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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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How was the mask?  I assume just okay because it didn't get a callout.  I'm getting it in my birchbox next month.

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it was ok...it felt nice but it wasn't anything amazing! i'd use another one but i wouldn't kill trying to get one

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Here are my September empties, not as much this month as I've been too busy and stressed to bother with a full skincare routine or trialing anything new.

The Purity cleanser wasn't a true "empty" since our cleaning lady knocked it over Smiley Sad 

Also, I didn't realize how many perfume vials I got through this month! Most of them to be honest weren't worn on me so much as they were used just to spray my room whenever I was in it (like the mens ones I couldn't use)- yes that is 14 vials!

 

 

Excellent

Philosophy Purity cleanser

Shiseido cotton pads

Estee Lauder Nutritious Radiant Vitality cleanser

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin polish

Fresh Advanced Lip Therapy

Drybar Sake Bomb shampoo

Drybar Sake Bomb conditioner

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

 

Good

Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Duo x2

 

Ok

Kiehl's Crene de Corps

Colgate Total

Fresh Rose Face Mask - nothing good happens, nothing bad happens

 

 

Perfume Vials - they were all good, not necessarily earth shattering

Issey Miyake - L'eau D'Issey

Burberry -  My Burberry

Versace - Bright Crystal (started off good but then not so much)

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Dream ( not as good as Daisy)

Replica - Lazy Sunday Morning

Cartier - Baiser Vole

Ralph Lauren - Midnight Romance

Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Black (already own this)

Estee Lauder - Modern Muse (doesn't last very long)

Escada - Especially Escada

Victor and Rolf - Flowerbomb

Tom Ford - Oud Wood

Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver

Replica - Beach Walk

 

Not Shown

Pantene BB Shampoo - I expected that "BB" for haircare was gimmicky but this was terrible. I couldn't use it more than once consecutively without major buildup. In the end this was used as more of a shaving cream.

 

 

 

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I've definitely had those unintentional empties.  Smiley Sad  I too really love that LM Face Polish.  Usually I'm not one for skincare products from cosmetic brands but I really like everything about this, feel, scent, and results.  I tried Exfoliakate recently and it just made me miss this product.

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I'm not a fan of facial scrubs normally, but I was very impressed this month by both the LM and EL ones Smiley Happy

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Loved- Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin mask mini,Neostrata skin resurfacing duo,glamglow bright mud,too faced shadow insurance,Sephora lingzhi sleeping mask .

Liked- Shiseido eye mask,neostrata anti aging serum fruit and peptide stem cells,boscia tsubaki sleeping mask
Just ok-wouldn't get again--tarte lights camera lashes,Vichy pure thermal cleanser(I think this is discontinued anyway or at least the packaging has changed) ,clinique moisture surge,Vichy liftactiv  serum 10,glamgow youth cleanse, fresh sugar lip serum.

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I've really wanted to try both the PTR pumpkin mask and the Neostrata Resurfacing Duo. Would love to read more about why you loved each!

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They both exfoliate.The neostrata duo feels really nice as it foams up a bit when you add the activator and my skin feels so soft and smooth afterwards,it seems like what I put on afterwards absorbs better.The pumpkin one made my skin smooth as well and smells really good.There are a couple of value sets with pumpkin in them at the moment if you wanted to try it.I had the smallest one first but then I got the bigger holiday one that just came out.I really like the rose stem cell and Irish moor mud masks as well.I have only tried the 24 carat gold one once so far but it seems good too.I usually put the rose mask on as a sleeping mask after the moor mud or pumpkin.

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This months empties were very satisfying to recycle- even a few full sizes!

 

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Nice!  There are quite few full size things in there and a lip balm.  I swear I lose my lip balms before I finish them.

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What are your opinions of the Drybar products? 

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November empties

 

loves and holy grails

 

likes

 

mehs and no

 

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Awesome empties.  What mascara sample is that in the first photo?

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Clinique High Impact, one of my holy grail mascaras.

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I've been lurking on this thread for a little bit, and started collecting my empties a few weeks ago. I don't have too many, but here are my November empties!

Loves:

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- Bite Beauty Agave lip mask samples ("Champagne", "Natural", "Smashed"). I already have a full size of the regular one but this was a really fabulous sample. I got 3-4 uses out of each pod, and I applied the product with a lip brush. The Smashed agave gave a nice tint, and the Champagne agave had a pretty shine. All felt amazing on my lips.

- L.A. Fresh Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover pad. My nails are thin and peeling, so I have recently stopped using acetone (and nail polish most of the time) and started using a nail strengthening system. But anyway, I used to think Acetone-free nail polish removers just sucked. But this one blew my socks off! One pad for all 10 nails (used the other one on my toes) and the polish was GONE.

Likes:

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- Dermablend Original Setting powder sample (accidentally grouped this with my Loves group). It was okay. I used it up.

- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye cream (deluxe sample). This wasn't bad, but it wasn't as thick as I like in a night-time eye cream. (Perhaps I have been spoiled by the expensive Fresh eye concentrate).

- Swisspers cotton swabs. Got these for free with cotton rounds that I bought in bulk from Costco. I mean, they're Q-tips. What can I say. I liked the cute leopard print.

Dislikes:

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- Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Creme foil sample Uh this gave me an infection or allergic reaction or something? My eyelids hurt still and I didn't even use the cream on my eyelids.

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YAY! Glad you loved the L.A. Fresh wipe - aren't they great? You should be able to get a box of 10 on Amazon for like $7...ULTA might even carry them now.

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Yay!  Glad we brought you out from lurking.  Thanks for sharing your detailed thoughts.  Now I'm curious about those Bite masks.

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I think I'm behind on posting, but here's a few recent empties:

 

 

Loves:

Living Proof Flex Hairspray - already backed up

Clarins extra firming day and night

Radical serum - was free gwp from Saks!

Sephora konjac sponge 

ABH Brow wiz

 

Likes:

l'artisan parfumeur noir exquis - so annoyed this sample be a,e empty in my purse after one use!

OH Truth Serum - I never really know if this is doing anything but seems nice enough

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I think the truth serum works.  It has lots of vitamin c which keeps dark spots at bay.  It just doesn't work in a noticeable way since the fading is gradual to begin with and then it's all upkeep from thereonin.  

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That is a really good sized GWP!  Glad to know that hairspray is good.  I have some I haven't opened yet.

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Lol, that's more than I finish in a month, on average: )

Good job on those vials! Smiley Very Happy

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LOL Thanks!

I've been using them to spray my room or around the house. It's a good way to both get through my stash and try out new scents without committing to wearing them all day.

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I do that too, sometimes, but only with the scents I don't like enough to wearSmiley Happy

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I've lurked here a few times in the last month, but this is my first empties post. I've tried holding on to my trash in the past, but it was really hard. Seeing everyone's empties made me feel inspired. These are from the past couple of months.

 

Not pictured:

Pantene Repair & Protect shampoo

Ahava Hibiscus & Fig body lotion, I kept this at work for hands.

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Great empties!  Glad we brought you out of lurkdom.  I find this one of the most satisfying threads to participate in all month.  I love feeling inspired to shop my stash and use up what I already own and it's fun to see what others are finishing up and what they thought of this month's products.

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