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.
Things I liked:
- Eve lom cleanser (finished a few foils of this)
- body shop body butter for my feet
- clarisonic pedi disc (also for my feet)
- skyn Iceland Arctic hydrating balm
Everything else was just meh or stuff I was just trying to finish. I used to really like the NARS RCC, but then I tried the Sephora serum concealer and it works much better for me. The only true dislike last month was the omorovicza cleansing balm foil. Disliked it so much I canceled my TSB trade of the deluxe size. Glad I tried a foil first.
I just tried a sample of that Tatcha cleansing oil last night and LOVED it! It took off my waterproof mascara so easily compared to other oils and micellar waters I've used.
First time posting in empties but hoping this will motivate me to work through my stash to account for all the make-up splurges I went on last year!
Like: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream, Sephora brush it off cleansing brush wipes and Sephora Colorful Blush in No. 5 Sweet on You.
No dislikes so that's great!
I bought the Sephora brush wipes in January and used 4 of them last month. I am SO impressed! I use my kabuki brush everyday to apply foundation and I clean it with brush shampoo about twice a week. I had just assumed that the bristles would permanently be stained brown, but then I used a wipe on it and they are white again. I was blown away!
February Empties! The quest to use up All The Foils continues, pretty well.
Loves - have or would repurchase:
Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Briogeo Rosarco Leave-in conditioner
philosophy shower gel in Almond Candy
philosophy body glaze (?) in Almond Candy - FAV scent
philosophy hand creams in Raspberries & Cream, Fresh Cream
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
l'Occitane Amande Shower Oil
Strivectin SD Anti-Wrinkle and Stretch Mark cream
Origins Clay mask
Caudalie lip balm
philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Day (spf 30)
Murad Resurgence Age-Balancing Moisturizer spf 30
Clinique High-Impact mascara
Jack Black lip balm
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme night cream
YSL Touche Eclat in No 1 and No 2
FAB Facial Radiance pads
FAB Ultra Repair Cream
Strivectin High-Potency Wrinkle Filler
SK-II sheet mask
Korres Greek Yoghurt sunscreen
Agave Healing Oil hair oil
Algenist face oil
NUDE ProGenius Rescue Oil
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter eye cream
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme powder
Ok but nothing special:
philosophy shower gel in Raspberry
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance serum
OH Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
belif Hungarian Water Essence
Eos lip balm
fresh sugar lip scrub
Givenchy 4-1 mascara (the torture ball)
Too Faced BTS mascara
OH Lemon Flash Peel
Dr Jart Ceramidin cream
Shiseido Ultimate Power Eye Concentrate
Natural Organics Argan Face "Serum" (aka oil blend)
MAC Prep + Prime
Bobbi Brown Smokey mascara
Kate Somerville Age Arrest anti-wrinkle serum
Algenist Power Anti-Wrinkle Fighter
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator
Karuna Hydrating Face Mask (sheet)
May Coop Raw Sauce
Hado Labo sheet mask
Charlotte Tillbury Magic Eye Rescue
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Body Butter
Josie Maran Argan Milk
OH Power Peel trio: Almond scrub, Lemon Flash Peel, Chamomile soothing mask
Living Proof Restore hair mask
Juice Organics Repairing shampoo & conditioner
Missha Ampoule (forgot which)
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Smashbox original primer
Ahava Purifying Mud Mask
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Leaders What Happened Last Night? sheet mask (Ulta) - both of these fit my face very poorly
Benefit Air Patrol - hate the texture
Dr Brandt DNA wrinkle cream - used it on my neck, gave me a rash
Goodal Waterest Essence - too much alcohol, not hydrating enough
Bobbi Brown Foundation stick - on texture
NARS Audacious mascara - hate the applicator and it flakes
MAC Zoom Lash - very wet formula, clumped immediately
Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer - texture blech
OH Truth Creme Advanced Hydration - not totally fair to put this here, but the foil had separated, sooo I didn't use it lol
bliss fabulous foaming face wash - too foamy and stripping
Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer - not hydrating enough, also no spf is -points
Ulta Sweet Fantasy body lotion - used it on my hands, rash happened
I wish I had saved my empties this month because it's been a successful month for full-sized products. I finished the following, plus several samples:
- PTR Cucumber Mask
- Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner
- Vita bath Shower Gel in Lavender Chamomile
This may not look like a lot, but that Cucumber mask was over two years old (a little goes a long way) and the shower gel has been in rotation with five others, so it takes me a long time to go through a bottle.
I also expect to finish my full-sized PC BHA Liquid and PTR Moor Mud Mask before the month is up.
I know! Isn't the worst when you know you've made it through quite a bit of stuff but didn't save it. I know the special satisfaction that comes from finally using something up that you've had for awhile!
Sprytely sent me one of those Monkey Masks. Is it weird that I cannot bring myself to use it out of sheer cuteness? What did you think? Should I use it or save it for my Year of the Monkey shrine?
My 7-8 months worth of empties!
Loved and will/already have repurchased:
Andalou Natural apricot cleansing milk
Clinique superbalm lip treatment (LOVE)
Clinique moisture surge face spray
Living Proof Full shampoo & conditioner
Fresh seaberry booster
La Roche Posay toleriane ultra (this is my 5th? or 6th bottle)
Mediheal and Lovemore sheetmasks