On a frequent solo date with myself while waiting for my husband to pick me up, I spent a couple of hours in the Department Store looking for pretty product packaging, reading ingredients, and judging some product descriptions to be sweet empty words (thanks to the nature of my work).
It wasn’t my first time doing this but it was one of those rare occasions that I thought out to bring spare money. Oh, the pleasure!
I bought EOS Medicated Lip Balm Tangerine; a lippie I immediately fallen in love with upon encountering its scent. I love how it smells halfway between tangerine and butter. And when I slid this on my lips, oooh I have fallen in love deeper! It’s rare for me to find a balm this good; it doesn’t have that heavy waxy texture that creases on your lips, that is characteristic of its petroleum-based competitors.
Normally, EOS lip balms cost Php 250.00 online but on Robinson’s Department Store, they’re priced at Php 230.00 (.25 oz / 7 g)
Another purchase I made was this tea tree -based BB cream from Body Shop. I am not a fan of BB creams like how I used to but what sane acne-suffering (vain) woman would be able to resist this?
Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream fares at Php 795.00 (40 ml)
Frankly, I consider this pricey for my usual cosmetic purchase. But prior to buying this, the clerk swatched a tester on my skin so I was able to see & feel the quality of the BB cream. I like how each drop comes as chunky yet non-greasy that it’s enough to cover the whole face with a thin matte finish. I think this tube will last me some three to four months if I would use it every time I’ll go to work. (But since I don’t use makeup everyday, add 2 months, maybe.) So on further thought, this is really economical though it doesn’t come as cheap as the others. (But it’s cheap for a Body Shop BB Cream!)
I could say these are one of those cosmetic purchases I sincerely don’t regret the minute I use them at home. But I would’ve liked it more if the ingredients of the BB cream are *visibly written on the packaging instead of the clerk saying it has tea tree which you could obviously tell from its name.
*You have to peel the packaging sticker to see the complete formulation. But could you get away with not buying the product if you’ll partly peel it just to check the ingredients?
I can’t pinpoint if I’ll say I’m happy, raving, or obsessed but there’s just no way I’ll be skimping on using my EOS. 😀 I am excited to empty my Medicated Tangerine to have a justifiable reason to buy the Sweet Mint flavor. Oh, sweet painful waiting!
If you want to know the full ingredients of the products, click the links below: