Ouch! And Nobody Awared about That?


Once upon a time, Cinderella got married to Prince Charming.

Both evil stepsisters of Cinderella, Grunella and Barbetta, dressed up for the ball at the castle.

Today, the Buckingham royals remain dress up like Cinderella and Prince.

Even, those Buckingham ladies also dress up like the stepsisters!

How to Avoid Being Victim of Branded Fragrances

“As I went to Body Shop, it took me lotta minutes to think what to buy. When I got to Gramedia, I wrapped three novels and two frogs right away..”

If you do need a lotion, make the priority that you’re gonna purchase a lotion, not just a soap bar.

My friend, Liv, 25, tweeted it yesterday and made me smiled. She wasn’t the only one of my colleagues which trapped by Body Shop’s promo.

Body Shop held a sale season two weeks recently in Indonesiea. They sold certain products more cheaply, in term and conditions applied. Discount would be reached if you buy at least two different products, and you could get the discount if you were a member of their club.

If you don’t really like strawberry smell, don’t you insist to buy even though the store offer it in USD 1.

My fellas were dying to shop there. Another friend of mine, Aimee, 26, even borrowed my club card to get discount. She even texted other friends, for offering if some of them wanna buy Body Shop during the sale.

Problem came when none of those friends responsed. Coz, though it was already discounted, it still costed a lot for their pocket. In fact, Aimee had wanted to buy Moroccan Rose eau de toilette. I advised her to buy the eau de toilette, then she bought another item that she liked. It failed coz she could only afford one.

While Pippa, 25, had been longing to the promotion. So she got to the store, then she tried a tester. Hm..this one smells good. Second tester. Hm..this one smells less. Back to the first tester. Yeah, this one really smells nice. But ouch..it costs a lot. Third tester. Wherr..this one’s entrancing so much! How much is it? Whoaa..no wonder, it’s so expensive! Err..but it’s discounted, isn’t it? And after it’s discounted, remains..it costs too much.

But this is sale, isn’t it? And the sale doesn’t come up monthly, do it? I’ll miss the chance to have it if I don’t buy now.  Finally Pippa bought the second tester’s product coz it’s cheaper. Walked home, still she wasn’t satisfied. I think this one doesn’t smell that good..

Before you’re dropped of shopping, open up the online catalogue, then select all of your taste and pick which one that you’re afford more at.

The next day I asked her, “So? Did you buy it?”

Pippa: “Yes, and I wear it now.”

I snuffed her neck. “Hm..it’s nice.”

Pippa: “I didn’t spray it on my neck, I sprayed it on my armpit. You’ve just already smelled my soap!”

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I’m so entranced and I also envy to see how clever Body Shop designed their promotion to make their store looked enchanting and exclusive. They made lotta campaigns to make consumer felt so proud to wear their products, and made female who couldn’t buy theirs became envy. Then in certain seasons, they would put down their product’s price little, made unable females finally attacked their stores for sale. And funny, sometimes thoes female didn’t know what they wanna buy. Was it the body lotion? Was it the eau de toilette? Was it the body butter? Did they want the floral fragrance or fruity ones? Sometimes I laughed to see them carrying a paper bag which only filled with a soap bar. Just another brand victim.

By the way, Liv, Pippa and Aimee aren’t their original names. :mrgreen:

Here are some tips if you wanna purchase fragrances:

  1. Decide what you wanna buy. It’s not about the brand, but it’s about whether you need the item or not. If you do need a lotion, make the priority that you’re gonna purchase a lotion, not just a soap bar.
  2. Be honest to yourself. Do you wanna buy a strawberry eau de toilette coz you love its smell, or is it just due to its cheaper price? If you don’t really like strawberry smell, don’t you insist to buy even though the store offer it in USD 1.
  3. Indeed, it really sucks if you’re like me, which thanks to my Gemini zodiac, make me love all kinds of fragrance! Then the problem is not about taste, but it tends to be about finance. So before you’re dropped of shopping, open up the online catalogue, then select all of your taste and pick which one that you’re afford more at. So you don’t need to consume your time of loading on the store by guessing which product is cheaper and smells nicer.
  4. Answer me, why do you wanna buy fragrances? Is it coz you love the feeling when you’re praised by someone else coz you smell so good, or is it coz you love the excitation you feel when you’ve already worn fragrance? If the second reason is yours, you don’t need to feel panic when you’ve put your perfume and then you find out that nobody praise your fragrance.
  5. Remember that eau de perfume lasts for 4-5 hours, eau de toilette for 2-3 hours, and body mist for an hour. Those number will decrease if you do activities in hot sunny day (e.g walking across the street), or if your sweat glands overact. So, if you just have lunch at a cafe on a pedestrian of a street which dusty and full of vehicle smokes, why da heck should you wear eau de toilette??