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.
The Porefessional I'm kind of mixed on- while I like the smoothing effect it has on my skin/pores, I feel it makes liquid foundation easier to slide/transfer off my skin. Haven't tried it with my powder foundation oddly enough.
The Philosophy I really liked! Nice smooth texture, pleasant smell and definitely helps with acne. I've got another tube of DDF's Salicylic Acid Treatment to use- I'm trying to figure out which of the two of these works better. DDF is definitely better price/oz but I'd be happy to repurchase the Philosophy if it works better
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.
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?
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!
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.
@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.
@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!
October Empties! I am proud of these, there are a lot of FS products, including both a powder (not *totally* used up, but too hard-panny to finish the dregs), and my first ever FS eyeshadow! It's an old-formula MUFE one.
Loves - Have or Would Repurchase
Meh - Would use again but not pay full price
Nope - never again. Some of these I couldn't even finish.
Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel - I dislike the "it's dry skin" gimmick, when it's clearly just the gel itself peeling. Also it did nothing for me that I could see, and the peely gel was a pain to wash off.
Butter London Iconoclast mascara - too wet, hated the applicator
Various Commodity scents from the trial set that I just didn't like - Gin, Wool, Tea, Mimosa
Estee Edit Photo gloss - toooo sticky, and did nothing for the color of my teeth.
Ulta eye primer - too dry and hard to apply smoothly.
Shiseido face/body sunscreen - too heavy/greasy for my face