I've been meaning to write a post like this for quite a while, but only knew of a few products that I knew I was never going to buy. I've added some others, which are on the list for other factors such as price, colours or brand.

Lime Crime
I've included the Velve-Tin Mini Velvetines Trio as an example but Lime Crime is a brand I will never buy from. The whole brand and the founder/owner Doe Deere have caused controversy which completely put me off the brand. They've attempted legal action against two bloggers in 2009 and 2014 for speaking out against the brand. Their website was hacked a few years ago and people on Reddit have claimed money was taken out of their bank due to this and they've never been refunded. In the past, they've said they were a cruelty-free brand but had included beeswax in their products. There is even a section on their website that addresses all the controversies they've had which proves my point. I wouldn't give them or the founder my money, no matter how pretty their packaging is.

Huda Beauty
The Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette - Rose Gold Edition looks absolutely stunning. It has 18 shades of eyeshadows, with textures including matte, foil-effect and satin textures. The foil-effect shadows look like they'll be very pigmented, especially shades like 'rose gold', 'trust fund' and 'angelic'. The matte shades will compliment it well. Why won't I be buying it? It's £56. £56!! I do love to occasionally splurge on products, but it with it being similar in shade range to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette and a few shimmery shades from other palettes I own, it's not one I can just pick up on a whim one day.

Jeffree Star
When Jeffree was on Myspace I enjoyed his music and loved how eccentric he was. Over the years he said things that he definitely should not have said including racist comments and remarks over other peoples looks. He has since apologised but I think if you have made remarks like this in the past, I don't have much faith in him not behaving like this in the future. He's created drama with brands such as Too Faced which is one of my favourite brands and I just don't think the behaviour is professional. I'll never give my money to Jeffree Star.

Nugg Face Masks
I love a good face mask. They add moisture to the skin, make you feel refreshed and feel like a bit of a treat. The Nugg Hydrating Face Masks are £17.99 for a pack of 5 which makes each 10ml mask £3.59 each. For me, I prefer a pot or tube where I can apply as much or as little as I want for the price, rather than knowing I only have five uses. They'd be great if you travelled often, but as someone who works from home (on this blog!), they're not much use to me.

Lipstick Queen Products
I love a bit of a gimmick, but when you're spending a fair amount of money on makeup, I want it to look pretty in my makeup storage. That seems like an odd one, but if you're using products often, dark green products don't really stand out for the right reasons. The Lipstick Queen products such as the Frog Prince Lip Gloss (£22) is an emerald green, that when applied onto the lips turns into a bespoke rose pink with a high-shine finish. I can't see myself picking up something that I don't know what the final colour will be.

Alpha-H Liquid Rose Gold
This is a moisturising product from Alpha-H that aims to tone, exfoliate and nourish the skin along with a variety of other benefits. I have used Alpha-H products before and have been pretty impressed by them, but although there has been a huge hype for this product, at £37 I'm not jumping for it. I'm quick to leap for skincare products that look great, but I've seen mixed reviews and I feel like I just can't invest in something that just may not work for me.

Jouer x Jeffree Star
I think from the above, it's pretty clear why I won't be buying the Jeffree Star Long Wear Lip Topper from Jouer Cosmetics. It's the prettiest pink shade with shimmer in it that can be worn alone or over a selection of liquid lipsticks. Jouer seems like a fantastic brand with stunning products, but this collaboration is one I won't be supporting. Although all the profits are going to be donated to the LA LGBT Center, I'd rather make a separate small donation and buy a different Jouer lip product.

La Mer
In the past year, La Mer has hit headlines with their skincare range that comes with a hefty price tag. The La Mer 'The Perfecting Treatment' is £170 for 50ml. It screams luxury and is made to blur pores, diffuse light and create a delicate glow. It's about £140 more than I'd spend on a skincare product, so it's a no from me.

Juvia's Place
The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette is filled with 12 warm-toned shadows that include 4 matte shades and 8 shimmering shadows. The eyeshadows included could be made up from other palettes I own, such as the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, or the Morphe 35O. For £30.00 for 12 shadows that I probably have already dotted around in other palettes, it seems like I'd be wasting my money. The packaging is unique and definitely draws me in, but I couldn't justify spending money on it.



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