I Wish I Hadn’t Purchased _____

November 12, 2015

I think sometimes it can be helpful to understand why a product didn’t work for someone. So today rather than raving on about something I’m loving at the moment, I decided to dig through my collection of beauty items and write about the ones currently collecting dust. In other words, they’re are some things I just shake my head at and ask ‘why did I buy it?’

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Maybe it’s my limp hair at fault here, but this spray did nothing for me other than add lots of crunch. Seriously…I couldn’t even run my fingers through my hair but my strands were still stick straight. On the bright side, it smells like coconut-y goodness.

Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers Eau De Parfum

I went through a serious Ed Hardy phase several years ago. I had it all: the bling-y hat, graphic jewelry, ‘sitting shoes’ because they’re too high to walk in (yes I’ve tried…and failed miserably) and this perfume. The bottle is cool, but I don’t even like the scent. We all know how this ends…a phase is a phase and eventually I grew out of my Ed Hardy loving days.

LUSH Shimmy Shimmy Solid Body Tint

I’ve had this little guy for years now, but put it to use only a handful of times. It’s similar to LUSH’s massage bars, which are a huge hit in my books, but Shimmy Shimmy is chock-full of iridescent glitters. I won’t lie – I bought this during my single, club-hopping days because I thought it would make my skin look beautiful as I danced under the laser lights. I was under the impression that the shimmer would be subtle, but instead I looked more like a sparkling disco ball than a glimmering diva. Plus, the chunks of glitter were super harsh and abrasive on my skin.

I believe this product is a different shape now, so maybe it has been reformulated too.

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara Waterproof Carbon Black

I have a habit of picking items up at the drugstore and tossing them in my basket before analyzing to make sure it’s what I want. I bought the waterproof version of this mascara by accident. The regular formula is incredible and probably my favourite mascara ever, but the waterproof kind failed to lengthen and thicken my lashes. It just isn’t the same. Tip: Never trust description tags on the rack. Always double check the product’s packaging before making your purchase. 

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in 05 Bonfire

The colour is really gorgeous. But when I wear this lip product it seems to travel to every edge of my face. I end up looking like The Joker by the end of the day. In my opinion, it’s just a little too thick and slippery.

I’ve said this over and over again…just because something was a miss for me, does not mean it can’t be a hit for you. These are just my personal opinions. But I hope this post is also a reminder to make you think twice…maybe five times…before purchasing something. Do you really need it? Will it be put to good use?


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