Products I wasted my money on

Let’s be honest. You’ve bought a product based on a bloggers review, and it end up being a total waste of money. I’ve been there, and it’s so frustrating. When Alexis and I started The Millennial Glow, we knew we wanted to be truthful about products, and never give good reviews for things we don’t believe in. This list could be longer, and we promise to keep updating you on things that didn’t work out for us, but here’s my first installment of products that I wasted my money on.

Let me start by saying that I love Pureology. No one creates smells like Pureology, but in every product line, there’s a dud. The $32 Perfect 4 Platinum Cool Blonde Enhancing Treatment is Pureology’s. I have platinum blonde hair, and it takes on a yellow tinge in between treatments. I’ve used other toners that are great. The difference? They’re actually purple. This product was almost white. If you’re blonde, you know that it’s the purple color that keeps our hair looking fresh, so I don’t know what Pureology was thinking with this one. It did nothing, and if you’re looking for an at home toner, I’d recommend the Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner. It’s got a dial with 6 different levels, dispensing the perfect amount of toner in between visits to your colorist.

My obsession with anti aging products went too far when I purchased the Cover FX Anti Aging Primer. I’ve read reviews from people saying they have fine lines, and they love this product. Unfortunately, I don’t think it did anything special for me. I didn’t need an anti-aging primer, so I never saw the benefits. Lesson learned. The Illuminating Cover FX Primer is fantastic though.

My favorite way to spend a Sunday night is wearing a facemask and relaxing before the week ahead. My local Sephora was sold out of my favorite sheet mask (Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask), so I opted for the Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration. It left my face red, itchy, and dry which is the opposite of what I was promised. On top of that, the fit was awful. The serum was in my eyes, the chin was too long. It was a disaster. I wanted to like it, and I have not sworn off all Too Cool products, but this face mask wasn’t for me.

I bought the Bumble and Bumble Flexible Hold Hairspray based on a recommendation from a friend (Sorry, Savannah), and I actually have no idea if I like the product or not because the packaging is so terrible. Confession: I am late to everything. If I tell you I’m on my way, it means I’m still picking out an outfit. So the last thing I have time to deal with is a hairspray that literally won’t spray. I have no interest in cleaning a clogged aerosol can every time I curl my hair, and unless you do, this product should be skipped. I actually believe in skipping all Bumble and Bumble products, but that is an entirely separate issue.

When I saw the price of the Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic 6-Piece Kit, I knew I had to have it. It’s an amazing deal: 6 masks, each almost 2 ounces, for $75. Of the 6, the only one that did not burn my skin and leave it red and bumpy was the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask. Interestingly enough, they changed the set, and the Rose Stem mask has been replaced with a Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask. This set is the only thing I’ve ever returned to Sephora, but I knew I couldn’t ever use these again. If you’re interested in them, I’d recommend trying samples of each mask before you spend $75.

Any sponge that isn’t a Beauty Blender. Beauty Blender over everything. Don’t argue with me. Has anyone used the mini blenders? I’m dying to try them.

Any products you’ve wasted your money on?


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