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?


  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.

  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 :)

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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