22/05/2013

Products that don't work for me #1

I love to give positive reviews, but sometimes you come across products that no matter how hard you try, they just don't work for you. I'm talking about two of those today. 


Benefit They're Real mascara

This mascara is possibly one of the toughest things I've EVER tried to remove from my lashes. Even with eye make up remover, it takes a lot of scrubbing and I still end up with residue leftover. That aside, I also find it wet, and gives me really clumpy, spidery lashes, no matter how I try to apply it. I know most people love this mascara, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I definitely won't be repurchasing this one!

Dr Jart Water-Max Sleeping Mask*

This mask is designed as an overnight moisture treatment for dry skin. I love the light gel texture of it, however it seems to break my skin out almost immediately. It's such a shame, as the few times I've used it I've woken up with lovely soft skin, but also a few spots. As someone not prone to blemishes, if a product breaks me out like this, it doesn't get used again. 

Have you tried either of these? What are your thoughts? 

*This post contains PR samples. My views are honest as always. 

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  1. That's a realk shame about the mask, it sounds lovely.

    I don't think I'm a 'They're real' convert either. I've got two samples from recent beauty boxes and I've used one a few times and, because I have naturally long lashes I think it's just Too much for me, plus I do prefer drier formulas.

    As such I'm giving the unused sample away in my giveaway soon, at least that way someone else will have a chance to try it, and hopefully they'll be one of the people who love it :)

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    1. that's a great idea - I gave away me free one that came with elle recently so someone else could give it a go! x

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  2. I love the mascara and like the sound of the mask xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I'm not a fan of They're Real either. It was so tough to remove it gave me dry & itchy skin around my eyes for a couple of weeks, horrible!

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  4. I love the Benefit mascara but I agree it is pretty tough to remove. That's such a shame the mask breaks you out, it seems really nice.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me that finds it hard to remove the mascara! x

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  5. They're Real! makes my lashes look and feel terrible. I definitely don't understand the hype with this masacara.
    xo

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  6. I can't stand this mascara! It does nothing for me, but apparently it gets better through time - not sure if I can bear using it though! xx

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    1. I couldn't last that long to find out! Felt like my lashes were being pulled out when i tried to take it off! x

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  7. Ahh the removal of they're real is such a horrific process! I've had clumps of my eyelashes just coming off with it.

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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    1. OMG, that's so bad! That stuff is evil to get off. like mascara cement. x

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  8. Wow, until now I've only heard good things about They're Real! I'm really keen to try it, but I'm less enthusiastic about the price tag! I need to try and get my hand on one of the sample sizes...well, maybe not judging by the feedback!

    katsick.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. they have a freebie one on the cover of Elle this month - you should still be able to grab one for the next few days if you want to try it x

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  9. I've heard mixed reviews on the Benefit mascara so I think you are not alone!

    The mask sounds great, shame the results weren't! :(

    Lyndsay xx
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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    1. yes, i loved the mask itself, just not the breakout after :( x

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  10. They're Real mascara is horrible to use, I was so excited to try it and when I did I was so disappointed. The wand hurt my eyes to apply and my lashes looked really thin and weedy after I did.

    And removing it?? It takes forever and again, hurts my eyes with all the rubbing.

    Not sure what to do with it now - definitely not intending to use it again...

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    1. completely agree with you on this. Mine went in the bin unfortunately x

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  11. I hated this mascara - clumpy, spidery lashes which just glued my lashes together. I am so glad I didn't follow the crowd and buy it - just waited for a sample in the magazine. I'd by crying otherwise... :/

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  12. Can't agree more about the benefit mascara, I thought it was horrible! x

    Amy / srslylou.com

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  13. Agreed about They're Real just so so dry I got fed up with it!

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  14. I've heard so many good things about the sleep mask but it's put me off a little that it breaks you out. & how stubborn is they're real?! I can shower in this stuff and it's literally untouched. I used to hate it for it's wetness too but it's dried up a little now and I actually really like it xx

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    1. that's good that it's gotten better as it went on, I just couldn't cope with trying to get it off! x

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  15. With you on They're Real. It did make my lashes look longer so I'll give it that, but the clean up at the end of the day and not being able to blink for five mins after application (ok that's a slight exaggeration) for fear of staining under my eyes and ruining the rest of my makeup is so not worth it!

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    1. i know exactly what you mean - the removal process just isn't worth it! x

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  16. shame about the sleeping mask, I was tempted to buy this but decided against it as I have an abundance of other sleeping masks to use up first! I think I hoard sleeping masks haha.
    Great post tho.
    Kay.
    www.baninibeauty.com

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    1. glad you enjoyed it. The mask itself is lovely, just not right for my skin x

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  17. The Una Brennan pre cleanse oil is great for getting that mascara off...I had no probs. I hear so much about about Dr Jart, must try some of the range soon.

    Allie from alliesbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. you need to recommend that oil to lots of other They're Real users! :)

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  18. I find posts like this really interesting. Sham you and they're real didn't get on. Deffo my all time fave mascara!!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. I'm glad you like it - it's so interesting to hear how products differ for different people x

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  19. That sucks that the They're Real didn't work for you because it's definitely my favorite mascara. I don't have any problems getting it all the way off. Although I use baby wipes to remove my makeup. I know you shouldn't but every liquid makeup remover or makeup remover wipes make my eyes super sensitive and red and itchy.

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