Don’t believe the hype II

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Hope you’re all having the best day (if not – take a deep breath and click here to feel better).

Sometimes you read all about amazing products, and when you finally get your hands on them they’re just rather disappointing. This could be because the product is disappointing in general, or because it just doesn’t work for you. We’ve tried out some products that just don’t work for us, so of course we want to share this with you, so if you have the same hair/skin type, you won’t be disappointed as well!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructer Deep Conditioner


I just don’t know how this product gets rave reviews. I feel like my hair would be the poster child for hair needing a 3 minute miracle and a serious reconstructing deep conditioner, but this does very little (almost nothing) to my hair and it made me seriously bleak. I’ve heard such great things about this product, so I’m guessing it must be down to the type of hair I have (sad face). My hair is pretty damaged from all of the highlighting and straightening, so if yours is too – don’t buy this product! – Jess

Schwarzkopf Osis Volumizing Powder


So I’d been looking for a volumizing powder ever since they became all the rage last year and unexpectedly came across one in a little hair salon in Meadowridge. I had been looking of months for one, Clicks now sells the brand Fudge and their volumizing powder, and had the salon’s hair stylist actually try it out on me. I have lots of very fine hair; straight as an arrow, flat as a board. So I thought this would be the answer to not only creating but keeping my fine hair lifted from my face. In a word, yes it does, but you really really have to tease the fuck out of your hair to get it to stay in place which can be achieved just as well with hair spray. My biggest disappointment with this product is how effing expensive it is for how little product you get. I actually thought they sold me an already used one because of how light it felt, but at 10ml of product this was such a waste of money :( – Beth

Nivea Skin Firming Cellulite Gel-Cream


Firstly, what is a gel-cream? Pick one! At R99 I guess I should’ve known that this product wasn’t going to have amazing overnight effects, but hey a girl can dream can’t she? I loved how this product (which is actually more of a gel) absorbs so quickly into your skin, and I love how moisturising it is. BUT it’s not doing anything about cellulite. Sorry girls, if you’re looking to spend about R100 on an anti-cellulite product, it’s not going to happen. A product I do love from this Nivea range is the skin firming body lotion, very subtle scent and absorbs quickly! It’s only R64 – get your hands on it here.

Let us know what products you’ve bought that just weren’t worth the hype, or if you’ve tried these products and really enjoyed them!

Love, disappointment and ice-cream




  1. […] you feel that? I have also tried a few products that just didn’t do anything for my hair, like this Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor. Anyway, I like to spice up my conditioning routine by adding in some of the […]

  2. So strange how some products can work for some people, and not for others – I love the Aussie 3 minute miracle! If you’re looking for something to add volume to thin hair, try Nioxin DiaBoost – I was blown away by this product! It has some big claims (like increasing the volume of your hair by 11 000 strands – WHAT?!), but other than the too-good-to-be-true promises, it actually DOES make your hair appear thicker.

    1. Yeah – totally agree, thats why its hard to recommend things, and why i added in the disclaimer at the beginning of the post :) I think my hair is just too damaged for the Aussie to work!

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