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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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Anecdotal Update, it takes five days for it do die down. My elf from the Secret Santa exchange came through with a Prelude to a Kiss, so I forsee a new and very carefully stored rollerball of Flowerbomb coming!

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Oh my you guys!!! I have no clue what I've gone through this month!  i normally throw my empties out as I empty them.  This looks like such a fun thread though.  Perhaps I'll get a separate bin so I can keep track of what I use. Smiley Happy 

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I started collecting empties about two months ago, because seeing what people actually think of the products is more helpful than just seeing the haul.  Now, that I think about it, this is my second favorite thread bumping hauls to third.  The mini reviews are the best part.

 

It is hard to remember to place them in a bag under the sink at first when your OCD is telling you to toss it.  I threw a couple of things away before I remembered I needed to save them.  Of course, once they're in the garbage, they stay in the garbage!  No reviewing that item.

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This is one of my favorite threads for sure. I had a hard time not tossing stuff out but now that I've been doing it for six months it feels like a habit. I actually use that old Sephora gift bag, the striped one with the lips for my empties.

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I use that one as well. works perfectly!

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Maybe I will join too...I've yet to run out of anything.  I'll have to hide the empties from my husband...he is a simplest and doesn't like clutter.  I used to collect clothing tags (and bags) in a box and he thought I was crazy so I threw them out.  He would think I was completely insane if he saw a bag of saved bottles haha ;-)

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Clutter drives me insane, so I keep my empties bag hidden. Even though I hate seeing a pile of beauty junk collecting, there's something so oddly satisfying knowing that I used up all that stuff. I kind of justify a big splurge knowing I've used up so many products.

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Oh good point.   Something to rationalize!! 

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Mines gonna think I'm nuts saving my trash.  

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My husband laughed at me the first time he found my bag under the sink too, but he barely goes under there.  I think it is like an outta sight out of mind thing for him, because he has not mentioned it since. 

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Haha, yeah I think I might try hiding my stash of empties As well,  I've already had to explain a lot of weird habits.  Taking pictures of my makeup, wandering around looking for the right lighting ( hey! He promised me a camera a white back!!!)  this is gonna top the cake! 

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Yup.  They just do not understand.  

 

That's okay, because I do not understand everything he does either. 

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I started doing this in April of 2013! After a while it becomes a fun habit Smiley Happy

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You should definitely join us! I stick a bag or box in my bathroom in a cabinet and toss things in there as I finish them Smiley Happy It's very satisfying to see what you use up each month, especially when you have a mountain of things waiting to be used!

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Hehe!  I have a couple things already.  

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Can't wait to see your July empties Smiley Happy

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OK, some of the highlights:

  • The Nordstrom bag is full of sample packets- a few inches deep
  • 27 body wash/bath products of 4oz or more, 5 samples/travel size (however, I've been making an effort here)
  • 20oz of nail polish remover (and I've almost kicked 8oz bottle #3)
  • 1 bottle of brush cleaner
  • 10 packets of makeup removing wipes
  • 7 sleeves of exfoliating cotton rounds (more to come soon)
  • 2 packages of Shiseido facial cotton (and #3 soon to be finished)
  • 1 bottle of top coat (2 more pending), 1 bottle of base coat (another pending)
  • 1 full-sized primer (that took forever)
  • 1 tube of self-tanner
  • 1 tube of lotion
  • 3 bottles of perfume
  • 1 eye cream (#2 is literally on its last legs)
  • 3 foundations
  • 4 pressed powder (multiple were on their last legs for awhile)
  • 14 lip balms, 1 lip gloss, 1 lip primer
  • 4 full-sized concealers
  • 2 eyeliners
  • pile of mascara- probably 50% of that is stuff that simply got too old.

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That's awesome starletta!! Can't wait to see it at the end of the year!

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I seriously need to start holding empties, even if just for a month and then tossing them out! I really feel great using the products and then seeing a couple stacked up! 

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@wendyomgwar- it is CRAZY satisfying to see that I can fill up a shoebox worth of empty products every month! It also makes me feel slightly better about my buying habits... hah.

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I think I just tend to jump from product to product and never use anything up and then they expire :< so doing these empties post helps me make sure that I definitely do use up stuff!

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