Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Curious Ginger: Products Worth/Not Worth The Hype





Hello! 

So this week, we are going to share with you some products that we think are (or are not) worth the hype that surrounds them! I'm going to dive straight in...

Products WORTH the hype!

This first product is a bit of a no brainer. The Naked Palette from Urban Decay exploded onto the scene, and everyone was talking about it! Honestly, people still are raving about this.

They have good reason to, as this palette honestly is so so so so so beautiful, and has the ability for you to create a ton of different looks.

I didn't jump onto the Naked bandwagon (sounds a bit sketchy:P) until my most recent birthday, and oh wow, I have been missing out!

These 12 shades are so pigmented, and beautiful, and I love just experimenting to see what looks nice.

This is quite pricey, but If you are in to neutral eye shadows, you should definitaley invest into this! You will not regret it! :)





Now, this may not have LOADS of hype around it, but it is quite popular in the blogesphere.

This is the Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream. Apologies if you get grossed out by things like this, but honestly summer is just around the corner, and if we want to wear our nice sandals, we need to get our tootsies in tip top condition!

I like to put this on just before I go to sleep, and when I wake up, my feet feel so soft and smooth. It works better then any other foot cream I have tried before!


The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, has quite a lot of hype around it here in the Uk, but I was a bit skeptical.

As soon as I tried this, I understood why. It removes all traces of makeup, without stinging your eyes. It doesn't break you out, or clog your pores, and the whole experience of using this is really pleasant. 

I have already repurchased this as I am about to run out of this one! If you have problem skin, then this is something you might want to try. It won't clear your spots immediately  but over time my skin has got a lot better, and if I do get a spot, If I keep using this, it goes down a lot faster than usual!!




Products NOT WORTH the hype!


This is the Garnier oil free BB Cream.
Personally I don't really get the whole obsession with BB creams, I got this to try it out and I wasn't blown away with the results.

For starters, as I am quite pale a lot of the western BB creams lightest colour is often too dark for me. 

I also prefer more of a medium coverage, so again this probably puts me off as most BB creams have very light coverage.

I think this would be good for days when my skin is having a 'good skin day'.



This is a bit of a controversial one as I know many people love this, but for me, The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade Honey, isn't all that great.

I don't know if its just the shade I'm not a fan of, but I also don't like how it looks on my lips. I feel it makes them look a bit plasticy, or too fake. 

My natural lip colour is quite dark/red so maybe if I try another colour, I would like this!

I do like the smell of these though. They have a fresh minty scent, which I think would be nice for summer.

And lastly, I dont think that the L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray is all that great either! 

I have heard loads of beauty bloggers rave about this so I got a little one to try out. 

I don't like the scent of this (but I have heard you can get an unscented version) and honestly, I don't think it holds a curl very well. It may just be my hair, but for me this doesn't work very well.



So, there are some products that I think are worth/not worth the hype!  Obviously if you agree/disagree let me know!  If you would like to see Megan's Post then click here.

I'll see you all soon, but in the mean time if you'd like to check out my blog then click here.

Do you agree with my choice of products? :) Let me know!!