Don’t Buy This Cleanser: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

I’m typically a Burt’s Bees fan which is why I grabbed this cleanser recently when I realized I was out of my Sebu bar I’ve been using in the shower. Bad move. It’s one of the worst I’ve ever tried. It’s not listed on the front label but it has some sort of menthol or peppermint in it that’s so strong it burned my eyes without even using it directly on them. Combine that with its lard-like texture that’s hard to break down and does nothing to cleanse the skin and it’s just a total disaster. I wish there was something redeeming about it but I think it’s just a waste of $8.

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What Not to Buy: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System

Although you probably wouldn’t guess it, I keep my get-ready routine pretty streamlined. Makeup that’s too fussy or hard to apply is needless especially when the trend is going toward BB Creams and other all-in-one type products that save time and money. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System $35 is one of those annoying products that shouldn’t exist. My sister bought the system a few months back and wasn’t impressed so she gave it to me to try. They call it a 3-step system (using only 2 products?) where you first base coat using the mascara, then add nylon fibers which are one of the worst ideas ever to be produced in the world of cosmetics if you ask me. They fly off, get in your eyes, and add nothing but clumps to lashes which is exactly what you’re trying to avoid. The third step is more mascara over top which then displaces the fibers and moves them into your mascara tube. It’s just a big mess.

The mascara itself is fine- I like the formula and the brush, but the fiber stuff is just bad. If you’re looking for fuller lashes, skip the gimmics and go get Latisse. It’s FDA approved to be in your eyes and works like magic.

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