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Empties

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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Lush definitely has better ingredients, but I'm a sucker for an excellent fragrance.  Have a Cherry Christmas just makes me smile every time I open the bottle, so I think I'll keep buying it.  My ultimate favorite though is the Lush Rose Jam.

 

Any recommendations for Carol's Daughter?  I loved the Black Vanilla line!

 

The first half of this vacation was Disney; we stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and I figured I should try the products in these adorable bottles!!

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We had a blast at the pool on Christmas Day!  It was 87 and humid out; not the Christmas we expected.  

We're actually going back in March and trying out Coronado Springs.  I hope it's good!

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I want to go back so bad!! 

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Coronado Springs is amazing. My husband and I went there in 2014 after we got engaged and everything was amazing. Make sure to try the churros in the food court! 

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Finishing my It's a 10 I literally cut open the bottles so I could scrape out every drop. 

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After I took this picture I cut the B&B conditioner and scraped out the rest Smiley Very Happy When you pay so much, how can you not?

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Exactly lol especially when you love it. 

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Looks like some great empties.  I think I'm due to receive that shampoo from Birchbox in my next box.  Bummed to hear it is a dud.

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Hopefully it works for you!  The shampoo was better for me than the conditioner; I just felt like I had to use too much of it for it to be worth buying.

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The Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo Smiley Happy 

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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.

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Wow, I'm so interested to see the end of the year post! Smiley Very Happy I hope I can keep all my empties for this month, I'm curious to see!

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I have a number of products that I'm babying to last until the 12th (ie my eye cream- I've been only using it at night and the Origins cream during the day), and I can see glass on my night cream. I also refilled some bottles, etc.

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@starletta8,

That is very impressive Smiley Happy  You're definitely keeping in line with your goal.

I however would freak out with that much trash in the house. I totally understand what you're attempting to do but I'd never be able to join in. I don't think I'd be able to sleep. (I have serious OCD issues). Just imagining those ripped open foil sample packets is disturbing.

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LOL, that's why it lives neatly stacked in a shopping bag- which has a spot in the organized closet.

I don't plan on doing this in 2014, but I really wanted to get my hands around what I can use, and what I throw away (ahem mascara).

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Great point with the mascara. I have many formulas that I really like and I used to always have several tubes open at once. Then I realized how foolish that was since it's an absolute safety must to ditch them by the 3 month point.

 

I feel the same way about wand style lip glosses too. I once had at least 20 shades of NARS going at once but it just seems nasty to keep them too long and none ever got used even half way.

 

Lots of things are fun to collect but mascara and lipgloss (anything where you re-dip the applicator) just NO.

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This amazes me. Great post!

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Thanks, I'm learning a lot already (ie, just suck it up and buy the 32oz bottle of Zoya remover, you'll use it in a year), and I've already cut back on the number of bath products, believe it or not. I had to move all of that to my home. Ugh.

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I am in a weird transition phase moving in 2 weeks to a new apartment where I'm staying for 4.5 months before moving in with my boyfriend, so I'm trying really hard to use up what I have and not buy new things that will just get carted place to place... This motivates me! My big goal: I must get rid of all the shampoo and conditioners and body wash and exfoliants and so on I have used half of over all the years and then just invest in the good stuff Smiley Happy

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