Thursday, April 12, 2012

products i regret buying

I haven't done a 'products I regret buying' post since my first one in February. This is mainly because of operation spending freeze and my decision to curb spending. It didn't occur to me until last night - oops! - that I could write about things I had bought in the previous months {or last year} that I ended up being unhappy with.

Note: These are things that didn't work for me. People can and will react differently to these products.
1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Honey: Several of the beauty gurus that I follow on YouTube use this product and raved about it. I absolutely loved this for the first few days. It was so creamy and went on smooth; I thought I had found a great drugstore concealer. But after about a week, I noticed that the skin underneath my eyes was extremely dry and flakey. I stopped using it to remedy that, but it happened once I started using it again. Needless to say, this was wasn't as great as I hoped.
2. NARS Lipstick in Tanganyka: I thought this color was beautiful. It looks dark in the picture, but it went on sheer. But this lipstick was SO. DRYING. My lips were so chapped when I used it. This was so disappointing because NARS products are not cheap.
4. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara: I wanted to try this because, again, YouTube gurus had said great things about this. And I have to say that they were right - this mascara is wonderful! The brush and formula reminded me a lot of CoverGirl LashBlast, my favorite mascara of all time. But this is actually the reason I regret buying it. Because it's so similar to LashBlast, I can't justify paying $22 for it when I can pay $9 for it at the drugstore.
5. Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes: Another recommended YouTube product {I watch a lot of these videos}. I think the packaging is fun and attractive, and the scent is wonderful. I used this during my nightly face routine but was very disappointed with it. It left my face feeling very dry and tight, even after I put on lotion. I'm not sure how their other facial towelettes are, but I wouldn't purchase them based off of this.

Are they any products that you've purchased recently that you are unhappy with? Have you tried any of these?


  1. Thank you for this! So many bloogers post about products they love, we forget to post about those that we do not! I use Target brand facial towelettes (for a make up remover) and they are great!

  2. GREAT post, girl! I'm new here and I LOVE the look and feel of your site so far! Off to check out some more posts. Have a wonderful week! xo

  3. Love these kinds of posts because there's nothing I hate more than spending my money on crappy products. Thanks for the heads up hon!

  4. I love Nars products... Orgasm is my go to blush, their eyeshadow duos never leave me wanting and their lipglosses, while sticky, have such a sweet payoff. BUT you're absolutely right... their lipsticks... well they're horrible! & thanks for the heads up about the wipes... I was seriously thinking of purchasing these in the near future. Such a good post, hun! xo, Megs

  5. i watch so many youtube videos! love that you are doing a mini review xx


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