Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Beauty | 5 Products I Haven't Gotten On With

I love reading posts from bloggers explaining why they don't get on with particular products. Obviously what works for one may not work for another, so I always find it interesting sussing what's what when it comes to beauty products.

Paul Mitchell Ultimate Colour Repair Shampoo & Conditioner.
I received this travel size shampoo & conditioner from a recent blogger event I attended, and even though I'm super grateful for being gifted them, unfortunately they just weren't my cup of tea. The idea behind the product is fantastic & they seem to have gone down a storm in the beauty world so I think I'm out on my own with this one. Almost as soon as I rinsed these product from my tresses I knew they weren't for me. They left my hair feeling really heavy & quite greasy. Normally I can leave my hair unwashed for around 5 or 6 days but with these I had to wash my hair the very next day, which for a lazy gal like me isn't cool.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Volume Mascara.
I'm not going to whinge too much about this product, because it does only cost a couple of quid, but even so, I wanted to include it in todays' post. Everything from the formula to the packaging reminds me of a mascara you'd expect to see in those cosmetic kits you got for Christmas when you were 13. The product adds definition however unfortunately I didn't see any added volume with my lashes.

Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser Pampering Honey Skin Conditioner.
Well that's a mouthful isn't it. When this product first came out earlier in the year, I was beyond excited to pick the moisturiser up. This probably adds to the disappointment that unfortunately surrounds this product for me, I'd gotten myself all giddy about using it for it to fall flat on it's face. Even though it feel silky & luxurious the formula is quite milky and I actually found the process of applying to be quite difficult. The product goes on pretty translucent too, so knowing where I'd put the product and where I hadn't was really strange. Rinsing the product away again felt pretty strange for me, imagine washing your face straight after moisturising, it left my skin feeling all oily and slippy. After getting out of the tub and drying myself off my skin felt pretty much as smooth as it was when I jumped in. For me the Nivea product just felt like a bit of a waste, it didn't really have any effect on my skin which is a shame, because I was so excited for it to be amazing.

Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss.
I am a massive fan of the Rimmel lipsticks so I thought if anyone was going to do a gloss well it'd be these guys, however unfortunately the formula & I really didn't get on. The product is very sticky and applied quite uncomfortably on the lips. The colour is beautiful although it's something that needs to be reapplied every couple of hours and due to the formula not being too pleasant, it was quite annoying.

Zoella Fresh Fizz Bath Bombs.
Admittedly it was the tutti fruity scent & the chocolate bar look, that first attracted me to this product however unfortunately this is where the positives stop. In my mind a bath bomb is supposed to enhance a bathing experience and add a little bit of luxury but these slabs barely fizzed and once they had, it looked like I was hopping into an average joe bath. The product smells yummy & is packaged beautifully, but for me is a bit of a waste as they didn't seem to add anything to my bath.

Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them if you have, it's always interesting how products that don't work for one, can work for another and vice versa.

Lots of love | xclaireabella 


  1. I really enjoy reading these types of posts, too! It's always a shame when a product you've been looking forward to trying doesn't work out for you. I always try to go for cream formula shower products rather than gels as they always seem more moisturising which is great as I'm terrible for forgetting to moisturise after showering! If they contain ingredients such as shea or cocoa butters, it's probably a safe bet! I hate sticky lip gloss! I'd recommend trying Barry M's formula as I really like it - I've got the "toffee" shade, which also smells like toffee which is a bonus! Plus, they're cruelty-free as well. :) xxx - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

    1. Soap & Glory do a similar in shower moisturiser and it works really well - It's so much creamier than the Nivea one. I'd pick S&G's offering any day over this. Oooh, sounds good... I've been meaning to pick up some Barry M lip liners so i'll have a peak at their glosses too. X

  2. i really wanted to try the in shower moisturizer but i sounds not really pleasant at all. thats gone off of my wishlist right now.

    1. I dunno, it's maybe worth trying. Just because it hasn't worked for me, it may work for yourself - I have read some good reviews about this product, so maybe I'm out on my own with it. If you try it I'd love to hear what you think chick. X

  3. I used a different in shower moisturiser from Nivea and it was exactly the same as what touchable written about this one! Such a disappointment!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Yeah, I was rreally looking forward to trying it, but like I say, it just hasn't worked for me :-( X


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