When I originally started this post, it began as a review for a product that I really wasn’t loving, but had been forcing myself to use. I’ve been posting a lot of reviews lately though so I wanted to change it up and do a collective post of some disappointing products that just aren’t that close to my heart.
Simple Micellar Water I purchased this recently with the assumption that all micellar waters are created equal. I couldn’t have been more wrong! I should have bought Garnier again, the Simple formulation just doesn’t cut it when it comes to removing mascara and eyeliner. And I’m not even wearing waterproof makeup! It takes me two extra saturated cotton balls to get my makeup off now.
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Gel Cleanser I had a rant about this product in my first impressions post of the Tarte Make A Splash Hydrating Skin Savers Value Set, so I won’t start one now. Just know that I wasn’t a fan of the packaging, texture or smell of Deep Dive.
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara This mascara fell flat for me. It’s just kind of… meh. It makes my eyelashes stand out a little bit by fully coating my lashes and lasting pretty much all day, but It doesn’t add any length or curl for me which is a must from a high end mascara. Have you guys tried this? Do you love it? Hate it? Let me know!
Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer Speaking of Smashbox, I tried a sample of this from Topbox last Summer and loved it so when I ran out I bought the mini from Sephora. Some days this primer blends in nicely, while other days it pills like crazy, it’s so strange! I definitely will be looking for a new primer.
Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick I got this lipstick mini in a deluxe sample bag from Sephora last Winter. I have the shade R49 Bellydancing, and it really doesn’t work for my skin tone. It’s too bright for me and has a tendency to move around on me through out the day.
The Body Shop Eyelash Curler This eyelash curler is not the best, to put it gently. The pad wore down within a few uses, and my eyelashes would pull out because they got stuck in the pad. I recently put a new pad in the curler, and now I get barely any curl.
Novex Bamboo Leave in Conditioner I have a bottle of this stuff that is almost empty sitting in my shower right now. The smell doesn’t jive with me to the point where I have to rinse it out even though it’s a leave in conditioner. The bottle pictured in the photo is full and unopened, so I may give it to a friend.
The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner I’ve had so much trouble using the TBS Rainforest Radiance line for colour treated hair. The shampoo is hard to work into a lather, even when I’ve mixed it with water in my hands first as the label instructs. Within a few hours of washing my hair would be greasy. I tried using less conditioner, and even no conditioner, but my hair still looked terrible. On the bright side, I noticed minimal fading of my hair colour while using Rainforest Radiance, so it kind of works?
Last but not least… A little glimpse behind the scenes. If you follow me on instagram @alwayscleia you probably saw Quantum making my flatlay a CatLay! He also tried to swipe the flower a couple of times xD
Let me know… What disappointing products are you just not into this Summer?
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