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Products I wouldn't repurchase // 2012

I'm always blogging about my monthly favourites, well here's some of my not so favourites that have gathered up in my room.
1. Inika - Liquid Mineral Foundation - Beige - I won this on Inika's twitter, to be blunt this foundation stinks. It's revolting. It actually made me gag and I had to go wash my face again. It was nasty. As for colouring, it's too orange for me. However I know a lot of people love other products from this brand, I just didn't get on with this foundation. It was incredibly thick, orange and smelt disgusting. Sorry Inika!
2. Murad - Skin Perfecting Primer - Dewy Finish - This was in my first glossy box. The disastrous beauty box. It was far too orange for someone pale like me and I didn't think it did anything. It's far too much money for something ineffective. I'll always pick my 17 primer.
3. Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - I've had quite a few over the years and I just feel this stopped working for me or I just found better. It doesn't make my shadow last any long than it does without primer.  I love my MUA eye primer over this.
4. NYC - Kohl Eyeliner Pencil - White - I picked this up by mistake and thought I'd try out the white eyeliner, but it's way too harsh and the liner does not last at all.
5. Lush - Maple Taffy - Lip Balm - I love the smell, but it's a little bit too gritty and sticky to be a nice lip balm. I like the rest of the lip balms Lush do. It was a Christmas item anyway.
6. Garnier - Skin Naturals BB cream - Light - This is the worst BB cream I've come across. It didn't work for me, so I gave two samples that were left to my Mum, she hated it too. Never again, give me foundation any day.
7. 17 - Miracle Matte Foundation - Soft Ivory - I used to like this foundation, but lately my skin hates it. It's just too thick for my skin. But it is the perfect shade. It's more of a winter foundation but I've found much better foundations since.
8. Nivea - Visage Young - Be Beautiful - Tinted Moisturiser - This is the worst product I have ever come across in my life. It's been sitting in my drawer for god knows how long. Despite being natural it's so orange it makes my face look dirty. It does the opposite of everything it says.
9. Revlon - Nail Polish - Girly - I love this shade but it chips like crazy and peels off my nails. It's such a shame. Even with my favourite top coat. If I find a top coat that makes this polish behave I'll share it.
 10. The Body Shop - Body Butter - Cranberry Joy - This is the most disgusting scent the body shop have ever created I'm sad to say. This has been around for about 18 months in my house and it's practically full. Nobody likes it because of the scent, if you like it and want it let me know, it's still a great moisturiser, just not sweet enough.
11. James Brown - Photo Fabulous - Firm Hold Hairspray - I've used this a couple times and it's not for me, it really doesn't hold my hair and can get crispy. I'm fussy with hairsprays though, others may love it.
Do you like any of the products I hate? Do you want more of these?
Disclaimer: unless stated all items are purchased by me.

28 comments

  1. I never knew MUA did a eye primer? Is it good, I'm guessing it's £1. . . that's really good! :)

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    1. Yeah, it's the best :) I keep mentioning it lately, I feel like an MUA fan girl.
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  2. Haha, got the same relationship with the Boots natural collection tinted moisturizer. I used it once and immediately chucked it. Such a ridiculous product, don't know how someone can like it lol. Tried some James Brown stuff and same, the treatment was vile and couldn't wash it off for like 4 washes. ARGH. x

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    1. I dont think I'm made for them :P They just don't do anything. More for those who don't need foundation but want to say they wear it? I haven't tried his treatments, get on with his shampoo and conditioners though x

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  3. I had the Murad primers too, awful for pale girls, awful orange colours :(

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  4. ooo i've only just bought MUA's eye primer, cant wait to give it a whirl :) xx

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    1. It's great, I'll always buy it :) Not sure how they're face primer is
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  5. There's so many things here that i absolutely love(cranberry body butter, murad primer, ud primer potion, bb cream aha) just shows how different everyone is! I love posts like this, great to know what products people don't just love for a change! x

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    1. Haha! This is why I love these posts too :D
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  6. Ive tried some james brown products too, the shampoo and conditioner and they left my hair feeling disgusting! Im not a fan of their products! I will be giving the MUA primer a try though! thanks for the recomendation :)

    Joselin
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    1. Aw, I love his shampoo and conditioners! Leave my hair silky smooth. It's amazing :)
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  7. I had the same problem with the Urban Decay primer. The first couple tubes I got, it worked great! But for the past year they don't work at all! My eyeshadow barley last a couple hours before it starts creasing.


    Stephoosh

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    1. They must have changed it I guess, over priced rubbish! :P
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  8. This is such a great post Lucy! I was going to buy the number 17 foundation and I'm glad I haven't now after you've said it's too heavy on the skin and I'm trying to do a skin detox and not wear as much foundation and really heavy make up. xo

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    1. Thanks Hannah! It's not worth it, good if you just want to try cheaper foundations, but it's just meh now! Amazing for pale skin though.
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  9. i started off loving the miracle matte but eek, its just so bad, i can't even.x

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    1. It's like it thickens up once you've opened it :/
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  10. I find these types of posts more useful than saying about a really great product, it means we can stear clear of no go products from others reccommendations, ! xx

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    1. I quite like being negative for a change :P I already have round two lined up!
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  11. I actually love that 17 foundation, although I can only use it on days I need heavier coverage as it is super thick! The shades are perfect though!

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    1. Yeah, I swear the longer you have it the thicker it gets!
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  12. It's nice to see this type of post, I liked it :-) It's a shame about the Nivea tinted moisturiser, it's one of those products I wanted to love! If it's even slightly orange it will look dreadful on my pasty pale skin though. The Inika foundation made me feel queezy just reading about it! Haha xxx

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    1. Thank you :) It is awful, I wish blogs could let you smell it. Gave it to my mum to smell before I chucked it, she urged so much :|
      It's revolting, apparently people like the smell :| Crazy.
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  13. This is such a good post! It's great to see what someone doesn't recommend for a change and I love how brutally honest you are! I thought that the 17 Miracle Matte foundation was really thick too! I don't want to feel like I have a mask on when I wear make-up I want it to feel light and natural, it's definitely not a summer product, I'll save it for winter and try it again, if I manage to break away from my UNE foundation which is amazing! Tilly x

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    1. Thank you :D It's def a winter foundation, I haven't tried UNE :)

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