If you have followed me for a while you will know I buy tons and tons of beauty products every month. Most of the time I'm happy with my purchases, sometimes pleasantly surprised but every now and again i get a dud!!!
Here are the products that have disappointed me this year.
CoLab Dry Shampoo - I had read so many rave reviews about this but was left disappointed. I bought the Paris scent and the London one but neither of them worked. If I use this in the morning my hair is oily again by lunch time and I have absolutely no volume... basically it just didn't do anything for my hair. I thought it was just me but my sister came in as I was photographing these products and she agreed with my review!!! So it a big no from us!!!
St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan - I can honestly say this was the worst €20 I have ever spent. So how this works is after washing yourself you turn off the water and put this on... you then have to wait in the cold for 3 minutes before rinsing it off. You can't rinse your hands for them three minutes so there is a risk they will turn brown, the water dripping from your hair leaves streaks and its just weird and very cold standing in your shower for what feels like an hour!!!! Don't waste your money, wait until you get out of the shower into a nice warm room and use your favourite tan.
L'Oreal Elvive Extraordiary Oil in Cream Nourishing Leave in Cream - This was just blah!!!! I could never find a happy medium between either using too much and ending up with greasy hair or not using enough and having no effect at all. It was only €6 from Boots so no real harm done but I won't be buying it again.
Botanics All Bright Eye Makeup Remover - I used to love this stuff but this one was very oily leaving a residue around my eyes and I ended up having to use at least double the amount to remove my eye makeup.
I am addicted to mascara and buy one nearly every week. So out of the 52 I buy every year there are bound to be disappointing ones. Thankfully I have been pretty lucky but I wasn't a major fan of the NYC Big Curl (it was very wet and took ages to dry), Essence I Love Extreme (this was too dry and flaky), Rimmel Scandaleyes Extreme (didn't do anything for my lashes), No.7 Dramatic Lift mascara (ah ya there was no lift in this one and it cost €18.50!!!!) and Catrice Glam & Doll Volume (didn't get the hype around this one). These will all be going to my nieces/goddaugher....
Cailyn BB Fluid Touch Compact - There was huge hype around the release of these products so I finally gave in and bought the BB cream and the O Wow foundation brush. I LOVE the brush however the BB cream didn't knock my socks off. My main problem is that the lightest shade available (in Ireland) is Sandstone and for most of us pale Irish girls this is still too dark. Plus I found it to oxidise on my skin so it got at least one shade darker after application. So please Cailyn Ireland if you are reading this can you get the Porcelain shade over here asap!!!!
SoSu Nail Polishes - These were a huge release for Ireland's No. 1 Blogger Suzanne Jackson earlier this year. However I am not a lover of them...Don't get me wrong the colour range is amazing however they all chipped on me within 2 or 3 days. I used a good top & base coat on all shades but to no avail!!!! Sorry Sue!!!! I proobably will buy more colours though because the pigment/colours are great but I won't be expecting it to last 7 days!!!!
So that's it!!! What products have your been disappointed with in 2015?
I will be doing a 2015 favourites soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!!!!
Thank you all for reading and all your lovely messages throughout the year.
Wishing you all the most magical of Christmases (is Christmases a word???)
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!