Beauty Zeros Not Heroes

Lately I have paid so much more attention than ever before to beauty products. Everything started with a beauty spending ban that lead me to revising every single product that I had in my beauty drawers. Yes, I don't have a beauty bag because I would need a few large suitcases to fit everything in. Some of the products I bought because of their tempting price or was just out of curiosity to try something new. The products below made it to the shameful list of 'I was better off without' however, this does not mean they are not going to work for you. As with everything, everyone is different and what does not working for my skin my be a blessing for yours.

List of beauty products that I was better off without

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

I thought that this product would quickly be one of my favourites but I am still continuing to use it because of its price I felt throwing it away would be a waste. I had high expectations that it would moisture my face. I have really dry skin to the point that I can easily see it is dry, with peeling off flakes when a product is not moisturising properly. This one is definitely not working its moisturising magic on my face, rather than being absorb it stays on my face as a layer that starts to roll off; a massive 'no, no' especially when you discover it on your way to work. I could forgive its grainy formula, average scent, but simply this product is more hassle to use than the actual reward. 

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

The price is great however, the main issue that I had with it is similar to the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet, the product just sits on my face. After using it regularly for over a month I have not notice any positive changes other than I had the product on my face which did not do anything particularity great but did not hurt either. The big plus is that the oil is not sticky and its high omega fatty acid content, which dominates the smell, a bit fishy.

Nail Polishes No Brand TK Maxx 

These are a misunderstanding. I bought them to have a few different colours to play around with during summer. I was particularly looking forward to using the yellow. The coverage is minimal and I have no idea how many layers I would need to stop my toenails looking like I've applied some fungus medicine. I know that five layers was not enough. The quality is so poor that the best base or top coat could save it. 

Hyaluronic Molecule & Phyto-Collagen Molecule

What was I thinking? Black Friday sale, that's what I was thinking. I have used both products with their recommended doses and... Nothing happened, which is great because it could always go downhill but that was not the point of my purchase. I did not mind the taste of the Hyaluronic Molecule but... The Phyto-Collagen Molecule taste is awful and I needed to have a bite of something else straight afterwards.

Peel off socks 

I've used exfoliating socks from an alternative brand before so I knew what to expects. Well, nothing happened and I sat there in wet, slimy socks for a good half an hour to make sure that I will get rid of my dry skin and be ready to jump right into my sandals. The only thing I was jumping into was a pair of fluffy socks. This brand did not work for me so let me know if you've found exfoliating socks that work.


  1. I recommend trying The Beauty Molecule! For me, that actually did give me a glow!

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  2. The body shops vitamin E range is incredible, it works so well for my skin!
    Loved this post :)
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