Being part of the beauty blogging community means constant product raves and temptations to purchase new ones. There are however some products that you spend some money on and they just dont do anything for you- those dont get talked about that much, so i shall be giving them some much deserved attention in this post.
Quick note: I have nothing against these brands, some of the brands make amazing products- these are just individual ones that did not work for me.
1. Body Shop Shimmering bronzer stick
I wasnt convinced on this in the TBS store, but the sales woman convinced my mom about how this will give her a “bronze glow” to her body and she fell for it hook, line and sinker. It costed Rs 1095 which is A LOT of money for that elusive bronze glow.
Why i dont like it- It is nothing but a glass tube containing gold/copper glitter, there is no “bronzeness” or colour or sheen in this. Its just cheap glitter- you can go to a crafts store and buy that for 10 bux! Very dissapointing
2. Nivea Pinkish Boost SPF15
This is a relatively cheap product so it didnt burn too much of a hole in my pocket, but any money wasted is a bit of a heartburn.
Why i dont like it– The colour is a barbie doll pink which is nice to look at but it looks completely artificial on my darker lips, it doesnt blend in to my lip colour but stands out like i am obviously wearing a lip balm (not in a good way) and it doesnt moisturize enough for me either. This will probably be great for people with naturally pink lips, as this goes on very sheer with hints of barbie doll esque pinkness
|Pic from alibaba.com
I bought this for two reasons- one, the packaging was sleek and it seemed like a lot of product in there. Two, and more importantly, it said coconut and vanilla on the bottle- two words which will immediately make me jump up and take notice.
Why i dont like it: I dont know why it says coconut and vanilla on the bottle when it actually smells nothing, NOTHING like it. It smells of nothing actually- the only thig the smell remind me of is those tiny shampoo bottles you get in hotels?. Plus it severely dries out my already dry hair- so major disapointment. I have to say though that this might work for you if you have oily hair with a lot of residue build up- because this does manage to remove build up, its just not for me cos its overly drying.
4.Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation
Maybelline is my favourite drugstore brand, but i think they messed up horribly with this one. The foundation is a “whipped” consistency of cream making it easy to blend in etc. Why i dont like it: It gives me a completely cakey look to the face, and stands out artificially, plus this broke me out and i dont even have sensitive skin. Finding a match for my skin was difficult as well and i just didnt enjoy putting this on my face- it just seemed grainy and cheap quality. I know a lot of people love this product but it just didnt do anything for me. I do own the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach satin and thats much better than the foundation
5.Revlon Street Wear Satin Smooth Lip Balm :
This was one of the mistakes you make when yr a “make up ” virgin. You get taken in by the cool advertisements on tv and all the bright purple displays.
Why i dont like it : This thing is like wax in a lipstick case. Its like putting a grainy melted candle on your lips that is neither moisturizing not flattering to wear. The colour is a bright pink- red (another mistake as a make up virgin-picking up only pink shades),but honestly its just an aweful consistency and the colour just kind of drags on and is streaky.. Ugh.