Thursday, December 11, 2014

Disappointing Products

Hello Lovelies! Hope you're all well. I cannot friggen believe that it's already December AND almost Christmas. Have you done all of your Christmas shopping and wrapping yet? 

Today is basically a snow day where I'm at, not that I was working today anyway, so I decided to do some cleaning up. In the process, I came across a bunch of products that I've been super disappointed with and thought I'd share them with you. Disclaimer: What doesn't work for me, may work for you. I am in no way trying to bash these brands and definitely love other products from them. These are simply products that didn't work for me the way I had expected them to.

                         

*Blissoma Natural Deodorants in Juniper, Lavender, & Citrus (not pictured) - I was sent these a few months ago to try out and haven't gotten on well with them. I've read so many good reviews and either I got a bad batch or they actually just don't work for me. First off, all three scents smell lovely and aren't at all too strong. The bottles are nice and light, perfect for travelling. The deodorant itself is such a weird texture, almost gelatinous and sticky. I feel like they take forever to dry and I stink within an hour of applying. I'm a huge fan of their facial products, but these deos...suck..


Andalou Naturals Beta Hydroxy Complex Recovery Cream & Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub - I'm a big fan of Andalou Naturals and love several of their products. I was so excited to try this cream because I had read great reviews and my skin is prone to breakouts and clogged pores, which this cream is supposed to help with. Sadly, it did absolutely nothing for my skin. In fact, I think it broke me out more. The scrub isn't that bad, it smells awful and has more of a cream scrub texture. I mean, it works alright. I guess the scrub isn't as disappointing as the cream. If you're looking for a scrub though, the Andalou Chia Scrub is fantastic!


Ilia Polka Dots & Moonbeans Highlighter (sample) - I purchased this sample from Fresh Faced or Clementine Fields, can't remember now. I'm a big fan of Ilia lip products and thought that I'd give the highlighter a go. The colour is actually really nice, it has a hint of yellow/gold making it look super natural. However, the texture of the product has been hard and kind of chalky since day one. When I apply it to my face, it just looks patchy and makes my skin look dry. I also picked up a sample of the W3LL People Universalist in #2 Moonstone Glow, at the same time, and absolutely adore the formulation of that one much more.


Pacifica Dreamlit Under Eye Brightener - I haven't ventured into the world of Pacifica makeup or skin care, but I do love their perfumes. I was SO excited when I heard that they came out with a brightener and concealer. I picked up and was disappointed by both (brightener and concealer). The concealer (that isn't pictured because I gave it away) was way too orange for me. The under eye brightener, as you can see, is just really, really pink and kind of dark. It has a nice fluid texture, that keeps it from creasing quickly, but not only does it not brighten under my eyes, it also wears off incredibly quickly. If you don't have super dark circles or veins and have more of a medium skin tone, both the under eye brightener and all over concealer would probably work well for you.

That's all I have for disappointing products. If you've tried any of these, please let me know your experiences! :)

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20 comments:

  1. Is it terrible that I love reading these posts? I haven't used any of these, but I did have my eye on the Pacifica Brightener. Not so sure now! Also, I remember smelling the Andalou scrub at Whole Foods ages ago and thinking their tester had gone off. Ick! Thanks for always being so honest :)

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    1. Haha nope, I love em too! Might be worth trying the brightener, although you're lighter than me so I feel as though it won't do much. Xo

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  2. Bummer about the Blissoma deodorants. What is it about deodorant thats so hard to get right? I really wanted to try a bunch of things from the Pacifica line, but I might steer clear of that brightener. I need something with a really light tone because I'm so pale already.

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    1. Steer clear of Pacifica foundations, concealers, and brightener, they'll all be too dark and orange. Their lipsticks look amazing though! Xo

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  3. Fortunately for me none of these products are available to me so I've been saved from the temptation to try lol. It's always interesting to see what doesn't work for people and I love your honesty about things :)

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  4. I love reading these kind of posts! It's so interesting to see what didn't work and why. Rach xx

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    1. Agreed. Plus it helps decide whether or not to try them xo

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  5. I do the same thing last week, clean up my stash.. i put several product in the garbage unfortunately, i regret.. I should write a post about it :( It's important to write about product we don't like too! Thanks for the remember ! xx

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    1. Oh no, you can still do a post! I'd love to see what didn't work for you xo

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  6. Love these kinds of posts! And like always, I love your honesty!<3 xx

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  7. Always interesting to hear about the products that didn't work so well :) I wasn't impressed with the Ilia highlighter either! x

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    1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who was less than impressed with the Ilia highlighter xo

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  8. How pink is that brightener!! Jeez! I wasn't that impressed with the Ilia highlighter either, its not very obvious! x

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    1. Right!?! It's a ridiculous shade. Ah another person disappointed with the Ilia highlighter, how disappointing xo

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  9. Interesting to hear about some of the products that didn't work for you. It's tempting not to post about them, but I think it's really helpful for us to know! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I love reading about disappointing products. It's no disrespect to companies/products mentioned, it's one person's experience. xo

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