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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.
This is one of my favorite threads for sure. I had a hard time not tossing stuff out but now that I've been doing it for six months it feels like a habit. I actually use that old Sephora gift bag, the striped one with the lips for my empties.
Maybe I will join too...I've yet to run out of anything. I'll have to hide the empties from my husband...he is a simplest and doesn't like clutter. I used to collect clothing tags (and bags) in a box and he thought I was crazy so I threw them out. He would think I was completely insane if he saw a bag of saved bottles haha 😉
My husband doesn't like clutter either, but he does like that I'm using up a lot of the items that have been hanging out far too long. I made a deal with him that other than hotel soaps that I like the scent of and bring home to use as hand soap in the bathroom, I will have two out for every one in until all of my not currently in use skincare can fit into one FFF box. I have at least 25 nights of travel between now and the end of March so I'll go through a ton of foils and deluxe samples during my travels.
Clutter drives me insane, so I keep my empties bag hidden. Even though I hate seeing a pile of beauty junk collecting, there's something so oddly satisfying knowing that I used up all that stuff. I kind of justify a big splurge knowing I've used up so many products.
My husband laughed at me the first time he found my bag under the sink too, but he barely goes under there. I think it is like an outta sight out of mind thing for him, because he has not mentioned it since.
Haha, yeah I think I might try hiding my stash of empties As well, I've already had to explain a lot of weird habits. Taking pictures of my makeup, wandering around looking for the right lighting ( hey! He promised me a camera a white back!!!) this is gonna top the cake!
You should definitely join us! I stick a bag or box in my bathroom in a cabinet and toss things in there as I finish them 🙂 It's very satisfying to see what you use up each month, especially when you have a mountain of things waiting to be used!
OK, some of the highlights:
- The Nordstrom bag is full of sample packets- a few inches deep
- 27 body wash/bath products of 4oz or more, 5 samples/travel size (however, I've been making an effort here)
- 20oz of nail polish remover (and I've almost kicked 8oz bottle #3)
- 1 bottle of brush cleaner
- 10 packets of makeup removing wipes
- 7 sleeves of exfoliating cotton rounds (more to come soon)
- 2 packages of Shiseido facial cotton (and #3 soon to be finished)
- 1 bottle of top coat (2 more pending), 1 bottle of base coat (another pending)
- 1 full-sized primer (that took forever)
- 1 tube of self-tanner
- 1 tube of lotion
- 3 bottles of perfume
- 1 eye cream (#2 is literally on its last legs)
- 3 foundations
- 4 pressed powder (multiple were on their last legs for awhile)
- 14 lip balms, 1 lip gloss, 1 lip primer
- 4 full-sized concealers
- 2 eyeliners
- pile of mascara- probably 50% of that is stuff that simply got too old.
I seriously need to start holding empties, even if just for a month and then tossing them out! I really feel great using the products and then seeing a couple stacked up!
@wendyomgwar- it is CRAZY satisfying to see that I can fill up a shoebox worth of empty products every month! It also makes me feel slightly better about my buying habits... hah.
I think I just tend to jump from product to product and never use anything up and then they expire :< so doing these empties post helps me make sure that I definitely do use up stuff!