Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Products I Regret buying


The weather in England is still pretty poop and im stuck inside the majority of the time, which is annoying but great for Blog productivity. Today I thought I'd post about a few products I regret buying, im in the midst of testing a lot of products but im not ready to review them as of yet, so this was the next best thing/

This post  came to mind because I noticed how many products I had sitting around doing nothing and just laying there because, quite simply, I hate using them. Of course, this isn't to say that all these products are generically awful, they just don't suite or work for me (with a couple of exceptions I would not recommend for anyone).

So here goes ...
1. Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Mousse
I do like fan tan but it doesn't necessarily agree with my skin and I have to be very cautious when using it, I can cope with most fake tanners and I love having tanned skin but this one seemed to do... well nothing. It's a nice consistency, applies well and doesn't smell too bad. But, and this is a huge but, it doesn't seem to give me a tan at all. It adds very VERY little colour to my skin. Im not sure If I just got a bad bottle but for the £20 price tag it seems ridiculous that it doesn't give hardly any colour. If it gave a darker colour it would be a phenomenal product but it just lacks in the one vital area.
2. Barry M Lip Lacquer Crayon in Light pink
I have always been a fan of nude and light pink lip colours, I love the look of lips with a soft pink blush however this is pretty horrific. Don't get me wrong, the consistency and formula are actually quite nice, it applies easily and is well pigmented, giving a subtle gloss to the lips. But it's the colour thats the problem. The light pink is too bright and garish and the shade is to pale even against my skin tone (and we all know lips lighter than your face is a huge no-no). To add to that, there are large chunks of purple glitter that transfer onto the lips and make it look rather cheap. I know Louise from a sprinkleofglitter is a huge fan of these crayons in the darker colours, so maybe I will try them and see if they work out better.

3. No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil in Black
This is a nice creamy pen, it applies well and it's lasts quite well, the only problem here is the pigmentation. This pencil is quite simply not black, if anything it's a dark grey. It is Okay on the waterline, but if you use it on the lash line its a bit... meh and the pigmentation isn't dark enough for it to make a statement. It can be used for blending and creating a smokey eye but it's to creamy for my liking and it's hard to get a thin precise line using it.  
4. Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Red
Firstly, I have to admit that the gods of Tkmaxx meant I got this for just £2..(crafty!)...and for the price I can't complain. But I just don't get this product one bit. The waxy balm is awkward to apply and gives quite an uneven finish, it's extremely inconsistent and messy. The gloss is really gloopy and watery and just impossible to apply. I don't understand what the aim or direction was when creating this and I was so disappointed because I generally love Pixi products and I think they're a fab brand, just this wasn't one of there best ideas.

5. Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray
When I first heard abou Sea Salt sprays and how they're supposed to give you that 'toussled, by the beach wavy locks' I was immediatly sucked in. I thought this would be the answer to my longing for natural wavy locks that don't involve hours of styling. Yet I was so disappointed when I finally tried one. Don't get me wrong, my hair is thick and very unco-operative, it is generally hard to mould and for this failure, I mainly blame my hair not the product. But on my quest for Wavy locks I used this after washing and followed the recommded amount of sprays and found myself with extremely dirty feeling, greasy hair which didn't look gorgeously toussled. I think if you have thinner hair this would probably work, especially if you have time to let your hair dry naturally, but for fuller heads of hair like mine this is a no-no.
P.S. I freakin' love the majority of Lee Staffords products
 6. Body Shop Body Butters
  This is probably another example of my odd hair and skin not adaping to certain products. The majority of people rave about these and I do love the smells and the packaging and the formula. But for some reason the product does not absorb into my skin. I have tried a few now and no matter how much or how little I use it just lies on top of my skin. I do have tempremental skin and it is most definitely it's fault that the pair don't get on. But, I don't know how to describe this properly but im going to try, have you ever used a product, applied it to your skin and an hour or so later  rubbed your hand over that patch of skin and it's like the product rolls up into little shards? Thats what happens, if you catch my drift?
7.Stila Smudge Pot
This is a gel eyeliner/cream eyeshadow, and initially that sounds like a good idea right? WRONG! This product isn't pigmented enough to be considered a gel eyeliner, it doesn't stand out enough and it's a bit too clumpy to get a thin, even line. Although, I have to admit the gold flex in this looks super pretty, it just doesn't work! As a cream eyeshadow, it's ok I suppose. Still a tad uneven but acceptable.
What products have you regretted buying and why?
Thanks for Reading


  1. Thanks for the cute comment, I'd love to see your cake tin, I bet it looks really cute. I was going to try the Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray but I didn't, I think I have the same problem as you with having really thick hair and it just not doing anything! I wish I had beachy hair! xx

  2. I too tried the Lee Stafford Salt Spray and was beyond disappointed my hopes at gorgeous tousled beach hair were met with horrid dry ratty sticky ends - not ideal!!

  3. ohh i LOOVEE body butters. that sucks it didnt work for you. i enjoy these posts more than monthly favourites because it keeps me from buying products LOL.

  4. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Pixi products. I think the packaging is so cute and it always suckers me in but unfortunately, most of the products that I have tried from that brand haven't been that great.