Products I regret buying

Monday, 26 January 2015

 So you buy a beauty product, you can't wait to use it.....then it goes and breaks your heart. Don't  you just hate that?! I know I do... so without further ado here are products I regret buying.

Essie Muchi, Muchi

This is such a pretty shade in it's bottle but unfortunately that is where it should it's bottle. As sadly, the formula is just plain awful: sheer, watery and takes three coats to be opaque. Three coats! Ain't nobody got time for that. Such a shame as I bought this especially to wear to a job interview, needless to say I did not end up wearing it.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

I don't dislike this product, but the smell is just far too strong for me. It contains Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedarwood Atlas. The strong scent is so overpowering.....its like my hands have been drenched in lime juice! In hindsight I should have tried it out in a Aesop counter before I bought it. If you're like me and are a bit funny with scents, try and get a sample first before you part with your hard-earned cash.

Although this hand balm leaves my hands feeling soft, I just find it too expensive for what it is and feel it does not warrant the high-price tag especially as I have tried hand creams from the drugstore that have been more hydrating.

 Origins Drink-up Intensive overnight mask

This mask is one of the most raved about skincare products in the blogging world, that I thought it was going to be MAGIC. It soooo wasn't. Origins claim that this mask will quench skin's thirst, while it is hydrating it also irritated my skin big time! When I have read reviews of this mask people say slather it on, don't listen to that advice I REPEAT DON'T LISTEN. Because I did apply a lot of this mask and that's probably why my skin got so irritated but trust me you don't a need a huge amount of this product because it's a thick- textured mask and a little bit goes a long way. Oh and about the scent? It's just ok and definitely not as amazing as everyone says it is, in my opinion.

Recently, I was reading Paula Begoun's website, Beautypedia, and she doesn't rate this mask at all in fact she gave it a poor rating, stating that "this product has high amounts of fragrant oils that are potent skin irritants." She also goes on to say that this isn't a mask to wear overnight or even for a few minutes. Wow. Wish I read that before I slapped this dreadful mask on. I should have known better to be honest, because I never have luck with Origins products but I thought this one would be different. How wrong I was. My advice would be to stay away from this mask if you have sensitive skin......or skin in general for that matter.

Ok, now its your turn. Any products you've been bitterly disappointed by that I should know about?


  1. Ugh. I hate buying stuff and then being disappointed - it happens far more often than it should! I also share your frustration with nail polishes that require more than 2 coats. Who does actually have time for that?!

    -Rachel ¦¦ a nesting nomad

    1. I know right? It's so annoying especially when a product is hyped up to the point where you feel like you need the damn thing in your life lol!

  2. Essie can be so hit and miss when it comes to their pastel pinks. I have a couple which are how you describe Muchi Muchi; way too sheer and take at least three coats. It's a shame because Essie are usually so good and have some beautiful colours!

    Chelle x

    1. You're right their pastel pink colours are difficult to apply - Fiji is also the same beautiful shade but a biatch to apply lol!

  3. I hate to be disappointed, I really do! But I love posts like these because it's a side we need to share too. I think I have a problem with hydrating masks in general, as every sample I've tried irritated my skin. Now I want to try the La Roche Posay one because their products agree with my skin and I want to see if that does it too! :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

    1. I totally agree with you I like posts like this too. Oh no such a shame about the hydrating masks irritating your skin but hopefully the La Roche Posay one works for you! :) xx