Disappointing Products #1

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A fact about me; I love reading or hearing about the products that are not great, maybe even a little bit more than about the products that work amazing. It's just great to know which products to avoid and why people don't like them. So I decided to show you some of the products that I still have (because I usually instantly throw them away) and that left me disappointed.
I'll do part one today and part two on Friday. So let's just hop in.


 Himalaya Herbals Nourishing skin cream: This cream is supposed to be a light and non-greasy cream for daily use, to help you keep your skin healthy and supple. It has Aloe vera, Winter cherry and Indian kino tree in it, and it can be used on you face, body and neck.
I got this in a set with the Himalaya face scrub that I use and  was very excited to try it, since I love their scrub and eye cream. Well, I don't like this. If you read what it claims to be, it sounds like the perfect match for my combination skin, but the truth is, it's not enough moisturising even for my oily T-zone. My skin feels very dry and dull when I use this and the cream also has a weird smell. 
I didn't want to throw it away, so I'm currently using it instead of a hand cream and it works pretty well. But it's still a disappointing products because who would really want to buy a face cream, just so that they could use it for their hands?

Lush Dream cream: This is a sample that the lady working in Lush gave me after we started talking about my sister's dry patches under her arms and legs. I already heard a lot of great things about it, so I was sure that it would be amazing and that I'll ran back to Lush for the full size in no time. The first thing I don't like about it, is the smell. I HATE how this cream smells, yuck. 
My sister used it and it made her dry patches extremely red and itchy, so she stopped using it. Then I gave it a go and was applying it on my dry elbows for days and it didn't make any difference. I had a tiny bit left and I forgot about it, but I found it a few days ago. On Friday I burned myself on the face with a curling iron and I had this red burned mark on my face that was very dry and the cream I was using to cure that, wasn't really helping, so I applied this instead and I noticed I the next day I noticed a massive difference. I've been using it for two days now, and the dry burned mark is almost compeltely gone. 
So again, this was a hit and miss for me, but again, I wouldn't buy the full size because for me, it didn't do what it claims to do.

Nivea In-shower body milk: I have the one with almond milk that is supposed to be for dry skin. I bought the full size, because I forgot that I signed up for a free sample (stupido) but I was just so thrilled to hear about the concept of this product that I knew I had to buy it. 
The product is like heaven for all of us who get extremely lazy when it comes to applying body lotions. But the only downside is that it's not moisturising enough. Of course, after you shower your skin will feel soft and moisturised, but unfortunately this feeling is going to disappear after a few hours. At least for me it did.
But it does have some positive sides; your skin doesn't feel greasy after applying this and you don't have to wait for the product to sink into your skin. Which comes extremely handy when you want to put your clothes on the second you leave the shower or if your going out and you don't want to have that sticky, greasy feeling that some body lotion give you. I also love the typical Nivea scent, so that's a bonus also. And the tube is humongous. But I think that for the price of this, you can get body lotions that really do their job right.


Next up are two hair products.
Balea Extra power hair spray: I don't even remember when I bought this, I think it was for a trip or something because it's a travel size product. It should be extra strong and it should keep your hair in place for 24 hours. Well, it doesn't. When I spray this on my hair, it's like I wouldn't do nothing at all. I rarely use hair sprays, but when I do use them, I really want them to hold my hair in place, especially if I have curls. The funny thing is, that this doesn't really hold your curls or anything for that matter, but it does make your hair crunchy and sticky. Into the bin it goes.

Lee Stafford Original dry shampoo for oily roots: It supposed to refresh, revitalise and clean your hair. At first I thought that I really liked this and that it did something for my hair, but after awhile I figured out that the only thing that it did, was give me an itchy scalp and dandruff. It gives your hair some volume, but it doesn't really help with the oily roots and it's very white, so when I used it on my sister's dark hair, it looked like she was flour-bombed.

So here is the first part of my disappointing products. The second one is going to be makeup related.

Hope you enjoyed reading this.

S.
 

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14 komentarji

  1. It's a shame about these products. At least there's positives to some, like the Dream Cream from Lush!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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    1. It happens and you're right :)

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  2. Jaz imam pa mini Balein lak za lase za volumen, ki sicer ne zlima lase, ampak isto ne drži dovolj. Imam raje mini L'Orealovega Elnett za sabo. Tega Baleinega imam pa za spricat lasnice, da bolj držijo in ne padajo z las.
    Ta Nivea In-Shower milk mi pa sploh ni všeč ideja, pa čeprav veliko ljudi pravi, da je kul.

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    1. U dober nasvet, bom sprobala :) Ma meni je ideja super, ampak žal ne deluje dobro :D

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  3. Od tega sem poskusila Himalaya kremo pa, čeprav ni najboljša kar sem jih imela, mi je v redu in mi ful diši... Pa Lee Stafford suhi šampon mi je tudi super, čeprav je pa res da ta verzija ni za temne lase - saj kakor vem imajo posebno verzijo še za rjave lase, ki je verjetno temnejša.

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    1. Moj nos je čudo in pol kar se tiče vonjav :) Ta suhi šampon sem pa ravno zaradi dobrih ocen kupila, pa mi tudi ne ustreza :/ :)

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  4. uuu super blogec. :) tega od nivea imam tudi jaz. :;D

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    1. Hvala Nina..Pa si zadovoljna z njim?

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  5. Od tega sem preizkusila samo Balein lak za lase, ampak se ne spomnim več, kako mi je bil všeč, ker je bilo to že en čas nazaj in sem ga uporabljala ob redkih priložnostih, ker sem ga imela v študentu. Drugače pa ostalih še nisem probala.
    Moram pa reči, da mi je bila ta ideja o Niveinem In-shower Body Milk-u zelo čudna. Nekako mi ni jasno, kako naj bi bil dovolj vlažilen, če ga moraš sprati s sebe. Losijoni se itak vpijejo v kožo in jih ne spereš, dokler se naslednjič ne tuširaš.

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    1. Zanimivo je, da par ur po tem ko se stuširaš, je koža res super mehka in navlažena, kot da bi uporabil katerikoli drug losjon, ampak potem pa žal izgine. Škoda no :)

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  6. Tudi jaz imam Lee Stafford suhi šampon za temne lase, pa mi je ok, res pa, da sem ga kupila, ko je bil znižan (še vedno precej drag, 5€ al kolko?) in se mi zdi, da je cena čisto previsoka - tako super pa spet ni. Bolj uporabljam Balein Trend it up suhi šampon (zelena embalaža), trikrat cenejši je in opravi enako nalogo. Zanimivo, da na razpršilcu ostane enaka temna sled kot pri Lee Staffordu, ki je prav namenjen temnim lasem. Kako je z drugimi ne vem, probala sem pa Syossevega od prijateljice in sem imela enako mokaste lase, kot omenjaš pri sestri. Pri svetlih laseh gre, temnolaske se moramo bolj potrudit ;)

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    1. Res je drag ja, in tale od Syossa mi tudi ni bil všeč :) Bom še poskusila Baleinega, mogoče bo pa ta super :)

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  7. this sounds like great products!

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    1. I guess you didn't really read it :)

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