Usually, on this blog, I like to talk about things I like or at least things that are okay. When I review products I like to tell you all the positives as well as the negatives to let you develop your own opinion. However, there are some products that just perform so awful that it upsets me. I hate using my money and getting a product that doesn’t work or breaks or just makes false claims.
So I decided to put it into a sort of Hall of Shame. If these products worked for you let me know! Maybe I just got a one-off and I should try it again.
This month there were just two so it wasn’t too bad.
First, off the NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner, I was so mad when I opened this and it was dried and unusable. It had shriveled up and looked like a sad piece of coal. There was no way of using it. While I love NYX products, and I had such high hopes for this liner, I couldn’t help but be discouraged by this. I actually got it from an NYX store so I can’t blame a drugstore or whatnot on stocking old products.
The second was theBalm Mr. Write (now) this thing was solid and refused to line. I tried on my hand multiple times, I even tried cutting the tip and using a lighter to melt it slightly. It was just too much of a hassle and such a disappointment. I don’t use theBalm products often because they are slightly pricey for me, so I took a chance on it and it seemed to just bite me in the butt.
Don’t worry I am not writing the brands off *yet* just these particular products.
have you used any products that were not up to snuff?
So I decided to spoil myself. I feel like I have been a good girl so why am I not entitled to treat my self?
Here’s What I got
Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Benefit Play Sticks in Spin The Bottle
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 3
NYX Butt Naked Palette in S122
NYX Angled Liner brush (Not Pictured)
NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner
NYX Infinite Shadow Stick in ISS06 Sweet Pink
e.l.f Cream Eyeliner in Black
I really can’t wait to test everything out and let you all know!
So in hopes of trying to be more positive and Look at what I have rather than what I want or has lost, I’ve decided to start doing Five Friday Favorites. Hopefully it will let me look at what I have and be able to be happier and content with everything. Will I do this every friday? Maybe, maybe not. I’m trying not to micromanage my life as much!
My Wheaten sweatshirt. Tesla is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix. It’s not a really big breed as most people actually have never heard of it so imagine how excited I am to find a sweatshirt that can represent where she is in my life
So guys, I’m a horrible person. I lost my wedding ring. I fell horrible and I have not been able to find it. I went insane looking around my house and pretty much went into a depressed despair when I could not locate it. Not having my wedding ring on my finger feels so foreign and strange. I’ve gotten so used to having my gorgeous ring on my finger that without it… I finally broke down and got a bridal set. Having something on my finger that helps show how much love my husband I am have for each other has really increased my mood.
Did you know I’ve never owned a casual tennis shoe. All my tennis shoes are for running, weightlifting or playing tennis. Honestly I never knew that casual sneakers exsisted (I know sounds like I have been living under a rock). I love these shoes! They are oh so comfortable, they are stylish and I feel cool wearing them. Plus I love the hightops!
I love Micellar water. It’s helped keep my face refreshed and hydrated with the summer heat, I don’t know how I went so long without using it! It cleans make up off my face, while cleansing and keeping my face looking great. I seriously cannot stop boasting about this!
Last but not least my NYX Wonder stick. I’ve been trying my hand at contouring and highlighting, while I am not the best at it and still learning the tricks this is so easy to use. The ease of which I can use the wonderstick helps with my less then knowledgeable skills in this area. I’m still debating if I want to do a in depth review. Let me know if you want and I will definitely whip one up for you all.
What are you Five Friday Favorites?
So I’ve recently purchased this from my local CVS, I’ve never tried NYX mascaras and this one caught my eye. The NYX Le Frou Frou is a Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, this is a part of NYX Boudoir Mascara Collection. The Mascara Comes with a Dense Dome brush, that I felt the bristles felt very stiff and hard.
I had high hopes for this mascara as NYX is one of my favorite drug store brands and usually have never let me down. This mascara does Lengthen like it states however I was so disappointed with the volume it provided. I felt like it barely added any! My cheeks were relatively clean from fallout but my upper eyelid kept getting spots throughout the day from the mascara.
Although I will keep using this mascara, I don’t recommend it if you want a mascara that adds volume.
Have you tried any of NYX mascaras? How did you like them?