Monday, 6 February 2012

Products I Regret Buying!

If you follow me on twitter you may have seen me say that I wasn't going to blog today due to me being in a really lame mood but I am now in a better mood and am a little more motivated to blog so I am! Now I am always telling you about the products that I love but I think its time for me to tell you about a selection of products I am not so keen on and hopefully stop you from wasting your money on them. I am in now way saying you can't buy these because for all I know these might work really well for you, however, I am not a fan and will not be repurchasing these in the future. 
L - R: Back Row; 1) Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo, 2) Covergirl lashblast length, 3) ELF make up setting spray. Middle Row; 4) ELF Kabuki brush, 5) Rimmel Clear Complexion powder, 6) Collection 2000 Mosaic glow bronzer. Front row; 7) ELF Stippling brush. 8) Clean & Clear cream wash (not pictured)

1) I have actually written about my dislike for the XXL volume dry shampoo before so I shall quickly summarise my feelings towards this product. Basically, I am not a fan of straw like hair that will not disappear even after brushing, XXL volume gave me this. The whiteness is so intense it doesn't go away. May have just been my can but it was horrible. 
2) I had heard so many great reviews about the covergirl lashblast range and don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of the volume & fusion versions however the length doesn't do it for me. It honestly felt like there was nothing being applied to my eyelashes and it made no real difference to the length of them, It wasn't dried out or past its use by date, it was brand new but it felt like I was literally taking a clean wand and brushing it through my lashes. When I go back to America I am going to repurchase volume, fusion and try luxe out and see how I get on with that one. 
3) This was the first setting spray I had ever tried, purely because ELF is so cheap (this was around £3) I hated it, It claims to smell like cucumbers but it genuinely smells like vomit. I am not even joking or over exaggerating, it is vile smelling. I also didn't feel like it was keeping my make up on due to it having a really powerful spray it seemed to drench my face with product and dissolve my make up.
4) Another ELF product, this time the Kabuki brush. When I saw this on the website for £3.50 with the black base and bristles I assumed it would be from the soft studio range that they have. I was wrong, the bristles in the brush are not soft they are actually quite scratchy. I haven't even tried using it on my face because it felt quite uncomfortable on the back of my hand. I am planning on investing in a better quality kabuki in the near future. 
5) I am a huge fan of Rimmel London products, its by far my favourite 'drugstore' brand however, I have found a product that I am not a huge fan of unfortunately. The clear complexion pressed powder claims to "reduce break outs and mattifies the skin by controlling shine and oil." However I would not know if these claims are entirely true as I only used it for a few days due to it drying out my skin. I am very dismissive of drying products because my skin needs no help being even drier than it is naturally in the winter.
6) I am not a huge fan of bronzers, I'm not sure why. Before I changed my mind about the bronzers I purchased the collection 2000 mosaic bronzer. Hello orange. The smallest dab of the lightest shade is the complete wrong colour, it even looks slightly orange toned, not a fan.
7) Sorry ELF but you are on here again, this time with the stippling brush. I have done a review on the stippling brush before but again I shall just summarise the main reasons why I am not a fan. The picture on the website shows a rounded stippling brush, reality was a flat, spaced out brush. I feel that it really doesn't 'stipple' the bristles just spread out and barely apply the product to the face. I am sticking with sigma for now! 
8) The clean & clear cream face wash didn't make the picture due to me throwing it away before I had thought of doing this post. I promptly disposed of it after the beautician I go to told me that the chemicals inside the product are so strong that it can be used to strip hair dye from your head if it drips onto your skin, I don't really want to be using that daily on my face. She also said that one of the ingredients in it causes your skin to improve and then clog your pores and cause you to break out worse then before, this had happened to me. I am staying well clear of Clean & Clear as of now. 

I hope you found this post useful, as always I was 100% honest in my opinions on each product. 
XO

22 comments:

  1. cute!!!

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  2. Wow i never heard that about Clean and Clear before. I have never used it but i definitely wont be now. As for the elf brush, i think maybe you just got a dud? cause i went ahead and bought it and i think its brilliant.. :/ x

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    1. Maybe I did, I'm a fan of most of their brush range just not that one X

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  3. Clean and Clear face cleansers broke me out really bad!! Def stay clear of them. I'm starting not to become a fan of elf products. THe only brush I use from them is the blush brush and Im looking to get a new one.

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    1. Me too, slowly moving away from ELF and onto better quality brands X

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  4. I haven't had much look with Elf products either, hoping to try out some covergirl items soon though.

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    1. I only have a few covergirl products from America trips but I am really liking the brand. Would love to know what you think X

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  5. I hate batiste too but not just the XXL one, all of them! Wow that's scary about the clean and clear.. glad she told you about it before it made your skin really bad

    Zara
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    1. I'm thinking about trying out some different brands of dry shampoo X

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  6. WOW I didn't know that about the Clean and Clear, whenever I used to use it, it would break me out really badly. I was always in too minds about the XXL Batiste, I used to feel like it would give me volume but then after a while of using it my hair just felt like hay.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  7. I hate when I buy products and then end up hating them! I feel like I just threw money away. Especially on face products because if it breaks me out then I will DEFINITELY not use it!

    xxx

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    1. I feel the same! Since starting blogging I can use other peoples reviews on certain products to see if its worth buying or not these days X

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  8. So interesting about Clean & Clear! Love these kind of posts, will have to do one, lord knows i have plenty of dud products!! haha
    xxx

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  9. Fab post, i love reading these ones :) xx

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  10. I really like these types of posts :p the clean and clear thing is terrifying :(
    xx
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  11. I hate clean& clear!! It makes my skin break out so badly that I just look horrible!! So I'm staying far away from this! As for the elf kabuki brush I loved it! mine is so soft <3

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  12. Excellent post! I was considering buying the ELF stippling brush because my MAC brush broke and I didn't want to spend a fortune on a new one...but thanks to this review, I wont! Also, I didn't know Clean and Clear was so vile :O I used it cos I had awful skin on my shoulders and back, but it cleared it up completely and it hasn't come back in two years! xxxx

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  13. Great post :) Haha, I bought that bronzer too, and I ended up so orange as well! I totally know what you mean with ELF products; they can be so hit or miss.

    xo Samantha Grace

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  14. It's really refreshing to see someone not afraid to say something less than positive about products!

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    1. Always 100% honest, if Im not happy with something you deserve to know X

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  15. I tired the e.l.f setting spray ages ago and wasn't impressed either. Batiste dry shampoo used to be my favourite but since I tried the Charles Worthington dry shampoo I have never looked back, it gives a nice volume boost without leaving white marks in hair. Xx

    XxDollyBlossom.blogspot.com

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  16. I have been reading through all your posts Char, you are such a good blogger! I liked this post, but it was funny because I really love my Covergirl Lashblast length mascara and Clean and Clear works so well for me (the dermatologist recommended it for me!) Just goes to show how products work for different people! Cool post.
    xx

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