To follow up my Best of 2019 Beauty + Books post, I wanted to share my least favorite things from 2019.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette: This palette is not the worst one I have ever bought, but it was a bit disappointing. I love the cool-toned shades, but the shimmer shades are problematic and need to be built up to have good pigment. Also, I despise the velvet packaging because it gets dirty so easily (review)
The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: This makeup remover was effective at removing my eyeshadow and mascara, but it burned my eyes. I had to use a tiny amount at a time otherwise my eyes would burn (review)
JiinJu Lemon Crush Hand Cream: I fell for the adorable animal container, but the container hardly had any hand cream in it. I also had to constantly layer on more hand cream because it did not make my hands feel soft and moisturized like regular hand creams (review)
Lush Fairy Trumpets Bath Bomb: When I was visiting my parents, I purchased 5 bath bombs from Lush, and 3 made my 2019 favorites. However, this one was by far my least favorite because it fizzed very quickly, and the pink floral pattern stained the bathtub pink (review)
Lush Mercury in Retrograde Bath Bomb: This bath bomb was a bit better than the previous one, but it was not that exciting to watch especially for being part of the Halloween collection. The bath bomb did have a nice fruity and spicy scent, and it did not leave any residue in the tub (review)
Masque Me Up Bubbeling Sheet Mask: This bubbling sheet mask made my face feel nice and clean, but I am not really a fun of bubbling masks because the sensation is so weird and I cannot get used to it (review)
Masque Me Up Foot Mask Socks: This foot mask did make my feet feel soft, but the results were not long-lasting, and it would be more affordable to use a foot lotion that has the same results (review)
The Ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil: I do not care for the sakura scent, and I also found the oil difficult to use because it is so runny compared to a regular shower gel (review)
The Ritual of Sakura Soothing Hand Balm: Again I do not like the cherry blossom scent of this hand balm, and even though the balm made my hands feel soft, the balm was so thick and made my hands feel greasy (review)
TonyMoly Red Cheeks Girl’s Patch: I bought these cheek patches from Sephora, and they were completely worthless. The patches constantly slid down my face, and they did not reduce any redness (review)
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo: The dry shampoo has a very strong floral scent, which I did not like. Even though it was effective at making my hair less oily, the price is so expensive compared to Batiste (review)
Miqura Hair Steam Mask: I enjoyed the experience of using a hair mask, but the mask had the same results as using a regular conditioner. My hair just felt soft from using this mask (review)
The Girls by Emma Cline: This book is inspired by the Manson Family and the murder of Sharon Tate because it is set in the 1960s and followed 14-year-old Evie as she spends her summer with a group of girls who live at a ranch and are devoted to a man named Russell. I did not like this book because it was overly written, Evie constantly went on tangents, and I felt like nothing actually happened in the story (review)
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: This is Ruth Ware’s first novel and it follows Nora after she was invited to a former best friend’s hen do who she has not spoken to in 10 years. At first, everything seems fine in the remote glass house, but they soon realize they are not alone in the woods. I enjoyed the creepy setting of the glass house in the woods, but the plot itself was a let down compared to her other books (review)
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli: I loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and this book is the official sequel that was told from Leah’s perspective. The story follows Leah and her friends through their senior year of high school, but I do not like Leah as a character because she is so negative, which was the only downfall (but a big one) of this book (review)
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs: This book is the third novel in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, and it follows Jacob and Emma as they rescue their peculiar companions from a guarded fortress. I loved the first two books of the series, but to me this one was slow-paced, and I felt like I had to force myself to finish it because I wanted to know how the story arc ended (review)
This Book Loves You by Pewdiepie: I remember when Pewdiepie first released this book, but his book just contains demotivational quotes and images. I did not care for the demotivational quotes because they revolved around not being good enough. The book only took 15 minutes to read through, and I would never look through it again (review)
The Emoji Movie (2017): This movie is about a multi-expression emoji that is sent to be deleted after he messes up a message. I knew this movie was going to be bad, but I was curious to see why it was so bad. This movie was not funny at all and it literally was just an advertisement for all the apps you can get on a smartphone.
The Last Summer (2019): The movie follows high school graduates during their final summer together before heading to college. I mainly watched this movie because of KJ Apa, but I seriously do not remember anything that happened in it, which tells you something.
The Kissing Booth (2018): A high school student comes face-to-face with her crush when she signs up for a kissing booth at a spring carnival. I like Joey King and the acting was good, but this movie was so predictable and cliche and not in a good way.
The Perfect Date (2019): The movie is about a high school student who creates an app to offer his services as a fake date to make money for college, but he develops feelings for someone. The movie had likable actors including Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes, but Noah plays the exact same role as in To All The Boys I Loved Before (2018) and Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018), which made this movie very predictable.
Polar (2019): A retiring assassin is marked for a hit by his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees. The movies had great actors including Mads Mikkelson and Vanessa Hudgens, but it had over the top violence, which made me not enjoy it.
Unicorn Store (2017): After failing out of art school, a painter receives an invitation to fulfill her lifelong dream of adopting a unicorn. After watching this movie, my first reaction was what? The only positive of this movie is the cast including Samuel L. Jackson and Joan Cusack. Other than that the movie is so weird, and I do not know what the point of it was.
13 Reasons Why Season 3: Unlike the first 2 seasons which focused on Hannah Baker, the focus of this season is on Bryce Walker’s disappearance. I enjoyed the first 2 seasons of 13 Reasons Why, but I felt like it should have ended there because this season is so boring and takes forever to get through. I stopped on episode 8 months ago, and I have not picked up this series since.
Black Mirror Season 5: I love Black Mirror, but season 5 only had 3 episodes compared to the previous seasons that had up to 6. Out of the 3 episodes, I only liked the episode Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too with Miley Cyrus. The other two episodes just felt meh, and they did not live up to what I expected of Black Mirror.
Once Upon a Time Season 6: Another series I used to love was Once Upon a Time because I loved how the fairy tale characters were brought to the modern world, but by season 5, I was getting bored. It literally took me six months to watch season 6, because it was no longer exciting, and I know I will not be continuing season 7 to watch the reboot.
Be sure to check out my previous Worst of Beauty + Books posts!
What were your least favorite things from 2019?