It is true that I have published two other Finished Fortnight posts in the month of June - here, and here. However, one is pre-written before my trip, and the other, the empties of that trip only. All the other finished products I have accumulated since the beginning of June, piled up under my desk for the entire month. It is now time to write about them and let them be recycled/thrown out!
Reminder: new product rating system is employed in this post, make sure you know what the Jacq I'm talking about! :D
I will began with the less exciting body and skin care, and end with a few pieces of make up. How exciting!?
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Gandolfi Freschezza Sinergie d'Autore Bagno all'Amido Bath with Starch (Italian brand link) - Just Jacq - A relaxing cool minty bath. I'm not a huge bath person, so this has been hanging around for ages, if not decades, until recently I finally decided to use it up. Not bad, but rarely do bath products impress me. It is an Italian brand, gift from my mum's friend.
Neutrogena Rainbath - Joyeux Jacq - Always like this stuff, and will always enjoy using.
［普通］義大利的 Gandolfi 泡浴劑（是條狀，不是粉），有涼涼的薄荷感。沒有常常在泡，這盒子已經年代久遠了；還不錯用就是啦。
House of Rose Alo Body AC Powder - Medicated - Joyeux Jacq - I adore this spray because it can deliver product when being held upside down (which is the most convenient way to spray my own back). It sprays out a powdery slightly wet spray. The moisture evaporates leaving the 'powder' behind to work. (I guess, as I can't see). I find break out stops and starts clearing. I want more to see if it 'really' works, but sadly this can only lasted around a month. The other sprays I am now using don't dispense as well as this!
Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser - Just Jacq - Benzoyl Peroxide is the key ingredient to fight acne in this wash. It is a cream with fine particles in. Also notice break out stop sprouting but doesn't help with healing or clearing much, when using this.
Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub - Joyeux Jacq - I heart the sandy walnut particles in this. Smells good too. Has only one tube left, so now I'm using other scrubs, to save the tube for as long as possible.
［很不錯］House of Rose 身體暗瘡噴霧，暫時用過最喜歡的，主要是因為罐子倒轉也能噴出。內容是有點粉粉的，也不會沾衣服。
［普通］Proactiv 洗臉乳 我用來洗背部的，感覺不夠有力。
［很不錯］Bioglo 身體磨砂 非常喜歡，便宜大碗，裡面的核桃粒子很像沙灘的沙，嗯，還有就是氣味很清新。
Rene Furterer Paris Forticea Thin Hair Programs Frequent Use Stimulating Shampoo - Non Jacq (and Non Mr A) - In fact, Mr. A used up a majority of this tube before switching over to Nanogen. This doesn't make a difference to him. I finished the remaining, and nothing special happen to me either.
Joseristine Sucrose Deep Moisture Hair Treatment - Just Jacq - Smells delicious of the famous sugar cane (sucrose) scent of this line. However doesn't work spectacular.
The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo - Joyeux Jacq - Cleans well and impresses me with the great fragrance.
［不推薦］Rene Furterer 洗髮 主要是 A 先生用掉的，我幫他選購了 Nanogen 以後他就沒有在用這條。於是我幫他處理掉。這瓶洗髮露，無論對我還是他，都沒有看得出的成效。錢花得不值哦！ :S
［很不錯］身體小舖 RAINFOREST 無負擔洗髮護髮 滋潤洗髮露 我的頭髮滿喜歡這洗髮露。用完身邊存貨，會考慮到特價場尋寶（出清價才比較合理，我覺得）。
Moisture Conditioner (from Hotel) - Just Jacq - Forgot why did I haul back these two samples, probably because of the mother-and-son image? They work just alright, didn't remember how's the scent like...
L'Occitane Verbena Shower Gel - Just Jacq - Like the scent, that's it.
CL Technology Horse Oil Shower Gel - Just Jacq - Like the scent, that's it. :P
Davines Melu Mellow Anti-Breakage Lustrous Shampoo &
Davines Melu Mellow Anti-Breakage Lustrous Conditioner - Joyeux Jacq - Nice smell. Want to try more from Davines!!
［很不錯］Davines 強韌洗護髮 一包不｛夠候｝，讓我在找找看有沒有收藏同牌子的其他產品～ :D
Ultra Ready Cotton Plus - Black Jacq - It is double-sided, one side plain and soft, another 'compact' side with more texture. Not as uneven as the American exfoliating cotton pads (Ari kindly sent me some to try!), but still adds more friction for usage. Also, there's a string to hang it in my bathroom if I decided to use this for make up removal, handy! I will forever repurchase this!
Select Facial Puffs - Joyeux Jacq - Free gift at local supermarket (or grocery store?). Surprisingly decent quality, and made in Japan - even bigger surprise! Nice and soft surface and stitched nice and firm. Great one.
No.7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - Just Jacq - I actually enjoyed these. Like it was moist until the last piece, not irritating, and quite effective. But, expensive and wipes aren't a must in my routine. I have a considerably large supply of cleansing waters, that soaked in cotton pads, are by all means better than these wipes. That being said, I still have a pack of No.7 whitening ones in use, and a pack of Daiso for hand swatches cleaning.
Kai Mini Eyelash Curler (can't find link, probably discontinued) - Non Jacq - I tried very hard and very long to make this work for me, but failed.
unknown eyeliner/paint brush - What the Jacq? - No idea where I got this from, just a total joke. XD
［超推薦］Ultra Ready 化妝棉。一面有簡單的壓紋，軟得來，能比普通棉花有力抹掉彩妝／角質。在莎莎買的，或連鎖藥房也有看過！
［很不錯］佳之選 化妝棉 日本製的，意想不到地好用。
［普通］No.7 卸妝濕巾 其實是好用的，只是這個品項在我的每天流程中，可有可無～
Prof. TK - First impression post with the haul, link here. 開箱文＋面膜用後感（連結）。
Sooae - Full snail mask review here.
Dermal, Sunwoo Cosme, Neville, Tony Moly - Snake masks review coming soon!
Montagne Jeunesse Damask Rose Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque - Non Jacq - This has been hanging around for ages, finally used this up with a few generous applications. The scent, which I had highest hopes for, isn't that natural nor delicious. The mask, being a clay and 'ultra deep cleansing', didn't really clean much, I feel my dirt and blackheads and dead skin cells are still all there. With rose and marula, it didn't nourish nor hydrate my skin.
AFU Rose Valley Ultimate Whitening Yogurt Mask - Joyeux Jacq - AFU is a Chinese aromatherapy brand. This mask has real bits of flower in it, and the base is a smooth cream. Smells lovely, not too strong, and after use, leaves skin real smooth. The flower bits are fun and funky at the same time, may not be for every one. I would love to try more from this brand! (I got mine from Glamabox, don't know where else to buy it really)
Helenere Cellular Eye Mask - Joyeux Jacq - Picked up a habit of applying an eye mask (this is the only one I have reallly), when I am doing other face masks - details in this post - therefore this is used up pretty quickly. I cannot stand eye products that are irritating, e.g. alcohol or so that makes my eye waters. This firms and hydrates my skin gently, and I find my fine lines tamed after mask. I got mine free from Colourmix (culprit: buying too much Naruko), and when I'm done with my samples, I will go back and get a full size...
Skin Peptoxyl Cell Renewal Treatment Daily Micro Peel Mitts - Just Jacq - Hardly tell the difference with just one use. Didn't break my skin, nor transform it.
［不推薦］Montagne Jeunesse 大馬士革玫瑰深層清潔面膜 是泥面膜。香香的但不特別迷人，效果也不突出，就是普通開架質素，敷了跟沒敷沒差。。。
［很不錯］Helenere 眼膜 瑞士品牌，不見經傳（好像久不久有一些試用文？）但其實是滄海遺珠［？］在香港是 Colourmix 代理的，我的小樣都是櫃姐塞給我的（我買太多 Naruko）。基本上，它聲稱的功效都能看見出來。我左眼的眼圈／眼袋，明顯比右眼嚴重的，只要有敷這個，就看的出成效！我手上還有幾支小樣｛頂住｝，幸好用量蠻省的。但用完，恐怕就要回購了……（Colourmix 官網連結）
［普通］Skin Peptoxyl 溫和去角質棉片 很溫和，但用一片看不到效果……
JimmBenny Spa Aquasource Clenasing Milk (old packaging, see new bottle here) - Just Jacq - When I was younger, I used to adore this stuff. Now my taste is changing and I am bored of this stuff. Guess I have to move on... Not a bad cleansing milk to try!
［普通］JimmBenny 洗面奶 曾經很喜歡的，但人大了，要求高了。而且，用了很多瓶，用膩了。
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil - Non Jacq - Not my cup of tea for only one reason - the scent! It is a fruity fragrance that didn't capture my heart. Sorry....
Biore UV Aqua Rich SPF 50+ PA+++ - Black Jacq - My skin literally drinks this up. Thanks Honor for the recommendation! This is light as water, dries to a comfortable soft but dry to touch finish. I love mixing it with BB cream or base make up too - example here.
［不推薦］Josie Maran 卸妝油，罪狀是，它的果味我不愛。（沒有特別其他缺點的）
［超推薦］Biore 水感防曬，Honor 送我，大力推薦的。我也十分愛。用完手上的貨（可能用到明年），會回購！
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang:Seol Brightening Cleansing Foam
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang:Seol Whitening Skin Balancer
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang:Seol Whitening Lotion
- Just Jacq - The products are alright, I just had higher hopes from this line. The fragrance is a beautiful blend of herbs. Feels good on the skin too. However, I'm not that into foaming cleansers recently, as my skin has been acting up with dry patches (yes even in the middle of our 32C weather). For the Balancer and Lotion, the bottle design is definitely not practical - I had to fight with the opening every time to get drops of them out. :S
Canmake Soft Touch Foundation "03" - Just Jacq - It is a good/great product. However, there are many other contouring products out there in the market. One doesn't necessarily need to purchase a darker pressed foundation for this purpose. I have a full review on this (link), and now I have replaced the empty pan with shade "01" which is my colour.
Essence Click & Colour Nail Polish Pen - What the Jacq? - Not the most brilliant idea to design nail polish in click pen container. It is only good for one application, product dried up too soon on the brush bristles... Not to speak that the colour doesn't show up either, even at the first use.
Majolica Majorca "Curl, Curl, Curl towards the sky" mascara base (discontinued) - Joyeux Jacq - Lovely stuff. I have got the newer version of this to try later. MJ mascaras work well with my lashes!
Skindinavia Original Makeup Finishing Spray - Black Jacq - I have all versions of Skindinavia sprays. The Original and the Bridal are my favourites. (Anti-Age, Oily Skin are the other options). This not only helps make up last longer, but it makes make up look better. :D
Naris Up Brows Up Pencil Eyebrow "LB Light Brown" - Black Jacq - One of my holy grails. Colour is universally flattering, an ashy dark blond, good for all hair colour except blackest black I'd say. Texture, colour pay-off and longevity, all impressive. The best of all? It is ridiculously affordable with a spooly attached (which I have broken when this picture is taken). Love this!
［普通］Canmake 粉餅 半價出清時買深色來修容的。終於（當作）用完了。有後備，合膚色的補充，將要換進去。凹凹文連結
［雷］Essence 的指甲油 用明采筆包裝，難塗，又快在瓶子了乾掉。不推！
［超推薦］Skindinavia 定妝噴霧 噴上去，淡淡的有一陣香氣。不但妝容不會溶掉，而且底妝看上去會更融合，更貼膚。現在在用［粉色字］的新娘款。另外還有［油性肌膚］［抗老］兩款。（我一系列四款都買齊了）根據美國部落客說，Urban Decay 的定妝噴霧也是這個配方，換標籤在賣的。
［超推薦］Naris Up 淺棕色眉筆 本來尾巴有個螺旋刷的，被我用壞了。顏色，持久度，價錢，質感都一流。已經回購了此色，手上也有深棕色在用；會一直回購下去，｛直到永遠｝。
Full Size - 41 + 12
Deluxe Sample - 52 + 12
Small Sample - 29 + 6
Sheet Masks - 26 + 6
Random - 32 + 2
Tossed - 46 + 2
His - 2 + 1
要不，下篇起我用 google translate 算！！
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I am looking forward to a more fruitful July, trying to use up even more beauty products. How about you?
I am looking forward to a more fruitful July, trying to use up even more beauty products. How about you?
If you have recent Empties posts too, feel free to leave it below, I'd love love love to read them!
Lazy silly Jacq :")