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.
Oh no! I had this happen a few months ago so I started keeping them in my cubie system, in one of the square inserts. This is working much better because they're hidden and no one will throw them out on me.
I don't post in this thread because I hate saving up empty bottles & packets, but I always read it because I love the little reviews that you all do. Anyway, because of that, now any time I finish *anything* I get all excited. This morning while making lunches it was a bag of baby carrots and a bag of pretzels. I felt so triumphant .
Here are my December empties!
Lush- Finished a bathbomb (I forget which one), bubble bar (Dorothy? Over the rainbow?) and bath melt (mango). Will definitely repurchase the mango bath melt.
Excedrin intensive repair hand cream- I'm on my second tube now. It saves my hands during the winter!
Boscia detoxifying black cleanser- I really enjoyed this! I have several travel size backups in my stash. The warm sensation when putting it on my face is really nice.
Caudalie gentle cleansing milk- enjoyed it but I have other face cleansers to get through before I purchase anything. This was very gentle and I enjoyed it.
Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk- This was my first time trying dry shampoo. Once I started using dry shampoo I found my curly hair became healthy. I enjoyed this but am going to try others.
Tony Moly aloe face mask sheet- I have a love / hate relationship with sheet masks. I thought this one was very wet and soothed my skin. But my face must be small because this mask was huge on me.
Will not repurchase:
PTR Blemish Buffing Beads- used it primary during summer months after my spin classes. Seemed to work, but I went through it quickly.
OH Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser- I thought this smelled like nail polish remover. I only used it once and dumped it because I couldn't stand the smell.
Buxom lip cream in Dolly- It made my lips go numb all day and I did not like that sensation!
Josie Maran mascara- I like bold lashes and this did not give me the volume and length I desired. Would be good for someone who likes very natural looking lashes.
Sephora Rose sleeping mask- enjoyed the rose scent, but did not give me a lot of moisture. It says it is 1x use, but I was able to get a few uses out of it!
OH grease relief cleansing cloths- I thought these cloths were really dry and didn't do much for me after workouts.
Just a few deluxe size empties this month:
Glamglow thirstymud: Love! I love the scent of it, and it feels really calming on my dry winter skin.
Glamglow Youthmud Daily Exfoliating Cleanser: It was nice but I probably won't spend that much on a cleanser.
Shaveworks Pearl Souffle shave cream: also liked, but I find the EOS shave cream to be just as nice.
Ojon rareblend deep conditioner: smelled great, and it didn't weigh my hair down. Would repurchase, but I'm usually a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner kinda girl.
Wen Sixthirteen Ultra nourishing cleansing conditioner- my cousin gave this to me, Wen products generally don't work for my hair and this was no different. It just felt icky and I don't think it washed out completely no matter how long I rinsed for. Made my hair look greasy.
I bow to the amount of empties some of you ladies have! Here's my meager offerings for January. I have no idea why my photos are uploading upside down. When I open them up on my computer they're right side up.
Erborian Waterlock bamoboo Mask: light and left my skin feeling hydrated and soft. Smells good too.
Sephora face cottons: I actually like these just as much as Shiseido. Sacrilege, I know. They aren't as soft, by the edges are nicely finished, and they're slightly smaller, so I feel like I'm wasting less.
Nude Detox Fizzy Powder Wash: Love the fizzing action. I'll probably purchase the sensitive version because this was was a bit too much for me.
Urban Decay eye primer
Josie Maran Argan matchmaker Serum Foundation- this is a tentative love. It felt SO good on my face. It didn't change color very quickly however. (This stuff goes on white and is supposed to change to your skin color). I had a white cast for about an hour. I'm chalking it up to the fact that my sample was the medium shade, and I am most definitely a light. I need to get a sample of the light one.
Bath and Body Works Freshwater Cucumber shower gel- nice fresh scent.
Sephora Pearl Mask- not sure it had much effect, plus the sheet is way too big for my face, so it flops up on the sides the whole time I'm wearing it.
Ren Rosa Centifolia 3 in 1 cleansing water- smells great, but I have zero uses for a cleansing water I can't use on my eye area. Stings.
Ren active 7 eye gel- nothing really wrong with this, but I don't think it had any effect.
Lush Bubblegum lip scrub- love the scent and taste. I'm soooo disappointed in this. Everyone raves about it, but mine was so dry. It was like putting dry sugar on my lips. I couldn't even scrub because it just fell off my lips. I wonder if I got a bum pot?
Murad Renewing Eye Cream
Algenist Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser
OH Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser
UD Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Loves (will eventually repurchase/already have):
Ole 3 step skincare
NUDE rescue oil
Sephora Waterproof makeup remover
FAB facial cream
I liked the rest but probably won't purchase anytime soon.
Loves: Josie maran Argan lotion, ole henriksen truth serum, Marc Jacobs highliner in brown out, nude skincare oil, paulas choice hylauranic acid booster, lancome definicilis and mascara primer, algenist overnight restorative cream. Meh: urban decay b6 spray, MUFE hydrating primer, philosophy miracle worker cream. Fresh soy eye makeup remover, skyn Iceland makeup remover wipes
For one, you have to hide them from the maid. When we stayed at the Polynesian Hotel at WDW in December 2014, she found my stash and tossed it.
I do not travel back home with it if it was a long trip and I have a lot, so I photograph it at the very end of the trip (and share at least 2 photos at the end). I photographed what she did not get, because I hid it better after she got the first round.
If it is a short trip, I travel back home with it in a plastic bag.
I just throw empties out when I'm on vacation. I'm staying in hotels/friends' homes, not camping—if I pack it in, I don't need to pack it out. It's not worth it for me to bring a few empty foils back with me.
So I somehow managed to finish all of these products in this month and I'm not entirely sure how I did it but, yeah!
Lush - Retread Conditioner
Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water
wilma schumann - Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads
yourrMinerals - Transparent Veil
YSL - Le Teint Touche Eclat in BD10
Macademia - Weightless Moisture Leave-In Conditioning Mist
Coola - Classic Sunscreen Fresh Mango
Replenix - Enriched Eye Repair Cream
L'Occitane - Dry Skin Hand Cream
Beauty Protector - Leave In Conditioner
boscia - Detoxifying Black Cleanser
Caudalie - Make-Up remover Cleansing Water
stila - Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
Skin Inc - Serum in Vitamin C (1x), French Pine (2x), and Licorice (2x)
Awesome job using up your samples! I keep meaning to try the Verb stuff.
Like 10 years ago, I sat down in a chair with an Omorovicza rep at Nordstrom. She was so pushy and awful and I didn't end up buying anything but it's left a bad taste with me ever since then! Too bad because people do seem to like their stuff, but really, I don't need another brand to love!
Ouhhh, do you use the alpha beta peels without irritation? I've been wary of trying them after the Kate Somerville peel sample I tried burned my face. They're building up in my sample stockpile.