Impulse buying this holiday season has mostly gotten me into trouble! Nothing terrible, mind you, but just a tad bit excessive than the budget I usually stick to. Of course, that can be expected of the holidays. Cosmetic companies are forever coming up with gift/value packs, palettes, and other special edition items, making it the ideal time to hoard beauty loot for the year ahead. One of my explorations have brought me to the web-based doorstep of Bon Marche, an online beauty store that deals US brands for competitive prices.
Yes, I know it sounds like an endorsement, but I’m not affiliated with Bon Marche. I just really like their offerings. For example, I saw a special offer by the shop to help out the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Selected items from Maybelline, Revlon, and Burt’s Bees were offered at PHP 180 each, with all proceeds going to charity. Perhaps this was one time when my impulse buying could actually do some good. Here’s what I ended up getting:
For the record, I was very pleased with Bon Marche’s service. The transaction was quick and painless, while the delivery was prompt. I paid PHP 180 each for the eyeshadow and lipstick, plus the PHP 60 shipping fee. My (sealed!) Revlon goodies came packed properly, and the eyeshadow was bubble wrapped for safety. I was positively giddy when the package arrived and, yes, I do plan on purchasing more stuff from Bon Marche in future. 🙂