Online Shopping Hits and Misses

Online shopping is my poison of choice. I love the convenience of buying and paying for goods with a few clicks. I can usually control my spending when it comes to brick and mortar shops since just the idea of going to the mall tires me out. But not so much with online shops.

Here are a few of my favorite online shops and one nightmare of a shop that I'd like to warn everybody about.

VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible

First, let me just state that I love VMV Hypoallergenics. It has been witness to the many phases of my skin issues, i.e. acne, oily skin and now oily but with dry patches (yes, it's very confusing), and it has always delivered tremendously. Of course, the fact that it's a local line makes me love it even more because I'm a sucker for quality, locally produced products. But sadly, Skintangible failed to get my loving.

Frugaling Your Way to Smooth and Healthy Skin


Skin care and the quest for clear skin are two things I've devoted significant energy to, specially in my old beauty blog. With my oily and acne-prone skin, I experimented with countless products just to get clear, smooth and artista-like skin. Ten million years later, I'm still nowhere near an Anne Curtis complexion but you know what, it really doesn't bother me anymore because I have long learned to accept what I've been dealt with in the genetic lottery pool and work with it, instead of vainly trying to change it into something it's not and will never be.

But to be perfectly candid, part of my acceptance stems from the fact that I am no longer as pimple prone as I used to be. Sure my skin is still oily and my large pores still dominate my face, but since I can't do anything to reverse that part of my genetic make-up, I have learned to live with them and blot as needed. However, the same cannot be said about acne and pimples. Those motherf*ckers can be eradicated and this is how I was able to wallop them into submission without spending truck-loads of money: