Products that have Disappointed

One thing that all blogs do is rave about products that they are loving, as blogs are the perfect places to read genuine and honest reviews on beauty, skincare and even items of clothing instead of maybe glossy magazines who could get paid to feature them on their pages. I have found so many products through reading blog posts that I would never have thought to try out before or a brand I have never heard of. 

Recently I have discovered that there are not so many blog posts discussing why products have disappointed, obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion and what one person likes and another might not. There are a few products that I have not become best friends with for various reasons that I thought I would share with you.

Collection Concealer 
I am probably one of the only ones who is not raving about this product, for me the hype was so big I had to try it out and I can see why everyone has been loving this concealer as it is a fairly thick consistency so if your suffering with bad breakouts then it is perfect to conceal them. However, as my skin tone is extremely fair I find that the undertones of this concealer is too orange no matter how light of a shade I pick. I'm not ruling out using this product altogether I will still continue to try out the lightest shade but for me I think it will be a love hate relationship.
Hair Mask
So... I have raved about this hair mask in a previous post which may seem a little contradictory but I do love the product itself, it softened my damaged hair a tremendous amount and I will go out and buy this again. The issue I have and you may think I'm being ridiculous is the packaging, on appearance the tub seemed fairly large which was great, my hair is mid length and I need to use a decent amount of product each use (not going crazy I must add), but after the third time I had reached the bottom of the tub. For the price I paid I felt like it was a bit of a rip off, it was only £7 which doesn't break the bank but for the time it lasted me it is expensive. 

Botanics Face Cream 
For a while I had been on the hunt for a day cream which was a fairly light consistency that would be perfect to wear under my make up. In terms of the quality of this product I feel that it works 80% it is quite moisturising and does last all day. The brightening hibiscus ingredient has added a more healthier and brighter complexion to my skin but I do feel there is a little more that it could give. The major issue I have is that it leaves my face feeling and looking very oily, greasy and shiny and my make up applies quite patchy and slips off after half an hour which is the opposite to what I was looking for in a cream. On the days I'm going make up free I would use this cream without hesitation as it is very hydrating but on the days I want to wear products I feel that a more mattifying cream would be better.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this post, whether you would like me to do more of these in the future.


  1. Do try the lightest shade of the Collection concealer, I bought the 2nd shade and found it was too orange but the light shade is great for concealing blemishes and eye bags :)

    I've not tried that hair mask but I've tried the shampoo/conditioner and i'm loving those!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. When testing them out it need seem a little bit orange too to my skin but we shall see how it goes. I do get bad eye bags so I am desperate for a product like this to work xxx

  2. I have done a review of this botanics cream too, I love the combination of active ingredients but I just can't stand the feel of it on my face! Glad it's not just me! Here was my take on it off you fancy a read...
    Sophie xx

    1. I'm so glad I am not the only one as well, I feel its alright for just a day without make up but on two occasions with make up it was so oily and horrible. xxx

  3. It's good to read a post like this, there aren't many of them about! I didn't get along with the Collection concealer either, for me it was a little too cakey xx


    1. Aww thank you :) I have only seen one other post like this and found it so interesting to read. I'm glad I'm not the only one not happy with the collection concealer xxx

  4. I was really surprised to see the hair mask in this post at first but your explanation as to why you dislike it is really reasonable! I have a similar one from Schwarzkopf myself and the tub is just so impractical to use in the shower!
    Miss Blue Eyes