Tag: Products I regret buying

18 Feb 2013

Today I’ll be sharing some products with you that just didn’t work for me. These are items I wish I’d never spent my money on knowing that I could have bought something much better… 😉
What are yours? Let me know in the comments!

Essence I love Stage Eyeshadow Base: Essence is a budget brand that is sold at Ulta here in the US. Last year, when I was visiting my family in The Netherlands, I picked up their eye shadow base (it’s sold in most drugstores there, since it’s an European brand). The price was great (just €2,49), but unfortunately it didn’t work for me that well. It didn’t make my eye shadow last at all! My eye shadow creased after an hour or so. It was definitely a ‘fail’ product for me. Check out my review on it here.

Essence I love Stage Eyeshadow Eye Shadow Base

Loose powders by Fyrinnae Makeup: Fyrinnae a brand that is known for their original colors and formulas. All products are vegan: this means no silk, carmine, pearl, beeswax, etc. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to something in these products. I’m not sure what, but I’m thinking it’s the high level of mica, over the years I’ve found out that my skin is not a fan of this. Back in 2009 I tried a couple of Fyrinnae face products and posted a review. The funny thing is, I wrote this review before I found out that these products were breaking me out. It’s interesting to read my ‘review’, obviously I should have waited a little longer with writing it. Lesson learned though, I know try something for at least three weeks before sharing my results. 😉

Fyrinnae Makeup

Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Reviva Labs is a brand that you can find online and I’ve also seen them at Ulta. Two years ago I tried their Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which is a daily moisture booster. I didn’t purchase it myself, it was sent to me for review purposes. Hyaluronic Acid helps raise skin’s moisture level to fill-in furrow, plump up tissues and tone-down lines. Long story short: I hated it! Did not work for me at all… Click here for the review I wrote after trying it for a while.

Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Black Radiance Liquid Eyeliner: Black Radiance is a cosmetics brand owned by Markwins, the company that also owns the very popular Wet ‘n Wild. A couple of years ago I tried their liquid liner. This liner did everything it’s not supposed to do: it smudges on me, it wasn’s not waterproof and it definitely wasn’t long lasting. You can read my full review on their liquid liner here.

Black Radiance Liquid Eyeliner
Black Radiance Liquid Eyeliner

Not what I was going for. 🙁


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.


  1. oef er zitten echt een paar slechte tussen voor die liner, baaaaaaaad

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