Kikay Corner was invited to the launch of Tamera Online last Saturday in Makati. Tamera Online is the online cosmetics store venture of former titleholder of Miss Philippines, Tamera Marie Szijarto. What could be neater than the launch of the very first, true blue cosmetics online store in the Philippines. The online stores that I have been patronizing for years do not have the total convenience of what an online store should be, to begin with.
Shopping online has been like a best friend to me for some time now. Though, it does not necessarily follow that I splurge. (I happen to think that I am very responsible with my purchases) I make sure that I only purchase good buys and those that are not available in our local stores and/or cheaper than if I were to purchase the same items from the department store, which are the exact things that this cosmetics store is committed to deliver.
So far the purchases that I have done online require me either to go the bank, pay via G-cash or do transfers which cannot be done until I make a show and do the application of that third party added to the list under my account. Although the enrollment of third parties are done only one time, sit till defeats the purpose of purchasing online, which is convenience. I did not have a choice back then. Now I do and it’s fun that all my purchases are guaranteed to land in my doorstep in no time. Another plus is the convenience shopping with your PayPal account. No need to divulge my credit card account anymore. Somehow I still feel uncomfortable typing in those numbers despite all those security guarantee that websites claim of. Sure you can use PayPal with ebay purchases. But ebay itself disclaims of any responsibility when it comes to how the transactions turn out. It’s like purchase at your own risk, really.
Tamera and Me
I am personally looking forward to the expansion of TameraOnline to bring home my favorite cosmetic brands like T.Le Clerc and YSL to the Philippines at lower prices than Rustan’s offer. To date they carry brands like Nutrogena, Benefit, Physician’s Formula and Smashbox. I recently just subscribed to their mailing list and was guaranteed a free gift offer for my very first purchase. The free gift is a full sized popular International brand and not the usual product sampler gifts that other companies throw in your package. This is a hit alternative to traditional shopping that is A rated, hands down. I am making my first purchase very soon and will let you know how it will turn out.