Summer disappointments

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I thought I would make my first 'Disappointments' post. Usually before buying anything, I will make sure I'm definitely getting the right product for myself. I'll read blogs/reviews, watch videos, search for pictures and so on, as I don't like to complain. Three of the products I've written about below I got from Subscription Beauty Boxes, so I didn't really get the chance to do the homework I would do normally. I still paid money for them which is of course annoying when I find out they aren't very good or don't suit me!

I am going to start with NIVEA Lip Care Pearly Shine Lip Balm. This is a product I bought a long time ago from Superdrug. I mostly use Nivea Hydro Care/Essential lip balms when my lips are cracked or dry, but that day I thought I would try something different and add a bit of colour to my lips with some pearly shine. I applied it on and sadly it left a horrible and unnatural colour on my lips. I have given this lip balm so many chances but I just can not wear it! It leaves my lips glittery and whenever they are a bit cracked the glitter makes my lips were uncomfortable. Well, as it is cheap (£2) I am not really worried if I decide to throw it.

After being disappointed in the Nivea product I bought, I thought I would give Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in shade Grapefruit a chance. As you can tell I was still searching for a perfect lip balm with a bit of shimmer. I ordered it from Amazon as they had a sale on Burt's Bees products (RRP £6, I got it for £3). I had huge trouble opening it, as the sticky label was across the cap. Finally I just had to rip it all off and leave my new lip balm 'naked'. I have always liked Burt's Bees products but I think their lip shimmers are just not for me! Again the product was very glittery and it didn't stay evenly on my lips. It also left a very weird and unnatural shade on them. The only thing I liked about this lip shimmer was that it left a very nice pepperminty, soft feeling.


I was really excited for the So Susan Cosmetics Concealer Quad when it arrived in a beauty box. When I began trying to apply it on my face I just couldn't get it out! The concealer didn't stick to the finger and using a brush I found even more difficult. It has a very dry consistency which makes it hard to apply and blend. When it is finally applied it tends to cause the dry areas of my face to pop out. I was very disappointed when I couldn't get the coverage I wanted! As seen in the picture below it left the product smudged and looking very worn out.

I loved this B. Sheer Conditioning Lipstick at first but now I just can't get the coverage I want with it. I am also not such a big fan of this shade anymore (Flamingo). Another thing I was disappointed in was that it gets very flakey when left on for a long period of time and the colour itself don't last long at all either. It fades away quite quickly and leaves my lips a bit too dry.

I am not totally disappointed in the Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier Volumizing Mousse but there are few things that I didn't like. As advertised, it should add fullness and volume to my hair but it's just not working for me! I have straight and heavy hair which is very hard to style. I hoped this mousse would do the job as it is an award winning product and is talked about so much. It works well at first, leaving my hair soft and shiny but on the other hand it also makes my hair look dirty and sticky after it is left in for a while.

So here they are, all reviewed. I am sure there are people loving some of these products at the moment, maybe even all of them. I've given my honest opinion on them all but of course we all have our own experiences with beauty products - good and bad!

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