June ’14 Misses

Hello Lovelies!

I tried 3 not so great products this month that I want to share so that you are aware of some cons before you go purchasing these items.



Batiste Dry Shampoo in dark & deep brown – I love batiste dry shampoo and they are my HG but unfortunately I really dislike this one. The formulation works just like the other ones from Batiste but because this one has a hint of brown in the formulation it ruined it for me. The color in the dry shampoo isn’t a very subtle but I could see it getting on my skin after I sprayed it. I had to wipe my forehead to get the brown off my face. Throughout the day when I touched my hair, I can see the color coming off making my fingers brown. When I washed my hair at the end of the day the water looked like I just dyed my hair and all the brown coloring is coming off. If you don’t mind any of this then it wouldn’t be a problem but for me its a total game changer and I can’t use this product anymore because the coloring is too much.

Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo –  First off this is not a bad dry shampoo when it comes to performance wise but the only problem I have with this one is the fact that I feel like I am suffocating every time I use this. The scent is not bad but it’s just very strong and pungent. I have to hold my breathe and step out of the room every time I use this just so I cant breathe. I demonstrated this to my cousin and she agreed with me as well that the fragrance of this product is way too strong. Unlike the Batiste one where I won’t be using again, I will still suck it up and work around the problem to finish the product up.

Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel with SPF – If only this product sinks into my skin as effortlessly as the night time moisturizers. Unfortunately it doesn’t and it leaves my skin feeling a bit tacky after application. It takes awhile for this product to be completely absorbed by my skin which is a problem when I am getting ready in the morning because I can’t wait 20-30min for a moisturizer to sink in before I start my makeup routine. In order to work with what I have, I’ve blotted my face to mattify my skin before applying foundation or any face makeup. It’s very weird because the consistency of the gel is very light so I am not sure why it doesn’t sink into the skin more easily. I will be using it for the time being because I don’t have another SPF moisturizer to use at the moment.

With the new products that I have tried this month it seems that I have had more misses than loves but we’re not always that lucky to find products that works for us right? If you want to see my June’14 Loves then click here.

Until Next Time,
❤ Jessica

June Empties: Hair and Makeup


Hello Lovelies,

Welcome back to part 2 of my empties post.

I am going to start off with makeup first because the hair stuff you’ve seen in recent post already so its really nothing new.



Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner+Serum – $10.95

Need I say more? Theres 2 of these in the trash bin right now and if that doesn’t say that I freaking love this stuff then I don’t know what does. Long lasting, smear free, easy application, great price point, very pigmented, and just overall a HG product. I will repurchase this.



Model Co Fibre LashXtend Extreme Black Lengthing Mascara – $??

I got this in my birchbox awhile ago and this mascara just does absolutely nothing for me. It didn’t lengthen or volumize much. I like it when a mascara is on the drier side but this was just way too dry. I’m not sure if I got a bad tube but I couldn’t use this anymore after like a month after the first initial use. I would not recommend this product.



Benefit They’re Real Mascara – $23.00

Don’t you just hate it when an overhyped cult favorite product just doesn’t work for you? Well, I was really excited to try this mascara because sooo many people loved it and said it was such a great product but unfortunately my stubborn asian lashes didn’t like it. If it doesn’t hold my curl very well I can look past because I have accepted the fact that it’s very hard for me to find a mascara that will actually hold my curl well. So it did lengthen and separate my lashes like it claims but it didn’t volumize, lift, or curl my lashes. It started to smudge a little after the 6 hour mark but that acceptable. Overall, this is not the mascara for me so I would not be repurchasing this.


So for the next 3 products I’m not going to say much because I have mentioned these in past post before. I will be providing the link to a more in depth review if you’re interested.


Batiste Dry Shampoo Floral and Flirty Blush – $7.99 ($5.99 in TJ Max)

Loves it and will be repurchasing (In depth review)



L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm – $5.99

Will not be repurchasing (In depth Review)



Macadamia Deep Repair Masque – $25.99

Will be repurchasing (in depth Review)

Don’t you agree that it’s one of the most rewarding feelings when you finally finish a product? You finally stuck it through to the end and now you can venture into the next new item. Although its a bittersweet moment when we have to say our farewells to some beloved products but we know that we will come together again one day when the repurchase has been made.

Until next time…

❤ Jessica



June Loves

Can’t believehalf of 2013 is gone already! where has time gone. For the month of june, I have kept it pretty simple. I’ve been trying to not buy anymore beauty products until I finish the ones I have. So a empties post would be coming soon! Enough of talking about future post, lets focus on this one. JUNE!


Bioderma Sensibio H20… this is like a cult favorite. Smells like nothing. Feels like nothing. Perfect for those that have sensitive skin or is sensitive to scents. I use this to remove my face makeup before wash with a cotton pad and it works amazingly. Leaves your skin feeling so refreshed. Takes all the dirt, makeup, and oil off your face. Don’t think ill be needing any other makeup remover from now.


Batiste Dry Shampoo – Floral & Flirty Blush… [BGINFO: i havent tried a dry shampoo that I like. Psst.Tresseme.ojon. babypowder.spray.powder.foam.Heard amazing things about this and when I finally saw it I couldn’t help but pick it up. Its an aerosol spray. A very strong one actually. The spray is white so it initially leaves my hair a bit gray. After rubbing it in though, you hair looks instantly refreshed. Most dry shampoo i’ve tried only appears to be cleaner but would feel even worse than before. Especially after about and hour. But this Batiste one really actually leaves your hair looking, feeling, and smelling fresh.

Conceal RX


Physicians Formula – Conceal RX natural light High Coverage. Thats all you gotta know. Blends out easily. Not cakey. Lasts for about 10 hrs before it starts to fade. (i don’t powder or touchup throughout the day, so if you do it would probably last even longer)  The tiniest amount will cover away those acne scare or those stubborn bags under your eyes that just doesn’t go away. Probably one of the highest coverage concealer I’ve tried. And for the price at less than $7 you can’t really beat it.  

Physicians Formula


Physicians Formula – Eye BOOSTER 2-in-1 Lash Booting Eyeline + Serum ultra black … I’ve used this eyeliner a couple years back and have kind of forgotten about it since i’ve been trying out other ones. I have forgotten how easy this liner applies. My favorite type of liquid liner would probably be this type. The brush is not too hard, so it doesn’t tug on your lids. You can create an ultra thin line or a thicker line. Doesn’t smear throughout the day (12+hrs of wear) As far as the serum goes, not so sure if it works or not. 


Nivea – Lip Butter – raspberry rose kiss … first off.. this stuff smells delicious! Im not a fan of fruity scents but ohmygolly I can’t get enough of this. Really moisturizing and feels really nice on the lips. better than burtsbees for sure. This does nude out my lips a little bit since it is a milky pink color.


Food – Trader Joes – Lentil Chips … Absolutely obsessed with this. Doesn’t taste like lentils at all. A bit like popChips? SO delicious. By itself. With Guacamole. With Hummus. doesn’t matter.

Random- Small Talks by Of Monsters and Men … been in love with this song this month. Especially the cover that Julia Sheer and Jon D did.

Keeping the amount of products to the minimal. So this will conclude my June Loves, and its time to start discovering what other stuff I have that needs some loving.