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.
This facial cleanser lasted me over a year. Granted I started using it as a hand soap in the past 1-2 months as I stopped using it on my face. I also finished La Roche Posay's Substiane Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream (stock photo as I threw away the container before taking a pic. This also took me about a year to finish - granted I dabbled with other sample eye creams).
I may repurchase Cetaphil but as a hand soap (not for my face). I tend to get eczema on my hands and I do like how my hands feel after using this. In regards to the face, initially I did like it as it is very gentle but as time went on it felt like I had a film on my face so that's why I started using it as a hand soap. On the La Roche Posay, I'm on the fence on whether or not I'll repurchase. It is one of the most hydrating eye creams I've used and I've tried a ton (very high end ones from Sephora) and I always seemed to go back to this one. The price is reasonable but I'm hoping that I'll find my "holy grail" eye cream which is not only super hydrating but that it will also help diminish fine lines and help lighting up my under eye area. Currently I'm using Kate Sommerville's Wrinkle Warrior serum (deluxe sample) which doesn't seem to be doing anything and then I top it off with Caudalie's VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye cream (it's OK, not as moisturizing as La Roche Posay's Substiane Eye cream)
Alrighty, last empties of 2017! November and December.
Andalou Natueala Kukui Body Cream is incredible! I’ve got one left, but want to make it through some other body moisturizes before I use it. I’ve started applying moisturizer right after the shower on wet skin. What a difference! This absorbs quickly, hydrates, and smells divine.
Pixi Douple Cleanse is fantastic for travel. The first step takes of makeup really well
and the second step is a nice basic cream cleanser.
Interesting how your opinion changes on a product, the Vita Lightbeam was a favorite, but honesty after trying more... it really doesn’t do much.
The Tinge mask is solid, my hair is just so long. I need a whole tub to get the desired tint but it’s fun.
Nope, nope, nope:
All together now:
Lol... so am cleaning out my phone pics and found this mini empties from my trip to the Dominican Republic. Now that's commitment, in a tropical paradise but still focused on using stuff up. Hahah.
I wanted to also add that I finished
2 full sized lalicious body scrubs
3 two ounce lalicious body scrubs
considering how many I finished in a bit over a year, I feel like I’m such a dirty human!
I absolutely love these scrubs and wish they weren’t so expensive! I’m running low, so i quickly need to buy more! Or find a dupe.
I completely forgot about this thread...so glad I rediscovered it!
Ive since tossed all my empties, but I am so excited to share my progress from 2017!
I had bags upon bags of samples and DS products, but my hoarding has finally minimized! I feel such a relief to not have so much stuff. On the flip side, I’m sad that I’m running out of DSes that I really like! I’m not ready to spend more money haha.
On the top of my head, Ive finished the following DS:
2 mud masks-boscia, love love love!
5 minis of bumble and bumble oil-love!! I decided to purchase the largest size!
1 dry shampoo-amika, I’ll use it when desperate, but not my favorite
2 face washes-fab cleanser-like it a lot. It’s great for travels.
4 face moisturizers-loccitane and fab-they’re flop from great to bad. Sometimes they moisturized well, other times I had patches.
3 eye creams-Clinique cream in regular and rich. I prefer rich. I’m unsure how well they actually worked for darkness/puffiness, but I loved the extra moisture they brought.
2 facial exfoliants-dr Brandt. In love!
3 mascaras-burberry, love. It’s real is alright if I have nothing else.
1 eyelid primer-nars, this took me years to finish...love it!
3 setting powders, it cosmetic is great, but too much white cast so no. Cover fx is okay. Mercier is still my HG.
3 liquid liners-finally tried kvd tattoo and ink liners. I love the tattoo version.
laura mercier polish gommage: I use to love this, but I tried a DS of a dr Brandt exfoliant and love it!
Mario badascu-seaweed toner was nice, but I didn’t reorder.
all my hair care foils (~20)
Mountains of skincare foils
@jen81, love all of those sheet masks! Do you use the Vichy 89 as a serum or a moisturizer? I've looked at it a few times, but don't know if it would be heavy enough as a moisturizer for my dry skin.
End of 2017 empties
Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum - I loved the glow from this the first time I had a bottle but it gives my husband a rash when I use it. I haven't found anything that compares to it during the intervening years, so I purchased another bottle this year and I only use it while he's traveling
Odacite Summer In Hossegor - a regular repurchase, I go through probably 2 bottles a year. It keeps my hyperpigmentation in check and helps with brightness
Odacite Jo+L - more regular repurchases, these are part of my anti-breakout skincare
Odacite Bl+C - more regular repurchases, these are part of my anti-breakout skincare
Clarisonic Pedi Boost - I don't buy it on its own, but it came with my Pedi when I repurchased it and I do enjoy how well it exfoliates my feet when I use it
Noble Isle Willow Song - an absolutely dreamy smelling bath/shower gel
Verb Volume Shampoo + Conditioner - smells lovely, makes my hair look fluffy and voluminous
Roger & Gallet Fig Hand Cream - a really nourishing hand cream with a pretty (but strong) scent
Clarisonic Pedi Disc - regular repurchase, I <3 my Pedi
Stellar Haze Powder x3 - I use the Haze powder to keep my t-zone under control and I love the finish and fact that it has no white cast
RL Linden & Co A Thousand Petals - a beautiful and nourishing facial mist; I was devastated to hear RL went out of business late last year because this smells like my childhood
Fenty Pro Filtr 290 - I went back and forth on whether I liked this foundation and whether or not this was my shade and I'm still undecided on both
Odacite Gt+L - received as GWP, not something I ever repurchase but will use if I get it
Odacite Gr+G - received as GWP, not something I ever repurchase but will use if I get it
Sunday Riley Good Genes - I loved this years ago but I took it on a recent trip and wasn't wowed by it anymore
Tony Moly Coconut Sheet Mask - just ok. I find TM sheet masks too loose and drippy
Farmacy Sleep Tight Balm x2 - wouldn't use it on my face but I love using it on my heels at night to keep them moisturized
Givenchy Noir Révélateur Mascara - the bending wand is really gimmicky and I loved the effect of the mascara when I could apply it without smearing on the side of my face but it dried out so quickly that I don't think I'd ever repurchase it again
Mahalo Vitality Elixir - the size wasn't enough for me to form much of an opinion but I wasn't crazy about how it absorbed - I always felt like it left a film on my face
Odacite Aloe + Imortelle Mist - have used before and I don't get the hype but will use it up when I get it as a GWP
Biossance Rose + Squalane Oil - wasn't my favourite either as I prefer straight squalane
Noble Isle Summer Harvest - good bubbles but a bit too musky and manly for my taste
Too Faced Hangover RX Mist - the spritzer on the mini felt like someone was spitting on me every time I used it
UD Troublemaker Mascara - bristles were too stiff and large
Re: RE: Empties
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@Mochapj, @MachynesSister, good to know about the Too Faced Hangover Rx spray. I really like the primer and was thinking about getting the setting spray. I will start off with the mini version to make sure I like the formula and if so, I'll do as you recommended @MachynesSister and transfer to another spray bottle.
-Shiseido Facial Cottons
-J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist in Coconut Milk & Honey
-O.R.G. Oxygen Cleanser
-Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
-ElishaCoy Revitalizing Ampoule Solution Mask
-Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
-Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
-Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
-Yes to Coconut Cooling Lip Oil
-Mura Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
-Vivant Skincare Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Wash
-Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser
-Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Line Fit Mask
-The Crème Shop Oh Deer sheet mask
-Peach Slices Brighten Yuzu + Lotus sheet mask
-Sephora Green Clay Mask
-Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
-Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser
-Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
-June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Masque
-June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque
-Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes
-Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner
-The Crème Shop Let it Glow sheet mask
-The Crème Shop B12 Complex Infused Face Mask
-The Crème Shop Super Glow Face Mask
-The Crème Shop A Snowman's Story sheet mask
-By Nature Purifying Charcoal + Manuka Honey face mask
-Sephora Orchid Eye Mask
2nd Row- I'd have to use again/I can't remember
-Skinfood Green Tea sheet mask
-Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack
-Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask Spearmint & Green Apple
-The Crème Shop Egg Nog sheet mask
-Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack
Ooooh, look at all those sheet masks! Fun, @MoniDJ! I do like the Peach Slices Brighten sheet mask and have the Elisha Coy Brightening mask that I have yet to try. May have to add the Revitalizing one to my list.