Sunday, 12 July 2015

4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase

4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase
4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase
There is something so exhilarating about purchasing a product that you have not tried before - almost like a Christmas morning feeling. It is always such a disappointing feeling though when those products you couldn't wait to play around with don't live up to expectations you had hoped for. Today I wanted to share some of the products I wouldn't repurchase again and my reasons why.

Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Face Mask: I am a huge fan of 99% of S&G products both beauty and skincare so when my skin was in need of some TLC I picked up this face mask for oily to combination skin. This is not like a face mask I have used before as you apply the product to your skin then wet your hands and rub your hands over the mask until it turns blue and heats up. I must admit hot masks are the perfect pamper evening essential for de-stressing as the heat completely relaxes you. But, regarding my skin itself I saw no results whatsoever. A nice mask for de-stressing but not a mask I would pick up again to help treat my skin.

Benefit Browzing Brow Palette: When I got into taking care of my brows a lot more I picked up this product which comes with a powder and a wax. At the time of using it I thought it was best thing ever and it left my brows looking great but the downside was it took quite awhile to fill my fair brows in. I soon moved onto other products and forgot I even owned this, it was only recently when I rediscovered it. I retried it and realized how time consuming this product is therefore I won't be repurchasing this again.

The Body Shop Seaweed Moisturizer: Body Shop was one of those shops I constantly would walk past but lust over all of their range. It was only until Christmas when I asked Santa Claus to let me try the seaweed range. The moisturizer is suitable for oily/combination skin types. It is a great moisturizer for those 'good skin days' but, on those 'my skin craves moisture' or 'my oily skin is out of control days' this is where it lacks and I turned to something stronger. I sometimes found this moisturizer a bit sticky and didn't always do enough regarding my oily skin. It is a good light base product but I wouldn't repurchase it.

Loreal Doutzen Collection in Doutzen's Nude: Like most of Loreal their packaging is what drew me into buying this. The shade is a lovely pinky, nude that is perfect for summer. I couldn't wait to try this product out but unfortunately it let me down a lot. The colour itself didn't look right on my lips, the consistency wasn't very moisturizing and the product itself took quite awhile to sit on my lips properly. Overall I was really disappointed in this lipstick and I don't think I will be purchasing anymore from this range.

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  1. ooh, I suppose not every product is a winner! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. I know, it is a shame when it happens



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  2. Have you tried using the Browzings with a different brush? Maybe a bigger brush? :) That might speed it up a bit :)
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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    1. I might try this as I hate seeing a product go to waste so thanks for the tip!



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  3. That's interesting about the S&G mask.. I recently bought their eye cream and have found it made no difference to my dark circles although it seems to be very moisturising for under the eye.. I also use the Benefit browzings at the minute, I don't actually mind using it but think I'm going to give the Anastasia Dip brow a go next time!! Great post :) x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

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    1. It is always a pain when it happens isn't it? I never thought to try their eye creams. Oh I have heard great things about that product so let me know if it is good! (or not maybe write a post like this!)



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  4. Great post, I was going to buy that lipstick but there are a lot of mixed views on it and it doesn't sound very good.

    lxdia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I mean it could be the fact that shade doesn't suit me very well but I have wore shades like this before in glossy stick formulations and they went on a lot nicer



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  5. Posts like this are so interesting. Shame you didn't get on so well with the body shop mattifying cream, I adore it!

    Sophie x

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    1. I will be writing these more often I think since I received a lot of positive responses to. It wasn't so much I didn't get on with it I think I'd happily use it on good skin days but I feel like I get more from other brands - there seaweed range is a bliss!



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  6. I'm really fussy with nudes as well, I find that they are so hit and miss. Must be something to do with their formulations, although I tend to go toward more pinky/caramel based nudes rather than your average "true"nude :) great post, interesting to hear what doesn't work so well! x
    ELEANORMAES

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    1. I agree! I find any kind of chubby stick in nude/pinks always work amazingly but for some reason in lipstick formulations it just doesn't which confuses me.



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  7. I use the S&G No Clogs Aloud and found it really helped my pores around my nose. I hated the benefit brow set! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. I think this mask it great to relax and de-stress with! I think the Sleek kit is probably just as good but cheaper



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  8. I've been wondering whether to pick up the No Clogs Allowed mask and I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. I'm also sorry the seaweed moisturiser didn't work for you either, I loved it when I used it a few years ago but not product is for everyone!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. It's a good mask for when you feel stressed I think the heat really helps! But I know such a shame. It was a good moisturizer I just think my skin needs something stronger at the moment



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  9. I have Brow Zings and absolutely love it. I know it's time consuming in relation to a pencil but I absolutely love it, the result is fab. I have Julianne's Nude and love it, not as pink as the one you have!

    Laura xx | www.laurahadley.co.uk

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    1. I may need to give it another go but with a bigger brush perhaps as I can't see a pricey product go to shame!



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  10. Thanks for this! I love Soap & Glory products, but I probably wouldn't like a mask that heats up tbh!
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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    1. I used to be scared of masks that heated up, but they definitely are a winner for de-stressing



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  11. I've never actually tried any of these products, but I guess not everything suits everyone!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. Yeah it tends to happen but it is always a shame when it does!



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  12. I've got Juliannes Nude and love it!! Great post!

    Adele-Marie | One Girls Obsession With Makeup

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    1. It's such a stunning lipstick but maybe I was having a bad day!



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  13. I'm so surprised you've said you wouldn't repurchase the Benefit brow product - I had it on my list of things to try as everyone seems to rave about it. I do use wax/powder products at the moment and have the Anastasia Dip Brow on it's way... was it just that it was time consuming you didn't like or is the formula not much good either?

    Amy | Get Glam

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    1. I think it is just too time consuming for me, I may return to it in the future as it was a very good product but I prefer pencils to fill my brows in



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  14. I've tried a few of the Loreal lipsticks and wasn't very impressed. It's such a shame as they have some beautiful shades. x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. they are all stunning aren't they? But I know. I do want to be able to wear this but I don't think it suits me



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  15. Ahh I absolutely love Brow Zings but I agree it takes a little while to fill in. I use Benefit's Gimme Brow before hand and then add Brow Zings over the top : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. I probably don't like using it because of how time consuming it is! 'lazy me' But it is a good product. I might have to try Brow Zings I heard a lot of good things about it!



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  16. Fab post, I have to agree there’s always such a disappointment when you don’t get on with a product that you couldn’t wait to use. I’m exactly the same when it comes to my Browzing palette I completely forgot about it since using my Anastasia Dipbrow and now I do use it I’m not so sure about it.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It makes my bank balance scream at me sometimes when it happens. Everyone seems to be using the Anastastia Dipbrow I am very curious about it!



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  17. I just can't get on with the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. It looks horrible on my skin, turns me yellow and this is the lightest shade! I'm so glad I read this post, I was really contemplating getting Doutzen's Nude but wasn't sure as L'Oreal lipsticks are at the pricier end of the drugstore. Won't be trying that one now. Thanks for leaving me your link!

    Beth | MissCosmeticBlogger

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    1. I have heard of that but not tried it myself! Hmm that does sound unusual, at least you tried! They are stunning products but this one didn't suit me very well




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  18. Agree with the Benefit BrowZings. Great product but nobody has time for that! I haven't tried the others but might find alternatives if they're nothing to write home about.

    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

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    1. Oh definitely! Maybe on a day where I am wanting to take time and effort with filling my brows I will return to this but at the moment I am happy with my Soap & Glory pencil!




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  19. I absolutely love the Seaweed Moisturiser in the summertime but always switch to something a little bit more heavy duty for the winter months :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. I agree it is perfect for summer but I think my skin craves more!



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  20. Love these types of post it is great to see what people would avoid, I've never tried any of these products but I did try Cheryl's nude from L'oreal and I wasn't a fan.

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad you liked this post! I think it was the shade for me it just didn't suit me very well but it has put me off wanting to even try any others just incase



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  21. Glad you've wrote about the Body Shop Seaweed Moisturiser as I was in a dilemma whether to get it or not! And your photography is on point as always!! 💗

    Maddie | loafersandlattes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks lovely so kind of you. Do let me know if you try it, I think I probably would try it again maybe if my skin was having a good day but recently it hasn't




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  22. Too bad that these products didn't work for you. We just can't love everything.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. I know it is such a shame when it happens!



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  23. Sorry to hear these products didn't work out for you. I love seeing posts like this as it makes me more aware of what i should and shouldn't purchase. Shame to hear about that L'oreal lipstick as it looks such a lovely pinky-nude colour!

    Courtney | http://courtzmelv.com

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    1. Glad you enjoy these posts! It is a stunning colour but I think it just didn't sit nicely on me



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  24. I also don't love the smell of those L'Oreal lipstick, I have Eva's nude and wouldn't buy it again !

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. They just didn't do it for me unfortunately but its a shame as the product packaging is stunning!



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  25. I had the body shop moisturiser and I found it far too watery. You're right it doesn't give you enough moisture sometimes. It's too thin and runny!

    Fi | www.fislittleblog.com

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    1. I agree, it's probably perfect for someone with oily skin who doesn't get it as bad. My skin however needs a bit more!



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  26. love your honesty!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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    1. Thank you Em glad you enjoyed it



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  27. I haven't tried The Body Shop seaweed moisturiser but I've tried the cleanser and I wasn't really a fan. I have sensitive skin and I found it quite irritating :-( Thanks for your honesty! I love reading these types of posts to help me consider what I buy x

    clionahill.com

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    1. I love the cleanser which is odd! I guess it doesn't work for everybody. Glad you enjoyed this post! :)



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  28. It's such a shame when we are disappointed by a product. Everybody always hypes up about the benefit They're Real mascara but for me I find the wand too spiky and it hurts my lashes, it doesn't add a great deal of length either.

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk
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    1. I know I can almost hear my bank balance scream and roll its eyes at me for wasting my money. Ooo I can relate to you on the hurts the lashes part as it happened to me a few times too. I do love the mascara though




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