Posts Tagged ‘makeup’
Makeup Haul from Mother Dear
Posted on: 3rd of October 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I said I was going on a makeup hiatus for a while, but Mom flew to Vancouver last month, and because my cousin gets discounts, I just couldn’t resist! She bought me the following goodies:

Loads of Makeup!!!

Mostly MAC!!! <3

concealer and eye shadows

Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 (‘coz my pot’s almost empty!), and Eye Shadows in: Goldmine, Amber Lights and Nocturnelle.

Swatched: Goldmine, Amber Lights and Nocturnelle

Swatched: Goldmine (I’ve been lemming this for a while now, but it’s not available in either Singapore, Philippines or Malaysia!), Amber Lights, and Nocturnelle.

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Online Shopping
Posted on: 11th of September 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’ve sort of been on a makeup-frenzy hiatus these past couple of months. Been battling the urge to make trips to cosmetic counters, because I know I’ll just end up splurging. I try not to go to the mall, because even if I attempt to control myself, my legs just don’t listen. They end up walking the familiar route to my favorite makeup stores anyway.

I thought staying at home would do the trick, but because of my addiction to the internet, it wasn’t such a wise thing after all. A few weeks ago, I let temptation lure me into purchasing the following:

Mac eye shadows

MAC eye shadows in: Juiced, Sprout and Humid from Gem. I was actually eyeing the pot of Humid eye shadow at the MAC counter in Changi Airport back in July, but I passed. Good thing, because I got these babies at great prices, thanks to Gem! :)

Sample pots!

She sold them priced really low, because they are actually pots of MAC eye shadow samples. Apparently, hollywood stars get these type of sample freebies from makeup giants like MAC. Lucky!!! Gem‘s aunt who works for one hollywood star gave it to her. They are exactly the same as the commercially available pots of MAC eye shadows in the market, except for the labels which are marked samples.

Juiced, Sprout and Humid

Swatched without flash: Juiced, Sprout and Humid. I haven’t played with these babies yet, because I’ve been somewhat lazy to put on makeup these past couple of weeks. But anyway, thanks again, Gem! :)

Charm Kabuki Brush

And because of Beauty and Minerals‘ Great Big Charm Mid-Year Brush Sale a few weeks ago, I finally bought this hot pink Charm Kabuki at 25% off! I love love love how pink it is! :)

Charm Deluxe Eyeshadow Brush

I also bought this Charm Blending Brush on sale, so that I don’t overuse my MAC 217 Brush too much. This brush already sells at the most affordable price of Php300, but thanks to the Charm Sale, I got it for only P200! Sweet deal, I must say! :)

MAC 217 and the Charm Blending Brush

The Charm Blending Brush next to my MAC 217. I have to say that it’s the best alternative to the 217! It does the same job as the MAC brush, with very little to no difference at all. I already stored my MAC 217 to use only on special occasions, and have kept my Charm Blending Brush in my makeup bag for my daily usage.

Monave freebie!

Sophie also added this Monave eye shadow sample in Taupe as a freebie when she sent me my Charm goodies. Thanks, Sophie! :)

I wish I could have this same urge to spend on other things like interior accessories and fittings (some nice Grohe faucets, maybe?), but those will have to wait for when we start renovating our house. Hehe! However, I will try to make this my last makeup splurge for a while, because my mom is coming home from Canada with a stash of my makeup orders next week. I can’t wait! :)

Shopping Galore in KL
Posted on: 21st of March 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I did say that I did a lot of shopping in KL, right? Let me share with you what I took back to Singapore with me. =)

My uncle from the US gave me a new phone: a Blackberry Curve! He was in Manila early this year, and I was glad to finally get my hands on it. =P

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I forgot to bring my Polaroid camera when we went home for Christmas, so I asked my sister to bring it to KL for me. I missed it! It still has a couple of shots left in it. Will hunt down for cheap films soon (must stock up before they’re completely gone!).

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I went shoe-crazy! Wheee! <3 And to think that I even shopped at the Charles and Keith warehouse sale just a day before I went to KL! LOL! I bought two flats at Vincci (VNC in Manila), and another one at Nose. They were unbelievably cheap! Very comfy too. Especially the black one. I used it while running around KL.

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Early Christmas Shopping
Posted on: 27th of December 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

Hours before our flight back to Manila, we were roaming around Orchard for some last minute shopping. I still needed to buy a few more goodies for my family, and I also wanted to check out the newly opened Sephora before leaving.

The range of makeup brands at Sephora was rather disappointing. No Nars or Urban Decay. Sad, because those were the two brands that I was really looking forward to. =( At least they brought in their house brand, which were  priced quite reasonably.

I only had little time to check out their entire range, so I only walked out with two things: a Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #28, and a Sephora Blush Me! Trio in Brun 12. These are going to my sister (because she begged for them), so I’ll have to make another trip to town to get my own. =P

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I bought the Mac eye shadow in Shroom at Changi Airport. They were only selling at SGD22.90, as opposed to the SGD28 in town, so I just had to get a pot! Now I’m tempted to drop by there again when we fly back on the 3rd! =D Sorry for the not-so-pretty photo, the lighting in my room isn’t so nice. =P

This pretty brush set was also waiting for me when I arrived back home:

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My Charm Travel Pro Set! They’re so pretty in pink! =)

I haven’t shopped for myself since we arrived in Manila, but I’m definitely going to treat myself before we leave.