I discovered BeautyTeeps while searching online for local sellers of Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System. To my surprise, I came across a local online store that not only carried this item, but also other imported beauty products that are hard to come by in the Philippines (they’re certainly not available at the nearby friendly Watsons).
The site looks very professional and all, but I was a bit hesitant to buy because a) it’s an unofficial store, and b) I’ve never heard of this site before. A quick Google search turns up no reviews — not reassuring at all for a potential customer. If you’ve come across this post because you’re in the same boat as I was, rest assured. Shopping at BeautyTeeps was a breeze, and I don’t hesitate to recommend them.
- Shopping cart. No more lengthy back-and-forth dealings through emails or SMS (the common methods of transaction at places like Sulit.com.ph)
- PayPal. Instant payment, and instant confirmation. No more hauling ass to the bank to make a deposit (the common payment method with local sellers)
- Regular updates. Their products ship from San Francisco, so delivery takes a little while. My order took 9 days to arrive, but I wasn’t worried at all, since they sent email notices when my order was dispatched from Manila, and when it was close to arrive at my doorstep.
- Freebies. I certainly wasn’t expecting it, but they included a free Arbonne FC5 tester kit with my order. Thanks a lot!
Nothing, really. Delivery time wasn’t an issue for me, as it is clearly stated on their website that it takes up to 10 days, so you know what to expect. Their prices are also expectedly higher than US retail prices, but buying from BeautyTeeps is still way cheaper than ordering the items straight from a US store like Amazon.com and having them delivered through priority shipping (in my corner of the country, the post office is not trustworthy AT ALL; it’s either EMS/courier or bust).