Monday, 12 January 2015

Disappointing Products

I think I'm becoming fussy in my old age. I've been finding myself increasingly underwhelmed and straight up disappointed by so many products lately. What better way to moan about them than through a post! 

Herbal Essences Nearly Naked Dry Shampoo:

I got this in Boots when I was in Dublin because I'd forgotten to bring my shampoo and conditioner with me and there was no way I was using the hotel "conditioning shampoo". It was on sale for €1.99 so I decided to get it. All I can say is I'm thankful I was only on second day hair because if it had been truly greasy, I would have had to go wash this gunk out. It made my hair sticky and it looked and felt so greasy! If I had of just left it the way it was, it would have looked fine. This did the opposite of what dry shampoo should. I think it would make an okay texturising spray but I will NEVER be using this again.

Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette:

I got this when Wet n Wild first launched in Ireland. I really like the Catrice All Round concealer palette and this looked very similar so I wanted to give it a try. 

The formula of the pink and green correctors is very creamy but a little too creamy. It creases and cakes and looks a mess. The concealer is the wrong shade for any human I've ever encountered. It literally looks like a cream contour shade in real life. I love the idea of including a highlighter but it's gritty and just doesn't blend in well. Overall, this was a waste of money but it did come in handy for Halloween makeup.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+:

I really didn't get on with this at all. I have mainly dry skin so to even cover my face I had to squeeze out half the tube! It's also meant to help clear up your skin... It broke me out. After a couple of days of not using it, my skin calmed down completely. You guys know how much I adore the Effaclar Gel Face Wash so you can imagine my disappointment when this didn't work for me. 

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette:

I got this before they released the new range of shades but after my experience with it, I wouldn't even be bothered trying the others. The bronzer is bright orange, it looks awful against my skintone. The blush is quite pretty in the pan but on my face is another story. The highlighter is okay but I'd much rather reach for a different one. I looked like a creepy China doll when I used all three of these together even after using a light hand and blending them all at the end. 

Ziaja SenSitiVe Micellar Water:

I recently mentioned the Ziaja SenSitiVe moisturisers in my 2014 Favourites so I am quite a fan of the range. I got the Micellar Water free with the day cream which  means I didn't actually waste my money on it. I find it isn't strong enough to get through the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer or a long wearing lipstick. As for eye makeup, AVOID! It stings like nothing I've ever experienced before. I makes my eye area red and irritated and it burns so much that I've actually ended up on the bathroom floor, squeezing my eyes until the pain passed and I could see again. The only reason the bottle is almost empty is that I've been using it to get the bulk of my face makeup off before cleansing. I probably won't finish it though and I sure won't be repurchasing it! 

I'll stop giving out now! Have any of you tried any of these products? What did you make of them?
Let me know what products have seriously let you down recently!

Thanks for reading! :) 


  1. I have one of the naked flushed palettes and really didn't like it. Didn't suit my skin tone and made my skin look really old!!! I haven't tried anything else on your list so will be avoiding xx

    1. I'm glad I'm not alone, everyone seems to love them!! Avoid them all at all costs hahaha xxxx


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