Tuesday, December 4, 2012

products i regret buying

It seems like people always talk about their favorite products and other things that I love. But what about the things that didn't work out or didn't live up to the hype? The "Products I Regret Buying" series doesn't show up often on my blog, but, if the roles were reversed, I know I'd want to hear what didn't work out for you.

Here are some things from the past few months that I bought {and returned in some cases} and didn't love.

1. Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara: Every time Covergirl comes out with a new Lastblast Mascara, I buy it. I love the waterproof {I only buy waterproof mascara} original formula and hope that I'll love the versions they put out. This one, while living up to its name and not clumping, wouldn't hold the curl of my lashes. I wasn't blessed with pretty and long lashes so not holding a curl is a deal breaker for me.

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliners: These eyeliners actually used to be my favorite. For the past few years that I've been using it though, I chose to ignore that it always smudged under my eye. Always. No matter what. I would even set it with black eyeshadow and that didn't work. I finally just admitted to myself that it wasn't the best eyeliner for me and moved on.

3. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in 1 Nude Beige: To be honest, I actually really liked the formula of this lipstick. It glided onto my lips, was so smooth, and smelled delicious. It also came in a really pretty gold tube. However, the color I chose just wasn't for me. I would say it's more of pink than a beige. It just completely washed me out so I had to return it. The reason I regret buying it? This lipstick is expensive! At $34 a tube, I just can't imagine buying many of these right now.

4. L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude: I'd heard great things about how this lipstick is the perfect everyday lipstick and nude color for most skin tones. While I agree with that, the formula was incredibly drying. I felt like I needed to apply chapstick constantly. No one wants to wear a lipstick and feel like your lipsticks are chapped. It's not pretty either.

5. Lululemon Swiftly Headband: I'm a big fan of Lululemon, just not a fan of this headband. It lived up to the claims on not slipping, but it was so tight! It was giving me awful headaches whenever I wore it. It felt like it was just squeezing my head. This wasn't a hit for me, but I do love their other headbands!

6. Trader Joe's Cocoa Almond Spread: I do most of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. This just didn't taste so great to me. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be their version of Nutella, which I absolutely love. While Nutella is expensive, I'm probably going to stick to that version instead.

Are there any products that you've recently purchased that you regret?


  1. Thank you so much for doing this!! As you said, no one ever posts about products that don't work for them! Maybe you should do a once a month link up about this! It'd be cool to share with everyone things we've used that didn't work!

    Don't forget to enter the giveaway going on over at Cotton's Pickins now! :)

  2. Hey I loved this post! I recently splurged on the Two Faced Eyelash Extension System where you basically put these cotton whisps on your eyelashes and then cover them in mascara... Big mistake. Made my eyes itchy and I washed my face immediately.


  3. Great post! I have been wondering about that YSL lipstick, guess it'll be something I have to try on at the actual department store. Thanks for this! xox



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