Monday, June 24, 2013

The Waste Of Money Review

     Someone could spend his life using only 3 or 4 products that work for him/her, but it is the adventurous and curious side that make us want to try what lies in other bottles and tubes. SO today I thought I would get the products that I hate and photograph them on their "hall of waste".

     I usually try to finish the products even if I don't like them, I try to find a way to use them. For example, if a face cream did not work I use it for my neck or even my hands, and if I don't like the color of a lipstick, I mix it with another and create my desired shade, etc. But most of the products I will list below are just hopeless ..

1- Kerastase Nutritive Masquintese  for fine hair:  This one is the most disappointing. I have never purchased a hair product this expensive- about $60 at CVS- but I was in desperate need for a solution for my dry hair. And because Kerastase is a trusted brand and used by hair dressers I had great expectations for it. It does not hydrate as it promised, and it leaves a bit of a shiny film that does not look like a healthy shine, but rather something coating the hair, even though sometimes I shampoo after using it. It is meant to be used on roots, but I don't use any conditioners or masks on my roots other than natural oils.
The smell is awful, smells exactly like glycerin, if you have ever used a hand cream called Glysolid, you will know what I am talking about. But I still use it from time to time in the hope of finishing it fast.

2-  Elizabeth Arden Daily Moisturizer Lotion SPF 15 I used it only for outdoors and it left the skin shiny especially the T-Zone. It does not feel good on the skin. It does not smell good, a bit like sunscreen. A product that I can't tolerate on my face. 

3- Alba Hawaiian Oil-Free MoisturizerI don't shop at drugstores for face moisturizers - only if they have high end products like Vichy and La Roche Posay..etc - but this one tricked me with its organic and 100% vegetarian ingredients. It does not moisturize or even soak into the skin properly and does not feel nice too. It smells like plastic to me. Tried to find a way to use it on my neck or hands, but I could not tolerate the smell.

4- Burt's bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract : This is one of the brands that for some reason I want to love every single product they have.  But turns out that this product is going to the trash after one use. My skin felt warm and burning after using it. Plus the awful, awful scent, I can describe as a mix of unpleasant smelling herbals and lavender.


Have you tried any of these products ? Did you like it ? 

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. I wrote my honest opinion of products I purchased with my own money. 


  1. Surprised to read your review of the Kerastase hair mask. I've used it and the past and loved it!
    haven't treid any of the other products but shall make sure to stay clear of them ;)


    1. Yes I know a lot of people liked it, but to me it does not do the job considering the price, a $10 conditioner works even better. But I also heard that Kerastase changed the formula of this mask and people liked the old one better which I did not try.

      Thanks for coming by : )