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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Products I like but wouldn't repurchase


Pixi Glow Tonic
The countless rave reviews I had read talked me into this purchase and I don't regret it because I'm glad I gave it a try, but it's not as incredible as I had hoped. It's probably my fault for expecting too much but I think it's just okay. Maybe it'll be one of those products I miss when I don't have it though, so we'll see!

Illamasqua Blushes
The colours in the range are undeniably beautiful, Tweak is one of my all time favourite blush shades, but they've really increased in price pretty quickly and although I think they're still worth the money, I think I'd rather invest £22 in a NARS blush or spend a little less on a Stila Convertible Colour.

Maybelline The Eraser Eye
When I first purchased this I absolutely loved it. I still like it, but I don't love it. I wish we had the pink brightener version here, but I suppose I generally prefer being able to use one concealer on both dark circles and redness on my face. What can I say? I'm pretty lazy with make up these days!

Beauty Blender
I can't really explain why because they pretty much do the exact same job but I much prefer the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge. I think it's got something to do with the flat side of the RT sponge because I've got a pretty big face and it makes blending much faster. It's also considerably cheaper which is a bonus! 

Are there any products you like but wouldn't repurchase?

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38 comments:

  1. Now I am defo on the fence about trying the Pixi Tonic. Where can you find it?!

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    1. I got mine from the Pixi website <3

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  2. I have been using my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a lot more than my Beauty Blender recently. I think it's because the Real Techniques sponge doesn't seem to soak up quite as much product and like you I like to use the flat side :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. It's so easy to blend quickly with the flat side xo

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  3. Iv recently bought the Real Techniques sponge. Iv not tried any of these products, glad i read it! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. Man good to know before i bought the beauty blender ;)

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  5. The Maybelline eye eraser and the Pixi Glow Tonic are all on my wish list! :o xx
    alicekatex ♥

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    1. They're worth a try - you might love them more than I do! xx

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  6. I totally agree on Illamasqua blushes. Somehow I also always forget to use them. As for BB, I love it way more than RT sponge but I'm still considering the price...RT is truly a good dupe!
    Passing Fancy​

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    1. They're pretty nice, but I always find myself reaching for other things! xo

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  7. I like posts like this, it's good to get different views on very hyped products :) xx
    Poppy & Pickle

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  8. Very interesting post; I've been eyeing up the concealer and blender for so long now so this was interesting to hear - will have to give them a try and see :)

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    1. Definitely give them a try, we're all different and like different things! xx

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  9. I agree on the Maybelline concealer, I just can't be bothered with using two different concealers on my face although I quite like how brightening it looks :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes it's worth the extra effort but most of the time I'm too lazy hehe xx

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  10. I just got the Real Techniques sponge as a birthday present for myself (we deserve those too!) and I am in love with it. I haven't tried the Beauty Blender, but I love my sponge so much that I don't need to!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/
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  11. I'm with you on the Beauty Blender! I love it but I wouldn't buy it again!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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    1. It seems so expensive for what it is! xx

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  12. Benefit Erase Paste - such brilliant reviews - it was good but wasn't quite the miracle concealer I'd hoped it would be. I love Benefit but I don't think I'd buy this particular one again (although I can tell my pot of it is going to last for ages anyway!!)

    www.fitfoodfun81.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh yes! The pots do last for ages! xx

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  13. I've heard so much about the Pixi tonic, but knowing your opinion on it stopped me from buying it early on. I'm sure I'll try it one day, but I'm not in a hurry.

    Is the Illamasqua blush packaging as bulky as its eye shadows? I own one of their eye shadow quads, but the packaging is ridiculously large, and I haven't bought another of the brand's products since. I like carrying the blush I'm using around and I can't imagine being able to if their container is big.

    xx

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    1. Yeah it is pretty bulky! Definitely not the most make up bag friendly! xx

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  14. I have Pixi Glow Tonic and whilst I'm quite happy with it I didn't notice anything wow with it! I must admit I think mine has gone off as the colour has changed some what so I think I need to update it and give it another go.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Yeah, I was expecting to see a real difference but I didn't so it was a little underwhelming !xo

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  15. Well must say it's refreshing to come across a post that highlights some of the items I've seen raved about is straight up honest about them by saying they're great but you wouldn't buy again. I've been debating on that beauty blender for forever!

    Mel
    http://blog.meljwills.com

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    1. I think it would be worth picking up if you saw it on sale somewhere, I'm not sure it's worth the full price though! xo

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  16. I really want to try the Pixi Glow Tonic but I'm scared of having the same problem - I've heard so many rave reviews that it's pretty much guaranteed to fall short of my expectations haha. Great post Jennie :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I was expecting too much, but I didn't really notice any differences at all! xo

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  17. I'm honestly super boring with the products I buy and tend to buy the same things over and over again! I tried the Una Brennan Vitamin C eye cream (I think that's what it's called - not totally sure!) and that was just okay so I probably wouldn't buy it again. xx

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    1. I think it's good to stick with things you know that work for you! xx

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  18. I've always wanted to try Glow Tonic + I love the Maybelline Concealer. I feel this way about Revlon mascaras.

    annie | www.nouveauchique.com

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    1. I think it's worth a try - it might work amazingly for you! xx

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  19. I definitely need to try some Nars blushers! :)

    Tara x

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