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Empties

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.

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Wow, hotels have been stepping up their game! Smiley Surprised

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Certain hotels are still in the dark ages, but some have nice amenities. 

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Clearly I travel at the same hotels because I never see anything interesting or different in terms of toiletries selections.  I swear though I've never gone to a hotel where the cream was potent enough for my dry skin.  I always have to bring my own.  Thank god for foils in those instances.

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Depends on the hotel. The Rituals lotion from the Radisson (top left) was thin (like all hotel lotions). It did moisturize decently well though. 

 

We almost always revert to staying at the Hilton or the Sheraton, but I am over Shine and PTR (they small manly) lotions at those hotels. The Shine shampoo and conditioners are terrible, too. My husband stayed at Fontainebleau Miami recently. They had Molton Brown (top middle) products. They're not an outsourced watered down hotel version either. He was impressed that they had the real deal.

 

I always pack body lotions when I travel, too. Even when they are moisturizing enough, they're never big enough (except the Cosomopolitan). They used to give huge lotions, but I have not stayed there in a few years. I heard they switched from C.O. Bigelow to something else.

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I don't know that I've ever had a shampoo or conditioner at a hotel I loved though I do remember back in the day being really excited when I discovered Bliss via staying at the W.

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Yes, I've used Bliss products from the W, but I am not sure if they're full strength Bliss or the standard watered down version most retailers sell hotel chains. 

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Impressive!  You always make it through so much each month.  What are the little containers with blue tape (I think) on top?

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I use a lot of samples, which are small. It looks deceivingly like I am using more than I really am. Each mini shampoo or conditioner gives me 2-3 washes. The L'Oreal one was a little bigger, so I got 4-5 on that. I use lotion every day on my body and many, many times a day on my hands. That is the one product I use a lot of each month. 

 

The containers are a Raspberry cream and a Lavender Balm I sampled for Megan at Essentielle Beauty. I did not like the scent of the Raspberry cream, but it was not a deal breaker. It was very moisturizing on my dry skin, which I always appreciate. The balm did not smell like lavender at all. It smelled like Christmas! I loved it. While it is not as thick as my beloved Egyptian Magic, it did a similar job. I used it on dry patches that were not bad enough to require Egyptian Magic. It takes about 30 minutes to work into the skin, but it does moisturize wonderfully once it works in.

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I like that about sample sizes.  ouhhh, you stayed at a Sheraton!  I actually don't like those little shampoos.  I've used them to clean stained clothing before but I find them drying. 

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I hate every Shine product I've ever tried. My husband loves the Sheraton, so we still stay there often. I try to book different hotels when I can. That came from a Universal Hollywood trip though. The only hotels worth staying at nearby at the Hilton or the Sheraton. The Hilton was sold out unfortunately. Their super thin manly smelling PTR lotion is not much better than the Shine junk, but the shampoo and conditioner are a lot better.

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Fair enough, though I still think making it through samples is impressive.  :-)

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Here's what I've used while on this trip. I wanna toss it to declutter my space. I had big plans of having this big impressive pile at the end of the month but I am weak and need it gone.  I think I like needles no more.  It feels minty. I need to keep using it to see though cause it's one of those results over time products.   The Josie Nathan nail wipes are just annoying and take forever to remove polish.  Plus you need more than one wipe to remove the polish from all your nails:/. Not impressed.   I love the sephora remover wipes!   They work great! image.jpg

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Oh my goodness. Nice job!  I hate those Josie Maran wipes.  Via the empties thread I've learned that many of us don't like them at all and now avoid them when they show up in the sample section.

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You do really well with samples. Good job. You're an inspiration.

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Seconding Sephora makeup removing wipes. They're excellent!!!

 

This is an impressive foil collection. I always get mad at mine and throw them out right when I'm done with them.

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I normally keep mine in a marc Jacobs shoe bag on a hook in my closet.   

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Ooooh smart. I've found myself a new project for September. Smiley Happy

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starting to save your empty cosmetic products is so weird at first but then it becomes satisfying after a while to add finished items to the bag.  

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It's SO satisfying.  It's weird but I used to hate throwing cosmetic and beauty items out because they are SO expensive but now it's nice to have a permanent record of sorts of what I've used, liked, etc.

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This is my joy.

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I am happy to bring you joySmiley Happy 

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