Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Wonder: 'Unavailable' Products You Love

You've found your Holy Grail product and have been happily using it for quite some time.  Then... BOOM!!! Upon trying for a repurchase, you can't seem to find them anywhere!  You searched high and low and asked around, nobody seems to know the answer. Cold sweat is starting to appear on your forehead, the product you love and swore by disappeared right in front of you.

Sounds familiar?

Whether these products are discontinued or aren't locally available, I have a few products on top of my head (all powder foundations) and you, my dear friends can help add up the list (skincare, makeup, hair care, etc...) by commenting below after this post!  

I posted a review on this product 2 years ago and I remembered calling this: "Not the BEST powder foundation out there but this baby has a lot to say for a drugstore brand!"  

True enough, this product indeed has a lot to say as once it was discontinued, emails were pouring in by readers who swore by this product asking me why they can't find this anymore!   True enough, I can't find these too and it made me and my mom sad!  My mom loved this powder foundation so much and we've both hit and pan and are willing to repurchase!


What more can I say?  When Paul & Joe products were readily available at Rustans Makati, I was one of the few "victims" (in a very good way) who loves to stay inside the store for makeovers and what else?   Shopping!  A long time reader would know how much I love the Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation and I've purchased and repurchased so many times I have my own VIP card!  *laughs*  

Because I believe in the quality of this product, I purchased all the shades and have backups on each shade for my clients!  Who would've thought the day when Paul & Joe left the Philippines finally arrived?  I call it Dooms Day! 


Revue Still Keep Pact UV by Kanebo
Because Paul & Joe products aren't available locally, I've decided to hunt for a similar powder foundation that I can use for clients!  After several tests, I've finally found the one! 


Since the product is a bit pricey, I've decided to go for refills and put them on my Z-Palette!  So far, I'm happy with these and I'm glad I bought several shades too!  

But of course, there's a reason why this product is included in this post!  These are also discontinued and they're not available anymore!  *sniff*  


I Wonder:
"Have you found a product you want to hold on forever but found it to be unavailable or even discontinued?"


Share your thoughts and who knows?  The products you love could be available at areas you don't frequently go to.


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17 comments:

  1. I'm from Singapore and I absolutely SWEAR by Kracie Hadabisei's Clear Lotion and Healpharm's Charcoal Nose strips! But now that I'm running low on both, I recently tried hunting for them but to my horror found out that the distributor for both (Eternity Inter-Trade Sg) has upp'ed-and-away'ed, so there's no way to find them around anymore. :(( Now I'm actually thinking of hunting them online on Japanese websites just to get my hands on these HGs agin.

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    1. Wow, I haven't heard about both brands you mentioned! So it's not available now? It's a Japanese brand? I wonder why I haven't seen it too when I was in Japan, or I was overwhelmed with loads of brands there!

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  2. I feel the same way for Estee Lauder's lipstick in Vienna Rose. The most beautiful nude pink shade ever. And it was phased out ages ago! Sad

    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't really thought about discontinued lipsticks! thanks for sharing, I almost can't finish a tube! LOL

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  3. Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous. It's a gorgeous peachy pink shade with gold shimmers that's very flattering and has nice colour payoff. It's never been available in my country and I think it has been discontinued now too. :(

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    1. What? Milani Luminous is discontinued??? I used to long for it but I never get the chance to purchase it as we don't have the brand down here (we do have resellers though) but seems forever since I lemm for it. Can't believe it's gone!

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  4. Duwop's doubleglow. Although it was not discontinued, beauty bar pulled out the brand from their store :(

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    1. Ahh yeah, I don't see the brand at Beauty Bar anymore! I don't get the chance to try that brand pa! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So sad nga wala na Paul & Joe sa Philippines Nikki. huhu :(

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    1. KIM! Sobra tayong affected no? hahahhaa

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  6. yes.. yung makeup remover ng human nature, wala na yun pero the best na makeup remover yun

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    1. I hope they sell it again! They're probably cooking up a better version of a makeup remover! I'm sure gagawa sila! let's wait and see :D

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  7. i feel the same way when i discovered that ETUDE HOUSE has discontinued EH Baking Powder Cleansing Water and Dr. Oil Solution Oil-free Compact; and Clinelle products-I love their face powder and toner and just when i finally found the face powder i want that time =(

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    1. Aawwww, I really don't get it why they get to be discontinued when there are people depending on those products SOOO bad!!!

      Oh yeah, CLINELLE! I have those too! I agree, I don't see them at Watsons anymore :(

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  8. Products that I miss so much:
    1. Body Shop's original lip and cheek tint with the roller ball-type applicator.
    2. Body Shop's orange marmalade scrub.
    3. Neutrogena's Rainbath. Meron pa sa other countries, pero wala na dito sa Pinas.
    4. Prescriptive and Origins cosmetics. Thank goodness for a cousin working in Estee/MAC in Canada. ;)
    5. Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo. Gee, baka mabuking ang age ko dahil dito. Seriously, it's so bango talaga.

    @*KiM*: I buy P&J products sa beautybay.com/ Pero wala na yung dual foundation nila.

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    1. Thanks for the list! Oh yeah, the original roller ball-type applicator is gone nga from The Body Shop!
      You made me smile with GEE Your Hair Smells Terrific, kapanahunan natin to!!! hahahahah I agre, it smells terrific nga!

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  9. The Clean & Clear toner.. I loved it! it was discontinued..so sad!

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