Do you stalk/do blog sales?

So what do you think? Would you purchase second hand make-up products?

I’ve grown up wearing quite a few hand-me-downs from my cousins, one of the perks of being one of the youngest amongst my elder cousins! Growing up, my parents would bring me to this secondhand bookshop market in Penang (sorry I can’t remember the name but I know it’s above a wet market) where I would buy all of my Enid Blyton books (think Famous Five, Secret Seven etc) for about RM0.20 each. Then there’s Amcorp Mall’s (Taman Jaya, PJ) famous Sunday flea market where there are loads of bargains to be had… I used to buy a few old broken watches from random sellers and Dad would then get them repaired! Once repaired, I get a brand new (albeit old) watch to wear!

Lately, a few of the blogs I read have been hosting blog sales where they get rid of their unwanted make-up in order to make room for more new ones! I don’t know what the major consensus is but I personally wouldn’t purchase a used lipstick due to hygiene concerns but would purchase stuff like foundation (liquid) as the entire product did not come into contact with its previous owner. I also wouldn’t touch skin care products (especially if its housed in a tub!) as you won’t know if the previous owner sticks her fingers straight into the pot!

I’m okay with powder products as I can always sanitise them with alcohol before using them.. =p If you haven’t guessed already, yes I have purchased a few products from not one, but three blog sales… Now to wait for them to arrive at their new home! =D

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  1. Arhani "Hanny&q August 22, 2011 / 19:01

    I used to go to SkinDeco's blog sales. heh heh heh. I got an ELF eyelash curler, MAC liquid liners and a Maybelline face powder from her heh heh.

  2. S August 22, 2011 / 19:05

    Yay for having someone like me who likes blog sales! It's nice when you get to try a new product for less, isn't it? 😉 And Happy eating Beef Pho (if you do take beef) in Vietnam! =D

  3. Arhani "Hanny&q August 22, 2011 / 20:58

    I actually do. Now to do it when Mama Daforcena's not looking (she's a devout Buddhist, I'm not) bwahahahaha.

  4. S August 22, 2011 / 21:02

    HAHAHA! Eat loads and loads while in Vietnam! How long are you gonna be away for?

  5. S August 22, 2011 / 21:35

    I envy you! T__T Have fun and stay safe!

  6. Lily August 23, 2011 / 09:31

    Interesting – blog sales. Maybe that's also a way I can get rid of some of my stuff 😉

  7. Paris B / Pink Paris August 23, 2011 / 09:49

    I don't do blog sales well, except once and that only because I knew the owner personally. Hygiene is one thing but hassle is another. I personally don't sell my own stuff either, prefering to just give them away so erm… friends and family are very lucky 😛

  8. S August 23, 2011 / 17:09

    Lily: Haha yes I suppose that sure is a good way for you to get rid of soje of your stuff!Paris B: Well I'm only giving this blogger a go because she's selling 'untouched' items (don't know if she can be trusted or not, we will see!) and I wish I'm one of your lucky friends! =p

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