Saturday, March 9, 2013

Products I Regret Buying

Before I begin I would like to say that I don't own most of these items anymore because if I don't like something I normally chalk it up to it just not being for me and either give it away or throw it out. That being said, if any of these products work great for you or are something you can't live without, that is awesome and I am so happy for you. I bought these with high hopes that I would love them too.

So lets get to it!
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1. Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream // Normal/Oily SPF 15 - $13.99

This face cream. UGH. So I went into Target hoping to buy my regular Aveeno face moisturizer that works just fine for my oily-combination and slightly acne prone skin but they were out of the regular one and only had the SPF one. Nope. SPF is guaranteed to make my face break out in a thousand cystic zits and make my skin super oily. No thank you. So I ended up getting suckered into talking to the Boots rep while she told me about all of their "hypo-allergenic" and oil free face creams that wouldn't cause acne and would make my face so soft and blah blah blah and she told me my foundation was too pink for my skintone and was just overall sort of rude. Anyways, so I ended up taking home a pot of SPF "hypo-allergenic" face moisturizer that I hoped wouldn't make my skin breakout. HAH. I used it for maybe a week and woke up with three huge cystic pimples boiling and painful under my skin. I STILL have a dark spot from the worst one on my cheek. It took me three months for it to flatten back down to normal and now I'm looking for something to help get rid of the discoloration it caused. Basically what I'm saying is if your skin is sensitive to SPF products or acne prone or just fickle, don't use this. Please don't. It's been almost 6 months and I am still paying the price.

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2. Philosophy 'Animal Cracker' Shower Gel - $16.50

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I'd used my sister's 'Red Velvet' Shower Gel when I was visiting my parents house once and remembered really liking it so when I saw the bottle of pink 'Animal Cracker' Shower Gel, I didn't think twice about buying it once I'd smelled it. I LOVE the smell and would still consider buying the lip gloss but I've had the shower gel close to a year and it just sits in the shower and I use it occasionally because I can't bring myself to throw away a $16.50 bath product especially since it smells so good. The thing that bothers me the most about it is that any time I use it, I find my skin feels really dry and it makes me break out if I use it for an extended period of time (like more than four days in a row). Needless to say, I won't be re-purchasing it.

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3. Juicy Couture 'Couture Couture' Perfume Rollerball - $19

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This was honestly just an impulse buy that didn't go my way. I sniffed it in Sephora and really liked it (which is strange because it's not a smell I would normally like) and wore it for a couple weeks and forgot about it completely. I picked it up last week and smelled it and realized that it must be the perfume of someone I know that I just can't stand. Basically I just regret purchasing it but I don't think the perfume is crappy or anything. Just not for me.

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4. TOCCA 'Stella' Hand Cream - $8

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Ok, so I love my 'Stella' perfume and so when I saw the hand cream in Anthropologie, I thought it would be perfect as a hand lotion for my purse. I smelled it in the store and it smelled like a lighter version of the perfume but didn't think to actually try using it because I figured it would smell stronger on my hands than in the bottle. Not so. I got home and put it on my hand and it smelled like....nothing. I'll keep it and use it since it works fine as a hand lotion but it's not what I was wanting. I don't know if maybe I just got a defective batch since other people seem to like it but I won't be re-purchasing this.

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5. bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - $22
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I had been looking for a more high end face powder that would provide a little bit of SPF with very light feeling coverage. Taylor had just bought this bareMinerals powder and really liked it so I thought I would give it a go. I tried it a few times and just didn't like the way it felt on. It felt like it was drying my face out but also making it look greasy after an hour or so and the light lemon smell just didn't agree with me at all. Normally I love lemon scents but this smelled off to me. I'm also wary of anything with SPF in it because often times it will make my face break out really bad. So after giving it a couple more tries, I gave it to Taylor since she likes it so much. Back to my drugstore face powder.

So there ya go, I don't mind being a negative nancy. I watch a LOT of youtube reviews and I always love "regret" themed beauty videos because it's nice to see that I'm not the only person who occasionally buys something they just don't like. And it always bothers me when they're like "normally I try to be really positive and only review things I like because I don't want to be negative"--sigh, You're not being negative. You paid money for something and you didn't like it. I think negative reviews are just as important and beneficial as positive reviews. Anyways, I'll get off of my soapbox. Let me know if there's something on here you also just didn't like or if you really loved it. Maybe I was just using them wrong or something.


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