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Products I wouldn't repurchase // August 2012

I've already found another stash of products hiding in my room that I will never repurchase again, most of the products are from brands that I normally can't fault. Are there any products you love, that I hate? 
1. Natural Collection Lipstick - Apple Blossom - Why an earth I picked up a nude lipstick back along is beyond me. I'm incredibly pale and this makes me look so ill. It's mostly my fault, however I'm going off all my natural collection lipsticks, I know they're cheap, but there's cheaper and much better!
2. Maybelline Pop Sticks - Pink Sugar - I've blogged my hate for this product already but it's still lying around in my house. They are the most pointless product ever created. Every brand is creating their version, they don't moisturise, have no colour and the glitter doesn't even show. It's only use is to look pretty. 
3. FashionistA - The Double Collection - 2 Step Mascara* - I normally love this brand but sadly this mascara isn't for me. I'm fussy when it comes to mascara's and I haven't come across a two step that works, I hoped this would, but it doesn't lengthen at all. Short lashes, clumps, feels sticky & heavy on the lashes.
4. Urban Decay - Waterproof Eye Pencil - Perversion - I picked this up in April when my usual Zero was running out. Zero was out of stock everywhere I looked, bloggers told me Zero was discontinued, it hasn't, they just sold out, blacks popular. Perversion is another black and it's awful, smudges as soon as you apply. 
5. Lush - Jungle Conditioner - I just can't get it to work on my hair, it just sits in a block in it's tin.
6. Percy & Reed - Moisturising Shampoo - This came free with a magazine so at least I haven't wasted much money on trying this product. It's horrendous. So horrendous I will never try the brands other products. If a product has moisturising in it's name I expect it to actually moisturise my hair, it left my hair feeling drier than it was to start with, yet also left this weird sticky feeling, despite being completely washed out. Smells horrid too. This is the one hair product I'll let my brother steal without a fight, now he's back living here.
7. Models Own - Wah Nail Art Pen - White, Black & Pink - I used to like these pens. I think they appeared in one of my favourites, they also appeared in one or two nail designs. Lately they've turned to utter rubbish and I now agree with all you that bash them. The polish itself is brilliant, the design not so great. The pink leaks, my hands have turned pink every time. The black brush has always been split a little. While the white's brush likes to hog the polish all the way to the cap so much that it drips everywhere, I have to wipe the stick before I use. Just awful. Thankfully I have my own nail art tools.
8. Lush - Charlotte Island - This is long gone now, Lush discontinued it ages ago but mines still lying around. It was their first go at a fake tan. It smells gorgeous, but just turns you into a mucky orange colour and very streaky. It also leaves  bits on your skin. Thank god they discontinued.
9. Nivea Visage Young - Purifying Toner - I still have this lying around, it should really be in the bin but I kept it to mention on my blog months ago. I'd use this every day and night until I started a fresh bottle, which wrecked my skin with spots, dryness, sore skin & redness. 
10. No7 - Hot Cloth Cleanser - This is raved about so much on blogs but when I came to use it, I hated it. It didn't do anything to my skin, thankfully I paid £5 because I had a voucher. Still money down the drain. So many people love it but I can't see why. Let me know if you want a barely used hot cloth cleanser.
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32 comments

  1. Haha, love this. I absolutely agree on the Natural Collection lipstick (I managed to use it up - I kept applying it instead of lip balm while at home, it actually worked quite well:D), on the Popstick - totally the worst thing ever created, its existence is just useless and that Fashionista mascara is the same, I kept thinkin it was me, but after reading all the negative reviews (even the positive reviews with pictures didnt convince me they were positive), I came up with a conclusion that it's not me - it's the shit mascara. Booo! xx

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    1. It's a shame because their lipsticks, blushers etc & eyebrow kit are brilliant! Popsticks make me want to chuck them in the bin every time I see them. Even the good reviews baffle me because nothing shows on the lip as they say it should!? Just like you say with the mascara. Magazines said the same about the mascara before it arrived for me to try. Shame :( I have crap lashes anyway.

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  2. That's a lot of products! Its so disappointing when they don't live up to what you hoped!
    The one double ended mascara that I find works is the L'oreal double extension in Carbon Black - my fail safe mascara!
    Claire x
    www.prettywithapunch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't know how I found them all!? I'll look up some reviews of them, but ahh they never work for me!
      xx

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  3. I also really hated the No7 hot cloth cleanser, just useless for me!

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    1. It really is isn't it, I think it's more for oily skin maybe? Because dry it made no difference, horrid product!
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  4. i hated the no7 cloth cleanser, and agree with you about natural collection lipsticks, just because theyre cheap doesnt mean theyre good! x

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    1. There's two versions I think isn't there? Well I've seen two in the blogging world, just one in store. Very confusing and awful.
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  5. I hated the Nivea Young products too, so horrible!

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    1. Really horrifying aren't they, crazy what damage they did, this was years ago but I still won't even go near the brand!
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  6. My sister likes the no7 hot cloth cleanser! haha :)
    & the models own nail art pens look so good, such a shame! :( xx

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    1. I've seen two versions of it, very confusing, just not for my dry skin! The polish is great just not the design, it's a bit naff, you can't beat having your own tools.
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  7. Ive heard so many people say they hate the Percy and Reed conditioner but it's actually one of my favourites, aha! I was going to try the Hot cloth cleanser when the vouchers next come out but i think i might pass on it now! x

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    1. Really? Maybe the conditioner is different to the shampoo, strange! It's really not worth a try at all, especially as everyone in the comments agree!
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  8. Great post. I have one natural collection lipstick and I hate it. Its so greasy and feels awful on the lips. I find MUA So much better and cheaper. I was going to try the no 7 hot cloth cleanser as I love the liz Earle one but will give it a miss I think.
    Gem x

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    1. They're so weird aren't they, the shades have this weird finish to them!? It's just not normal. MUA are much better. i have a fair few. I haven't tried Liz Earle but I'm sure LE is the only decent one, Soap and glory have a fairly okay one.
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  9. Love these kinds of posts! So interesting to see what some people really disliked, those popstick things are so pointless, such a beauty fad!
    xxx

    www.TheBeautyBelle.co.uk

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    1. I find it odd it reviews that some are said to have colour but in the swatches nothing shows up anyway!? x

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  10. I absolutely loved the hot cloth cleanser!!! xx

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    1. maybe we have different skin types! x

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  11. I don't like Natural Collection lipsticks either, I find they are so badly pigmented! I use MUA lipsticks if I want cheap lipstick, cheaper AND better pigment! It's a shame you didn't like the Percy & Reed shampoo, I had the conditioner and LOVED it x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. They're hit and miss I think, my Mum has some from around the same time as me and hers are really strong. Still shes even stopped using them now! x

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  12. I actually wanted to buy those nail art pens and was really sad when they were sold out, but I'm now kind of happy that I didn't. I wasn't aware of the bad reviews.

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. I think the pink is just a bad one, the others do the job just drip product!
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  13. I agree with the Percy and Reed shampoo, it leaves my hair greasy. But I really like the condtionner though. I actually received the conditionner with my copy of GLmaou and liked it so much I got a copy with the shampoo.

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    1. It's horrid isn't it, it can leave hair feeling greasy and sticky but also dry, worst hair product I have tried in my life.
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  14. o.o Percy and Reed, I have the finishing polish but it is sitting unsued! I got their dry conditioner in a box and it was brilliant, until it somehow leaked everywhere...

    A bad product from lush, I am shocked!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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    1. Reminds me of my James brown, that just leaked despite being done up :/ I've had bad lush products appear a fair bit, my mum likes jungle, not entirely bad, just not for me.

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  15. Its a shame these products were disappointing for you! Out of them all I've only got the models own pen in black which I quite like! xxx

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    1. I don't know what to do with mine, keep and use the polish or pop a blog sale up!? Most the items that are like new are liked by others. Hard one :D
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  16. Love these posts from you. So glad I decided to buy cheap nail art pens now instead of splurging on the Models Own ones!
    I've got that mascara to try but not got around to using it yet x

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    1. Thanks Leanne! The cheaper the better sometimes, like the eBay ones, if I had more room and saw more reviews I'd think about them. Need to improve on nail art :/
      I hope it works for you, such a shame it failed for me!
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