Haul: A top and something from Maybelline

Hey everyone! Really quick post on some stuff I got recently from SM Dept. Store.
Paperdolls top which was on sale at Php 550
Maybelline powder foundation To Go version – got them for Php 80+ because they were on sale!
A pink&beige and a brown scrunchie, Php 89.75 each
Kleenex facial tissues
Thanks to Helen’s post, I was alerted about this find:
Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Shine-Free Foundation To Go!
I needed a darker shade for correcting Über white makeup bases or BB creams so I got two shades: Natural and my usual Nude Beige. I wish they had Honey in To Go version though because I think it would do a better job than Natural for the purpose I’ve mentioned. They cost Php 99 each when not on sale, but I got them for a lower price! It has a mirror and a cutesy sponge too! Good job Maybelline! ☺
And that is all for this post!
Have a great week gorgeous!

February Haul

Just a quick post on what I bought yesterday when I went to SM Mall of Asia with mom plus two items I got from Makeupholics.
Btw, I am using my iPad in blogging, thus the IG-lifted photos. Haha! Safari for the text and the app to upload the photos.
What I got from MOA Watsons SM Department Store:
Cuddles cotton squares, my nth repurchase, Php 47
Pond’s facial wash sachets in my fave variants, Php 6 and Php 16.75
Moringa-O2 Herbal Facial Toner, Php 89.75
Syoss Moisture Intensive Care Conditioner, Php 48
Chic Nail Color Glaze in Blue Velvet, Php 32
Fashion 21 White Eyeliner, Php 85
Charmee feminine wipes, Php 24
I have tried the Moringa toner and I love how refreshing it is on the face given that it’s alcohol-free! It has more or less the same scent as their lotion that I got from Sample Room. I will post reviews on both products soon when I have free time. I got the toner not from the department store though, but from the Watsons on the first level of the main mall.

Now for my Makeupholics haul! I got these babies because I wanted to take advantage of the ongoing Multiply sale. You know, the choice between 20% off or 250 off? It pays to be wise in using the codes, because there would be instances that 250 off would be the better choice. I’m not sure if the 250 off option is still available, though. I got both items at 20% off because the other code didn’t seem to work when I was at checkout.
Sigma F88, Flat Angled Kabuki Brush, Php 752
MeMeMe China Rose (Eva) Long Wear Satin Lip Cream, Php 348
Are there fans of the Crossfire trilogy by Sylvia Day here?
Yes, that’s the reason I bought the lipstick. It reminded me of the female protagonist, heeh. And the description on the box even bears the word “angel”, if you know what I mean. 😛
So that’s it for my haul!
Any recent purchases from Multiply/Watsons/wherever?
Please do share your latest find! 😀

I love Papemelroti!

Last Monday, I was roaming around SM Megamall while waiting for my friend who had a matter to attend to at an office in Boni. I swung by Papemelroti and spent a looooong time in there. 😛
I love stationery, cute notebooks, little knickknacks, boxes, inspiring messages, you get the idea! Needless to say, Papemelroti is some sort of a haven for me, where I can just be inspired and happy and positive! 

Shoutout to Ate…her name starts with P, I dunno if it’s Pau or Pam or another three-letter monicker, but she’s really very nice! ☺
Here’s a funny anecdote. I bought the notebook, the Personal Time box of messages, and the stationery but as I was heading out, I saw the button rings and cute earrings! I just had to have a ring! So I bought one which was the only one with purple and gold accents that was left in the bowl. Then, I told Ate that I would be going for real, when I spotted cute button pins and saw something that’s close to my heart! I ended up eating my words and purchasing it. I was about to leave the counter saying “Totoo na po ‘to, hehe,” when Ate said “Saglit, yung sukli mo.” Buti na lang di pa ako nakaalis wahaha! Ayaw ako pakawalan ng Papemelroti! ☺

I love the message on this notebook! ☺
Life is beautiful
Dance like no one is watching
Love like you will never get hurt
Sing like no one is listening
Live like it’s heaven on earth
Enjoy this day
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
– Lady Bird Johnson 
I love the tips in this box! 


I love the design I chose! So dainty! ☺
Samples of the tips. 
These could really help me love myself more and discover more things about myself!
My precious…♥
This means something big to me now.
I’ll try my very best to never lose this. ☺ 
Claiming victory in the coming November 2012 Chemical Engineering Board Exams!
Please pray for me dear readers!
Ikaw, what inspires you? ☺

OOTD: Matchy-matchy (plus today’s haul)

Ey there everyone! Happy hump day! How was the beginning of your week? Hope you all had a dandy time, because mine’s super good so far! I’ll be telling you all about it in the coming posts. *big smile*
For the meantime, here is a hot from the oven (yes naman sa wakas real time ang post ko, bilang reyna ng backlogs ako wahaha) ootd for y’all. I’m actually just a regular girl, and I dress simply in my daily life. Haha! I know this outfit reflects that. 😛 Look at my bag! Matchy-matchy pala sa top ko, napansin ko lang pag-alis ko ng bahay. =))
Top: Penshoppe
Shorts: SM Department Store
Flats: Solemate
Bag: Cosé
Sunglasses: Firmoo
Bracelets: Pulseras
See what I meant by the bag and top being mfeo? =))
I love these bracelets by Pulseras! Would def match anything!
The precious, precious button ring is only 19 pesos at Papemelroti!

Today’s activities consisted of paying for last month’s Avon purchases (a day late LOL. I had something important to attend to yesterday), having photo taken (passport size) for review center ID, and then shopping for random things (which turned out to be essentials naman). 😛 Here’s my haul for today:
Watson’s SM Department Store:
Glam Works Make Up Remover Cleansing Wipes (Buy 1 Take 1!), Php49
Skin Protect sanitizer in Nectar Orange, Php39
Olay Natural White exfoliating body wash, Php24
Picks of an Avon rep (namely, me!):
All are posted at orig prices (without dealer discount)
Sweet Honesty Forever purse concentré, Php99
Ultra Moisture Rich lipstick in Sheer Buff, Php199
Simply Pretty Perfect & Hide concealer stick in Almond, Php119
Simply Pretty Shiny & Sheer lipstick in Lollipop Red, Php119


What are your latest purchases?
Share naman! 😛

Haul: February Edition + Latest Giveaway Wins

Ey there guys! It’s the first day of March so I guess it’s time for my collective haul post.
I didn’t spend the 29th very wisely yesterday. I just spent the day in bed, actually. 😛
So, let’s get the ball rolling!
First up, is Maybelline Baby Lips Relieving Menthol!
I’m loving this lip balm! This is one of my lips’ saviors (the other is Carmex in a tube)!
It has SPF20!
Price: Php79
My new hair care love #1, Dove Damage Therapy Intense Repair conditioner!
I’ve always been a Creamsilk user but lately, I’ve noticed that it didn’t do much for my hair anymore.
When I switched to Dove, oohlala, I got soft tresses back! 😛
Currently using their shampoos (by the sachet) and I like them too.
Price: around Php60 for 90 mL
I use wax strips for my legs, and I bought one from Glam Works.
(12 pcs wax strips + 2 after wax finish wipes)
I find strips easy to use and I don’t scream in pain when I pull off my hair. 😛
Price: around Php150

Paid the nearby Human Nature branch a visit and got a bigger Balancing Toner (200 mL, Php184.75 – Beauty Blowout price) and their Moisturizing Day Fluid (50 mL, Php149.75).

My bright pink lippie craze must stop!
NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink from Shopgirl.
Price: Php210
Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lip Liner in #04 (Php98)
Etude House Petit Darling Nails BR310 (Php48)
Hair care love #2: Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner with Camellia Seed Oil (Php199)
 Penshoppe Love Story body fragrance (Php179)
Avon Naturals Milk & Honey Shower Gel (Php3!!!, I’m a new Avon FD)
Avon Naturals Strawberry & White Chocolate Lotion (around Php100)
Avon Naturals Strawberry & White Chocolate Shower Gel (around Php100)
bought together with some intimates, I dare not post. 😛
Beauty UK Chelsea nude lipstick (Php200)
Beauty UK Candy Pink blusher (Php200)
 Fanny Serrano Long-Last Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (Php195)
One Naturales Berry delicious shea butter lip balm (Php129)
 These are my recent giveaway wins! 😀
Neutrogena gift bag from Ms. Patty Laurel’s contest!
Backstory: I was supposed to get this early in January but I didn’t have the time to do so!
A month laterrrrr, I contacted Ms. Trixie if I could still claim it at the Nuffnang office and she said yes so I went with mom.
First time to set foot in Bonifacio Global City. Hurrhurrhurr!
 ♥♥♥ Lookie! A sweet personal note from Patty (soon to be Mrs. Filart)! ♥♥♥
Thank you Patty!!! ☺♥
 Inside are:
Neutrogena Body Oil
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Warming Treatment
So excited to discover the wonders of Neutrogena! 😀
What do we have here?
Another Neutrogena product!
I won this one from Kira’s giveaway!
It’s the Fine Fairness BB Cream. I’m loving it so far.
Thanks Kira! ☺
This one is from a giveaway by Indulgent Beauty Reviews
Thanks for this Nadia! ☺
Wong Kar Wai for Shu Uemura Holiday Collection 2011 Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose. 
A ring, a purse, a greeting card, and a box of 6 gift cards!
Thanks Julie! ☺
Inspiring message on the envelope. ☺ 
 6 gift cards in 3 designs with envelopes
Thank you God for all these blessings!
What’s your favorite among your current purchases? ☺

Haul: The Longest Version (to date)

I am overwhelmed by the amount of blogging backlogs. I have lots of stuff I have to review that I couldn’t do because of the following:
Reasons before: 
  • I didn’t have a great camera that has a rechargable battery. I just have a decent one that uses AA batteries, and no I don’t own rechargable AA batteries either. I lost our Sony ones a long time ago so the charger I have eez useless. :{
  • Laziness. 😛
Reasons now:
  • Same pa rin as 1st reason before.
  • Masipag na ako, nagawa na ng mga dapat kong gawin sa buhay. Hihi.
Even my haul posts have accumulated and I’m squeezing everything into this one blog entry. :))
Take a peek at what have I acquired from November until now…
1. HBC Shop-A-Gift Sale that lasted until November 30 (part 1) 
Mom and I went to pay our Meralco bill in Tambo and I told her I wanted to go to the HBC branch in Baclaran because they were having a sale. I already had in mind the stuff I had to buy so I didn’t have a hard time purchasing… well… of course I had to stop myself from getting everything from the shelves since almost all of the products were marked off. I settled for these and just took note of the stuff I’d come back for.
Left to right:
  • San San Age Defense Concealer in 01 (nice yellow concealer that helps hide my horrific dark circles. :P),  Orig: Php126, on sale for Php75
  • San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation in 02 (I noticed that it was still a bit light on me when applied. So now I doubt if I really do have “fair” skin or the time I spend under the sun has darkened my complexion. Guilty of not religiously using sunscreen here.),  Orig: Php132, on sale for Php100
  • Body Recipe Eye Cream with SPF 15 Cucumber (so far so good UNTIL I broke out on my right undereye just today, WTH?),  Orig: Php110, on sale for Php100
  • Body Recipe Hair Remover Cream with Shea Butter and Olive (used this and erm… of course waxing is still best. Hahaha!),  Orig: Php105, on sale for Php95
  • San San Thick Lash Mascara in Brown (unopened di pa ubos Majo Majo Lash Gorgeous Wing Neo… na expiration na this month! 😥  Just one back up left.)  Orig: Php115, on sale for Php70
  • San San Long Lash Mascara in Black (unopened)  Orig: Php115, on sale for Php50
  • San San “Thick Lash” Mascara in Black (was actually Long Lash din. 😦 Nagkamali ng packaging. Ms. Lorie was kind enough to tell me that I can have it replaced and I really appreciate the gesture, but I was too lazy to get my ass to the branch again hahaha! So all’s good, I just gave this to a friend and she loves it! :D),  Orig: Php125, on sale for Php50
Savings: Php288!
2. HBC Shop-A-Gift Sale (part 2) 
Yeah, so I couldn’t fight off the feeling of buying a few more “essentials” before the sale ended. I bought these from the same branch and ironically I didn’t have with me the mascara that I could’ve replaced then and there. :))



Left to right (? well you can see naman which is which haha):
  • Makeup sponge wedges, Orig: Php100, on sale for Php50
  • San San Gel Eyeliner in Brown (the black one is forever OOS), Orig: Php115, on sale for Php50
  • San San Concealer in Beige (di ko pa seriously ginagamit, must buy brush first)  Orig: Php105, on sale for Php75
  • San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation in 03 (mixing a bit of this with 02 is a better match! :D)  Orig: Php132, on sale for Php100
Savings: Php177

3. Shopwise Sucat
Black tank top, Php300+
Trying to build up the “basics”.

4. SM Department Store, SM Sucat Manila (sa Manila pala hahaha)
Red and black racerback tees, Php100 each
5. Robinson’s Place Manila
  • a purple tank top, was on sale… I forgot the store I bought this from, and I forgot the price… Basta less than Php100. 😛 (EDIT: I bought this at Isanti at only Php55!)
  • Saizen eyebrow pencil in Grey (very light lang! mag-o-overboard ka lang kung galit kang mageyebrow drawing hahaha), Php85
  • 4 really cheap Fashion 21 Fruit Glosses in Grape, Php40 each (may Cherry variant but I didn’t like the scent so I settled for this. Yummy ang amoy! This goes on clear and perfect for adding shine lang sa kahit ano pang lipstook yan. :D)

6. Lauat Shampoo For Falling Hair (Something I swiped from my friend after helping her and another  friend move out of their boarding house. I desperately need something to improve the condition of my hair… Any suggestions, dears?), FREE!
7. Pregroe 4inOne Thickening Shampoo, Php119 and Pregroe 4inOne Thickening Conditioner, Php12/sachet (bought at Mercury Drug BF Homes… Just confirms my desperation to thicken, enliven, and volumize my hair and to STOP THOSE STRANDS FROM DETACHING THEMSELVES FROM MY SCALP. Sorry, I’m very sensitive about this right now. So please suggest an effective solution?). That’s my mother behind the plastic bag. Love you Mommy! :))
8. Watsons SM Sucat
When I slept over at my friend’s boarding house (the one na naglipat) I didn’t have toner and moisturizer with me so I just borrowed hers. I actually liked the Nivea Refreshing Toner, Php109 and Myra moisturizer, Php74.75 (hers was the yellow one with SPF, I bought the red one ’cause it was cheaper by 20 bucks haha!) so I got some for myself. I also got the limited edition of Lip Ice Sheer Color Strawberry Lip Conditioner, Php165 which I love to bits. Kaiyak lang kasi mabilis maubos! I want to try Maybelline’s version so I think I’d take advantage of the ongoing sale! 😀
9. Mini Stop sa subdivision namin
Yez. Pati friendly neighborhood convenience store pinapatos ko! :))
I was able to find a Php20 version of A Bonné Spa Milk Salt! Saya ko lang! Perfect for trying it out first! 😀
My favorite feminine wipes from Charmee! Php30 sya sa Mini Stop, di ko alam magkano sa supermarket and drugstores. Meron bang by the bulk nitong size na ‘to? Please let me know! 
10. SM Mall of Asia, Comic Alley 
The funny thing about this purchase is, I was complaining to a friend how everyone’s crazy about this chocolate monster lately. As in nagkalat sa likod ng mga estudyante (backpacks) at sa Divisoria. Tapos bumili rin naman ako ng pitaka (Para mapalitan naman yung coin purse kong from 3rd year college pa ata.  Reasonable naman di ba? Trivia: I don’t like using wallets. But I know I should learn to like them lalo na pag working girl na ako… To hold cards, IDs, and stuff…). Natuwa naman ako kahit medyo naiyak ako sa nawalang P150 sa akin kasi si kuya na salesperson inuto pa ako na pabili raw ako sa boyfriend ko nung stuff toy version na pink tas sabi ko wala akong boyfriend tas sabi niya sa manliligaw daw tas sabi ko wala rin tas sabi niya imposible raw na wala kasi maganda raw ako. Ikaw nang bolero kuya, sa ‘yo na ang titulo! :))
11. Divisoria
A cute Paris themed any year planner for Php160! Bought this at 999 Mall, 3rd floor.
12. Stuff bought ONLINE (Multiply and FB online shops)
Preloved clothes that are still in good condition!
Total: Php400
Earrings from Rosa Artistica 
bought these during their 3 for 100 sale
Total: Php300
From Hoshigirl‘s online shop
Domo Kun contact lens case
Cute journal with meow meow prints
Total: Php460
Beauty UK lipstick in PassionPhp280
From Digital Traincase (bought in November)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa, Php280
From Digital Traincase (bought recently)
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Hot Pink, Php325
NYX Round Lipstick in Mute, Php150
NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose, Php120
Been looking everywhere for this shade! Buti meron sila! 😀
The only one missing here is my Sleek True Color Lipstick in Amped! Still waiting for the online seller to send it. Hope it reaches me before the 25th! 😀
So there! Hope I didn’t bore you with my ramblings and kaekekan. 😀
Have a very Merry Christmas guys!

Haul: Pond’s, Vente, etc.

Hey girlies! Just a post about what I bought the past two weeks. I’m holding tight to our money right now, so I only bought the essentials. *le sigh*
Errr, I went a bit crazy over sampling all of Pond’s facial wash variants, including the four newest ones (those with the clay chenes). I’m glad to say that my skin likes Pond’s. I know some girls who get breakouts from it, but fortunately I don’t! 
Cotton pads, soft tissue, Caronia polish for Mom.

Because I had to go to Shangri-La for a school-related errand, I was able to pass by the Vente outlet along Ortigas. I bought an atomizer, two earrings (stud and dangling), a hair pad, and a purse for Mom. I also bought a bottle of Etude House Lip and Eye Remover (why they didn’t add Makeup after Eye, is beyond me) at SM Megamall.
Large “Super Value Pack” of pH Care, Cream Silk, new toothbrush ’cause my old one was begging for retirement LOL
Yeah, I posed with ze big bottle of pH care. Shallow lang happiness ko. 😛 
I always buy the “second to the” smallest bottle kasi palagi.
And that’s all for this haul! 😀

Haul: I Spun the Wheel…

…at Etude House SM Manila! I was there last Friday and they had a 3-day promo in line with the crazy, crazy mallwide sale.
Errr… No, I don’t have pics of me doing that. 😛
Shoutout to the nice saleslady, Jhen! ☺ She was really nice and good with assisting. She knows the products that EH is selling. ☺
Items bought:
  • Precious Mineral BB Cream All-Day Strong in Shade #3 Sheer Flawless Skin, Php728
  • Matte nail polishes in Strawberry Yogurt and Ice Sherbet, Php98 each
  • Bling Bling Stick in Pink (for someone. :P), Php198
  • Freebies: O2 White C Skin Care Kit (spin win!) and a cutesy mirror! ☺♥
I went over a thousand pesos so I was entitled to one spin. Yey!Of course, I didn’t forget to hand over my EH pink membership card to the cashier. 😛
That’s it, pansit!
I have to catch up on sleep! I did something important the other night up to the whole day of yesterday. (Yep I’ve been awake for 40 hours now. Bad I know! Zzzzz na! Catch you later in the afternoon! I predict that I’ll sleep for a loooong time. ☺♥)

Haul: Toiletries Haul Last Week + Majolica Majorca

Stuff we usually buy for the household. Did not include the prices of the items, can’t find the receipt. 😛
  • Johnson’s Heaven Baby Cologne (a classic scent aside from Regular, instant freshness in a splash)
  • a big bottle of Green Cross alcohol (We run out of this fast.)
  • L’Oreal Smooth Intense Shampoo (still at Php 99)
  • Safeguard Ivory White Care Soap (I dunno how this is diff from the other white variant)
  • Closeup Fire-Freeze (Well I gotta try it. Hahaha!)
  • a month’s supply of Cream Silk Vitamin Treatment

So, Divine Lee replied to my tweet *squee!* and said I could get my loot on Saturday late afternoon. I went to Luca at Eastwood Mall and got the chance to see the clothes being sold there. Sayang hindi ako nagsukat ng clothes. E di ko naman bibilhin dahil poorita mirasol ako these days. So pinagtripan ko na lang yung malaking mirror. Kung pwede lang iuwi nang walang makakapansin. Hahaha! Tas yung saleslady-slash-cashier nila doon ay ka-schoolmate ko nung high school, two batches higher. Ang cool lang. Sabi ni Ate Crisele, minsan daw dumadaan si Queen Becky run. Ang tanong ko naman, “Gaano kadalas ang minsan?” Hindi ko sya na-sight! Better luck next time! Hahaha!
Nakuha ko na ang aking gusto! O eto logo ng gift bag.
Yung assistant ni Divine ang nagbigay sa akin ng premyo ko. ‘Tas nagmadali na rin siya umalis. Sila na busy! Hahaha! Thanks sa paghahatid nito, Miss. Di ko man lang nakuha name ni Ate.
Spot a small strand of my hair in this photo. LOL
Me mga “missing items” na nabanggit sa videos ni Q.B. Yung Puff de Cheek Macaron blushes (gustung-gusto ko pa naman magkaroon non, huhu), Brow Customize (goodbye pangarap na naturally sleek-looking eyebrows), nail polish (errr di ako masyado nalungkot though gusto ko rin siya maexperience hahaha), Majolook eyeshadow, tsaka yung Automatic Liner.
BUT! A big butt but! Ang ipinalit namang products ay bonggacious din! Aurora Tear Liner, Majolook Trick On Palette (medyo natuto na ako maglagay ng eyeshadow hahaha!), Pressed Pore Cover Powder, and… And… AND… Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! MAJOROMANTICA F! Hello lang! Walang nabanggit na ganito! Excuse me magwawala lang ako ulit sa tuwa!
Okay, I’m done now. 😛
Seriously. This is one of the best gifts I’ve ever received! Apart from the gift of life (thanks God, Jesus, Mom and Dad), of love (thanks to previously mentioned plus family, friends, and all the other people who love me), and other awesome things I’ve received in my life both material and nonmaterial. I’m really thankful for this, please do not mind the semi-rant on the things I didn’t get ’cause what Majolica Majorca gave me is more than enough! One must not be greedy especially with things so freely and generously given to him/her. ☺♥
Okay, I just noticed that I typed this post mostly in Tagalog/Filipino. Dahil ba ito sa Buwan ng Wika? I challenge fellow bloggers to do the same. Kahit isang post lang! LOL

Haul: Etude House Mini Loot

I was able to purchase something from Etude House (SM Manila branch), and I’m really happy because
  1. It was my first time to buy anything from said shop
  2. I was able to buy stuff on the LAST day of the Grand Sale (20% off on all items!)
  3. I was able to snag the LAST Happy Teatime Peach Tea Cleansing Foam on the rack
  4. I got my Pink Card! Yey! (customers are entitled to a Pink Card membership when they reach at least 500 pesos worth of purchased items, valid for three years)
Yeah, I was really so happy to have a little retail therapy to take my mind off some things that made me a bit sad yesterday. So I’d like to thank all my friends who made this purchase possible. I sold some of my old books to my friends at school (orgmates from lower batches and close friends). I still have half the money I earned that will be for my FUTURE. I still get a kick out of saying that, because I feel like a bankrupt little girl every freaking day of my life. Haha!So here’s my mini loot. ☺

Freebie cotton pads
Petit Darling Nails Base Coat (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Petit Darling Nails PK011 (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Petit Darling Nails Top Coat (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Happy Teatime Peach Tea Cleansing Foam (P148, sale price: P118.40)
VIP Girl Dear Darling Lipstick in PK006 (P398, sale price: P318.40)
Etude House Pink Card!

I will write a review of the products on my next posts. Stay tuned my lovelies! ☺