Goodbye VMV, Hello Clarins!

Rating: ★★★★★
Category: Other

I couldn’t help it. I really don’t like my new VMV Skin Alchemy that I gave it to my sister today. It’s just a week old and it irks me that I threw away 1.2K ($24) for something so unsatisfactory.

I went to Rustan’s and asked around for Clarins. I was met with furrowed eyebrows and blank stares when I asked them where the Clarins Institut was. I sighed and inwardly shuddered when I was forced to clarify my meaning by saying “Clareens”. As expected, I got the response I needed, “Ah! Clareens! Ah, sa 2nd floor yun, miss.” Oh, gawd, this was Zerox versus Zeerox all over again.

Anyhoo, I came home with a 1.7K ($34) bottle in my hand and I’ve never been happier. Trust me, it’s the most sulit health & beauty purchase I’ve had in ages. One squirt is enough to provide protection for your entire face and neck. It’s SPF8 and it works well with your regular sunblock. It also has excellent blendability. The best part of it is that you don’t need anything else on your face, because it gives you this dewy glow that looks amazing even after you’ve climbed up and down a torturous sadistic wall.

Value for money means a lot to me especially since I just learned from Rowena that Shu Uemura products in Japan cost half as much as the ones being sold here. Highway robbery, anyone? Like I have a choice anyway, since I’m addicted to Shu and Shiseido.

Thanks, Ma, for letting me nenok your Clarins stash and letting me know what I’ve been missing. Hehe.


  1. acid42 lionel valdellon

    November 14, 2006 at 8:26 am

    What??? Johnson and Johnson doesn't hit the spot?

  2. Bea Lapa

    November 14, 2006 at 8:29 am

    wholesome tayo dito, acid42, ha! 😛

  3. acid42 lionel valdellon

    November 14, 2006 at 8:47 am

    what's more wholesome than J&J? 😀

  4. Janice Villaverde

    November 14, 2006 at 9:05 am

    skysenshi, i'm afraid your -tendencies- are spilling over yet again ^_^

  5. Bea Lapa

    November 14, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    speaking of tendencies…i had a horrifying dream the other night regarding…ah basta. 😛

  6. Rowena Wendy Lei

    November 15, 2006 at 1:23 am

    You go girl, good news is Clarins is cheaper here compared to other countries. 😀 Now next time you go to Rustans better get that FSP card.

  7. Janice Villaverde

    November 15, 2006 at 3:27 am

    horrifying in wholesome monsters-and-zombies kind of way, or horrifying in a caught-naked-someplace-where-clothes-are-required kind of way?

  8. Bea Lapa

    November 16, 2006 at 2:46 am

    Yeah, I'll prolly end up going back since my Shu eyeshadow got crushed and it's diminishing fast.

    The dream will lead me to the road of single blessedness. XD

  9. Janice Villaverde

    November 16, 2006 at 2:51 am

    hm. i didn't know there was anything “blessed” about being single. or, maybe it's supposed to be blessed but i don't know how that works? or, maybe i know how it works but i don't practice it? something like that hehe.

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