I have spent a lot of time trying new products to share with you, but sometimes what I try simply doesn’t make the cut. Today I’m going to share with you some product and project fails! Click below to watch the video or keep reading.
I love the theory behind this beeswax wrap. It’s supposed to be a sustainable way to pack up your food, but at least this particular brand just did not work for me. The sticky residue had no problem coming off on my fingers, but it wouldn’t stick to itself! It didn’t seem much different than wrapping up a sandwich in a large paper towel.
If you’re looking for a sustainable way to store leftovers and snacks, I’d recommend the stasher bags, or a knock off set like these.
Brother P-Touch Cube
A while back I reviewed a bunch of different label makers, and while this label maker looks really cute, I could not get it to print right.
No matter what I tried, it would not line up and print a label properly. Also, it came with so little sample tape that I quickly ran out and couldn’t even keep trying.
I love the looks of matching shampoo and conditioner containers. I keep my soap in glass bottles by the sink, and I thought this was going to be a huge win. But let me just ask you – have you ever tried to fill a conditioner bottle? Conditioner is very thick and it spills and sputters everywhere! I was very determined and I did get the bottle full, but it made a mess and took forever. Once I finally got the conditioner decanted, I stuck the pump in, only to have the straw part come disconnected which made the bottle completely broken.
Heat Transfer Vinyl on Zipper Pouches
I absolutely love these zipper pouches (and I did an entire review of them here!) but the one downside is that there is no great way to label them. I decided to try using heat transfer vinyl, but it simply didn’t stick. I also ended up melting part of the zipper in the process. It was a definite DIY fail!
A while back I was on a diet that was very specific about what you could eat, and one of the recipes was for crackers made entirely out of seeds and flax seed (they were called Flackers) I wish we still had the picture of Tasha’s face when she tried to eat them! We ended up throwing them out because nobody could tolerate them.
Magnetic False Eyelashes
These sound like a great idea, and so easy in theory! Two strips of false eyelashes that magnetize to each other. I’d love to not have to put glue on my eyelid, but wow. It was so much harder than it sounds.
The magnets simply would not line up. I even looked up some YouTube reviews and found that several beauty bloggers struggled with them too. It’s probably best to just stick with the old fashioned kind of false eyelashes.
Silicone Ponytail Holder
This is one of those things that I saw ads for months before I finally bought it. It’s a silicone ponytail holder that’s supposed to give your ponytail more volume and keep your hair from creasing.
Now, I will caveat that I have incredibly thick and smooth hair. But I could not get my ponytail to stay any longer than 30 to 90 minutes. If you have a more textured hair, this may be a great product for you! But for me, it was a definite fail.
Hopefully today wasn’t too much of a downer! I’ve tried dozens and dozens of products that I love (you can click right here to read about my top 10 favorite organizing products!)
Have you tried any of the products I mentioned today and were you able to get them to work? Let me know in the comments!
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