2. Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals – Retail price $ 12.99
Burt’s Bees has become a go-to product across the US and beyond. However; these items have little to be desired. The bath salt’s fragrance is entirely too strong to be used by women. The smell will literally burn your eye balls. Not very therapeutic! I would not recommend this product for anyone prone to skin problems for that reason alone.
3. Cargo Blu_Ray High Definition Lip Gloss – Retail Price $24.00
Calling this lipgloss both Blu_Ray and High Definition is a huge gimmick and dare I say, Rip-off? That is the only reason they could put a $24 price tag on a relatively ordinary lipgloss. It is just that- Very Ordinary. Nice packaging though.
4. Hard Candy Baked Blush & Glitter Shadows – Retail price $7.00 (Blush) $4.50 (Eyeshadow)
I realize that I don’t fall into this brand’s typical demographic. That being said, I don’t want my teenage daughters in the future running around looking terrible. The colors are nice and pleasant to look at, but don’t transfer well onto the skin. The eyeshadow is extremely chalky which makes the product settle under the eyes. Unless you are Taylor Momsen, this isn’t a highly desired look.
5. Kerastase Nutritive Vernis Nutri-Sculpt Ultra Shine Top-Coat (hair) – Retail price $ 28.99
This product promises an ultra shiny sheen to bouncy, finished hair. In actuality, it creates a dry, coarse, crunchy feel and falling curls. If used with a flat iron, it becomes sticky and adheres to the iron which will fry your hair. Since it contains alcohol, that makes perfect sense. Trust me – It’s not a good look.
6. Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray (hair) – Retail price $24.99
Says it removes odors, excess oil, and your sins. It does none of those things. It makes your hair appear to have a slight dandruff problem on unwashed, dirty hair.
7. Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner 24 hour wear – Retail price $6.49
This eyeliner product works great. If you want your eyeliner to last 24 hours, it does what it promises. It’s waterproof and smudgeproof. The problem with this product is the applicator brush. It is very hard to control and has long strands which creates some serious makeup issues. If you do make a mistake (and you will) you cannot get this stuff off! I had to remove mine with baby oil!
8. NARS Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep – Retail price $32.00
Promises that one application will minimize fine lines, pores and creates a smoother, more even complexion. Well, maybe that would be true if I could get the damn stuff out of the container! $32 for 0.26 Oz. it better make me look like Angelina Jolie. I may never find out though…
9. Pure Ice Fingernail Polish – Retail price $4.50
The only 2 problem I have with this brand is the polish durability and opacity. I would like to paint my nails with less than 5 coats and enjoy the color for more than 24 hours.
10. Zeno Acne Treatment Device Mini – Retail price $50.00
The Zeno Mini does not live up to any of its promises. If anything, it transfers bacteria from one area to another. Thus, creating more embarrassing acne. In my experience, the pimples never have reduced in size or become less inflamed. I would recommend going to a Dermatologist for any reliable acne treatments. At least you will get your $50 worth.