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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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Very late here but here we go for November.

Mouthwash x 2- Pictured because I'm super excited about finally finishing that gigantic monster bottle. Not picky about mouthwashes but I liked the ACT better.

VO5 shampoo/conditioner- Used both bottles in one sitting to wash the henna out of my hair when I dyed it. Would only purchase again if I need to redye my hair.

Vanilla buttercream sugar scrub- Would absolutely buy again if the store I bought it from didn't shut down. Smells heavenly.

Cover Girl Intense Shadow Blast- Would consider buying again. Pretty color but dried out very quickly.

Kiss My Face Pore Shrink Deep Cleansing Mask- No no no no no no no. I'm tossing this 95% full. I've given it multiple chances and something about this mask gives me a 3 day headache and makes me heave.

Biore deep cleansing pore strips- Loved the nose strips. The face ones were only okay.

Desert Essence eye serum- Still undecided on. I have another sample for December so we'll see.

Jergens oatmeal crema- Once I go through my stash of lotion, I may purchase.

Reviva Labs eye gelee- Nope. Still 99% full. Never absorbed but acted like glue and got tacky/balled up when I rubbed my eyes.

Ballet slipper soap- No idea where my mom bought it but it's cute. Smells good. Would consider.

Neutrogena visibly bright cleanser- Not a fan. Smells like grapefruit and has golden shimmer added in.

Nude oil- Nope. Too thick and hard to remove. I had to wash my face afterward to get this all off.

 

Looking back at that, it's all super negative. Hope I like more of my empties in December lol.

 

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Shimmer in a cleanser?...interesting!

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More bathing...

out with the scented products in with better ingredients. 

Won't repurchase

Dr Teals Lavender salts

I Love Strawberries 

Village Naturals  Foaming Bath Oil & Body Wash

In with unscented salts, colloidal oatmeal.

I'll continue to repurchase Skin Below The Chin, I like the ingredients and my fiancé uses it too.

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I love Dr. Teal's Lavender Epsom salt soak! I used it yesterday to soften my feet!

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December empties!!! out with the old...in with the new!!!

repurchase 

  • vaseline problem skin therapy lotion
  • benefit porefessional
  • glysomed body lotion
  • fab facial radiance pads
  • rimmel scandal eyes mascara
  • bare minerals mineral veil 

would not repurchase

  • rimmel sexy curves mascara
  • neutrogena all in one make-up removing wipes
  • elf -eyelid primer

might repurchase but wasn't anything special

  • fab facial cleanser
  • nivea pure and natural day care
  • salley hansen polish remover 
  • maybelline the falsies big eyes
  • almay oil free gentle make up remover pads

 

would buy full size

  • Nars smudge proof eyeshadow base
  • korres -vitamin e face primer
  • algenist pore corrector-anti aging primer
  • tarte maracua c brightener
  • lancome energie de vie

not for me

  • bare minerals prime time foundation primer
  • fresh soy face cleanser
  • clinique superprimer universal face primer

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Nice empties post!

 

What turns you off about the Neutrogena Wipes? I've considered trying them (but haven't yet) because I hear people talk about them occasionally.

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So this is the biggest part of my empties for last month, There were more, but sadly I moved and they got pitched before the pictures! lol I have like 2 tubs of the Nutrix body lotion left to go through .THat is the one item that I always buy when Lancome has their gift with purchases!  I also finished up a glamglow tub after 3 months. I have my new pile being set aside for January  now.

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empty lipstick? I can never finish one ( How long did it take to use it all? Smiley Happy

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I don't have any photos of my empties as I didn't find this thread until mid December. And to list what all I used up or had to toss due to expiration dates or time opened last year  would take hours.

 

However the following I would repurchase or have repurchased & am currently using:

 

Algenist Retinol Serum & also their Lifting & Friming vream.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide face & eye capsules as well as the toner.

Lipgloss from Smashbox, Ulta & LORAC

Mascara from LORAC, Smashbox

Eyeliner- Stila liquid & pencil,  Smashbox cream. LORAC dream & liquid/gel, Tarte & UD pencil

 Sunscreen: PTR Glycolic Acid Moisture & also Max Sheer SPF 30

Foundation  LORAC Natural Performance  or Givenchy Photo Perfexion.

Primer Hourglass Veil  or Smashbox Photo finish Light, Tarte Brightening

Blush- NARS Sin & the ONS palette

Cleanser CeraVe or Aveeno

Makeup remover KGD Spa water

Hair- Big Sexy

Shower Gel- Red Door

 

On the fence:

Dr. Perricone's Photo Plasma- jar packaging & price

HG Arch- It's a bit pricey & I'm still trying to get it right. Color may be a bit dark

Bumble & bumble Thickening set- Love what it does but has sulfates

TFSI & NARS eye primer-Like the Nars better than the TFSI but LORAC just works better for me

 

Would not repurchase:

ABH Catwalk palette- I foun d the colors weren't the best & quality wise it wasn't what I expected.

Benefit, They're Real- left my lashes hard.

Benefit That Gal & Porefressional-  lots of hype- no bang for me.

 

Want to try:

Alterna Hair care

Several brands of mascara

IT Cosmetics eye shadow palette.

 

 

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The It Cosmetics naturally pretty palette is worth every penny. Lovely colors with a great texture and pigment. They blend really nicely for mattes shadows.

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My empties this month! 

I challenged myself to finish all opened products before I move on to others. And well, shower gels were used by my BF and me Smiley Happy 

What I will repurchase: 

Shower gels (I liked them all)

Guerlain foundation - I used a sample and I loved it!

Rhonda Allison raspberry toner

KDG Spa water

OH Vitamin C truth serum

Wella hair mask

 

Maybe (after I run out of everything)

Boscia cleanser and moisturizer

Carol's daughter body souffle

Origins GinZing moisturizer

 

The rest - I didn't care enough to consider repurchasing. 

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Nicely done!

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okay Sighs I am kind of a hoarder when it comes to makeup I don't ever want my stuff to end so I prolong it as long as possible. this is what I've got so far...it's not much but it's something & i will continually add more by re-editing my post the more I go through in the month of  January. 

 

 

 

As of right now I've used up:

  • Origins - plantscription anti-aging oil-free cream
  • Benefit Stay Flawless -Sample
  • Burt's Bee's Coconut foot cream - Travel size bottle
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment sugar - mini

 

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I will be repurchasing both the burt's bee's coconut foot cream  & the fresh sugar lip treatment in full sizes the benefit primer however was good as a sample just not something I want to spend 32.00 on as a full size item still pondering the origins plantscription i love the way it treated my face just don't love the price. don't know if I will buckle & buy or hold off a while I have a few more samples of it to help sway my opinion which is always a good thing. 

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My boyfriend thinks i'm nuts. I actually made a spreadsheet of my empties with whether or not I would repurchase! haha. I'm up to 96 items on the spreadsheet, but MOST of those are samples…..

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This month's destruction:

 

Will repurchase:
Proactiv + Mark Fading Padsx4- Wish I could figure out where to purchase JUST these wipes and not the whole regimen- anyone know?
Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask
Flora by Gucci Glamorous Magnolia- have purchased a full size and also have a mini!
Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Water- found this at TJ Maxx and oh my Lord it is a gem.
Hanae Mori EDT- own the full size EDP!
Nia24 Gentle Cleansing Cream
Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Wash & Creme Rinse- LOVE. Will definitely repurchase when my shampoo/conditioner stash is gone.

Simple Cleansing Wipes- large stash.

 

Like:
Botanic Bath Infusion- Moments in Mint
Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shaving Cream
B&BW Orange Sapphire Anti-Bac Soap
Aubrey Clarifying Cleanser
REN Mayblossom Balancing Gel
80 Cotton Rounds
Aubrey Calming Skin Therapy Cleanser
B&BW Pomegranate Citrus Shower Gel
Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Cleansing Cream
Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water- nice, but I still think I prefer my Shiseido or Caudalie cleansing waters

Candles in Vanilla Verbena, Green Apple and Starlight

 

Neutral:
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask- sorry guys, but I don't actually see any change in my skin when using this
B&BW Lemon Summer Vanilla Lotion
Suave Mango Mandarin Body Wash
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream x2- a little too greasy for me
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Living Proof Restore Shampoo/Conditioner/Mask Treatment/Targeted Repair Cream- all smell amazing but don't really do much for my hair
Weleda Smoothing Night Cream
Koh Gen Doh Pure Cotton Pads
Nuxe Reve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel- smells amazing (honey!) but stung
Nick Chavez Yucca Root Shampooing Cream
C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Raspberry and Lemon & Blueberry Lip Balms- felt like these "sat" on top of my lips
Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Becca Foundation in Porcelain- looks good, breaks me out. But every liquid foundation does.
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
Dermatologica Skin Hydrating Booster

 

Didn't Like:
Phyto Paris Express Conditioner- smelled gross
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner- bad alcohol! Have used this for a long time, will not repurchase anymore. Makes my skin more oily.
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream- too greasy, smells amazing though.
L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream- greasy!
D.J.V Beautenizer Fiberwig LX Mascara- UGH! Clumpy mess, IMPOSSIBLE to get off even with waterproof makeup remover.

Derma E Very Clear Cleanser- stung
Derma E Very Clear Moisturizer- stung, my skin would be shiny later
Aubrey Clarifying Therapy Clay Mask- EWWW!! Don't know if the company sent me an old sample, but this was so incredibly gross. Came out gloopy and separated. Once on my face, felt my face getting hot, then tingly, then started itching like MAD! Needless to say, I didn't finish the sample.

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nice!!! this is the kind of product destruction i like!!!

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Just had to toss this guy! My favorite lip balm, hands down, because it's the BEST! No contest. The end. Heart

 

 

 

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Is this a computer background? That would take the lip balm obsession to a whole new level. Smiley Happy

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I'm so jealous of you guys lol, you make my collection of empties look puny Smiley Tongue.

Repurchases: OH Truth Serum already have back ups, I use to not like this now I love it!

Have back ups of the Nars proprime too

 

Dislike: The Clinique Redness Cleanser, meh it didn't feel like anything....

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I love OH serum too! I think I've stocked up for the whole year Smiley Happy 

Well, I have so many empties because I had tons of opened / half finished product already, and I was "cleaning up" my mess there Smiley Happy This month I'm still finishing few, but I'll definitely have less Smiley Happy 

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EMPTIES FOR FEBRUARY!!!!!!!

 

Would repurchase

Mentos Gum: Pure White (don't ask. I ate the last piece as I was driving home to do empties do I figured I'd toss it in Smiley Wink

Studio 35 beauty premium cotton rounds (one side smooth/one side exfoliating. I love them)

** Tarte Maracuja C-brightener eye treatment (loved this, but interested in trying others, If those don't work I'll be coming back to this one)

Crest 3D white (only toothpaste I'll use)

 

 

 

Neutral

Equate flushable wipes (any brand of these will do, these are just the cheapest)

**Algenist Regenerative Anti-aging Moisturizer (loved the smell, very moisturizing, didn't do anything super special)

 

Would not repurchase

Up&up makeup remove cleansing towelettes (i'm pretty sure these broke me out)

**MUFE Sens'eyes (left a film over my eyes, nothing special)

**Olay ultra moisture body wash with shea butter (was NOT moisturizing, barely any suds)

Mac Mineralized Charged water cleanser (Bioderma is MUCH better)

Generic Moisturizing conditioner(was not very conditioning, smelled great though)

White marble Deodorant bar (Jankie hotel soap)

 

FOIL PACKETS 

It's a 10 Miracle deep conditioner plus keratin (LOVED)

Sephora Instant moisturizer (neutral)

Korres greek yoghurt advanced nourishing sleeping facial (neutral)

Urban decay original eyeshadow primer potion (Loved)

Boscia self-defense vital antioxidant moisture x2 (Loved)

Ole Henriksen Express the truth x2 (neutral)

Ole Henriksen Truth serum (LOVED)

Too Faced Shadow insurance (LOVED)

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss (neutral)

Biore pore strip (neutral)

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer (neutral)

FAB ultra repair cream (LOVED purchased full size)

Soap and Glory The Righteous butter (Loved purchased a full size)

Algenist Advanced Anti-aging repair oil (neutral)

 

** denotes deluxe sample size. 

 

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Please excuse the gross hotel bedding!

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Loved/Will Repurchase:
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask- own a full size
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask- will definitely consider purchasing! Really added a glow to my face, reduced pigmentation.
Bliss That's Incredi-peel x3
Paula's Choice Hydralight Moisturizerx3
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes- LOVED. Will definitely add to my face wipe rotation.

 

Liked:
Derma E Soothing Moisturizing Creme/Cleanser/Serum
Guerlain Maxi Lash
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
The Body Shop's Mango Body Scrub
Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Sea Island Cotton- have stockpile!
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream

 

Neutral:
Ko Gen Doh Oriental Plants Clean Foam
Josie Maran GOGO Argan Mascara
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Becca Satin Finish Foundation- looks great on, but slightly oily and breaks me out terribly
Clearasil Oil Control Acne Wash- for body wash! Worked ok.
Too Faced Lash Injection- good, but RIDICULOUSLY difficult to get off

Mango Candle from AC Moore

 

Hated:
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes- clumpy mess
Maybelleine Baby Lips- thought I liked this, but realized that it only sat on top of my lips and when it wore off, my lips would feel chapped and burned
Healthy Sexy Hair Moisturizing Shampoo- GOOD RIDDANCE. This shampoo/conditioner duo made my hair oily- looking, heavy, lacked shine, and overall looked like I didn't wash it at all.

 

Other: Lots of random perfume foils!

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