Dec 19, 2016

Products I Regret Purchasing

I love trying out new products, but sadly not all of them are winners. Today I'm sharing 8 different products that I regret purchasing. Read below to find out why they didn't work for me!

I tried this one out back during the summer and I hated it! I think I used it a total of 3 times before giving up on ever liking it. It's a very greasy lotion that takes forever to rub in. Once it gets rubbed into your skin, it never feels like your skin is soaking up the continues to feel like it's sitting on top of your skin. Yuck! Next summer I'll definitely be trying a new after tanning lotion. 

I purchased this one the same time I bought the after tanning lotion. I mainly decided on these two products because of their smell and while they smell exactly like summer, I did not have luck with either of these products. This one in particular felt disgusting when I applied it to my lips. It had SPF 30 and I'm always looking for a high SPF for my lips while I tan because my lips are super sensitive to the sun. This chapstick felt like it got melted by the sun and became stickier and stickier. It was a definite fail. 

I purchased this small size at Sephora after hearing about it from a Youtuber. It's very expensive so I got the small travel size to test it out. I'm glad I did because I ended up not liking it. The Youtuber (I cannot remember which one it was) said it was exactly like putting water on your face, but it left behind a sticky, oily residue on mine. I tried the Gardiner Cleansing Water from the drugstore and liked it much more...and it's tons cheaper!

Now, I LOVE this gel collection from Essie. The slanted bottles are fabulous when paired with the top coat. I'm in search of the perfect mauve/nude color and this one looks perfect in the bottle. When I applied it to my nails, however, it looked more purple and violet. 

I could never figure out this product. I did learn that I much prefer a powder highlighter rather than a liquid one. This just always looked streaky on my face. The packaging is gorgeous though, isn't it? 

Granted I did buy a shade that was too dark, but regardless of the color, I did not like this foundation. It did not work for my oily skin and always appeared thick and greasy. It also felt very heavy on my skin. 

I love St. Tropez Self Tanner! I usually use the white, classic shade, but when I read that the dark shade doesn't streak as much, I decided to try it out. I never really had a problem with the classic shade streaking, but sometimes my feet look a little dirty if I'm not careful. I tried the dark shade once and it was AWFUL! It was WAY too dark for me and as a result, it just looked muddy and dirty on my skin. I quickly switched back to the classic shade!

I've been using Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation and I LOVE it. I ran out one day and was in town near Ulta. I hated to go all the way across town to Belk just to buy foundation, so I decided to try out a new kind at Ulta. A friend said she had been loving the Born This Way foundation so I tried it. It felt really similar to Double Wear, but the longer I wore it, the more oily it got on my face. I tried applying a thinner layer and it looked like I wasn't wearing any makeup. It just wasn't the foundation for me. 

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Hopefully you had better luck than I did! :)

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