Disappointing Products #2

It’s not often that I find dissapointment in products that I try, only once before have I expressed my dissatisfaction with a select few products (see post here). I tend to do a lot of research before I make purchases, so more often than not I am happy with things that I buy. However, there are a few products that did not float my boat so wanted to share with you why they let me down!

VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray

I bought this before the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray in hope that I would find a drugstore alternative…I didn’t! It perhaps does create a little air and body for a few minutes after you have sprayed it, but does not hold the hair or add any texture or oomph. A better dupe of the Oribe is the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Dry Texturising Spray, I have written a comparison post here

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

Everyone seems to love this nail polish remover, everyone! I absolutely love the actual remover, it smells amazing and leaves a conditioning oil on the nails, if they could put this in a bottle and sell it as a liquid, I would be a happy bunny. For me it’s the whole putting your fingers in a pot and twisting and twisting until it is removed, it doesn’t take 1 second as the packaging suggests, it takes about 10! I also find it really uncomfortable, especially when it comes to doing your thumb. Call me old fashioned but I just prefer putting remover on a cotton pad and wiping it off, which actually only takes 1 second! 

Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Body Buff

This was an impulsive purchase as I needed a scrub to take on my holiday. I like my body scrubs to be very gritty, so you can actually feel them working and buffing the skin. This was a bit tame for my liking, the scrub particles were lost in the creamy gel so you couldn’t really feel them working at all and the smell, which I initially thought was nice turned out to be a bit funky smelling. Not a product that I enjoyed using, Soap & Glory has so many better scrubs such as the amazing Breakfast Scrub (review here) and Pulp Friction which I also love! 


Another overly hyped product which I succumbed to. I bought this as every blogger under the sun was raving about it, and even skincare queen Caroline Hirons recommends it. I have quite dehydrated combination skin, and really need to keep it hydrated to minimise redness, breakouts and even dry patches, so thought was my perfect product.This just didn’t seem to do anything, my skin just ended up looking worse and started to get dry and flakey. I kept going back to it on several different occasions, but it didn’t get any better. I have since found hydrating serums that are really effective like the Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum (post here) and my all time favourite Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum (review here) which is just amazing! 

Batiste Dry Shampoo Light and Blonde

I don’t often use dry shampoos as I like to wash my hair most days. On holiday though, I tend to wash my hair in the evening so like to use a little something on my hair in the morning to revive it and make it look semi decent! This has a hint of colour in it which is meant to blend in with your hair, keeping your hair looking fresh. The problem I have with this is that the colour was a very orangey yellow, which didn’t blend in well at all and gave me two toned hair which didn’t look great at all. Stick to the clear dry shampoos, they are far better! 

Have you tried any of these products? 

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