it.

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Has anyone tried the different versions of the It's a 10 and can speak on the differences between them? I have the Keratin version that I got a (giant) free sample of from Ulta, but I find it a little heavy on my hair- and most Keratin products are for me. I'm interested in the Silk version- anyone tried?

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I had no idea there were different versions.  Mine does not say Keratin or silk.  Now, I am bummed.  Maybe, I can wait to open it after all.

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Don't be bummed! I was interested in the original version too! That's the one Penelope has in the photo above. The other two ladies have the Keratin version with the gold top.

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Great empties! I simply must find the philosophy fresh cream somewhere to smell, I keep hearing so much about it!

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October was epic in terms of using up products!!! I used up 3 different body washes… lol. Not in a month, but these have been in rotation in my shower since I bought them. For some reason my roommate thinks it’s weird that I have different shower gels in rotation. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does this? Haha.


Ohh and this is my one year ‘anniversary’ of keeping empties. I even have a spreadsheet. #nerdproblems



Loved, would repurchase:

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Day Hydrating Aloe Vera Body Lotion

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Day Replenishing Mango Oil Body Lotion

Cerave Renewing SA Lotion

L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil

Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser

Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat

Ardell Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel

Godfrey Double Lash & Brow Treatment


On the fence, a maybe repurchase:

L’Oreal Total Repair Damage-Erasing Balm

Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Endless Weekend

Bath & Body Works Creamy Body Wash in Pink Chiffon

Bath & Body Works Body Wash in Cucumber Melon

Bath & Body Works Body Wash in Coconut Water

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Day Nourishing Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution Sooth & Sleep

Pytho Secret de Nuite Night Treatment

Clinique Deep Comfort Hand Cream

Coppertone Kids Tear-Free Sunscreen Stick SPF 50



Loved, would repurchase:

Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant

Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion

Sally Hansen Extra Strength Crème Hair Bleach (started lightening my brows, to match my new blonde hair)


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Ambi Fade Cream for Normal Skin (used on back for sunspots)

Vivite Replenishing Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Derma E Hydrating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel

Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Cream


Loved, would repurchase or already have

Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash

Rosebud Salve


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Benefit Porefessional Primer (Full Size & Deluxe Sample)

Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35 in Medium                    

L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Blinc Blinc Mascara

Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20 in Medium



Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam

Dr. Dennis Gross Original Formula Alpha Peel

Paula’s Choice BHA 2% Lotion x3

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique Acne Solution Spot Healing Gel

Algenist Algae Brightening Mask

Alterna Bomboo Smooth Kendi Intense Moisture Masque

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Body Oil

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation


On the fence, a maybe repurchase:

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkeResist24 Retinol Eye Mask

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Formula X AHA Cuticle Cream

Formula X Quench Cuticle Oil

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo & Conditioner


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Sephora Facial Sheet Mask in Rose & Honey

Bumble & Bumble Surf Shampoo & Conditioner

Billy Jealousy Super-Slick Shave Cream x2

Kate Somerville Exfolikate

MUAC BellEvolve Make Wipes

Supergood Everyday Face & Body Sunscreen SPF30 x4

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen SPF50

Bliss That’s Incredi-Peel Spa-Strength Glycolic Resurfacing Pads

Bliss Micro Magic Spa-Powered Microdermabrasion Treatment

MyBody Protect & Serve Sunscreen SPF30

Sulwhasoo Age-Veil UV Protection Cream

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

Clinique Custom-Repair Serum

Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment

Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher

Tokyo Milk Hand Cream

Jack Black Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream

Hydropeptide Eye Authority

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

SKII Power Brightening Specialist

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dolly

Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess


Used up all these fragrance samples and still have 30 left… XD

Narciso Rodriguez for Her

Elie Saab Le Parfum

Bvlgari Omnia Indian Garnet

Bvlargi Crystalline L’Eau de Parfum

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

Givenchy Very Irresistible

Marni Parfum for Women



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Epic, indeed.


I have multiple body washes open at any given time as well.  There are certain things I prefer to have one or two open at a time, but body wash and moisturizers are not one of them.  I use different ones depending on my mood and how my skin is feeling.  It's not just you.


I love that you keep a spreadsheet.  This nerd can relate, although I have not done it yet.  When you're trying as many items as we are, it is way too easy to forget, so a spreadsheet is a good idea.


Love the Korres sleeping facial and wish I would have gotten some of the 100 point perks a while back.


I liked the Sephora Rose mask and am unsure whether I want to buy more.  Can I ask what you did not like about it (to help push me one way over the other)?



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I really like sheet masks and have tried many brands. I've used sheet masks where I noticed a change in my skin the next day. I feel like Sephora mask didn't have enough serum. I bought the Sephora mask set because I really wanted to try them but didn't pay attention to the ingredients. The 4th ingredient is hydrogenated castor oil... no thanks.


I usually stock up on the Korres Sleeping Facial deluxe samples too but decided to just go ahead and get a set with the full size during the sale. I kinda wish I would have gotten two sets now.


Yeah... I needed to start keeping track of all the stuff I try out. Just to make sure I don't repurchase products I've already tried out and didn't enjoy.

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i'm taking a marketing class and in one of discussions last night the prof said something about 16% of customers of their brand have multiple bodywashes and lotions opened - usually 4 -8 different ones...some people in the class were shocked that one would have that many products open at once..i was shocked that only 16% of their customers are normal!

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whoa.  I think that I have 4 opened body washes for variety.  I wouldn't know where to put 8!  

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Interesting. I don't understand people that can only have one body wash & lotion open. I need to hoard my bodycare products. I need variety! #wearethe16percent

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I have four lotions open now because I need them strategically placed. We use one body wash here, just not into scented bodywashes.

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I always have my Dr.Bronners in my shower along with a few girly body washes and usually some aveeno body wash for when my skin is acting silly.



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This is truly epic! I love this thread; seeing what people love enough to buy again and what doesn't work for them is intriguing Smiley Happy I'm not too keen on the Nars or Too Faced Eyeshadow primers either, and I've been road testing these from almost every brand that will give me samples this month. Not sure why because I find Benefit's Stay Don't Stray works great; I guess I'm just always looking out for something better! Next I'm trying Laura Mercier's Smiley Happy