Today's post is my 2011 half year disappointments. Again, please remember that this is my own personal opinion. What is a disappointment to me may be an awesome product for you. I'm happy if it works for you.
There actually isn't too much. Either I'm getting good at purchasing items that I like, I've been lucky in my purchases or perhaps it's just that I'm trying really hard to use my stash and my stash has products that I like and use. I will admit that my stash has lots and lots of products that I've never tried before too.
Ascience Shine Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. I had read several blogs where this was a well-loved product so it was quite a disappointment to me that it didn't work out. I love the smell and I do love the end result. Unfortunately, it's way too rich for my scalp and I develop little bumps on my scalp that don't itch but can be a bit painful.
Bliss--The Youth As We Know It Cleanser. Yes, this was a moisturizing cleanser which is a good thing. Unfortunately, it doesn't lather. I like lather, it makes me feel like I'm getting cleansed. I do realize that it's a mental thing more than anything else and that in reality, lathering properties are not that good.
Philosophy Candy Cane Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel, pictured. In general, I have to say that I don't care for Philosophy Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gels. I think that for me the main problem the bottle that it comes in. It's a really firm bottle and difficult to squeeze. On top of that, the product is quite thick, which makes it even more difficult to squeeze out.
Supergoop SPF30 Sunscreen Wipes. I really liked the fact that this was towelette wipes. It was easy to keep in the car and have handy access to it whenever I needed to apply more sunscreen as the hours of the day wore on. Unfortunately, there is something in this product that makes me break out in prickly rash. It took weeks before my skin was nice and smooth again. During that interim, my skin looked really dry and flakey. The funny thing is that it's formulated with zinc for sensitive skin. The Noevir Raysela sunscreen that I use is also formulated with zinc but I have no problems with it.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 375. Since Shu Uemura is no longer sold in stores in the U.S., I had to order this online. Finding a color when ordering online is difficult and unfortunately, I don't like this color much. I was also quite surprised that the casing that the lipstick is housed in feels quite flimsy. Disappointing to me if you're paying over $20.00 for a lipstick.
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Impressive. I was hoping that this would be a sheer, moisturizing lipstick. Unfortunately it's not sheer and actually feels a bit heavy.
Both of these should have been included in the blog sale but weren't so it'll be added in the near future.
Were any of these disappointments to you as well?