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.
Not much to report on the empties front this month.
l’oreal kohl liner in black sable (I have had this for ages and am glad to be rid of it)
ogx sun-kissed blonde shampoo
erno laszlo antioxidant complex for eyes
My March emptiesLoves
Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Shampoo
Lush Snow Fairy
Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Shea & Sugar Scrub
Karuna Brightening Face mask & Melting Boost
Sephora Orchid Eye Mask
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 35
Ouai Hair mask
Not as many as February, but 40 isn't bad!
BeautyBlender -- This one was starting to fall apart, but I already had a backup
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask -- I’m not a fan of the other masks I’ve tried (24K Gold, blue one, and Moor Mud) because they didn’t seem to do much, but this one is fantastic for when my skin is irritated by a product/sunburned/etc. I keep it in the fridge and it instantly cools my face and soothes redness. Would repurchase this.
Pinrose Garden Gangster -- Loved this, would purchase.
Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo -- I love the smell, and it’s works well, but it does seem like it takes more spray than other brands to work.
Eva NYC Surf’s Up! Texture Spray -- Smells great, works really well.
Juliette Has A Gun in Not A Perfume -- I actually really liked this scent, very light and clean. My only problem was that it didn’t seem to last very long on me at all. Got this as a promo and I would get it again, but I don’t think I would pay for it.
Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 x 2 -- I liked this, the texture was nice and it layered with other products nicely. Would use again, but I’ll probably try some drugstore sunscreens first.
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster -- Too small of a sample to use more than twice so I can’t vouch for the effectiveness, but I liked the smell and the texture and it sunk nicely into my skin.Would be interested in trying a larger sample.
Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate -- Too small of a sample to know how well it works over time, but smelled really nice and sunk into my skin nicely. I would be interested in trying a larger sample of this again.
Chanel Blue Serum - Same deal, I loved the smell and the texture was nice but it was too small of a sample to see any results.
DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask -- I like charcoal masks and this was no exception. I’d pick it up if it was on sale.
Repiel Smart Hand Mask Milky Moisture -- I just like hands masks
Tony Moly Fresh Peppermint Foot Mask -- I just like foot masks, too
Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar -- I really liked how this sunk into my skin, was good moisture for the changing seasons. I would use this again.
Tatcha Radiant Deep Brightening Serum -- Not a large enough samples to know how it works over time, but it smelled nice and sunk in well. I would like to try it again.
AG Cleansing Cream -- No real opinion. It was fine but I wouldn’t use it again. WNP.
Sephora Bubble Mask -- It didn’t seem to do anything and it tickled me so much when the bubbles were popping! Felt gimmicky, WNP.
Benefit Porefessional -- I think this is finally my last sample of this! WNP.
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - I liked the smell and it sunk into my skin nicely, but it didn’t really do anything for oil control. I’m stil kind of undecided on it.
Studio 35 Beauty Makeup Remover Towlettes -- Didn’t feel one way or the other about these. Might repurchase if they are in front of me and I need some.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer -- Was not strong enough for my winter skin. I would have saved it to try in the summer but there was only 3 uses in it and it smelled gross.
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum -- I didn’t notice any difference.
AG Moisture Mask -- This was wayyyyyy too heavy duty for my fine hair; I used it on a Sunday night and 12 hours later it looked like I had slept in a vat of grease. WNP.
Sephora Collection LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara -- I feel like the only one who didn’t like this, but I’m also super picky about mascara. Clumpy, wet, and made my lashes look more sparse which is hard to do on a redhead. WNP.
Tarte Frixxtion Stick -- Like the dr. Brandt microdermabrasion from last month, this hurt my face. It felt fine when I applied it with the stick, but rubbing it in with my hands felt like little shards of glass. WNP.
L’oreal Oil with Sunscreen -- I use oil sometimes at night, but apparently I should not use them in the day. Grease slick by 9 am. WNP.
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream -- Somehow made my dark circles worse. WNP.
KMS Free Shape Hot Flex Spray -- My hair stylist said my ends looked like garbage after using this spray, so I think I’ll pass.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie -- Smelled so good but was way to heavy for my fine hair. WNP.
Ogx Quenching+ Coconut Curls Shampoo and Conditioner -- On the opposite side of the spectrum, this dried my curls and and made them frizzy. WNP.
Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum - Saw zero results. WNP.
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Oil with Coconut and Argan Oils -- I have nightmares about this still haha! Completely ruined my face with oil and breakouts. I switched back to Origins and my skin is already going back to normal. NEVER AGAIN.
Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer - I just don’t think Clinique and I are meant to get along. WNP.
Pinrose Cuddle Punk, Pillowtalk Poet, and Tambourine Dreamer -- Not for me.
Did not like
Skyn Iceland cooling daily lotion-this burned really bad on my face only used it once and it is going.
Charlotte Tlibury magic eye rescue-this felt fine but smelled awful I wonder if my foil might have gone bad.
-Orgins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
-SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
-Hylamide SubQ Eyes
-Josie Maran Argan Oil
-Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
-Nugg Face Mask Hydrating (x3)
-Nugg Face Mask Revitalizing
-Nugg Face Mask Deep Cleansing
-Tony Moly Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask
-Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes
-Karuna Hydrating Face Mask
-Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser
-Nude Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask
-Ren Clarifying Clay Cleanser
-FAB Vitamin Hydrating Mist
2nd Row-These were just ok. I don't think I'll repurchase.
-Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
-Pericone MD Nutritive Cleanser
-Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
-Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask
-Farmacy Honey Potion
-Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream
-Yes to Cotton Comforting Paper Mask
this lot of empties is from January through March. I never used to count, but I'm trying to use up what I already own this year and think challenging myself to use more each month is a great way to do it. This quarter was 79 empties.
I have zero idea why the pics are coming up upside down, but trying to post lately is quite... trying... lol. If anyone's curious about anything please ask!
Nope, no way.
don't know if I should call this late or early to the game or a little bit of both but here are my February - April 26th empties...
There was a lot of sunlight coming through my window when i took these pics so it's kinda hard to all the products here.
- Bath & Body works wallflower salted vanilla
- Beauty Blender - The Orignal beauty blender
- Benefit the POREfessional
- Benefit - They're Real remover
- Bumble and Bumble - Pret a Powder
- Glamglow - Volcasmic matte glow moisturizer
- Murad - Hydrodynamic Ultimate moisture
- Nivea - In-shower body lotion
- Peter Thomas Roth - firm- x Peeling gel
- Schick Razor cartridge replacement coconut
- Aerin - Amber Musk
- Belief - The True Cream moisturizing bomb
- crest - Cavity protection regular toothpaste
- Elizabeth & James Nirvana - rose
- Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve radiance lotion
- Fresh - Seaberry Moisturizing face oil
- Fresh - Rose hydrating eye gel cream
- Not Your Mother's clean freak - Dry shampoo
- Origins - Gin - zing
- Plackers - Right angle dental flossers
- Sephora - Charcoal Nose strip
- up & up - cotton rounds
- Yves saint Laurent - Mon Paris
- Derek lam 10 crossby - Afloat
- Derek lam 10 Crossby - Drunk on youth
- Derek Lam - 10 crossby - Looking glass
- LIila grace French vanilla hand cream
- Sephora Collection express eye makeup remover wipe
nope, nope, nope.
- Lady speed stick - Invisible dry powder fresh
34 this month, lowest so far this year. I did meet my goal from last month of being home for more than half the nights of the month (yay!!) so I didn't use as many foils etc..
Note: the blush (tarte oasis) was dropped and broke, i didn't finish it
Bobbi brown eye cream was hydrating but nothing incredible.
Body shop scrub was too creamy, not gritty enough for my liking.
I wanted to love farmacy sleep tight so much, the smell is so soothing and I really like the texture. It was okay to use sporadically, but with consistent use it clogged up my pores.
Had I known about this string, I would have taken pictures of my empties this year... I finally finished my Bite Agave Lip Mask mini and my full sized Bite Beauty Fiano lipstick, which I even scraped out of the bullet. I am so sad that the Luminous Crème lipsticks aren't around anymore But I have been very proud of myself because I have been able to use up about 20 Sugar lip balm minis and one full size - scraping them out from the bottom and all. Because I've been trying to use up my lip products before buying new ones, I am a bit too proud of myself for using a few all the way up.
Meh: middle two rows
Dislikes: very bottom row
Was hoping to go through more than this, but I massively broke out at and my skin is still recovering. I think the culprit is either the REN GLRR mask, the Fresh Vitamin Nectar mask, or the Tarte moisturizer. Or maybe all of those.
For some reason, I went through more stuff than usual this month! Hooray!
sephora + pantone universe foiled waterproof eyeliner - rose dawn (I will miss this a lot - it was lovely)
aveda light elements defining whip
yes to cucumbers soothing facial wipes - 10 pack
cerave am facial moisturizing lotion
make up for ever smoky extravagant mascara
lancome bi-facil eye makeup remover (sadly, this was the final bottle of the 5 point perks I had stashed)
peter thomas roth blue marine algae face mask (love it, but not sure I can take the plunge for that price...we'll see)
clinique pep start eye cream
urban decay all-nighter setting spray
glamglow supermud clearing treatment
caudalie vinosource moisturizing sorbet (definitely want the full size of this!)
peter thomas roth rose stem cell gel mask
urban decay vice lipstick sample in psycho
urban decay all-nighter liquid foundation (bleh, did not like)
garner whole blends illuminating shampoo
hask kalahari melon oil color protection shampoo
This is a random collection of empties/did not finish.
Perricone Not A Lipstick - finished, will not repurchase. Neither balmy/moisturizing nor long lasting.
Dior Addict 222 Casual Beige - very nice, but I repurchase very few lipsticks.
Living Proof PHD Shampoo - have already purchased full size.
Amika Dry Shampoo - have purchased FS, but I'm always looking for the new best thing.
Burts Bees Body Lotion - nearly unscented, a good base for light fragrance.
Living Proof Nightcap - I liked this, but it didn't fit well in my daily routine.
Amika hair mask - smells lovely, felt nice, but not as good for my dry hair as Pureology.
Urban Decay eye primer - this used to be a favorite, but my skin has changed (much drier) and it was a struggle to use up.
PTR Instant Firm Eye - oh, I hated this so much. Tight, chalky, and left my face feeling dehydrated. Did not finish.
Omorovicza Omoressence - the smell didn't appeal to me, but it might be someone else's favorite.
Fresh Rose Face Mask - I usually love rose anything, but this was so gooey. Nope.
Living Proof Prime Style Extender - love the scent, and I might purchase the FS after I use up some of my existing products.
Clarins Eye Concentrate - meh.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel - this might be wonderful for someone with gentle skin. I need bigger guns.
Laroche Posay Pigmentclar Serum - didn't seem to make any difference in my pigmentation.
I had a bit of a clean out of various beauty stashes so my empties are a bit of empty and a bit of tossing old stuff.
I averaged 26 empties over the first three months, April I had 26 empties and 37 items I was purging. Mays goal is to beat 26!
30 this month; I've hit the DS skincare part of my stash so those take longer to use up to see if they work. I'm just happy those Fresh lip products are out of my life!
Alterna Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner -- These smelled so good and left my hair so soft. I might even take a break from my tried and true Nexxus, or at least pepper it into my routine. WP.
Unwash Dry Cleanser -- This worked really well and I loved the smell -- to me it smelled like cucumbers.
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash -- Staple, already have backup bottles.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White -- It’s not fruity, it’s not floral, it’s just...really nice. WP.
Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel - I liked how lightweight this was and it moisturized well, though it probably would have been better suited for warmer months. I’d consider purchasing it.
Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Moisturizer -- I’m torn on this because, while I really liked it (very smooth), it made my face super greasy all day long. I think this might have been better for winter when my skin is drier, which is why I put it in the “like” category, but it’s just too much for April. I’d like to try it again next winter.
Mario Bedescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion -- I don’t use face wash in the morning, and this was a great alternative. It’s on the verge of my love list except I didn’t notice any huge differences with it. WP.
YSL Black Opium -- I loved this at first but I realized it was a bit more sweet than I like. WNP but I can see why people would.
Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Concentrate -- This didn’t do much for my under eye circles, but it smelled really nice and made my eye skin really smooth.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eyes -- I used this with the product above and, like I said, didn’t notice a difference with my under eye circles but the consistency was nice and kept my eye skin hydrated and smooth.
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask - I didn’t see much of a difference with this mask, but I did love putting gold all over my face WNP.
Origins Modern Friction Instant Brightening Pads -- These were fine, but they didn’t wow me or anything. I must not be the only person that felt that way because Origins discontinued them. WNR even if I could.
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-in Product -- It made my hair really soft but I hated the smell. WNP.
Ulta Beauty Makeup Removal Facial Towelettes -- They were fine.
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream -- I am also using a DS right now (and have been for a few weeks) and do not notice a difference in my undereye circles. Also, the consistency is like lumpy custard, which I kind of hated.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel -- I kind of hated this and was happy to be rid of it. It smells terrible (I feel like all their products do) and it made my face very red after I used it. I feel like it did smooth out my face when used 1x week so I stuck it out, but I’m sure there are things that are as good or better that I won’t be sad to have to use. WNR.
CLINIQUE Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara -- this flaked all over my face within hours. It was not a good enough mascara to put up with that. WNP.
KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial -- This didn’t sink into my skin very well, leaving it sticky. I also really hated the smell. WNP.
Patchology Flashpatch Eye Revive Gels -- These kept sliding down my face. Maybe I need to lay down for them to stay put, but I wanted it to be something I could put on in the morning while I’m getting ready for work. Plus I didn’t notice any difference. WNP.
Evanhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm -- I hated the feeling of this under my eyes, like soft candle wax. It says you can use it anywhere but I didn’t even like the feeling on my lips. (Technically a destash since it’s full size and I only used it once, but I got it in the Whole Foods bag.) WNP.
Stila Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer -- I’m not a big fan of eyelash primers, and this was no exception. WNP.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser -- I hated the consistency and the smell (smelled like boiled parsley to me), and it also didn’t even seem to get my face all that clean/get my makeup off. WNP.
Iles Formula Haute Performance Shampoo and Conditioner -- I feel like I had already tried this before...regardless, this left my hair feeling oily. WNP.
Tarte Lip Scub -- Ouch. This hurt. WNP.
Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy -- I feel like it made my lips drier. Was not a fan and WNR.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish -- Didn’t notice any difference. WNR.
Garnier Clean Blackhead Eliminating Scrub -- The tiny exfoliating particles really hurt my face, and I don’t have sensitive skin. Definitely WNP.
Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment -- I noticed zero difference after 8 uses. WNP.
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Cream in Wonder - Nothing against the product itself, I just didn’t like the color on me.
I have a few empties to share!
Tons of heat/styling protectants - I had quite a stash of heat protectants for my hair...finally used up the last one! I don't count the ones with hold, since I don't like using products with hold to blow dry (unless I'm setting my bangs)
Sunday Riley Blue Moon - yep, used up the entire 3 oz size cleansing balm. Really love this stuff. I MIGHT repurchase but may consider trying a full size of the Clinique Take the Day Off balm first to see how that works for me, since the SR is so $$$.
Pixi Glow Tonic (100 mL) - used this mini bottle up after almost 6 months (wow!) and don't think I'll repurchase. Have already switched back to my Missha First Treatment essence.
My close-to empties:
Herbivore Blue Tansy mask - I figure I have maybe 3 uses left. I'm seriously considering repurchasing.
The Ordinary Buffet serum - only 1/4 left, already repurchased! Went a few days without this stuff and my skin felt WRONG!
These are my May empties, I'm feeling pretty good about finishing all of these products
tarte -tarteist glossy lip paint in Obvi
Secret Deodorant in ooh-la-la lavender
Smashbox - photo finish foundation primer
Ulta collection - Eye makeup remover
Peter Thomas Roth - 24K Gold Mask
The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
belif - The true cream - aqua bomb
Farmacy - honey potion
Dior - Diorshow mascara
Original Beauty Blender
Milani - Amore mettallics lip creme in 01 chromatic addict
This is pretty good for me!
victoria’s secret red hot heavenly shine lotion
stila one step correct
trader joe’s face wash with tea tree oil
peter thomas roth cucumber gel mask
peter thomas roth pumpkin enzyme mask
peter thomas roth 24k gold mask
l’occitane relaxing shower gel
LXMI creme du nil hydrating moisture veil
l’oreal color vibrancy nourishing shampoo
make up for ever hydrating primer
Thrown Out (because of age):
urban decay razor sharp liquid liner - dark force
opi nail polish in copper mountain copper
a bunch of lotions
My May empties consisted of a lot of foils and some DS and even a couple of FS items. I was inspired by all the great posts in this thread and made a conscious effort to get through all those samples that I have accumulated😂
Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused Light
Bioderma micellar water
Caudalie micellar water
Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense cream and serum
Fresh Sugar Lip in Rose
The Chemistry Pro Repair hand cream
Algenist Genius cream
Algenist Genius Vitamin C serum
Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen serum- didn't really see any changes in my skin
Consonant eye cream- the dry texture made it difficult to blend into my skin, it was just odd.
Shu Uemura Tsuya cream- super strong fragrance that I couldn't get used to.