Ever roll a cigarette or hey, how bout' a funny cigarette? They annoying small tracing paper rolling papers had always been a pain in the keester, and I usually left rolling cigs to the pros with little fingers.
Who would of thought though that Philosophy would adopt this tracing
paper trend and turn it into a facial oil blotter? At first I thought
these blotting papers were something special, that perhaps they came
infused with some sort of drying ingredient that would dry the oily
shine from my face making me look clean and refreshed.
I bought the blotting papers online at their site at www.philosophy.com
for $10.00 and shipping. I assumed they would be something special, and
in the summer months, when my skin shines the most, I also assumed that
I needed them. Hah!
Philosophy's blotter papers are called 'The Supernatural'.
The blotters came in a small purse sized matchbook like compartment.
Inside I imagined there were about 20 to 30 pieces of paper blotters.
The whole concept however seemed fantastic, that was until I peeled one
of the papers out of the compartment, and realized that I had just spent
$10.00 on some God damn tracing paper! Thin frigging paper! Nothing
special about them at all. God did I feel stupid.
In all efforts though to make myself feel better, I placed the small
square on my forehead. After removing the paper I did notice the excess
grease left behind on the paper, but I was not impressed, and here is
For one, I could get the same exact result by placing a sheet of
tracing paper on my head, for literally a few penny's. Not only that
could also get the same results by blotting a square of toilet paper on
my head. 1 ply.
I felt like the biggest moron in the world. I had just spent a large
sum of money on extremely small sheets of tracing paper, and they
provided nothing extra to my skin. Nothing! Zilch, nada, not a freakin'
I wanted to write Philosophy ad thank them for tricking their
customers into thinking they were buying something that provided
benefits to the skin. They should be more honest in their product
description, which in my opinion should go something like this.
"We cut up some tracing paper into small sample pieces so you can
stick them on to your face. We hope you don't realize that these
'Supernatural' blotters are nothing but tracing paper. These sample
pieces of paper only cost us a nickle, but we packaged them into a cheap
matchbook, and now we ask for $10.00. It's only fair. We do hope that
you do not go out and buy your own book of tracing paper for only a few
cents. Besides, how would big companies such as our survive if customers
were to figure out or dirty little secret?"
Visit http://www.philosophy.com/web/store/prod_supernatural-blotting-papers for Philosophy's 'real' item description.
I really have been fond of Philosophy for their 3 in 1 washes, but I
know now to avoid anything and everything else they sell besides their 3
in 1's. Most of their beauty items are over priced, cheap, and poorly
I'm pretty mad at myself for ordering these cigarette rolling papers,
thinking they'd provide something more than a piece of toilet paper
could. The biggest rip-off I have come in contact with in a very long