Monday, 29 July 2013

Products I Regret Buying #1

For the past few weeks I haven't really posted many beauty related posts, so it's about time I did! Although this isn't a review or a wishlist, it's something I've not posted before but still beauty related. I always find reading posts like this interesting, as it sometimes helps to make my mind up on a product I've been mulling over for a while, and sometimes I just like being nosey and seeing what people do and don't like!

First up is the Collection Colour Po Lip Lacquer. For years I've always been more of an eye make up girl, specifically jet black eye liner, but I've began buying quite a few lip products over the past 6 months or so. I picked this up on a whim really, as I thought I might get more wear out of a glossy lip product rather than matte in this weather. Basically, I didn't like it at all. The formula is so thick and gloopy, it feels like glue on the lips. This made it pretty difficult to apply too. I loved the colour when I first saw it, and think that if the formula was dramatically improved I'd think about trying it again.

Next is the Simple toner, and I was surprised that I disliked this! I've wrote about this before when I posted about a few products I'd bought from Simple, which you can read here. Although I love my eye make up remover and cleanser from Simple, me and the toner didn't get on. After use, it made my skin super blotchy with a breakout violently threatening to appear. I stopped use and my skin went back to normal, so I'm scared to try it out again!

This might be a bit of a controversial one, but I really regret buying the Rimmel Apocalips! I bought the shade Galaxy and really did not like it. The application was awful, it was too thick and using the applicator that was provided didn't help at all. I tried using my fingers which did help slightly, but it seemed that the colour 'bled' and ended up looking messy and as though I'd just applied it without looking in a mirror. Maybe in a little less of a bold colour, it might look better but I'm not risking buying it again just in case I have the same problems. Seems as though I don't really get on with lip lacquers?

Finally, there is a different kind of beauty product, Veet. I was speaking to some girls at the Manchester Blogger Meet Up about this, and it jogged my memory about how awful this product was and I knew I had to add it into this post! Basically, you apply the lotion while in the shower, leave it on for the stated time and then scrape it off with the remover provided. I used it on my legs and it's supposed to remove hairs as you take the lotion off, but it just doesn't work! I know hair removal etc isn't spoke about very often on blogs, but the majority of us girls do it so why not include it? It didn't cost an awful lot, but even so I wouldn't buy it again. I'd rather brave it and wax!

Have you tried and disliked any of these products?

Thanks for reading,

Amy x


  1. I wasn't too keen on the apocolips either! totally agree they are so sticky, I took it straight off and now it lives at the bottom of the drawer!

    Kerry | Makeup By Kerry

    1. I was so disappointed as so many people loved them! x

  2. Found you through the #fblchat this is such a great post! It's nice to see what to avoid rather than what people are potentially just promoting for freebies so thanks for this post!

    1. Thank you! I love the Twitter chats! I love seeing what to avoid when shopping for beauty products, saves you wasting money!

      Thanks again



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