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Tuesday Top 5: Regret Purchases

In helping DoctorsMrs and others who have jumped on the No Buy for the rest of August wagon, I thought that rounding up a few regret purchases would be a good topic Smiley Happy


-Chantecaille Save the Sharks: Chantecaille makes some of the best eyeshadows and blushes, but this palette was an utter flop. The eyeshadows were extremely chalky and the blush color difficult to pick up, but the palette as a whole just clashed with my skintone.


-Sigma Paris palette: Wanting to support a couple of my favorite Youtube gurus who participated in the making of this palette, I bought this when it first came out. Let's just say Sigma should stick to brushes. The fall out is absolutely ridiculous and pigmentation is lacking!


-Buxom Pug cream shadow: This is an exact dupe of Chanel's Illusion D'ombre in Illusoire. The thing that makes it different is, well, the quality. This shadow not only popped out of the jar after just six months (and with proper storage) but has also a greasy film on top.


-NYX Butter Lip Glosses: Good grief! These were sticky, patchy, and just plain awful. On my lips, they pretty much just slip and slide. Am I the only one who finds these over-hyped??


-MAC Lady Gaga Lipglass: Having missed out on the lipstick, I thought it was a good idea to get the lip glass instead. Sticky like a Venus flytrap, MAC Lipglass has one of the worst lip gloss formulas. Not to mention, the color wasn't all that flattering.


Share away, BTers! Smiley Happy

Re: Tuesday Top 5: Regret Purchases

I recently tried Dazzle Dry, which has a set with a nail prep thing, a base coat and a top coat (plus colored polishes too, but I didn't try them) and it has actually blown me away. It's kind of pricey, but you can subscribe to emails on their site or make an account or something and they will give you $5 off your first purchase. I did my nails a week ago and could go unload the dishwasher and refill it within a couple of minutes without worrying about ruining my polish. It still looks like I just walked out of a salon, except that my nails have grown out a bit. I used Sephora by OPI polish between the base coat and the top coat, and my nails are on the weak side, so polish usually chips off very easily when they bend. I'm really really impressed with it. 


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Oooh thank you for the heads up and tip! I'll be sure to check it out! I'm pretty rough on my nails as well, lol.

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NARS Bolero matte lip pencil- pretty color, but I definitely need a lip gloss over. Otherwise, it is a bit plain and a bit drying.


Tarte BB cream-It offered a great deal of coverage, but it set to a powder finish. I was not a fan. I like a dewy finish. It was also very greasy feeling when I applied it with my hands.


Maybelline plush mascara-Horrible. I am unsure if I hate it because I accidentally picked up the waterproof version, but it makes my lashes feel hard and disgusting. Very flakey as well.


Origins Make a Difference treatment-I wanted something more natural in place of my Shiseido Pureness Gel. The Origins rep recommended this, but it was a fail. It is definitely not as hydrating and needs to be used over a serum. Lovely smell though!


Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded-HORRIBLE. Looks beautiful in the pot, but on the lid it does nothing. It creases horribly and has begun to break off into bits inside the pot. I hate it!

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Maybelline megaplush mascara was a joke. If by plush, it meant weighing my lashes down, then Maybelline has done its job. Quite well.

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Right?!! I hear so many people rave about it though. I do not get it.

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I had that mascara and I found that how much you applied mattered - a lot. If it was a quick sweep, it  looked fine. But if I did layers/ went over the same area more then once, then it was pretty bad/heavy/clumpy.

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I'm glad I saw this about the BB cream. I was actually considering trying it. But I don't know if I want a powdery finish. 

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  • Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara--Colossal failure, maybe
  • Maybelline Bouncy Blush--Apparently bouncy means bounces away like gum so you can't put it on
  • Jan Marini C-esta--I LOVE Jan Marini's line, but this stuff smells like something died in it.

All 3 of those ended up in the trash.


Re: Tuesday Top 5: Regret Purchases

I see a trend with Maybelline mascaras! Smiley Happy To be honest, Full and Soft is one of my all-time favorites, but I do notice that their mascaras tend to dry faster than other brands.

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The worst, worst, worst product I ever bought was Bumble and Bumble's brunette dry shampoo spray. It was like chalky spray paint and it sprayed everywhere - all over my face and ears. I never return things but you better believe I marched that $50 crap back! Lol.


MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo. Beautiful colour but I know now that I just can't wear red. Worn once and off to the lipstick graveyard!