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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Products I Won't Be Repurchasing

Have you ever had such high hopes for a product only for it to let you down after the first use? I'm sure we've all been there and have the faded receipts to prove it. I know I sure have but as I donate a lot of my unwanted and unused products to Give And Make Up (I have a huge bag in the corner of my room which is overflowing with products), I don't actually have all too many to blog about. However, I did manage to pull together a few bits that I still have but definitely won't be purchasing.

From left to right:
- MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
- Garnier Fresh Essentials Grape Water Eye Make-Up Remover
- Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Nail Strengthener
- Maybelline One By One Volum' Express Mascara
- No.7 Exquisite Curl Mascara

Let's take a closer look...

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
I bought these about 2 years ago as part of the MAC Style Warrior collection and actually haven't used them more then twice. Ok, maybe three times but definitely not more than that. Although they are quite handy to have because you can mix them with your foundation or use them on top of your blush, I've not really used them. To be honest, I think I bought them because of the leopard print outer packaging than for the actual product itself - Not good, I know.

Garnier Fresh Essentials Grape Water Eye Make-Up Remover
I love Lancome Bi-Facial Eye Makeup Remover but thought I would try out some of the cheaper alternatives on the high street instead because forking out £20.00 for an eye makeup remover can get a bit much. After turning to Twitter and finding out which was the best one out there, I decided on the Garnier Grape Water Eye Makeup Remover as it was highly recommended but it is not for me. It took a whole of scrubbing to get my mascara off and don't even get me started on trying to use the product to remove a night of heavy eyeshadow - It was absolutely pants.

Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Nail Strengthener
My nails are so weak that they can literally bend back and forth which is not a good sign. I've tried all sorts of nail strengtheners and every trick that I've heard of but nothing has helped them. This Sally Hansen product was recommended to me by a someone on Twitter who read about the trouble I was having so I thought I'd pick it up. First of all, let me just say how much of a task it was to find the right bloody nail strengthener - there are LOADS by Sally Hansen and all of promise to do the same thing. Why can't there just be one product?! Secondly, after about 3 or 4 weeks of use, this went so thick and gloopy that I've not used it since. Major fail!

Maybelline One By One Volum' Express Mascara
I'm a sucker for a good mascara and especially one that promises to enhance lashes, add volume, boost length and coat each one - Don't they all promise that??? Well, as I was such a big fan of the original Colossal mascara by Maybelline and the Falsies, I had high hopes for One By One but it was such a let down. There was nothing special about this product and I felt that it was a complete sham because not only did it make my lashes look clumpy and crusty, it had no lifting effect whatsoever. Another super fail that I will not be making again.

No.7 Exquisite Curl Mascara
This mascara has a lot of people singing it's praises and most were referring to it as "amazing" because it did everything that they wanted plus more so when I picked it up, I was quite excited to see this magical effect. Well, what a let down that was and waste of my £7.99. Although I liked the curved brush, I hated the 'dry' formula of the mascara which left my lashes feeling crispy and there was no 'curl' at all so I can assure you that I won't be picking this one up again.

What products do you have in your stash that you won't be in a rush to repurchase?

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

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27 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. I have to agree with you about the Maybelline mascara, it is crap and a huge waste of money!xx

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  2. Good to know, thank you for sharing! xx

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  3. Thanks for the comment, Zoe. I don't know where Maybelline went wrong with their formula but it is absolute pants!

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  4. Hi Reyna,
    Thanks for leaving a comment. Remember, just because something didn't do anything amazing for me (i.e. the mascaras) doesn't mean they won't for you. xx

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  5. Nail Strengthener I've just purchased OPI Nail Envy! Day 2, I'll let you know how I get on!

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  6. Ive just bought that eye make up remover, after my other Garnier one (the two is one which is FANTASTIC) run out. Its not a patch on it, I doubt I'll even use mine up. x

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  7. I've been using OPI Nail Envy for a few weeks now and still no amazing joy out of it. Maybe my nails are just destined to be bent out of shape? :( x

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  8. Yep, i'm not keen on Maybelline mascara either! Prefer Falsies x

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  9. I think I've used the garnier eyemakeup remover and thought it did it's job. But after using bioderma I don't think I can go back :-) xxx

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  10. I really liked the purple Sally Hansen one - but it went gloopy on me after a few months. The blue one did less for me - but is actually still not gloopy after about 8 months. I've tried all sorts but the only thing that seems to work even a tiny bit is to lay off all polish for 6 weeks everys so often!!

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  11. One by One pissed me off. The advertisements looked amazing though, didn't they? Haha, I am easily talked into buying things.

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  12. I love these kinds of posts. Just as useful as products raves, if not more!
    Jane x

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  13. Great post! I so agree with you about there being too many Sally Hansen nail strengtheners I honestly never know which one to choose! The one in the silver bottle, diamond strength i think its called is pretty good! :) x

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  14. That Garnier eye makeup remover is pure crap !! stings the eyes off ya !! x x

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  15. Have you tried the sally hansen hard as nails? it's got nylon in it so it strengthens your nails if you use as a base coat and over time its meant to encourage your nails to naturally be stronger :)
    & I was going to try that garnier make up remover yesterday - so glad i didn't bother!! x

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  16. Thanx for the post...I was thinking of getting the makeup remover but dont think ill bother now!!

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  18. You should try Neutrogena oil-free makeup remover! It is THE best! Nothing else compares. Give it a shot! (It's also cheap!) PS follow me on my new beauty blog: ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com

    -Holly

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  19. Totally agree with you about the maybelline one by one mascara!! It really was a let down!! x

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  20. ooh a really good eye make-up remover is the one from the botanical range at boots :) it works amazingly, however it leaves the face a little oily at the end =/ but its really good though :)

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