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Monthly Misses: March 2023

It's that time of the month again!  Time to leave cautionary tales of what just didn't work out for you.  Shout it out!

 

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Three misses for March. 

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The Dr. Roebuck’s Icebergs Hydrating mask smells like a hot pool float. That plastic-y, been-out-in-the-sun-too-long kind of scent. I tried it once and had to wash it off almost immediately it was so awful.

 

The Byredo State of Emotions palette. I have been trying to make this work in a number of ways, and sadly, it has proven lackluster in performance. I have found a happy medium in using the darker shade as a liner, but it has overall been a disappointment.

 

The Givenchy Rose Perfecto Hydrating Lip Balm & Gloss is pretty, but is another product that has a plastic-like scent. Other than that, it is just ok in terms of longevity/wear time. @CynthieLu 

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@eshoe how sad that two of the three smelled awful!  That's definitely a deal-breaker for me.

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A major part of beauty for me is the olfactory experience @CookieGirl1. I am happy to encounter and tolerate unusual natural scents, but the synthetic plastics are just unpleasant. 

 

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@eshoe I totally agree and especially when I've purchased a product with a higher price tag I expect it to live up to certain standards (scent being one of them).

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@eshoe Oh that is such a bummer on all those! I would have been tempted by all 3 as well. 

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At least 2 out of three will still be put to use, @Samtian. I had hoped for more, but at least with the shadows, I have room for experimenting. Who knows…maybe that will end up on a later mo tg’s loves list 😂

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I was also not impressed with the Givenchy, @eshoe. I ended up returning the one I bought because the scent was just overwhelming for me and it lingered unfortunately. 

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You too, @quspork? It was surprising to me that the scent wasn’t something more pleasing. It could have been a sweet gourmand, vanilla cupcake or warm cinnamon…even rose would have elevated the experience 😂

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@eshoe @quspork @@Aww sorry you both didn’t love the Givenchy balm. 

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I will finish mine, @SportyGirly125, despite not loving it. I opted for this reward so I have a couple more to get through, too 😂 Thankfully, I love the perfume. @quspork 

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@eshoe I own 37 and 210.  So sad it wasn't a love for you.

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The scent doesn't bother you at all, @SportyGirly125?

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@eshoe It smelled like the regular Givenchy perfume scent for both the ones I have.

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Oh wow these are nothing like that @SportyGirly125. I wonder if they are old. 

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@eshoe I got mine when they first launched last year.

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@SportyGirly125 @eshoe I love the scent on the balm, I also bought mine around the time they launched

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That makes sense, @lmaster - thank you!

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@eshoe @lmaster When I got my Dior giveaway prize it had a packing slip I think accidentally included. It had a date on it and the prize was 2 years old. When I contacted customer service they said the items were all new and safe to use. I still proceeded with caution. 

I am thinking yours probably was sitting in the warehouse for a bit and it could have gone bad. 

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I suspect you are right about that, @SportyGirly125. I recall you receiving that very late, too. I will have to see if there are batch codes I can look up on check fresh.

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I had 2 misses this month- Both of these were gifted to me from Sephora. 

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