Empties

December Empties Volume 1

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What is it called? CurlSmith Intense Treatment Serum

Why have I liked it? Those of you who have been with me for a while recognize this brand and this product and for good reason. This is like a moisturizing balm for the hair. It melts in your hand into a clear oil which just penetrates my curls and leaves them so soft. I do hair mask once a week. If my hair is feeling really dry, I will only use this product and cover my hair in it, leave it overnight and rinse out the next morning.  This product always penetrates my hair so well and I always can see and feel the results. The smell on this product is amazing.

What would make me love it more? It is perfect as is and should never change.

Where can I find it? The CurlSmith Website. Click here to get 15% off your order.

What is it called? Bye Bye Makeup 3 in 1 makeup melting cleansing balm by IT Cosmetics

Why have I liked it? Even though we are in quarantine I am still wearing makeup, with all the zoom calls I want to loo and feel my best. Makeup is my morning me time where I can pamper myself before the world needs me and start to pull me in different directions therefore, I continue my morning ritual. Now that we got that out of the way before anyone asks why I am still wearing makeup during quarantine. You all know one of the rules I live by is that makeup must always come off it does not matter how tired I am it must come off. This is a balm that melts into an oil and dissolves your makeup. I love that this has moisturizing ingredients so when I washed it off the skin around my eyes did not feel dry. I will have to say that before I would wash this off with water, I did have to rub the product into my skin and eyelashes for a good 2-3 minutes just to get everything off. If I was wearing waterproof or difficult to remove, make up I had to rub it in for a bit more time to help everything dissolve. Overall, I was happy with this makeup balm. I will say this large size did last me something like 10 months. A little goes a long way with this one. Also, FYI I would use this on dry skin wash it off and then wash my face with my cleanser and clearsonic.

What would make me love it more? I was fine with the product as is. Also if they had this in stock right now, right now it is currently out of stock.

Where can I find it? IT Cosmetics website. Reminder Rakuten gives you cash back when you shop on this website. Click here for more info and to get $20 cash back.

What is it called? So So Clean Vitamin C Curl Wash by Curls (Poppin Pineapple Collection)

Why have I liked it? This is a nice co-wash that cleanses the hair without stripping it of everything. Every time I used this my scalp and hair felt clean but not stripped of moisture. A little went a long way with this product so 8 oz bottle did last me a while. I prefer to use a co-wash to shampoo. The smell on this is nice and tropical. This is a product I think those with any texture hair will enjoy using.

What would make me love it more? A pump you all know that on shampoos and conditioners I love a pump to make sure I do not waste product.

Where can I find it? This bottle I got in my monthly CurlyLox Box. Click here to visit CurlyLox Box. You can also find this at SleekShop.com, click here for $10 off your first order.

What is it called? Sweet Hibiscus Curl Activating Lotion by Flora & Curl Botanical Haircare

Why have I liked it? I love this lotion as part of my step 2 on wash days after I apply my leave in conditioner to start to define my curls. I love this formula because it is thin, melts into my curls and provides definition. I love that this bottle comes with a pump and I only use 1 pump per section which makes this last forever.  This is just a nice light formula, it plays well with other brand products, and does not weigh down my curls.

What would make me love it more? Flora and Curl please, please, please either just go fragrance free on your products or change it to something else. This has a very floral scent that does not smell that great. I mean I know hibiscus is a flower and I have fond memories of my mom having that scent in the house and I do not remember this heavy unpleasant floral smell.

Where can I find it? Ulta Beauty Reminder on this site you can also earn cash back on your purchase using Rakuten. Click here to get more information and get $20 cash back.

What is it called? CurlSmith Weightless Air-Dry Cream

Why have I liked it? Here we are with another great product from CurlSmith. This is just a nice medium consistency leave in conditioner that melts into my curls and this product does not leave any buildup. It also does a good job of defining my curls so there have been days when I have just done this product and some gel and have been good to go. Love the fact that this product is all natural and the packaging. The packaging makes it, so all the product is at the bottom of the bottle and when I am out I know I am out. It was my first time using this product and I must admit I did enjoy this leave in.

What would make me love it more? Nothing It is perfect just as it is.

Where can I find it? The CurlSmith Website. Click here to get 15% off your order.

What is it called?  Vitamin C and Manuka Honey Gel Cleanser by NOW Solutions

Why have I liked it? This is an all-natural cleanser with vitamin c, honey and is paraben free. Vitamin C and honey are great at keeping the skin in looking young, soft, and brightening the skin as well. This is just a nice everyday cleanser that I would use at night at the end of the day after I removed my makeup. A little goes a long way with this one and it always left my skin feeling clean and ready for my evening moisturizer. I love that this is paraben free as you all know I look for this as much as possible as parabens have been know to cause cancer which is why I stay away from skincare and makeup that has that ingredient. I at least try to avoid it as much a s possible. If you are looking for a great everyday cleanser this is a nice, affordable option to try.

What would make me love it more? A pump, you all know why by now.

Where can I find it? On the Lucky Vitamin website, click here to go there and find this product. Also, with this website you can get 3% on Rakuten. Click here to go find out about Rakuten and to get a $20 rebate.

What is it called? Beauty Dream Sleep Aid PM Weight Loss Support by 1 UP nutrition

Why have I liked it? This is a supplement where I take 2 capsules 20 minutes before bed and it contains a lot of natural ingredients to help me sleep. I think that early on in life I developed insomnia and I have always had trouble getting sleep or sleeping through the night. With this combination of ingredients such as valerian, Passiflora, and lavender I can sleep through the night with this one and it is the main reason I take this supplement. This also has Biotin which helps my skin and hair. Overall, I am really happy with this product and will continue to use it. The fact that I can sleep through the night without waking up is worth it.

What would make me love it more? Nothing, it is perfect as it is.

Where can I find it? 1 Up Nutrition website, click here to get 20% off your order. Plus you get 1% cash back on this website if you use Rakuten. Click here to get more information on Rakuten and get $20 cash back.

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