Tuesday, 23 October 2012


products I don't like #1


Rimmel Gel Eyeliner*,  Boots Botantics All Bright Makeup Remover, Bliss Triple Oxygen Energising Mask, Clarisonic Mia, OPI Nothin' Mousie 'bout It
Products that don't work for me...

Generally I like to keep things generally quite positive on this blog rather than focusing on the negatives and products I don't like. I see it as not giving a product coverage rather than a case of "hiding the truth". I just generally think it's better to talk about things I do like rather than ones I don't. Occasionally I will post negative reviews on things I really strongly feel they don't live up to their claims, but on the whole I'll just skip over products I don't like in favour of the ones I do. I see these sorts of videos on Youtube all the time so I thought I'd do some blog post versions! As a bit of a disclaimer Im not saying these products are crap, not worth it and if you like them don't go throwing them away just because I don't like them.

Rimmel Gel Eyeliner (£6.49): It's way too greasy, slick and takes what feels like forever to dry down for my taste. On application was so patchy that I had to dot it on rather than a swipe. I once decided to test it's drying time and waited 10+ minutes and it was still not dry. This has to be the worst and most disappointing eyeliner I've ever tried. I think there are so many better high street gel eyeliners for example the Fashionista Gel Eyeliner works a dream!

Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (£3.99): This used to be my favourite eye makeup remover but it was recently rebranded and reformulated. The new version is terrible, it stings my eyes, leaves a greasy film behind and doesn't really remove makeup all that well. There are definitely much better eye makeup removers on the market than this one and I'd really save your money for something better! Im really sad they changed this product as it was one of my most repurchased items!

Bliss Triple Oxygen Energising Mask (£40): I don't know why I bought this as I hadn't heard anything about the product before I picked it up and it was ridiculously expensive. It's basically a foaming face mask, which feels quite strange at first but I don't think it did anything for my skin at all. It bubbles for about 30 seconds before sliding off the face. I can't see any difference at all after using it, my skin looks the same and I haven't noticed any long term skin benefits. A complete dud!

Clarisonic Mia (£95-£120): I've posted my initial thoughts on this here and then I did a follow up post here a few months later. I don't hate the Clarisonic I just don't think it's worth it the hefty price tag or even as an "investment". I have quite thin, sensitive skin and found it to harsh using it more than once a week.  In the purging phase I was breaking out left, right and centre and there was no signs of it stopping so I gave up completely. I wouldn't recommend buying one personally, but I know this works for a lot of people and I do wish it worked for me!

OPI  Nothin' Mouse About it (£11.50): I wanted to love this polish, I think its so hard to find glitter polishes that contain different shaped glitter so I really had high hopes for this when it came out. While it's not a horrible polish by any means I just don't think it's that good considering the price point. It's a clear jelly with a pinkish tone, micro glitter and then large pink hearts. The hearts are hard to get out of the bottle and because it's so sheer it needs to be layered with another shade to work. The hearts don't sit flat on the nail either which makes them easy to fall/pick off!

26 comments:

  1. I bought Nothin' Mousey Bout It, and I really dislike it too! Once it's on it looks really pretty, but I just struggle to get the hearts out. I tried putting them on again last night and by trying to push the heart flat I managed to take the coloured undercoat off my nail. Not good!

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

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  2. I know this isn't really a relative comment but I love your duvet cover! I need to hunt it down next time I'm in Primark! Great post as always xx

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  3. I was thinking about getting a clarasonic for christmas but I mightn't bother now as it is so expensive!

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  4. not tried any of these and I don't think I will. Interesting hearing your thought son the Clarisonic, it sounds like the sort of thing that wouldn't work for my skin either. Shame about the OPI it looks gorgeous in the bottle !

    xx


    http://2wanderlust.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm so surprised you didn't like the Clarisonic as I've seen so many people rave about it. The purging stage really doesn't sound too fun though haha. I really liked the look of the OPI varnish too but may give it a miss now considering how expensive it is for not a great product. I think you also missed out your review on the instant refresh pictured? unless I'm being blind! xx

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  6. 4 months on and I still cannot make my mind up about my clarisonic mia. Great interesting post as always :) x

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  7. I've never really understood the appeal of the Clarisonic - nice to see someone admitting openly that they didn't like it. oxo

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  8. i dont like the eye liner and eye makeup remover either ! x

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  9. I'm with Alice here. I was wondering whether I should buy it, too. But the hefty price tag and a few bad reviews (among a ton of good ones) helped me to decide against buying it. Every time when I read a negative opinion, I am happy that haven't bought it.

    I also have sensitive skin and it feels and looks at its best when I use good skin care products and don't clean it too often and too much. So, no Clarisonic Mia for me either.

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  10. I agree completely about Nothing Mousy 'bout It, it took so long to get more than one heart on to the nail I gave up :( I wanted to love it too! x

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  11. I also really dont like the OPI Nothing Mousy 'Bout it. I used it, and by the end of the day I was so fed up with the hearts catching on things because they dont sit flat I picked it off!
    Massively annoying!

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  12. Ohh this is good to hear i was thinking about buying the calrisonic but may need to do a bit more research x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. its always great to hear an honest opinion :)

    xjoedix.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I find these kind of post so healpful, thankyou! Now I know what gel liner i should try first! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I agree I "try" to only post products I find are worth the money but sometimes it is hard when something really disappoints you! I had bought the no name version of the clarisonic and i am glad i did I don't find the electric brush makes a total difference in my skin care i know it is "not the same" but the feeling is and I just wouldn't use it as much as I thought I would.

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  16. We had Nothin' Mousie Bout It where I worked & whenever I would do a manicure I'd have to take the time to individually dab on each heart. Such a pain. Also have the eyeliner & have never used it other than to swatch it on my hand. Fail.

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  17. loving these kind of posts, to know what not to invest in ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. So annoying that the Botanics range has completely changed, only thing I like is the Rosewwater Toning Spritz!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Glad I'm not the only one who didn't like the Tresemme dry shampoo

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  20. I completely agree with you about the Boots Botanics eye makeup remover! I'm so disappointed that they changed it. Why try and fix what isn't broken!?!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  21. I can't stand when make up removers leave a greasy film especially on my eyelids! Bioderma all the way :)

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com

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  22. I agree with all of this! I hated the eyeliner, the nail polish and decided I didn't need a clarisonic if it's just effectively an exfoliator! x

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I love these posts!! I'm so sad that you didn't like the Clarisonic. x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

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  24. Never thought the Clarasonic was worth it! x

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  25. Wish there was a genuine review on the Clarisonic like yours, before I bought it. Mine broke me out like made a year ago and I've had to deal with the horrible scars it left me. Like you I refused to believe it wouldn't work for me. Alas, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is the way to go. :) much love to your blog! <3 love your style xx

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  26. Wish there was a genuine review on the Clarisonic like yours, before I bought it. Mine broke me out like made a year ago and I've had to deal with the horrible scars it left me. Like you I refused to believe it wouldn't work for me. Alas, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is the way to go. :) much love to your blog! <3 love your style xx

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