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.
I always forget to post my empties despite taking photos, whoops 🙈
All repurchases except the Target remover wipes, those are some of the worst wipes I've ever used.
*My first drugstore foundation; not crazy about it.
*Didn't like the Fresh clay cleanser and thought the Origins Maskimizer was pointless
*Conditioner had far too much fragrance and did not like the Victoria Secret body wash.
Great empties! I see a lot of minis in there that are in my stash as well. It's been a long time since I've used drugstore foundation. I've never find it easy to find my shade match without physically trying products on my skin.
I really enjoy empties, especially to see if peoples' reviews and if he/she would repurchase them. This is sadly not all of my March empties, but here are some of the items I finished.
Lush Christingle - I would repurchase and I enjoyed using it after my baths & showers instead of lotion.
Lush Love Lettuce - I'm neutral on this product because of the questionable ingredients (crushed almond shells and lavender oil). I have sensitive skin. It surprisingly didn't break me out but I also wasn't impressed. If you purchase this, use a gentle touch!
Lush Ro's Argan - I'm neutral on this product. I am not crazy about the scent but it is moisturizing.
Lush Santa's Belly - I would repurchase. This is a fun product that reminds me of jello. The only suggestion I would make to Lush is to tone down the fragrance.
Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter - I'm neutral but I probably wouldn't repurchase. They were not kidding that this is ultra rich. It's so thick to the point where you had to really work to have the product melt into your skin. When it worked, it worked well but I have better, less fussy body butters.
IGK 30000 Feet Volume Shampoo & Conditioner - I was going through my samples and I felt like using it today. It made my hair so soft and I see more volume in my stick straight Asian hair. I would consider purchasing if I saw a good deal.
MAC Cleanse Off Oil - I would consider purchasing this product. I didn't have adverse effects and it did a good job taking off my makeup when I did wear it.
Bioderma Sébium H2O - I love Bioderma's micellar water and I will continue to repurchase. This is the 100 ml / travel size bottle but I also finished the giant 500 ml Sébium bottle earlier this month! I'm about to open up another 500 ml bottle of Sébium!
I'm obsessed with LUSH so I love seeing all your empties. I always trade in my empty black pots for the free mask, but can never seem to get through it before the expiration date.
TOP ROW - LOVES:
Batiste Coconut Dry Shampoo - I don't love dry shampoo in general, but this one smells really nice and works reasonably well. I even used it to get the stink out after sampling the Ouai Dry Foam
Odacite Bl+C, Jo+L - I don't think I need to go into detail on these, they show up on my empties list every other month. HG status products for keeping my oily skin in check.
Farmacy Deep Moisture, Brightening Sheet Masks - same with these, they show up monthly and are solid hydrating and brightening masks for when you need a little extra oomph.
May Lindstrom Jasmine Garden - received this in a GWP in July, and although it wasn't until about September that I started using it daily, I'd say 7 months is a decent lifespan for a product of this type at this pricepoint. I'm not usually into Jasmine, but I really love the smell of this, and it's great for spritzing on before applying my serums.
May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon - I purchased this for my birthday in Feb 2016, and while I didn't start using it daily until April or May (took me a while to warm up to it) 10 or so months of daily use makes the exorbitant cost sting a little less. Since the price has increased significantly in Canada, I'm undecided whether I'll repurchase just yet but I love the smell, I love the way it sinks in, and I love the hydration.
Kevin Murphy Angel Wash - a lovely shampoo that smells like Creamsicles and babies my lavender grey hair. Have already repurchased.
Pixi Glow Tonic - not my first bottle, and won't be my last. I decided to stray before repurchasing it in order to try the new Ordinary Glycolic 7% toner, and while that is cheaper, I don't like it as much. I'll definitely go back to Pixi once it is done.
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser - one of my HG cleansers. I've repurchased it multiple times and I love how creamy and gentle it is, but also how it keeps my skin mildly exfoliated.
PMD Sensitive Skin disc - seems to have blended into the carpet in the photo, but this is also a regular repurchase for me, so I'm not going to go into detail.
MIDDLE ROW - MEH:
Odacite Gr+G - I had several of these from a GWP and I think this is the last one. It's ok, but I wouldn't spend my money on it.
Body Shop Argan Body Butter - the product itself works fine but the scent is too heavily floral. I catch whiffs of it throughout the day and wonder where that perfumey smell is coming from, before I realize it's coming from me.
Odacite Clair de Lune Moon Juice set - don't get me wrong, I adore the Clair de Lune serum but this set annoyed me. In order to get the serum, you used to have to purchase it in this kit with some stupid bottle of aloe rosewater. Now they sell it separately so I'm a happy camper. This empty is me having finally finished said aloe rosewater.
Farmacy Green Clean - I'm still undecided about this. It took less time (2 months) to use up than my fave Clinique TTDO balm, and costs more. It works well, emulsifies nicely and doesn't need a cloth to be removed but I went through it much quicker than I expected to. And it smells like 7UP, so YMMV on how you feel about that.
Shiseido Cotton - it's cotton. How excited could I possibly get?
BOTTOM ROW - NOPES:
@karap03, Dove is my favorite deodorant too! I've tried a few other brands buuut this one works the best for me. I can absolutely not live without it, haha!
The last batch of my March empties.
These are the products that are in my daily use so I love them all and would re-buy everything with the exception of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream. It goes on with an amazing silky texture with a faint scent but I didn't really see any changes or improvements to my skin so there are many other day creams that would perform the same way without the high cost.
@oceanics, I was able to try the Shiseido Facial Cottons out and wow. It's like wiping my face with a cloud! I don't buy cotton pads very often, but if I do need to purchase some I will definitely get those.
March empties! Total # = 59, not bad! I'm doing a better job of going through what I have and trying to pick HGs to stick with, especially with skincare.
Lancome cream cleanser: also left residue. Felt like maybe a soap instead of detergent? Blech.
Clinique Smart oil: not moisturizing/effective
Paula's Choice retinol serum: broke me out
MB Whitening mask: drying, no discernible effect (foil was 2 full applications)
Clarins Exfoliating cleanser: too abrasive
Supergoop hand cream w/spf: the sunscreen made it too greasy
Whoops, better late than never.
* I buy these in bulk (with the exception of the Sephora eye mask), so I love them all.
* Assured cotton rounds from the dollar store. Can't beat the price!
* KvD concealer samples. Cakey and awful on me!
* Charlotte Tilbury lipstick sample in Electric Poppy. It's a near perfect dupe for CT Amazing Grace, so what's the point of having both?
* Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta original peels. They're so expensive, so I'll try some others, but I'd really like to repurchase these.
* Glossier skin tint. My ride or die, and I've repurchased it several times. I'm trying a Dior cushion foundation now, but I'll be going back to this once that's finished.
* PTR 24k gold eye masks. Are these the first eye masks I like?! Pricy, but effective, and I've repurchased.
* Collagen Jelly Pack. Ick, I hated the sticky, filmy texture. I tried it a few times, but I need to get this the heck out of my house, I find it so gross.
* MAC lipstick in Runaway Hit. This cakes up so grossly on me for some reason, a problem I've never had with other MAC lipsticks. At least this was a freebie from Back to MAC.
* Nars Audacious mascara. I can't deal with this wand.
Special Don't Hoard Your Stuff Category:
I got a nice DS tube of Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector two years ago as a GWP and put it aside until I finished some other foundations and primers. But it took so long to get through my other stuff that this went rancid in the meanwhile.
I hear you on Dr. Dennis Gross peels. I keep trying other things, but inevitably I go back. I try to wait and buy them when there is a really good discount or GWP and love that some sites through in a smaller pack as a bonus.
May Empties! Getting closer and closer to my goal of 50 each month. This month I had 45 empties - my YTD total has reached 201! Woohoo!!
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover - the only eye makeup remover I'll use
Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo - already bought the full size. My hair felt great afterwards, and it's great for oily scalp/dandruff
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Powder - I always repurchase this, it's great for setting and mattifying
L'Occitane Almond Body Lotion - mostly love it for the smell!
Sephora Collection Tinted Brow Freeze (Shade 3) - really good for days when I'm too lazy to fill in my brows with a pencil, lol. I noticed these were on sale the other day, I bought a bunch for $5 each while I could!
Sunday Riley CEO Moisturizer - loved the feel of this! It's expensive so I'd only purchase when I've gotten through some of my older moisturizers
Algenist Optical Illuminating Moisturizer - again, it's expensive, but I REALLY love this. It's my favorite illuminating moisturizer I've tried - the color is so nice, it gives a great shiny pink base. Will consider purchasing when I've used some other products up
Boscia Sake Treatment Water - this was a really nice first moisturizing step. My skin felt really nice when I was using it, and I think it did help my serums and moisturizers sink in to my skin better
OGX Fight Fallout Niacin & Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner - my hair felt really nice after using these! I only used them once so I have no idea if they really help with fallout, but since that's a concern for me, I bought full sizes of both and am going to try those out
Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action x2 - my skin felt really nice using this!
Ole Henriksen Grease Relief cleansing wipes
Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer
Philosophy Fresh Cream 3-in-1
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Prism Cream
Pinrose Wild Child EDP wipe
Laura Gellar Spackle Tinted Primer
Julep Hydrating Cleansing Oil
Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer
YSL Mon Paris
L'Occitane Hand Cream
FAB Ultra Repair Cream
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skin mist
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Matrix Biolage Color Last Conditioner
Oribe Gold Lust dry shampoo
Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment
Fave 4 Twice as Thick Thickening Cream
FAB Pure Skin Face Cleanser
Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Face Exfoliant
Clarins UV Plus sunscreen
Jack Black The Stick lip balm
Jack Black Natural Mint & Shea Butter Lip Balm
Ouai Treatment Masque
Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate Shea Butter hair mask
Benefit Roller Lash mascara - again, didn't do anything for my lashes besides a little bit of definition
Philosophy Time in a Bottle serum - didn't work well on my skin, it kind of balled up as I tried to rub it in into my face. Definitely didn't go well with my moisturizer
Soap & Glory Hand Food - I've used this product before and liked it. However, this bottle had obviously gone bad or something - it was chunky and watery. I didn't receive it that long ago either. Very weird!
I love the Algenist Illuminating moisturizer, too. It had really mixed reviews, and I hesitated buying it, but goodness, I could wear that with no foundation and look nice. I feel like the jar has so much product, lol, I don't know when I'll get through it. I was sent an SK-II illuminating moisturizer that I'm dying to try, and I feel like it's going to take forever to get to it, lol! It's nice to know that the De-Slick is good. So many powders disappoint. I may pick that up once I get through a few of my powders. @maddieb25
-Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Body Mist
-Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey body lotion
-Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne
-Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
-Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
-Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age
-Josie Maran Argan Oil
-Hylamide SubQ Eyes
-Algenist Ultimate Anti-aging Eye Cream
-Ren Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk
-Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
-Nugg Hydrating Face Mask
-Shiseido Facial Cotton
-Tony Moly Propolis Sheet Mask
-Tony Moly Lemon Sheet Mask
-Tony Moly Tomato Sheet Mask
-Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
-Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches
-Vivant Skin Care Exfol-A Forte
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream
-Karuna Anti-Oxidant Face Mask
-Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Eye Cream
-Ren Ulta Moisture Day Cream
-Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence
(my 2nd deluxe sample-will definitely repurchase)
-Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid
-PTR Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask
-SpaLife Avocado Facial Mask
-Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask
-In.gredients Greek Yogurt Cream Mask
-Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser
-Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment
-Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment
-GlamGlow Thirstycleanse Hydrating Cleanser
-Hylamide Low-Molecular HA
-Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
-PTR 24k Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
-First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm
-Sephora Collection Rose Sleeping Mask
-NIOD Flavanone Mud
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.
LIKES WELL ENOUGH
NOT FOR ME
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.
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
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!)