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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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Interesting... I wonder if the packaging of the deluxe sample allows more oxygen in or something and makes it turn?

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Maybe, The bottles could be defective. 

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Same thing happened to mine fairly quickly. Makes me wonder what happens when you buy a full sized bottle, how long does it last before going bad?? Good thing this didn't work for me in the slightest.


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I use the Murad Lightening Gel, And i've had one bottle for close to a year. I wonder why it went bad? I've gone through 2, 1oz bottle and have a 2.oz bottle that's been sitting around for months and months.None have changed it color. 

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Look at all that skin care!!

Good for you!

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I don't mean to be rude... but wtf? 


1. Who holds onto their empties unless it's for the Back to MAC program?  It's called trash, people.  Throw it out!

2. Who wants to see other people's trash?


I get haul videos but this is beyond me.

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To each his own. I like seeing that I'm making progress through my extensive stash. It's a motivator for me to try and use all my samples and products up.


You don't have to participate. You can simply skip over this thread. Taking the time to write a negative comment does nothing for anyone. I understand your opinion however I really dislike the way you worded your harsh criticism. I don't like feeling like I need to defend the way I share my makeup addiction.


It also gives a more true review of a product if someone has finished it in its entirety. I like reading what people are going to repurchase right away - it says a lot about the product.

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I love seeing everyone's empties because I am so terrible at finishing products Smiley Sad  *hangs head in shame*

And when I do have empties I always forget to keep them for this & throw them out. I do try to see what I can recycle. 

Also I believe Origins takes cosmetics empties year round (doesn't matter what brand). 

And I like to read who likes/dislikes which products, you can't really do an adequate review on a haul, but you can say "won't repurchase" on an empty Smiley Tongue 

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Thanks, @dannyc Smiley Happy and everyone else. I knew I couldn't be the only one!

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Seeing others' empties inspires me to finish more of my things too. And organize the open ones. It also inspires me to pitch items that aren't working, just sitting. I've done that a bit and it's freeing.  And I get to tell others about things I've used sometimes, the good and the bad.

I love haul videos sometimes, it curbs my own impulse buying to watch them! But it's no reference point for whether that shiny new stuff even works or not. I can't keep more than 5 or so empties now after the bath salts jars purge though, I've gotten a smaller empties basket. Smiley Wink 

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i can never seem to finish a product either..the only time i ever get to finish anything is if i'm sharing it with my boyfriend. we've gone through two 17.6 oz jars (which is the HUGE jar) of the borghese fango mud masks in the past year..and it hasn't even been a whole year left. i don't mind sharing with him because that makes me feel like i'm not wasting my money in the end. i feel so accomplished when i throw an empty out in the trash!

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This thread is months old with lots of participants and over 50 photos. Obviously, a lot of people in our community think it is fun. 

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2- I LOVE seeing other people's trash.  I get excited every time I see a new picture on here. 

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It is also a record of what has been tried and what was liked or not. The stuff I love, I don't forget. But its the fragrance sample that I can't remember if I have tried or not, or the makeup wipes that I bought on a whim.


I also like to see what others have enjoyed or not.  If I see someone using similar products as me, I may want to try some of the other stuff they use/like.

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Phew - this is two months worth!

Top picture:

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Alaska)

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque x2

Drybar Cream Soda Smoothing Cream

Clinique Superprimer: Universal Face Primer

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball

Clinique Moisture Surge

Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum

Benefit Benetint

Benefit Posietint

Ole Henriksen: Truth Serum Collagen Booster

La Roche-Posay Mela-D Deep Cleansing Brightening Foaming Cream

The Body Shop: Aloe eye defence

Peter Thomas Roth – Laser Free Resurfacer

Burts Bees Replenishing Balm with Pomegranate Oil

Ardell lashes – #330

Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer

Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

Sephora Soft Touch Cotton Pads EOS Shave Cream – Pomegranate Raspberry

B&BW Winter Candy Apple Nourishing Hand Cream



Chloe – Roses de Chloe sample x2

Michael Todd – Skin loving Aloe & Cucumber wipes

Skintimate – Sensitive Skin shave gel

Maybelline Pure Stay Powder Foundation

KMS California Hair Stay – Dry Xtreme Hairspray

Slatkin & Co. – Frosted Cranberry candle

B&BW Aromatherapy Stress Relief candle – Eucalyptus spearmint

Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo

Sample: Glamglow thirstymud

Sample: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Sample: Josie Maran Argan Milk

Skintimate Extra Gentle Shave Cream


Bottom picture:

UD All Nighter Setting Spray (boy does that bottle look gross!)

Herbal Essences Body Wash

Suave Extra Hold Hairspray

The Body Shop - Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser

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Woohooo you kicked butt!! Any favorites?

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Lots! UD All Nighter setting spray, Macadamia Deep Repair Mask, Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion (toner), Flowerbomb rollerball and Nars tinted moisturizers are all things I'm obsessed with! I could not go a day without that setting spray.


I also really loved the Roses de Chloe perfume but it didn't pass the boyfriend test. I personally adore the smell of roses but he prefers other scents on me which is totally fine! I have a little sample bottle I'll use but that's about it.

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Also obsessed with the UD Spray and NARS TM Smiley Very Happy


I didn't notice in the photo you had used up an entire rollerball, that's awesome!! I loooooooooveee Flowerbomb, have you smelled the new rose version? I really like the scent, but I can't justify $95 for 1.7 EDT. *sigh*


I also love Roses de Chloe, but again, can't decide if its worth the money. Its a very pretty scent, but I don't really find it complex and I'm not sure I want to spend money on it yet!

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Ah no it wasn't at my Sephora last time I checked! I really want to try it because I'm obsessed with the original flowerbomb, annnd roses so I feel like it would be perfect! I'll keep checking Smiley Happy 


Do I even wanna go look at how much the actual perfume is?



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There is no EDP, which is what makes me sad. It's only been made in the EDT version Smiley Sad

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Oh man. Wonder why that is? If I end up falling in love with it you're to blame... Smiley Very Happy

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teeheee... *hides from enabling wrath*

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Only things I hated: 

PTR Laser Free Resurfacer (smelled gross...pretty sure this also broke me out. my skin did not like it)

Michael Todd - Skin Loving Aloe & Cucumber wipes (there are just so many better options out there. didn't like these at all)


The rest ranges from absolute loves to 'meh' products.

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I think this is my biggest empties month yet!!


Loved/Might repurchase:
Fekkai Shea Butter Conditioner- smells DIVINE

B&BW Pink Grapefruit Anti-Bac Soap

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

B&BW Fresh Cotton Wallflowers

Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet- slightly too oily for my skin, won't repurchase but excellent product

Bare Minerals Stroke of Light- LOVED, would repurchase for summer/tanner skin usage, but in my pale months this color isn't quite light enough

Origins Mega Mushroom Mask- loved! You can put this on and actually walk around the house and forget about it! Really comfortable mask, very hydrating.

The Balm Put a Lid on It Eyelid Primer- great primer, still prefer NARS or Benefit over this so far.


Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

REN Micro Polish Cleanser- love how creamy yet exfoliating this is, the smell not so much.

Fekkai Shea Butter Hair Mask

PTR Mega-Rich Body Lotino & Shower Gel

Soap & Glory Vit C Facial Wash- this was apparently discontinued?

Lea Journeau Hydra-Riche Conditioner

Arangara Olive & Rose Body Lotion

MOX Botanicals Lip Butter


Body Shop Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash

Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner and Moisture Serum- not fond of the smell

Korres Mascara- I think this dried out

Origins Vita-Zing- too dark for me

Body Shop Vit C Eye Reviver Duo

Clinique Take the Day Off- fabulous at removing face makeup, not so great at eye makeup- plus, this would get onto the surface of my eyes and cause blurry vision for about an hour afterward.

L'Occitane Divine Cream- good moisturizer, slightly too greasy for me, definitely not worth the price tag.


Body Shop Vit C Skin Boost- caused breakouts

Smashbox Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer- whiteheads literally within a few hours of putting this on. EEEEK

REN T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid- breakouts!

REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Cream- too greasy for my skin



Just mentioning the ones that stood out:

NARS Eyeshadow Primer- very nice! Still can't figure out my #1 eyeshadow primer, but this is definitely a contender Smiley Happy

Caudalie Hydrating Serum- great, great product. If it had more dark-spot reducing potential, would purchase.

Caudalie Radiance Serum- again, great product but lacked the dark-spot reducing I was looking for. Thankfully the Caudalie Anti-Aging serum does, will probably buy that when my stash runs out.

Clarins Double Serum- ick ick ick greasy mess! This has SO MUCH mineral oil in it, gross!

Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter- this was very luxurious and thick and non-greasy. Wasn't a very appealing scent to me though, would buy if there were some different scent options.

Tata Harper Rejuvingating Serum- could not get past the terrible smell of this stuff. Sadly the scent lasts a long time too.

Kat Von D Makeup Remover Wipes- nice and thick, lots of moisture but stung my eyes like a MOTHER.

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I just used my Kat Von D make Up remover's tonight I agree with everything u just said about them nice & thick with moisture however they burned my eyes like evil lasers!!!