Thursday, July 14, 2016

Opening NATURE ESSENTIALS Velvet Lip Creme

Earlier this year I decided to satisfy my curiosity with a local brand named NATURE ESSENTIALS. I keep seeing great reviews about their products and they looked quite nice. Many said that their Velvet Lip Creme in "Adore" is maybe a dupe for Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit in True Brown while their shade "Desire" is closed to Kylie's Dolce K thus I really want to get my hands on them even more. Sadly when I went to the store, Adore was not available and I believe Desire was also not on display. I ended up getting one of their new shades which is "Admire". 

Their packaging was also new and unique to me due to the bamboo/wood cap. The packaging is just classy in a sense though a little bit bulky but I do not mind because I can easily find it in my purse. I find that the bamboo cap just adorable and stays true to their brand being organic and natural. If I am not mistaken, this is priced at 550 PHP.

Anyways I have already tried and worn this lip creme for an entire day more than twice already and have taken photos but I have yet to transfer the photos from my iPod Touch to my laptop (Sorry!). I will just do another post as soon as I transfer the photos from my iPod Touch to my laptop. For now, I will show you the photos of the packaging and applicator:

Nature Essentials Velvet Lip Creme in Admire 

Please imagine this packaging without the damage. I bet it looks nice and sleek. The applicator is a long and soft doe foot applicator that gets just the right amount of product for your entire lips. It is also perfect for the cupids bow.

NOTE: I am not posting these images (that show the damaged product) to destroy the brand. I am just honestly telling what happen since this was bought by my aunt with her own money for me. In fact, I reached out to them and informed them about it. Sadly, they never replied to my FB messages though I saw they have read my messages last March 2, 2016. (Honestly speaking, I am a little disappointed with their customer service because I did not get any reply from them but I am over it and seriously IN LOVE with their Velvet Lip Creme). I actually found a way to use this product even with the damaged packaging. Currently, I am happily using this product because the applicator and the product itself is just simply amazing.
I have NO ill-intention towards the brand or anything. I DO NOT need them to do anything but simply say "We apologize for what happen and we will make sure this does not happen again". I just like to be honest and share my experience. THAT IS ALL. I have managed to moved on from this and just think positive about this issue.
I just hope this does not happen to any other customer. By the way, I would also like to clearly say that I did not break the packaging. When the Sales Associate at their TriNoma Branch gave it to me, it was in a small brown paper bag and I put it in my purse as soon as she gave it to me without checking because my Aunt and I were in a rush to go home. When I went home and took it out of the brown paper bag, I noticed the cracked and the gap between the cap and the tube. It really broke my heart and I was frozen for five (5) minutes just staring at it. It was truly heartbreaking.

You might also ask why I did not return it. My answer is I was busy. How can I possibly find the time to go to the mall? I am in-between jobs at the moment or what I like to call "FUNEMPLOYED" so I want to save money as much as possible. I was also applying or job hunting during those times and going to interviews that is why I cannot find the time to actually complain, etc. It was not worth the hassle besides I really like the product and the color and was simply ecstatic to use it. I just decided to get over it and figure out a way to use the product right away because I was just excited and itching to try this for myself.

Anyways, I am not posting or showing these photos just to destroy or to damage the brand. It was just heartbreaking for me to see it damaged like that and as a perfectionist, I expected something better. Like I said before, I was just really shocked and heartbroken when I took it out from the paper bag. However, I absolutely, really LIKE and truly LOVE their VELVET LIP CREME line and would love to try out their other shades if given the chance (just need to earn more money). I would also like to try their skin care products and makeup since I have sensitive skin, acne-prone, and oily skin. (I have atopic eczema/dermatitis). I think organic and natural products might be good for my skin instead.

(I will do a more in-depth review when I do the post with the pictures of the lip color on my lips.)

I would seriously recommend this to everyone. The formula and pigmentation is just amazing. I really want to get my hands on Adore and Desire (I will just need to earn more money). Hopefully, this does not happen again to me. LOL! Go to a nearest store that carries Nature Essentials (so far, I only know they have branches at TriNoma and Glorietta). 

Seriously though, TRY THIS (if you can get your hands on any of the shades or better yet all of them) and see for yourselves. I think this will be liked by a lot of ladies.

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