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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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You're secretly a huge Conor Oberst fan who's infiltrated a makeup message board to help push his records. 

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It's even a secret from me, because I have no clue who that is.

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I am so uncool, so if he is a cool up and comer, it will take me a while to get him.

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My March & April empties!



Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution: Really liked this. I want to try the Skinceuticals version next and see how they compare.

MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Spray: Nice hydrating toner. Didn’t clog my pores.

Leaders Insolution Sheet Mask in Aloe Soothing: Loooove this. Especially after a long flight.

Leaders Insolution Sheet Mask in Leaders AC-Dressing: Calms redness a bit.

Leaders Insolution Sheet Mask in Mela-Tox: Nice purifying mask.

Prescription Post Laser/Electrolysis Cream: Have a pack up sample from the dermatologist. Use this after electrolysis to help with the redness & healing.

Prescription Retinoid: Already on my next tube. HG for me.


Meehh, a maybe repurchase:

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser: Average cleanser. Nothing mind blowing.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask: Nothing remarkable. I want to get another sample of it, maybe I didn’t give it a fair try.


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleansing Oil Face & Eyes: Used on body. Has some oils in it that I know will break me out. Smelled odd, kind of like black pepper.

Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel: Too gentle for me. I’ve been using chemical exfoliants for a while now. If you’re new to exfoliating I would give this a try.

Ole Henrinsken Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil: Used a couple of times, broke me out. Ended up using on the body.

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil: Nice oil. Not too thick, didn’t break me out. I just didn’t see much difference in my skin.

Neocutis LUMIÈRE Bio-restorative Eye Cream: Good eye cream. Didn’t cause milia but I just don’t think the price is worth it.

Origins Plantscription SPF 25: Super greasy. Not for me.

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector: Alright dark spot lightener. Maybe if I had a full bottle I might see some improvement. I just don’t have many dark spots to justify buying it.

Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream: Nice eye cream. Maybe when I’m a bit more mature… don’t really need that much hydration at this point.

Leaders Insolution Sheet Mask in Collagen Lifting: Didn’t see much difference.

Leaders Insolution Sheet Mask in Wrinkle Filler: Didn’t see much difference.

My Beauty Diary Hyalurunic Acid Moisturizing Mask: I’ve got a box of these left and will use them up but after trying the Leaders Insolution Masks I wouldn’t purchase these again.



Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel: Always a repurchase. HG brow pencil.


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Bare Minerals brushes: Had these for 2 years. Super scratchy now, just tossing them out.

La Roche Posay Ceralip Lip Cream: Beeswax based lip products dry my lips out. This one was no exception. For the price, such a disappointment.

Bare Minerals Foundation Matte: Don’t get the hype. I’ve got a same size of the regular version, maybe I’ll have better luck with it.

Bare Minerals Ready Touch Up Veil : Didn’t use up. Just tossing it out. Have other setting powders I prefer over this one.

Buxom Mascara: Average mascara, the applicator is so large! I always got a bit on my lid. I think I’ve got another sample of this somewhere. I doubt I would ever purchase.


Loved, would repurchase or already have:

Giovanni Hot Chocolate Body Scrub: Smells like brownie batter. Average body scrub, I would just repurchase it for the amazing scent.

Giovannie 3 in 1 Body Wash Orange Creamsicle: Great hydrating body wash. Smells exactly like a creamsicle!

Avalon Organics CoQ10 Repair Ultimate Firming Body Lotion: Love the scent. Great natural lotion. I didn’t see much firming but I’m still young and that’s not yet an issue. I’ve already got a new one.

Lush Bath Products (Enchanter Bomb, Sex Bomb, Floating Island Melt & MA Bubble Bar): First lush products and I really liked them! Want to try a lot more. Loved Sex Bomb & Floating Island. I think the others are discontinued.


Meehh, a maybe repurchase:

Frederic Fekkai Color Technician Shampoo & Conditioner: I’ve gone through a couple of these. Would repurchase if I colored my hair again but I’m going lighter/bleaching and need something more hydrating.

Tree Hut Shea Body Butter Amazon Pequi: Decent scrub. Nice smell.

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% Glycolic Acid: Favorite body lotion with AHA got discontinued. Trying this as a replacement. I’ve got a backup of it. I think I need a higher percentage of AHA for my body.

Josie Maran Argan Oil: Only used in my hair. Nice argan oil but there are other more affordable brands of hair oil that do practically the same thing.

Sample (Boucheron Place Vendom, Nest Midnight Fleur, & Jo Malone Peony & Blush): Liked the fragrances but I’m not running out to buy them… The Jo Malone was lovely, I just splurged on some fragrances but I might consider this one in the future.


Not for me, wouldn’t repurchase:

Frederic Fekkai Color Technician Protecting Glaze: Weighed down my hair. Not too impressed.

Dove Volume Dry Shampoo: Gave me horrible headaches. Made my hair crunchy. I’m amazed that I actually used this up!

Now Foods Cocoa Butter Jojoba Oil: I prefer shea butter over cocoa butter.

Samples: Marchesa Perfume, Versace Ero, Kenzo Flower, Especially Escada, & Tom Ford Sahara Noir.

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Nice.  How do you cut the tops to get all of the product (great idea by the way)?  Are you using scissors, a knife or something else?  Also, do you wait until nothing else squeezes out before cutting?  Do you transfer the leftover contents to another container?

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Sorry I just saw this post! I just use scissors. I usually wait until the tube feels really light or sometimes if the tube is made from a lighter type of plastic I place it in front of a light and I can usually see how much product is left. I don't transfer the product actually, I use a couple of those paper clip things (pic below, don't know what they are called LOL) to keep the product closed. It's not air tight, but I usually only have 3-4 uses lefts of the product so I'm not too concerned with contamination. I need to get one of those makeup spatulas or whatever they are called because if the tube is super long it's a pain to try to scoop the product out!



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I got a cute little spatula from sephora that gas a long handle and scoop it into a tiny jar If there's more than i ipexpect.  There's usually not enough to last more than a week of anything so i just leave it in the cut tube and throw it in a ziplock.

scissorsSmiley Wink 

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It is always out of stock though.  If it ever returns, I am buying 2.

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Grab a pair of sharp scissors and snipped off the top. I like to completely flatten it out first. Use the back of a knife and scrape from the bottom up until it is flat, thin and empty. Cut the top the scrape out what you have left. If you still have some leftovers, fold it down and clip it up with a binder clip. If you need to get down closer to the cap, cut another section and use it up!


Some call me cheap,*ahem* my mom *ahem*, but she just doesn't know that I am bad are restocking and I tend to lose things when I restock before I open the new stuff.


Oh and please be super careful with the knife scraping/

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Thanks.  Before I read your last line, I was already thinking, oh no, I am going to cut myself.  I am so clumsy, and my hands really shake.  So as usual, you made me laugh. If I try this, I may enlist my husband's help.

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You might want to try a butcher's knife since they are usually taller, it SHOULD be less likely for you to get cut.


BUT I have to add this disclaimer, all advice given is a mere suggestion.. I will not be responsible for any loosened digits.

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Great empties! 

I have used almost everything on your list even the cream your dermatologist prescribed you mine did too! Lol

Its crazy I found myself agreeing with everything you said lol.

I'm waiting until the month is over to post mine! Lol

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Wow, nice collection of empties there! Where did you get the sheet masks from in your first photo?

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I will PM you the info!

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Finally got through some major foil packets and deluxe samples!

(From Top to bottom, Left to right)

1. Tea Tree Face Mask from the Body Shop
2. Boscia Bright White Mask

3. Fresh Rose Face Mask

4. Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer*

5. Cover Fx Cream Foundation
6. Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer

7. The Cool Fix*

8. Miracle Skin Transformer: Medium

9. Juice Beauty Age Defy - Cleanser, Serum, Moisturizer

10. Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer - Hated this. Took forever to finish because I kept using my Anastasia Brow Wiz instead.

11. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer*

12. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation: Beige

13. Bare Minerals Multi Wrinkle Repair

14. Various Hourglass Foundation Samples (Illusion, Veil, and Tinted Moisturizers)


1. True Blue Shave Cream - Hated this. Ugh.

2. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Lotion*

3. Bath & Body Works Soap - in Vanilla Berry Sorbet

4. Vita Liberata 2-3 Week Tan Mousse: Medium

5. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub

6. Psssst! Dry Shampoo

Bold indicates everything I would purchase in the future. A star (*) indicates that I have already repurchased or gotten the full size. 

Now the best part: I CAN FINALLY THROW THEM AWAY! YAY! Smiley Happy

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Oooh I got the Pssst! Dry Shampoo in my KlutchBox the other month, and I actually really liked it. What did you think of it? Smiley Happy

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I liked it too! It was the first dry shampoo I've ever tried and I thought it really helped control the oil! I finally started letting my hair go 2-3 days before washing it. It worked best when I sprayed it in the oilier sections right before bed, and I woke up without oily roots! But it did leave pretty obvious white powder in my hair so I had to rub my scalp/roots a fair amount before going out anywhere. So I think I may try the Batiste dry shampoo for Blonde/Light hair... hoping that won't leave the same white powder look!

Plus I have a 20% coupon to use at Ulta so I'll be getting it on sale. Smiley Happy

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Yeah, it wasn't perfect but it did work. I also like oscar blandi dry shampoo, but a lot of people don't like the lemony smell, so I don't want to reccomend it and have you yell at me later Smiley Tongue

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I like the Oscar Blandi smell Smiley Happy 

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Never heard of that brand. Where do you get it? And I'd never yell at you Smiley Happy haha everyone has different preferences, its normal!

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Good work! This was a good month for empties!

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