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.
@CC3616 I actually used it on stretch marks, rather than face wrinkles, so I don't have any relevant advice. It did a decent job with the stretch marks though (this is about the 3rd or 4th DS I've used up), so that's something.
Paula's Choice Resist Anti Wrinkle Serum - so, so, so sticky, and no results. So glad this is finally through!
Living Proof Style Extender - nope. Made my hair feel dirty and limp.
First Aid Deep Cleanser - This probably would have been a just okay if the packaging hadn't broken and leaked all over everything!
Shaveworks The Cool Fix - Dear god, no. Absolutely not. Burns like the dickens - even when I put it on skin that hasn't been shaved. Seriously, the CIA should use this in interrogations. Just awful!
@JoannaMarieC I know right! Some ladies here are seriously amazing when it comes to using up foils and samples. Every month it's inspiration for me to dip into my sample stash even more. I'm on a business trip right now and I know this thread served as a reminder to take foils with me!
@JoannaMarieC @kelloua - it is seriously only thanks to this thread that I ever got started on my alarming number of samples. The thing that has made the biggest difference for me is that I keep two boxes on my bathroom counter, one with daytime samples and one with nighttime samples, and try to use at least one from each of the boxes every day. I also have a plastic container on the edge of my shower/bathtub with bath or shower samples. Good thing I don't have to share a bathroom, since it isn't the prettiest set up... but it seems to be working so far.
YOWZA! Awesome job on using up all of these in one month.
What were your thoughts on the cinnamon toothpaste? I used to love Crest (or maybe it was Colgate) that made a cinnamon toothpaste but it got discontinued. I've been on the hunt for a more natural toothpaste too so the product you used up looks interesting.
@blondesluv2shop I love the cinnamon toothpaste - if you like cinnamon, I think you would love it. The only moderately alarming thing for me at first is that it is sort of strange lightly tinted yellow/orange color? It threw me off at first, but now I don't even notice. They also make a mint version that is delicious (sort of a mild sweet mint). I definitely recommend - it is Xyliwhite Toothpaste by NOW foods (should be available at most health food stores). It lasts forever too - giant tubes, and not very expensive for a natural toothpaste.
I try to avoid fluoride and be more natural in general in my dental products, and it has made a world of difference for me health wise.
January empties (52)- got through a lot this month! Took lots of foils/DS on vacation earlier in the month, that helped a lot. Then my boyfriend was like, why are you bringing your trash home? hahah
Sephora Foot mask
Josie maran face butter- used this on my body- argan doesn't do well on my face
NYX studio powder (already repurchased)
Tatcha indigo body butter- there are much more effective ones out there, but I love the scent of this
Tatcha indigo hand cream- same ^
Korres body wash
L'occtaine almond body lotion
Benefit girl meets pearl- tossing b/c it's at least 4 or 5 years old, found at the bottom of a drawer. I have other things like it in my collection now but will consider a repurchase if I run out of everything
Dr Brandt NNM 3D filler
PTR unwrinkle night
PTR unwrinkle turbo DS (not pictured)
Dr. Dennis gross AB peels (not pictured)
Smashbox soft lights blush
Dr. Jart tiger grass cream
DR. Jart ceramadin cream
Stila tinted moisturizer
Tatcha camilla cleansing oil
Sephora express eye makeup remover wipes
Farmacy coconut hydrating sheet mask
Pixi glow tonic to go- my first pixi use, really liked it!
Okays: wouldn't buy but would maybe use, didn't cause any ill side effects.
Karuna antioxidant mask- it was okay, the serum left my face feeing SO sticky and had to wash off before completing my routine.
Caudalie micellar water: didn't get everything
Ouai hair oil- not bad, but not my favorite. Did really like the mild scent.
Orgins plantscriptions eye cream
LP no frizz hair oil- yeah I had frizz. It was okay as an oil but didn't live up to the claims
UP and UP cotton balls-
Ouai shampoo/conditioner- were okay, not as hydrating as my normal and I have super dry hair, so not for me.
Raico hotel lotion- fine.. not great.
Shisedo sunscreen- worked okay but very thin and dehydrating to my dry skin
MD solar science sunscreen- no issues
Sephora pearl undereye patches- no major improvements
Perricone MD firm serum
Fresh soy cleanser
Guerlain abilie royal night cream- okay, not as hydrating as HG creams for me
IT confidence in a cream- this was fine on my face, not as hydrating as I'd like. since I have lots of HG things for my face, I ended up using as a hand cream.
PTR rose cleanser
PTR irish moor mud cleanser
Tony moly cleanser
Kiehls line reducing concentrate
Tokyomilk lip balm- I LOVE the formula but it is too strongly scented for me
R&CO death valley dry shampoo- okay formula, also a scent thing. I can smell it on myself for at least a couple hours, if not more. I get migraines easily and that just doesn't jive with me.
UP and UP rounds- scratchy.. ended up using for nail polish only
Drunk elephant framboos- broke out
RMS wipe- came dried out
Ole henriksen- tossing an old jar, but my skin doesn't get along with this anymore
Orbie apres beach- took to the beach, still looked like a hot mess after..
Love the BF comment...silly boy. I always forget to save my empties at home so I'm super impressed with your skill!! I had a similar experience with DE Framboos. Irritated itchy skin and I noticed a strange scent the third time I used it. Could it go rancid after being open for only a month?
I'm not sure @petitesweetmom.. Even after the first use I could tell it wasn't for me, and I don't have sensitive skin at all. Could it go bad that quick in the pump?
Top is YESES
PMD Moderate disc - a constant repurchase
Odacite Jo+L - another constant repurchase, I use this every single day
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows & Lashes - loved both of these. The Lashes is one of my favourite mascaras, and I really love the simplicity of the brows, though I dislike how small the product is.
Mahalo The Unveil - an absolutely gorgeous cleanser. My wallet will cry when I finally purchase a full size.
Leaves of Trees Lavender Tangerine deoderant - a natural deo that smells nice and works well. I dislike their FS packaging but the product actually works so I can't complain.
Mahalo The Bean - a lovely detoxifying but hydrating mask. My favourite new mask of 2017 - it plumps my skin and leaves it feeling so silken. Already repurchased.
NARS Soft Velvet loose powder - I use this mostly in my t-zone but it does what it says and looks natural.
Middle is MEH/UNDECIDED
Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter - maybe I got a bad batch or maybe they've reformulated, but it seemed a lot thinner textured than it used to be. Wasn't a fan.
Blithe Vital Treatment Nourishing Beans - I've tried a few different essence type products over the years and I think I'm still of the mind that I don't need them in my routine. The Beans are nice, but I don't think I'll repurchase.
DDG Ferulic + Retinol Peel - I haven't used these consistently enough to form an opinion.
Bottom is NOPENOPENOPE
Odacite Green Tea Mint Purifying Toner - I just don't like this. If I used it on my face, the mint would irritate my skin. To finish it up I ended up using it in my hair and on the back of my neck when I needed to cool down.
You know it's a good month when it takes two photos to fit everything in!
More of my candle collection: White Barn Cotton (loved!) Yankee Candle Tarts in Juicy Apple and Sweet Strawberry (mmmm)
Tresemme Rejuvenating Mud Masque- not impressed. Won't repurchase
Ulta Exfolating Cotton Rounds
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes- love, own a bazillion backups
Clearasil Daily Oil Control- used up as acne body wash, didn't help
Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Lotion
Caudalie Cleansing Water- OBSESSED WITH. Definitely repurchasing during Nov sale
B&BW Shower Gels in Lemon Vanilla and Orange Sapphire- love both of these scents!
Maybelleine Great Lash Mascara
Model Co LashXtend Mascara
Stila Waterproof Volumizing Mascara- not very waterproof.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Spot Treatment- good, would consider repurchasing
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask- LOVED. Repurchasing in Nov
Korres Greek Yogurt Overnight Facial- sorry ladies, hated this. Stung after exfoliating and didn't really moisturize
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
Tarte Amazonian Clay Double Detox Facial- not a fan of these heavy clay masks
Stila Liquid Luminizer in Pink Shimmer- LOVE. Own a backup already.
Living Proof Nourishing Style Cream x3- smells amazing, not impressed though
B&B Gentle and Thickening Shampoo/Conditioner
Carol's Daughter Monoi Shampoo/Conditioner
Hello Flawless x2
Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
Zirh Alpha- Hydroxy Face Wash
PTR CC Cream
MUFE Pro-Finish Powder- also used for contouring and considering repurchasing
PTR Camu Camu Serum- loved, smells amazing, but too expensive for me
OH Sheer Transformation- loved, definitely repurchasing in Nov
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Sephora Ultra-Smoothing Primer
NARS Pro Prime
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation