Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tarte Maracuja Oil

(I had to Google for it) Maracuja is another name of passionfruit, apparently their seeds can be extracted for oil and Tarte is the one mainstream brand (that I know of) that sell them in US. I got a deluxe mini from a Sephora set and 15ml was more than enough to test it out. 
The oil has a light golden color and a fresh nutty smell. It's not particularly sticky but the light weight formula feels just a little more cream like (blendable and softening) compared to argan oil. It's a basic moisturizer when I am doing a minimal routine. A few drops seals
 in moisture (after shower or sheet mask)without getting absorbed right away or getting sticky. It's good but nothing special to me. 

Here is the Skincare Wonderland set it came from. I have tried a few and they are great testers (that effectively eliminate my desire to purchase any full sized item). 
 
Sephora Times Square price gouging (tourists)- Look at the two different prices. This is not the first time I see this kind of practice, even Muji does it with some items. I remember at Sephora Madison Ave the Dior Fluidstick was over forty bucks at some point. 
Bonus picture of Muji (Times Square) doing the same thing. Note that the Japanese price for the two are both 1000 yen. 

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  1. Wow, that is terrible about the price gouging!

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    1. Opps mispelled. Thanks for the reminder. I thought it's funny that muji did it as well. They would put on two different stickers (slightly different Japanese name) for the same jewelry divider and one would be 10 another would be 15(not that much better than $42 Fluidstick) ...

      Ahhh. New York.

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    2. Indeed. I guess it's conceivable that they messed up the pricing but it looks sketchy...

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    3. It's blurry in the picture but the set has a corresponding higher "valued at" $186 (instead of 156) below the retail price...They totally did it on purpose.

      On the bright side, they do have more clearance items though. I need to give myself a pat in the back for not buying that becca blush trio for 18 bucks (I know I won't touch it).

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    4. Ooh, the blushed with light palette? Good job resisting! I resisted too, but bought some Kevyn Aucoin blushes instead.

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  2. I guess being in Times Square they had to charge extra for the rent ^.^

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    1. The muji in question is also at Times Square...but the silly part is that they keep the inflated and regular priced item side by side...

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  3. Wait so. In the same spot they put 2 prices?? That's ridiculous

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    1. Yup, I guess when caught(if a customer show them the online price), they can claim it's a typo and offer them the correct one that's next to it.

      On an unrelated note, I have cashier deduct 200 points and only gave me 100point item and I never seen the sample I picked when I get my online order...

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