Monday, 7 October 2013

Disappointing Products


Sometimes in the world of beauty, products just don't make the cut. I love writing about what beauty products I can't stop using but sometimes something slips through that just isn't that good.

First off, let's start with skin care, I love spending my money on a new cleanser or moisturiser and love trying new brands so when I delved into Una Brennan products after hearing all the hype, I couldn't wait to try them. Along with some other bits I got the Rose Intense Moisture Mask, first off, this feels awful on the skin, it doesn't hydrate and seems to form some sort of layer over the skin without penetrating the surface then we move onto the smell, I don't mind rose scented products but this smelt vile and it made me wash it off!

If you read my blog you'll know I love anything that promises radiance so I picked up the Vitamin C+ Dark Circles Eye Cream, Overnight Repair Radiance Capsules and Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum. Do they give any slight bit of radiance and improvement to skins luminosity? Do they buggery! The eye cream really doesn't do anything, it works well as a base for concealer but it doesn't have any immediate effects and I've been using it for a few months, there's no long term effects either. Same with the serum. The capsules are packed with silicones (something my skin hates) so the product doesn't improve the skin, it just coates it until you cleanse the next morning. Overall I was so disappointed with her products after hearing so many bloggers rave about how good they are.

Now onto a moisturiser, I purchased thisEucerin Q10 Active Day Cream For Dry Skin on a whim in the Boots reduced section because money was low and my skin was parched. Any good? It's good as a moisturiser on its own but underneath makeup, it causes my base to crumble and flake during application. The moisturiser is said to be anti aging but I wouldn't know now, maybe in 20 years. But it's highly unlikely I'll be using this again, into the bin it goes!

And finally we have hair care, I've been contacted by John Freida to review two of their ranges now but if I'm totally honest, I find John Freida products to be expensive considering they don't actually work. Their Frizz Ease range is said to reduce frizz and keep hair smooth and straight, so I've been using their Frizz Ease Hair Serum* after washing my hair and the Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme* after straightening. With how humid it's been and having dyed blonde thick hair, let's put it this way, I look more like Monica in that episode of Friends than the woman on their adverts. I've found the range to be really disappointing and yes, frizzy hair is still in sight. If you have any recommendations, please leave them below and help a girl out.
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  2. I've heard a lot of negative things about the Frizz Ease range! In fact I've never found products that stop my hair being frizzy :/
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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    1. It's not worth buying at all. I'd rather spend that little bit more and get something from Phyto or Ojon! Xx

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  3. I bought the serum the other day from the Frizz Ease range and used it for the first time the other night, I quite liked it on first impressions but I'll soon see whether i ACTUALLY like it within the next couple of weeks! I'm surprised you don't like the Eucerin cream, bloggers seem to rave about it!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly

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    1. It must just be my mental hair it doesn't get on with. Let me know how it works out for you :) x

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  4. I haven't really found any specific products for making my hair less frizzy (I think it's all a bit of a myth) but I do have some super simple tips that have changed the condition of my hair so much: when you towel dry your hair post-shower, don't rub/scrunch your hair up but just squeeze out the ends gently (with a sort of clenching motion) as it keeps the hair follicles closed for longer- or something along those lines- also seriously refrain from brushing your hair, at all. I usually comb my hair through when it's wet just to detangle it slightly but if I brush it through when it's damp/dry, it just gets so frizzy. Hope it helps! xx

    StudentBeauty

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    1. Thanks for the tips Hun. Ill give anything a try xx

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  5. I've never been impressed with frizz ease x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I've never used it until now but it's not something I would purchase x

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  6. I was sent the Frizz Ease collection to review as well, and I wasn't blown away either! I think they're a nice enough shampoo etc but don't really do what they claim to!
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    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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    1. I found their shampoo and conditioner to be nice but yeah, like you said, it doesn't do anything it claims to xx

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  7. The frizz ease range never did anything to my hair.
    The vitamin c range by una Brennan is the cheapest range within her brand, and in my opinion is the worst. The rose hydrate range and the tea flower range are much better! :)

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    1. I'm not getting on with any of the Una Brennan products which is a shame because so many people really love them and claim they work! Xx

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  8. That's such a shame about the Una Brennan Vitamin C range, I was dying to try it out! You've saved me some money though :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. No worries Hun, it's worth spending the extra money and getting something from REN's radiance line xx

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  9. Ooh I have been using the TGI smoothing lusturizer on my frizzy hair and it has worked an absolute treat!

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation love! Xx

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  10. Great post! I really like the Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Mask and the Tea Flower Mattifying Moisturiser - have you tried either of these ranges? Can't say I'm keen on trying their Vitamin C range xx

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  11. Frizz Ease used to be my saviour until I bleached my hair but now I find that argon oil works better for me, I use it when blowdrying and then use the tiniest amount as serum, it's a godsend for my frazzled hair. I did want to try the Una Brennan range but I've been reading such mixed reviews that now I'm no sure.
    Rosalie x
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