Pandora’s Box #9

pandora-april2015Beauty Pie’s signature category: the notorious Pandora’s Box. In here we put the most useless beauty products that collect dust and take up space in our bathroom cabinets.Products in this category aren’t necessarily bad (as we believe that there’s no such thing as bad cosmetics), but these items either didn’t fit in in our daily routines, didn’t fulfill what was promised on the packaging or just didn’t meet our expectations. We’ve all been there sometimes: impulsively buying a hyped face mask instead of a dinner in a fancy restaurant, or yet another nail polish, or something simply because it’s mass-market and is virtually free. Well, next time think twice, have you seen it flying out of Beauty Pie’s Pandora Box? Put it back on the shelf.

This is not the first time for us getting tricked into buying matte nail polish. We’ve done it before and we’ll probably do it all over again. The idea of edgy and cool blackboard nails is just way too appealing to resist. The problem with most of the mattifiers and Rimmel‘s Velvet Matte in particular is that they dry unevenly and chip off way too easily. Although for a split second, before the spell vanishes, it looks amazing and you almost convince yourself that you’ve found a matte nail polish that worked.

Don’t get us wrong, we really appreciate what Laino is doing in terms of producing organic and affordable skincare. This hand cream has honey in it and thus quite a nice scent, but guess what else it has in common with honey? It’s sticky. We just applied it and can hardly type. So this going to be short, sorry.

We believe there’s a typo in the name of this hair conditioner from Rituals. While it reads It’s a Wrap, it should have been It’s a Crap instead. No, seriously, how else do you call a product that makes your hair bristly, unruly  and dry, and on top of everything gives it a smell of a wet dog?

Face creams are tricky. Once you find your perfect one it is either worth a fortune or they stop producing it right after your discovery. Sometimes we all give up and randomly choose a budget cream hoping it might be the one. And often we are wrong. Again. The nice pink jar of L’Oréal Skin Perfection is claiming to be moisturising but we’ve never noticed any of it. Instead we got pimples, but hey they do match the jar colour.

You’ve probably heart a lot about a magic face mask from Malin+Goetz Detox Mask, and most likely the majority of reviews were really praising. Well, in pursuit of a glowing skin we didn’t think twice before purchasing this bewitched remedy. It’s not like we hate it, but it’s hard to say anything good about it too. Well, yeah, it foams in a cool way after application and face looks a bit fresher after all (or are we seeing double?), but all that ain’t enough to justify 40€ price tag, is it? Because, frankly, any other face mask in the world is capable of delivering the same results.

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