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