Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Disappointing Products #2


Most of the time I like to read lots of reviews of beauty products before making a purchase, but it's inevitable that'll I buy something on impulse or something that just doesn't live up to expectations, despite the research! Being disappointed by something you've spent your cold, hard cash on is not a great feeling; unfortunately this has happened to me a few times now. Here's the disappointing line up...

This is actually a really nice shower gel, with a creamy formula that softens the skin. The thing that disappoints me about it is the scent - I was expecting strong, zesty bursts of citrus as per the Sugar Crush scent. However the mandarin, orange and lemon are very subtle and a little lacklustre; such a shame!

This was one of those impulse buys when I was fretting about the state of my legs ahead of my best friend's wedding back in June. The description says, "Spray on perfect tan in an instant! Designed to cover imperfections and enhance your natural skin tone". This definitely smoothed over my bruises and scars but the orange tone of the tan and the fact that the formula dried way too quickly, meant it looked really unnatural on my pasty legs. I've used this once and unfortunately won't use it again. 

I read countless reviews and had plenty of recommendations from fellow bloggers before buying this, but from first application I knew I'd wasted my money. It did nothing for my lashes; the formula was dry and clumpy, which doesn't translate well at all. I do wonder if I got a "bad one", but to be honest I don't want to buy another for £10.99 to find out it wasn't!

There are so many amazing budget products out there, but unfortunately this one doesn't fall quite into that category. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows, especially the darker ones, is very poor and the cream highlighter is not very creamy at all. If you're considering buying a Collection palette I'd go with one of the Uncovered ones, which are much better quality.

I really like the formula of this brow gel, but what lets it down for me is the wand - it looks like a standard mascara comb with bristles that narrow towards the tip. It's far too big for my brows and the wide gap between each row of bristles means that you get a lot of build up, which equals a lot of excess to wipe away. I personally prefer the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Blond, which has a spherical comb that's a lot easier to work with.

Have you been disappointed by any beauty products recently?

Beauty Bird xx


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  1. I wasn't struck on the Orangeasm scent either, like you was I was expecting a really citrus/orangey scent. But its really not :(

    Sian | SiĆ¢n Marie Beauty
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    1. The citrus is just not strong enough for me :-( xx

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  2. Thank god someone is posting a truthful and somewhat negative review. Seeing products I should be buying all the time makes me wonder what I should be avoiding! Shame about the weak Soap & Glory scent, I usually love their products.

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    1. Thanks Abigail! Thankfully I'm not often disappointed, but when I am I do find I don't tend to post about them really, so hence bringing them together in one post. Definitely a shame about S&G, their scents are normally spot on xx

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  3. I'm trying to think if I've had any disappointments recently and I can't think of any. The only one coming to mind is the Eyeko liquid liner that I wasn't keen on so put to one side and the next time I went to try it a few weeks later it had completely dried out x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Now you say it, I had an Eyeko eyeliner that dried out really quickly! Completely forgot about that xx

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  4. Aww I loved Orangeasm, such a shame it wasn't for you. Totally agree with the Airbrush legs review though, it left such a weird finish on my legs!

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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    1. I know, it is a shame I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Glad I'm not alone on the Airbrush Legs! xx

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  5. I would recommend the sugar crush body wash from Soap and Glory instead! You'll looooove the smell.
    Soo glad to see someone else complain about the Airbush Legs though. I have it and hated it too. Just did nothing for my legs.

    Roxy xox | www.splashesofvogue.com

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    1. I love the Sugar Crush scent but have only tried the body scrub, so I'll definitely have to get the shower gel next. I hate throwing products away but I may have to bin the Airbrush Legs because I can't see it ever working for me xx

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  6. I'm so happy I'm not the only one who doesn't like that collection eyeshadow palette! I own all of the undercover ones and love them so I don't know why they made this one any different!

    www.thebeautybaker.co.uk

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    1. Maybe Collection realised it was a bit of a miss formula and reformed them for the Uncovered palettes? They're so different! xx

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  7. Am really surprised about the collection pallete I've heard so many good reviews online about collection eyeshadows. If you like the formula of the soap and glory shower gel try the clean on me shower gel. It smells divine xxx

    Fi | www.fislittleblog.com

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    1. I really like the Uncovered palette by Collection but Work the Colour is completely different. I've tried Clean on Me before and do really like it xx

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  8. Great post! I'm rarely disappointed with anything. Must make a note next time I am!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Luckily I'm not too often either; this is only my second disappointing products post in three years, so not bad going xx

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  9. I really don't like the Orangeasm scent - I think it's too bitter. And I was disappointed by the Fruit Salad Imperial Leather Shower Cream as it smells incredible in the bottle but turns to nothing when you use it :( x

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    1. See that Imperial one sounds amazing, what a shame it doesn't translate from bottle to skin! xx

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  10. I love reading these kinds of posts. I don't usually get disappointed in products easily, or always find a way to make it work for me... but at the same time I'm pretty fussy with what I buy haha so that probably helps too.
    My friend swears by the Sally Hansen Airbrush legs but I'm not really sure they'd work for me haha. She fake tans so maybe that helps I'm not sure!

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    Sweetaholic Beauty

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I'm definitely fussy too and I usually do my research first. Hmmm maybe that helps if she is a little more tanned to start with! xx

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  11. i'm not into orangeasm either, too artificial smelling I thought - i much prefer sugar crush

    Jade x
    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I think I'll get Sugar Crush next time instead xx

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  12. I almost got the collection palette the other day. I am so glad I didn't now!
    www.allthingskerri.co.uk

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    1. I'm just glad it was so cheap so I didn't waste too much money! xx

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  13. Great to read some reviews that aren't all positive. All products out there can't possible be great. I actually have one of those Collection palettes laying around at home. Thought it would be handy for travel, but I don't think I've ever used it. A bit curious to try it now though to see if I find it as bad ;) xx

    lifeofannas.com

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    1. Thanks Anna! Ooh when you give it a go, let me know how you find it! xx

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  14. I find that the soap & glory scents just don't last, and really aren't very strong! Such a shame x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. The S&G body was such a disappointment! You can't give it a name like THAT and then do nothing with it! They could have made it really zesty (like Origins Ginzing). I hope they might reformulate one day if we complain a bit harder...

    Dannie x

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    1. It definitely isn't orange enough or strong enough to call it Orangeasm!! Fingers crossed they will, quite a few of us seem to think the same about it xx

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  16. What a shame about the L'Oreal Telescopic Sasha - it was on my list but think I'll cross it off! xx

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    1. I know, I was so gutted it didn't work for me xx

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  17. I'm glad I wasn't the only person who didn't like the Rimmel Brow This Way - mine was so gloopy and put way too much product on my brows unless I wiped pretty much all of it off - think you're right when you say a smaller brush would be better!
    As for the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs... that made me legs go green. Nuff said!

    So nice to see disappointing products posts, it's really helpful to know what's worth buying, but also what's not!

    Katie || KNEL xx

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    1. Glad you liked the post Katie!
      I found with Brow This Way I'd get a lot of product on the skin around my brows too.
      Green??! That really isn't good!! xx

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  18. I'll be avoiding these!! Uhhh... Benefit Brow Gel! It's pretty useless in my opinion. ;)

    Tara x

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    1. Is that Gimme Brow? Or a different one? xx

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  19. I looked at the brow gel and didn't like the wand. That alone prevented me from purchasing it. :)

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I wish I'd thought about it more before buying, but I got sucked in xx

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  20. I love these posts! The brush on the Rimmel brow gel annoyed me to. Essence do a great one with a small wand.

    M xx

    The CSI Girls

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    1. Thank you! I still haven't tried anything by Essence :-( xx

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  21. So refreshing to see a post like this! I hate it when you buy something expecting it to be amazing when it actually isn't! Clumpy mascaras are the worst, give Roller Lash by Benefit a try! xx

    www.albanajanjeva.com

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