Sunday, June 13, 2010

Has Anything Disappointed You Lately?

As much as I love reading about favorites, I think it's also helpful to hear about disappointments so one knows to steer clear! I've had a few lately:

  • Ellis Faas Milky Eyes- really for the packaging more than the product. Wednesday morning I had the migraine to end all migraines. Like one of those "call your mother to tell her you love her just in case migraines." Luckily and coincidentally I had an appointment with my migraine specialist for that morning but I had to get myself up and dressed so that I could go there and then to work. I thought that Milky Eyes 203 would make for a quick, polished eye so I took it out (I store it applicator down) and turn the dial. Nothing. And again. Nothing. I must have done this 7 times and nothing came out so I put it down, walked away for 5 minutes and came back and turned it. Nothing. I thought I'd turn it one last time and lo and behold, enough for 5 uses came pouring out. I have no patience for this kind of thing when I'm spending $36 a product. The Milky Lips has the same issue but not nearly as bad. As pretty as the blush and some of the other products look, I'm done with this line.
  • MAC Technokohl in Photograuvre- I love this color. It's a dark brown with a lot of black, or a soft browned black. Either way, it's not too harsh but gives a very defined line. Unfortunately the product drags and skips along my lash line. It's just not soft enough. Maybe I am just spoiled by my Laura Mercier Kohls and UD 24/7 liners.
  • Aromatherapy Personals- this line of aromatherapeutic roll ons has a variety for seemingly every need from anxiety to crave control. Unfortunately the scents don't last more than a few seconds on the skin, rendering them useless. For a similar de-stress elixir, Origins Peace of Mind works wonderfully.
  • Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner- hello, dry, straw-like hair!
  • L'Oreal- I've written before about how badly the Healthy Hair Creme Gloss Color destroyed my hair. I sent an email to L'Oreal customer service about it and never received a response, yet I keep receiving email surveys from them asking me to rate the helpfulness of their reply. And these emails are sent from an unattended mailbox so I can't reply to them, letting them know that their advice was beyond useless since they simply ignored me. Frustrating!
Has anything disappointed you lately?


  1. Kryolan Micro shades not for the product but for the container which is similar to MUFE HD blushes. I have to pump that thing so many times to get just a small squirt out. Takes too much time!

    And like you Customer Service, just because I am a small time blogger and I only wanted info or some general questions answered, don't ignore me. I know they looked at the email because of "statcounter". I am a customer who spent money on "your" product first and blogging as a hobby.

    Thanks for this post, I feel much better! :-)

  2. I have to have a lot of time and patience to use Ellis Faas. I want to love the line but I also have issues with it.

    I'm also one of the few people that seemed to rant about MUFE HD blushes. I wanted to like these so badly and they were so wrong for me.

  3. Ellis Faas for me too. The dirty colours seriously don't suit me and I spent so long fighting with the couple of pens I had I've aczually thrown them away practically unused. I was excited when I first saw the concept but it is seriously, seriously flawed.

  4. I'm sorry about the migraine! I get them too, and I tried some Aveda Blue Oil - nothing! Usually I can't get rid of Aveda fragrance, but I couldn't detect the Blue Oil on my skin at all. I haven't tried the Origins one yet. My sample of Benefit Posietint didn't work well for me either because like Benetint it goes on blotchy for me.

  5. Thank you for your post and the opportunity to give my two cents.
    1- Blinc mascara. My last three tubes have dried up w/ in two weeks time.
    2- Edward Bess lipsticks. The fragrance is too strong and the color does not last. Also dislike the waxy feel; reminds me of a cheap, sticky lipgloss.
    3-Ellis Faas lipsticks. Don't like the applicator and again the color does not stay on.



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