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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Things I'm NOT Loving Right Now

We see posts all the time about products folks are loving, but rarely ones doing the opposite.  Rebel that I am, I'm willing to go out on a limb here and tell you a couple of things to stay away from--cuz they ain't worth the money! 

First up, Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover.  Got this at a yard sale hosted by an extreme couponer.  She had extras of all kinds of things and I love the Almay brand, so for $1 I took a chance.  Used this stuff once and will be throwing the rest away.  It didn't work very well on my waterproof mascara and it burned my eyes!  Going back to my tried and true baby oil.

Next is my new BaByliss blow dryer.  I've used a Chi flat iron and blow dryer for years.  When my flat iron died a while back, I replaced it with a BaByliss based on a trusted recommendation.  I've really liked it, so when my blow dryer "exploded" a few months ago, I decided to go against my better judgment and get a Babyliss dryer.  The fact that it's red did not influence me at all.  Ummm...not so impressed.  But I spent too much not to use it.  Guess I'll just have to wait for another near-death experience!

Lastly, more hair stuff.   I put my hair through the wringer--coloring, drying, straightening--so good shampoo and conditioner are important to me.  I've been using Nexxus moisturizing products I bought at Costco at least six months ago.  I'm beginning to wonder if they'll ever run out!  At first, they worked pretty good, but lately, I've been noticing my hair being rougher than usual and not nearly so soft.  It's either the blow dryer or the Nexxus or maybe the combination.  Regardless, these cheaper items will be replaced before much longer!

Today I'm thankful I have hair at all--considering what all I've put it through over the years!


Connie said...

Love your brutal honesty. I also do some serious damage to my hair with washing daily,coloring, drying and straightening so I am always looking for good products to help try and offset the damage I do. Thanks for the tips.

Mary said...

The Almay makeup remover worked well for me (even with waterproof mascara), but I switched to Neutrogena, which doesn't. It's hard to find a good remover!

Tracy said...

I've used the Almay remover and it does sting. I loved Clinique's but I hate paying the price.

As for the Nexus, it may that your hair gets used to it and you need to change to something else for a short period of time. Then go back to it and it probably will work great.

Lori E said...

It is so frustrating to spend money on a product only to find it is a lousy product.
Some companies should spend more dollars on improving their products and less money on advertising.

ArtyMarti said...

Thanks for telling it like it is. I hate to waste money on stuff that doesn't live up to the hype.

6L's said...

i gotta remember to pick up the drench for you when i go to the beauty supply this week!!

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