Online shopping...it's a jungle out there!
Ever since the convenience of Instagram and popular online stores, we love to get our hands on a good bargain. But sometimes, sellers sell even the most obnoxious things it's insane to downright hilarious. For the love of humanity and your health, avoid purchasing any of these monstrosities:
I am a fan of ukay-ukay and some of those who are into ukay-ukay or who have several items to dispose from their closets open online stores especially on Facebook or Instagram. A designer label is fun when it's in mint condition and you get it at about 1/10 of the original retail price. But please, just don't purchase used underwear. I can't fathom what lies beneath (pun intended)...just NO.
Prescription Drugs and Medications
Especially when they are medications that need to be injected! Glutathione shots or stem cell treatments have been hot for sometime but it's safe to purchase from reputable clinics and counters. Weight loss treatments are also widely available and most of the time these items aren't even regulated by the FDA. If you want these treatments, consult a doctor first!
Even used ones are sold online. Yuck! Even decorative contact lenses need a prescription (ideally). Just buy from optical stores to get your money and your health's worth. And about used contact lenses...please don't. It's the same concept of using a used needle! Imagine all the kinds of diseases you can be exposed to when you buy used contacts.
Singapore Authentic Makeup
This is a fancy way of advertising fake makeup. There is no such thing as makeup overruns. A lot of chemicals are in there. It's always better to purchase drugstore items than a fake MAC or Urban Decay product. Save up for the high-end items you want because it's going to be worth it. You wouldn't want lead and rat's piss on your lipstick, now do you?
At some degree, receiving used makeup is OK especially when it's a powder product like pressed face powder, blush or eyeshadow as long as these are sanitized (spray rubbing alcohol and wait for it to dry). Wax-based lipstick is also fine since it has no water content in it. But I do suggest accepting these used items from people you personally know. But please, there are some makeup items that you should never share especially liquid products like mascara, gel/liquid eyeliner, foundation bottles, liquid lipstick and lip glosses. Water-based products breed bacteria and if you're to buy these used items, expect to slather someone else's bacteria on your face. That's disgusting.
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