Beauty School Drop Outs - It's Been A While!

Monday, January 28, 2013


As the title dictates it has been a while since I last sat down and wrote about products that don't float my boat. The main reason being I'm not really one to dwell on anything negative and would rather open my little space on the internet to products that I do love and enjoy.

However all things considered it can be beneficial every now and then to write about some products that you don't get on with for whatever reason as my post on Saturday with fellow beauty bloggers proved - link.
Before I begin I do want to state that just because the below products don't work for me don't me they won't for you, i'm a firm believer in trying things for yourself before forming an opinion.


First up we have a product I only reviewed yesterday - Lush's Lemon Flutter Cuticle Butter but as it is my third attempt over as many years of trying to get this product to work for me I feel its place in this post is justified. Sadly I find this cuticle butter far too thick, sticky and impossible to work with, I know many of you swear by it but for me it is one of the few products that I feel the need to scrub off as soon as I have applied!
I do quickly want to add that it does smell delicious, i'd eat it if it wasn't considered abnormal.


NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Rose Brown - a metallic like lavender pink...yup what the heck was I thinking?
Not even in the '80's was this a good life choice!
The shade is vile but I do rate the NYX Jumbo Pencil line in general just make sure you pick up a prettier shade than I did....seriously though a frosty lavender pink? 
Who do I think I am Pat Butcher?


When it comes to lip balm i'm really not all that fussed as long as it moisturises my lips, if they are cracked I will reach for a medicated balm but other than that I'm pretty low key in the lip balm department.
Shockingly I really do dislike Jason's Aloe & Beeswax lip balm, it's rough, gritty and requires to be heated up before application otherwise it just tugs along the lips.
No thank you, a lip balm should be soft and easy to apply not something that adds to the pain of dry lips!
The positive is that it does smell like After Eight mints...no I'm not sure what that has got to do with anything either.


Now as a massive fan of China Glaze (i'm counting down the days until the new collection hits the stands) it pains me to include one of their products but sadly one of their Christmas shades Glitter All the Way is a complete dud. Dud may be the operative word here as I have never encountered such a poor offering from China Glaze ever, it wont dry and when it does settle it is only to a tacky mess that sticks to everything.
I have tried topcoats, cold water, nail driers and other unconventional methods with no avail!


The last product that worms its way on to this post is Revlon's Lip Butter in the shade Creamsicle which is apparently Rihanna's go to shade from the line, don't say I don't teach you anything.
It's not the formula I have a problem with in fact I adore Revlon's lip butters and own every single UK shade (and a few US shades too)  but myself and Creamsicle do not get on.
On my lips it looks bizarre and almost appears as if i'm wearing slightly neon concealer yet on others it is a beautiful nude based peach...not fair at all!

What products aren't knocking your socks off recently?



32 comments:

  1. I find these posts so useful! I have to agree that a frosted lavender lip product is no good for most people ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ive nor seen thats shade on lip butter, the colour looks very bright!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like the Jason lip balm, I found that the first time it was feeling a little dry but I have been solidly wearing it since then and have loved it. Mine doesn't seem dry at all now, strange..

    I actually have a regrets post going up tomorrow. I love posts like these because when I want to buy something, I want to know what is good but I also want to know what is not that special too! x x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought that would happen with mine too but despite lots of trying it is very rough...perhaps it has dried up?

      Oh fab I can't wait to read it :) me too sometimes it can be just as helpful as a positive review.

      Delete
    2. I have to agree mine is very moisturising and not dry at all - in fact I've just popped some on now :)

      Delete
  4. Well, I haven't tried it but today I saw the Maybelline Whisper in store and was dissapointed by the colour range, they are all browns, 1 pink and 2 reds... :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no I'm so excited for those to hit the UK as well!

      Delete
  5. Lovely lipstick, I use this kind of colours!!!
    Kisses from The Impossible Love!
    http://www.asm-magazine.com/theimpossiblelove/

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the JASONS lip balm! Does smell like mints though! Haha xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Im really not getting on with the Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 Make-up Remover 200ml, it just makes me greasy, which with oily/comb skin is the last thing I need, and doesnt do an amazing job of removing my make up

    Becca of www.beautybybeccaish.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. Have to say I love the Jasons lip balm, but keep these posts coming - they make great reads! :D x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I actually like the lip balm, but the rest of these products sound so unappealing. Now I know what to avoid! x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  10. Creamsicle is the only Revlon Lip Butter I don't like. I find that it settles into my lip lines in a very unflattering way x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ugh I hate all pantene shampoos. They are so greasy and bleugh

    http://sophiekathleen.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  12. I agree lemony flutter is rather grainy for a cuticle cream but it does smell bloody gorgeous.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. I bought a maybeline lippy from the vivids collection today in the colour shocking coral, it should have been called purple ronnie because thats what colour it turned after i applied it, why i have no idea. My friend laughed after she said wtf. Waste of money.x

    ReplyDelete
  14. posts like these are always so helpful and interesting! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I actually did my own review on the Creamsicle shade and it was a negative one, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great post, i enjoyed reading this and i am suprised by your opinion on Lush's lemony flutter :) I really like the product and agree that it does smell rather yummy hehe, but i understand where your coming from when you say that it is too thick and hard to work with. I just find that using a tiny amount works the best because it doesn't get too oily everywhere and is manageable! Awwws, shame you didn't get along with Creamsicle~ but i am sure there are other lovely colours that look great on you! Thanks fo much for sharing your helpful thoughts ~ X x X x

    ReplyDelete
  17. I totally agree with you about the Jason lipbalm. I either really like a lipbalm or am not that fussed but I actually really quite dislike this one. For a start it winds up at the top not the bottom which really confused me to begin with and it just feels bitty and horrible once applied. Was very disappointed to have received that in my last glossybox!

    thelittleblogofbeauty.tumblr.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I really wanted to try Lemony Flutter but I may just skip it now. I also had the same problem with Creamsicle:(

    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have a "complicated" relationship with Barry M's lipstick 147. It's my favourite nude colour by far, and beats most some of the high end brands on that point, it's absolutely amazing BUT it dries funny on my lips and I hate the mark it leaves so need to check it often :(. Any tips on how to avoid that problem?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does have a funny texture doesn't it! I find that if I put a layer of balm on then apply, it settles better and doesn't dry out as quickly.
      You could also try layering a gloss on top?

      Delete
    2. I'll give that a go, since I nowadays can't be without this goodie :)

      Delete
  20. I loved the cuticle butter :( xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm new to subscribing to & reading blogs, I find it refreshing to be able to read an honest opinion on a product! Keep up the good work, its a great read.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I will remember to steer clear of these! These posts are so helpful!!!
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I find the Jason lip balm worth the extra hassle of warming it to non-stabby consistency, and in this weather and with my circulation that's saying something. Beeswax just isn't very cooperative. (Vaguely related fact: rolled-beeswax candles last several times longer if you put them in the fridge before burning them.)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Good thing I havent tried none of those products

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment, I read each and every one!

However if you need a more direct answer or have a question do feel free to contact me via Twitter @TheSundayGirlUK or drop me an email at thesundaygirlblog@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!