Friday, 27 September 2013

Disappointing Products #2

Hi guys! Sorry for my slight absence these past couple of weeks. Sometimes life catches up to you and you need to take a break, know what I mean?
But fear not as I'm back! I decided that instead of doing a 'This Month I love...' I'd do a Disappointing Products post again as the last one (here) seemed to go down well with you guys.
Now I must admit that not everything in the post was paid for by myself, but my views and opinions are still my own.

Neal & Wolf Volumising Lotion: I received this in my first Beauteco Box (now called Love Me Beauty) and I had some really really high hopes for it as the boxes were all sold out and everyone seemed to be raving about it.
However it wouldn't be in my disappointing products if I'd have liked it now would it? 
I followed the instructions and hoped for some sort of volumised hair at the end, but sadly all I was left with was greasy limp hair - the total opposite of what it claimed to do. 
I tried using a few different techniques to try to make this product work, but all it seemed to do was weigh my hair down and make it look greasy and horrible.
It smells okay, but thats about all the product is good for.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender: I received this back in May (ish) in my Space NK GWP. The thought of using this as a 'time saver' and 'weather proof' was a god send for my naturally wavy fringe. I remember thinking 'If this works I'll buy the full size' - well it's a good job I got a sample size of it first as it didn't work, sadly.
Although the product sounds good, it sadly didn't work and just left my fringe greasy - which is never good!

Neal & Wolf Hair Paste: I received this at an event back in March(?) and at first I really liked it as my hair was shorted therefore paste worked better than hair spray for me. But as my hair grew longer the product became harder to apply. 
The paste is really thick and comes out in a pump (which I think dispenses too much product), which you can then warm up in your hands and apply it to your hair.
It does give good volume, but because the paste is really thick I was always left with huge clumps of hair stuck to the palms of my hands, as well as loads of left over product. It's really sticky too and takes a while to melt into the hair.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundtion: I have only recently bought this this month and was eager to try it out. I know that Estée (essiebutton) raves about the Healthy Mix Serum as well as a lot of other bloggers, but I was told that the Serum can be quite thick whereas the foundation version is thinner therefore much more buildable. 
After using this for a week I noticed a few spots were appearing on my face, and as the HMF was the only new thing I had started using on my face, I suspected that it was the cause. So I stopped using if for a while and the spots soon cleared up. Once I went back to using HMF the spots came back (sigh) so I had to stop again.
I don't know what it is about the foundation that doesn't work with my face, as I've never really had a foundation react that way with me before. Also, I have the concealer version which works fine... mystery. 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Eyeliner: again, I had high hopes for this product as I like the other products in the Scandaleyes range (I have several pencil eyeliners and their mascara). I was hoping that this would be long lasting and actually be waterproof but sadly it wasn't. I found that the formula wasn't black, but much more faded, and you needed several applications to achieve that black black look. Also as for waterproof? Well I took it to Leeds Festival with me and lets just say that I had panda eyes after that storm.
The staying power is rubbish too as it only last for a few hours before you have to reapply again. I had hoped for more from this eyeliner as like I said, the other product from the range are great.

Have you tied any of these products? Are there any products that disappoint you?

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  1. I love this, I think it's just as important to know what products don't work for people as it is to know what does work for them. I've never tried healthy mix, but I've just bought it so we'll see. As for scandal eyes, it couldn't even last my eyes watering!

    S xo

  2. love these types of posts - I was tempted by the rimmel liner but will be avoiding it now! x

  3. I love that you're writing about disappointing products because sometimes it's easy to get caught up in what people are raving about but it's nice to know what to try and then what not to! xx

  4. I've heard a few people say the same about that eyeliner. I almost bought it as part of a friends birthday present -I'm glad I didn't now!

    Great post, it's nice to find out what products aren't so good!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  5. Wanted to try the rimmel scandaleyes liner pen as it looks so much like my favourite liner of all time; L'oreals thin superliner!
    alicekatex ♥

  6. I've never tried any of these but I think I'll be staying clear!

    Water Painted Dreams

  7. Totally agree about the eyeliner! I just wrote a rant about how terrible it is!

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  8. That's such a shame about the Healthy Mix - I'd been eyeing it up for yonks but just just purchased L'Oreal true match instead (which is a dream!) Kinda glad I dodged that one now! That's a bit shocking about RImmel's eyeliner too - like you said I had high expectations for it!

    Love posts liike this - so helpful thank you!
    Rosie xo

  9. Its always interesting to hear what products people like & often don't like.
    I really wanted to try the Scandal eyes liner. I think I will stick to my Pixi lash

  10. Lovely to hear that someone doesn't like healthy mix! It seems as though it is sacrilegious to say anything other than positive things.

    Slightly Skint Blog

  11. This is such a good idea for a post! It's a shame all the hair stuff didn't work, I hate it when products make your hair look greasy, especially if you've just washed it!! So glad I read about the Bourjois foundation not being great. Maybe because it's a 'healthy' mix they put something different in it then other foundations, in order for it to work the same. Such a shame about the eyeliner, I hate when on ads they make it look so black and striking and then it bares no resemblance to it in real life. Great post! XxxX


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