BS Lip and Cheek Stain Exiting Soon?

23 06 2009

Lip and Cheek Stain

Last Saturday, I and a colleague were strolling around Robinsons Galleria when I noticed Body Shop still on sale.  Was the anniversary sale extended again?  I wondered… As we got closer, I realized the items on sale were different from the last time, as far as I can recall.  One item on the display window piqued my interest so I asked my colleague if it was ok to check out the items. 

While my buddy was trying a free make-over, I expressed to the staff my liking for their Lip and Cheek Stain.  According to her, this favorite item of mine will be phased out  soon co’z it’s not selling very well in other countries unlike in Manila.   If ever, this will be the second Body Shop product I patronize that is exiting the market, the first was the Tea Tree Oil Pressed Powder.





Body Shop Sale Extended

15 06 2009

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Girls, grab your shopping basket before the day ends co’z today is the last day of the Extended Sale at all Body Shop outlets.  Get as much as 70% discount on your favorite stuffs.

Speaking of favorite stuff, mine is the Lip and Cheek Stain.   Since it was launched here in the Philippines, I never ran out of stock of this item.  I always have at least 2 pieces of this fabulous beauty essential in my vanity drawer.  How’s that?  Well, I just never missed to purchase this item whenever it’s on sale.  I got myself 2 pieces last month when it was offered at 40% off.  Now, that makes 4 in my drawer.  So, you know…

What make this item a really “must-have”  for me?  First is the price.  At Php795, it costs a little cheaper compared to other brands like Smashbox, Mac and ModelCo.  And if you’re regularly checking out Body Shop, you should not miss the sale events that usually include this stuff offered at 40% off or “Buy 1, Take 1”.  Isn’t that hot?  Another thing I like about this stuff is the natural glow it gives my cheeks and with just a little powder and lip color, off I can go….





Go Natural! Go for Mineral Make-up (MMU)

29 11 2008

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Mineral make-up is gaining popularity these days.  Even the likes of Body Shop (one of my favorites, I’ve always been a “natural” fanatic) and L’oreal have joined the mineral cosmetics scene.  The use of minerals as cosmetics traces its origins to ancient civilizations.  Egyptians mixed powdered lead and sheep fat to make black kohl for their eyebrows and eyelashes, and used a bright green paste made from copper minerals for eye shadow.*  Cleopatra used crushed mica as her body shimmer. 

Since its introduction here in the Philippines in 2006, many, I supposed, had started to shift to using mineral make-up.  I, for one, had long been wanting to try it (not because I’m a make-up person. I still believe and usually go for the natural or no make-up look.) but since I usually make a little research first before making my purchase, and I hadn’t done it until recently, I hadn’t made any conversion yet.  I’m hoping to receive my package from the USPS Shipping Services soonest for my online purchase of Monave sampler kit so I can experience the benefits as claimed by the early converts.

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Among the features of MMU include – no preservatives; free of talc, dye, perfume, synthetic fillers and parabens; the natural pigments blend easily on the skin and provide superior coverage; creates a more natural look, rejuvenates and hydrates skin; and you can sleep with it.

Suggested brands to try primarily due to availability of local distributors are Bare Escentuals, Luminare and Ellana.

 *Confessions of a Beauty Junkie by the Beauty Bar, Issue 1 2008