Disappointing buys of 2013

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Well hello there, 
firstly I would like to apologize that my schedule is all over the place, I had a few issues at Uni, but today I finished my classes for the first semester so hopefully, I'll be back to my usual Tuesday, Friday, Sunday schedule. 
Since the last few posts were all about the best products of 2013, it's now time to show you some of the worst ones. As you all know, these are just the products that didn't work for me; you, on the other hand, may be in love with them. 
I already did two posts about the products that I regret buying a few months back, you can see them here and here, but I managed to accumulate a few more. 

First I'll mention a few products that I couldn't photograph because I already threw them away or I have them in my apartment in Ljubljana.

1. Olay/Olaz Essentials Double Action Nourishing & Regenerating Sensitive night cream:
The first thing that I didn't like about it was the consistency. I like my night creams to be very rich and thick so that they feel really nourishing and moisturising. This one is very light, almost watery like and it sinks into the skin in no-time, which would be great for a day cream. When I used it, my skin felt like I haven't even put any moisturiser on, I had dry patches in the morning, my cheeks were very red and after a few days it broke me out. 
A big no-no for me.

2. Maybelline Baby lips Peach Kiss:
I picked this one up a while back with the Cherry me version, which I absolutely love, but this one is a complete opposite. I hate the smell of it and I hate the glitters in it. I gave it to my sister, but she actually threw it away because she said that she thought something was wrong with it, because it smelled so bad. I know a lot of people love this one, but I really didn't like it.

3. Morrocanoil:
One of Slovenian magazines had a sample of Morrocanoil included and of course I had to pick it up because I heard so many great things about it and was actually thinking of buying it when I run out of the Orofluido oil. I'm so glad I tried the sample first, because I don't like it. In my opinion the smell of it is very weird, nothing compares to the delicious smell of Orofluido, but I could get over the smell if it didn't make my hair crazy frizzy. 



4. Olay Total effects eye, Eye transforming cream: 
I'm a sucker for trying eye creams that would help with my under eye circles and this one was one of them. I don't like it because it made my eyes puffy, which they never are, and if I applied it close to my water line it made my eyes so itchy that I had to go and wash it off. I actually can't wait to throw this away.

5. Afrodita hydra thermal eye cream against first wrinkles anti dark circles and puffiness:
This one is not that bad, but I was disappointed with it because my hopes were very high since I love Afrodita's night creams and it didn't delivered. I think that if you have dry under eyes, this would be for you because it's very hydrating and it seriously seemed to be a never ending cream, but it didn't do anything for my dark circles, which are currently my main problem. 



6. Nivea antiperspirant Invisible for black and white:
I've tried a lot of deodorants from Nivea and I loved all of them, except this one. It claims to leave no white marks, to be anti-yellow staining and to last 48h. Of course I don't know why anyone would need their deodorant to last that long, but this one didn't even last 6h on me and don't even get me started on the ''no white marks'' because it stained all of my shirts.

7. Neutrogena norwegian formula hand cream:
I needed a new hand cream for my bag and decided to buy this one, because I like Neutrogena's body lotions. It supposed to be unscented, instant relief of dry, chapped hands, just a dab needed. I think none of this things it's true. It has this weird smell, it's a gel like consistency that doesn't sinks into the skin quickly and when it finally does, it leaves a sticky layer on your hand. I also don't think it works well with chapped hands.


8. Essence 2in1 eyeliner pen:
I like this one because it's very black, it's long lasting and the thin part of the pen is very good, but I'm including it here, because it's almost completely dried up and I only used it a few times. I think I used the thick part two or three times and it's all dried up. Even though it's very cheap, I don't think it's worth the money.

9. Essence Get big! lashes 3 triple black mascara:
I did a first impression on this mascara, you can read it here. I still agree with everything I said there, even thought I've tried it many times. It just smudges so quickly and since then, it has dried up a little bit but it still doesn't do anything for my lashes.

10. Essence I♥stage eyeshadow base: 
Another product that a lot of people really like, but I didn't get along with. The main thing I can't stand about it, is the colour. It's this weird orangey shade that looks ridiculous on me, it looks like I have some kind of a disease or something. I also don't find it to make my eyeshadows last longer, because they start creasing after 3h or so. 



11. Labello lip butter Vanilla&Macadamia:
I love the smell of this, but I just wish it would be more moisturising. I don't see myself repurchasing this when I eventually use it up. 

12. Avon Glimmerstick diamonds eye liner in Emerald glow:
I honestly don't even remember why I bought this one. Again, I really dislike the colour. I would like it if it was a true emerald shade, but this one looks like green mixed with black and those glitters just make everything look even worse.


Essence I♥stage base and Avon eye liner


What were your disappointing buys in 2013?

S. 

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32 komentarji

  1. Od omenjenih sem preizkusila 2 izdelka, Essence bazo, ki meni super ustreza, in Moroccanoil, ki se tudi meni zdi precej slab. V bistvu sem ogromno pričakovala od njega, ker so ga ljudje tako hvalili, ampak me je potem precej razočaral. Glede vonja se strinjam, tudi meni ni všeč.

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    1. Res nevem zakaj je tako v zvezde kovan ta Moroccanoil ja, drugače pa super da ti je baza všeč, sama sem tudi mislila da mi bo vredu, pa mi na žalost ni :)

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  2. Ta baby lips je tudi mene malo razočarala, moja sicer lepo diši, ampak me motijo te bleščice. Isto se mi je zgodilo z Essence eyelinerjem, le da se je meni posušil tanjši del.

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    1. Moja ma pa res čudn vonj, zdaj pa ne vem al sem naletela na kako čudno, al pa mi samo ta vonj ni všeč :) No sej moj tanjši del bo tudi kmalu ves suh :)

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  3. meni je tale neutrogena tudi grozna, medtem ko moja sestrična prvai, da svoje roke zaupa samo neutrogeni :P. pa essence pen in baza tudi.

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    1. Super, da nisem edina. Sej se mi zdi, da si tudi ti pisala o tem eyelinerju ne? :)

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  4. Opa, manjša napakica v prejšnjem postu.. Kreme od Neutrogene nisem vzela, sem pa razmišljala o losjonu, kakšen se ti zdi? :)

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    1. Losjoni so meni super od Neutrogene, res hranljivi in mi odgovarjajo. Poskusi, mogoče bo tudi tebi všeč :)

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  5. Tud meni je morrocanoil tak krnekaj, sicer je vredu olje ampak preveč "over hyped" . sicer pa meni ful lepo diši :)
    Labello lip butter sem pa enakega mnenja :)
    Te essence maskare pa meni tud niso nvm kaj, čeprav so tolko puncam všeč.

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    1. Js sm res vesela, da sem najprej sprobala ta vzorček, in da nisem kar kupila ta velike verzije :) Drugače sem pa pri maskarah sama kr zbirčna, tako da meni je veliko teh hyped maskar zanič :)

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  6. Se strinjam glede vonja Morrocanoil. Meni ni kaj pretirano všeč, ampak efekt mi je pa ok. Je pa Orofluido odličen in cenejši :).

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    1. Meni je Orofluido res zakon, čeprav bi pa rada sprobala še tega L'orealovega :)

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  7. Zdaj vem kaj ne smem kupiti:) Meni je pa Moroccan oil všeč. Izgledajo lepši lasje, pa tudi vonj me nekaj ne moti preveč, je pa mogoče res preveč intenziven za moj okus. Ta Nivea Black and White pa je po mojem mnenju najbolj zgrešeno oglaševanje. Oglašuje, da ne pušča sledi in kaj naredi? Pušča sledi.:))

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    1. Mogoče bi ti pa kaj bilo všeč ;) Meni pa res naredi takšne čudne lase, ne glede na to ali ga nanesem na mokre ali suhe...Se pa čist strinjam za deodorant :)

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  8. Zanimivo! Glede Essence izdelkov, ki jih imaš v objavi se popolnoma strinjam! Katastrofa..
    xoxo Marcela
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    1. Bomo v prihodnje morale biti bolj pazljive pri nakupih ;)

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  9. LOVE the honesty of this post. Its so refreshing to be warned away from products! It sucks that you came across SO many! Gosh. I'd say mine was hydraluron. I was allergic to it! I know its a travesty! :( xx

    Throwmesomethingbeautiful

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    1. It always makes me happy to read comments like these, since I'm always sceptical when it comes to writing negative reviews...Yeah, I need to be more careful and not just buy the things that look good to me, but hey, at least I have something to write about :)
      Oh, that's horrible...

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  10. pd teh tukaj sem sprobala labello lip butter, essence bazo za senčila in nivea deodorant. Z deodorantom sem tudi jaz bila zelo razočarana, fleki na majicah, namesto svežega vonja pa m je biu vonj res grozen. :/
    mi je balzam lip butter fuuul všeč. :) živ dokaz, da niso vsi izdelki za vsakega odlični. a jaz sme čisto nora nanj, naredi res lepe ustnice, mehke, sveže, krasen vonj... popoln izdelek zame. :D
    tudi nad bazo za senčila sem kar navdušena moram reči. čeprav tudi na meni pušča nekoliko oranžen ton in moram vzeti res res malo, da ne zgledam čudno. :)
    mi je pa všeč, ker so senčila drugače res obstojna.

    sem pa hotela kupiti eno teh neutrogena krem za roke in sedaj ko vidim, da nisi zadovoljna, me je kar minilo. :)) bom raje kakšno drugo poskusila.

    super blogec. xoxo

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    1. Ja ljudje smo res odlični, je pa super slišat, da ti izdelki odgovarjajo in jih boš za razliko od mene, vsaj porabila :)
      Lip butter ima pa res krasen vonj, in bi ga verjetno še enkrat kupila samo zaradi tega, edino želela bi si, da bi bil malce bolj vlažilen :)

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  11. Meni tudi Moroccan Oil ni všeč. Se mi zdi da je ful pregost/pretežek za moje lase. Mi je pa zelo všeč eyeshadow base od Essence. :)

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    1. Vidim, da nam večinoma ta Morrocanoil res ni odgovarjal. Zanimivo, da ga večina bloggerk tako hvali :)

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  12. Hm, moje razočaranje leta pa je bil nakup Essence longlasting šminke, sem izbrala zgrešen odtenek za mojo polt (hladno rdečo, Dear to wear, 03), pa ni ravno obstojna.. ampak je bil vsaj poceni nakup... tako da ni tako grozno ;)

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    1. Tega odtenka sicer sama nimam, imam pa par ostalih, ki so mi super :) Meni je tudi vendo lažje, če je stvar, ki mi ni všeč poceni :)

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  13. Meni tudi ta labello ni preveč ušeč. Super diši, ampak ne opravi svoje naloge :S

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    1. Res škoda ne? Če bi bil še dovolj vlažilen, bi bil res super :)

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  14. Great post! Too bad these products didn't work out for you!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, yeah it sucks, but at least I can share my experience with you :)

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  15. Too bad these products didn't work out for you! :)
    I loved reading this post!
    xx

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    1. Well it happens, right? Glad that you liked it :)

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  16. Great post. It's just as important to know what's not recommended as it is to know what people do recommend.

    Ray | Obey Ray

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