June’s Faves, Raves and Flops..A collective haul

I purchased quite a few new goodies this June…and the month still isn’t over yet, so there may or may not be more to come!! 😉

Faves and Raves

Hair Products:


Bumble and Bumble Surf spray- I previously mentioned this product before. Perfect for those days you don’t want to fuss with your hair too much(which is every day with me!) Just spray into damp hair and it gives you light beachy waves…or spray into to dry hair to mess it up a little. I have bought other types of products like this before claiming to do the same things and they never lived up to their expectations, but this one definitely did! I also don’t like a ton of product in my hair, this stuff was light and It didn’t feel like it was weighing my hair down.

Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer- Working for a salon that carries strictly Aveda products has many advantages! We get to work with great products daily and having a staff discount is dangerous!! My bathroom could be its own mini Aveda shop! Now this product you may have seen being advertised in Magazines or in Television commercials. The Invati System was developed to help with thinning hair, which I’ve recently had some issues with. (Bad hair habits, too tight ponytails and stress man!! Its a killer!!!) So I decided to purchase the Scalp Revitalizer.  Its supposed to reduce your hair loss by 33% (when used with the shampoo and conditioner) but I thought hey, I’ll try this first and you know what? I really think its helping. My hair loss isn’t getting any worse *knock on wood* and my bathroom isn’t covered with hair all over the place!(plus, I don’t have to get the poor bf to clean out the bathtub drain as much, you’re welcome Steve)

Batiste Dry Shampoo for Dark or dark brown hair- I’ve bought every Batiste dry shampoo out there and this is by far my fave! It doesn’t leave that white residue as much because the shampoo is brown!!! Love it for my lazy hair days( 5/7 days of the week) and it also gives my hair some great volume!

Caboki- Like I said, I’ve been having some issues with my hair lately and saw this advertised on YouTube in one of those commercials I usually would have waited the 15secs to hit skip on! I didn’t this time and was sold on the product! I received this bottle as a free sample if I signed up and its basically the same as a full size, so it will last forever! What caboki is, is a fibrous product you can get in any hair color to match your own.  It attaches to surrounding hairs and helps hide any signs of hair loss. Now what I have going on, on my head is not NEAR what the models in the videos have going on, its pretty cool to see the transformation. Where my hair is so dark and my scalp is so light, it makes a major difference! I will be using this till my scalp gets its shit together and stops acting like a 40 year old man.


Cricket Company’s Detangling Brush- I love this. Didn’t believe anything would possibly brush through my mop so easily. But I was dead wrong! It worked on dry tangles and also my dreadful wet hair way better then any wide tooth comb. I didn’t feel like I was slowly breaking off all my hair. If you or your children struggle with unruly hair, Id highly suggest this!

Body Products


Fruits and Passions Travel Size Eau De Toilettes In Blue and White Tea- I’ve been buying all kinds of mini perfumes lately because I get so sick of scents, that I never go through the full size bottles (minus Dolce and Gabanna’s Light Blue, that stuff is my Holy Grail perfume only used for special occasions ❤ ) These sizes are perfect to just throw in a purse and go. I used to work for Fruits and Passions when I lived in Calgary and was so sad to move back to a town where they don’t have a store…but I was pleasantly surprised when I found a limited selection of their things in Lawtons. 🙂 🙂 Both of these perfumes are very light in smell and nice summer scents! Go Get some!!!!

Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs- this stuff is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I hate my legs and this stuff makes wearing a shorter dress more “bareable” ha!… get it?! Anyway…I just picked this up at shoppers when it was on for like half price and I love it!! I know I have seen the spray version before and people seem to like that, but I like this lotion. My legs seriously looked like I had Nylons on! I think it comes in a few different colors and Medium was definitely the best to make my legs look a little more tanned and even! No veins or scars!!! yey! Also, it doesn’t transfer on to your clothing which is huge and it just washes off with soap and water, but you have to sort of scrub at it!  I didn’t try this anywhere other then my legs but Im sure you could use it all over your body if you needed to hide any imperfections!

Makeup Products


Loreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Blackest Black…..New Fave! love this stuff! love the brush! everything!….except the fact that I may or may not be allergic to it since I woke up the past week every morning with itchy eyes…but whatever, Beauty is pain right?! I like this stuff and bought a few just in case they ever discontinue it!


Elf cosmetics Brow Set, Blush and Bronzer and High Definition Undereye setting powder…All Inexpensive and found at Target…pretty sure I let out a little squeal when I saw the display, also pretty sure the security guard was watching me like a hawk because I think I was drooling in the makeup section that day. I AM NOT A THEIF!!! I just like wandering around makeup isles for long periods of time! Sorry!!….not SORRY!!!!…. It was either that or he thought I was pretty…I’ll go with the latter reason 😉

Ps I think the Bronzer and blush duo is a dupe for some Nars Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer!!!!


Nyx Retractable Lip pencil in Nude Pink- decent quality…nice color for every day wear and inexpensive.. so there for, I like it!

Essence Eye Liner in Dark brown…it was 2 bucks and an after thought at the cash register at Shoppers…Glad I grabbed it though. Super soft and dark brown is a great alternative to black liner in the day time!


Benefit Fake up Concealer- although I haven’t had this long.. I think I am going to like it. I bought it in the color Light. Its super smooth and doesn’t settle in my tiny fine lines under my eyes. Anything will help with my bad circles lately! It’s easier to buy makeup then to try to get some decent sleep these days!

Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powders…2 for $10 at Walmart Ladies!! I bought these in the colors Natural and Buff Beige. I’ve heard quite good things about these and They seem to be pretty good for drugstore powders!  I bought these to set the Benefit Concealer. Hopefully they work out.


Milani Brow and Eye Highlighters- Ps Wal-Mart now carries Milani products as well! YeY!! This works great under the brow bone, in the inside corners of the eye and also on the water line to brighten! One side is matte and the other is shimmer. I believe I bought this In the color 01.


Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow- I’m on the fence with this one. Can’t quite decide if its a Fave or Flop. I bought this with expectation of a getting a great sparkly shadow. I’m not sure if I’m not using it properly of what. It looks beautiful in the container but not as pigmented as I thought. Also, the eye primer that came in the package, had little to nothing left in it 😦


Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Sweet Grapefruit- this wasn’t too bad. I kind of hate the smell though, but the color is a nice light pink and a pretty shade for summer, so that’s something?




Loreal Collection Privee Lipsticks….These were on sale for half off and I should of known why there were so many left. They look really pretty in their packaging, but I hate how they feel on my lips. The Color payoff isn’t great either. Save your money.


Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer- I know a lot of people rave over this stuff, but It just isn’t for me. Maybe its the color I bought or something I don’t know. I just don’t find it does what I want it to which is hide under eye circles and high light my face a bit.


Color Revolution Mineral Foundation and Blush- I bought this on a whim at Lawtons . It was new and looked interesting and I do like mineral makeup, so I thought “hey, what the heck?! Ill try it” The blush was way to sparkly for my liking. It was also Kind of disappointing when I paid $20 for a drugstore foundation that I didn’t love.

Hope You enjoyed this little read and encourages you to go out and try some new products!

-Nicole xo 🙂









4 thoughts on “June’s Faves, Raves and Flops..A collective haul

  1. Have you ever tried the Arbonne makeup products? Their primer is amazing, and foundation, and concealer, aaaaand mascara. I could go on!!!


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