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As much as I try and keep this site as positive as possible, now and again I need to have a bloody good rant on here. If you've read my previous post about how I'm trying to get through as many products as I can whilst being on a spending ban. This has actually given me the motivation to start sorting through the masses of beauty products which I have and to sort things out. I've wanted to do a series on items which aren't worth the hype and what you should save your money on. Obviously posts like this should come with a warning - these items are things which either don't work for me, or I don't think is worth the hype. However if these products work for you, brilliant.

The first two items are things which you will have seen in my Project 10 post - La Roche-Posay Serozinc and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash. Ideally Serozinc is aimed at those who have oily, acne prone and irritated skin, however I bought it on a whim purely because there was so much hype around it and I just had to have it. Does it make any difference or impact on my skin? Nope. Believe it or not I'm using this to wet my beauty blender on a morning purely because I can't be bothered to walk to the bathroom, and secondly just to use it up. I really can't comment whether this works as it's not targeted to my skin type.

Next up is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, which again I had high hopes for considering I am obsessed with their Micellar Water. Unlike the micellar water, I find this to be too drying on my skin and I feel like I either I have to go in for a second cleanse, with a cream cleanser to put some moisture back into my skin or to slather my face with an intensive moisturiser afterwards. Considering their micellar water is anything but drying on the skin, this really does confuse me as to why the matching cleanser from the same range has to be so drying. The plus side with this is that it does an amazing job of removing all make up from my skin. However once used up, I won't be repurchasing.

Who remembers the hype last summer around Aldi's Lacura Caviar face range - noted as a dupe for La Prairie skin care. The only bit of the range which I could get my hands on was their 3 minute face mask and immediately after slapping this on my face, I had to take it off. Honestly my skin hated it - after literally 30 seconds my face was red and felt hot - like I was having a reaction to it. I've since tried this on my skin since and each time I have the same reaction. Initially I was thinking was this due to the price, however I've used more cheaper skin care on my face and never had such a reaction. This experience has put me off the range and if anyone mentions the products to me, I always tell them that I don't think it's worth the hype.

The last product which I don't think is worth the hype is Niod's Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex - this is just a deluxe sample which I have from a Tili Box, as the full size 30ml retails for £38. Personally for me it's the scent and the feeling of this on the skin - I really can't describe it, but as soon as I apply this, I can sit for about a minute or two before I have to take it off. The texture of this is unique and I really just don't like it on my skin. As much as I want to try their Instagram filter in a bottle, if the texture is like this complex - I won't be buying it. Are any of these products your favourites or must haves?