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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Review: Kanebo Tiffa Body Butter

Alright, now that I've had this blog for 9 months, I think I might as well start reviewing some body care items! Nothing like the generic Bath & Body Works stuff though, some of the more unusual things that you either 1. never have heard of before! or 2. walk past without noticing.

Tiffa body butter probably falls into the first category for most of you as it's yet another drugstore line by Kanebo that only retails in Asia. They're a brand of mostly skincare items, very little makeup [what they do have is eyeliners]. What they sell isn't of great interest to me, but I did happen to pick up a body butter for NTD180 [about 6 USD].

It's a odd consistency, like a slick but thick cream. It's ok, not exactly what I think of when I hear 'body butter', which I think is supposed to be more luxurious.

This stuff doesn't sink in quickly, and you can still feel it a couple minutes later. A word of warning: if you apply this to your feet and then must subsequently walk on tile, wood, etc. you probably are going to slip. It leaves a shine, and as I said before, doesn't sink in well.

The scent of this is fresh [to me], sort of like florally peach. However, my guy friend did indeed state that it 'smells like grandma'. Your mileage may vary! I think it smells nice--used in small doses--, and since the line is targeted to pre-teens in Asia, would sell well there.

This is packaged in a bright pink tub, with pink princessy font over a black lid. Again, it appeals to young girls in the Asian markets, and I think it does look cute.

All in all, while I won't repurchase this again (doesn't sink in, smell may make you nauseous after a few hours), it's decent, and I'll use it up.

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