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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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Every month in 2017 thus far I've used 26 products, my mini goal for May was to use up 30.  I overachieved and had 45 empties and 10 declutters! My goal for June is to use 40, I've finally got some space in my day to day areas having used up a number of already opened products, now I'm moving on to stashed samples.

 

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LOVES

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The Batiste dry shampoo is my favourite from the drug store.  I prefer the tropical scent but will buy whatever is on sale.  I've already repurchased Beach Walk in the travel and full size. I'll need to move down to a paler shade of the Too Faced foundation, but like it quite a bit.  I've got a few to finish and that I'd like to try so it'll be a bit but I can see myself re purchasing. I've yet to find a better pore filler than porefessional. The MUFE loose powder is great, I have a full size. The KS exfolikate was nice, not a scent I normally gravitate to, but I enjoyed using this every now and again to scrub. Pore Strips just feel so satisfying to me.  The DE peeked bar was a travel size, I like having a none liquid cleanser for travel and this does the job nicely. The scent here was YSL Black Opium, I like sweeter fragrances and will use the certificate from a SDM perfume sampler pack to pick this up in full size. Will be great for winter/fall.

LIKES WELL ENOUGH

 

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Everything here was okay, nothing exciting, no real wow factor.  I'd use the, all again, but certainly won't be going out of my way to purchase. The crest wire strips I'm on the fence about, I don't think I noticed any real whitening, but I'm willing to give them another try with a sale price.

NOT FOR ME

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I'm not big on using oils, I know they have a lot of benefits, but I'm just not into them as of yet, I ended up using the nude oil on my elbows. The la neige sleeping mask just felt like I had something on my face all night, and I woke up with a few small blemishes whenever I used this. I'll start with the two primer samples by saying I'm not really looking for a luminizing primer.  I felt both of these left me looking a little greasy and they didn't help my makeup lay better or last longer. The KVD concealer is just too heavy for me. I much prefer the tarte shape tape or UD concealer.  I used this up on areas of my face other than under eye and it did conceal, but I'd rather one tube that can do my entire face.

DE CLUTTERS

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The BBW lotion smelled great when I bought it, now not so much, granted it's been a few years lol. The Burts Bees lotion was separated and smelled off as well. A bunch of old chap sticks. An ointment that had dried up I used on small burns (I work in professional kitchens). The Burberry fragrance is at least 7 years old and simply had no fragrance left to the liquid.

 

 

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I love Beach 🌊 Walk, too! So pretty.

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Oh word I should have known there was a thread for this! I have a lot to contribute LOL!

 

These are all my spring empties, I've gone through a lot of skincare since this year began as a result of my quest to find the perfect products. 

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Serums/Moisturizer/Masks/Cleanser+Other

 

Standout products: EL perfectionist serum, EL advanced night repair Ampoules, farmacy invincible serum, murad eye lift firming treatment, EL nutritionist moisturizers, Farmacy sleep tight, honest beauty eye cream, PTR Irish Moor mud mask, nuxe creme fraiche de beaute mask, Clarins extra firming mask, Ren Glycol-lactic mask, dermadoctor amethyst detox mask, Farmacy deep Moisture mask

 

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Makeup/Haircare/Lip balm/Body products

 

Standout products: L'Oreal voluminous primer, living proof restore line, kenra texture powder, John frieda 7-day volume

 

It's mind blowing how little makeup I actually use UP compared to skincare. In fairness, my gf uses a lot of my skincare too but we have massively different makeup preferences (we only fight over ONE item - Tarte airbuki bamboo brush. We both love that one to pieces, but can't justify buying a second BRUSH lol!)

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I wonder if there's a cheaper dupe for the tarte brush... 

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Love that you cut end of of tubes to use all,of product, I do too. Ive gotten a lot more use out of things by doing so. 

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@melash there is SO much product stuck up in the tubes! Multiple uses so often!

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I love these posts.  Right now I don't have anything empty, but hopefully soon.  And I'll update then.  

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Me too! I feel like I never use enough product for it to empty. How are you gals doing this??

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This thread helps me remember to (a) try to use something up instead of just getting bored and moving to something else and (b) throw empties in a bag and save up for snapshot and sharing!

 

I almost never use up skincare and makeup, but I'm trying to do better about that and see how using things consistently will do for me!  I'm also going to go through my samples and try to group them together to use up.  Also, I've recently had to throw out some older deluxe samples, so I kind of realized it's silly to hoard these things if they will just go bad eventually! 

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I'll join in on the fun!

 

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Murad acne body wash - worked at first then stopped and I started getting big acne welts, not repurchasing

 

John Frieda Frizz-Ease dream curls spray - love, love love, already have back up

 

Satin Care shave gel - okay, found something better that makes my legs feel silky smooth for days after; surprisingly it is Johnson's baby oil body wash w/ shea and cocoa butter

 

Blink eye drops - a must for my dry eyes, already have back up

 

Whish shaving lotion - okay, smelled like blueberries, not purchasing

 

Sephora intensive instant moisture - my face is very particular, it was very fragrant so I decided not to risk it on my face and just used it for my hands, very moisturizing but not worth the price for my hands.

 

Fragrance samples (Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giola and Michael Kors Gold) - I liked them both, thinking about them in the future

 

Estee Lauder Advanced night repair serum - another love, I will repurchase after I go through other serum samples I have.

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I keep hearing great things about the John Frieda Frizz-Ease line I must check it out!

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Yes. The products for straight and curly/wavy hair are all great.

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@wendyomgwar--

Great idea for a board. Sadly you won't see much of me here. I rarely finish anything besides toothpaste and eyedrops Smiley Sad

I do pass a lot of things on though. I seem to have plenty of friends and family who don't mind acquiring semi-used products. I actually keep a supply of small colored gift bags for packing guests up when they leave. OMG- I just realized how weird that is. People come over for dinner and leave with used swag instead of leftovers.

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I do the same thing as well!!! I call it my Sephora Grab Bag. I put some foil packets, perfume samples, and deluxe samples that I have multiple of, or ones that I will not use in a medium size Sephora bag as a grab bag for friends and family. Every time I have a girlfriend over, she gets to reach into that bag and grab as many samples as she wants.

 

I have another bag full of gently used items that I pass on as well. My family members and a few close friends don't mind products that I swatched or used a couple times and don't want it anymore or don't like. My littlest sister doesn't even buy makeup. She always waits to go through my Grab Bag and the bag of used makeup to get her fix.

 

Totally not weird, I do the same thing. And people LOVE it!

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That's totally not weird! So many of my friends got into makeup just by going through some of my things that I didn't want any more or rarely ever used! 

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I'm excited i have empties!!!!! Smiley Very Happy

 

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Nexxus YSerum Restore Shampoo- I also finished the Conditioner awhile back and i hate them both. I will most likely not use Nexxus again. 

 

Dermorganic Hair Masque- I still have the Shampoo and i do like them but not enough to rebuy them. 

 

Macadamia Natural Moisturizing Rinse- Not a huge fan of this or the Shampoo!! I'll stick to using only the Masque, Oil, And cream from this brand.

 

Alterna Luminous Shine Shampoo- I'm not sure how i feel about this or the conditioner, The smell is alittle weird to me, it's not something i would use again. 

 

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti Frizz Conditioner- I felt like this and the Shampoo were really thick. I wasn't a fan the very first time i used them. But i started to like the conditioner on it's own after a few uses. If it was on sale i might buy it.

 

Murad Clarifying Cleanser- Uhm if you know me, it's a no brainer.... I LOVE this cleanser! 

 

PTR Anti Aging Cleansing Gel- It's alright, I've got another bottle of this lying around i'll get around to using it sometime, but i wouldn't buy it again. 

 

Sephora by OPI Nail polish remover- Gets the job done fast and easy. I will most likely buy it again when i run out of what i currently have

 

GlamGlow Super Mud- No way would i repurchase. I went though that tiny thing wayyyyy too fast. And didn't do anything significant

 

MUFE Aqua Cream in 13 Warm Beige- I used half and it dried up so i'm counting it as empty cause it's useless. But not a fan. I bought it cause a MUFE MUA used it on me but it just didn't work when i tried and creased most the time. 

 

Tarte Maracuja Oil- I hate the way it smells, doesn't do anything that my Argan oil doesn't do. 

 

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Look at all that hair care! OMG lol.

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 I even threw some away forgetting i was collecting empties lol!!! Smiley Very Happy

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This month was pretty lacking in the empties arena.  I had been posting twice a month (once in the middle, once in the end). I had nothing the middle of September!

 

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  • First Aid Beauty body wash - I did not care for the smell
  • Clinique All About the Eyes Rich - it was okay, still looking for my HG eye cream
  • Whish exfoliating body wash - smells great but the price and exfoliating factors can be easily matched or bettered.
  • Yes to Cucumbers makeup removing towelettes - my favorite, I only have one more pack left.
  • OLE Henriksen invigorating night gel - love this, kind of burns but it does not make my face red and reactive, actual make my face smoother and clearer
  • Redken Body Full volumizing spray - got it with a shampoo and I liked it, will probably repurchase after I go through other product I currently have
  • Tarte Smooth operator finishing powder - took me forever to get through this deluxe sample, made my face a little too white cast, will not purchase
  • Clinique redness solutions powder - did nothing for me
  • Olay total effects 7 CC cream - I only got to use this twice and I liked it (coverage, some moisture) thinking about purchasing after I go through other product
  • Gud body lotion in pearanormal activity - hated the smell!
  • MUFE smokey lash mascara - nothing to write home about
  • Hanae Mori HM - liked the smell, strong yet wearable, husband liked as well.

Sorry this was so long!

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This was a bad month for me too lol

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Good to see I was not alone!

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