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What's the price level of beauty/skincare products?

Postby monaG » Thu, 21 May 2009 2:37 am

I am heading to Singapore. I was just wondering if the beauty/skincare products cost the same as in the US. Since there are plenty of deals/promotions going on here right now, I am wondering if I should stock up some for the year. :roll: Save some money when I am there. Or is there also plenty of steals going on in Singapore?

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Postby irvine » Thu, 21 May 2009 1:47 pm

Yes it is cheaper in US. Please buy some for me too! ;) *just kidding*

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Postby amiee40 » Thu, 21 May 2009 2:18 pm

There are a few online sites and their prices are cheaper than duty free prices. Also include free postage. I think its a better alternative. With the weather here, you can't buy too much.

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Postby irvine » Thu, 21 May 2009 2:49 pm

I guess cosmetics are still ok. But you may change your skincare range when at the equator.

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Postby Tammy138 » Thu, 21 May 2009 6:06 pm

MonaG...are you shipping your cosmetic/ tolietries or by hand carry?

Cos i was thinking of stocking up too and shipping them along with my shipment. but someone mentioned that the humidty could affect it...does anyone know whether this is okay?

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Postby monaG » Thu, 21 May 2009 11:25 pm

Tammy138 wrote:MonaG...are you shipping your cosmetic/ tolietries or by hand carry?

Cos i was thinking of stocking up too and shipping them along with my shipment. but someone mentioned that the humidty could affect it...does anyone know whether this is okay?


That's a good point. I never thought about this. I think for one year use of cosmetics, I can manage to carry them with me. But this brought up another issue for me. Will the humidity affect shoes/leather products if I ship them instead to make room for cosmetics? :???:

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Postby irvine » Fri, 22 May 2009 11:09 am

Dont' worry... there's this thing called Dehumidifier sold at any grocery/convenience store here in Singapore. There's the disposable type, and the plug-in type. (Plug-in type as in you hang the 5"x4" device in your closet, and when it's all soaked up, you could plug the device into the power outlet to 'dry' it and reuse again.)

If you are going to live by the ocean, for example East Coast/Marine Parade area, then you should be more careful when taking care of your leather shoes/bags, etc.

I lived in Marine Parade a few years back and one of my backpacks constantly had molds growing on it. I didn't understand why. Haha, I would wash it, sun it, and store it... a few weeks later they'd grew back. I ended up throwing the backpack away. But of course, many thousands of people live in these area, I'm sure they have no big problems with humidity. Furthermore, Google should have answers for these things. ;)

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Postby monaG » Sat, 23 May 2009 12:37 am

Thanks a lot for the information, irvine.

I think I should buy some disposable dehumidifiers and put them into my package when I ship them by sea.

Found this online http://www.shop.com/Cedar_Fresh_82102_D ... 6-p!.shtml
Hope this will be helpful to Tammy138 too ~~


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