I have been hearing about Luxola for quite some time now, but I honestly never really gave it a lot of thought because I knew that the company has its headquarters in Singapore. I thought to myself that it was probably not a great way to shop as the package will probably take a quarter to arrive from Singapore (I kid you not the other time I had blogged about something from Singapore the item took almost two and a half months to arrive), and that I’d still probably have to pick up the parcel from the post office. Well, I was wrong. Like sooooo wrong.
The lovely folks at Luxola last communicated with me 2 weeks ago, and on my invoice, it read that it (the invoice) was prepared on New Year’s Eve. I received the package yesterday, not through going to the post office, but really receiving the item on our doorstep, and it hasn’t been even at 2 weeks since I spoke with them. Just the fact that there’s no need to visit the post office already makes this great. And the fact that items arrive within a week’s time (since the invoice was prepared less than a week ago) makes this even a more viable shopping option for us Pinays.
This is probably not the best-est, most viable way to shop for Christmas gifts for friends as our Philippine Christmas season can get really crazy with all the imports coming in and all the issues related to customs, but for occasions that you know will pop up every year, like birthdays and graduation ceremonies, the 1 week is short enough that you can get a relevant present for the person in time for the occasion. I have also yet to see a baby magically conceived then born on the next day so till then, the less-than-1-week time span is short enough to get someone a fabulous push present.
Also, if you’re just shopping for yourself, if you’re not in a really really sticky situation wherein you need the product ASAP, there are a lot of finds in the website that are cheaper than the prices online sellers here sell them for. There’s also a great selection as they have a lot of hard-to-find brands like 3 Concept Eyes, REN, SK-II, and basically many other brands we will probably not see being sold in Philippine soil in our lifetimes.
If you do visit their website, you’ll see that their Sigma products are priced the same way as the US prices are, so if you need something Sigma and you can wait a week or so, shopping with Luxola is waaaaaaaay more worth it than getting ripped off by some sellers here (I say some because not everyone is a rip off hahaha).
Okay, before I digress further, this is the package I received from them. It’s a bubble wrap bag in all its glory.
The product itself is really tiny, and here’s a photo to show that it’s just as sleek as a tube of lip gloss. However, this tube does pack a punch because this tiny little tube is good for three months’ worth of use, or longer if you don’t use it very, very often.