Monday, 28 September 2015

It just doesn't work for me....

So it has been a while since I've done one of these so I have managed to build up a stock pile of products that just don't work for me.

Obviously everyone is different and I personally know people who love some of the below products but they just don't work for me and my skin.

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Sorbet:

When I first got this, I actually thought it was a body wash and that's how I used it. Then one day when I was bored in the shower, I read the back and found out it was supposed to be a moisturiser.... I'm not sure how the consistency of this product would work as a moisturiser as it was very wet and didn't soak in to the skin at all. I ended up using most of it as a bubble bath as it smells AMAZING!

Benefit Hoola:

When I first purchased this bronzer, I LOVED it. I loved the finish of it and how it looked on my skin. I don;t think this product ages very well as after a few months, it became hard to blend and looked super muddy on my skin. Won't be purchasing again as I only got a few good months out of it.

Face Of Australia HD Primer:

Ew. So I love their Face Base Prier (in the purple tube) and swear by that one. It is amazing. This one however, fails miserably. Despite having OIL FREE in big bold lack letters on the tube, this primer is the most oily looking and feeling one I have ever seen. It goes on oily and doesn't make foundation sit or look very well at all. I used it a few times just to be sure but after three days of having my foundation slide off my face, I gave up on it. Please let me know in the comments if you've tried this one as I would love to know what everyone else thinks.

Elemis Whitening Day Moisturiser:

So in my last skin care routine post which you can see here, I actually had this as a part of my routine and I said only good things about this mosituriser. However, at the time, I didn't realise that this guy was the reason I was breaking out so bad and my pores always looked clogged.I think it's great that it has SPF in it, but I think I'm going to stick to having a separate moisturiser and sunscreen as I think it works better on my skin that way rather than having a product that includes both.

Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream:

Ok so I have dry skin and that is the reason I purchased this. When they say hydrating, they mean hydrating. Too hydrating for me. It left my skin looking oily and didn't sit well with my make up. I think this one would be good to use once a week as an overnight hydrating mask or it may be suitable for extremely dry skin.

Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Night Cream:

This one was just meh for me. I feel like it did nothing. No good and no bad just nothing. Elizabeth Arden products usually work well for me but I can see why I bought this one super cheap in a chemist sale.

Have any of the above worked or not worked for you???

Keep smiling!

Tahana xo


  1. I love reading this series of posts! I was curious to see what you thought of Hoola. I am starting to feel the same, it does look a bit muddy on me, but at first I loved it! Such a bummer. xx

    Daniela |

  2. I felt the exact same about the Sukin day cream! I was intending on wearing it under my foundation but when I try to apply foundation on top it just slides around. I like it for my 'no makeup' days but it's definitely not worth a repurchase. It was good to know that you felt that about the hoola, might avoid purchasing it now. Great post! x