I haven’t done a blog post with disappointing products for over a year which means I’m quite careful with what I purchase and use. But sometimes beauty regrets happen and I wanted to share my recent ones with you.
Beauty Formulas is a brand I don’t usually see people talk about but there are products from them that I really like. It is no secret by now that I’m not the biggest fan of wet wipes but I always carry a pack with me when I travel. I saw these affordable Australian Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes that claim to “remove excess oil, dirt and makeup” and because I like using skincare products with Tea Tree Oil in their formula, I picked them up. The wipes are not too wet which isn’t a problem, considering I’ve used almost dry ones (oil-infused) that removed makeup really well, the scent is medicinal and people who don’t like Tea Tree smell wouldn’t love it, I personally don’t mind it. The towelettes feel refreshing indeed and that’s it. They don’t remove makeup and I was really surprised by that. I expected them to not take off mascara properly, for example but my foundation is still on my face after using the wipes, as well. If you’re looking for refreshing wet wipes for your face, maybe you will like these but if you need them to remove makeup, you will be disappointed. I’ve heard their Argan Oil ones are very good, so perhaps I need to try those instead.
I forgot that I still had this Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Refreshing Jelly Moisturiser, I already mentioned before that I didn’t like it but then I decided to give it another try. Sadly, the results were the same, it didn’t mattify my skin, I got many blackheads after using it and it’s not even that moisturising. I’ll stick to the face wash from the same range, it’s quite refreshing and non-drying.
It wouldn’t be a lie if I say that the past year has been the hardest one in my life, so far. I won’t go into details but it’s been terrible and one day I saw a large patch of grey hair on my head. Honestly, I don’t know if it all appeared by once or not because I just didn’t have the time and didn’t even come to the idea of seeing myself and how my hair looked back then. But I already take good care of my hair, I think and one more step like colouring added to the routine, still seems hard to me. So when I saw this L’Oréal Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer in Dark Brown, I had to try it. I love L’Oréal hair masks and many hair products from their professional range and I had high hopes for this one. Basically, you shake the bottle, hold it about 10 cm away from the hair and lightly spray the roots. Then you allow it to dry, it’s suggested to wait a minute and grey hair should be covered. First of all, I find it hard to use because of the thin nozzle that sprays such a strong flow and I just can’t control where I’m applying the product. Also, it doesn’t feel cold like a dry shampoo, it’s actually freezing. I’m not sure about the colours either, my hair is pretty dark but Dark Brown looks almost black on me. The worst part for me is that it never dries and makes my hair greasy and sticky, the colour transfers onto clothes and hands even hours after application, so if you have any recommendations for a similar product, please leave them here!