Empties | Antoinette's Favorites
What's all this talk about empties?! The idea of sharing your empty products is no different than sharing your monthly favorites. I came across this concept after seeing Chary Jay, one of my favorite YouTuber's, do an Empties video on her channel. These are products that may have been reviewed by me previously, or I've talked about on social media, and it shows the reader that I really love this product so much, and I finished the entire bottle! Because truthfully, there are some products that do not get finished and end up being given away. So, I wanted to do one on my blog until I launch my own YouTube channel. Here goes nothing!
GIOVANNI DIRECT LEAVE-IN WEIGHTLESS MOISTURE CONDITIONER
I learned about this leave in conditioner at my first natural hair event, and I've been hooked ever since! I mentioned this in another post as one of my go-to products. This is my ride or die leave-in product! It is great for detangling and adding a barrier of moisture after washing. For my best results, I apply this product to my damp/wet hair and then seal in the moisture (especially to the ends) with coconut oil.
CAROL'S DAUGHTER HAIR MILK PUDDING
I was so excited to try this product out, and I'm sad that it's gone! I blogged about this product previously, when I tried out a few other products from the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk line. This product does exactly as it claims. It's great for styling and defining curls. I usually used it on a twist-out and always receive great, lasting results.
AVEENO POSITIVELY NOURISHING ENERGIZING POMEGRANATE GRAPEFRUIT LOTION
Aveeno is one of those brands that always delivers. I came across this product after looking for a different product by this brand that someone had posted on Instagram. To no avail, I got this one and I've been a loyal customer since. I love this specific scent in the warmer months, day or night. There is a lavender and chamomile scent in this line that is A M A Z I N G for bedtime! I love to use these products on freshly exfoliated skin. Girl! You will not regret it!
DR. BRONNER'S MAGIC PEPPERMINT SOAPS
I do not know how much more I can say about this product! I had drifted away from using it, but my skin said NOPE! (lol) This product is great for cleaning your body, hair, produce, etc. without all of the excessive chemicals. My favorite scents are the almond, peppermint, and lavender! I use this soap to wash my hands with, and my face, too.
THAYERS ORIGINAL WITCH HAZEL WITH ALOE VERA
This witch hazel is definitely a "Holy Grail" item for me! I use it daily after washing my face, and I apply it with organic cotton rounds. You can use regular cotton rounds, I was just trying to be fancy (lol)! I definitely notice a difference in the clearness of my skin when I don't apply it for a while. Other than the original aloe vera formula, I love the rose petal formula. I will be trying the lavender and lemon scents, soon.
I'm not going to lie, I love this perfume sooo much that I have had it for over 3 years, using it sparingly. I just did not want this to end, but that day has come. This is a signature scent for me. What I love most about it is that the scent lingers long after application! It is a warm and floral scent, and I would wear it when going out on the town, and occasionally to work. This is like the finishing touch to getting ready for me. They say that when you look good, you feel good, and I feel the same can be said about smelling good.
SHEA MOISTURE COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE CONDITIONER
Like most naturals, I am a Shea Moisture junkie!! Their products have been a part of my natural hair journey since the beginning! This conditioner is great on it's on for co-washing, or when coupled with the shampoo from this line. It smells great and moisturizes well. It has a pretty thick texture, so it could be used as a deep conditioner, also. I will be restocking this on the next Shea Moisture sale!
MAC COSMETICS FIX+ FINISHING SPRAY
This...right...here...is an amazing makeup setting and finishing spray! I use this after applying my makeup and it makes the colors pop, and adds a vibrant touch to the look. If it's one of the days where I do not want to wear makeup, which is most days, I'll apply it after my toner for a fresh face look. This product is amazing in the summer when it's often too hot for makeup. I've heard that Evian's spray is comparable so I will give that a go, next (especially since it's a third of the price!).
Well I hope that you enjoyed this post, and stay tuned for more favorites, empties, and the launch of my YouTube channel. :)