Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recent Beauty Busts

I love to read other bloggers' posts about beauty products they've tried and loved, and tried and loved not-so-much. {You can find some of my favorites right here!} 

Recently, I purchased a few items that I wished I had read about a little more first before biting the bullet. Some things I deviated from my originals and kicked myself for, and some things I just wasn't impressed with. 

Here are my recent beauty busts: 


{1} L'Oreal Volume Filler Shampoo and Conditioner
I decided to try something new and give my OGX Thick & Full Shampoo and Conditioner a break. Bad move. I don't feel like the L'Oreal shampoo and/or conditioner do any sort of thickening or volumizing in the least. My hair feels a lot flatter, and since I have fine, thin hair, I can't really handle that! When this is out, I'm definitely returning to my OGX; it made my hair look and feel thicker and was much easier to manage.

{2} Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub
Another thing I tried to deviate away from was my tried-and-true St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Blemish Control). I wasn't a fan of the microbeads {and I know a lot of states in the U.S. and countries are banning microbeads} and I don't feel like this was as much of a "scrub" as it was a "wash." I'm definitely going back to my St. Ives scrub, as it feels more like an actual scrub and I can definitely tell a difference in the smoothness of my skin when I use the St. Ives vs. the Clean & Clear. 

{3} Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks
This was recommended to me and I'm not a fan at all. Since I shower in the morning, this is too thick for me to use in the mornings -- it was so super greasy and I didn't feel like it ever sunk into my skin -- and the smell made me gag. I just threw it away. I used regular Vitamin E oil and lotion on my belly, back, hips and butt when I was pregnant with Walker, but I'd love to hear if any of y'all have any tried-and-true products for stretch marks! 

{4} GlamGlow ThirstyCleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser
This is a mud-to-foam mask, and while I felt like it was hydrating, I couldn't get past the mud-to-foam aspect. And, it doesn't smell good in the least. To be quite honest, I haven't been very impressed with GlamGlow products, and I've tried quite a few! In regard to a mask, I'll definitely stick with my Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. {It works wonders!}

{5} Shick Intuition Razor
I purchased one of these after seeing my sister's, and sadly, it's just not for me. I don't feel like I get as close of a shave as I do with my Venus razor, and I feel like the built-in soap cartridge runs out very quickly. {Like in a matter of days quickly.} And, the cartridges aren't cheap! I think I'll just stick with my Venus razor, thank you very much! {Although this razor would be a good option for a pre-teen who is learning to shave, as I don't feel like I nicked myself around my knees as much with this razor!} 

What about you? Any beauty busts for you recently?

6 comments:

  1. I tried some new shampoo recently and it has been a dud too! I just can't seem to find one that works for me.

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  2. I always get upset with myself when I stray from my trusty skin products! My dermatologist got me hooked on the Kate Sommersville ExfoliKate and it is amazing. It is a little pricey, but my skin tone is so much more even and smooth :)

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  3. I have two shampoos that are my favorites and I rarely try outside of those, ha! It's always hard to find that special favorite.

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  4. St. Ives really is the best way to go with scrubs. It's always frustrating buying something that ends up not being as good as you thought.

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  5. I've tried those razors as well-because my sister has one! Like you said, I feel like I just couldn't get a close enough cut. I've tried so many brands and different kinds of razors...and couldn't ever find a good one. Finally I bought men's fusion razor. It's the best thing ever. From what I've found, men razors get a much closer shave & last longer.

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  6. Bummer on these! I used Burt's Bees at the beginning of my pregnancy and liked it fine, but once I got really big I tried the Palmer's and liked it. Palmer's is definitely much thicker, which I felt was needed then. I def had to get used to the smell, but like I said, it was towards the latter part of my pregnancy so the smell stuff wasn't as bad. Hope that helps! And I still really like the Acure shampoo and conditioners! My hair always feels so clean and healthy. They have several different formulas for different types, but I think you'd like the clarifying shampoo. Their argan oil conditioner is nice for that deep moisturization you'd do once a week or maybe in the winter all the time.

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