Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Products I regret Buying 2009 Edition

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! and a great upcoming New Year.

Looking back in my make up collection I semiannually do a clean up of "reject" items I had purchased through the months and give away practically new items to anyone who wishes for them.
I am the kind of make up shopper that reads reviews, reads again, and then reads some more before finally picking up the items I *think* I want.

Here is my list for 2009 of things of which I thought were going to be great, and were just a flop. These are all just my personal opinion due to my experiences with the product.

In no particular :

L'occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm

Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick

I regret buying this because of the Shea butter this thing goes on so SHEER. I literally swipe the bottom of my lips 50 times then the top lip 50 more times to just "feel" the actual product. After all those swipes, it does not feel like I have a lot of stuff on, just feels like I finally got my balm on.
At first I was happy because the tube gives you a lot more than other brands o in terms of volume/product but I now can see why!

SK II Facial Treatment Essence

I regret buying this because it was DAMN expensive for not much result. At over $150 dollars retail you would expect the miracles it promises. I have heard you have to be patient...I have used this every night and some mornings since the beginning of October. I have yet to see any change. I am only 1/3 done with the bottle. Usually after a few weeks with no results on skin care I chuck things but I will DEF finish this up. Also when first applied can leave your skin feeling a little sticky-ish for like 2 minutes while absorbing.

MAC Blushes

M·A·C Blush

I like MAC MSF 's , I think they are nice highlighter products from MAC but MAC blushes, I think we have ended our relationship. MAC blushes are less expensive than other brands but I believe it is cheaper in price due to quality. Though they do have very pretty colors to choose from you have to swirl and put layer upon layer upon layer of the product to get an effect on some of their shades. Especially from the sheer line. (Hence the name, I understand...)
When I buy a blush I like to just barely tap my brush and get so much product due to high quality pigmentation that I have to be careful not to over apply. This has never been a problem I have experienced with MAC Hasta La Vista !

Lancome Mascara Booster

<span class=CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base">

I have short stimpy lashes- I strive for long and luxurious. I had tried this mascara base from Lancome and was disappointed.
This thing clumps very easily and worse it is a heavy base, so after curling your lashes and applying this, they go straight down again due to the heavy weight. It does not matter if they make my eye lashes look slightly longer if they are shooting down on my eyes where there is no effect.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Gentle Skin Cleanser For All Skin Types

A holy grail to some but this really ruined my skin at a pace that was lightening fast.

John Freida Frizz Ease Secret Weapon

Frizz-Ease® Secret Weapon® Flawless Finishing <span class=

I regret buying this because wherever placed on your head suddenly loses all volume, and it is as if you just applied a stiff cream into your hair. The sections become "hard" as if you just randomly taped a section of hair together, and outside the package the name claims Frizz Ease but I beg to differ. It became flat, hard, and still contained my frizz.
This is a finishing cream to be applied on dry hair.

Etude House Hand Cream
Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Hand Cream

I regret buying this because it's GREASY. After you rub, rub and rub, you need a towel to help remove the residual residue. The scent is a bit overpowering. I bought this because I desperately needed a hand cream that day.

That's all I can think of for now.
Does anyone else have any definite purchasing regrets for 2009? Please tell me so I can steer clear!

To Everyone have a Happy New Year! 2010! Woot Woot !


  1. Cetaphil gets a thumbs down from me too. One item for me would have to be this SkinFood face wash. It did nothing for my skin. :(

    Happy 2010, girlie! :D

  2. Thanks for posting this and I have always been raving to get SK II Facial Treatment Essence coz I thought it was a great product.

    Happy New Year 2010 to u too^^

  3. I agree with the Lancome cils booster, it just weights my lashes down! Such a bummer coz I payed quite a lot for that hoping for miracles and all I got was a disaster! Also don't like the John Frieda finishing creme, it left my hair greasy and not shiny at all, though their serum is good so maybe try that one out :D

    Have a great 2010!


  4. I haven't tried the SK-II essence, but I bought it for my mother, she seems to like it. Maybe it's better for older skin?

    OMG! You are so right about the Lancome Base. I got a sample of it from Sephora and was all excited to try it, but it kept bring my lashes down!

    Great post!

  5. oh sorry to hear that SKII ddnt work for me
    when i use it on its own, it didnt work for me either but the 3rd time i used it, i used with their toner and it has been really good for me since. [4 months so far]

    Happy new year 2010!!

  6. The etude house handcream package is at least cute! Some of my biggest regreat are

    Paul & Joe Mirror- Mirror is huge (as big as a loose powder lid) so I can never carry it around. The base is much lighter than the mirror so it feels top-heavy and flimsy. Last by not least the price is quite a killer...

    Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- Too yellow, too heavy and it gave me a lot of bumps and itches the soul out of me.

    Milani Shimmering polish- color are too sheer and too tacky.

  7. What a helpful post! I'll be sure to stay away from Mac Blushes. I nominated you for two awards. :)

  8. nice entry... but i do luv SK-II Essence

  9. nice entry... but i do luv SK-II Essence

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