Useless products to avoid (October)

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
I'm opening a new thread for this month. So far we have

Samy Instant Icing Re-styler
Calvin Klein cream eyeshadow
No7 High shine lipgloss
L'Oreal Glamshine
Mouthwashes (except Corsodyl)
No7 nailvarnishes
HappyHairDays Argan Oil shampo & conditioner
NailsInc varnishes
Superdrug MUA eyeshadows
Whitening toothpastes or home whitening kits
Nivea in-shower moisturiser
Soft & Gentle deodorant
ByTerry eyebrow liner
Collection 2000 mineral powder foundation
John Frieda Rootbooster Blowdry Lotion
Alpha H balancing facewash
Mitchum stick antiperspirant
SeaSalt spray

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  • Phil Smith "Big it Up" shampoo. Glad I bought it on offer as it gets your hair clean but mine was still flat as a pancake.

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  • ToothsmithToothsmith Forumite
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    Original list should read

    "Except Corsodyl when prescribed for specific conditions"

    Used for the sake of it it's just as useless as all the others - and probably worse because it stains like mad.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • Sharon87Sharon87 Forumite
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    Toothsmith wrote: »
    Original list should read

    "Except Corsodyl when prescribed for specific conditions"

    Used for the sake of it it's just as useless as all the others - and probably worse because it stains like mad.

    And tastes horrible! I only ever use it if I have a pain in my teeth, it usually helps.
  • ToothsmithToothsmith Forumite
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    Seeing a dentist would be better.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • ibizafan_2ibizafan_2 Forumite
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    Superdrug Dry Shampoo. Absolutely useless.
  • Tiggy10Tiggy10 Forumite
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    I agree with collection mineral powder - only useful for making a huge mess everywhere and cakeing on the face!!

    I've found the Elvive high gloss shampoo useless. It doesnt clean well and the 'high shine' part of the product just leaves a glittery shimmer on my face!
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  • A touch of silver shampoo
    Made no difference at all, except; brought my head out in a rash and made my head sweat - nice.
    Now using it to clean the loo, its not too bad at that. :)
  • littleratlittlerat Forumite
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    Beenie wrote: »
    No7 High shine lipgloss
    No7 nailvarnishes
    NailsInc varnishes

    Can we argue with these? :D :rotfl:

    Any conditioning nail varnish remover, I just find I have to soak and rub so much I think it actually does more damage.

    Expensive moisturisers. I now use boots cheap stuff. I think in expensive ones you're paying for the name and them to add way too much perfume.

    Mousey - scary that it's strong enough to clean the loo!
  • *max**max* Forumite
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    The "Naked" shampoo range. Made my hair really dry and impossible to get a brush through.

    In my case, any cheap-ish "matte" foundation. Despite having combination skin, they just cake horribly and look like a mask no matter how I apply them.
  • Callie22Callie22 Forumite
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    Timotei Organic shampoo - absolutely horrible. I bought the stuff for dry hair and all it did was dry it out more!
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