Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Disappointing Products!




Hi guys! I'm not sure I've ever written a disappointing products post before, so this will be interesting! I know I love reading these types of posts, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Please remember that just because I found a product disappointing, doesn't mean it's universally bad or that you won't like it. We are all different, and something I dislike, you may love, or something that doesn't work for me, may suit other people just fine. OK, time to see what has disappointed me lately!




1. Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish*
I saw other bloggers posting on Instagram that they really liked this product, but it does nothing for me. It is extremely gentle, to the point where this doesn't even polish my skin. There are barely any scrubby bits, as in I'm literally struggling to feel any abrasive action happening. I'm sure this would be great on youthful skin, but for me I need something that's actually going to work as an exfoliant, not a ridiculously gentle creamy wash. I'm not totally against Amie though, as their Petal Perfect Gently Cleansing Micellar Water* did make my Favourites back in March.

2. Oh So Coco Coco Fresh Natural Deodorant
I wouldn't normally use a natural deodorant, and in fact I won this in a competition along with a few other Oh So Coco products, so thankfully I didn't pay for it. I'm so sad about this one, because it actually has a delightful fragrance and contains a lot of my favourite scents, from peppermint to lemongrass, lime and tea tree. But the fact of the matter is, it caused my armpits to break out in a red rash! I simply stopped using it and moved on, so I was surprised when hubby told me he ran out of deodorant so used my roll-on (this is the only roll-on I have) and that it gave him a rash. So two of us used it and it gave us both a nasty red rash. No, thank you!

3. Dr Bronner's 4-In-1 Sugar Lemongrass Lime Organic Pump Soap
This looks so good, the packaging is bold and pretty and I was so excited to use this, but now I'm just begrudgingly using it up and not gaining any pleasure from it. Lemongrass and lime is right up my alley, but the fragrance is underwhelming and not only that, the formula is thin and watery. The soap is also brown, not that gorgeous green that the packaging would have you believe. I ordered this online, so I couldn't turn it upside down in-store, otherwise I would have know it's the plastic bottle that's green, not the soap!

4. Oh Deer Sugar Lemon Lime Bitters Bath Donut (not pictured)
This was an epic fail for me. I drink lemon lime & bitters all the time, and citrus scents are my all-time favourite, but this just didn't smell good. Also, despite packaging instructions claiming it was re-usable, the donut completely disintegrated as soon as I put it under running water. There wasn't the least bit of structural integrity (lol) and it rendered itself GONE instead of re-usable pretty damn quickly. To top things off, it produced minimal bubbles and I had to chuck a Lush bath bomb in anyway to get the water to the point where I actually still wanted to use it.

That's it, you guys! Let me know your thoughts on any of these products if you've tried them, I'd love to get more opinions!

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What products are you disappointed by lately?

38 comments:

  1. I love that you give us the "not lovin" stuff on your blog as well as the products you do like. Great balance.
    Ewww, Brown soap? Hmmm. A bit of a turn off. #teamlovinlife

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    1. Thanks, I'm thinking of doing more of these types of posts in the future! :)

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  2. It's good that you have named and blamed some of these so-called beauty products. A lot of the natural beauty products available (generally at a high cost) can be a little dodgy. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Yeah, some I like, some I don't. Thanks for reading Kathy!

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  3. It's not dyed! Better for you and the environment I don't mind that soap....

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    1. Way too brown and runny for me. Some natural prods are OK, but I didn't like this.

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  4. Natural products can be very hit and miss. It's kind of crappy that you just have to try them but I wouldn't expect a rash, that's pretty bad.

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    1. With you on the hit and miss! Yeah I can't believe the deodorant broke us both out!

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  5. I love these sorts of posts! Sometimes I prefer them over gushy ones because at least you have a balance. You can't love EVERYTHING!

    I haven't tried any of these products (although I think I did try a Dr Bronner soap once & wasn't fussed on it), but I am using a natural deo atm that thankfully isn't giving me a rash (but it does occasionally make my armpits feel a bit itchy).

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. I'm glad to hear you like these kinds of posts! I'm trying to work out if my readers are interested for future disappointing products posts, sounds like it might be a go :)

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  6. Good to have some honesty and see products that don't quite cut it. Not every product tried is a winner. Personally, I have a lot of trouble finding a deodorant that DOESN'T give me a rash. I seem to be sensitive to them. The best luck I've had was with a Magnesium based deodorant. Strange but true! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Oh no! This is the first time a deodorant has given me a rash, so I was quite surprised!

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  7. Disappointing products are the worst. I was disappointed with my Too Face Born This Way foundation that seemed to sit above my skin . . . happily I was able to flog it off without losing too much bucks.

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    1. Thanks for the warning, I won't get that foundation. I'm glad you were able to get rid of it without losing too much money!

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  8. I think it's important to be honest about stuff.... I'm always conscious when I review a book that I need to be honest, but not hurtful to the author (if they were to read my review) and kinda constructive in my criticism - if that makes sense. And I think you've done that.

    I'll often not enjoy a book but it might be more about my taste or genres I prefer etc... so I always try to explain my thinking. #teamlovinlife

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  9. What a disappointment its always super frustrating when products suck!
    Isabelle x
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    I updated the look of my blog :) I would love to know if you like it!

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    1. Yes that's true! Thanks for reading Isabelle :)

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  10. I love the honesty of a disappointing products post. It's like when I try a recipe and stuff it up...like the chocolate miracle cake I tried the other week & my family thought was gross.

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    1. Haha oh no! Not a miracle at all then, lol. Now I want chocolate cake.

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  11. Loved this post Di - so honest from you as usual! xx The Dr Bronner's soap sounds a bit ew - it looks great and deceives you and all of a sudden, you're left with some brown watery soap! xx Very disappointing! I also hate scrubs that do nothing! x
    Marina x
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Yes the hand soap was such a disappointment. And the scrub should actually scrub, right?! x

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    1. I liked the Amie Micellar Water but not this exfoliant unfortunately!

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  13. Love the concept of this post! I want to copy, hope you don't mind. Also, I really appreciate your honesty xx

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    1. Not at all, I'm not the first to write a disappointing products post. Can't wait to read yours Rachel! xx

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  14. It’s always refreshing to read about products that didn’t work out. I haven’t tried any of these but now I know to avoid them. Great post

    Emma | www.rosydisposition.com

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  15. Yeah I have yet to find a natural deodorant that really works for me... sad this one didn't work for you either!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. I'm going back to my normal one to be honest! xx

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  16. It is such nice post with a different viewpoint from people who might like these products. For the body soaps/washes, even I do not like thin and watery formulas.

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  17. It’s aleays interesting to see what products other people haven’t enjoyed! That deodorant sounds awful. I’ve had a few horrendous deodorants lately!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Thanks Laura! Yeah the deodorant was the worst! xx

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  18. I Love reading disappointing products posts, it’s the most honest anyone is. I do think Lush is expensive but at the same time, they are always worth it to me!

    Maddie | www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

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    1. Thanks Maddie! Feels good to let people know about whats been disappointing me!

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