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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Worth the Hype?



I'm sure I'm not the only one who has bought something due to the fact that the world and it's wife has blogged about. It's like when at school it was cool to collect Pokemon cards, or put balls of gloop in your airing cupboard to make it have 'babies' (I'm talking about those Aliens, you know what I mean, right?) Anyway, we are all dragged in by hypes, and sometimes I question are they really worth it?

So in this post I've picked some of the items I bought due to the hype online, and will give my opinion of whether  I  think they're worth the hype!

Maybelline Color Tatoos



Simply put, yes! I think these little beauties are amazing. I think the On and On Bronze (right) is better, as it has a creamier formula and lasts much longer, but overall, these are definitely worth all the hype. Best bit, they're only a fiver! More shades please Maybelline! 

MAC Painterly Paint Pot


When I first started watching Youtube Videos every other one contained this product. Seriously, it seemed like a holy grail item. When shopping I got it without even swatching it as there was not tester out, got it home and was a bit like, this is it? It's very concealer based colour, and I was just a bit like, what is the point? However I think the fact that I have worn it pretty much daily since I bought it, speaks for itself. I think I may need to try other colours too? Yes I hear you say, that's what I thought!

Revlon Lip Butters


I'm sure you are all sick to death hearing about these. When I first swatched them, I hated them. They were sticky and just not what I expected. I then swatched them again, and actually found this colour to work quite well, so I got it (mainly for this post! Or so I tell myself) I do get why everyone loves them so much, but to be honest they hype is so huge, that it really just did not live up to it for me. So it's a no from me. The Loreal version on the other hand....

O.P.I Nail Envy


Firstly I did not pay £18 for this. I snatched it up on Buyapowa, and oh my goodness, when I do run out, I think the £18 will be spent. I love it. My nails have never felt or looked better, gone is the flaky, breaky nails, hello strong new ones. It crops up quite regularly on Buyapowa too, so keep an eye out for it!1 Definitely worth the hype. Your nails will love you. 

Chanel Bronze Universal


I've been wanting this for a while, and got a gift card for Boots for Easter, and thought, why not? I've got to say, I think the price tag, is very high for what it is, but it is also the only cream bronzer I can think of on the market. It really does add that something special to your make-up, but I also think you could live without it. I'm really split on this item, I think if you have the money, great, get it, but if you don't there are better things to spend your money on!

And finally, a little extra:


I absolutely love these books, especially the second and recommend them to anyone. I honestly thought I wouldn't like this, but I am yet to find someone who does not like these. The film is extremely good too!

I hope this post has come in slightly useful, I think I'm going to do another one at some point in the future so keep a look out!

Have you tried any of these? Do you think they're worth the hype?

Laura xoxo





65 comments:

  1. The Hunger Games are definitely worth the hype!x

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  2. I really want to try Nail Envy!
    Must admit I don't understand the massive hype around Revlon lip butters, I got one but gave it away because I was so majorly unimpressed haha xxxx

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    1. I'll bring it with me and you can try it if you like ?
      I know, I don't get it haha

      xoxo

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  3. I really want Nail Envy-it sounds amazingxxx

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  4. I have considered buying the Chanel Bronze Universal on and off for the past year. Though a part of me still wants it, my more rational side is saying 'You already have bronzers!' Thank you for being the only blogger I've come across who doesn't think it's a necessity! Also, The Hunger Games is amazing, I didn't think I would like it either but I was hooked as soon as I started! :) xx

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    1. You're welcome, it is nice, but definitely not needed :)
      I love them :)

      xoxo

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  5. I'm going to have to try Nail Envy now!

    I loved all The Hunger Games books! I haven't seen the film yet though.

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    1. It's really good :)
      Watch the film it's gooood :)

      xoxo

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  6. THe Chanel Bronze Universal is one of my fav' make up stuff. Use it all the time !!

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  7. Great post. I wasn't too impressed with the lip butters either, they're alright though! I have the Mac paint pot in Rubinesque. I was going to get painterly, but I like that you can wear rubinesque alone or with other shades. Really want to read The Hunger Games. Next on my list after The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest xx

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    1. Thank you :)
      I want to try rubinesque!
      Hunger Games are amazing :)

      xoxo

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  8. I don't like the lip butters either. The paint pots are great bases, try groundwork next.
    xx

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    1. Glad it's not just me :) Ok, I will :)

      xoxo

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  9. I really want/need the OPI nail envy, mine are so flaky :( I've asked for the Hunger Games books for my birthday - can't wait to read them! x

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    1. It's really good :)
      Oh, you will love them :)

      xoxo

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  10. The Hunger Games, is definitely worth the hype! :D

    http://georgialouisa.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I remember the aliens! You put them in the refrigerator and they grow! Haha :) xx

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one :)

      xoxo

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  12. Love this post its such a great idea! I really want to try the maybelline colour tattoos and the lip butters, might go for the loreal version though! Have you done a review on them? Love the idea of the painterly pot too!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Thank you Lucy :)
      I love the color tattoos :) I haven't done a review on any of them but lots of bloggers have so I'm sure you will find one :)

      xoxo

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  13. I have the nail envy, and we found it on ebay for same sort of price Buyapowa were selling it for. Use it all the time, great base coat and my nails look fab! Definitely worth the hype!xx

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    1. Oh that's good then :)
      I love it :)

      xoxo

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  14. Interesting post! I agree, some items have definitely been hyped up and can be disappointing once you actually get them. I am still waiting on the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows to come to Aus :) Can't wait for the bronze one to be mine.

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    1. Thank you :)
      Ooo I love the bronze one :) Hope they come soon :)

      xoxo

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  15. i saw the nail envy on buyapowa but wasnt sure if i should get it or not. i think i definitely will when its next on (fingers crossed it will be!)
    aouibitof.blogspot.com x

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    1. It comes up quite a lot so I wouldn't worry :)

      xoxo

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  16. I've never used Nail Envy but I've been using Nail Tek Foundation II and it has turned my nails into these unbreakable things that seem to grow like crazy lol It's a lot cheaper than Nail Envy so worth a try.
    I swatched a few Lip Butters on my hand in boots and didn't get any - the price seemed to high for what it is :(
    Sylwia xxx

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    1. Oo I'll look into that then :)
      I thought the same too :)

      xoxo

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  17. swatched the lip buttesr for the first time test and thought they were kinda a bit like coloured balms? im sure ill get some one day! i got nail envy mini on ebay for £3, used it for 2ish weeks and just waiting until they're a bit stronger! theyve been peeling like crazy since i stupidly put on false nails!

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    1. Some are nice, but they are just over hyped!
      Wow, £3, what a bargain :)
      Mine are still recovering from falsies from 4 years ago haha.

      xoxo

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  18. also, great post! because with hyped items you do kind of just fool yourself that you love them, because everyone else does, when in actually fact theyre just a bit average!

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  19. I totally agree about the Painterly pot.. it's similar to the feeling I got when I bought the Brulee eye shadow. Live and Learn! :P

    - Jaimie
    fawnandfoe.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been really contemplating those colour tattoos! Might have to go back and swatch again!And ooo yhh hunger games books = brilliant! Lol! Love the post! x

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    1. Thank you lovely :) You should get some :)

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  21. I really have to get those color tattoos!

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hmmm, so what does the painterly pot do? :) About books, I heard 50 Shades of Grey is pretty good. :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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    1. It's an eyeshadow :) But the colour kind of just neutralizes any colour you already have in your eyes and gives a nice natural look :)
      I've heard a lot about that too :)

      xoxo

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  23. The Hunger Games books are amazing, the movie didn't come near to how good the book was. Haven't tried the Chanel bronzer but I really want it.x

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    1. I thought the film was good too :)
      It is nice :)

      xoxo

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  24. Oh my gosh, aren't Revlon Lip Butters the absolute best? They're heaven-sent! My favorite is Candy Apple, there's not an obnoxious amount of pigment to be TOO MUCH. Also, yes yes yes, I've been crossing my fingers for the Color Tattoos to not be total duds, I'm so excited!

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  25. This is such a good post! I do wanna try the Chanel Bronze Universal despite it being so pricey! x

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    1. Thank you lovely :)
      Let me know if you do get it :)

      xoxo

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  26. Love this post! There's nothing worse than buying something due to hype and being disappointed! I personally hate the paint pots by MAC! I much prefer Maybellines version! Xx.

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    1. At least the maybelline ones are cheaper :) They just to do more colours :)

      xoxo

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  27. I've been wanting to try the color tattoo! Also LOVED the Hunger Game books! :)

    heatherhoneyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. DO IT :) They're really good :)

      xoxo

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  28. I own everything that you wrote about here (minus Painterly) and I have to say, you are spot on with every single item! Nail Envy changed my life....could take or leave Bronze Universal...LOVE the bronze colour tattoo, and the lip butters are okay, but nothing special. I am also in the middle of reading the hunger games and I love them!

    x Courtney
    http://www.strawberreeswing.blogspot.com

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  29. I definitely think Nail Envy (& the Hunger Games.. :)..) is worth the hype and then some. LOVE THEM! I really like the color tattoos as well. I don't hate the lip butters but agree they were WAY over hyped and I actually prefer the Loreal Colour Riche ones, even though they aren't really pigmented. I haven't tried painterly or the Chanel.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    1. Glad you agree :)
      Yeah they're nice, but not as good as everyone makes out :)

      xoxo

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  30. I love all of that stuff!
    X

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  31. I'm going to have to try Nail Envy now!

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  32. The O.P.I Nail Envy is amazing, I also have mine from Buyapowa.com. I love that website. x

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  33. Hey, I found you via the blog hop and am now following :D

    I bought two of the Revlon Lip Butters - Macaroon, which I hate and Berry Smoothie, which I can live with. I was definitely disappointed.

    Louise xx

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome :) Yes this one is Berry Smoothie which is the only one I found I liked :)

      xoxo

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