Wednesday 8 April 2020

Disappointing Products #2 ft. Soap and Glory, Note Cosmetics and Glow Recipe

Morning guys, it’s been a while since I did one of these posts! Generally, I do my research before buying products so I am not disappointed by a lot but when I am it stings! Here are my most recent disappointing products and you can see my first post in this series here! 

coty airspun powder note mattifying extreme foundation glow recipe mist you madly review

The Primark Glow Setting Spray was actually a gift from my aunt for Christmas and after spraying on my hand I was pleasantly surprised by how subtle it was so, after doing my makeup, I sprayed on my face. Oh what a mistake that was. Now, this is nothing to do with the formula itself but this is in a spray bottle with one of those little balls and after shaking vigorously and spraying on my face I checked my refection and was horrified to see lots of little white spots of liquid all over my face – if you know you know. The worst thing was that I was running late for work and not about to redo my makeup so I had to just powder over it and hope for the best but I could see it all day, thank god I work in an office where no one is looking too closely at me! I think in this case I have a faulty nozzle but the experience has put me off it completely and I won’t be using again! 

soap and glory mist you madly review

The Soap and Glory Mist You Madly body spray is one of my favourite scents in the world and has been a staple in my fragrance stash for well over 10 years so I was slightly worried when I could not find it online anymore. I did however see it had been repackaged on a trip to Boots so I picked up a bottle as I was running out. On first sniff this is very similar to the original version however whilst wearing it I find it is not as musky, it dries down to a different scent and it lasts nowhere near as long on my skin as the old version. From a quick look at the ingredients I can see that some are in a different order and some aren’t the same so the formula has definitely changed unfortunately. I am absolutely gutted about this one – I used to get my mum to ship this over to Canada to me as I loved it so much and they didn’t have this scent! I also loved how they did a mini and a big bottle of it as the mini was 100ml so fit in my liquid bag! Soap and Glory are in my bad books now as this is the second scent they have messed with – they discontinued their Original Pink perfume too L

Next up are two heavily hyped makeup products and I didn’t get along with either of them! I picked up the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder in Walmart this summer after hearing how much people loved it but I just can’t get on with it. Aside from the old lady/powdery scent that I would be willing to get on board with if this worked for me, it is cakey, drying but not mattifying and clings to any dry patches accentuating them. I saw this in my friends makeup bag too last time I was visiting and asked her what she thought and she said it was alright but not deserving of the hype it gets! 

Sticking with makeup, the Note Beauty Mattifying Extreme Wear Foundation was recommended by a couple of friends when I said I needed an affordable full coverage foundation. Unfortunately this was another one I didn’t get on with. After struggling to pick a shade as they all leant quite pink or orange this one didn’t last the test of time throughout the day. I found at first the coverage was good and it only needs a thin layer, however throughout the day this wears off so unevenly it looked awful! My skin is combo but on the oily side of things and I tried this with so many different primers and powders to try to help make it work but honestly I was so relieved when I used the last pump! It separated on my t-zone throughout the day and if I touched my face it would transfer – not good! 

Finally I want to include the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. I have gone through quite a few minis of this product now as it always seems to be included in my beloved Cult Beauty GWP’s and honestly it makes me feel so meh! Based on the ingredients I would expect a lot more – it contains hyaluronic acid and AHA’s, some of my favourites! I hate the texture - it’s like a greasy gel that leaves a film – and usually with these ingredients I see a noticeable difference in my skin the next morning whether it be plump, glowy, smooth etc but with this I see nothing discernible! I’ve passed the last 2 I received along and hopefully the recipients will like it more than I do! 

I hope everyone is doing well at home in these crazy times! Do you like these types of posts or have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts!  

Danielle xx

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  1. Great post !

  2. Oh no! I actually like the glow recipe mask :) and I always wanted to try that Airspun powder :)

  3. Great post dear!

  4. So many people swear by that Coty airspun powder but it doesn't sound great :-( x

    Beautylymin | Ecooking Beauty Bundle Giveaway

  5. great post introduced me to some new brands ! thank love
    shyy -

  6. Aw no, I'm gutted to hear you didn't get on with the Primark setting spray, as I love it a lot. It's actually one of my all time favourites haha!xx

    Hannah |

    1. I'm gutted too! I wish the packaging worked better but the white dots have scarred me for life haha!

  7. I hate, hate, hate the smell of the Coty powder. It makes me feel ill it's so strong, and it feels so starchy on the skin xo

    Gemma | Makeup Muddle

  8. I couldn't even tell that that was Primarks facial mist in the photo and branding. So annoying those dots though, it has happened to us all haha!! Interesting to hear your thoughts on the sleeping mask as that's one I've always had my eye on.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. Yeah I just didnt notice anything with it unfortunately! xx

  9. I was just thinking whether or not to buy that Glow Recipe mask, but since we have the same skin type and you didn't like it - I will definitely save my money hah. Thanks for the warning! It is a pity that it had no effect, because it is not only a clean formula, but also a relatively pricey product. I hope they have something else worth trying though. Hope you're doing well, Danielle xx


    1. Thank you Naya, you too :) yeah I would even say try a mini if you can but I have been through so many minis of it now and its just so meh to me! xx


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