Beauty Products I Won’t Repurchase 

You know when you’ve been working hard all week and you want to treat yourself to something new? Then you get home and find the product was a disappointment and a total waste of money. Depending on the amount, that could be several hours work down the drain! Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have lots of money to just throw away on products that are no good. That’s why I wanted to share with you the list of beauty products that I won’t be repurchasing to hopefully stop you from make the same mistake, or at least think twice before you buy. I know for some people they might not agree, this is just my experience with these products.


I’ll jump straight in and start with a controversial product, The Real Techniques ‘Miracle’ Complexion sponge. I purchased the Real Techniques Miracle Complexions Sponge set. This came with 3 Mini Miracle Sponges, 1 Miracle Sculpting Sponge and 2 Miracle Complexion Sponges. I use the Mini sponges daily and I’ve tried the Sculpting sponge and it was ok. The problem was the 2 Complexion sponges. I know lots of people love this but for me this just soaked up way too much foundation. There was barely anything on my face as it was all in the sponge. I’d rather pay a bit extra for a Beauty Blender than waste all my foundation. When it came to cleaning it, the first Complexion sponge I used started to tear. I wasn’t rough with the cleaning but after the third time of cleaning it, it was just unusable as it had ripped so much. To be fair, that could’ve been a dodgy one as the other hasn’t teared that bad. Both, however, just sucked up all my foundation and for that reason I will not repurchase, which is such a shame because I love Real Techniques.

I got this Sanctuary Spa foaming cleanser in a beauty box and was really disappointed. The foaming meant that I had to use a lot just to make my cotton pad feel ‘wet’. I didn’t like the feel of the cleanser and had to use my Garnier Micellar Water afterwards because it didn’t remove all my make up. I won’t use this again.

I love Nivea products they are one of the best affordable brands for Skincare but I didn’t like this face cream. It felt harsh on my skin and I didn’t see any benefits after using. I like my skin to look plump and feel soft. This did neither. My mum uses this but it just wasn’t for me.

False eyelashes are not my friend. I find them really awkward to put on and I brought a pack of individual lashes to try from Primark but I found them impossible to put on. They look nice on other people but for me they are too time consuming and difficult to apply. Individual falsies won’t be in my shopping bag any time soon.


Last up is a lip liner from the brand Astor, I hadn’t heard of them either. I purchased this at the Beauty Outlet at McArthur Glen when I had run out of my current lip liner. This stood out on the shelf as it was a lovely nude colour and was around £2 if I remember correctly. Well, that was £2 wasted. The lip liner doesn’t even show up on your lips. I included a photo of a swatch on my arm of the lip liner. It took 3 attempts for the colour to show up on my skin, even then I had to press on hard. Whether or not the product is cheap it should still be fit for purpose. I won’t purchase from this brand again.

Well that’s all for now, a part 2 will be coming sometime soon as I have more beauty products I’ll be avoiding. I hope you found something useful and thanks for reading. XOXO


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  1. September 22, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I’m sorry to hear that the Garnier Micellar Water didn’t work for you, it’s part of my holy grails, I love it!!! Try using NO7 micellar water they are great as well.

  2. September 22, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Sorry I misread your post, you where talking about the Sanctuary cleanser not the micellar water